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2nd International Conference on

Artificial Intelligence & Virtual Reality (AIVR 2019)

San Diego, California, USA, December 9-11, 2019
Co-located with IEEE ISM 2019
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In addition to regular full and short papers, this year's IEEE AIVR will also offer special sessions on dedicated topics related to AI and VR/AR. Special sessions will be part of the main technical program of the conference and feature full and short paper presentations on the respective topic. Papers submitted to a special session will undergo a similar review process as regular full or short papers. Accepted submissions will be published in the conference proceedings by IEEE Computer society press and included into the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Distinguished quality papers presented at the conference will also be selected for best paper awards and for publication in internationally renowned journals. See below for submission details. Position papers, work in progress, and early results are welcome, too.

Special session on "Vision for VR/AR"

Recent progress in computer vision (CV) has not only provided improved solutions to traditional vision challenges in VR/AR (e.g., tracking, registration) but also enabled new opportunties (e.g., multi-user tracking, 3d sensor mapping, better hand and eye tracking for interaction). In this special session, we want to address these issues, identify challenges, and explore opportunities by addressing questions such as: What vision problems are unique for VR/AR and what are major challenges and opportunities? What new usages and experiences can we create due to recent improvements in CV?

Organizers: Jonathan Ventura, Peter Kán

Related topics include but are not limited to:

  • ML and deep learning in context of VR/AR
  • Tracking, physical environment mapping, registration
  • 360 video for VR/AR
  • CV for content creation and modelling
  • Innovative or improved usages of VR/AR due to CV
  • CV for improved or new VR/AR interaction

Special session on "AI for new interaction, experiences, and applications in VR/AR"

Creating a perfect virtual or augmented world is one thing. Making it something that can be truly experienced in engaging, interactive ways that are also beneficial and gainful for users is a whole different story. In this special session, we want to focus on how AI-related technology can make these experiences richer, more powerful and more lifelike, and improve performance. Examples demonstrating how AI enables new usages of VR/AR or improves existing ones are welcome as well.

Organizers: Marc Erich Latoschik, Hai-Ning Liang, Shih-Wei Sun

Related topics include but are not limited to:

  • Innovative usages for VR/AR requiring AI
  • New application domains enabled by AI technology
  • Machine learning for VR/AR interaction
  • Sensor processing, including multimodal data
  • Dialogue modelling and natural language interfaces for VR/AR
  • HCI & AI for VR/AR; innovative interaction approaches

Special session on "Immersive analytics"

Immersive analytics (IA) is an interdisciplinary research field that uses VR/AR to create truly immersive and interactive representations of big data for a better analysis and understanding. In this special session, we want to explore the state of the art in IA, identify problems and major challenges, and look into recent improvements and promising ideas. We are particulary interested in examples that show how AI and VR/AR can be brought together to create and improve IA.

Organizers: Matjaz Kljun, Klen Copic Pucihar, Lynda Hardman, Wolfgang Hürst

Related topics include but are not limited to:

  • IA for data analysis, exploration, and decision making
  • Application domains for IA, including health, science & engineering, education
  • Human factors related to IA, including perception, awareness, and cognitive load
  • Good examples and innovative ideas for visualization, exploration, and interaction in IA
  • Tools, standards, and best practices


Authors are invited to submit a paper manuscript to any of the special sessions listed above. Papers should be no more than 8 pages (shorter submissions are very welcome as well) in double-column IEEE format following the official IEEE Manuscript Formatting guidelines. Review will be double-blind, so please remove all author information in the submissions. Also consider the IEEE policies for publications (i.e., you must own copyright to all parts and the manuscript must be original work and not currently under review elsewhere).

Electronic Submission System: Please submit your paper to AIVR via EasyChair
(Select "Special sessions paper track". You can specify which session you submit to once you upload your paper.)



  • Submission deadline for special session papers: Sep 9, 2019 extended to September 13, 2019
  • Notifications: week of Oct 7
  • Final camera ready deadline: Oct 28, 2019
  • Conference: December 9-11, 2019


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