ACM VRST 2019 Call for Papers



The ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) is the premier international symposium for the presentation of new research results, systems and techniques among researchers and developers concerned with augmented, virtual and mixed reality (AR/VR/MR) software and technology.


The VRST brings together the main international research groups working on AR/VR/MR, along with many of the world’s leading companies that provide or consume AR/VR systems. The VRST 2019 conference will be held in Sydney, Australia, hosted by Western University of Sydney, from Tuesday, November 12 to Friday, November 15, 2019. The event is sponsored by ACM SIGCHI and SIGGRAPH.


Important Dates:

AoE (Anywhere on Earth)

July 19, 2019 (23:59 AoE): Papers with all material submission

August 15, 2019 (23:59 AoE): Posters and demos submission

September 15, 2019 (23:59 AoE): Author notification for papers, posters and demos

September 22, 2019 (23:59 AoE): Camera-ready papers, posters, and demos

November 12-15, 2019 : Conference in Sydney, Australia


Main Track:

  • VR/AR/MR(=XR) technology and devices
  • Advanced display technologies and immersive projection technologies
  • Low-latency and high-performance XR
  • Multi-user and distributed XR
  • XR software infrastructures
  • XR authoring systems
  • Human interaction and collaborative techniques for XR
  • Input devices for XR
  • Tracking and sensing
  • Multisensory and multimodal system for XR
  • Brain-computer interfaces
  • Haptics, smell and taste
  • Audio and music processing for XR
  • Sound synthesis for XR
  • Computer vision and computer graphics techniques for XR
  • Immersive simulations in XR
  • Immersive analytics
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Real-time physics-based modelling
  • Real-time rendering
  • Physically based rendering for XR
  • Avatars and virtual humans in XR
  • Tele-operation and telepresence
  • Performance testing & evaluation
  • Locomotion and navigation in virtual environments
  • Perception, presence, virtual embodiment, and cognition
  • Teleoperation and telepresence
  • Computer animation for XR
  • XR applications (e.g. training systems, medical systems …)
  • XR for fabrication
  • Innovative HCI approaches in XR
  • Multi-disciplinary research projects involving innovative use of XR


Poster and Demo Tracks:

VRST 2019 welcomes posters and demos on all topics of the main track


Industry Track:

XR in industry, challenges, solutions and innovations.


Call for Exhibitors and Sponsors:

The VRST 2019 offers exhibitors and sponsors an opportunity to showcase their company’s products, attractive demos and innovative solutions at the symposium. Please refer to the conference web-page for information about signing up to become an exhibitor or sponsor at VRST 2019.


Submission Information:

The deadline for Research and Industrial Papers submissions is July 31, 2019 (23:59 AOE) and the deadline for Posters and Demos submissions is August 15, 2019 (23:59 AOE).

Please use the ACM SIGCHI Conferences Submission System to submit your work:


General Track, Poster Track and Industry Track:

Please select the appropriate track to which you are submitting your publication.


Publication of the papers:

All accepted papers will be published in the ACM digital library in the VRST collection.

Selected best papers will be invited to be submitted as an extended version (with at least 30% more content) to Computers & Graphics journal from Elsevier:

In addition, a selection of excellent papers will get invited for a poster presentation at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019. Authors will have to create a shorter version of their work, targeting SIGGRAPH audience. SIGGRAPH Asia will be held in Brisbane from November 17 to November 20, 2019.


Paper Format:

Paper submissions should be anonymous and prepared in the « ACM Standard » format, also known as the « SigConf » format. Word and LaTeX templates for the « ACM Standard » / « SigConf » format can be found in the official 2017 ACM Master article template packages:


Maximum length:

Full research paper submission: 9 pages + references

Short paper submission: 4 pages + references

Poster submission: 2 pages including references

Industrial paper submission: 8 pages including references

2-column « teaser » figures on the front page are allowed for all kinds of submissions.


Anonymity Guidelines:

Please remove author and institution information from the author list on the title page, remove author information from all paper headers, and remove from the text any clues that would directly identify any of the authors. Please anonymize your PDF file. Note that PDF creator programs may automatically include author information in the file metadata.

Citations of your own published work (including online) must be in the third person, in a manner that is not traceable to the identity of the authors. For example, the wording « in [3], Mountain and River have proposed… » is acceptable, whereas « in [3], we have proposed… » is not. (Where reference [3] is listed explicitly as « Mountain, A. and River, A., Detecting Mountains and Rivers, In Proc. UIST ’16, 721-741. »)

Failure to comply with the above requirements will result in an automatic rejection of the paper.


Supplementary Materials:

Submissions may be (optionally) accompanied by additional materials such as images, videos, or electronic documents. These materials do not form a part of the official submission. They will be viewed only at the discretion of the reviewers. All content should be in a portable format that is unlikely to require the user to download additional programs. For example, you may prefer PDF or HTML for documents, PNG or JPEG for images, and QuickTime or MPEG for videos. The total file size for supplementary materials should not exceed a total of 50MB.

To the extent possible, accepted papers should stand on their own, with the additional material providing supplementary information or confirmation of results. It is, however, appropriate to refer to video footage in the paper.



Paper acceptance is always conditional on at least one author registering for the conference and presenting their work in person.




Program Chairs:

– Thierry Duval, France
– Torsten Kuhlen, Germany
– Huyen Nguyen, Australia

– Yuichi Itoh, Japan
– Shigeo Morishima, Japan


Poster Chair:

– Martin Masek, Australia


Demos Chairs:

– Richard Skarbez, Australia
– Anton Bogdanovych, Australia

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