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Call For Paper Virtual World 2012

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Virtual Worlds III
3-5 July, 2012, Paris, France
We are
delighted to announce and call for papers for the Third International
Conference on Virtual Worlds (VW’2012) which will be held from July 3 to 5,
2012 in Paris (La Défense).
A Virtual
World can be defined as a computer-simulated environment with its own physical
and biological laws, populated by dynamic interacting entities such as
artificial creatures and human avatars. Whereas Virtual Reality largely focuses
on the design of 3D immersive spaces, and Artificial Life on the modeling and
study of life-like systems, Virtual Worlds embrace both dimensions by
synthesizing an entire digital universe. Their design and realization requires
competency in various fields from Virtual Reality and Physics to Artificial
Life and Ecology, Computer Graphics, High Performance Computing, and more.
Virtual Worlds
have many applications in 3D simulation, computer games and online business.
However, the approach is still broader and more fundamental. It also addresses
the crucial problem of elucidating the constitutive principles by which large
numbers of interacting elements can self-organize and produce emergent
phenomena as they are observed in the natural world. Therefore the study of
Virtual Worlds is particularly concerned with the formal basis of synthetic
universes and offers a promising new way to contribute to the understanding of
Nature and of complex systems in general.
Topics of interest for the
conference include, but are not limited to:
Virtual World applications
-           Video games and entertainment
-           Educational,
medical and business solutions
-           Virtual economies
-           Social
and philosophical implications
-           Virtual
Worlds and Ecology
Virtual World technologies
-           High
performance and low latency solutions
Virtual and Augmented Reality
-           “Avatarization”
-           Human-machine
Virtual World fundamentals
-           Artificial
physics and chemistries
-           Complex systems, emergence, self-organization
Artificial Life
-           Artificial
life and ecosystems
-           Evolution,
co-evolution and adaptation
-           Collective intelligence, cooperation, communication
Artificial creatures
-           Avatars
-           Virtual creatures
-           Intelligent agents
-           Conversational agents
The Program
Committee of VW’2012 is looking forward to high quality papers on substantial,
original, and unpublished research.
Full papers
may be submitted electronically from 16 October 2011 to 16 January 2012 via the
conference website.
All submitted
work will be assigned for double blind peer review. Authors of accepted papers
will be asked to register to the conference and present their work.
Papers must be
submitted in LNCS format and be up to 10 pages in length including abstract,
figures and references. Formatting instructions are available at :  http://www.springer.com/lncs
Short papers
(4 pages including abstract, figures and references) can also be submitted and
selected ones will be presented as posters during demos session.
Artistic and technical demos are
also welcome and can be submitted by contacting alainlioret@gmail.com
before 12 December 2011.
Final demos has to be set up
before 05 May 2012.
Important Dates
Paper submission deadline:               16 January 2012
Notification of acceptance :                05 March 2012
Early registration before :                   15 March 2012
Final paper deadline:                          05 April 2012
Conference days :                              03 July to 05
July 2012
Demos and Posters
Short Paper submission deadline:     16 January 2012
Notification of acceptance :                05 March 2012
Early registration before :                   15 March 2012
Final poster and demo deadline:        05 April 2012
We look forward to welcoming you
at the conference!
Steering Committee
- Alain Lioret,  Université Paris 8 (Chairman)
Contact : alainlioret@gmail.com
- Jean-Claude Heudin , Institut International du Multimédia
Contact : jean-claude.heudin@devinci.fr
- Stefan Bornhofen, EISTI
Contact : sb@eisti.fr
- Jean-Claude Torrel, Institut International du Multimédia
Contact : jean-claude.torrel@devinci.fr
Provisional Program Committee
Bruce Damer, DigitalSpace, USA                             
Jeffrey Ventrella, CDM, Vancouver,
Sébastien Barot, Bioemco,  France              
Evelyne Lutton, INRIA, France                     
Emmanuel Cayla, ESTP, France                  
Kevin Korb, Monash, Australia                     
Marc Métivier, Univ. Paris
Descartes, France          
Tom Barbalet, BIOTA, USA                          
Frederic Fol Leymarie , University of London, GB                            
Pierre Berger, Paris ACM
Siggraph, France            
Penousal Machado, University of
Coimbra, Portugal                                  
Jon Mc Cormack, Monash, Australia                        
Maciej Komosinski, Poznan
University, Poland                               
Mathew Lewis, Ohio State
University, USA                                     
Robyn Taylor, Alberta, Canada                    
Simon Richir, Ensam Angers,
Marc Ebner, Univ. Tübingen,
Gerald de Jong, Darwin @Home, USA
Joseph Nechvatal,  BIOTA, France
Alan Dorin, Monash, Australia                                              
Daniel Thalmann, EPFL, Suisse
Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Miralab,
Tatsuo Unemi, Tokyo, Japan
Leonel Moura, Portugal
Joseph Nechvatal, School of
Visual Arts, USA