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12th Int'l Conference on Virtual Systems & Multimedia (VSMM 2006), Xi'an, China

16-20 October 2006

Interactive Technologies & Sociotechnical Systems:
New Developments and Solutions for Cultural Heritage, Healthcare, Gaming, Robotics and the Arts

The 12th VSMM conference is hosted this year in the magnificent cultural city of Xi’an, China, known for the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, which are praised as "the eighth major wonder of the world”.

This is the first time that VSMM is sited in China. VSMM 2006 will bring experts from five continents to give presentations, exchange information and learn about the latest developments in the field of virtual systems and multimedia by focusing on their applications in Heritage, Games, Robotics, and the Arts.

VSMM2006, Xi’an, will present plenary sessions, invited talks, tutorials, panels, poster sessions, workshops, visits and an innovative technology exhibition

Full and short papers are solicited.

Important Dates
Papers (long & short) and Proposals for panels and workshops: July 15, 2006
Notification of acceptance: July 10, 2006
Camera ready electronic paper: August 10, 2006
Conference: October 18-20, 2006

Conference Honorary Chairs
* Qingping Zhao (Beihang University, MOE, China)
* Takeo Ojika (Chubu Gakuin University, Japan)

Conference Chairs
* Nanning Zheng (Xi'an Jiaotong University, China)
* Daniel Thalmann (EPFL, Switzerland)

Program Co-chairs
* Alonzo C. Addison (UNESCO World Heritage Centre – Virtual Heritage Network, USA)
* Maurizio Forte (Italian National Research Council, Italy)
* Hongbin Zha (Peking University, China)

Organizing Co-chairs
* Zhigeng Pan (Zhejiang University, China)
* Yuehu Liu (Xi'an Jiaotong University, China)
* Jiaxin Wang (Tsinghua University, China)

Conference Secretariat
* Jianru Xue (Xi'an Jiaotong University, China)
* Xioahong Jiang (VR Committee, CSIG, China)

Virtual Systems and Multimedia Society
* Takeo Ojika (Honorary President)
* Hal Thwaites (President)
* Alonzo Addison (Vice President)
* Scot Refsland (Vice President)
* Robert Stone (Vice President)
* Daniel Pletinckx (VSMM2006 conference adviser)
* Mario Santana Quintero (Executive Officer)

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Monday, 16 October 2006
Friday, 20 October 2006

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