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2nd CFP: VRST - Virtual Reality Software & Technology

Gurminder Singh gsingh at iss.nus.sg
Fri Jan 7 04:02:14 EST 1994


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         *                 V R S T ' 9 4                  *
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         *                 Conference on                  *
         *     Virtual Reality Software and Technology    *
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         *               August 23-26, 1994               *
         *                   Singapore                    *
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         *   Sponsored by ACM SIGCHI and ISS, Singapore   * 
         *     In Cooperation with ACM SIGGRAPH & CGS     *
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         *  C A L L   F O R   P A R T I C I P A T I O N   *
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         *        Papers, Panels and Tutorials due:       *
         *               February 7, 1994                 *
         *          Demos due: February 28, 1994          *
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VRST'94, the Conference on Virtual Reality Software and Technology,
presents a high-quality forum for innovative virtual reality research 
and development. The conference will bring together virtual reality 
researchers and developers for a four day program. Papers, panels, 
tutorials and demos are sought on a wide range of topics in virtual 
reality.

A special issue of the ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction 
(TOCHI) will be published, containing rigorously reviewed, extended 
versions of selected papers from the conference.

PAPERS 

Authors are encouraged to submit high-quality papers about research and 
development in virtual reality. The field of virtual reality is evolving, 
hence the scope of the conference is broad. We encourage submissions 
which describe work -- finished or in progress, theory or practice --
on the following or related subjects:

o	Software Architectures for VR 
o	VR Interaction and Navigation Techniques 
o	Tools and Techniques for Modeling VR Systems 
o	Distributed VR Systems 
o	Tactile and Force Feedback 
o	Motion Tracking 
o	Telepresence and Telerobotics 
o	Spatial Audio 
o	VR Input and Output Devices
o	Innovative Applications of VR 
o	Human Factors of VR
o	Evaluation of VR Techniques and Systems.

Papers should be at most 6000 words or 10 pages. Submissions should 
consist of 6 copies of the paper and a cover letter indicating the 
primary author's name, affiliation, address, phone and fax 
numbers and email address. The title page should include an abstract 
(less than 200 words) and 5 keywords. Papers in hardcopy form must 
be received no later than February 7, 1994 by: 

Gurminder Singh 
Institute of Systems Science 
National University of Singapore 
Heng Mui Keng Terrace 
Kent Ridge 
Singapore 0511
REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE

gsingh at iss.nus.sg 
+65 772-3651
+65 774-4998 (fax)

PANELS

Panels provide an opportunity for lively discussion of topical or 
controversial issues. Contrasting opinions, perspectives, or 
approaches are initially presented by knowledgeable panelists. 
Discussion of the issues is extended by audience participation.

Proposals for panels will be evaluated on the basis of the significance 
of the issues and the prospects for productive discussion. A panel 
proposal should be no more than two pages in length. It should include:

o	 A description of the panel topic, 
     including why this topic is important to 
     the conference attendees.

o	 A brief position statement for each panelist.

o	 A cover sheet that includes the panel 
     title, length of time desired for the 
     panel, panelists' names and 
     affiliations, and the panel organizer's 
     name, affiliation, address, email-
     address, and phone and fax numbers.

Submissions must be received no later than February 7, 1994 by:

Mark Green 
Department of Computing Science 
University of Alberta 
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H1 
CANADA 

mark at cs.ualberta.ca 
+1 403-492-4584
+1 403-492-1071 (fax)

TUTORIALS

Proposals for tutorial offerings by developers, researchers and educators 
are invited. Tutorials will be evaluated on the basis of their relevance 
to the VRST attendees and on the technical quality of the tutorial. 
Past experience and qualifications of the instructors, along with 
overall balance of the tutorial program, are significant factors.

Instructors must request tutorial proposal requirements from the Tutorials 
Chair. Submissions in hardcopy must be received no later than February 7, 
1994. Send questions and requests for submission form to:

Hiroo Iwata 
Institute of Engineering Mechanics
University of Tsukuba
Tsukuba, 305 
JAPAN

iwata at kz.tsukuba.ac.jp 
+81 298-53-5362
+81 298-53-5207 (fax)

DEMONSTRATIONS

Demonstrations enable the developers of systems to present their systems to 
conference attendees. Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their 
potential as interesting demonstrations and for bringing new and exciting 
ideas to the conference. Submit six copies of a five page proposal 
describing why a demonstration is the best way to present the work, 
its relevance to the VRST attendees, a demonstration story board 
with a few screen pictures, and a detailed description of the equipment 
support needed. Submission in hardcopy form must be received by 
February 28, 1994. You are encouraged to discuss your requirements 
over email with the Demonstrations Chair. Send questions and requests for 
information to:

Luis Serra 
Institute of Systems Science 
National University of Singapore 
Heng Mui Keng Terrace 
Kent Ridge 
Singapore 0511 
REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE

luis at iss.nus.sg 
+65 772-2014
+65 774-4998 (fax)
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General Chair:

