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Sun 22 - Fri 27 October 2017 Vancouver, Canada

Even conservative forecasters predict the imminent wave of Augmented/Virtual/Mixed Reality applications to extend far beyond gaming. Education, health care, analytics, marketing—immersive environments are poised to provide productivity gains in multiple sectors, eventually replacing conventional interfaces with gestures, gaze and natural language processing.

The Software Engineering and Programming Language communities have only just begun to fully engage within this new paradigm. The Software for Augmented and Virtual Reality (SAVR) workshop will be designed to help bridge this gap. Participants will submit a position paper outlining the SE/PL challenges they have either encountered or anticipate in this space.

Call for Papers

Topics in scope of the workshop include but are not limited to:

  • tools and frameworks for development
  • software design patterns and anti-patterns
  • gaze, natural language and gestures
  • 3D audio and sound environment integrations
  • analysis, performance, responsiveness
  • haptics and feedback
  • applications and experience reports

Submission Link: https://savr17.hotcrp.com/

There will be no formal proceedings for this workshop, but we would like to share contributions in a public web repository. Submissions can be a traditional 2-4 page short paper (PDF), a short video, poster, experience report, or any other means you can think of to concisely convey your contribution. Please contact the organizers if you have any questions about the format of your submission.

For non-paper submissions, please provide a URL in your abstract submitted to EasyChair, and note that the reviewing committee may be downloading it from there.

For fairness reasons, all submitted papers should conform to the formatting instructions. Submissions that violate these instructions may be rejected without review.

Submission Site

Please take a moment to read the instructions below before using the submission site.

Concurrent Submissions

Papers must describe unpublished work that is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere as described by SIGPLAN’s Republication Policy. Submitters should also be aware of ACM’s Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism.


Submissions should use the ACM SIGPLAN Conference acmart Format with ‘sigplan’ Subformat, 10 point font, using the font family Times New Roman. All submissions should be in PDF format. If you use LaTeX or Word, please use the provided ACM SIGPLAN acmart Templates provided here. Otherwise, follow the author instructions.

If you are formatting your paper using LaTeX, you will need to set the 10pt option in the \documentclass command. If you are formatting your paper using Word, you may wish to use the provided Word template that supports this font size. Please include page numbers in your submission with the LaTeX \settopmatter{printfolios=true} command. Please also ensure that your submission is legible when printed on a black and white printer. In particular, please check that colors remain distinct and font sizes are legible.

Publication (Digital Library Early Access Warning)

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.