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International Virtual Worlds Conference – Paris July 2012

Hi all,

The coming International Virtual Worlds Conference is to be held in Paris 3-5 July 2012.

*Virtual Worlds III*

*3-5 July, 2012, Paris, France*

A Virtual World can be defined as a computer-simulated environment with its
own physical and biological laws, populated by dynamic interacting entities
such as artificial creatures and human avatars. Whereas Virtual Reality
largely focuses on the design of 3D immersive spaces, and Artificial Life
on the modeling and study of life-like systems, Virtual Worlds embrace both
dimensions by synthesizing an entire digital universe. Their design and
realization requires competency in various fields from Virtual Reality and
Physics to Artificial Life and Ecology, Computer Graphics, High Performance
Computing, and more.

Virtual Worlds have many applications in 3D simulation, computer games and
online business. However, the approach is still broader and more
fundamental. It also addresses the crucial problem of elucidating the
constitutive principles by which large numbers of interacting elements can
self-organize and produce emergent phenomena as they are observed in the
natural world. Therefore the study of Virtual Worlds is particularly
concerned with the formal basis of synthetic universes and offers a
promising new way to contribute to the understanding of Nature and of
complex systems in general.


Topics of interest for the conference include, but are not limited to:

*Virtual World applications*
-           Video games and entertainment
-           Educational, medical and business solutions
-           Virtual economies
-           Social and philosophical implications
-           Virtual Worlds and Ecology
*Virtual World technologies*
-           High performance and low latency solutions
*Virtual and Augmented Reality*
-           “Avatarization”
-           Human-machine interfaces
*Virtual World fundamentals*
-           Artificial physics and chemistries
-           Complex systems, emergence, self-organization
*Artificial Life*
-           Artificial life and ecosystems
-           Evolution, co-evolution and adaptation
-           Collective intelligence, cooperation, communication
*Artificial creatures*
-           Avatars
-           Virtual creatures
-           Intelligent agents
-           Conversational agents


The Program Committee of VW’2012 is looking forward to high quality papers
on substantial, original, and unpublished research.

Full papers may be submitted electronically from 16 October 2011 to 16
January 2012 via the conference website.

All submitted work will be assigned for double blind peer review. Authors
of accepted papers will be asked to register to the conference and present
their work.

Papers must be submitted in LNCS format and be up to 10 pages in length
including abstract, figures and references. Formatting instructions are
available at :

Short papers (4 pages including abstract, figures and references) can also
be submitted and selected ones will be presented as posters during demos

Artistic and technical demos are also welcome and can be submitted by
contacting alainlioret <>@
. <>com <> before 12 December

Final demos has to be set up before 05 May 2012.

*Important Dates*

Paper submission deadline:               16 January 2012
Notification of acceptance :                05 March 2012
Early registration before :                   15 March 2012
Final paper deadline:                          05 April 2012
Conference days :                              03 July to 05 July 2012

*Demos and Posters *

Short Paper submission deadline:     16 January 2012
Notification of acceptance :                05 March 2012
Early registration before :                   15 March 2012
Final poster and demo deadline:        05 April 2012

We look forward to welcoming you at the conference.

LUCAS Jean-Francois

PhD candidate in Sociology
Anthropology and Sociology Lab (LAS – EA 2241)

European University of Brittany , Rennes 2 – France

Website :
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  1. Nicholas says

    It’s so far away from where I live. Would love to go to Paris and experience all these, though.

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