VSMM2017:  Through the Looking Glass – Back to the Future of VR




Thurs 3 Nov – Tracks 7 & 8 with Keynotes in Belfast at the Ulster College of Art, UU

Fri 4 – Sat 5 Nov  2017  – Workshops & Cultural Tours, Belfast (Game of
Thrones, Titanic)

End Nov: Participants selected for Inclusion in one of our special
themed journal issues with MIT Press, Leonardo, IJEDE, Intellect,
Scene, et al


Latest News Updates:

4 November – Newsflash: Day two of VSMM 2017 Belfast kicks off with a retrospective photo gallery of key moments from Kerry and Dublin and a rich set of VR displays at Ulster U! Later this eve we’ll head up to Giant’s Causeway! Join us…

31 October – Newsflash: All track papers are now available here.

30 October – Newsflash: VSMM2017 is on! VSMMSkelligs in Kerry was a great success!
Check out videos online, including current live streaming from
VSMM2017 DUBLIN here:
Link to VSMM Facebook live streaming

Newspaper mention here:

30 October – Newsflash: Looking forward to the 1st day of the conference tomorrow in The Newstead Building, UCD!

29 October – Newsflash: World Sensorium by Dr Gayil Nalls opens today in Kerry: Cil Rialag Art Gallery – 12 noon! Streaming live.

27 October – Newsflash:  Updated conference Welcome

25 October – To join the Skelligs/Kerry event live, and then to join the Dublin
event live, you can join the stream via Facebook live. To connect and receive streams and highlights please LIKE the page:

20 October – Newsflash: As a special optional tour of the wild west of Ireland, members of the VSMM conference will take part in a special Skelligs event in Kerry. Free tickets are available online –


19 October – 

Newflash:  Mark Pollock to give a live Provocation to join him and his team with SMARTlab to form the new RADICAL Collaboration Project, to bring cutting-edge research into paralysis, robotics, computer vision, multimodal interfaces and virtual systems/augmented reality together to support extreme users!  Track 1, the morning of 1 November: be there and join the team!

18 October –  REMINDER VSMMM2017 Tracks and Workshops in Belfast lined up and looking great for 3-4 November: be sure to book!

26 September – Exciting Keynotes announced:

  • Cassandra St Louis Collins, Senior Architect, STO for Worldwide Services, Microsoft.
  • Professor Nina Czegledy.

25 September- Newsflash: the world-renowned Non Zero Sum Ensemble will perform live for VSMM! Be there to experience this once in a lifetime exposure to music and Inclusive Creativity, conducted by Prof Frank Lyons, Dean of
Ulster University!

11 September – Exciting Keynotes announced:

  • Dr Sara Diamond, President & Vice-Chancellor Ord. Ontario; RCA.
  • Daria Dorosh, Ph.D.

1 September – Exciting Keynotes announced:

  • Professor Suzanne McDonough, Professor of Health and Rehabilitation, School of Health Sciences,  Ulster University.
  • Professor Minhua Eunice Ma, Professor of Computer Games Technology, Dean of School of Computing and Digital Technologies, Staffordshire University.
  • Deepa Mann-Kler, multi-disciplinary artist, Founder and Creative lead of NEON.

31 AugustScience Foundation Ireland sponsors VSMM.

31 August – Exciting Keynote announced: Julie Sinnamon Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Ireland.

17 August –  Registration for VSMM Dublin 2017 is now open.

1 August – 2017 Paper & Proposal Reviews progressing — authors to be notified on/around August 10th.

31 July MIT Press announces a Special Issue of the Journal  Presence: Teleoperators & Virtual Environments ( to be prepared from VSMM2017 Best Papers around theme of Digital Realities / Digital Materialization

28 July – 2017 Scientific Committee added to website.

1 July – Exciting Keynotes announced including: Astronaut Mae Jemison, Virtual Environment Pioneer Jacki Morie, and Olfactory Experience Designer Gayil Nalls.







Tue 31 Oct – VSMM2017 Launches in Dublin with workshops, working
groups, and a Leonardo 50th Anniversary Party!

 October 31 VSMM Reception


Wed 1 Nov – Plenary Conference, Tracks 1-3, Keynotes and Provocations

Wed 1 Nov 6:30pm – Special Performance by the Non Zero Sum Ensemble
conducted by Frank Lyons with Walled City Music

VSMM Non Zero Sum Ensemble

Wed 2 Nov – Plenary Conference, Tracks 4-6, Keynotes and Provocations

Wed 2 Nov -GALA Dinner with Contributions by Mae Jemison (100 Year
Starship), Harriet Mayor Fulbright and Dara Fitzgerald of the
Fulbright Foundation, with special music session by Steve Cooney, Colm OSnodaigh and James Mahon of Kila, Vincent Hyland, and special guests.