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8th Workshop on Software Engineering and Architectures for Realtime 
Interactive Systems

24th of March in Arles, Camargue, Provence, France

In conjunction with IEEE Virtual Reality 2015

SEARIS 2015

Description

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.

We welcome reflective and even controversial contributions.Deadlines

• Short/long paper submission: January 23, 2015

• Notification of acceptance: February 9, 2015

• Camera-ready: February 20, 2015

• Workshop: March 24, 2015 (please check http://www.searis.net for updates)


Contributions

Following last years, contributions are planned to be included and 
indexed in the IEEE digital library.

Research Papers (6-8 pages)

Novel results in the field in the above mentioned categories related to 
RIS development.

Short Papers (up to 4 pages)

Preliminary results or work in progress.

Position Paper (6-8 pages)

Interesting and possibly controversial points of view of technical or 
technological advancements and approaches to foster a lively discussion 
at the event.

State of the Art Reports (6-8 pages)

Surveys on the main results in this field, which will allow us to 
understand and compare achievements and approaches in tackling RIS 
issues from the VR/AR/MR/HCI communities.

Papers must be written in English and follow the IEEE Computer Society 
format found at:

http://www.cs.sfu.ca/~vis/Tasks/camera.html

Abstracts, full papers, and camera-ready versions have to be submitted 
electronically using the conference management tool found at the SEARIS 
website: http://www.searis.net/


Workshop Format

The SEARIS workshop will be a full-day event. Accepted authors for state 
of the art descriptions and discussion essays will present their ideas 
in a panel-like format. 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.

Organizers

• Marc Erich Latoschik, University of Würzburg, Germany

• Dirk Reiners, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, USA

• Roland Blach, Fraunhofer IAO, Stuttgart, Germany

• Pablo Figueroa, Universidad de los Andes Bogota, Colombia

Contact

• SEARIS email address (all co-organizers): [log in to unmask]

• SEARIS web: http://www.searis.net/


Program Committee

–to be confirmed–

Roland Blach (CC Virtual Environments Fraunhofer IAO Stuttgart, Germany)

Pablo Figueroa (Universidad de los Andes Bogota, Colombia)

Marc Erich Latoschik (University of Würzburg, Germany)

Jean-Luc Lugrin (University of Würzburg, Germany)

Bruno Raffin (INRIA, France)

Dirk Reiners (University of Louisiana, Lafayette, USA)

Anthony Steed (University College London, UK)

Henrik Tramberend (Beuth University, Berlin)

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