2016 International Conference on CYBERWORLDS

Final call for papers

Chongqing, China, 28-30 September, 2016
In-cooperation with ACM, ACM SIGGRAPH , Eurographics, and International Federation for Information Processing

Friday 24 June 23:59 (UTC): Poster papers submission

Created intentionally or spontaneously, cyberworlds are information spaces and communities that immensely augment the way we interact, participate in business and receive information throughout the world. Cyberworlds seriously impact our lives and the evolution of the world economy by taking such forms as social networking services, 3D shared virtual communities and massively multiplayer online role-playing games.

CW2016 TOPICS include but are not limited to:
- Networked and shared virtual worlds
- Virtual collaborative spaces
- Shape modeling for cyberworlds
- Virtual humans and avatars
- Multimodal interaction and rendering
- Computer vision for augmented and mixed reality
- Cognitive informatics
- Brain-computer interfaces
- Affective computing
- Social computing
- Online communities
- E-learning in cyberworlds
- Multi-user web games
- Art and heritage in cyberspace, cyber-museums
- Cyberethics and cyberlaws
- Cybersecurity
- Welfare in cyberworlds
- Data mining and warehousing in cyberworlds
- Visual analytics in cyberworlds

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES include full papers (up to 8 pages), short papers (up to 4 pages), and poster papers (up to 4 pages). The papers must be written in English, carefully proofread, and formatted to IEEE Manuscript Template. Full papers and short papers will be scheduled for oral presentation (25 min full papers, 15 min short papers). Posters/demos will have to be displayed by the authors during the poster session and will also require 1 min fast-forward slide presentation. All three categories of papers will participate in the competition for the Best Paper awards.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS with all accepted papers will be published by IEEE Conference Publishing Services as well as submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, IEEE Computer Society Digital Library and reference databases of all major referencing indices (e.g., see the proceedings listed at SCI, Scopus, etc.).

SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUES, referenced by SCI and other major indices, have been confirmed for all accepted full papers including:
- The Visual Computer (Springer), referenced by SCI as well as other major indices.
- Computers & Graphics (Elsevier), referenced by SCI as well as other major indices.
- Transactions on Computational Science (Springer, LNCS Journal Subline), referenced by SCI both individually and under the umbrella of LNCS as well as by other major indices.
- Other journals will be further confirmed.
The extended journal papers, with at least 30% of new content and preferably different titles, will be required by 1 October 2016 (for C&G) and 15 December 2016 (TVC, TCS).

SPECIAL TRACKS AND SESSIONS will be organized including:
- International Workshop on Biometric Security
- MetaPlastic Arts, Design and Virtual Worlds

KEYNOTE TALKS (confirmed so far):
Professor Brian Wyvill (University of Victoria, Canada, Vice-President ACM SIGGRAPH)
"A modelling paradigm for artificial and virtual reality environments”
Chin-Wan Chung (KAIST, Korea),
"Semantic mobile social networks"

REGISTRATION and ORAL PRESENTATION of each paper accepted for the conference will be required to be included in the conference proceedings and special journal issues.

The conference will be held in Chongqing, which is a famous historical and cultural city in China, a birthplace of Bayu culture. It has more than 3000 years of recorded history. It is a place of many tourist attractions including UNESCO World Natural Heritage and Cultural Heritage sites. In Chongqing you can enjoy authentic hot Sichuan cuisine. The world famous hot pot is originated from Chongqing. Conference banquet will be held on a boat during cruise by Yangzi and Jialing Rivers. Trip to the scenic Dazu Rock Carving place in Dazu County will be offered on Saturday 31 September.


Monday 16 May 23:59 (UTC)

Papers (Full/Short) submission
Friday 17 June Papers (Full/Short) notification
Friday 24 June 23:59 (UTC) Poster papers submission
Monday 29 June Poster papers notification
Friday 1 July Author registration
Wednesday 20 July Camera-ready papers submisson to IEEE CPS
Saturday 1 October Special journal issues submission (C&G)
Tuesday 15 December Special journal issues submission (TVC and TCS)

Conference flyer