[spectre] CFP: 20th International Conference on Virtual Systems & Multimedia (VSMM 2014)

Oliver Grau Oliver.Grau at donau-uni.ac.at
Mon Aug 18 08:24:39 CEST 2014

20th International Conference on Virtual Systems & Multimedia (VSMM

Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, City University of Hong Kong
9th to 12th December 2014

Theme: 'Image & Archive'



The Organising Committee wish to inform you that the deadline has now
been extended for the  for the 20th International Conference on Virtual
Systems and Multimedia to be held at City University of Hong Kong, 9th
to 12th December 2014.

Please  before Thursday, 4th September 2014.

Download the  or visit the  for more details. 

The theme for the 2014 conference is ‘Image & Archive’. Archives
serve as basic tools for social accountability, the preservation and
dissemination of historical memory, and the development of a richer
understanding of cultural, social and political forces in an
increasingly digital and networked world. Image & Archive focuses on
technical aspects of the digital image and, on the numerous ways in
which digital archives have become sources for innovation and
dissemination. Over the last decade technical advances including diverse
areas in imaging technologies have allowed us to capture the world at
increasingly high resolutions and contributed to vast reservoirs of
data. New developments in social media and crowdsourcing have resulted
in online archives of great diversity and application. Cultural
collections are increasing becoming sources for new methods
in knowledge-based visualisation and, advances in web protocols make
this data increasingly discoverable. There are rapidly emerging demands
for theses digital resources to be analysed and ‘designed’ while
simultaneously they become sources material for creative and artistic

Image & Archive addresses numerous topics including:

Archival Science – Artificial Intelligence – Augmented, Mixed and
Virtual Reality – Critical Theory – Cultural Heritage – HCI –
Imaging Science (including Robotics) – Information Science – New
Museology – Philosophy – Photography – Remote Sensing – Semantic
Web – Social Media – Teaching and Learning – Visual Analytics –

The aim of this conference is to discuss the concept that fresh
research and public engagement initiatives should be integral to
ultra-high resolution scanning projects, and to examine the notion that
the archive must be further reconfigured for the purposes of successful
digital consumption.

In choosing this theme, VSMM 2014 can best exhibit ground breaking work
in relation to wide research and criticism in these fields.

The Conference Tracks for papers and presentations are:

·	Track 1 - Image Science
·	Track 2 - Information Visualization
·	Track 3 - Advances in Technology
·	Track 4 - Culture & Heritage
·	Track 5 - Creative Arts & Design 


The International Society for Virtual Systems and Multimedia is a
unique cross-disciplinary organization for the exchange of cutting edge
research in new media and virtual and augmented reality applied to
everything from art to architecture, medicine to engineering, and
archaeology to cultural heritage.  We take pride in bringing academia
and industry together with policy makers.  We bridge computer scientists
and artists, engineers and historians, policy makers and philosophers,
archaeologists and architects, doctors and librarians, roboticists and
cultural officials, and more.

VSMM was born in Japan in 1995 by Professor Takeo Ojika. It was
arguably the first international VR conference and has remained a
leading venue for cross-disciplinary scholarly research and exchange in
new media and virtual systems.

The VSMM Society has held annual conferences for 19 years now, bringing
leading researchers in the application of new media, mobile, and virtual
and augmented reality technology together with users.  In partnership
with the IEEE Society the majority of VSMM Conference proceedings are
available on IEEE Xplore. 


City University of Hong Kong’s School of Creative Media is recognized
to be an international hub for discovery and innovation in Asia. Here
creativity is nurtured as a cornerstone of Hong Kong’s social and
economic advancement in the 21st Century. It is a place where students
from across the globe can encounter the wealth of opportunity afforded
by digital media, and where graduates attain those artistic,
intellectual and technical skills that enable them to take positions of
creative leadership in a global society. 

At the School of Creative Media state-of-the-art teaching and research
facilities are brought together in a one-of-a-kind building designed by
the world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. Mentored by an
internationally renowned faculty at the forefront of their craft,
hands-on creativity is combined within a critical theoretical framework
to give students the competence they need to become the innovators of
technological culture. There is no better place for young people to
discover and develop their creative abilities, and give shape and
pleasure to all our futures. 


The Centre for Creative Content and Digital Innovation (CCCDI) was
founded to be a nexus of transformative research-creation and innovation
to establish University Malaya as a leader in the global digital

Since its beginning in January 2013, CCCDI has built many significant
collaborations with key local and international partners and centres in
order to synergize and add value to academic-industry R&D, shaping new
technological literacies. The Centre's projects empower a new generation
of scholars, researchers and postgraduate students in the domain of
creative digital media, merging the core characteristics of the
arts, sciences, media, technology and humanities at University of


The National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA) is Australia's
leading institute for experimental collaboration in art, science and
emerging technologies. Through arts-led thinking we generate new
insights into globally important issues resulting in real-world

NIEA encompasses a range of transdisciplinary labs and creative
research programs. These are united by a focus on the practical and
conceptual value of aesthetic inquiry. Our research offers the sciences
and humanities new perspectives on human interaction and experience.
Through innovative experimental methodologies we investigate the
corporeal and social dimensions of interaction in relation to a range of
technologies, environments and wider settings.  

For more information please contact:
VSMM 2014 Conference Administrator
Kristen Bowen
School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong
vsmm2014 at gmail.com / kjbowen at cityu.edu.au 

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