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Call for Papers

13th Workshop on Software Engineering and Architectures for Realtime Interactive Systems. 


March 22nd, Atlanta, USA. In Conjunction with IEEE Virtual Reality 2020

SEARIS provides a forum for researchers and practitioners working on the design, development, and support of realtime interactive systems (RIS). These systems span from Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) environments to novel Human-Computer Interaction systems (such as multimodal or multitouch architectures) and entertainment applications in general. Their common principle is a strong user centric orientation which requires real-time processing of simulation aspects as well as input/output events according to perceptual constraints. Therefore, we encourage researchers and developers of real-time human computer interaction systems of all flavors to share their experiences and learn from each other during this workshop.

SEARIS wants to account the state-of-the-art in software design and software engineering for realtime interactive systems, to shape a common understanding, to compare systems and approaches and derive common paradigms, to develop useful and necessary methods and techniques, and to foster new ideas. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

- Architectures: data-flow-oriented, object-oriented, component-based, scene graph(s), etc.
- Abstraction mechanisms: entity centered design, world descriptions, semantic modeling
- Reusability/Extensibility: plugins, components, modules, extension points, etc.
- RIS Programming: class libraries, scripting & core implementation languages, declarative languages and solutions
- System Issues: operating systems, portability, networking, distribution, etc.
- Adaptivity: support of configurability, personalization, adaptation
- Behavior: support and integration of behavioral components (physics, AI, etc.)
- Implementation and Testing of Realtime Interactive Systems
- Performance: consideration of evaluation strategies, latency, synchronization, etc.

SEARIS welcomes reflective and even controversial contributions.


- January 31st, 2020: abstract submission
- February 3rd, 2020: notification of acceptance for presentation
- February 10th, 2020: paper submission
- March 9th, 2020: notification of acceptance for publication:
- March 16th, 2020: camera ready
. March 22nd, 2020: workshop

Presentations and Publications

We will have two notifications this year, one for presentations and one for publications. Authors accepted for presentation are invited to attend the workshop and present their work, based on the abstract they send on the 31st of January. After the paper submission and  their revision we will have a decision for publication which will allow authors to have their paper be accepted in the IEEE Digital Library, based on the paper’s quality. In this way, we hope some authors can take advantage of the early registration on February 3rd, based on our decision for presentations.

Following last years, contributions are planned to be included and indexed in the IEEE digital library. SEARIS accepts two types of publications:

1. Research Papers (4-8 pages): 
Novel results in the field in the above mentioned categories related to RIS development. State of the art reports, preliminary results or work in progress are also interesting to this community.

2. Position Papers (1-2 pages)
Interesting and possibly controversial points of view of technical or technological advancements and approaches to foster a lively discussion at the event.

Papers must be anonymized and submitted at the online submission site

Workshop Format
The SEARIS workshop will be a half-day event. Accepted authors for state of the art descriptions and discussion essays may present their ideas in a panel-like format, depending on the number of papers and topics. Accepted contributions for research papers will be organized in sessions consisting of presentations and discussions.

During panels we will encourage the active participation of the audience. We expect this structure to provide a more focused discussions and a lively environment. Presenters will be asked to prepare a slide presentation of their accepted contribution. The general audience of this workshop will receive the workshop’s program with a set of questions in advance, which will guide the discussion in each topic’s panel.

- Marc Erich Latoschik, University of Würzburg, Germany
- Jean Luc Lugrin, University of Würzburg, Germany
- Dirk Reiners, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, USA
- Pablo Figueroa, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia


SEARIS email address (all co-organizers): [log in to unmask]
Marc Erich Latoschik
Human-Computer Interaction
University of Würzburg

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