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VERITAS’ 2nd Pan-European workshop “Accessibility Engineering with User Models, Simulation and VR” is being organised in the context of the 2011 Joint Virtual Reality Conference on 20-21 September 2011, Nottingham UK.

The workshop –which is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon 21 September 2011- will gather a wide array of experts and users in the area of Simulation and Virtual Reality, and showcase relevant projects and initiatives in the area of accessible design and simulation in the areas of automotive, home, working environment, infotainment and ehealth design.

Outline is as following:

  • 13.30-15.30 Workshop (per paper 15 minutes presentation + 5 minutes discussion)
  • 15.30- 15.45 Coffee break
  • 15.45-16.45 Workshop (Panel discussions)

Call for papers:
We launch a call for papers in the following categories:

  • Scientific papers
  • Technical papers

Workshop topics:

  • Virtual Reality and Digital Human Modelling
  • Virtual Reality Hardware and Modelling
  • VR Interfaces for Avatar Control
  • VR Interfaces for Object Manipulation
  • VR Applications in Accessibility Assessment
  • Assistive Technologies in VR
  • Scene interpretation and cognition in VR
  • Geometric Algorithms for Physical Simulation
  • Collision Avoidance in Virtual Reality Environments
  • Haptic Control Methods for VR
  • Anthropometry and Human Functionality Modelling and Simulation
  • User Modelling, Adaptation and Personalization
  • Verification and validation of Digital Human Modelling (DHM)
  • Ergonomics tools and techniques
  • Virtual interactive design and assessment
  • 3D Human Body Modelling
  • Human Body Motion Planning and Simulation
  • Special (older, impaired) Populations Data Collection and Modelling
  • Biomechanics and Comfort Factors
  • Accessibility & Usability in VR
  • VR & Design for All

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: 31st July 2011
  • Notification of acceptance abstract submission: 15th of August 2011
  • Paper submission deadline: 10th September 2011
  • Notification of acceptance and outcome of review process: 15th September 2011
  • Registration by 15th September 2011

Abstracts submission:
Abstracts submitted in the context of one of the above topics should not exceed 500 words. The title, authors and their contact and affiliation details (authors’ email address, telephone and fax number and affiliation name and address) as well as keywords (up to five) should be included.
Under the title of your abstract, please quote the relevant workshop topic. We would strongly recommend you to propose more than one topic, if applicable, quoting them in priority order.

Authors who are unable to provide an electronic version or have other circumstances that prevent such submission must contact us (veritas@marie-curie-bg.org) prior to submission to discuss alternative options.

Abstracts should be submitted to veritas@marie-curie-bg.org by 31st July 2011.

Submission declaration:
Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.
Any manuscript not complying with the above requirements will not be accepted.

Guidelines for Final Paper:
Download Guidelines for Final Papers.
Papers should be 6-8 pages in length.
Papers should be submitted to veritas@marie-curie-bg.org by 10th of September 2011.

Live demonstrations:
Additionally, VERITAS will also provide live demonstrations of its work at the conference’s Demo track.

Full details and guidelines on the conference are available on http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jvrc2011/index.aspx.

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