International Journal of Virtual and Augmented Reality (IJVAR)

International Journal of Virtual and Augmented Reality (IJVAR)

Editors-in-Chief: Cristina Portales Ricart (Universitat de Valencia, Spain) and Marcos Fernández Marin (Universidad de Valencia, Spain)
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2017
ISSN: 2473-537X|EISSN: 2473-5388|DOI: 10.4018/IJVAR


Advancements in computer-generated sensory have made the concept of believable virtual environments a reality. With the availability of such technologies, new questions are raised as to how these technologies can be applied beyond gaming applications and how further improvements can be made to allow for full digital immersion.

The International Journal of Virtual and Augmented Reality (IJVAR) presents interdisciplinary research on the technological, social, legal, and policy implications of virtual and mixed reality integration and how the division between real and virtual worlds is becoming less distinct. Fostering interdisciplinary applied research and a unique forum for novel solutions for virtual immersion and mixed reality, the articles found within IJVAR are essential to the research needs of graduate-level students, researchers, and professionals interested in topics relevant to the digitization of everyday life.

Topics Covered

  • 3D interactive graphics
  • Collaborative Environments
  • Computer Simulation
  • Computer Vision
  • Gamification
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Immersive technologies
  • Mixed Reality
  • Multimedia technologies
  • Multimodal devices
  • Serious Games
  • Smart Environments
  • Sound spatialization
  • Spatial positioning
  • Virtual Worlds

Mission and Scope

The International Journal of Virtual and Augmented Reality (IJVAR) aims to present the latest research on mediated reality tools, applications, and implementation. Approaching the topic of virtual immersion from a variety of viewpoints across industries, IJVAR strives to be an essential reference source for professionals, researchers, and graduate students engaged in research in the areas of computational intelligence, gaming, digitization, computer-generated sensory, virtual environments, and human-computer interaction.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Dr Cristina Portalés (PhD in Geodesy and Cartography, 2008) is senior researcher at the Institute of Robotics and Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat de València (Spain), where she previouslyhad been a Juan de la Cierva post-doc fellow. She formerly graduated with a double degree: Engineer in Geodesy and Cartography from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain) and MSc in Surveying and Geoinformation from Technische Universität Wien (Austria). Afterwards she was a PhD research fellow at the Mixed Reality Laboratory of the University of Nottingham (UK, 2005) and at the Interaction and Entertainment Research Centre of the Nanyang University of Singapore (Singapore, 2006). She was the first woman to receive the best paper EH Thompson Award, given by the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (2010). From 2011-2012 she worked at AIDO (technological institute of Optics, Colour and Imaging), being primarily involved in the technical management of the FP7 project SYDDARTA. She is the author of more than 50 scientific publications including international conferences, high impact journals, books and book chapters. Her current research interests are focused on geometric calibration, image processing, 3D reconstruction, multispectral imaging, HCI and augmented reality.
Professor Marcos Fernández is MsC in Physical Sciences and PhD in Computer Engineering by the Universidad de Valencia. He is currently Professor in the Computer Science Department of the Universidad de Valencia and coordinator of the ARTEC research group at the Institute of Robotics and Information and Communication Technologies (IRTIC) of the same University. During the past 17 years he has been working in the research areas of virtual and augmented reality, interactive charts and personal-computer multimodal interactions. During the past 12 years he has been in charge of coordinating the ARTEC research group, with more than 30 researchers in these lines, for application mainly in training, virtual prototyping and assistance to people with disabilities, and being the principal investigator of more than 30 research projects. In the last five years he has developed the positioning and motion capture for human-computer interaction in the field of multimodal interaction devices.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Carolina Cruz-Neira, University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), United States
Mark Billinghurst, University of South Australia, Australia
Ronald Azuma, Intel Labs, United States
Associate Editors
Alamin Mansouri, University of Burgundy, France
Alexandra Psarrou, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Alexia Briassouli, Center for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
Andreas Duenser, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
Aniko Ekart, Aston University, United Kingdom
George Lekakos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Jesús Gimeno, Universitat de València, Spain ORCID
Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Osaka University, Japan
Konstantinos Chorianopoulos, Bauhaus University of Weimar, Germany
María José Viñals, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Nilanjan Dey, JIS University, Kolkata, India, India ORCID
Rodney Berry, University of Tasmania, Australia
Editorial Review Board
Adriana D Alba, University of West Georgia, United States
Adriano Galati, Disney Research, Switzerland
Andreas Riener, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Austria
Anja Richert, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen University, Germany
Carlos Perales, Joaquin Rodrigo High Conservatory of Music, Spain
Charith Fernando, Keio University, Japan
Chien-Hsu Chen, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Chintan Bhatt, Charotar University of Science And Technology, India
Costas Boletsis, SINTEF Digital, Norway
Daniel Girardeau-Montaut, MinMaxMedical, France
Darian Frajberg, Politecnico di Milano, Italy ORCID
David Murphy, University of College Cork, Ireland ORCID
Diego Jose Diaz Garcia, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Eng Tat Khoo, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Felipe Nunes, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Feng Zhou, MediaScience, United States
Francisco Giner Martínez, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain ORCID
Francisco Javier Sanmartín Piquer, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Franz Rottensteiner, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Giuseppe Amoruso, Politecnico di Milano, Italy ORCID
Inmaculda García-Pereira, Spain ORCID
Jelena Radovanovic, School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Kening Zhu, City University of Hong Kong, China
Mahmood Adnan, Al-Madinah International University (MEDIU), Malaysia
Manuela Jungmann, Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Moisés Mañas Carbonell, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Nikolaos Pellas, University of the Aegean, Greece
Pau Alonso-Monasterio, Florida Universitària, Spain
Raphael Raphael, University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States
Ricardo Olanda, Universitat de València, Spain
Saul Delabrida, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Brazil
Sergio Casas, Universitat de València, Spain ORCID
Soon Ki Jung, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
Stephane Dupasquier, Octarina, France
Timothy Merritt, Aarhus University, Denmark
Vijay Kalivarapu, Iowa State University, United States


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Cristina Portalés
Universitat de València, Spain

Marcos Fernández
Universitat de València, Spain

International Journal of Virtual and Augmented Reality (IJVAR)