Call: ICAT 2013: The 23rd International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence

ICAT 2013: The 23rd International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence
December 11-13, 2013, Miraikan, Tokyo, Japan

Submission Deadline: August 10, 2013
Acceptance Notification: September 30, 2013
Camera-Ready Deadline: October 21, 2013

Posters and Demos:
Submission Deadline: October 4, 2013
Acceptance Notification: October 18, 2013
Camera Ready Due: November 1, 2013

ICAT 2013 Conference: December 11-13, 2013

ICAT (International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence) is the oldest established international conference on Virtual Reality (VR) and Telexistence. Started in 1991, ICAT has annually brought together VR, MR, and Telerobotics researchers from around the globe. It has been held in different locations in Asia, Oceania, and Europe. VR and Telexistence have the potential to augment human ability in perception, understanding, and action in time and space. The technologies that are the focus of this research community also make it possible for humans to be seemingly anywhere at any given time, thus providing humans virtually ubiquitous impact and interaction possibilities.

ICAT 2013 will not only look for innovations in VR technology itself, but also explore novel ways to express and transfer information and creative ideas to societies and their people. ICAT 2013 will include technical sessions covering traditional VR areas as well as new emerging areas with a lineup of plenary sessions, invited talks, technical tours, and technology/art exhibitions.

The organizing committee cordially invites you to submit original technical work and experimental results related to Virtual Reality to this conference. Each submission will be refereed on the basis of technical quality, novelty, significance, and clarity.

We invite contributions on a broad range of topics, such as

Artificial Reality / Virtual Reality
Teleoperation / Telepresence / Telexistence
Augmented Reality / Mixed Reality
Motion Tracking
Real Time Computer Simulation
Ubiquitous / Wearable Computing
Visual and Auditory Displays
Anthropomorphic Intelligent Robotics
Software Architectures for VR
Immersive Projection Technologies
Retroreflective Projection Technologies (RPT)
Tools for Modeling VR Systems
Multi/Cross-Modal Interfaces
Evaluation of VR Techniques and Systems
Distributed and Collaborative VR Systems
Augmented Humans
Natural User Interfaces
Brain-Machine Interfaces / Brain-Computer Interfaces
Human Robot Interaction
Medical VR/AR


ICAT 2013 uses a single-blind review process. Outstanding original paper submissions, as identified by the review process, will be accepted as oral presentations or poster presentations.

Authors of accepted papers will be responsible for preparing a final camera- ready electronic version of their paper. The copyright of the final papers must be transferred to VRSJ (The Virtual Reality Society of Japan).

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings distributed on USB flash drives and archived on the ICAT webpage.

The ICAT 2013 is supported by IEEE Technical Co-sponsorship. Accepted papers will be archived via IEEE Xplore after the conference. ICAT 2013 reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference. In particular, a paper accepted for the ICAT 2013 technical program will not be published at IEEE Xplore if its authors do not present the paper at the conference.


Authors should submit papers through an electronic submission system, which will be announced at the conference URL:

Papers have to be written in English and can be of up to 8 pages in length. They must be formatted according to the IEEE Computer Society VGTC authoring guidelines:

Authors can submit one ZIP file as supplemental material, including movies, images, etc. The maximum total storage size of the paper and the supplemental material will be announced with the submission instructions.


General Co-chairs:
Susumu Tachi
Masahiko Inami

Program Co-Chairs:
Hideo Saito
Tobias Hollerer
Christian Sandor

Organizing Co-chairs:
Maki Sugimoto
Kouta Minamizawa

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