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THE CAAV 3rd Annual Conference
Location: Villanova University, PA Date: 5-7th November 2018

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.

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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.

THE CAAV 2017 Conference Registration


The Higher Education Campus Alliance for Advanced Visualization (THE CAAV) is excited to announce its 2nd annual conference, to be held on 25th-27th October 2017 at the University of Wyoming Conference Center, Laramie, Wyoming.

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The 2nd Annual CAAV Conference is aimed at all practitioners of visualization, those starting out, as well as those with a long-standing experience and will include:

· A keynote address by Dr. Maxine Brown (Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago), as well as a schedule that incorporates
· Technical presentations on collaborative data visualization, and rapid development of immersive environments,
· Strategic sessions on technology facility sustainability,
· A plethora of teaching and research applications which utilize visualization and virtual reality.

The first conference last year was hosted by The Center for Advanced Visualization and Experiential Analysis (CAVEA) at Metropolitan State University of Denver; with keynotes from Dr. Kenny Gruchalla (The National Renewable Energy Lab, and Dr. Kelly Gaither (Director of Visualization, Texas Advanced Computing Center. Subject matter varied from scientific data analysis and creative visualization, to hands on workshops using VR tech, and issues of financial and strategic facility management and operation.

THE CAAV is a volunteer-driven organization. Its purpose is to act as an information resource to worldwide higher education focusing on immersive visualization platforms, advanced video screen formats, advanced visualization software and issues of sustainability and operation for high-tech visualization facilities.

Founded in 2015, THE CAAV is now transitioning into a non-profit organization, and hopes to achieve its official status before the end of the year, with the support of Mechdyne. THE CAAV international membership roster now proudly rests at 150 members worldwide, represented by a wide variety of teaching and research-oriented higher education institutions, national labs, and colleges

To become a member of THE CAAV please complete the form here

For further information on the conference and THE CAAV in general please contact Emma-Jane Alexander.
Contact: Emma-Jane Alexander, THE CAAV President,, (307) 343 2926

1st Annual Conference June 2016 – flyer.

2nd Annual Conference 25th – 27th October 2017 – conference schedule pending!
(Starting 1pm on 25th and concluding 12pm 27th October 2017).
To be held in Laramie, at the University of Wyoming.
*** Call for Participation***

THE CAAV Conference is the place for varied discussion and presentation of a technical, strategic and scientific nature relating to visualization activity and similarly related technology facilities. A broad variety of presentations, speakers, and data are most welcomed. Any questions or comments please contact Emma-Jane Alexander or call (307) 766-6911.

Please note that no research paper proceedings will be generated after the conference apart from a summary of the overall activity.THE CAAV 2017 PROGRAM


  Welcome to ICEIT 2019 I Cambridge, United Kingdom !

We would like to extend our warmest invitation to you to participate in 2019 8th International Conference on Educational and Information Technology (ICEIT 2019) will be held during March 2-4, 2019 at Murray Edwards College in University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. 

Murray Edwards College is a women-only constituent college of the University of Cambridge. It was founded as “New Hall” in 1954 but, unlike many other colleges, it was founded without a significant endowment and thus did not bear a benefactor’s name. This situation changed in 2008 following a donation of £30 million by alumna Ros Edwards (née Smith) and her husband Steve Edwards to secure the future of the College as a college at the University of Cambridge in perpetuity. In recognition of this, New Hall was renamed Murray Edwards College – honouring the first President, Dame Rosemary Murray and the donors.

 Since 2010, ICEIT has been an annual event which was held in many places, Chongqing and Hong Kong of China, Toronto of Canada, Florence of Italy, Paris of France, and Clare College in University of Cambridge of UK, and St Anne’s College of Oxford University. This year, it’s the 8th ICEIT conference.Murray Edwards College in University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK has been chosen again to be the venue place.

Educational information and Technology is a basic component of the education system, and being used in all aspects to modernize the education process. In the process of education informatization, we should attach great importance to the information analysis of the education system, and carry out the effective application of information technology in Education. ICEIT Conferences look for significant contributions to all major fields of the Educational and Information Technology in the oretical and practical aspects. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform to the researchers and practitioners from both academia as well as industry to meet and share cutting-edge development in the field.

 ICEIT 2019 welcomes author submission of papers concerning any branch of the Educational information and Technology, and their applications ineducation, and other subjects. The subjects covered by the ICEIT 2019 include database technology, artificial intelligence, computer architecture, software engineering, distance education for computers, innovative pedagogies, and their applications. More topics, click

Accepted Paper Publication

ICEIT 2019 is to publish latest & high-quality research works on Educational and Information Technology in theoretical and practical aspects. Authors are solicited to contribute to the special issue by submitting articles that illustrate research results, projects, surveying works and industrial experiences that describe significant advances.

