Call for Demonstrations

(CFD is available for download here)

We invite researchers and practitioners to submit extended abstracts of systems and working prototypes as Demos, Industry Demos, or Video Demos. Submissions should demonstrate how the technology of AI and VR/AR could be used to generate experiences that allow humans to see, hear, talk, think, learn, and solve problems in virtual and augmented environments. The purpose of the demonstrations/video submissions is to give IEEE AIVR attendants a real, practical, and interactive idea of the presenters’ research ideas, scientific contributions, or engineering solutions in an interactive setting. All kinds of demonstrations of working systems, prototypes, video visions, or proof-of-concepts that demonstrate new solutions, interesting ideas, or new applications of AI+VR/AR systems and applications are welcome.

We strongly encourage submissions that demonstrate both AI and VR/AR simultaneously, but also welcome works that focus more on one side or the other. We prefer demo to video submissions, but offer this option to address system portability issues.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence and machine learning in VR/AR
  • Digital VR/AR games
  • Communication between humans and AI
  • Affective human-virtual world interaction
  • Design of emotionally intelligent AI agent in VR/AR
  • AI Based Customization, recommender systems and personalisation in VR/AR
  • Information visualisation in VR/AR space
  • Affective ambient intelligence in mixed realities
  • AI based emotion mediated communication in VR/AR
  • Tools for authoring emotional intelligence in VR/AR
  • Multimodal interfaces in VR/AR
  • Human-human emotional communication in VR/AR
  • AI platforms for VR/AR, cloud-based platforms
  • AI/VR/AR visions
  • Multimodal AI Interaction and Experiences in VR/AR
  • Gaming and game narratives, immersive AI storytelling and gameplay
  • Other Emerging Trends (Learning, Health, Collaboration, Manufacturing, etc.)

We encourage authors of regular paper submissions to submit associated demos. If this is the case, please submit the extended abstract where you also indicate the submission ID of the corresponding regular paper.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Authors and presenters of demonstrations and industry demonstrations must submit:

  • [Required] An extended abstract (in conference paper format) summarizing their demonstration. The abstracts of accepted demonstrations will be citable and published in the conference proceedings. Page limit is two pages including references. Please refer to the Call for Papers on the website for templates. Submissions SHOULD NOT be blind.
  • [Required] Requirement document illustrating (with floor plan and requirements list) what will be shown at the demo session.
  • [Optional] We recommend submitting a short video (mp4 or mkv format) illustrating the demonstration (max. 3 min) but other files are fine (e.g., a PDF pictorial, screenshots, photos, or other forms of illustration). Submit these materials via a downloadable link (e.g., Dropbox) which should be provided on EasyChair submission site.

Authors and presenters of video-only demos must submit:

  • [Required] An extended abstract (in conference paper format) summarizing their demonstration.The abstracts of accepted demonstrations will be citable and published in the conference proceedings. Page limit is two pages including references. Please refer to the Call for Papers on the website for templates. Submissions SHOULD NOT be blind.
  • [Required] A movie should be clear, HD, succinct, clearly illustrate the technical research merits, have rights access to any copyrighted material (visual or audio), be 5 minutes maximum and in mp4 or mkv format. Submit materials via a downloadable link (e.g., Dropbox). Please provide the link on EasyChair submission site.

Demo submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Curated based on availability of resources such as space and environment setup.
  • Relevance to the topic of the conference.
  • What is the scientific or engineering concept behind the work?
  • What is the novel or innovative aspect?
  • What makes it interesting for showing to the AIVR attendants?
  • It is recommended that the submitted files reflect the answers to these questions. Notice that these criteria are not exclusive. We aim at having a manifold and interesting demo session addressing all kinds of multimedia related issues. Thus, work that lacks in novelty, but demonstrates important aspects about multimedia is also welcome, as are initial implementations of preliminary but innovative, new ideas.

Paper Submission System: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ieeeaivr2018

 

FACILITIES AT CONFERENCE

Presenters are expected to bring the necessary equipment (computers, etc.) themselves. The conference will provide a table, power outlet, and wireless (shared) internet. If you have special needs (e.g., more space), please include a related note into requirement document.

  • Video screens can be provided on request (request them in requirement document).
  • Candidates can ship their demos to the venue up to 7 days prior to the conference. Details will be provided upon acceptance.
  • During the conference, presenters will be responsible for securing their hardware.
  • If you have any other special concerns or complicated setups, please feel free to ask (ieee.aivr.demo@gmail.com) the demo chairs PRIOR to submission.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Submission deadline : September 9, 2018, 23:59 PST
  • Notification date : October 1, 2018
  • Camera-ready submission : October 31, 2018

 

CONTACT US

ieee.aivr.demo@gmail.com

 

DEMO CO-CHAIRS

Klen Čopič Pucihar, University of Primorska
Alexander Plopski, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
David A. Shamma, FX Palo Alto Laboratory
Xiaojuan Ma, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology