ACM Siggraph Web 3D Consortium Euro Graphics
Institutes, companies that support the conference: EDF Kitware Vicomtech Wildpeaks
17th International Conference
on 3D Web Technology
August 04-05, 2012
Los Angeles, CA - USA


L.A. Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA, USA
August 04-05, 2012

Sponsored & Co-Located:

In Cooperation:
Web3D Consortium & Eurographics

email: web3d2012[at]web3d[dot]org

Submission link:

Call for Participation

Papers and Posters submission deadline (NEW): April 16th, 2012
Author Notification Papers (NEW): May 25th, 2012
Camera-ready due Papers(NEW): June 12th, 2012

Short Tutorials submission deadline: May 14th, 2012
Author Notification Tutorials: May 25th, 2012
Camera-ready due Tutorials: June 12th, 2012

Conference Date: August 4 - 5, 2012

The 17th ACM International Web3D Conference will address a wide range of research topics related to Web-based 3D Graphics. These topics include: representation and modeling methods, content analysis, rendering, distributed virtual environments, large-scale databases, Web-wide human-computer interaction, as well as innovative tools and applications. On the one hand, authoring and delivering educational contents is one of the main interests of this edition of the conference. The creation of educational materials, such as interactive electronic technical manuals (especially for Augmented-Reality-based scenarios) will be supported, as well as the approach to incorporate advanced real-time rendering features into the X3D standard, in a generic way that is independent from the specific rendering method. On the other hand, the conference will particularly focus on novel mobile AR applications, innovative 3D graphics Web applications and novel Medical and eHealth developments, aside from contents over 3D Internet.

The annual ACM Web3D Conference is a major event that gathers researchers, developers, entrepreneurs, experimenters, artists, and content creators in a dynamic environment. Attendees can share and explore methods of using, enhancing, and creating new 3D Web and Multimedia technologies, such as WebGL and HTML5 (which is a hot topic in Computer Graphics), Flash/ Stage 3D, X3D, COLLADA, and the MPEG family. The conference highlights capabilities and trends in interactive 3D graphics across a wide range of applications and supports research from mobile devices up to high-end immersive environments.


Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Modeling, processing, analysis and rendering of complex geometry, structure, and behaviors
  • 3D search, shape matching and indexing
  • Rendering algorithms and standardization and visualization of large data sets
  • Interaction methods for online 3D content
  • Interactive 3D graphics for mobile devices
  • Mixed and Augmented Reality (including standardization aspects)
  • Agents, animated humanoids, and complex reactive characters
  • Remote rendering and streaming
  • Stereo and multi-view visualization of 3D graphic interfaces
  • High-performance 3D graphics for distributed environments, tele-presence, tele-operation, and 3D broadcasting
  • Web, multimedia and standards integration and interoperation

Authors are also invited to submit advances in the above technologies applied to multimedia applications in:

  • Automotive, Security, Transport Industries
  • Life sciences and healthcare
  • Geospatial modeling and digital cities
  • Public sector and tourism
  • Cultural heritage and E-learning.

Papers Submission Instructions

Authors are invited to submit ANONYMOUS full papers of up to 9 pages (including figures and references), short papers of up to 4 pages (including figures and references), or posters of 1 page (including figures and references) via the Eurographics SRM submission site:

Submission link:

The papers must be written in English and formatted according to the ACM SIGGRAPH publication guidelines. Please ensure that author identification is removed from the initial submission manuscript.

  • Template: Latex Template. If you decide to use another text processor (MS Word) please make sure to reproduce as closely as possible the layout of the example PDF provided in the Latex template.
  • Instructions for Authors
  • Formatting guidelines
  • Information and Questions:

Upon acceptance, the final revised paper is required also in electronic form. Accepted papers and posters will appear in the Web3D 2012 Conference Proceedings, published by ACM Press.

Posters Submission Instructions

For the first time, there is an invitation for submitting proposals for technical poster presentations at Web3D 2012. Poster submissions (1 page) can e.g. describe recently completed work, highly relevant results of work in progress, as well as successfully developed systems and applications.

Posters must be formatted using the document templates for conferences sponsored by ACM SIGGRAPH. Upon acceptance, the final revised poster is required also in electronic form. Accepted Posters will be also presented in the SIGGRAPH 2012 Poster area.

Submission link:

Tutorials Submission Instructions

Web3D 2012 will include a select number of short courses for attendees. Course proposal submissions (1 page) should begin with

  • lecturer names, affiliations, and contact information,
  • title of the course, and a single-sentence summary.
Proposals should also describe
  • the topic of interest,
  • subjects covered,
  • learning objectives,
  • intended audience, prerequisites, and level of difficulty.
Also please advise on
  • proposed duration (1.5 or 3 hours),
  • audio visual support requirements.

If accepted, proposers will be asked to provide a biography paragraph for each presenter, a representative image, and publishable course notes suitable for use in the conference web site and promotional materials.

Course proposals may be sent to the Web3D course cochairs.