VRST 2019 - Calling all AR and VR professionals 3

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The 25th Annual ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) 2019 is accepting submissions for papers, posters and demos.

VRST 2019 will feature a special track on applied research in virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR).

VR and AR submissions for the event, taking place in Australia for the first time at Western Sydney University’s Parramatta City Campus between 12 and 15 November, can be made until 23:59pm on 19 July 2019.

VRST 2019 has confirmed an impressive line-up of international and local VR/AR keynote speakers, including Timoni West, director of extend reality (XR) research at Unity Technologies, and Mark Walsh, an animator and director who worked on classic Pixar Animation Studio films such as Toy Story, Ratatouille and Finding Nemo.

Dr Tomas Trescak, senior lecturer in intelligent systems for Western Sydney University’s School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, and the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, is the general chair for VRST 2019.

He told VRWorldTech: “VRST is an internationally renowned flagship XR conference which attracts the brightest researchers, developers, and high quality speakers in the exciting field of XR.”

“For the first time in its 25-year history, VRST 2019 will be hosted in Sydney, Australia, at Western Sydney University’s Parramatta City Campus where everyone from professionals to enthusiasts can learn about this disruptive and exciting technology.”

On the call for VR and AR research papers, demos and posters, Trescak said: “This year, VRST invites developers working on exciting XR projects to showcase their work and participate in our startup competition.”

“This competition will provide up-and-coming developers with an opportunity to collect immediate feedback and advice from XR researchers and industry professionals to potentially enhance delivery of their product development and designs.”

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