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Call for Papers/Abstracts/Proposals

Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences June 11-15, 2002 Sheraton
Waikiki Hotel, Waikiki, Honolulu Hawaii, USA

Since many people have individually asked for an extension of the submission deadline, we are extending the deadline for submissions to January 24, 2002.

Call for papers, abstracts, student papers, case studies, work-in-progress
reports, research proposals, poster sessions, research tables, or reports on issues related to teaching.  For more information on the format of
submissions see

All areas of Social Sciences are invited - Anthropology, Area Studies,
Communication, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Geography, International Relations, Journalism, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Urban Planning, Women's Studies and other areas related to social sciences.  For a complete list of suggested areas of social sciences see

Submissions may be made electronically via e-mail to
For more information about submissions see

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please respond to and put remove in the subject heading.

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The 17th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
March 10 - 14, 2002, Madrid, Spain

Track on: Virtual Reality, Digital Media, and Computer Games





For the past sixteen years the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) has been a primary forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers and application developers to gather, interact, and present their work. SAC is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP); its proceedings are published by ACM in both printed form and CD-ROM; they are also available on the web through ACM’s Digital Library. More information about SIGAPP and past SACs can be found at

Special Track on Virtual Reality, Digital Media, and Computer Games

The distinctions between virtual reality, animation, and computer games are blurring, and there is growing convergence between their media; Internet, Television broadcasting, consoles, film, wireless devices, and Interactive TV. Research and development in these fields is making rapid progress, due to their inherent attraction for diverse areas such as education, e-commerce, entertainment and computer games, heritage, telecommunications, engineering, film and other media.

Major topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Computer animation

Computer games engines

Interactive TV

AI techniques used in VR / 3D graphics and audio

Media on WAP/GPRS/UMTS devices

Audio and video

Integrating sound and graphics

3D capture modelling

Intelligent multimedia

Modelling natural phenomena

Applications in films and television

Digital ontologies

Virtual humans

Distributed virtual environments

Narrative generation

Digital entertainment systems

Augmented reality

Virtual sets

Intelligent virtual agents

Artificial life in virtual environments

Simulated systems

Distributed virtual worlds

Content, structure and aesthetics

Dialogue systems

High-level descriptions for media

New languages for content description

Displays, tracking, haptic feedback

3D Rendering



10th and 11th of October, 2002
in the University of Hohenheim's castle, Germany

Organized by:
German Online Research Society - DGOF e.V.
University of Hohenheim, Department for Communication (Prof. Claudia Mast)

The 5th German Online Research conference 2002  is organized jointly by
the German Society for Online Research (DGOF e.V.), and the University
of Hohenheim. The conference will be held in the castle that is part
of the University of  Hohenheim.

Presentation of empirical investigations which examine the Internet as
both an instrument for, and an object of, scientific investigation,
will be the central focus of the conference. Additionally, DGOF will
hold its annual assembly and regional chapters meeting during GOR 02.

Following in the tradition of previous GORs, it is our goal to document
the progress of research in Online Research and Internet Science and to
facilitate dialogue between theoretical and applied perspectives.

Conference central topics include:

- Cross-media: Online-offline
- Ensuring quality in Online Research
- Online market research and e-commerce
- Internet, globalization, and society

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Please submit abstracts for presentations and posters by

March 31, 2002 (deadline).

Please send:

An abstract (about 250 words) plus the additional information requested

Abstracts should be submitted in both English and German (if possible). The
conference languages are German and English.

Please supply the information in the following format:

1. Title of the oral presentation or poster
2. Type (oral presentation or poster)
3. Author(s)
4. Address of first author (postal address, phone number[s], e-mail and URLs)
5. Central topic choice and/or symposium, if applicable
6. Keywords (max. 4)
7. English text of abstract (ca. 250 words)
8. German text of abstract (if possible, ca. 250 words)

Submission format:

1) Please send your abstract in rich text format (.rtf) file format as
TWO attachments (one English, one German) to:

The subject line of your e-mail must contain the following text: "abstract".

2) In addition to sending an attachment, please include the abstract and
the information 1-6 mentioned above in the body of your e-mail.

Again, submission deadline is March 31, 2002

Abstracts will be reviewed by the program committee, you will receive
notice of acceptance of your abstract by May 15, 2002. The
preliminary program will then be posted at:

We are planning to publish the abstracts in an abstract volume, which
will be available in a WWW version before the conference.
Publishing of the proceedings as a WWW book is planned as well.

The best poster wins a prize of Euro 500!

Sponsoring, booths, and commercial presentations:

Further sponsors are welcome!
Additionally, there is the option of booking fair booth lots for
product presentations. Commercial presentations are possible in a
special forum and are not part of the academic program. It is not
possible for commercial presentations to be submitted as presentations
from individuals. Concerning commercial booths and presentations, please
contact M. Maier (local organization committee) and W. Bandilla (DGOF) at

Conference fees:

Conference fees include conference materials, two lunches, conference
dinner, drinks and snacks during breaks.

Non-academic (e.g., company representatives, free-lancers,
consultants) 300 Euro
Academic 110 Euro
Students 60 Euro
Presenting participants 30 Euro (first authors only)

Conference fees have to be paid 100% in advance for Germans. Foreign
participants may pay their fees at the conference venue. Day tickets
are not available, doctoral students cannot register as students. DGOF
members will receive a 20% reduction (a membership application can be
found at

Registration for all participants will begin by May 15 at the latest.
Further detailed information will be posted continually at the following URL:

Overview of the timeline:

03/31/02 Deadline for abstract submission
05/15/02 Feedback on abstract acceptance
05/15/02 Preliminary program will be published, registration will begin
10/10/02-10/11/02 Conference in Hohenheim

Summary of contacts:

Abstract submission:
Business activities:
Conference Website:
Local organization:

Contact address of the local organizing committee:

University of Hohenheim
Department for Communication Science and Journalism (Prof. Dr. Claudia Mast)
Fruwirthstraße 49
D-70599 Stuttgart
Tel. +49-711-459 3366
Fax +49-711-459 3376

E-mail with questions or comments.

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