WTD - Workshop of Thesis and Dissertations

The Virtual and Augmented Reality Graduate Workshop (WTD SVR 2018) provides a unique opportunity for students to discuss their master’s dissertations and doctoral theses. The aim of the Workshop is to allow the preliminary work to be evaluated by researchers with expertise in the SVR topics of interest. The ongoing work may further benefit from all the input gathered during the Workshop, which may lead to a solid, improved work, as a result of the contributions provided by experts, other graduate students, as well as the industry and academic participants of SVR 2018.

Besides receiving a preliminary evaluation, the workshop participants will be exposed to an array of research topics being exploited in graduate programs from Brazil and abroad. Moreover, the brainstorming sessions may help some students to define their research topics. In addition, WTD offers the opportunity for the establishment of new academic collaborations among students and groups that share common research interests in the virtual and augmented reality areas.

Acceptable Submissions

Submissions to the Workshop should be ongoing work only.

WTD SVR 2018 will not receive any proposals that have already been finished or almost completed. Works that fall into those categories should be submitted to the main track of SVR 2018 instead.

However, paper’s proposals can be submitted to WTD SVR 2018 even if a similar full paper has been submitted to the main SVR 2018’s track.

Submission Instructions

The authors should submit two documents, as follows:

Standard Research Report containing a description of the main aspects of the work, as well as the name(s) of the involved student(s). The report shall be submitted according to the standard form named: WTD SVR 2018 Research Report;

Short Paper disclosing the (expected) contributions of the work clearly, considering the SVR topics of interest. The paper (2 pages maximum) should be organized as follows: Introduction, Motivation (the problem being explored), Related Work, Proposed Solution, Preliminary Results and Conclusion. The short paper shall be formatted using the IEEE Guidelines - US Letter size.

Submission language. The Standard Research Report and the Short Paper may be written in Portuguese, English or Spanish.

Submission-file format. Both (Standard Research Report and Short Paper) should be submitted in PDF file format.

Submission withdrawal. The submission will be withdrawn if any of the following conditions apply: Incomplete submission (any of the two files is missing); wrong size (short paper exceeds 2 pages); wrong file format (any file format other than PDF); wrong text formatting (text not properly formatted in accordance with the specified IEEE formatting).

Submission venue. The submissions should be made using the SBC’s JEMS system through the "SVR 2018 - WTD" entry.

Presentation and Publication

Selected Work Proposals will be presented during one of the Workshop technical sessions and will receive face-to-face technical feedback from experienced researchers on Virtual and Augmented Reality, as well as from other participants of the Workshop. The papers will be available in the digital proceedings of the WTD SVR 2018.

Topics of Interest

The WTD SVR 2018 topics of interest are the same disclosed for the main track of the SVR 2018:

  • VR/AR/MR systems, frameworks and toolkits
  • 3D interaction
  • Input devices for VR/AR/MR
  • Haptics, audio, and other non-visual interfaces
  • User studies and evaluation
  • Tracking and sensing
  • Computer graphics techniques for VR/AR/MR
  • Immersive gaming / serious games
  • Virtual humans and avatars
  • Advanced display technology
  • Immersive projection technology
  • Multi-user and distributed VR/AR/MR
  • Perception, presence, and cognition in VR/AR/MR
  • Teleoperation and telepresence
  • Social, economic, and technical impacts of VR/AR/MR
  • Virtual environments evaluation

Camera-ready Submissions

The final version of your paper must be submitted with the SBC Copyright Form. The template has the Copyright Form written in English and in Portuguese. It is not necessary to sign both. Authors must choose between one of the two, no matter the language in which the draft was written.

Important dates

  • August 20: WTD submissions deadline
    August 31 : WTD submissions deadline (postponed)

    September 14 : WTD submissions deadline (postponed)
  • September 28: WTD acceptance notifications
  • October 5: WTD camera-ready and copyright submissions

Co-Chairs of the Technical Committee

For any additional information, please contact the Co-Chairs of the WTD SVR 2018 (wtd_chairs@svr2018.org):

  • Alberto Barbosa Raposo, PUC-Rio
  • Creto Augusto Vidal, UFC