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  • Deadline:
    May 30, 2008, midnight
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Call for Papers
International Conference on Cyberworlds (CW 2008)

URL: http://www.china-vr.com/cw08/index.htm
Hangzhou, China

September 22-24, 2008

The conference Proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society
Press. Selceted papers of high-quality will be published on "The Visual
Computer", "Transactions on Edutainment", "The International Journal of
Virtual Reality".

Cyberworlds are information worlds being formed on Internet either
intentionally or spontaneously, with or without design. As information
worlds, they are either virtual or real, and can be both. In terms of
information modeling, the theoretical ground for the Cyberworlds is far
above the level of integrating spatial database models and temporal database
models. This conference will deal with large distributed information worlds
on Internet and methods/tools used for creating such worlds.

This year, Cyberworlds 2008 (CW2008) will be held in Hangzhou, China.
Hangzhou has long been a famous tourist attraction. The widely expressed
Chinese proverb, "in heaven there is paradise and on earth there are
Hangzhou and Suzhou" combined with the words of Marco Polo who described
this place as, "the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world" have
helped to make Hangzhou one of the biggest tourist attractions in the entire

Conference Topics:
Philosophy, evolution, and ethics of Cyberworlds
Cyberworlds and their impact on the real worlds
Telemedicine, healthcare in Cyberworlds
Mobile computing, mobile graphics, mobile game
E-learning, web-based learning and edutainment
Intelligent agents in Cyberworlds
Digital watermarking, Internet security, information hiding
Distributed virtual environments
Cyber fairs and digital museums
Game engine, game algorithm, and multi-user web games
VR/AR/MR for Industrial design, digital heritage
Shared virtual worlds, Collaborative work using Cyberworlds
Human animation in Cyberworlds
Virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed Reality
Computer vision for Cyberworlds
Cyberethics and cyberlaws
Communication in Cyberworlds
Data mining and warehousing in Cyberworlds
Bioinformatics for cyberlife and medicine
E-business in Cyberworlds
Cyberworlds for manufacturing, civil planning, and bioengineering
Multimedia information retrieval/indexing in Cyberworlds
Biometrics in Cyberworlds

Important dates
Submission: 30 April, 2008
Notification: 25 May, 2008
Registration: 15 June, 2008
Camera Ready: 25 June, 2008
Conference: 22-24 September, 2008

CW 2008 will provide an opportunity for scientists and engineers from around
the world to share the latest research, ideas, and developments in these
fields. The conference will consist of full paper sessions and hands-on
demonstrations where research groups, artists, and vendors will show the
state-of-the-art in the field.

Web Site: http://www.china-vr.com/cw08
Contact: Professor Zhigeng PAN (State Key Lab of CAD&CG, Zhejiang
University, Hangzhou, China)
E-mail: cw2008@cad.zju.edu.cn

Organising Committee

Conference Honorary Chair:
Tosiyasu Laurence Kunii, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan

General Conference Chair:
Zhigeng Pan, Zhejiang University, China

General Conference Co-Chairs:
Xiaoyi Jiang, University of Münster, Germany
Daniel Thalmann, EPFL, Switzerland (Special Issues)

Conference Steering Committee:
Tosiyasu Laurence Kuni, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan
Hock Soon Seah, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Alexei Sourin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Program Committee Chairs:
Xuelong Li, University of London, UK
Enhua WU, University of Macau & Academia Sinica, China

Publication Chair:
Yong Liu, Zhejiang University, China

Publicity Chair:
Dacheng Tao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Workshop Chair:
Wei Zhang, Tsinghua University, China

Dacheng TAO
Department of Computing
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Office: PQ 704, Building P
Phone: 00852 2766 7266
Fax: 00852 2764 2528
Home Page: http://www4.comp.polyu.edu.hk/~csdct/

Dr. Zhigeng Pan
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of VR
Acting Director, DEARC, Zhejiang Unversity
Chairman, VR Committee, China Society of Image and Graphics
Professor, State Key Lab of CAD&CG
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027, China
TEL: 86-571-88206682-509 ; MOBILE: 86-13957182360
FAX: 86-571-88206680; MSN: zhigengpan@gmail.com