Image of the Belem Tower in Lisbon along with a view for the Tagus river. And the Logo for IEEEVR Lisbon 2021 with the moto: make virtual reality diverse and acessible.

Doctoral Consortium

Here is the proposed schedule with mentor assignments. All of this time is Lisbon time (GMT+0). All presenters and mentors are encouraged to attend as much of the doctoral consortium as possible, however we understand that our different time zones may make attendance difficult at particular times. All talks will be recorded and available for later viewing. If a student and/or mentor are not available to meet during the scheduled mentoring sessions, they should set up a time to meet later that is convenient for them both.

Mentors listed first next to a student will meet during the Mentor Group 1 Breakout session, and mentors listed second will meet with that student during the Mentor Group 2 Breakout session.

10:00 - 10:15 am Welcome + Ice Breaker
10:15 - 11:45 am Presentations 1 - 6 (8 min talk + 4 min questions)
Daniel Eckhoff - Dr. Gruchalla & Dr. Billinghurst
Nermin Shaltout - Dr. Billinghurst and Dr. Quarles
Shimmila Bhowmick - Dr. Froehlich and Dr. Correia
Zhiming Hu - Dr. Robb and Dr. Potter
Hannah Greber - Dr. Skarbez and Dr. Khadka
Dilshani Kumarapeli - Dr. Stevenson Won and Dr. Skarbez
11:45 - 12:00 pm Break
12:00 - 1:30 pm Presentations 7 - 12 (8 min talk + 4 min questions)
Julia Belger - Dr. Stevenson Won and Dr. Suma Rosenberg
Niklas Stein - Dr. Johnsen and Dr. Steed
Alina Nikolaou - Dr. Potter and Dr. Johnsen
Florian Mathis - Dr. Holz and Dr. Santos
Eugene Kukshinov - Dr. Cutchin and Dr. Holz
Nuno Cid Martins - Dr. Feiner and Dr. Khadka*
1:30 - 2:15 pm Break
2:15 - 4:15 pm Presentations 13 - 20 (8 min talk + 4 min questions)
Iris Willaert - Dr. Quarles and Dr. Gruchalla
Valentin Vallageas - Dr. Suma Rosenberg and Dr. Peck
Mohammed Safayet Arefin - Dr. Santos and Dr. Inami
Feiyu Lu - Dr. Steed and Dr. Feiner
Moloud Nasiri - Dr. Correia and Dr. Peck
Amanda Zilla - Dr. Bowman and Dr. Cutchin
Isayas Adhanom - Dr. Khadka and Dr. Bowman
PS Berge - Dr. Inami and Dr. Robb
4:15 - 5:00 pm Mentoring Group 1 Breakout (45 min)
5:00 - 5:15 pm Break
5:15 - 6:00 pm Mentoring Group 2 Breakout (45 min)
6:00 - 6:05 pm Closing

Accepted Students

Student Title Affiliation
Florian Mathis VirSec: Virtual Reality as Cost-Effective Test Bed for Usability and Security Evaluations University of Glasgow, UK and University of Edinburgh, UK
Iris Willaert The Effect of Modulating The Step Length of an Embodied Self-Avatars on Gait Symmetry During Treadmill Walking Laboratoire de recherche en imagerie et orthopédie , Ecole de technologie superieure, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Niklas Stein Analyzing Visual Perception and Predicting Locomotion using Virtual Reality and Eye Tracking Institute of Psychology, University of Muenster, Münster, Germany Otto Creutzfeldt Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, Münster, NRW, Germany
Valentin Vallageas Embodying an avatar with an asymmetrical lower body to modulate the dynamic characteristics of gait initiation École de technologie supérieure, Imaging and orthopaedics laboratory, CHUM research center, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Amanda Zilla The Adaptation of Caribbean Literary Texts into VR Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
Daniel Eckhoff Psychophysical Effects of Augmented Reality Experiences School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
P.S. Berge “SHOW YOUR DEDICATION:” VR Games and Outmersion Dept. of Texts & Technology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, United States
Feiyu Lu Glanceable AR: Towards an Always-on Augmented Reality Future Center for Human-Computer Interaction, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Shimmila Bhowmick Exploring Body Gestures for Small Object Selection in Dense Environment in HMD VR for Data Visualization Applications Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India
Dilshani Kumarapeli Privacy in VR: Empowering Users with Emotional Privacy from Verbal and Non-verbal Behavior of their Avatars. HIT Lab NZ, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Nuno Martins Situated augmented reality: beyond the egocentric viewpoint IETA, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal ISEC, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Eugene Kukshinov Presence in VR: Developing measure and stimulus Media and Communication, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Zhiming Hu Eye Fixation Forecasting in Task-Oriented Virtual Reality Peking University, Beijing, China
Moloud Nasiri Gait Differences in the Real World and Virtual Reality: The Effect of Prior Virtual Reality Experience Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, United States
Hannah Greber Immersive Journalism - The Future of the News? Department of Communication Science, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Nermin Shaltout Emotion regulation via Eyegaze Information Science, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
Isayas Adhanom Towards Universal VR Sickness Mitigation Strategies Computer Science and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, United States
Mohammed Safayet Arefin SharpView AR: Enhanced Visual Acuity for Out-of-Focus Virtual Content Computer Science and Engineering, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States
Julia Belger Clinical Application of Immersive VR in Spatial Cognition: The Assessment of Spatial Memory and Unilateral Spatial Neglect in Neurological Patients Department of Neurology, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany Clinic for Cognitive Neurology, Leipzig, Germany
Alina Nikolaou Attitude Change in Immersive Virtual Environments Computational Communication Science Lab, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Conference Sponsors


Virbela Logo


Instituto Superior Tecnico
immersive Learning Research Network


Qualcomm Logo


Vicon Logo
Hitlab logo
Microsoft Logo
Appen Logo
Facebook Reality Labs Logo
XR Bootcamp Logo


Inesc-id Logo

Doctoral Consortium Sponsors

NSF Logo
Fakespace Logo

Conference Partner

CIO Applications Europe Website

Code of Conduct

© IEEEVR Conference