20th - 22nd September

Call for Papers

2017 International Conference on CYBERWORLDS

University of Chester, Chester, United Kingdom

20-22nd September, 2017

In cooperation with the Eurographics Association and the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)

First Call for Participation

Cyberworlds are information spaces and communities that use computer technologies to augment the way we interact, participate in business and receive information throughout the world. Cyberworlds have ever-growing impact on our lives and the evolution of the world economy. Examples include social networking services, 3D shared virtual communities and massively multiplayer online role-playing games. As the University of Chester is hosting the 2017 conference we particularly invite submissions based on our specialist areas of virtual and augmented reality, and cybersecurity. However, a broad range of topics will be accepted for CW2017, including:

  • Applications of augmented and mixed reality
  • Applications of virtual reality
  • Networked and shared virtual worlds
  • Virtual collaborative spaces
  • Shape modeling for cyberworlds
  • Virtual humans and avatars
  • Multimodal interaction and rendering
  • Computer vision for augmented and mixed reality
  • Cognitive informatics
  • Brain-computer interfaces
  • Affective computing
  • Social computing
  • Online communities
  • E-learning in cyberworlds
  • Multi-user web games
  • Art and heritage in cyberspace, cyber-museums
  • Cyberethics and cyberlaws
  • Cybersecurity
  • Welfare in cyberworlds
  • Data mining and warehousing in cyberworlds
  • Visual analytics in cyberworlds

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES include full papers (up to 8 pages), short papers (up to 4 pages), and poster papers (up to 4 pages). The papers must be written in good English, carefully proofread, and formatted to IEEE Manuscript Template.  Full papers and short papers will be scheduled for oral presentation (25 min full papers, 15 min short papers). Posters/demos will have to be displayed by the authors during the poster session and will also require 1 min fast-forward slide presentation. There will be a Best Paper award presented at the end of the conference.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS with all accepted papers will be published by Conference Publishing Services as well as submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, IEEE Computer Society Digital Library and reference databases of all major referencing indices (e.g., see the proceedings listed at SCI, Scopus, etc.).

SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUES referenced by SCI and other major indices are currently being confirmed for selected full papers. We have agreements with The Visual Computer (Springer), Computers & Graphics (Elsevier) and Transactions on Computational Science (Springer, LNCS Journal Subline). Selected papers will be subject to additional reviewing and the papers have to be extended and improved with at least 30% of new content.


  • Prof. Min Chen, University of Oxford, “Myths and Promises of Data Intelligence”.
  • Dr. Rafal Mantiuk, University of Cambridge, "Towards perceptually realistic visual experience"

REGISTRATION and ORAL PRESENTATION of each paper accepted for the conference will be required to be included in the conference proceedings and special journal issues.

Chester is one of the most historic cities in the UK and many tourist attractions are nearby. CW2017 will be held in the heart of the city at the Riverside Innovation Centre. There is a wide selection of hotels at a range of prices available to book in Chester – see Manchester International Airport is 30 miles from Chester and can be reached in 40 minutes by road or 1hr 30 mins by rail. Liverpool Airport is 25 miles from Chester and can be reached in 35 minutes by road. Chester is also well served by the railway network and has frequent, fast rail links to London and major cities in the UK.


Extended to Monday 29 May 23:59 UTC   Papers (Full/Short) submission
Friday 23 June   Papers (Full/Short) notification
Friday 30 June 23:59 UTC   Poster papers submission
Friday 7 July   Poster papers notification
Thursday 13 July   Author Registration
Friday 14 July   Camera-ready papers submission to CPS
Thursday 30 November   Special journal issues submissions

Links to previous conferences in the Cyberworlds series can be found here.