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25th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence
20th Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments

July 8, 2015: Paper submission ***extended*** deadline (without rebuttal)
July 15, 2015: Poster/Demo submission deadline

ICAT-EGVE 2015 is the merger of the 25th International Conference on
Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT 2015) and the 20th Eurographics
Symposium on Virtual Environments (EGVE 2015). ICAT-EGVE 2015 will be held
in Kyoto, Japan between October 28 to 30, conveniently scheduled before
SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 in Japan.

This international event will be a unique opportunity for researchers,
developers, and users to share their experience and knowledge of virtual
reality, as well as augmented reality, mixed reality and 3D user
interfaces. And, of course, it is a good time to renew friendships, make
new ones, and experience Japan and their innovative researches in virtual

This year we are offering several deadlines in order to attract more high
quality research. Our first deadline is specifically targeted for those
research papers who wish to receive English proofreading. In addition, we
have two types of submission: with rebuttal or without rebuttal. You can
choose your preferred reviewing process.

ICAT-EGVE 2015 seeks original, high-quality research papers in all areas
of virtual reality, as well as augmented reality, mixed reality and 3D
user interfaces. Research papers should describe results that contribute
to advancements in the following areas:

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

Papers in other related areas are welcome, too, of course.

All accepted papers will be published in the Digital Library of the
Eurographics. In addition, they will be cited and indexed in the ACM
Digital Library and IEEE Xplore, including the DOI.


"From Haptics to Empowerment Informatics"
Hiroo Iwata
Professor, Department of Intelligent Interaction Technologies,
University of Tsukuba

This talk introduces history of Iwata's haptics research during a
quarter century. The research includes sense of touch and walking. His
activity expands to a new art form named "Device Art" in which
interface devices become essence of expression. In 2014, he launched
the Ph.D. program in Empowerment Informatics. Empowerment Informatics
has three pillars; supplementation, harmony and extension of
human. Haptics is a key technology in these areas. More over Device
Art greatly contribute to extension of human.

"How Does Human Interpret Images?"
-- Week Points of Our Visual Systems Learned by Mathematical Study
of Optical Illusion --
Kokichi Sugihara
Professor and Vice President of the Meiji Institute for Advanced Study
of Mathematical Sciences, Meiji University

We usually feel that we can interpret images of three-dimensional
objects easily and correctly. From a mathematical point of view,
however, images do not contain depth information, and hence what we
feel we can interpret is nothing but just the result of
guessing. Indeed, we can easily cheat our brains by showing unusual
objects that look usual. In this talk, we show many examples of this
kind of new optical illusion including "impossible objects",
"impossible motions" and "ambiguous cylinders", obtained by our
mathematical study of optical illusion, and discuss about the
advantages as well as dangers of our visual systems.


Full papers must be in English and not exceed eight (8) pages in length.
Short papers must be in English and not exceed four (4) pages in length.
Both full and short papers should be formatted using the Eurographics

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 files. Authors are
encouraged to submit videos to aid the program committee in the review of
their submissions.

Papers must be submitted through Easychair. Details about the submission
procedure will be available soon. Please check the conference web site.

Important Dates

[PASSED] English proofreading before submission: April 13, 2015
[PASSED] Submission deadlines with rebuttal (regular papers): May 11, 2015
Submission deadlines without rebuttal (regular papers): July 8, 2015
Submission deadlines without rebuttal (posters / demos): July 15, 2015
Notification of results: September 1, 2015
Camera-ready: September 7, 2015
Conference: October 28-30, 2015

Best Papers

As in previous years, the authors of the best papers (to be selected
by the award committee) will be offered to submit an extended version of
their paper to the journal Presence.

Best Posters and Demos

To encourage high-quality submissions, awards will be presented to
the best posters and demos. The best posters will be selected by
review scores and presentation evaluation by poster chairs at the 
The best demos will be selected by review scores and audience votes
at the conference.


Kyoto International Community House
2-1 Torii-cho, Awataguchi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8536, Japan
Access Map:

General Co-Chairs

Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Osaka University, Japan
Dirk Reiners, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA
Anthony Steed, University College London, UK

Program Co-Chairs

Masataka Imura, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
Pablo Figueroa, Universidad de los Andes Bogota, Colombia
Betty Mohler, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany

Poster Co-Chairs

Mai Otsuki, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Gerd Bruder, University of Hamburg, Germany
Sabarish Babu, Clemson University, USA

Demo Co-Chairs

Shunsuke Yoshimoto, Osaka University, Japan
Kyle Johnsen, The University of Georgia, USA
Marc Erich Latoschik, University of W├╝rzburg, Germany


Paper: icategve2015-program-chairs [at]
Poster: icategve2015-poster-chairs [at]
Demo: icategve2015-demo-chairs [at]
Any other questions: icategve2015 [at]

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