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Submission Details

Using the author template for papers, please submit your contributions in Word format to the EasyChair online: submission system by the submision dates as listed below.

If you are not already registered at, you will need to create an account.


Note to Accepted Authors - Uploading Camera Ready Copy

Your final camera ready version should be uploaded by 15 June.  

When you log in to EasyChair, the menu bar will have either “Submission #” or “My Submissions” (when you have multiple submissions). Click on the submission number tab to access information about that submission in the top-right corner.  

Select “Update file” from the right-hand menu and a new screen will open to allow you to upload your “camera-ready” version, which will replace the old submission. Remember to click the “Submit” after uploading the new file.  

Don’t forget: For your paper to be accepted, at least one author must have registered to attend the conference. The early bird registration rate is available until 1 July. 

Please also make sure to acknowledge the copyright terms at the end of the paper template.  

We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Call for Papers

2018 will see the ICDVRAT conference Series celebrating 20 years of providing a forum for international experts and researchers to present and review how advances in the general area of virtual reality can be used in the area of disabilities, rehabilitation and education. 

The 2018 conference will be held in conjunction with ITAG18: Interactive Technologies and Games - Education, Health and Disability. 

High quality papers are sought in which technical innovation is backed up by evidence of original and practical implementation, or which promise practical implementation in the very near future.  The research presented at the conference will be published in a peer reviewed proceedings which will be made widely available through the ICDVRAT Online Archive at 

As a special theme for ICDVRAT 2018, we encourage papers describing involvement of end users in research projects, their experiences and influence on project outcomes.  

In order to produce the conference proceedings in time for the conference it is important that the following dates are strictly respected:

Submission Dates:

Full Papers: Submission of Full Paper  (maximum 8 pages) 31st March 2018

Notification of Acceptance    15th May 2018

Submission of Final Full Paper    15th June 2018

Submissions that are not accepted as Full Papers will be considered for inclusion as Short Papers

Short Papers: Submission of Short Papers (maximum 4 pages)    31st May 2018Submission Deadline Extended to 7 June 2018

Notification of Acceptance    20th June 2018

Submission of Final Short Paper    1st July 2018

All Final papers are required to be submitted in Word format to facilitate electronic editing of the Proceedings.

Early Bird Registration Opens:    10th January 2018

Early Bird Registration Closes:    1st July 2018

General Registration Closes:    19th August 2018 

Special Issues:  
Previous conference have seen selected papers appearing in journals special issues and more recently, edited collection information regarding special issue publications for this conference will be placed here.  

ICDVRAT Conference

University of Nottingham
Teaching and Learning Building
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD