The Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) group in the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (German Informatics Society) aims to advance scientific work in the field of Virtual and Augmented Reality and to support the exchange of information among scientists. The workshop, initiated by the GI-Group VR/AR 18 years ago, is an established platform for the exchange of information and ideas. Traditionally, interested parties from science and practice meet here once a year. The workshop offers the ideal framework to discuss current results and projects from research and development with an expert audience. Last but not least, the workshop is an ideal forum to establish and maintain contacts or to get an insight into current work on virtual and augmented reality in Germany.

One of the main goals of the GI-Group VR/AR is to give young scientists the opportunity to present their scientific work to an expert audience. This includes, among others, ongoing doctoral projects, but also outstanding student work from universities. After the workshop, the authors of the best articles will be invited to submit an extended version of the article to a special issue of the Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting (JVRB).

The GI VR/AR Workshop will take place this year from September 9 – 10, 2021 at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences in Sankt Augustin near Bonn. It will be co-located with ICAT-EGVE.


Contributions to the workshop are invited in any area of Virtual and Augmented Reality. This includes in particular, but is not limited to:

  • 3D input devices and interaction techniques
  • Avatars and agents
  • Display technologies and tracking
  • (Real-time) rendering
  • Education and edu-/infotainment
  • Entertainment and Experiences
  • Society and socio-technical aspects
  • Human Factors
  • Industrial application scenarios
  • Innovative and artistic applications
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Multimodal interaction
  • System architectures and intelligent environments
  • Distributed and cooperative VR/AR environments
  • VR/AR on the Web
  • VR/AR and games
  • VR/AR and art

Important dates

Submission deadline May 17, 2021 (AOE) Extension: June 1, 2021(AOE)

Notification June 07, 2021 (AOE) June 21, 2021 (AOE)

Deadline Camera Ready Version July 25, 2021 (AOE)

Workshop registration deadline August 9, 2021 (AOE)

GI VR/AR Workshop September 9 +10, 2021 (AOE)

Further information:

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