Call: 25th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST 2019)

Call for Papers, Abstracts, Demos, and Posters

VRST 2019: 25th Annual ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology
Sydney, Australia
12 November to 15 November 2019

Submission deadlines:
Papers and abstracts: 19 July 2019
Posters and Demos: 15 August 2019

Dear Colleagues

Western Sydney University invites you to submit papers, abstracts, demos, and posters for the 25th Annual ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST 2019).

VRST 2019 is the premier international symposium for the presentation of new research results, systems, and techniques among researchers and developers concerned with Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality software and technology.

For the 25th silver anniversary of the conference, this year VRST 2019 will be hosted by Western Sydney University in Sydney, Australia, from 12 November to 15 November 2019. VRST 2019 is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), SIGCHI, and SIGGRAPH.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality / Mixed Reality (XR) technology and devices
  • Advanced display technologies and immersive projection technologies
  • Low-latency and high-performance XR
  • Multi-user and distributed XR
  • XR software infrastructures
  • XR authoring systems
  • Human interaction and collaborative techniques for XR
  • Input devices for XR
  • Tracking and sensing
  • Multisensory and multimodal systems for XR
  • Brain-computer interfaces
  • Haptics, smell and taste
  • Audio and music processing, and/or sound synthesis for XR
  • Computer vision and computer graphics techniques for XR
  • Immersive simulations in XR and Immersive analytics
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Real-time physics-based modelling
  • Real-time and physically based rendering
  • Avatars and virtual humans in XR
  • Tele-operation and telepresence
  • Performance testing & evaluation
  • Locomotion and navigation in virtual environments
  • Perception, presence, virtual embodiment, and cognition
  • Teleoperation and telepresence
  • Computer animation for XR
  • XR applications e.g. training systems, medical systems
  • XR for fabrication
  • Innovative HCI approaches in XR
  • Multi-disciplinary research projects involving innovative use of XR


All accepted papers will be published in the ACM digital library in the VRST collection. 


For further information on submission guidelines and key conference dates, please visit:

For any enquiries relating to submissions, please email

AoE (Anywhere on Earth)

July 19, 2019 (23:59 AoE): Papers with all material submission
August 15, 2019 (23:59 AoE): Posters and demos submission
September 15, 2019 (23:59 AoE): Author notification for papers, posters and demos
September 22, 2019 (23:59 AoE): Camera-ready papers, posters, and demos
November 12-15, 2019: Conference in Sydney, Australia


Symposium General Chair:
Tomas Trescak, Australia

Conference Chairs:
Simeon Simoff, Australia
Deborah Richards, Australia
Anton Bogdanovych, Australia

Program Chairs:
Thierry Duval, France
Torsten Kuhlen, Germany
Yuichi Itoh, Japan
Shigeo Morishima, Japan
Huyen Nguyen, Australia

Demo Chair:
Richard Skarbez, Australia

Poster Chair:
Martin Masek, Australia

For all general conference enquiries, please contact:

We look forward to seeing you at VRST 2019!


Dr Tomas Trescak
VRST 2019 Symposium General Chair

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