ICAT-EGVE 2020 Call For Demos

***ICAT-EGVE 2020 will now be an online event***

The ICAT-EGVE 2020 conference will be held 2-4 December in the form of a virtual conference. This is the merger of the 30th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT 2020) and the 25th Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments (EGVE 2020). Together, these are two of the oldest international conferences in the world on Artificial Reality and Virtual Environments.

We invite the submission of demonstrations describing novel research prototypes, work in progress, recently completed work, preliminary results, or unusual systems and applications. ICAT-EGVE 2020 seeks inspiring demos describing research, applications or systems in all areas of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Telexistence, and 3D User Interfaces. Research demos should describe results that contribute to advancements in the following areas:

  • 3D interaction for VR/AR
  • VR/AR systems and toolkits
  • User studies and evaluation for VR/AR/MR
  • Telexistence, Telepresence and Teleimmersion
  • Haptics, audio, and other non-visual modalities
  • Serious games and edutainment using VR/AR/MR
  • Presence, cognition, and embodiment in VR/AR/MR
  • Novel devices (both input and output) for VR, AR, MR, and haptics
  • Multi-user and distributed VR, AR, teleimmersion and telepresence
  • Immersive projection technologies and other advanced display technologies

Submissions in other related areas are welcome too.

All accepted demos will be published in the Eurographics Digital Library and presented interactively at the conference.

Important Dates

  • Demo submission: 19 October 2020 (23:59 AoE) (tentative)
  • Notification of results: 26 October 2020
  • Camera-ready version: 2 November 2020
  • Conference: 2–4 December 2020

Submission

The conference invites demo submissions:

  • Demos must not exceed two (2) pages in length (including references).

The description should include the scenario (what the user will experience), the technology and techniques involved, and/or distinct features of the demo, as well as original contributions.

Demos must be in English and should be formatted using the Eurographics format. A sample LaTeX document and a Word template are available.

All demos must be submitted electronically as PDF, and may not exceed 6MB in size. Demos should be submitted in camera-ready format, meaning that they should not be anonymized and instead include full author names and affiliations.

Demos will be selected by the Demos Chairs and a review committee for presentation at the conference. Upon acceptance, the camera-ready version of the submission will be included in the electronic proceedings, provided that potential comments from the reviewers are appropriately addressed.

Accepted demos will require that at least one author attends the conference virtually to present the demo in an interactive discussion session. These presentations can be in either of the following formats:

  • In-person demonstration at the conference venue
  • Live demo using a shared VR platform (e.g., Mozilla Hubs)
  • Live streamed (e.g., twitch or zoom screen-sharing) demo presentation
  • Pre-recorded 5-minute video of the interactive demo

Additionally to the above described 2-page PDF, the authors should further submit an informal 1-page (max) requirements description. Provide a description of your planned demonstration category (see above), such as the streaming technology and any detail you think is important to make sure your demo will be successful. Note that demo presenters are required to provide all necessary equipment and material for a successful demonstration. There is no official format for this document. Supplementary materials like videos are welcome.

Please send demo submissions via email to the Demos Chairs:

demos@icat-egve-2020.org

Authors may additionally present a short video during a fast-forward session that provides a chance for authors to present their work to all conference attendees.

Note: Demo submissions should provide contributions to the research field but may include published work or work that is in submission to other venues concurrently.

Best Demo Awards

The authors of the best demos (selected by the awards committee) will be honored at the conference. Additionally, an audience choice award will be presented to the authors of the most inspiring demo, which will be selected through voting by conference participants.

Questions should be directed to the ICAT-EGVE 2020 Demos Chairs through email:

demos@icat-egve-2020.org

Kangsoo Kim, University of Central Florida, United States

Byung-Kuk Seo, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, South Korea