The 18th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM 2012) is dedicated to address the challenges in the areas of 3D acquisition and modeling, virtual visualization and interaction, multimedia and their applications.

Authors are solicited to contribute to the Conference by submitting articles that illustrate research results, projects and experiences that describe significant advances in the following subjects, organized in four main tracks, two oriented to technological developments, and two to application oriented researches. Topics include, but are not limited to, those listed below.

Technological tracksApplication oriented tracks

1 - 3D Content Development

Photogrammetry and Computer Vision
Active range sensors (laser, white light)
Remote sensing
Motion Tracking
Body scanning
Low-cost 3D devices for gaming
Range sensors based 3D modeling
Images based 3D modeling
CAD based 3D reconstructions
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Visual simulation of materials
Virtual GIS

3 - Cultural Heritage

Virtual Documentation
3D Repositories
Linking 3D to information systems
Virtualizing of world heritage properties
Preventive Conservation
Virtual models based restoration
Virtual Archaeology
Virtual Museums
Virtual Exhibitions
Multimedia valorization of CH sites
Serious Games in Cultural Heritage

 2 - Advances in VR Technologies

Computer Graphics
Local/remote rendering
Active/passive stereo displays
Immersive displays
Merging of real and virtual worlds (mixed/augmented reality, augmented virtuality)
Virtualization of other senses (Touch, Taste, Smell, Sound)
Haptic interaction
Multimodal interaction
Distributed VR

4 - VSMM, Art, and Society

Virtual storytelling
Simulation based training
VR & Learning Theories
Collaborative research and embodyment
Visualization of energy
Videogaming evolution
Digital Art
Digital live performances
Cultural Analytics
Digital Humanities
Retail applications
Industrial applications
Biomedical applications


Prospective authors are invited to submit technical or application papers. Papers should describe original and unpublished work on the topics of the conference and must be written in English. The papers must be formatted in IEEE double column, single space format. The length must not exceed 4 pages for short papers and 8 pages for long papers (including figures, tables and references). Authors are invited to present a non-mandatory abstract two weeks in advance of the paper submission in order to make smoother the revision process through a selection of the most suitable reviewers.


Prospective authors are invited to submit technical or application Demos. A 2m x 2m booth will be assigned to each demo for the duration of the whole conference. A description of the demo will be published on the proceedings as short paper, and a short presentation will be given in a specific session.


Workshops will be held on the first three days of the conference. A brief proposal (up to 2 pages) should be submitted to the Workshop chair within March 9th, 2012. Proposals for Workshops must include a title, an outline of the Workshop and its motivations, a short description of the material to be covered, contacts information including: name; affiliation; email; mailing address and a two pages CV for each presenter.

Special Sessions

Special sessions proposals could be submitted to the Technical Program chair. Proposal for Special Sessions must include a topical title, rationale, session outline, contact information for the session chair(s) and authors who have agreed to present a paper in the session, with a tentative title and short abstract (3000 chars max) for each paper.


Papers, Demos, Workshops and Special Sessions will be accepted only by electronic submission through this site

Important dates

Workshops/Special Sessions proposals: March 9th, 2012
Submission of Short/Full/Demo papers: March 20th, 2012
Notification of Acceptance: May 11th, 2012
Delivery of Camera Ready Papers: May 31st, 2012
Deadline for early registration: July 6th, 2012
Deadline for late registration: August 3rd, 2012
Conference Day #1: September 2nd, 2012