Visual Representations & Interpretations
We are pleased to report that all these disciplines are represented
in the papers chosen for presentation at the workshop. We have also had
interesting submissions which have been accepted from researchers in Film
and Media studies, Philosophy of Science, Molecular and Cellular Science,
Theatre Studies, Art and Textile design, Engineering and other design disciplines.
This excellent response means that the conference will be a truly multi-disciplinary
After the end of the workshop, on the afternoon of the 24th September,
the Tate Gallery, Liverpool has very kindly invited VRI'98 participants
to a guided tour of the Willie Doherty Exhibition "Somewhere Else" , showing
as part of Revolution98 (the 9th International Symposium on Electronic
Art, 2nd September-11th October). Numbers are restricted so those interested
in participating in this tour are requested to email firstname.lastname@example.org
expressing interest in this tour as soon as possible. Please place the
words "Tate tour" in the Subject line of your email message. There is no
charge for the tour. It is a goodwill gesture by the Tate to VRI'98. Preference
for places will be given to overseas visitors.
Selected papers are organised in themed groups. A chairperson is assigned to each themed presentation. The role of the chairperson will be to enable cross disciplinary communication by highlighting commonalties and contrasts in the research presented. We hope participants will use evenings for informal get togethers in the pubs and restaurants around the University to further discuss common areas of interest. We will provide delegates with a list of such venues.
The workshop will also include poster presentations, interactive software demonstrations and exhibitions.
Topic areas of the workshop include:- visual languages, user-interface design, data visualisation, diagrammatic reasoning, visual metaphors, semiotics, theories of visual representation and multimodal communication, virtual reality, design articulation, molecular art.
There will be an Evening Reception (6-8 pm) immediately following the last Workshop session on Tuesday 22nd September with music, nibbles and wine. The remainder of Tuesday evening and all of Wednesday evening is free for participants to explore sights of interest in Liverpool or to meet over an evening meal in a local pub or restaurant to further discuss the day's papers. There is an optional (free) guided tour of the Willie Doherty and the Cubism exhibitions at the Tate Gallery, after the closure of the conference, on the afternoon of Thursday 24th September.
The workshop will be held in the Gallery Room of the Foresight Centre which is part of the recently restored former Royal Infirmary of Liverpool. The Evening Reception for the workshop will be held in the old Chapel. Brochures detailing the architectural history of this building will be available at the Workshop Registration Desk.
Note: The management of the Foresight Centre are interested in new
ways through which to express the history of the building and its current
facilities to clients and visitors alike. If you have any good ideas, please
email Lynne Westbury, the
business manager of the centre. A bottle of champagne awaits any particularly
Registration Form (Word 6.0 format)
Registration Form (Text only format)
Registration Form (HTML format)
It is also the responsibility of individual authors to obtain copyright
clearance, if required, of any images used in their paper. For each author
it is assumed that the work is original to them and that it has not been
published in any form and is not an infringement of any existing copyright
or licence or any other right of any person (including any moral
rights of any person) and that it contains nothing libellous or otherwise
defamatory and that all statements asserted as facts are true or are based
on reasonable research for accuracy and that, to the best of the author's
knowledge, no formula, procedure or prescription in the work would cause
injury if used or followed in accordance with the instructions and/or warnings
contained in the Work.
Each author will be requested to sign a warrent to this effect (see last section of Crcguide.doc). This signed warrent should be returned to the VRI organisers along with the camera ready copy of the paper.
Springer Guidelines for Preparation of final manuscript for book publication (Crcguide.doc)
Letter: Instructions to presenters
Letter: Instructions to presenters (Word 6 document)
Letter: Instructions to presenters (Text only)
Formatting of final abstract for Conference (Word 6 document)
Formatting of final abstract for Conference (text
General information about hotels and other accommodation in the vicinity of the University can be found at the Merseyside Tourism Web Site. Bookings can generally be made by fax, telephone and occasionally through email. The Merseyside Tourism/ Conference Centre can be contacted by phone on 0151 709 2444. They will help with any queries.
Adelphi Hotel, which is a 10 minutes walk from the University, offers
a discounted rate to visitors to the University of 42.00 UK pounds for
bed and breakfast (single) and 56 UK pounds for bed and breakfast (double).
If you wish to take advantage of this offer, please book directly with
the Adelphi and indicate when booking that you will be attending the VRI
Workshop at the University.
As mentioned previously, revolution98, the 9th International Symposium on Electronic Art, will be running at various Merseyside venues prior to and during the conference (02 Sept-11 Oct). revolution98 is organised by the Foundation for Art & Creative Technology and explores the effect of the so-called 'technological revolution' on art and society by asking the question "How much has technology changed the rules?".
For those who wish to escape to countryside, it is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from Liverpool to the mountains of Snowdonia in Wales and a similar time to the Peak District. The Lake District is a 2.5 hour drive. All these areas are also served by public transport. The Wirral Peninsula, one of Liverpool's best kept secrets, is a 25 minute drive or 30 minute train journey from central Liverpool.
Those from overseas might make the time to visit Scotland. The Scottish Borders are just a 3.5 drive from Liverpool.
For general information about tourist facilities in Merseyside, contact
Please contact Beth James with any accommodation or travel queries. Beth's phone number is 0151-794-8276. Please use email though for communication wherever possible.
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