With the recent emergence of a new generation of displays, smart devices and wearables, the field of Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality (VAMR) is rapidly expanding, transforming and moving towards the mainstream market. At the same time, VAMR applications in a variety of domains are also reaching maturity and practical usage. From the point of view of the user experience, VAMR promises possibilities to reduce interaction efforts and cognitive load, while also offering contextualized information, by combining different sources and reducing attention shifts, and opening the 3D space. Such scenarios offer exciting challenges associated with underlying and supporting technologies, interaction and navigation in virtual and augmented environments, as well as design and development.

The 12th International Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, an affiliated conference of the HCI International Conference, provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to disseminate and exchange scientific and technical information on VAMR-related topics in various applications. The presentations cover a wide range of topics, centered on themes related to interaction techniques, development issues, underlying technologies, and user experience and performance. With recent advances in robotics and artificial intelligence-based systems, topics of interest have expanded to include VAMR-based techniques for human-robot interaction and human interaction with intelligent systems.

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Indicative topics/keywords of the broad spectrum of issues to be addressed:

  • Applications
    • Consumer products and experience
    • Education and training
    • Entertainment
    • Gaming
    • History and culture
    • Human-robot interaction and remote systems
    • Industrial
    • Medical and healthcare
    • Military
    • Rehabilitation
    • Social computing
    • Virtual worlds and long-term persistent environments
  • Interaction and navigation in VAMR
    • Avatar instantiation
    • Human factors
    • Immersion
    • Locomotion
    • Orientation and navigation
    • Teleoperation, puppeteering, and autonomy
  • Issues in development and use of VAMR
    • Distributed environments
    • Embodiment
    • Fidelity
    • Occlusion
    • Performance measurement
    • Platform requirements
    • Presence in VAMR (Criteria and measurement; Design issues)
    • Sensory and perception
    • Simulator sickness
    • Situational awareness
  • Underlying & supporting technologies
    • Alternative computing environments (Wearable; Pervasive computing)
    • CAVE and multi-participant environments (Head mounted displays; Field of view; Resolution; Rendering speed; Parallax and perspective)
    • Mobile systems
    • Multimodal interfaces
    • Sensory substitution
    • Telepresence systems
    • Tracking technologies
    • Visualization and image rendering
  • Program Chair


    U.S. Army Research Laboratory, USA

  • Program Chair


    U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center, USA

  • Board Members

  • Daniel Carruth
    Mississippi State University., United States
  • Shih-Yi Chien
    National Chengchi University, Taiwan
  • Jeff Hansberger
    U.S. Army Research Laboratory, United States
  • Fotis Liarokapis
    Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  • Joseph B. Lyons
    Air Force Research Laboratory, United States
  • Phillip Mangos
    Adaptive Immersion Technologies, United States
  • Crystal Maraj
    University of Central Florida, United States
  • Rafael Radkowski
    Iowa State University, United States
  • Maria Olinda Rodas
    Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC), United States
  • Jose San Martin
    Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
  • Andreas Schreiber
    German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
  • Peter Smith
    University of Central Florida, United States
  • Simon Su
    CCDC Army Research Laboratory, United States
  • Tom Williams
    Colorado School of Mines, United States
  • Kevin Wynne
    University of Baltimore, United States
  • Denny Yu
    Purdue University, United States