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


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their original empirical research articles 3,000-5,000 words in length. Interested authors must consult the journal's guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted articles will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis by no fewer than 3 members of the journalís Editorial Review Board and 1 Associate Editor. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers and at the sole discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.

Important Dates
Paper Submissions Due, 1st Quarter: June 1st
Paper Submissions Due, 2nd Quarter: December 1st

All submissions and 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)