IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Due to the ongoing pandemic we are working on an online format of the conference, taking place in December 2021 (final date to be confirmed), and a new call for papers will be published soon.

The International AR & VR Conference is an annual immersive tech event of the International Association of Immersive Technology Innovation (IAITI) and it aims to bring industry and academia together in order to discuss, present and show case latest trends in the immersive technology arena. The sixth International Augmented and Virtual Reality conference was held online for the first time and for all of us, 2020 has been a challenging year with many unknowns and changes to the way we work, socialise and operate. “Online” has become the new normal for meetings and conferences, possibly and most likely changing our future behaviours towards a blended online and offline approach. Nonetheless, we are hopeful that we can enjoy the 7th International AR & VR conference together in Lisbon in June/July 2021. Hosted by Prof. Sandra Loureiro and her team at Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, the 7th ARVR conference will focus on the theme of Extended Realities (XR) in Times of Crisis.

The 2021 Venue

ISCTE is a public university established in 1972 and one of the most dynamic and innovative in Portugal. A leading research university, ISCTE currently has about 9.000 students (17% foreign), over half of them in postgraduate programmes.

ISCTE is recognised for excellence in teaching, research and community service, but also for its international and multicultural environment and solid connections to the corporate world that bring real-life business experience to academics and students. ISCTE has been internationally distinguished for relevance and impact, holding accreditations from AACSB and AMBA. Amongst others, ISCTE Business School has been ranked in the top 80 of the best business schools in Europe according to the Financial Times.
 
The full address is:
ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Av. das Forças Armadas 36
1649-026 Lisboa

 

 
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About Lisbon

Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is situated on the north bank of the Tagus River, on Europe’s Atlantic coast.  It is the westernmost city in continental Europe but its location in the centre of Portugal makes exploring the country, and beyond, simple – it is only around 300 km to the resorts of the Algarve in the south and around 400 km to the northern border with Spain. 

Lisbon offers the visitors a wide variety of sights and activities, including scenic countryside, breath-taking  mountains, areas of historical interest and some of the best beaches in Europe, all just a few kilometers from the city centre. The city is extremely safe and tourist friendly - in 2019 Lisbon was named Europe's Leading City Break Destination.

In addition to mainland Portugal the country also includes the Atlantic islands of Madeira and the Azores, famous for their charm as well as their food and drink.  Portugal is one of the oldest countries in Europe, where outstanding monuments, castles and churches have been joined by futuristic new buildings, advanced technology and a vibrant and forward thinking population. Portugal is a country where old-world charm meets modern facilities and convenience, and has long been a favourite destination for the discerning tourist.

 

Organizing Committee

GENERAL CHAIRS

 

Timothy Jung

Manchester Metropolitan University

Sandra Loureiro (Host Chair)

ISCTE - Lisbon University Institute

PROGRAMME CHAIR

 

Mandy tom Dieck

Manchester Metropolitan University

INDUSTRY PROGRAMME CHAIRS

 

João Guerreiro

ISCTE - Lisbon University Institute

PhD PROGRAMME CHAIRS

 

Dai-In Danny Han

Breda University of Applied Sciences

REGISTRATION CHAIR

 

Natasha Moorhouse

Manchester Metropolitan University

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