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               *** Call for Attendance ***

      Collaborative Virtual Environments 1998 (CVE'98)
      ================================================

      University of Manchester, UK, 17-19th June 1998

          Deadline for registration 29th May 1998
   Deadline for early-bird registration 14th April 1998


A Collaborative Virtual Environment (CVE) is an application that uses a
Virtual Environment (including textually based environments such as
MUDs/MOOs) as the user interface.  CVEs actively support human-human
communication in addition to human-machine communication. The design,
development and use of CVEs is an exciting research area with much
potential for inter-disciplinary collaboration particularly between the
fields of computer science, psychology, sociology,  cultural & media
studies, architecture & urban planning and Artificial Intelligence.

Following on from the highly sucessful CVE'96, CVE'98 will present the
current state of the art in Collaborative Virtual Environments.

Papers, demonstrations and posters at the conference will address the
following topics:

 * techniques for supporting communication and collaboration in virtual
environments.
 * models and metaphors for collaboration
 * experiences and evaluation of collaborative environments and
applications.
 * systems architectures for collaborative environments.
 * applications of Collaborative Virtual Environments
 * collaborative DIS and VRML applications
 * studies of social action and interaction in Collaborative Virtual
Environments
 * user centred development of Collaborative Virtual Environments

CVE'98 will be held in conjunction with a one day workshop on the System

Aspects of Sharing a Virtual Reality which will take place on 17th June
1998. See http://graphics.lcs.mit.edu/sharedvr/ for more information on
the
workshop.

How to register
---------------

To register, please complete the form below and return it by post or fax
to:

        Jenifer Tennison
        Department of Psychology
        University of Nottingham
        University Park
        Nottingham NG7 2RD
        UK
        fax:  +44 (0) 115 951 5324

Attendance is strictly limited to 50 for the workshop and 100 for the
conference.  Places will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis.

NOTE: That entry to the workshop is conditional on acceptance by the
workshop organiser. Please do not register for the workshop without
first
receiving notification that your application (deadline March 2) has been

accepted.

Registration fees for the workshop and conference are as follows:
                        Workshop        Conference
        Standard        £60.00          £150.00
        Student         £35.00          £ 90.00

If your registration form is received by 14th April, you will qualify
for
early-bird registration fees as follows:

                        Workshop        Conference
        Standard        £50.00          £120.00
        Student         £25.00          £ 75.00

Registration fees for both the workshop and conference include
conference
proceedings, refreshments and lunches.  The cost of the conference
dinner
is also included in the conference registration fees.

Accommodation
-------------

We are able to book accommodation in Dalton Ellis hall for you.  Dalton
Ellis hall is close to the MANDEC centre, where the conference is being
held, and is also the location of the conference dinner.

This accommodation is bed and breakfast and the single rooms include an
en-suite bathroom.  The cost of this accommodation is £37/night and is
*not* included in the conference registration fees.

If you want us to book your accommodation, please complete the relevant
section of the registration form.  Please note, however, that *we can
not
guarantee accommodation* for you if you register after 14th April.

Venue
-----

CVE'98 will be held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary
celebrations
of the invention of the stored program digital computer at Manchester
University.

Manchester is a city of contrasting images, from imposing Victorian
buildings, like the Town Hall to the post-modernism of the new
waterfront
development at Salford Quays. As Britain's second largest city it offers
a
wide choice of activities. In the daytime you can visit the renowned
Manchester Museum and Whitworth Art Gallery; at night there are
theatres,
such as the Opera House, cinemas, excellent restaurants, in particular a

wide choice of ethnic cuisine in Rusholme and Chinatown, and a vibrant
club
scene.

The Peak District is but a short journey from Manchester, and there are
many parks and greenbelt areas closer to the city (for example Trafford
Water Sports Centre or Styal Country Park with its water-powered cotton
mill.