Juzar Motiwalla, ISS, Singapore

Program Co-Chairs:

Gurminder Singh, ISS, Singapore
Steven Feiner, Columbia University, USA
Daniel Thalmann, SFIT, Switzerland


Program Committee:

William Bricken, U Washington, USA
Pere Brunet, U Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Steve Bryson, NASA Ames, USA
Michael Deering, Sun, USA
Kim Fairchild, ISS, Singapore
Lennart Fahlen, SICS, Sweden
Michael Gigante, RMIT, Australia
Martin Goebel, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany
Mark Green, U Alberta, Canada
Michitaka Hirose, U Tokyo, Japan
Hiroo Iwata, U Tsukuba, Japan
Rob Jacob, Naval Research Lab, USA
Tosiyasu L. Kunii, U Tokyo, Japan
Beth Marcus, Exos, USA
Margaret Minsky, Interval Research, USA
Randy Pausch, U Virginia, USA
Timothy Poston, ISS, Singapore
Alfred Schmitt, U Karlsruhe, Germany
Luis Serra, ISS, Singapore
Mel Slater, U London, UK
Susumu Tachi, U Tokyo, Japan
Nadia M Thalmann, U Geneva, Switzerland
Colin Ware, U New Brunswick, Canada
Beth Wenzel, NASA Ames, USA
David Zeltzer, MIT, USA
Michael Zyda, Naval Postgrad School, USA

International Coordination Committee:

Michitaka Hirose, U Tokyo, Japan
Rob Jacob, Naval Research Lab, USA
Daniel Thalmann, SFIT, Switzerland
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About the Sponsors

ACM/SIGCHI

Founded in 1947, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) 
is the largest and oldest educational and scientific computer 
organization in the industry today. ACM's name reflects the 
concerns of its founders (i.e., machinery), but ACM's vitality stems 
from its members - their ideas and experience. ACM is a society 
of individuals, a living vehicle for the continuity of professional 
standards and traditions. From a dedicated group of 78, ACM is 
now 85,000 strong, with 34 special interest groups (SIGs), including 
SIGCHI (Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction), and 
more than 600 chapters and student chapters.

The scope of SIGCHI consists of the study of the human-computer 
interaction process and includes research, design, development 
and evaluation efforts for interactive systems. The focus of 
SIGCHI is on how people communicate and interact with a broadly 
defined range of computer systems. SIGCHI servers as a forum 
for the exchange of ideas among computer scientists, human factors 
specialists, psychologists, social scientists, systems designers, 
graphic designers and end users. Over 6,200 professionals work 
together toward common goals and objectives. For further 
information, email to ACMHELP at ACM.ORG or call +1 212-626-0500


Institute of Systems Science, Singapore

The Institute of Systems Science (ISS) is a leading computer 
research laboratory in the Pacific region with close to 100 research 
staff. ISS aims to provide international and regional leadership 
in next generation technologies and spin-offs. The research focus of 
the Institute broadly covers seven strategic areas: Multimedia Systems, 
Natural Language Processing, Broadband Networking, 
Archival and Retrieval of Multimedia Information, Neural Networks 
and Fuzzy Logic, Medical Imaging: Rendering and Analysis, 
and Accelerated Computing. ISS also offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees
by research. For further information on ISS, contact K.T. Goh 
at gohkt at iss.nus.sg or +65 772-2469. 
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Location: Singapore

Situated at one of the most important crossroads of the world,
Singapore is truly a place where East and West come together.
Here you will find Chinese, Indian and Malay communities living
harmoniously together, their long established cultures forming a
unique backdrop to a clean and modern garden city. English is
spoken everywhere and is the common business language of all.
Few places on earth promise such delight for the palate, with
gourmet cuisines from over 30 countries.

Singapore's climate is warm and welcoming all year round, with
temperatures ranging from 28 degrees Celsius in the day, to 23
degrees Celsius by night.

Further information on ISS and Singapore is available on the 
World Wide Web (WWW) server at ISS. To access it through 
Mosaic, type

     mosaic http://www.iss.nus.sg/ISS_HomePage.html

Airfares

Here is a list of discounted-economy return airfares from
various cities around the world to Singapore. You maybe able
to get even cheaper fares from your travel agent. This 
information is provided to help you with your planning and the 
fares listed below are not guaranteed.

LA/SF             US$1100 
Washington DC     US$1200
New York          US$1200

London 		      399 Pounds

Stockholm         6000SEK

Frankfurt         DM 1450,00

Tokyo             88,000 yen

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Gurminder Singh                                    Email: gsingh at iss.nus.sg
Institute of Systems Science                              GSingh.CHI at Xerox.com
National University of Singapore                   FAX:   (65)778-2571
Kent Ridge, Singapore 0511                         Phone: (65)772-3651




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