The 21th International Conference on Cyberworlds (CW2022)
will be held in Kanazawa, Japan, 27-29 September 2022

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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 virtual and augmented reality in cyberspace; Art and heritage in cyberspace; Color theory and image recoloring for color vision defect support; Computer vision for augmented and mixed reality; Electronic education in cyberspace; Image processing and computer vision for vision enhancement; Image-based ophthalmologic diagnosis; Multi-user games in cyberspace; Multimodal interaction; Shape modeling in cyberspace; Virtual and augmented reality for smart cities and smart manufacturing; Virtual city modelling, processing and simulation; Virtual collaborative spaces; Virtual humans and avatars; Visual analytics in cyberspace; Visual computing for active ageing; Virtual and augmented reality for the vision impaired.


    Affective computing; BCI applications; Cognitive informatics; EEG-based neuroimaging; Emotion artificial intelligenceGame innovation for active living; Human factors in transportation, maritime, and industry 4.0Human ; intelligence machine coexistence; Human-robot interaction; Machine and deep learning for biosignal-based algorithms; Machine-assisted cognitive enhancement; Mobile and adaptive BCIs; Multimodal interfaces; Neurofeedback systems and games; Neurorehabilitation and neuroplasticity; Signal processing; Virtual and augmented reality and human factors.


    Authentication protocols; Behavioral biometrics; Biometric template protection; Content protection and digital rights management; Emerging biometrics; Identity and trust management; Information hiding and anonymity; Multi-biometrics; Password security; Performance evaluation of biometric systems; Presentation attack detection; Privacy protocols; Privacy, security and trust in social media; Quality of biometric data; Risk and reputation management; Security of embedded systems; Security of personal data; Security protocols.


The first Workshop on Synthetic Worlds was organized by late Professor T.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.

Year Venue Proceedings Special issues of journals
CW2021 Caen, France Proceedings TVC (in progress)
CW2020 Online conference Proceedings TVC (in press)
CW2019 Kyoto, Japan Proceedings C&G
CW2018 Singapore Proceedings C&G, TVC, AEI, 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
, Scopus and other major referencing databases.

Special issues of reputable journals with selected papers have also been published.

Current journals:

TVC The Visual Computer, Springer


Past journals:

AEI Advanced Engineering Infirmatics (Elsevier)
C&G Computers&Graphics, Elsevier
FGS Journal of Future Generation Systems (Elsevier)
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
TCS Transactions on Computational Science, Springer
TOE Transactions on Edutainment, LNCS