Download ICEIT 2019 CFP Flyer

 Full Paper Submission Deadline: October 20, 2018

 To download the Paper Template: ICEIT 2019 Format

 To submit via Electronic Submission System

If you meet problem to submit online, please contact


Conference Proceedings

All the accepted papers of ICEIT 2019 will be included into ICEIT 2019 Conference Proceedings which will be published and submitted to EI Compendex and Scopus.

All papers are reviewed using a single-blind review process: authors declare their names and affiliations in the manuscript for the reviewers to see, but reviewers do not know each other’s identities, nor do the authors receive information about who has reviewed their manuscript.

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ANFA 2018 Conference
September 20-22, 2018, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA



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Juhani Pallasmaa (Keynote): Finnish architect and architectural theorist. Author of The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses

  • Terry Sejnowski, PhD (Keynote): Director of Salk Computational Neurobiology Laboratory and leader in study of neuronal mechanisms of information processing
  • Sergei Gepshtein, PhD, Alex McDowell, and Greg Lynn: Recipients of 2013 Harold Hay Research Grant Program

Topical sessions and presenters include: 

  • How Architects Can do Experiments (Chair: Ramesh Rao, PhD)
    • Invited Presenters: Eduardo Macagno, PhD; Todd Coleman, PhD; Ramesh Rao, PhD
    • Contributed Presenters: Lindquist, Williams and Oloyede; Hobbs, Hunker, Demircay, Rodriguez and Issa; Pati, O’Boyle, Nanda, Hou, Ghamari and Bajema; Vecchiato, Tieri, Maglione and Babiloni; Martinez-Soto, Nanni, Gonzales-Santos, Pasaye and Barrios
  • Finding Your Way in the Built Environment (Chair: Eduardo Macagno, PhD)
    • Invited Presenters: Eduardo Macagno, PhD; Jill Leutgeb, PhD; David Salmon, PhD
    • Contributed Presenters: Ellard and Dzebic; Merriman, Ondrei, Roudaia, O’Sullivan and Newell
  • The Senses and Architecture I: Vision (Chair: Karen Dobkins, PhD)
    • Contributed Presenters: Michal and Lustig; Kelesidi, Liapi, and Oungrinis; Proulx
  • The Senses and Architecture II: Light, Smell and Sound (Chair: Juhani Pallasmaa)
    • Contributed Presenters: Panda and Marks; Paradise; Mehta; Nanda, Clarke and Alexander; Giegold
  • Bringing Neuroscience to Practice in Architecture (Chair: Gordon Chong, FAIA)
    • Invited Presenters: Michael Arbib, PhD; AIA California Council
    • Contributed Presenters: Sax and Edelstein; Ghazanfar, Phiri and Robinson
  • Emotion and Architecture (Chair: Alison Whitelaw, FAIA)
    • Invited Presenter: John Eberhard, FAIA, Founding President of ANFA
    • Contributed Presenters: Persinger, Pasini and Beesley; Condia and Luczak; Pasqualini and Blanke
  • Neuroscience and Design for Special Needs: Learning Environments (Chair: Claire Gallagher, EdD)
    • Invited Presenter: Betsey Dougherty, AIA
    • Invited Panelists: Thomas Albright, PhD; Lennie Scott-Webber, PhD; Peter Barrett, PhD; Alan Dunlop, FRIAS, FRSA

Special Program to Celebrate the Centenary of Jonas Salk’s Birth:

  • Spirit of Place, Spirit of Discovery (Chair: Rusty Gage, PhD)
    • Invited Presenters: Peter Salk, MD; Syl Damianos, FAIA; Jonathan Salk, MD; Lou Astorino, FAIA
    • Contributed Presenters: Goldhagen; Bermudez, Krizaj, Lipschitz, Yurgelun-Todd, Nakamura
  • Coda: Peter Salk, MD



The tele-electronic digital world is transforming the ways we teach, the types of research we pursue, the subjects we teach about, the methodologies we employ, as well as how we archive and preserve. The Getty has pledge to spend millions on digital tools and USC used its 1.9 million Mellon Grant for Digital Humanities to announce a larger pledge for the University to spend a billion in the next ten years on digital knowledge and informatics. Institutional leverage and enticement with monetary support is sure to create disruption and change for academics. What does this mean for scholars and professionals and how is it going to affect our disciplines? The College Art Association published their Samuel Kress Foundation study on Changing Research in Art History in their May 7th newsletter which highlighted the need for academics of visual culture to respond to the changing needs of the discipline.



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