We are happy to announce the new publication of The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research: Volume 5, Number 2: Asian Perspectives
The editorial team for this issue:
Kenneth Y T Lim,National Institute of Education, Singapore
Young Hoan Cho, National Institute of Education, Singapore
Michael Vallance, Future University, Hakodate, Japan
East vs. West? More like East and West. There is a lot the West and the East can learn from each other. Virtual worlds are perhaps one of the best examples. China, Singapore, Korea and Japan all present different approaches to virtual life. Technical and social norms reshape each other. These unique Asian perspectives about virtual worlds were the seed for this issue.
In this issue you will find perspectives from East Asia and Southeast Asia; the contrasts and comparisons are at once diverse and revealing.
Confirmed Speakers: Yesha Sivan, Jon Preston, Jeff Chastine, Dov Teeni
08:30--09:00 Breakfast & Welcome 09:00--09:30 Yesha Sivan - The status of AR today, followed by the "SIGHT" Movie 09:30--10:00 Jon Preston and Jeff Chastine - Augmented Reality: a Narrative, Symbiotic Approach in Combining Virtual and Physical Worlds 10:00--10:30 Submitted papers 10:30--11:00 Submitted papers 11:00--11:30 Dov Teeni - AR in I.S.: Setting a Research Agenda 11:30--12:00 Review and Discussion
Call for papers: Given the exploratory purposes of this workshop, we invitewell-articulated papers (2-3 pages including visuals) with one-page bio and background of the author(s). We particularly seek experimental and forward-looking papers. We also welcome conceptual papers with theoretical flavor, as well as completed research papers or research-in-progress papers. Some of the submitted papers may be invited for fast-tracking to the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research.
Suggested research topics include, but are not limited to (#x refers to the image in the JVWR web site): • Devices (See example #1, #4) • AR definitions and technologies • Commercial uses of AR • Educational use of AR. (#2) • Research methodologies for AR • Medical uses of AR. (#5) • Defense related AR • Standards and tools for AR (#3) • What should CIOs know about AR • The relation of Mobile and AR • Web and AR, WebGL, Edb3D, etc. • And more…
How to Submit: Authors/Presenters: Send 2-3 page description with one-page bio and background to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadlines: Submission by authors: Oct 19, 11:59 EST (New York time) Decision to authors: By Oct 21, 11:59 EST (New York time)
How to Register: Please register soon; space is limited. You can register to this event in three ways (a) as part of your ICIS registration or (b) just for the workshop (c) fax based registration.
(a) The registration for ICIS 2012 including the AR workshop (you will see it in the list on ancillary events) is now open athttp://icis2012.aisnet.org/index.php/conf-registration, choose the first option. You must use your AIS member information to log in and register.