SVR 2009

May 25 - 28
PUCRS Campus at Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

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Call for Contributions

full and short papers pre symposium technical minicourses

The XI SYMPOSIUM ON VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY, SVR 2009, traditionally sponsored by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC), is an international scientific forum for the exchange of experience and knowledge among researchers, professionals, practitioners, students and developers concerned with research and development of virtual environments, virtual, augmented and mixed reality systems.

Stimulating, original and innovative research papers as well as case studies and applications in the general field of virtual and augmented reality should be submitted.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial life;
  • Augmented and mixed reality;
  • Collaborative virtual environments;
  • Hardware graphics acceleration;
  • Image based modeling and rendering;
  • Innovative 3D input and output devices;
  • Innovative 3D interaction techniques;
  • Interactive modeling, rendering, and animation;
  • Internet-based 3D applications;
  • Multimodal Interaction;
  • Multi-resolution modeling and rendering;
  • Networked virtual environments;
  • Real-time simulation, animation and visualization;
  • Real-time graphics techniques;
  • Social, economical and technical impacts of virtual reality;
  • Tele-collaboration and teleoperation;
  • Video-based interaction;
  • Virtual humans and avatars;
  • Virtual and augmented reality applications in any area;
  • Virtual and augmented reality for scientific visualization;
  • Virtual and augmented reality system development;
  • VRML, X3D and related web-based technologies.

Call for Papers (full and short papers)

*** NEW: Accepted Papers ***

After a rigorous double-blind peer review process, the selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings and presented in the technical sections of the symposium. The acceptance rate is about 33% of the submitted papers. Please, observe the deadlines.

Papers must be submitted electronically using the JEMS system 

To format you submission, you must follow the IEEE CS Press 2-column 8.5 x 11-inch Proceedings format ( and should be written in English (preferentially) or Portuguese.

Full papers must have a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 10 pages. Short papers must have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 pages. The authors' names and affiliations, as well as references that identify the authors should be removed from the submitted manuscript.

The short papers must contain [SHORT PAPER] before the paper title, and must be submitted using the same track created for full papers.

Important dates:

Submission February 21th, 2009 - 06:00 a.m. UTC-3/ GMT
Notification of Acceptance  March 25th, 2009
Camera Ready March 30th, 2009

Call for Chapters for the Pre Symposium Book

*** NEW: Accepted Presentations ***

The Virtual and Augmented Reality Pre Symposium aims at joining, under the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC), researchers, students, teachers, entrepreneurs and professionals interested in knowing the Virtual Reality (VR) area and its applications in different fields.

A book will be edited and based on the texts for the presentations of the Pre Symposium. This event occurs in the first day of the Symposium.

Suggestions for topics and probable structure of the book:

  • VR and AR Concepts
  • VR and AR applied in Education
  • VR and AR applied in Engineering and Architecture
  • VR and AR applied in Medicine
  • VR and AR applied in Commercial Applications
  • VR and AR applied in Arts and Entertainment
  • VR and AR applied in other specific areas (it is open for new propositions)
  • Frontiers of VR and AR applications

Each topic should address:

  • Concepts
  • State of the art
  • Applications
  • Potential
  • Examples and tendencies

In the case of topic “VR and AR applied in other specific areas”, the contributions will be considered based on their quality, relevance and interest to the event community.

The text should be at most 20 pages, written in English or Portuguese, and must follow the Pre Symposium template. The files should be sent for evaluation by e-mail to Rosa Maria Costa (rosamecosta AT gmail DOT comin PDF format.

For additional information, please contact the Pre Symposium Chairs:

  • Rosa Maria Costa (rosamecosta AT gmail DOT com)
  • Marcos Wagner Souza Ribeiro (marcoswagner AT gmail DOT com)

Important dates:

Submission March 02nd, 2009
Notification of Acceptance  March 17th, 2009
Final Version                March 23rd, 2009

Call for Technical Minicourses

*** NEW: Accepted Minicourses ***

Minicourses aim at promoting abilities specialization, as well as amplifying participants' education/research perspectives. Therefore, SVR 2009 minicourse proposals should be planned aiming at presenting to the community current subjects related to the areas of Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Minicourses should be written in English or Portuguese. Authors may define their presentation layout. However, a full text must be submitted if the proposal is accepted.  Accepted minicourses will be published as an E-book with ISBN in a special edition of SVR2009.

The submissions must be sent by e-mail to Fátima Nunes (fatima.nunes AT usp DOT br) with copy to Liliane dos Santos Machado (liliane AT di DOT ufpb DOT br), according to the enclosed proposal template, and must contain [SVR-Minicourses] in the message's subject.

For additional information, please contact the Minicourses Chairs:

  • Fátima Nunes (fatima.nunes AT usp DOT br)
  • Liliane dos Santos Machado (liliane AT di DOT ufpb DOT br)

Important dates:

Submission February 16th, 2009
Notification of Acceptance  March 10th, 2009
Final Version March 23rd, 2009


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