Scope of the Workshop

MMVE 2019 solicits papers related to various systems challenges in enabling great user experience in immersive mixed reality systems and 3D virtual environments.

The range of topics of interest includes (but is not limited to):

  • Immersive systems
  • 3D virtual environments
  • Storytelling VR
  • Immersive systems media synchronization (intra, inter, group)
  • Immersive Educational systems
  • Interactive Multimedia systems
  • Quality of immersive experiences
  • Multi-sensory data systems (sensors that capture real world or synthesised for rendering)
    • Olfaction
    • Haptic
    • Taste
    • Visual
    • Audio
  • EXtended Reality systems (XR)
  • Cinematic Virtual reality (CVR)
  • Vision systems to support Immersive experiences
  • Augmented reality (AR) and immersive systems
  • Immersive Health systems
  • Sensor systems for immersive experiences
  • Networked GPUs, graphics, and virtual environments
  • Immersive online social communities (Social VR)
  • Wearable sensor systems
  • Human-machine immersive systems
  • Immersive mixed reality systems and HCI
  • Human Factors in Immersive Systems

In particular, research papers addressing the challenges from the perspective of one or more of the following systems aspects of the aforementioned topics:

  • Operating systems and middleware: high-performance OS support for capturing, storing, rendering, processing, and transmission of content
  • Networking and distributed systems: protocol and architecture for low latency, high throughput data distribution
  • Programming systems: systems and tools that support developers of immersive VR/AR applications
  • Mobile and embedded systems: support for tight resource constraints; novel hardware/software architecture; sensors and IoT
  • Data management systems: support for high-performance data storage and retrieval

addressing one or more of the following performance issues:

  • Interactivity: provide responsive, near real-time interactions and user experience despite latency or jitter
  • Scalability: able to handle many interacting concurrent users, and/or devices
  • Consistency: provide consistent views for users, despite the inherent delay in state updates
  • Throughput: support high bandwidth transmission or techniques to reduce bandwidth requirements
  • Fault tolerance: able to handle failure in one or more of the components
  • Security and privacy: allow secure interactions and privacy guarantees
  • Resource constraints: support mobile/wearable devices and sensors

regarding multi-modal content:

  • 3D data: meshes, point clouds, textures etc. that constitute synthesized scenes and objects for mixed and virtual reality environments.
  • Multi-sensory data: audio, visual, olfactory, haptic, and taste data that constitute data that are captured from reality and/or synthesized for rendering.
  • Environmental data: information captured by other sensors that feed into the immersive application, such as user motion and position or environmental lighting conditions.


MMVE 2019 accepts both full papers and short (poster or demo) papers. Full paper submissions should be 4-6 pages in length. We expect full paper submissions to be the kernel of what will eventually lead to full-length papers at high-quality conferences or journals. Short paper submissions should be 2-3 pages in length. We expect short paper submissions to either present a work-in-progress idea for discussions at the workshop or describe a system suitable for technical demonstration at the workshop.

All submissions should be formatted using the standard ACM proceedings style. All submissions must be blinded and constitute original, unpublished work not under review elsewhere. Submissions will undergo a double-blind peer review process and will be selected based on their originality, merit, and relevance to the workshop. Accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors at the workshop and will be archived in ACM Digital Library as part of the ACM MMSys 2019 proceedings.

Papers appearing at MMVE 2019 are eligible for the DASH-IF Excellence in DASH Award.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline

24th February 2019
(Firm & Final Deadline)


22nd March 2019

Camera Ready Deadline

19th April 2019


MMVE 2019 will be co-located with ACM MMSys 2019, which will be held in the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus.