Special Issue "New Frontiers in Virtual Reality: Methods, Devices and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 September 2021.
Interests: physically based global illumination; computational imaging and virtual reality
Interests: visual computing; computational imaging; applied perception; virtual reality
Virtual reality (VR) has the potential to dramatically change the way we create and consume content in our everyday life. This technology has the ability to unlock unprecedented user experiences by allowing for an increased sense of presence, immersion, and engagement. In the last few years, we have witnessed astonishing progress in technological developments, such as capture and display technologies, accompanied by a steady advance in the understanding of cognitive factors regarding user perceptions in this new medium. This has enabled many applications, including in education, entertainment, training, cognitive and psychological therapies, design, communication, and advertising.
For VR to become commonplace and realize its full potential, various aspects of capture and display technologies, computer graphics, computer vision, visualization techniques, and applied perception play a crucial role. This Special Issue welcomes contributions addressing interdisciplinary research challenges towards generating complete, engaging VR experiences. In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Expected contributions of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
- VR systems (capture hardware, displays, and visualization techniques)
- Immersive sensory devices (eye-tracking technologies, motion tracking, haptic devices, etc.)
- 3D environment understanding (tracking, segmentation, recognition, etc.)
- Immersive interfaces and interaction
- Multimodality in VR
- Navigation techniques for VR
- Cognitive factors and perception in VR
- Presence and embodiment
- Content generation and applications (cinematography, telepresence, games, education, cultural heritage, medicine, therapy, training, simulation, etc.)
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Diego Gutierrez
Dr. Ana Serrano
Dr. Qi Sun
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Virtual reality systems
- 3D environment understanding
- Immersive devices
- Immersive interfaces
- VR navigation
- Perception in VR
- Presence and embodiment in VR
- VR applications