2012 International Workshop on Hot Topics in 3D Multimedia - Hot3D Friday, July 13, 2012 Melbourne, Australia (in conjunction with ICME 2012) http://www.hot3d.org Call for Papers The 3D research community is at a potentially revolutionary point. From one side, 3D display technology is at the verge of becoming widespread and reasonably priced, and that includes autostereoscopic displays. From another direction, increases in computational power – including powerful GPUs – has allowed an ever-increasing realism in 3D scene generation. 3D audio is now often tightly integrated with 3D environments, including 5.1 (and higher) and even 3D soundfield reproduction. Haptic systems are also being tightly integrated within 3D systems. Quality evaluation of 3D systems itself is of great importance, and is also showing fast progress. Finally, new depth cameras, coupled with new 3D analysis and synthesis algorithms are close to enable commercial-quality 3D rendering of real scenes, instead of being restricted to synthetic scenes as in the past. All these factors together create the “perfect storm”: an environment ideal for an explosion of related technology and applications, with a speed of development that will not fit in the (slower) cycle of traditional conferences and journals. In other words, while appropriate venues for presenting research at advanced stages is plentiful, the 3D Multimedia community lacks an appropriate venue for receiving feedback during early or initial stages of the development of radical or potentially disruptive technology. This is exactly the void that Hot3D tries to fill, providing an environment for lively discussion of early-stage, potentially disruptive research. Papers in all areas of 3D Multimedia are solicited. Early stage or preliminary results from potentially disruptive technology is particularly encouraged. Full papers (up to 6 pages) will be published in the ICME proceedings. Additionally, and maybe most importantly, position papers are solicited for short presentation and discussion of preliminary work or ideas. Submit a proposal of up to 2 pages, with a decision expected up to 4 weeks after submission. The 1-day workshop will be held on Friday, July 13, and is co-located with ICME 2012, the flagship multimedia conference sponsored by four IEEE societies. The workshop will be a unique opportunity to interact with other researchers working on 3D Multimedia. With an environment designed to facilitate discussion and feedback in early stage research, as well as forge new collaboration, this is an event not to be missed. IMPORTANT DATES Submit Regular Paper (up to 6 pages) by: 5th March, 2012 Notification of Regular Paper Acceptance: 26th March, 2012 Camera-Ready Paper Due: 9th April, 2012