20th - 22nd September

Imporant Arrival Information


The Cyberworlds Conference 2017 registration desk will be open from 10am on Wednesday 20th September at the Riverside Innovation Centre, Castle Drive, Chester CH1 1SL.

City Walls Guided Walk

There will be an optional guided walk around the historic city walls of Chester, leaving from Riverside Innovation Centre at 11am.

Transport to Thornton Science Park

The bus transfer to Thornton Science Park will leave from the Riverside Innovation Centre at 1pm (delegates will be escorted from the registration desk)

***Please note that late arrival delegates will need to organise a private taxi transfer to Thornton Science Park, Pool Lane, Ince, Chester CH2 4NU***

Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception on Wednesday 20th September will take place at Thornton Science Park from 6.30pm and the return bus transfer to Riverside Innovation Centre will be at 8pm.

Friday Venue

The venue on Friday 22nd September will be Riverside Innovation Centre and the conference is expected to conclude at 3pm.

Further information will be provided at registration and in the Conference Programme.

Join the Conference Group Chat

Join the Cyberworlds 2017 Slack Chat to keep up to date with what's happening and where. It's also a good way to quickly get in touch with conference staff and other delegates if you have questions.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Min Chen

University of Oxford

Myths and Promises of Data Intelligence

In this talk, the speaker will examine the following myths: (1) The problem of "Big Data" is due to too much data. (2) The "Big Data" problem is a recent phenomenon. (3) Machine intelligence is the only hope. (4) Visualization provides insight. (5) Data processing inequity is ubiquitous. The speaker will draw evidence from a number of research projects in which he was involved to explain why Visual Analytics may offer a promise, and will discuss the potential role of the cyberspace in supporting data intelligence.

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Dr. Rafal Mantiuk

University of Cambridge

Towards perceptually realistic visual experience

Today's computer graphics techniques make it possible to create imagery that is hardly distinguishable from photographs. However, a photograph is clearly no match to an actual real-world scene. I argue that the next big challenge is to achieve perceptual realism by creating artificial imagery that would be hard to distinguish from reality. This requires profound changes in the entire imaging pipeline, from acquisition and rendering to display, with the strong focus on visual perception.

The technical limitations of display technologies make it very hard to deliver perceptually realistic images. However, we can get much closer to that goal by a technique that involves optimization of perceptual match between real-world visual content and the rendition of that content on a display. Given the limitations of a display and a model of visual system, we can render images which are the closest match to the real-world experience. I will demonstrate such approach on an example of modeling night vision, in which we can simulate night vision or compensate for its limitations. The method can be used in games, driving simulators, or as a compensation for displays used under varying ambient light levels.

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International Program Committee


General Chairs

Serban Pop (University of Chester, UK)

Program Chairs

Nigel John (University of Chester, UK)
Alexei Sourin (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Conference Founder

Tosiyasu L. Kunii (Morpho Inc., Japan)

Conference Coordinator

Alexei Sourin (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

International Program Committee

(Alphabetically by last name, to be confirmed)
Full/short papers track

Ap Cenydd, Llyr (Bangor University)
Ayiter, Elif (Sabanci University, Turkey)
Balcisoy, Selim (Sabanci University)
Brunnett, Guido (Chemnitz University of Technology)
Chen, Yung Fu (Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology)
Doroz, Rafal (University of Silesia)
Earnshaw, Rae (University of Bradford)
Eze, Thaddeus (Unviersity of Chester)
Fujishiro, Issei (Keio University)
Galvez-Tomida, Akemi (University of Cantabria)
Gavrilova, Marina (University of Calgary)
Goesele, Michael (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
Grout, Vic (Wrexham Glyndŵr University)
Hamann, Bernd (University of California, Davis)
Headleand, Christopher (University of Lincoln)
Hughes, Chris (Salford University)
Iglesias Prieto, Andres (Universidad de Cantabria)
Ihara, Masayuki (NTT Service Evoluation Labs.)
Jin, Xiaogang (State Key Lab of CAD&CG, Zhejiang University)
John, Nigel (University of Chester)
Jorge, Joaquim A (Computers & Graphics)
Kankanhalli, Mohan (National University of Singapore)
Klimenko, Stanislav (Institute of Computing for Phycics and Technology)
Konno, Kouichi (Iwate University)
Kotenko, Igor (SPIIRAS)
Kuijper, Arjan (TU Darmstadt)
Kunii, Tosiyasu (Morpho, Inc.)
Li, Ling (Curtin University of Technology)
Mao, Xiaoyang (University of Yamanashi)
Miyata, Kazunori (JAIST)
Miyazaki, Shinya (Chukyo University)
Morris, Jeff (Texas A&M University)
Nakajima, Masayuki (Uppsala University)
Ohmori, Kenji (Hosei University)
Pan, Zhigeng (Digital Media and HCI Research Center, Hangzhou Normal University)
Pang, Ming- Yong (Nanjing Normal University)
Pop, Serban (University of Chester)
Prakoonwit, Simant (Bournemouth University)
Raskin, Victor
Rayz, Julia (Purdue University)
Ritsos, Panagiotis (Bangor University)
Samet, Refik (Ankara University)
Shinya, Mikio (Toho University)
Shiraishi, Michio (Toho University)
Sourin, Alexei (Nanyang Technological University)
Sourina, Olga (Fraunhofer IDM@NTU)
Speakman, Lee (University of Chester)
Sugimoto, Maki (Keio University)
Takahashi, Hiroki (The University of Electro-Communications)
Tang, Wen (Bournemouth University)
Thalmann, Daniel (Institute for Media Innovations, NTU)
Toyoura, Masahiro (University of yamanashi)
Ugail, Hassan (University of Bradford)
Urban, Bodo (Fraunhofer IGD Rostock)
Vidal, Franck (Bangor University)
Walczak, Krzysztof (Poznan University of Economics)
Wang, Guoping (Peking University)
Westerski, Adam (Universidad Politecnica De Madrid)
Wyvill, Brian (University of Victoria)
Xie, Ning (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC))
Yampolskiy, Roman (University of Louisville)
Yang, Zheng (Chongqing University of Technology)
Yoshida, Norimasa (Nihon University)
Yuan, Qingshu (Nanjing Normal University)
Zara, Jiri (Czech Technical University in Prague)
Zha, Hongbin (Peking University)
Zheng, Jiang Yu (Indiana University Purdue Unviersity Indianapolis)