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IWISC 2018:
3rd International Workshop on Interactive and Spatial Computing

Richardson, TX, USA, April 12-13, 2018


The University of Texas at Dallas Institute for Interactive and Spatial Computing (UT-DIISC) is pleased to announce the 3rd International Workshop on Interactive and Spatial Computing (IWISC 2018).

Interactive and Spatial Computing can be described as the science of people having convenient dialogues with intelligent machines/devices while using space as a medium for carrying out these interactions. Considering the broad scope, Interactive and Spatial Computing leverages on a wide range of research activities in a broad spectrum of disciplines such as computational geometry, computer graphics, high-dimensional data analysis, human-computer interaction, information visualization, multimedia, and virtual reality. These activities enhance knowledge and human performance through bioinformatics, physically based modeling and simulation, healthcare, training, and education applications. In turn, these applications usually require knowledge and expertise in other research areas such as medicine, learning/cognitive science, robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

Call for Papers

The 3rd International Workshop on Interactive and Spatial Computing (IWISC 2018) will address the challenges and opportunities faced in this broad and yet important discipline. We solicit high quality, original research submissions in all areas related to Interactive and Spatial computing, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Computational geometry
  • Computer graphics
  • High-dimensional data analysis
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Information visualization
  • Mixed realities
  • Multimedia

A Best Paper Award will be given for the most outstanding paper in terms of groundbreaking research, ingenuity, and importance.

Submission Deadlines

All deadlines are Anywhere on Earth (GMT/UTC‐12:00).

  • January 8, 2018: Paper submissions due
  • February 9, 2018: Notification of results
  • February 23, 2018: Camera-ready material due

Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. Submissions should contain substantial scientific contributions to the field of Interactive and Spatial Computing. Each paper should be classifiable as one of the following:

  • Research papers should contribute state-of-the-art advances and provide results as evidence.
  • Application papers should explain how pre-existing ideas were applied to solve a novel problem.
  • System papers should indicate how developers integrated techniques and technologies to produce a novel system and provide evidence of the system’s effectiveness.

All papers should be prepared in the ACM SigConf format. LATEX and Word templates are available here: https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template
If you have any problems with the templates, please contact ACM’s TeX support team at Aptara (acmtexsupport@aptaracorp.com). If accepted, you will need to provide the source files and PDFs for ACM to process.

Papers should be 5-10 pages in length, excluding an optional appendix. The optional appendix must be clearly marked and can include supplementary materials, such as proofs, additional images, and links to videos. These supplementary materials will be considered at the discretion of the reviewers and will not be published in the proceedings.

IWISC 2018 will use a double-blind review process, in which both the authors and the reviewers remain anonymous to each other. Submissions must not contain information that unnecessarily identifies the authors, their institutions, or their places of work. Relevant previous work by the authors should be cited in the third person to preserve anonymity.

Papers must be submitted electronically, by the deadline above, through the EasyChair Conference System: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwisc2018
Note, if you have not used the EasyChair system before, you will need to register for an account by clicking “Signup” in the upper right corner of the website.


The proceedings of IWISC 2018 will be published by ACM as part of the International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS) and will be available in the ACM Digital Library. The ISBN number assigned by ACM ICPS to IWISC 2018 is 978-1-4503-5439-4. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to register, attend, and present at IWISC 2018.



The conference will be held at/near The University of Texas at Dallas main campus in Richardson, TX. More details regarding the venue will be provided before January 1, 2018.

General Chair

  • Prabhakaran Balakrishnan, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Publicity Chair

  • Sergey Bereg, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Technical Program Chair

  • Ryan P. McMahan, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Technical Program Committee

  • Victor Ayala-Ramirez, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Sergey Bereg, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Chidansh Bhatt, FXPAL, USA
  • Robert Biuk-Aghai, University of Macau, China
  • Michael Burch, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • K. Selcuk Candan, Arizona State University, USA
  • Sharon Chu, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Ovidiu Daescu, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Jie Gao, Stony Brook University, USA
  • Xiaohu Guo, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • ChengHsin Hsu, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • Anastasia Kurdia, Tulane University, USA
  • Shixia Liu, Tsinghua University, China
  • David Mount, University of Maryland, USA
  • Benjamin Raichel, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Suneeta Ramaswami, Rutgers University, USA
  • Raúl Enrique Sánchez Yañez, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Maria-Luisa Sapino, University of Torino, Italy
  • Haim Schweitzer, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Ooi Wei Tsang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Yusu Wang, Ohio State University, USA
  • Yin Yang, University of New Mexico, USA
  • Kang Zhang, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Zichun Zhong, Wayne State University, USA


For questions regarding this Call for Papers, please contact the Program Chair, Ryan P. McMahan, at rymcmaha@utdallas.edu.

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