1)    I just want to participate to VRIC 2018 and I don’t want to submit a paper, is it possible?

Yes, of course! Just register to the conference.

 

2)    I’m a researcher (PhD student, post-doc, full time researcher…) and I need to submit and present a paper in order to be able to join VRIC 2018

We are an ACM International Conference and the process is this one: you submit a blind long paper (up to 8 pages), a blind short paper (up to 4 pages) or a blind poster paper (2 pages) using the ACM Template before December 8, 2017. Then a double blind review of your paper is organized and we tell you on January 15, 2018 if your paper is accepted or not (with major, minor or no modifications needed). Then, you submit the final version (not blind !) of your paper before March 5, 2018 in order to enable us to include it on VRIC proceedings and to submit it to ACM Digital Library that will manage the copyright agreement. Then you’ll be asked to prepare a poster and a short conference before coming to Laval. 

 

3)    Do I have to use the Easychair system before registering to VRIC 2018?

Yes, but only if you submit a paper! We use Easychair system to gather and evaluate the papers submitted by some attendees. 

 

4)    I’m not a researcher or an employee of an interested Company, can I join you?

Yes! If you have knowledge of some technologies, ideas of projects, ideas to share… Or if you have needs or ideas and you want to discover what can be done with Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality.

 

5)    I would like to propose a Workshop, is it possible ?

Yes, submit one page description of the workshop theme including workshop title, short description, list of engaged contributors, expected number of participants and email it before October 31th, 2017, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

 

6)    What are the major changes for VRIC 2018 ?

Our goal is to change the way we live an international conference. We want a conference to become an active gathering of specialists and not a place where you just sit and listen to some colleagues working in a field that you are interested in. We want you to be active participants and we want to give you concrete results, ideas, projects in return. When you leave Laval, we want you say: “Wow, that was the place to be! I’ll be back next year!”

 

7)    Why the VRIC Workshops are so different ?

Our Workshops benefit from an incredible advantage, the Laval Virtual exhibition! With that amazing playground next to you, you have all the information that you need to confirm or complete your thoughts. During a VRIC Workshop, you’ll discuss, you’ll join a group, you’ll discover new things inside the exhibition, you’ll come back with a lot of ideas to share and enhance them.

 

8)    Who are the “invited speakers” and what is the “Laval Virtual Seminar” ?

Laval Virtual 2018 innovates to invent the future! Together, we will imagine and realize projects that will change our lives. We have organized two additional events, “Laval Virtual Seminar” and “VRIC”. “Laval Virtual Seminar” is a prospective seminar gathering 14 international visionaries of new technologies and industries that will identify key routes and track potential growth. Then VRIC thematic workshops gather 150 specialists to turn these prospective tracks in concrete and assessed development projects. The workshops will be conducted by experts in each field and co-led by some of the 14 international visionaries who participated in the prospective seminar. On Wednesday, April 4: the 14 international visionaries will present their vision of the future of new technologies and the "Laval Virtual Vision 2025" they created together during the Laval Virtual Seminar 

 

9)    How much does it cost to participate to VRIC 2018 ?

The fees to participate to VRIC 2018 (3 days) are 290 euros for accepted paper presenters (Reduced fees), 390 euros for other attendees (390E early birds, 490E for late registration after March 3), including the 3 full days of the Conference and Exhibition, coffee breaks and social events (Laval Virtual Awards Ceremony & Diner Cocktail)= Wednesday, April 4: 14 invited speakers present their vision of the future of new technologies and the "Laval Virtual Vision" they created together during the Laval Virtual Seminar+ Thursday, April 5: Workshops, conducted by experts in each area, refine the vision and dream up future projects+ Friday, April 6: Final conference to present the results of Workshops and approve the final version of the "Laval Virtual Vision 2025" + Laval Virtual Awards Ceremony and Cocktail + Free and unlimited entrance to Laval Virtual exhibition.Only 150 selected specialists will be allowed to participate to VRIC 2018.

 

10) Why do you limit the number of participants in VRIC 2018 ?

We want to organize some active workshops to ensure great results to share. So we have to limit the number of participants because a workshop with more than 40 attendees is not efficient.

 

11) If I can’t attend VRIC 2018, where can I find the results of that “prospective week” ?

The workshops co-chairs will publish the results of their work and will share their final presentation. We plan to produce a document presenting the results of the “Laval Virtual Seminar” and of the workshops but this will take some time. If you are in Laval for only one day, join us on Wednesday, April 4 when our 14 invited speakers introduce their vision of the future of new technologies! But we advise you to stay during 3 days because Friday morning session will be great with a famous Keynote Speaker!Our advice: you should try to come to Laval and stay there for at least 3 days!

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DATES AND OPENING TIMES

20th edition from 4 to 8 April 2018


PROFESSIONAL DAYS

  • WEDNESDAY 4 April:10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • THURSDAY 5 April: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • FRIDAY 6 April: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

GENERAL PUBLIC DAYS

  • SATURDAY 7 April: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • SUNDAY 8 April: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

LOCATION

Salle Polyvalente, Place de Hercé
53000 LAVAL

Carte d'accès à Laval Virtual

ACCESS

ACCOMODATION  

Laval Tourist Office Website

+33 (0)2 43 49 46 46
office.tourisme@agglo-laval.fr

From Monday to Saturday

Download our accomodation brochure in Laval and surroundings


BY ROAD

PARIS : 70 minutes (A81 motorway, exit No. 3)
RENNES : 24 minutes
NANTES : 95 minutes


TAXI

The LAVAL TAXI STATION will be at your disposal during the exhibition: 0243680808


PARKING

Parking relay technopolis near the exit of motorway served by shuttle


BY TRAIN

1h30 from Paris-Montparnasse (6 daily return trains),
2h30 from Roissy (1 daily return train), 3h30 from Lyon, 3h45 from Lille, 4h30 from London, 5h30 from Marseille, 5h15 from Brussels.

Information and reservations at Voyages-SNCF.com.
Special TUL (Transport Urbain Lavallois) shuttles will be available at Laval train station for direct access to the exhibition on Wednesday 4th april, Thursday 5th april and Friday 6 april 2018.