Call: SLACTIONS: Life, imagination and work using metaverse platforms 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline for submissions (1st call extension): 19th July 2010

SLACTIONS: Life, imagination and work using metaverse platforms 2010
MBS SL Island, 18-19 November 2010

Conference background and goals
SLACTIONS 2010 provides an international forum for presentation and discussion of research on most areas currently enabled by metaverse platforms.

Format of the Conference
SLACTIONS is an international conference with a unique hybrid format held simultaneously in a virtual world (Second Life) and at physical locations in countries around the world on the topic of metaverse platforms. All paper presentations and plenary sessions by guest speakers will be held on-line in the Second Life virtual world, but also projected locally for participants that attend the physical Local Chapters. Participants can also follow the proceedings broadcast on Wimba classroom and have the opportunity to ask questions through this platform as well as through SL.

Pre-Conference and Post-conference electronic forums will be held so that session paper abstracts (or full papers) can be read before the conference, and authors can interact during one week before and after the conference. Podcasts, slideshows and links to research websites are also welcome and encouraged.

Contributors of full and short papers are also encouraged to show a poster outlining their paper and time of presentation before and during the conference on the MBS island.

If you are interested in organising a local chapter at your institution, please contact us as soon as possible.

Best Papers
In addition to an overall Outstanding Paper award for the conference, papers that bridge disciplinary areas are of special interest and will be considered for a “Best Interdisciplinary Paper” award.

Types of submissions
A full paper of up to 8 pages for oral presentation

  • A “work in progress” paper or other short paper of 4 pages for oral presentation
  • Posters (one page or 2-3 page interactive)
  • Proposals for demonstrations (500 words) on all topics concerning virtual worlds.
  • Proposals for workshops (500 words) at Local Chapters or inworld prior to or during the conference are also invited
  • A Flickr image or YouTube video, indexed with the tag “slactions 10” for poster presentations ‘in-world’ or presentation in SL using a creative format

All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.

We will accept papers from the full spectrum of intellectual disciplines and technological endeavors in which metaverse platforms are currently being used. Topics covered may include but are not limited to:

  • Accessibility in metaverse platforms
  • Advanced scientific visualization in metaverse platforms
  • Automatic content generation
  • Behavioral studies in the metaverse
  • Combination of metaverse platforms with external systems (e-learning, e-business, etc.)
  • Communicational paradigms in the metaverse
  • Content management
  • Creativity, design, and arts on the metaverse
  • E-business and e-commerce applications
  • Educational research, applications, and case studies
  • Embodiment in metaverses and Gender Studies
  • GIS/metaverse mash-ups
  • Integration between metaverse platforms
  • Nonprofit activities and fundraising
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methodologies
  • Social Sciences studies in or through metaverse platforms
  • Space representation, use, and management in metaverses
  • Using metaverse platforms for cooperation

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