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Yuichi ITOH <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 2 Jul 2009 17:55:09 +0900
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--  VRST 2009  --
16th Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology
Co-sponsored by ACM and VRSJ

Kyoto, Japan
November 18-20, 2009

We invite you to participate in the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality
Software and Technology (VRST) 2009 in Kyoto, Japan.

The ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) is
an international forum for the exchange of experience and knowledge
among researchers and developers concerned with virtual reality
software and technology. This year, VRST 2009 is co-sponsored by ACM
and the Virtual Reality Society of Japan (VRSJ). VRST 2009 will
provide an opportunity for VR researchers to interact, share new
results, show live demonstrations of their work, and discuss emerging
directions for the field.

== Important Dates ==

Demos and Posters due: July 29, 2009
Conference dates: November 18-20, 2009

== Call for Demos/Posters ==

ACM VRST 2009 seeks original, unpublished demonstrations and posters
attracting all participants of VRST2009 with novel applications, from
all areas of virtual, mixed and augmented reality.  Submissions will
be lightly reviewed by program committee and accepted manuscripts
will be included in the conference proceedings.

* For Demos
A manuscript for a demonstration submission should be a one-page PDF
in the ACM SIGGRAPH format ( Demos require
submitting a supplement documentation which explains how your demo
works with illustrations or photos. It also should include the
technical requirements such as space, power, networking, lighting and
list of equipments you will bring. Your manuscript and supplement
documentation should be directly emailed to the VRST2009 Demo Chairs:
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* For Posters
A manuscript for a poster submission should be a two-page PDF in the
ACM SIGGRAPH format ( Your manuscript
should be directly emailed to the VRST2009 Poster Chairs:
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If you have any questions/problems, please send an email to
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== Keynote Address ==

Shigeo Morishima (Waseda University)
"Dive Into the Movie
-- An instant casting and immersive experience in the story --"

== Conference Location ==

VRST 2009 will be held in Kyoto, Japan. Kyoto is a world-renowned city
for being the ancient capital of Japan with numerous cultural
heritages. Located just two-minute walk distance from JR Kyoto
station, the conference venue, Mielparque Kyoto, is convenient for
business trips and tourism.

== Organization ==

General Co-Chairs:
Yoshifumi Kitamura, Osaka University, Japan
Haruo Takemura, Osaka University, Japan

Program Co-Chairs:
Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Osaka University, Japan
Benjamin Lok, University of Florida, USA
Daniel Thalmann, EPFL, Switzerland

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Yuichi Itoh, Osaka University, Japan
Christian Sandor, University of South Australia, Australia

Publication Chair
Masataka Imura, Osaka University, Japan

Poster & Demo Co-Chairs:
Wataru Hashimoto, Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan
Miguel A. Nacenta, University of Calgary, Canada
Nobuchika Sakata, Osaka University, Japan
Kazuki Takashima, Osaka University, Japan
Yuichi Tamura, Konan University, Japan
James E. Young, University of Calgary, Canada

Local Arrangement Chair:
Katsuhiko Onishi, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan

*** For general information about the conference please contact:

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Yuichi Itoh, Ph.D. <[log in to unmask]>
Grad. School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University