Created intentionally or spontaneously, cyberworlds are information spaces and communities that use computer technologies to augment the way we interact, participate in business and receive information throughout the world. Cyberworlds have ever-growing impact on our lives and the evolution of the world economy. Examples include social networking services, 3D shared virtual communities and massively multiplayer online role-playing games.

Conference topics (not limited to):

  • Applications of augmented and mixed reality
  • Applications of virtual reality
  • 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
  • Virtual cities and digital economy
  • Industry 4.0

The first Workshop on Synthetic Worlds was organized by Tosiyasu L. Kunii in 1993 as the International Workshop on Synthetic Worlds (University of Aizu, Japan) with the proceedings published in a book Cyberworlds (Springer).

Since 2002, the conferences have been organized annually.

2019 International Conference on Cyberworlds
will be held held in Kyoto, Japan 2-4 October 2019

Year Venue Proceedings Special issues of journals
CW2018 Singapore Proceedings C&G, TVC, EAI, FGS, TCS
CW2017 Chester, UK Proceedings C&G, TVC, TCS
CW2016 Chongqing, China Proceedings C&G, TVC, TCS
CW2015 Gotland, Sweden Proceedings TVC, TCS, IEICE TIS
CW2014 Santander, Spain Proceedings TVC, TCS
CW2013 Yokohama, Japan Proceedings TVC, TCS, IEICE TIS
CW2012 Darmstadt, Germany Proceedings TVC, TCS
CW2011 Banff, Canada Proceedings TVC, TCS
CW2010 Singapore Proceedings TVC, TCS
CW2009 Bradford, UK Proceedings TVC
CW2008 Hangzhou, China Proceedings IJVR, TOE
CW2007 Hannover, Germany Proceedings TVC
CW2006 Lausanne, Switzerland Proceedings  
CW2005 Singapore Proceedings  
CW2004 Tokyo, Japan Proceedings JCAVW
CW2003 Singapore Proceedings C&G, IJED
CW2002 Tokyo, Japan Proceedings  

The proceedings of the past conferences can be found in IEEE Xplore and IEEE Computer Society Digital Library. The conference proceedings are referenced by SCI, Scopus and other major referencing databases.

Special issues of reputable journals comprised of selected papers from Cyberworlds conferences have also been published.

Current and recent participating journals:

C&G Computers&Graphics, Elsevier
by SCI as well as other major indices)
TVC The Visual Computer, Springer
(referenced by SCI as well as other major indices)
AEI Advanced Engineering Infirmatics (Elsevier)
FGS Journal of Future Generation Systems (Elsevier)
TCS Transactions on Computational Science, Springer
(referenced by SCI both individually and under the umbrella of LNCS as well as by other major indices)

Past participating journals:

IEICE TIS IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems (SCI referenced)
IJED International Journal of Educational Development, Elsevier
IJVR International Journal of Virtual Reality, IPI Press
JCAVW Computer Animation & Virtual Worlds, Wiley
TOE Transactions on Edutainment, LNCS