Call for Participation to VRST 2009

VRST 2009
-- The 16th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology

November 18 - 20, 2009, MIELPARQUE Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

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

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.

This year, VRST received 99 submissions (61 full papers and 38 short
papers) from labs from five continents.  The international program
committee was made up of 45 esteemed virtual reality researchers.  The
program committee accepted 17 full papers, and 22 short papers (an
acceptance rate of 27.9% for full papers, 23.7% for short papers and
39.4% overall).  The program also includes 25 posters and demonstrations.
The careful consideration has resulted in a conference program, which is
one that we believe attendees and the virtual reality community will be
both proud of and find significant value in its contents.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION is now available till October 18!!!

To assist the smooth running of the Symposium and avoid long delays at
the on-site registration desk, participants are strongly advised to register
for the symposium in advance.
* The fees will automatically change at 0:00 of October 19, 2009 (Japan
standard time).

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.

    * Light Control and 3D Video: Building Blocks for Telepresence of
       the Future
      Markus Gross (ETH Zurich, Disney Research Zurich)

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

    * A Taxonomy of (Real and Virtual World) Display and Control Interactions
      Paul Milgram (University of Toronto)

Feel the Japanese traditional culture with "SAKE" at Fushimi area
Fushimi is one of the most famous and traditional places brewing "SAKE"
 (Japanese rice wine) in Japan. Moreover, Fushimi has been designated as
one of “Kyoto's top 100 scenic areas”.
The VRST Banquet consists of two parts. The former part is a tour to the
Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum. Here, you can feel the atmosphere of
brewing "SAKE".
The latter part is dinner with Japanese traditional style served with several
small bowls at Japanese traditional restaurant. Of course, you can enjoy very
nice SAKE.
Please join and feel the Japanese traditional culture (scene, food,
drink "SAKE").
This chance offers you the Japanese unforgettable memories!

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We are looking forward seeing you soon at Kyoto!!

*** 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