ICAT 2008
18th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence
December 1-3, 2008
Keio University, Yokohama, Japan

ICAT 2008

ICAT is the oldest international conference on Virtual Reality and Telexistence. The organizing committee cordially invites you to submit your technical work and experimental results in Virtual Reality science and technology to this conference.

Call for demo

call for demo : txt version

ICAT'08 will host a demonstration session each day. It features live demonstrations given by their developers, and provides an opportunity for researchers on artificial reality and telexistence and for practitioners to present and exchange ideas in an interactive way. These demonstrations present all or part of a working system developed for various tasks in this field.

We request proposals for demonstrations on any topics that are related to artificial reality and telexistence from both academic institutions and industry. Please submit the following in a single file (preferably in ZIP) by email at icat2008-demo (at) ozawa.ics.keio.ac.jp.
  • Title
  • List of Authors
  • Contact information (name, e-mail, phone, fax)
  • A short demo description (2 to 4 pages in PDF) : see this demo template in MS word or LaTeX.
  • Equipment provided by authors
  • Specific requirements concerning space, power, network, and security
  • (optional) A full demo description (any length in PDF; may not be reviewed)
  • (optional) Video clips (MPEG or QuickTime) that support your proposal.
  • (optional) Executable code and sample data
Note: You are encouraged to bring as much of your own equipment as possible. We suggest that participants bring a poster to the session to support their demonstration.

Important Dates

Demonstations submission deadline extended :
Demonstrations acceptance notification :
October 24, 2008 (Pasific Daylight Time, GMT-7)
October 30, 2008

Call for poster

call for poster : pdf version

The electronic sumission system will be opened soon for poster submission. The paper length should be up to 4 pages. The accepted poster papers (4 pages) will be published on the same proceeding as the full papers.

poster submission dead-line :
camera ready :
September 29, 2008 (Pasific Daylight Time, GMT-7)
October 10, 2008

Main themes

  • Artificial Reality / Virtual Reality
  • Teleoperation / Telexistence /Telepresence
  • Augmented Reality / Mixed Reality
  • Motion Tracking
  • Real Time Computer Simulation
  • Ubiquitous / Wearable Computing
  • Visual and Auditory Displays
  • Anthropomorphic Intelligent Robotics
  • Software Architecture for VR
  • Immersive Projection Technology
  • Tools for Modelling VR Systems
  • Haptics
  • VR Input and Output Devices
  • Evaluation of VR Techniques and Systems
  • Retro-reflective Projection Technology
  • Distributed and Collaborative VR Systems
  • Medical Visualization
  • Virtual Medicine and Health Science
  • Real-time graphic manipulation
  • Non-formal learning in Virtual Environments
  • Industrial applications
  • Serious Gaming
  • Virtual Heritage
  • Multisensory Environments and Media Art
  • Interactive Art and Entertainment
  • Human Factors of VR
  • Multimodal Human Interfaces
  • VR Interaction and Navigation Techniques
  • Artificial Life & Virtual Reality
  • Innovative Applications of VR
  • Communication with Realistic Sensations
  • Advanced Visualization and Interactivity

Important dates

paper submission extended dead-line :
paper extended acceptance notification :

poster extended submission dead-line :
extended paper camera ready :

Demonstations submission deadline extended :
Demonstrations acceptance notification :

Deadline of Registration of Author :
Deadline of Early Registration extended :

ICAT 2008 conference :
July 14, 2008 (Pasific Daylight Time, GMT-7)
September 22nd, 2008

September 29, 2008 (Pasific Daylight Time, GMT-7)
October 20th, 2008

October 24, 2008 (Pasific Daylight Time, GMT-7)
October 30, 2008

October 20th, 2008
October 31, 2008

December 1-3, 2008


At least one of authors for each paper should register.
The registration site will be open soon.


ICAT 2008 is co-located with ACM ACE 2008 conference (Advanced Computer Entertainment).