VRCall for Papers: Special Issue of Springer “Virtual Reality” journal on Spatial Sound in Virtual and Augmented Reality

Guest Editors: Michael Cohen, Julián Villegas, & Woodrow Barfield

Please direct questions to: Michael Cohen ( For general and miscellaneous enquires contact

The Virtual Reality Journal, Springer Verlag Press, is announcing a call for papers to appear in a special edition that will focus on the use of spatialized sound in virtual and augmented reality environments. The journal seeks original, high-quality papers in the design and use of spatialized sound in virtual reality, including augmented reality and mixed reality. Each paper should be classifiable as mainly covering research, applications, or systems, using the following guidelines for each:

  • Research papers should describe results that contribute to advances in state-of-the-art software, hardware, algorithms, interaction, or human-factors.
  • Application papers should explain how the authors built upon existing ideas and applied them to solve an interesting problem in a novel way. Each paper should include an evaluation of the success of the use of VR/AR/MR in the given application domain.
  • System papers should indicate how the implementers integrated known techniques and technologies to produce an effective system, along with any lessons learned in the process. Each paper should include an evaluation of the system, including benchmarking that was performed.


  • Spatialized audio interfaces
  • Perception and cognition (specifically in the context of spatialized sound in VR and AR)
  • Navigation and way-finding
  • Applications of spatialized sound for VR/AR/MR
  • Presence

Submission and Review Process

All papers should be submitted through the website using the category of  ‘Spatial Sound in Virtual and Augmented Reality.’

Paper submission deadline: 05 Jan 2015
Notification of acceptance: 04 Apr 2015

Submissions will be reviewed by at least three independent referees, with opportunity to edit papers based on reviewer’s comments.

Paper length and format: Papers shall have a typical length of 20 pages. MS Word and LaTeX templates are available from here:

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