Call for Papers

Advances in Collaborative Virtual Environments

Special Issue of Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments
Guest Editors: Rynson W.H. Lau and Michael Zyda

A collaborative virtual environment (CVE) allows geographically separated users to communicate and interact with each other within a shared environment through connected networks, such as the Internet. There are many applications of CVEs, including collaborative gaming, collaborative design, and remote training. In this special issue, we call for papers that present recent technology development to support CVEs. Our interests include novel CVE applications, architectures, synchronization techniques, and streaming technology.

In this special issue, we call for original papers that describe advance techniques to support collaborative virtual environments. Areas of interests include, but not limited to:

  • Geometry streaming
  • CVE Architectures
  • Motion predictions
  • Synchronization techniques
  • Novel CVE applications
  • Navigation interfaces
  • Real-time rendering techniques
  • Time critical rendering

Each paper for submission should be formatted in double spacing, single column of no more than 30 pages in length, including diagrams. The review process will be double-blind – the paper itself should not include the authors’ identity. Instead, a separate cover letter should be submitted that includes the paper title, list of authors and affiliations, and information of the contact author. Detailed formatting guidelines of Presence can be found in Authors are encouraged to submit their papers in PDF format, together with the cover letter, by email to both Rynson W.H. Lau ( and the journal editor (

Deadline for paper submission: May 14, 2003
Notification of acceptance: September 22, 2003
Final Accepted papers due: November 1, 2003
Publication Date: April, 2004 June 2004

Guest Editors:

Rynson W.H. Lau
Department of Computer Science
City University of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon
Michael Zyda
The MOVES Institute
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, California
93943-5118 USA

Last updated on 31st October, 2003.