Wednesday, February 27, 2013

March 18-21, 2013: GPU Technology Conference (GTC) - San Jose Conference Center, CA

GPU Technology Conference San Jose 2013

Register today and received an additional JVWR 10% discount when you use promo code GMNVE875512UX1Z.

GPU Technology Conference (GTC), San Jose Conference Center

March 18-21, 2013
San Jose, CA, USA

GTC is the place to learn about and share how advances in GPU technology help scientists, developers, graphic artists, designers, researchers, engineers, and IT managers tackle their day-to-day graphics and computational challenges. Through world-class education, including hundreds of technical sessions, tutorials, panel discussions, and moderated roundtables, GTC brings together thought leaders from a wide range of fields.

Explore the full line-up of 400+ sessions:



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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

WIX Hackathon: March 7-9 2013 ​Call for developers to make money

Wix, is a power house, in the web ecosystem. Via Wix, over 30 million sites were created. and Wix -- if you did not know -- is an Israeli company. I had the great pleasure to visit last week.

This year, Wix has gone the next step, and has created an the Wix app market where 3rd parties can create AND SELL apps to Wix site.

In the Hackathon, you will first learn how to build the apps, and then ... build them.

See sign up page
and Facebook group

RSVP is a must

Thursday, March 7 - Pre Hackathon workshop​
18:00     Meet up and drinks
18:30     David Schwartz - Wix App Market - designing the right App to win
19:00     Yoav Abrahami - Working with Wix SDK
21:00     Drinks and mingling - Start crafting your ideas and building your teams.

​​Friday, March 8 - First day​
10:00     Get together and breakfast

11:00     Opening
11:30     Entrepreneurs and innovators pitches. 1 minute each!!!
12:30    L​unch and Team up!
19:00     Dinner

​Saturday, March 9 - Second day
10:00    Breakfast

12:30    Lunch
17:00     Last chance to submit App
18:00    Demos
19:30    Winners announced
20:00    Food, drinks and after party

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

CFP JVWR Special Issue on Arts

Journal of Virtual Worlds Research
CFP JVWR Issue on the Arts

At the end of the year (2012) we looked at all past unpublished submissions to find the best papers for the Assembled issue. We had more than 50 submissions.

Apparently, we had several unique papers connecting virtual worlds and the arts. Thus we have decided to make a special issue about "Arts and Virtual Worlds" as Volume 6 No. 2 (due for publication around June 2013 -- this year!)


We are looking for 1-2 co-editors for this issue -- if you have an interest and background in the field as well as experience in academic editing, please let us know by sending your CV and a cover letter to

Also: if you have a ready  FULL art-related paper that you think may fit this issue, please submit it ASAP (deadline: 20-Feb-2013).

Current authors, who have already submitted relevant papers will be notified, as their papers start the review process.

New authors are invited to submit papers that are innovative, original, and contribute to the advancement of understanding of the arts as it applies to virtual worlds. Papers will be considered by the Guest Editorial Board and reviewed by expert referees using our double -open policy. Double-open policy means that in general, authors do not need to anonymize their papers, and reviewers identity is also known to authors. For more details about it see JVWR site --> About JVWR --> For Authors --> Our double-Open Policy.

Submission Instructions
Authors are invited to submit full papers via the JVWR publishing system (see> about > for authors). Accepted papers will be published online in Volume 6, Number 2 of the Journal, 2013.

Deadlines and Timeline
Please use the Journal publishing system (login at the top right of the journal site, state that your submission is for the Arts issue.)

Tentative Deadlines
  • Authors submit full paper: 15 February, 2013
  • Editors send reviewers’ feedback on the paper, and indication of acceptance or rejection: 15 March 2013
  • Submission of revised paper (if necessary): 1 April 2013
  • Editors’ decision and comments for accepted papers: 15 April 2013
  • Authors submission of final version: 30 April 2013
  • Staff editors & authors work till planned publication date: 15 June 2013
Further Information
The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research ( is an online, open access academic journal that engages a wide spectrum of scholarship and welcomes contributions from the many disciplines and approaches that intersect virtual worlds research. The field of virtual worlds research is a continuously evolving area of study that spans across many disciplines and the JVWR editorial team looks forward to engaging a wide range of creative and scholarly work.

For any information regarding this call, please contact:
Tzafnat Shpak, Coordinating Editor
We are also happy to let you know of the following:
  • Save the dates: JVWR event in Milan, Italy at ICIS 2013. So -- mark your calendars around December 16-18, 2013 (
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We wish us all a healthy and productive year.

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

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