Australasian Virtual Worlds Workshop 2008

Australasian Virtual Worlds Workshop 2008
November 28/29, 2008
Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia
And selected locations in Second Life ®

The Australasian Virtual Worlds Workshop is an event for Australasian researchers, educators, arts and business people involved in virtual worlds, to meet and discuss topics related to virtual worlds.

The aim of this workshop is to build local capacity and virtual world expertise that connects with global expertise.

This workshop builds upon foundations established by the Second Life Discovery Day held in 2007 at Monash University, Australia. Proceedings from that workshop are available at the website http://www.avww.org .

Participants are encouraged to submit an abstract, presentation or panel proposal. Presentation formats that encourage active participation by attendees are preferred. Selected authors may also be invited by the conference committee to write up their presentations for publication in a special issue of a journal after the workshop.

The workshop discussions will be mixed reality events held both at Swinburne University and in Second Life to facilitate local and international participation.

== Important Dates ==

Submissions Open: June 2nd 2008
Submission Deadline: August 1st 2008
Email Notification: September 15th 2008
Workshop Dates: 28th and 29th November 2008
Journal publication: late 2009

== Presentations being accepted ==

You can submit a 30 minute presentation proposal on a topic related to virtual
worlds. Suggested areas are:

– Using virtual worlds for education
– Current research into virtual world technology and the uses of virtual worlds
– Virtual world implementations
– Conducting business using virtual worlds
– Tools for working in and with virtual worlds (hardware & software)

The proposal should be submitted at http://avww.org/?q=node/add/abstract-submission

== Contact ==
Lead conference organiser: Sukunesan Sinnappan

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