Workshop of Theses and Dissertations

July 17th, 2024 – Submission deadline
August 26th, 2024 – Notification of acceptance
September 7th, 2024 – Camera-ready submission

Call for Workshop of Theses and Dissertations (WTD)

The Workshop of Theses and Dissertations (WTD) hosted at the 26th Symposium of Virtual and Augmented Reality (SVR 2024) will offer graduate students and graduates an opportunity to receive feedback on their works, expand their professional network, and receive advice on possible next steps of their work or academic career. This year, the workshop will occur in a hybrid format and will select works from doctoral and master’s students working with XR according to the two tracks below:

  1. Theses and Dissertations contest: a track focused on completed works that were already defended. Short papers of up to 5 (five) pages will be published in SBC’s Open Digital Library (https://sol.sbc.org.br/index.php/indice). Selected works will also be invited for publication in the Journal of Interactive Systems (https://journals-sol.sbc.org.br/index.php/jis).
  2. Theses and Dissertations workshop: a track focused on works in progress. Short papers of 2 (two) to 4 (four) pages will be published in SBC’s Open Digital Library (https://sol.sbc.org.br/index.php/indice).

1. Thesis and Dissertation Contest

Short papers of up to 5 (five) pages may be submitted summarizing the content of theses and dissertations defended and approved from January 1st, 2023, to August 7th, 2024. The competing theses and dissertations will be evaluated according to the scientific and technological results generated by the work, as well as their potential impact on society and the state of the art in Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Submissions will be evaluated in an initial review stage by at least 2 (two) specialists in XR. Submissions that will be presented locally in the event will have priority over remote ones. Accepted works must be presented at SVR, in-person or remotely, on a date to be defined during the event. Independent of the format, the oral presentation by the graduate student, who is also the main author and competitor, is mandatory. A committee will evaluate the presentation and compose the final score for the contest. Authors who do not present their work are not eligible for the award. At least one of the authors must register in the symposium.

Awards

The best works in each category, as indicated by the evaluation committee, will receive awards, and other works might be able to receive honorable mentions according to the evaluation criteria. The WTD awards will be held according to the event schedule. The presence of competitors in the awards session is mandatory. The competitor’s absence from the awards session will result in the elimination of their work.

Submissions

Submissions must be made through the JEMS System in the “SVR2024 CTD” category, and each submission must contain 4 (four) files in PDF format:

  1. Short papers in Portuguese or English, with a page limit of 5 (five) pages, including all text, figures, and references. Submissions must follow the SBC paper template, as available at http://tinyurl.com/sbc-template-artigos. The paper must have clear contributions to XR and must include, obligatorily, the title of the thesis or dissertation, the names of the author, supervisor, and eventual co-supervisor(s) with their respective affiliations, abstract (Portuguese and English), characterization of the research problem and motivation, objectives and contributions in relation to the state of the art, research method, results obtained, discussions and conclusions. When necessary, the paper may make references to the text of the thesis or dissertation.
  2. A list of research activities related to the results of the thesis or dissertations. Examples are full papers published in conferences or journals, book chapters, patents, talks, dissemination videos, registered software, etc. When possible, the authors are encouraged to add analytics related to each activity, such as conference h-index, journal impact factor, number of citations, etc. Please also add these activities to your Lattes curriculum.
  3. Full text of thesis or dissertation.
  4. Copy of the diploma or document proving that the thesis or dissertation was defended and approved within the period considered for this contest.

2. Theses and Dissertations Workshop

Short papers demonstrating early research results, with lengths between 2 (two) and 4 (four) pages, may be submitted to this track. Submissions will be evaluated by at least 2 (two) specialists in XR, and the best papers will be selected for oral presentation and publication. Papers that will be presented locally in the event will have priority over remote ones. Accepted works must be presented at SVR, in-person or remotely, on a date to be defined during the event.

Submissions

Submissions must be made through the JEMS System in the “SVR2024 WTD” category, and each submission must contain a single PDF file for evaluation. The text must be formatted using the SBC paper template, as available at http://tinyurl.com/sbc-template-artigos. In the article, the author must make clear the results. Papers that do not have explicit results will not be accepted. At least one of the authors must register in the symposium.

Publication

Papers accepted in this track will be published in SBC’s Open Digital Library (https://sol.sbc.org.br/index.php/indice).

Dates

July 17th, 2024 – Submission deadline
August 26th, 2024 – Notification of acceptance
September 7th, 2024 – Camera-ready submission

WTD Chairs

Claudio Roberto Marquetto Mauricio (Western Parana State University-Unioeste, Brazil)
claudio.mauricio@unioeste.br

Willams de Lima Costa (Voxar Labs, UFPE, Brazil)
wlc2@cin.ufpe.br

SVR 2024 Chairs

Claudio Roberto Marquetto Mauricio

Willams de Lima Costa