CVE'98 Organisers
-----------------

        Dave Snowdon (Xerox Research Centre Europe, France)
        Elizabeth Churchill (FX Palo Alto Laboratory Inc., USA)

  Local Organisation

        Adrian West (Manchester University, UK)
        Steve Pettifer (Manchester University, UK)

  Financial Officer

        Jenifer Tennison (Nottingham University, UK)

  Program Committee

       Lia Adams (FX Palo Alto Laboratory Inc., USA)
       Steve Benford (Nottingham University, UK)
       Frank Biocca (Director M.I.N.D. Lab, Michigan State University,
USA)
       John Bowers (Manchester University, UK)
       Jerry Bowskill (BT labs, UK)
       Wolfgang Broll (GMD, Germany)
       Elizabeth Churchill (FX Palo Alto Laboratory Inc., USA)
       Anna Cicognani (University of Sydney, Australia)
       Mike Daily (Hughes Research Labs, USA)
       David England (University of Liverpool, UK)
       Lennart Fahlén (Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden)
       Steve Ghee (Division, UK)
       Chris Hand (De Montfort University, UK)
       Bob Jacobson (SRI Consulting, USA)
       Stefan Müller (Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics,
Germany)
       Mike Robinson (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland)
       Gurminder Singh (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
       Mel Slater(University College London, UK)
       Dave Snowdon (Xerox Research Centre Europe, France)
       Jenifer Tennison (Nottingham University, UK)
       Jolanda Tromp (Nottingham University, UK)
       Adrian West (Manchester University, UK)


Associated Events
-----------------

        2nd Annual Workshop on System Aspects of Sharing a Virtual
Reality
        Collaborative Virtual Environments 1996 (CVE'96)


For more information see
        http://www.crg.cs.nott.ac.uk/events/CVE98/


                    Registration form
                    =================

Accommodation
-------------

Please indicate the nights for which you want us to book accommodation
for
you.

Tuesday, 16th June       [  ]
Wednesday, 17th June     [  ]
Thursday, 18th June      [  ]
Friday, 19th June        [  ]

Total number of nights accommodation:      ______________

Total cost of accommodation @ £37/night  £ ______________

NOTE: accommodation can only be guaranteed for registrations received
before *April 14th*.

Registration
------------

  Workshop              Before April 14th   After April 14th
    Standard  [  ]          £50.00               £60.00
    Student   [  ]          £25.00               £35.00

    NOTE: That entry to the workshop is conditional on acceptance by the

    workshop organiser. Please do not register for the workshop without
first
    receiving notification that your application (deadline March 2) has
    been accepted.

  Conference
    Standard  [  ]         £120.00              £150.00
    Student   [  ]         £ 75.00              £ 90.00

Total registration cost:        £ ________________

NOTE:  If you are registering as a student, please enclose proof of your

student status.

Payment
-------

Total cost of accommodation:    £ ________________

Total cost of registration:     £ ________________
                                ===================

Grand total:                    £ ________________

Payment by:   Cheque          [  ]
              Bank transfer   [  ]

Delegate Details
----------------

Title:      __________

First name: ____________________________________________________

Surname:    ____________________________________________________

Address:    ____________________________________________________

            ____________________________________________________

            ____________________________________________________

Phone (work) ___________________________________________________

      (home) ___________________________________________________

Fax:        ____________________________________________________

Email:      ____________________________________________________

Affiliation: ___________________________________________________

Please indicate any special needs: _____________________________

________________________________________________________________

Please indicate if you are a VEGETARIAN  [  ] or VEGAN  [  ]


Signature:   ___________________________________________________


Please print this form, complete and post or fax (do NOT send us a form
by
email) to:

    Jenifer Tennison
    Department of Psychology
    University of Nottingham
    University Park
    Nottingham NG7 2RD
    UK
    fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5324

You may email registration queries to:  [log in to unmask]

Payment
-------

All payment must be in UK pounds sterling and may be either by cheque,
Eurocheque or bank transfer.  *UK delegates must not pay by bank
transfer.*

  Cheques & Eurocheques
  ---------------------

Cheques should be in sterling, made payable to "University of
Nottingham"
and enclosed with the registration form.  *Eurocheques cannot be used
for
amounts greater than £700.*

  Bank transfer
  -------------

NOTE: Bank transfer can only be used by overseas delegates.

Please make sure you have checked the 'bank transfer' box in the Payment

section of the Registration Form, or email [log in to unmask] to inform
us
of your intention to pay by bank transfer.

Transfer in sterling to "University of Nottingham."

    Bank details:
        National Westminster Bank
        University of Nottingham Branch
        University Park
        Nottingham NG7 2RD
        UK

        Sort code:      60-15-49
        Account number: 88970000

*Please quote reference code C4DAEA002 and state "Registration for
CVE'98".*

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