ICAT-EGVE 2020 Call For Papers

The ICAT-EGVE 2020 conference will be held 2-4 December in Orlando, Florida in the form of a physical-virtual hybrid conference, enabling both in-person and virtual participation. 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.

ICAT-EGVE 2020 seeks original, high-quality papers describing research, applications or systems in all areas of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Telexistence, and 3D User Interfaces. Research papers should describe results that contribute to advancements in the following areas:

  • 3D interaction for VR/AR/MR
  • VR/AR/MR 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
  • Social, multi-user and distributed VR/AR/MR
  • Immersive projection technologies and other advanced display technologies
  • Immersive analytics and visualization in VR/AR/MR

Submissions in other related areas and posters or demos are welcome too.

All accepted papers are going to be published in the Eurographics Digital Library. In addition, they will be cited and indexed in the ACM Digital Library.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: 3 September 2020 (23:59 AoE)
  • Notification of results: 16 October 2020
  • Camera-ready version: 2 November 2020
  • Conference: 2–4 December 2020


The conference invites full and short paper submissions:

  • Full papers must not exceed eight (8) pages in length (including references).
  • Short papers must not exceed four (4) pages in length (including references).

Both full and short papers must be in English and should be formatted using the Eurographics format. A sample LaTeX document for ICAT-EGVE 2020 is available here.

ICAT-EGVE uses a double-blind review process. Therefore, submissions should not contain information (including citations and optional videos) that unnecessarily identifies the authors or their institutions or places of work. All papers must be submitted electronically as PDF. Authors are encouraged to submit videos to aid the program committee in the review of their submissions.

The conference uses the EG submission tool. All submissions should be made through the following online submission system:


Submissions should be original, unpublished work, and should not be in submission to other venues concurrently. Any dual submission will be rejected outright without review.

Covid-19 Notes

The Covid-19 pandemic has introduced widespread challenges with regards to in-person user studies. Authors are encouraged to consider alternative ways for presentation and validation instead of canceling a submission. For instance, research papers may report online studies, analytical discussions of work-in-progress or expert feedback as applicable. System papers may report how known techniques and technologies were integrated to produce an effective system, along with system performance evaluations and/or lessons learned in the process. Review papers may describe literature surveys or meta-analyses of a significant body of literature. Theoretical papers may focus on algorithms, terminology, or concepts that relate to the topic areas listed above.

Best Paper Awards

The authors of the best papers (selected by the awards committee) will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to a journal special issue (tba).

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


Ferran Argelaguet, Inria, France

Ryan P. McMahan, University of Central Florida, USA

Maki Sugimoto, Keio University, Japan