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SVR 2021 - Call for XR Experience

Important dates (all 2021)

Two-pages abstract and video or draft submission: August 10 August 23, 2021

Notification:September 6 , 2021

Camera-ready and Copyright:September 13, 2021

All deadlines are 23:59 PDT.
Warning: incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.

Call for XR Experience

SVR2021 invites you to share your cutting-edge, innovative and real-time technology into a new session of XR Experience. 

XR Experiences are eXtended interactions, including some level of immersion into the virtual, augmented or mixed realities. Such experiences can include immersion in different areas such as marketing, education, entertainment, health, cinema, industry 4.0 and so on. The XR Experience submission can include some kind of user’s interaction and the authors should identify what kind of equipment is necessary for the user to feel the best and complete experience. Premiere and innovative pieces will be showcased throughout the SVR conference venue.

XR Experience is divided into three tracks: Demos, Movies and Innovative Tools. In the Demo Track you are invited to submit your most astonishing, interactive (academic or industrial) projects that are advancing technology and challenge users to think beyond the usual. In the Movie Track we expected to receive your most creative and amazing VR storytelling or 360 video film. Innovative Tools allows Startups, Enterprises and Corporations to show new tools related with Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, concerned with Software, Hardware and Techniques. 

The SVR2021, jointly with SBGames2021 and Sibgrapi2021 events count with approximately 800 participants from all parts of Brazil and many countries around the world. Therefore, this is a great opportunity for researchers, practitioners, movie producers and companies to present their virtual, augmented or mixed reality applications, techniques, experiments, film productions and interactive devices through the event and then increase their network.

Prizes

For the Movie, Demo, and Innovative categories all participants of the event will be invited to watch and vote for the work in each category. The most popular work will be awarded.

We look forward to your submissions!

How to submit your XR Experience - Demo and Innovative Tools  Tracks

For the Demos or Innovative Tools contribution, all authors will submit a two-page abstract describing their demo together with a video demonstrating how it works. Accepted abstracts will be published in specific sessions of the conference proceedings for XR Experience. During the event, the authors are expected to present an interactive demonstration and it is worth suggesting to bring with you all equipment needed for that.

The abstract and the video (only the youtube link) must be sent through the JEMS system, using the track SVR 2021 – XR Experience and choose the Demos Track or Innovative Tools Track. The video should be on 1920×1080 or 1280×720 resolution, limited to 3 minutes.

Each uploaded video on YouTube needs to be unlisted (Unlisted videos and playlists can be seen and shared by anyone with the link. Your unlisted videos won't appear in the Videos tab of your channel homepage). Moreover, the instructions below must be followed:

Demos must be submitted in English. The text must follow the ACM SIG Proceedings template. Among the various ACM paper templates, make sure that you use the “SigConf” version, i.e., use “sample-sigconf.tex” if you use LaTeX, and “Interim layout.docx” if you use MS Word for preparing your manuscript. The ACM LaTeX template is also available on Overleaf platform. The text should include:

Title: Written in capital letters, bold and centered, should be clear and concise, enabling easy identification of the content.

Authors: Name(s) and last name(s) of the author(s), with their institutional affiliation.

Summary: The text must necessarily explain the objective(s), main procedures adopted, most significant results.

Introduction: Contextualize the work to justify its importance.

Objective: Elucidate the research or work purposes.

Materials and Methods: Measurement units and symbols should follow the international system. 3D modelers, game and animation engines should be elucidated.

Results and Discussion: In the discussion, compare the gain obtained with related work.

Conclusions: Should be based on the results and comparative works.

Thanks: If eligible, after the conclusions.

References: If eligible, should only include those mentioned in the text, appearing in alphabetical order and the authors in capital letters.

Please access the JEMS system and choose the XR Experience category and then the Demo Track to submit your contribution.

How to submit your XR Experience - Movie Track

The Movie Track committee prefers experiences that would last between 3 to 5 minutes. If your piece is longer or shorter, we are still excited to consider it, according to the space availability and the quality of the experience. Submitted content will be reviewed by an expert jury based on each piece’s thematic fit, how they work in the appropriate spaces (single showcase), and, most importantly, respect the viewing format/experience that was intended by their creators.

For Movies submissions, please upload the video on YouTube. your video needs to be unlisted (Unlisted videos and playlists can be seen and shared by anyone with the link. Your unlisted videos won't appear in the Videos tab of your channel homepage). Moreover, the instructions below must be followed:

Movies must be submitted in English. For other languages, if necessary, please provide the english subtitle.

Please send us a descriptive document (PDF) using the ACM SIG Proceedings template (“SigConf” version), containing the following information about your submission:

Title: Inform the name of your project, movie, piece or content.

Creator’s information: Name(s) and last name(s) of the creator(s), with their role (i.e. director, art design, etc), their company affiliation and their country.

Project website or Company website URL: if applicable.

URL for download: please inform the URL where it is possible to access the content submitted to the Movie Track.

Synopsis: Maximum of 100 words, for dissemination in the medium.

Movie length: please inform the total time of the content.

Picture: please include a representative image of your movie/content. The recommended aspect ratio for Representative Images is 3×2 in landscape orientation, at least 1500×1000 pixel resolution. and 300dpi. This picture resolution can be asked later if the work is accepted.

Completion year: please inform the data of the production has been finished. If the production is not finished yet do you expect that it will be finished until September 2023?

Hardware: Please let us know which is the hardware needed for having a perfect experience. Inform the target platform:

( ) HTC Vive   ( ) Oculus Platform Mobile  ( ) Oculus Rift Platform   ( ) Oculus Go Platform  ( ) Playstation VR

( ) VR enabled web  ( ) Other: specify

Interactivity requirement: is applicable given details about which kind of interactivity is needed. For instance, inform if the user needs to use a handheld controller or any kind of controller.

Software: If applicable, include the software required to run the experience.

Network connection: Please inform here if your experience requires network connection and with which speed.

Other information: please feel free to add any other relevant information about your work.

Acknowledgment: if applicable.

Please access the JEMS system and choose the XR Experience category and then the Movie Track to submit your contribution.

Camera-ready of XR Experience Submissions

The final version of your two-page abstract (for the Demo Track) must be submitted with the SBC Copyright Form. Authors from both Demo and Movie Tracks should submit the Copyright Form through JEMS. The Copyright Form has also a Portuguese version. It is not necessary to sign both. Authors must choose between one of the two, no matter the language in which the paper was written.

Important Dates for XR Experience - Movie/Demo/Innovative Track

No-Show and No-Registration Policy

No-show experiences are defined as accepted experiences submitted by authors who did not present the experience at the technical meeting. Each experience must have at least one registered author with an Other Track Paper Registration Fee. Each experience must have a different Other Track Paper Registration Fee. Otherwise, the experience is considered a no-registration. No-show and no-registration experiences will not be able to compete for the XR Xperience Award.

Have more questions?

Reach us at:

Alexandre Cardoso alexandre@ufu.br for  Innovative Track information or

Thiago Porcino tmalheiros@id.uff.br for Movie and Demo Track

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