Call for Contributions

XR (extended or cross reality) technology is gaining relevance in many professional domains, and is used and experimented with for the sake of manifold purposes. The XRWALC workshop at ACM IMX 2022 is aiming to explore the latest advancements with a focus on three particular application aspects:

  • Remote analytics: inspect and interact with remote systems, explore and analyze data within immersive XR environments
  • Immersive learning: exploit the advantages of safe and affordable learning environments that allow to simulate, try out, experience, learn and train;
  • Collaboration in XR: approaches to design and enable group collaboration.

XRWALC is calling for contributions that push the state-of-the-art and contribute to the exchange within the research and industry community. Around its three focus areas, we welcome contributions concerning the following aspects in particular:

  • advancements in XR technology: AR, VR, MR, omnidirectional video, volumetric representations
  • novel approaches for learning, realistic simulations, learning analytics
  • behavior analytics and skill assessment
  • immersive analytics for recorded and real-time data
  • interaction with digital twins
  • haptic interfaces in the context of XR
  • gamification in professional application scenarios
  • automation of content adaptation and personalization
  • automated cinematography for both filmed and virtual content
  • user experience evaluation, particularly concerning immersion and telepresence
  • field studies evaluating the use of XR technology, for example regarding the appropriateness, accuracy and effectiveness of these technologies in certain application scenarios
  • approaches to support XR accessibility in the context of workplace applications
  • market studies

XRWALC is calling for ‘extended abstracts’ with a target length of 4 pages (no hard limit). The extended abstracts can be anything that contributes to the workshop, for example short summaries of research advancements or studies, novel concepts and approaches, or descriptions of practical problems and research questions which the authors seek to discuss. In other words, it can be anything between a statement of interest and a short research paper. The stronger the contribution, the higher the chances to be selected for oral presentation. An extended abstract can also be a description of a demonstration the authors would like to exhibit at the workshop.

Top contributions will be presented as oral talks while further contributions get the opportunity to obtain feedback in an interactive poster and demo session. All participants get the chance to actively contribute to the more interactive workshop and discussion sessions.

Submissions must be written in English and formatted according to a predefined template (see Paper Submission page). Reviews will be single‐blinded, so papers must include the information about the authors and their affiliations. Papers will be judged on their relevance, novelty, scientific and technical content and correctness, and clarity of presentation.

The organizers of the workshop aim to publish Workshop Proceedings via an openly accessible repository. Further, a Special Issue in a suitable journal is being planned, inviting the workshop participants to contribute more comprehensive papers.

XRWALC is designed as a hybrid workshop in principle. Details will be announced later, depending on the course of the pandemic. Please check the workshop website for any changes and updates.