Aims & Scope
The main goal of the project is the publication of recent research results in the domain of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting, which is hoped to encourage discussions and promote the exchange of ideas and information. Developments in the area of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting have a direct effect on society; therefore attention will also be paid to sociological aspects. As an interdisciplinary field, Virtual Reality requires multilateral collaboration in order to facilitate the development of new applications.
What makes the subject area covered by jvrb distinct is that it includes basic technologies such as Displays, Tracking and Computer Graphics. Synergies between virtual environments and broadcasting techniques will become feasible and future developments will eventually cause these two application fields to merge - a trend which is already observable in applications like Interactive Broadcasting.
The main goals are to publish research results in the field of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting, to provoke discussions, and to promote the exchange of ideas and information. Developments in the area have a direct effect on society, therefore social aspects will also be considered. As an interdisciplinary field Virtual Reality requires multilateral collaboration in order to enable new applications. Included topics are:
- Media technology
- Human factors, human machine interfaces
- Computer graphics
- Image technology
- Tracking, sensors
- Interactive broadcasting
- Virtual set environments
- Augmented reality
- Haptic interfaces, new interfaces
The journal is supported by the state of NRW, Germany. Publication will be entirely online, based on an open access licence. To ensure a high quality level all manuscripts are peer reviewed.
- The two areas of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting will merge in the future and will come to define an altogether new media which will eventually replace both traditional television and present-day computer usage.
- Using an open access licence for publishing scientific articles greatly promotes the right of free knowledge access. It aids in establishing an exchange platform for an international scientific community. The concept of open access is clearly expressed in the Berlin Declaration.