The VSMM Society


The International Society for Virtual Systems and Multimedia is a unique cross-disciplinary organization for the exchange of cutting edge research in new media and virtual and augmented reality applied to everything from art to architecture, medicine to engineering, and archaeology to cultural heritage.  We take pride in bringing academia and industry together with policy makers.  We bridge computer scientists and artists, engineers and historians, policy makers and philosophers, archaeologists and architects, doctors and librarians, roboticists and cultural officials, and more.


VSMM was founded in Japan in 1995 by Professor Takeo Ojika of Gifu University.  It was arguably the first international VR conference and has remained a leading venue for cross-disciplinary scholarly research and exchange in cutting-edge multimedia and virtual systems.  Here is more on the  Society’s founding and history.

Published by IEEE

The VSMM Society has held annual conferences for 23 years now, bringing leading researchers in the application of digital media, mobile, and virtual and augmented reality technology together with users across a diverse community.  In partnership with the IEEE Society the majority of VSMM Conference proceedings are available on IEEE Xplore.

Next Conference  | VSMM2017 Dublin

VSMM2017 will be hosted by The Inclusive Design Research Centre of Ireland (SMARTlab) & the College of Engineering & Architecture at University College Dublin, Ireland.  The conference offers participants hands-on workshops in VR/AR, 3D printing, 3D scanning and more together with seminars, keynotes, cultural excursions and more.  The conference is being run in association with the ACM Distinguished Speakers Series & the NASA 100 Year Starship Program.  Support from Creative Ireland, VR First, All These Worlds and NVIDIA along with others sets to make this an exciting event. Regional activities will be hosted in Belfast, Northern Ireland by Ulster University.

Call For Proposals 2017 is Open!

Download full CfP PDF here: VSMM2017 CfP.pdf

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