THE CAAV 4th annual conference ‘Show us the Impact

15th-17th October 2019, Bloomington, Indiana.

THE CAAV 3rd Annual Conference

Location: Villanova University, PA Date: 5-7th November 2018

THECAAV 2018 Conference Schedule

Day 1 – Survey Link

Day 2 – Survey Link

Day 3 – Survey Link

THE CAAV 2018 Conference Registration

We are delighted to announce that Carolina Cruz-Neira of the Emerging Analytics Center will be delivering the keynote.

CALL for ABSTRACTS Open (30-45 minute presentations with Q&A)
Deadline 1st August 2018 NOW EXTENDED TO 14th September 2018! Due to new members joining THE CAAV.
Abstract notifications 1st October 2018
Send 1 page/minimum or 300 words to

CALL for Technical Showcase Project Descriptions
These are practical project demonstrations to be held informally during breaks and at dedicated Technical Showcase times.
You will bring your technology to the event location and maintain it throughout the duration of the conference.
Abstract notifications 1st October 2018
Send 1 page/minimum or 300 words to

CODA: Cultivating, Organizing, Developing and Archiving Mixed-reality Content
How to cultivate, develop and incorporate how we use data in a MR environment is the theme of this conference. In 2005, the National Science Board of the National Science Foundation published “Long-Lived Digital Data Collections: Enabling Research and Education in the 21st Century,” which began a dialogue about the importance of data preservation and introduced the issue of the care and feeding of an emerging group they identified as “data scientists”: The interests of data scientists—the information and computer scientists, database and software engineers and programmers, disciplinary experts, curators and expert annotators, librarians, archivists, and others, who are crucial to the successful management of a digital data collection—lie in having their creativity and intellectual contributions fully recognized.”

As the seminal computer scientist Jim Gray articulated in 2003, where big data describes on the one hand extremely large data sets, it is also data that can through analysis, generate patterns and associations: “it can be understood to encompass all potential data generated by any dynamic process, in short life on Earth as we know it.” Including our cultural, scientific, political and economic processes. Among the many challenges facing “data scientists” like researchers, educators, and public and institutional providers using MR and immersive technology, is where to acquire data, how to manage, store and retrieve, and make data in all its forms accessible. Files types, sizes and platforms vary across disciplines, institutions and organizations. And the significant increase in the size of data can be overwhelming.

We seek papers addressing but not limited to these issues:
1. Capture, collection and data validation
2. Curating
3. Multi-disciplinary collaboration around data sets for MR
4. Data processing
5. Developing
6. Digital libraries
7. Data management
8. Data analysis, modeling, visualization
9. Development and support of software tools
10. Funding
11. Data analysis, modeling, visualization (2D and 3D)
12. Sharing good practice in the teaching community
13. MR applications for private and public education
14. Open topic

Open Topic will be offered for abstracts that do not fit one of the suggested areas (above), but is consistent with the focus of THE CAAV. We encourage the submission of well-crafted abstracts on topics that explore a range of issues within VR/AR and related areas in visualization. The selected papers will be grouped according to overarching themes that emerge from the open call.

Accommodation Info
The Inn at Villanova is the site of the conference’s presentations as well as dining. Our block of rooms is being held until October 5, 2018. The special conference room rate is $179.00/night.

Here are the links:
Direct link to Reservations:
Conference Code: 5219534

Please note that long as you use our conference code in the reservation system, you will be able to make your reservation, regardless of what the calendar says. If there are any questions or problems with reserving the rooms, these should be addressed to the front desk at 610-519-8000.