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Virtual Systems and Multimedia 2007
Martin Lack & Associates

 

Exchange and Experience in Space and Place
September 23 – 26, 2007 in Brisbane,
Queensland, Australia
The 13th International Conference on
Virtual Systems and Multimedia

Get involved in the 13th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia. This will be the first time it has been held in Australia. It will be hosted in Brisbane from 23 – 26 September by the Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID). 
 
The theme for VSMM2007: Exchange and Experience in Space and Place
Papers - Long and Short Papers: June 17, 2007
Notification July 15 - Camera-ready August 10
Posters due July 15, 2007
Notification August 10 - Camera-ready due September 15
Long Papers will be published by Springer in their LCNS. Others will be published locally.
 
Keynotes currently include:

- Dr Mark Billinghurst, Director, Human Interface Technology Laboratory New Zealand, based at Canterbury University
- Professor Mark Burry, Professor of Innovation (Spatial Information Architecture), at RMIT University
- Dr Jonathan Fulcher, Head of Native Title Practice, Minter Ellison
- Aden Ridgeway, Executive Chairman, Indigenous Tourism Australia (ITA),
- Ms Minja Yang, Director and UNESCO Representative to Bhutan, India, Maldives and Sri Lanka
 The conference is endorsed by the Australian National Commission for UNESCO.
 
Bursaries for postgraduate students
Five student bursaries of USD$250 each will be offered. To be considered you must be a full-time postgraduate student and have a letter endorsing your full-time enrolment status from your supervisor and which also states that you do not hold an academic staff position. Full details are shown on the web site.
 
Brisbane information
Brisbane is an alive and bustling city of 1.6million people with all the requisite offerings of the nation’s fastest growing capital and remarkable recreational experiences. Go to http://www.brisbanemarketing.com.au/aboutbrisbane/
 
You will be just a short plane trip from Sydney with its stunning Harbour and world-famous Opera House, or you can visit the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park and Uluru in the Northern Territory. Attending VSMM 2007 and also visiting some of Australia’s truly great places is highly recommended!
 
Summary
Learning from colleagues in similar situations has always been a valuable component of the VSMM conferences. Please circulate this email broadly and encourage others to participate. Similarly for vendors and consultants; information about future technology is critical to managing advanced networks.
 
Regards, Professor Jeff Jones
Chair, Program Committee, VSMM 2007
australia@vsmm.org


You are invited to submit a paper for the 13th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM’07), Brisbane, Australia from 23 – 26 September. For more details go to http://australia.vsmm.org/ The conference is endorsed by the Australian National Commission for UNESCO.
 
Theme - Exchange And Experience In Space And Place including:

- Virtual Heritage and Virtual Cultures for details see http://australia.vsmm.org/cfp-theme1.htm
- Virtual Environments and Virtual Experiences for details see http://australia.vsmm.org/cfp-theme2.htm
- Applied technologies and systems for details see http://australia.vsmm.org/cfp-theme3.htm
Long and Short Papers due: June 17, 2007; Posters July 15, 2007. Accepted long papers will be published by Springer LCNS. Five student bursaries of USD$250 each will be offered (see website).
 
In addition to traditional conference paper and workshop proposals, VSMM07 encourages innovative submissions including movies, interactive or immersive designs and simulations, theatre, and installations. Non-academic submissions are very welcome.
 
Multimedia and Virtual Environment technologies are increasingly appearing in an array of applications that foster deeper understandings of the environments around us. In the spirit of international exchange, cooperation and development, the focus of VSMM in 2007 will be on the application of these technologies in ‘Bridging Space and Place through digital exchange and experience’.
 
Keynotes include:

- Dr Mark Billinghurst, Director, Human Interface Technology Laboratory New Zealand, based at Canterbury University
- Professor Mark Burry, Professor of Innovation (Spatial Information Architecture), at RMIT University
- Dr Jonathan Fulcher, Head of Native Title Practice, Minter Ellison
- Ms Mingeh Yang, Director and UNESCO Representative to Bhutan, India, Maldives and Sri Lanka
 Detailed conference themes include, but are not restricted to:
 
Virtual Heritage and Virtual Cultures:

Addressing the Digital Divide
Applied Cultural Theory
Applied Virtual Heritage
Cultural heritage legislation in a digital domain
Cultural Heritage Management
Cyber anthropology
Ethics of the design and use of VR
Experience Design
Finance and Legal
Funding for cultural heritage projects
Guidelines and International Charters
Heritage legislation, IP and digital rights management
Historical perspectives
Indigenous Knowledge & Knowledge Systems
Indigenous Knowledge and Virtual Environments
Legal issues, challenges and solutions
Narratives and Knowledge
Policy development and the role of technology
Professional Guidelines and Ethics
Social dimensions of Virtual Heritage
Space and place
Theoretical Virtual Heritage
Virtual Heritage and Museum Environments
Virtual property
Virtual Reality in Archaeology and Historical Research

Virtual Environments and Virtual Experiences:

Application of Serious Gaming technologies
Artificial life and dynamic worlds
Digital Arts and Politics
Digital performance
Digital storytelling
Engagement research
Generative VR
Human-Centred design issues
Immersion and emotion
Immersion research
Immersive Audio for presence and immersion
Media Arts & Creative Expression
Mobile Futures and devices and their application
Playfulness and experience design
Presence Research
Simulation and engagement
Spatial narratives
Virtual systems and real worlds
Visualisation and perception
 
Applied technologies and systems:

3D GIS: modelling and interpretation
3D scanner and remote sensing devices and their application
Augmented VR
Capture Technologies and Delivery Platforms
Convergent devices
Delivery and Distribution
Immersive Systems
Installations
Mobile Devices and their application
Modelling and rendering
On-site Delivery
Participatory 3D GIS
Projection Spaces 
Standards and metadata
Stereoscopy and Panoramas
 
 
Important Dates:
 
Long and Short Papers: June 17, 2007
Notification: July 15, 2007
Camera-ready: August 10, 2007
 
Posters due  – July 15, 2007
Notification  – August 10, 2007
Camera-ready due – September 15, 2007
 
Long papers: 12 pages (approx 3000-4000 words)
Short papers: 5 pages (approx 1200-1800 words)
Posters: single A2 (or other format by negotiation)
 
Earlybird Registration: August 10, 2007
 
Five student bursaries of USD$250 each will be offered (see official website for details).
 
Contact us:
Any queries, email aus_reviewers@vsmm.org or phone +61 7 3337 7821.
 
Note:
VSMM07 SYDNEY WORKSHOP 21ST SEPTEMBER 2007
In addition to the conference, VSMM invites all participants to attend a one day seminar on the 21st September 2007 in Sydney that focuses attention on new virtual heritage and electronic art research applied to the Advanced Visualisation Interactive Environment (AVIE), at the iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research, University of New South Wales http://australia.vsmm.org/sydworkshop/seminar.pdf

http://australia.vsmm.org/














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