We invite you to participate in the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) 2012.

ACM VRST 2012 seeks original, unpublished papers documenting original research contributions, practice and experience, or novel applications, from all areas of virtual, mixed and augmented reality.

The VRST technical program consists of high quality technical papers that are reviewed and selected by an international program committee. Papers are solicited on all technical aspects of Virtual Reality and related technologies, including but not limited to the following topics:

  1. Systems (see also below)

  2. Interaction Techniques

  3. Modeling and Simulation

  4. Collaborative / Networked Virtual Environments

  5. Real-Time Rendering

  6. Augmented Reality

  7. Input / Output Devices

  8. Human Factors

  9. Haptics / Audio Interface

  10. Applications of VR, such as Training Systems and Serious Games

Special track on vr systems:

This year the conference will feature a special track on

VR Systems papers.

This track will focus on

  1. Architectures, Frameworks, and System Design

  2. Reusability, Extensibility, and Adaptivity

  3. Performance Testing & Evaluation

Submissions are sought that describe original, unpublished work on the conference topics. VRST 2012 uses an anonymous submission process for paper submissions. Conference proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Formatting your paper:

Please follow the style guidelines at http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates  

We invite both long and short paper submissions, where short papers are up to 4 pages and long papers up to 8 pages. A link to the electronic submission system will be published in the future.

Dec 10-12, 2012

Toronto, Canada



Submission Deadlines:

Long & Short Papers: July 15, 2012

Notification deadline:  August 31, 2012

Posters and Demos:   Sept. 30, 2012

Submission Site:


Program co-chairs:

  1. Marc Latoschik,
    University of Würzburg, Germany

  2. Bill Kapralos,
    University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Canada

  3. Wolfgang Stuerzlinger,
    York University, Toronto, Canada

Contact e-mail:


Organizing chair:

  1. Mark Green,
    University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Canada

Program Committee:

  1. Roland Blach
    Fraunhofer, Germany

  2. Wolfgang Broll
    TU Ilmenau, Germany

  3. Gery Casiez
    University of Lille, France

  4. Pablo Figueroa
    Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

  5. Rainer Herpers
    Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

  6. Andrew Hogue
    University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

  7. Gudrun Klinker
    Technical University of Munich, Germany

  8. Manfred Lau
    Lancaster University, UK

  9. Jean-Luc Lugrin
    Teesside University, UK

  10. Dirk Reiners
    University of Louisiana, Lafayette, USA

  11. Frank Steinicke
    University of Würzburg, Germany

  12. Evan Suma
    University of Southern California, USA

  13. Rob Teather
    York University, Toronto, Canada

  14. Robert van Liere
    Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  15. Chad Wingrave
    University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA

  16. Gabriel Zachman
    Clausthal University, Germany

Call for papers