VRCAI 2018: ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on VIRTUAL REALITY CONTINUUM AND ITS APPLICATIONS IN INDUSTRY Event Dates: 2-3 December 2018 Event Details: The 16th ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and its Applications in Industry (VRCAI2018), on 2-3 December 2018 will take place just before SIGGRAPH Asia 2018(4-7,Dec) in Tokyo, Japan. An exciting VRCAI 2018 awaits participants from both academia and industry all over the world, where fundamental methods, state-of-the-art technologies and innovative applications in the Virtual Reality Continuum (VRC) will be presented and discussed. Virtual Reality Continuum (VRC) emphasizes the coexistence and consistence of the virtual world and the real world. Spanning across next-generation info-communication environments like Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Virtuality (AV), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR), VRC is key in the way we define and interact, with and within, our virtual worlds and physical worlds. To advance research in the VRC fields, VRCAI 2018 seeks to provide a forum for scientists, researchers, developers, users and industry leaders in the international VRC community to come together to share experiences, exchange ideas and spur one another in the knowledge of this fast-growing field. VRCAI 2018 will focus on the following main themes: VRC Fundamental and Related Technology in Computer Graphics, VRC Systems, Interactions, and Industry Applications in the VRC. Topics of interests include (but not limited to): FUNDAMENTALS • Ubiquitous VR/AR/MR • Wearable and Mobile VR/AR/MR • Intelligent VR/AR/MR • Distributed and Collaborative VR/AR/MR • Robotics and Tele-Presence • Aural, Haptic and Olfactory Augmentation • Geometrically, Physically and Image Based Modeling • Real-time Visual Tracking and Registration • 3D Modeling, Interpretation and Reconstruction • Multi-resolution and Multi-scale Methods • Level of Detail, Model Compression and Simplification • Real-time Rendering, Image-based Rendering, and 3D Auditory • Rendering and Visualization of Large-scale Models • Procedural, Physically-based or Data-driven Animation • Avatars and Virtual Community • Metaverse • Immersive Virtual Environments INTERACTIONS AND INTERFACES • Collaborative and Interactive Virtual Environment/VR • Multimodal Interface • Visual Interface • Speech Interface • Haptic/Tactile Interface • Natural Interface • 3D Enabled Devices • Interaction Design • Sketch-based interfaces • Social and Interactive Computing and Media • Interactive Graphic Design • Interactive Sound Design • Human Factors and Ergonomics SYSTEMS • Clustered VR • High Performance VRC Computing • Large-scale Simulation • Immersive and Semi-immersive Systems • Projection and Display Systems • Active and Passive Stereo Systems • 3D Scanner, Digital Mock-up and Reverse Engineering APPLICATIONS • Aerospace • Architecture, Construction and Building • Arts • Education, Virtual Classroom and Learning, and Training • Engineering and Design • E-Commerce • Game/Entertainment • Geology, Geography and GIS • Life Science, Medicine and Healthcare • Manufacturing • Transportation and Logistics • Fashion, etc. SUBMISSIONS We invite submissions of Full Papers (8 pages) or Short Papers (4 pages). All accepted papers will be published in the VRCAI Conference Proceedings and will be included in ACM digital library (EI-indexed). Selected papers of high-quality will be recommended to  (John Wiley) (SCI-indexed) with its revised version for publication on Observer. All papers should be submitted via the EasyChair conference system: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vrcai2018 Paper Template: all papers should use the ACM SIG Proceedings template (word or latex template) downloaded from here: https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template (use the “sigconf” proceedings template) Reviewing is double-blind, so please remove author and institution information from the submission files. IMPORTANT DATES Abstracts of Papers Due: 26 Aug. 2018 17:00 PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) Papers Submissions Due:  31 Aug. 2018 17:00 PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) Acceptance notification: 29 Sep. 2018 Camera-ready papers:  10 Oct. 2018 Conference:   2-3 Dec. 2018 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Conference Co-Chairs Koji Mikami Zhigeng Pan Matt Adcock Daniel Thalmann Program Chairs Xubo Yang Tomoki Itamiya Enhua Wu Publicity Chair Tsukasa Kikuchi Treasurer Yuriko Takeshima An adviser for local organizing committee Issei Fujishiro Event Website: https://www2.teu.ac.jp/media/VRCAI2018/