Saturday, September 29, 2012

[JVWR] Asian Perspectives: A New Issue of the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research



Journal of Virtual Worlds Research
Dear members,

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.
We are also happy to let you know of the following:
  • Our next issue Managerial and Commercial Applications will be led by Shu Schiller, from Wright State University, USA
  • Check our web site's special page on events in our field.
  • Review past issues on our website's special all issues cover view page.
  • We welcome you to join our Facebook page 'theJVWR' and follow @theJVWR on Twitter
  • And/or subscribe to our mailing list (on the top left of http://www.jvwreserach.org).
Wishing you all an interesting reading in this special "Asian Perspectives" issue, and a joyful journey in the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research,

Tzafnat Shpak
Coordinating Editor
Prof. Yesha Y. Sivan
Managing Editor

TheJVWR - The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research
http://jvwresearch.org
Vol.5 No.2: Asian Perspectives



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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pre-ICIS JVWR Workshop - Augmented Reality in IS: Setting a Research Agenda

 

 
 
Augmented Reality Workshopt at ICIS 2012
 
Augmented Reality in IS: Setting a Research Agenda

Pre-ICIS 2012 JVWR Workshop
December 16, 2012 08:30AM-12:00PM

Orlando FL, USA

Background about AR:
Journal web: www.jvwresearch.org
Event page: http://jvwresearch.org/index.php/component/content/article/11-events/42
"Sight" - a vision of AR in the near future:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPMggzUlcDc
Intro to the workshop in Google Hangout:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt7yGo2P96g

Augmented Reality (for example:http://mashable.com/follow/topics/augmented-reality/) is one of the “hottest” topics in IT/IS. The rise of high-end mobile cameras, GPS, and devices with on-cloud computation allow for many new opportunities. Theoretical research in the field (see for example:http://www.ismar11.org/) is now being further developed into applications.
1. Google eyewear Glass 2. Virtual Dinos - Japan 20093. BMW - AR Service Application
4. AR Headset & Gloves5. AR Immersive Cocoon6. AR Business Card

Confirmed Speakers:
Yesha Sivan, Jon Preston, Jeff Chastine, Dov Teeni

Agenda:

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 info@jvwresearch.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.

(b) You can attend just the AR workshop -- register herehttp://icis2012.aisnet.org/index.php/conf-registration and choose the second option.

(c)  If you need fax based registration go here:http://icis2012.aisnet.org/index.php/conf-registrationchoose third option (this is NOT recommended).

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!
Thankfully,

Yesha Sivan
Professor and Head of the Management Information System Program
Tel Aviv Academic College
Managing Editor, The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research

Shu Schiller
Associate Professor
Department of Information Systems & Operations Management
Raj Soin College of Business
Wright State University

Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah
Professor of Business & Information Technology
Department of Business & Information Technology
Missouri University of Science and Technology