*VIRTUAL* – 18th-21st October 2021

Co-located with Sibgrapi 2021 e SBGames 2021

SVR 2021 Main Track

Important dates (all 2021)

Full and short papers submission: July 19

Full and short papers submission: July 26

Full and short papers submission: August 2

Full and short papers submission:

August 9

(final extension)

Acceptance notification: September 8

Camera ready due: September 18

SVR - Gramado, Brasil (VIRTUAL): October 18-21

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

Call for Technical Paper Contributions

The SVR 2021 Main Track is the conventional conference submission track. We invite technical paper contributions to this track for works that present original unpublished research in the areas of virtual, augmented and mixed realities and related areas. Manuscripts submitted to this track must be in English, and must be prepared following the template available below. All papers will pass through a confidential and double-blind review process by at least three experts in the topic of the work, and thus all submitted manuscripts must be anonymized. All papers accepted in this track are scheduled and must be presented at the conference. Please review our no-show and no-registration policy below or at this link.

The final conference program will only include accepted papers where at least one author registered with full registration rate for the conference. For accepted papers where at least one author is already registered at the full rate, this fulfills the obligation for up to one (1) paper (i.e., each paper must be associated with a different full registration). All papers included in the proceedings of the conference will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

Submission Instructions

During the submission process, each paper should be classified as one of the following categories:

1) Research paper: the goal of this track is to present papers with original research describing results that contribute to advances in the state-of-the-art of VR/AR-related topics.
2) Application / Case Studies: due to the growing maturity of the VR/AR fields, there are already VR/AR/MR applications in widespread use across many fields. This track provides the ideal opportunity to present and discuss applications. The goal is to present applications that build upon existing ideas and established techniques to solve a problem in a novel way.
3) Review papers: the goal of this track is to present papers that explore the state-of-the-art in VR/AR/MR. A review paper should provide an updated and extensive overview of the kind of issues that are addressed in the literature on a topic related to VR/AR, the main theories, findings, conclusions, and the most important challenges for the future.

After a rigorous double-blinded peer-review process, the selected papers will be presented in the symposium technical sessions, published in the conference proceedings and submitted to the ACM Digital Library.
Outstanding papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a special session in the SBC Journal on Interactive Systems.

Submission types

Full Papers: Full papers should contain between 6 and 10 pages (including references) and present a level of contribution commensurate with its length. Research full papers should present consolidated research ideas with strong evaluation evidence of the results. Application and case study full papers should report on mature applications, which have been thoroughly tested with evidence of the effectiveness of the tool. All review papers are expected to be submitted as full papers. Exceptionally, review papers may contain up to 12 pages (including references).
Short papers: Short papers should contain between 3 and 5 pages (including references) and should present small, but not low quality, contributions. Research short papers may report initial ideas and preliminary evaluations of ongoing research, or complete presentation and evaluation of a small research problem. Application and case study short papers may present an ongoing effort into an applied problem in VR/AR, or the complete report of an application with limited scope. No review papers should be submitted in short form.

Submission Process

All submissions 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 . In addition, make sure that you use the 2012 ACM Computing Classification System (CCS) to choose CCS Concepts for your paper. For detailed instructions, refer to the CCS 2012 page. Papers should be written in English. Authors' names and affiliations should be removed from the submitted manuscript to guarantee a blind review. The electronic manuscript must be submitted in the Portable Document Format (PDF file). We encourage authors to submit supporting video material in addition to the PDF submission. To submit a paper, go to the PCS system and select “SVR > SVR 2021 > SVR 2021 Main Track” to set up a submission.

Anonymity Requirements

As the review process of submissions will be double blind, authors must prepare their manuscripts without including any indication of their identities or institutional affiliations. Authors' identities will be tracked only by the submission system, and visible only to the track chairs. The program committee members and referees who review the paper will not know the identity of the authors.

To ensure anonymity of authorship during the review process, authors must prepare their manuscript as follows:

It is the responsibility of authors to do their best to preserve anonymity. Papers that do not follow the guidelines here, or otherwise potentially reveal the identity of the authors, are subject to immediate rejection.

Camera-ready Submissions

‍The final version of your paper must be submitted with the signed SBC Copyright Form.


‍As an international forum in virtual and augmented reality, which welcomes a worldwide audience, the official language of SVR 2021 will be English. All presentations of full and short papers must be given in English according to the schedule defined for the conference program. More information about paper presentations will be sent to the authors of accepted papers.

No-show and No-registration Policy

No-show papers are defined as accepted papers submitted by authors who subsequently did not present the paper at the technical meeting. No-registration papers are defined as accepted papers where at least one author did not register with full paid registration rate for the conference, where each paper must be associated with a different full paid registration. No-show and no-registration papers will not be included in the program and will be removed from the proceedings and from the ACM Digital Library.

The SVR 2021 Program Chairs

Daniela Gorski Trevisan
(Fluminense Federal University, Brazil)

Victor Adriel de Jesus Oliveira
(St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria)

Contact: mailto:svr2021.programchairs@inf.ufrgs.br

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