Call for Workshops

The ISMAR 2020 organizing committee invites proposals for workshops to be held during the main conference. The workshops will be held on November 9th and November 10th virtually.

The purpose of the workshops is to provide participants with the opportunity to present and discuss research ideas on cutting-edge research topics related to Augmented, Mixed, and Virtual Reality as Science & Technology and Arts, Media, & Humanities. We encourage researchers from different academic communities as well as from industry and public institutions to bring together and to collaborate and discuss with each other about possible future topics and trends, including new research challenges, industrial/community topics, and everything else relevant to the ISMAR community.

The scope of the proposals should be consistent with the main conference topics. Please visit the conference website:

Important Dates

  • Proposal Deadline: Mo., 8th June 2020 (23:59 AoE)
  • Acceptance Notification: Mo., 22th June 2020
  • Call-for-Participation (issued by) 10th July 2020
  • Notification of Acceptance (issued by): 28th August 2020
  • Camera-ready version: 14th September 2020
  • Proposal deadline: June 19, 2020
  • Proposal deadline: June 26, 2020
  • Acceptance notification: July 3, 2020
  • Call-for-Participation: July 17, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: September 4, 2020
  • Camera-ready: September 21, 2020

The deadline for workshop proposal submissions is 26th June 2020 (23:59 AoE), notifications will be sent out on Mo, 22th June 2020. Workshop organizers will be expected to issue their calls-for-participation no later than 10th July 2020 and to issue any acceptance decisions to their participants no later than 28th August 2020 to allow sufficient time for travel planning and advance registration to the conference. All camera-ready material for the proceedings should be collected by 14th September 2020.


ISMAR workshops provide a platform for presentations of novel work, work in progress, and position papers. ISMAR workshops may also serve as a platform to actively experience the insights of a variety of pervasive virtual, mixed & augmented topics in seminars. Since seminars aim for a maximum of interactivity, we ask the organizers to state which target audience the workshop addresses and how the organizers intend involving the attendees. Organizers may include, for example, hands-on sessions or pro-contra discussions of reading lists. Workshops may also be organized as a combination of both, resulting in seminars with presentations of novel work, work in progress, or position statements.

Workshop organizers can choose one out of two options regarding the publication. (1) The workshop’s papers will be published in ISMAR 2020 adjunct Proceedings and IEEE Xplore. OR (2) The workshop’s papers will not be published but distributed as supplemented material along with the ISMAR 2020 proceedings, as a part of the conference material.

Submission Guidelines for Workshop Proposals

Workshop submissions can be directed to with cc-ing to all co-organizers and the subject “ISMAR 2020 Workshop Proposal“. Please provide a PDF document containing:

  1. Title of the workshop:
  2. Preferable date for the workshop: 9/10/no preference
  3. Themes and topics of interest:
    • Brief description on research issues that the workshop will address.
    • Reasons why the workshop is of interest to the conference participants.
    • Reasons why the workshop is timely and relevant for ISMAR 2020.
    • Industrial interest (optional).
  4. Format of the workshop (including a rudimentary agenda).
  5. Interest in getting the paper published or not.
  6. Call for Papers.
  7. Organizers (having two organizers for a workshop is the minimum requirement):
    • Names.
    • Affiliations.
    • Research interest.
    • Short bio.
  8. Potential program committee members.
  9. Audience: approximate the expected number of participants and submissions (range)

Organizers (at least two organizers for a workshop) are expected to be proactive in the field where they propose a workshop. Potential workshop organizers should also note that at least one workshop organizer is required to attend those workshops they are organizing. Any change to the workshop organization team must be submitted in writing at least two weeks before the workshop paper deadline. No changes to the workshop organization team can be made after this date to ensure that potential participants submitting papers to workshops are aware of the final organization team.

After sending your proposal to the aforementioned email address, you will receive an acknowledgment of receipt. The committee will review the workshop proposal, and notifications of acceptance will be sent out after the review period.

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