User-Embodied Interaction in Virtual Reality


We invite you to participate in the 1st Workshop on User-Embodied Interaction in Virtual Reality (UIVR) 2019, which will be co-located with Mensch und Computer (MuC) 2019 in Hamburg, Germany on September 8-11, 2019. We seek papers describing original research, work in progress, as well as novel applications and systems from all areas of embodied user interaction in virtual environments. The workshop focuses on challenges related to virtual embodiment for single users and collaborative virtual environments and provides a platform for discussions spanning the virtual reality and human-computer interaction research communities.

Topics of Interest

Submissions should address one or more of the following topics within embodied user interaction. Unlisted but strongly related topics are also welcome.

  • User embodiment technology in VR/MR/AR
  • Body ownership and agency
  • Embodied interaction with multiple users
  • Perceptual and cognitive studies concerning user embodiment
  • Social interactions with embodied user representations
  • Avatar appearance and behavior
  • Embodied interaction in asymmetric setups
  • Applications of user embodiment (therapy, training, etc.)
  • Augmentation of user-embodied interactions
  • Haptic, tactile, and olfactory embodiment

Note: If you are interested in VR and AR applied in Everyday Context, please refer to the VARECo workshop: also co-located with the Mensch und Computer conference.

Submission Types and Deadlines

The workshop solicits two submission categories: full papers and flashlight presentations.

Flashlight Presentations

Authors of flashlight presentations are asked to submit an extended abstract of 1-2 page length (including references) of preliminary work of any status, that may be conceptual or already comprise a position, a prototype implementation, or preliminary results. Authors of accepted flashlight submissions are expected to hold a 5-minute flashlight presentation (similar to a fast-forward or madness presentation) during a special session at the workshop.

Full Paper Submissions

Full papers should be of 6-10 pages in length (excluding references) and make a substantial scientific contribution to the field of user-embodied interaction. Submissions may be of theoretical or empirical nature. We encourage interdisciplinary works and position papers that foster a discussion.

Note that we accept full paper submissions previously published for presentation. These papers should be marked with [PP] in the title and will not appear in the proceedings.

Authors of accepted full paper submissions are expected to give a 20 minute presentation at the workshop.

For more details, see the call for papers.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 5 June 2019 (23:59 CET)

Extended submission deadline: 15 June 2019 (23:59 CET)

Notification: 27 June 2019

Notification: 28 June 2019

Camera-ready deadline: 5 July 2019 (23:59 CET)

Camera-ready deadline: 10 July 2019 (23:59 CET)

Workshop: 9 September 2019