4th International Conference on Stereo & Immersive Media — Photography, Sound and Cinema Research
Lusofona University, Lisbon, 24 - 26 September 2020

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Photo credit: Centenary olive tree, by Carlos Relvas, 1873.
Stereoscopic albumen print. Casa dos Patudos - Museu de Alpiarça Collection

Call for papers/3D short films

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The 4th International Conference on Stereo & Immersive Media aims to bring together the research fields of photography, sound and cinema, considering their historical and current relationships with expanded and immersive environments. 

Stereoscopic and immersive technologies have been widening the scopes of photography, sound and cinema since the 19th century. This conference has a historical and critical perspective about immersion by considering that it draws both on state of the art technologies and on old and discontinued media that have once stimulated and expanded our perception. While these technologies (from stereo views to cinema, virtual reality or video gaming) have deeply strengthened the human relationship to virtual worlds, they have also made visual documents more engaging, triggering richer and more inspiring interpretations of reality. Noteworthy is also the fact that some of these technologies are being used and considered vital to reshape our perception of heritage and to allow new readings and museological experiences of historical collections. 

The conference will take place in Lisbon, at the facilities of Universidade Lusófona (Campo Grande) and in Golegã, at the Carlos Relvas Studio House, a stunning 19th-century photographic studio, absolutely unique in the world and extremely well-preserved.

The organizing committee invites scholars, researchers, artists, curators and archivists to submit a proposal for a paper presentation addressing one or more of the following themes:

1- Stereoscopic Photography and its Visual Cultures (19th to 21st Century);

2- Photography, Cinema and Sound Media Archaeologies;

3- Scientific and Social History of Early Immersive Media; 

4- 3D Cinema, Virtual Reality and Video Gaming;

5- Media Arts (Visual/Sound) and Immersion;

6- Urban Sound Studies;

7- Performance and Visual Media;

8- Cultural Heritage and Digital Age;


Stereoscopic projection will be available at the conference. The conference will offer you the opportunity to present your talk in 3-D if you feel inclined to. Send us your images to the email stereoimmersivemedia@ulusofona.pt by June 30, 2020. The files must have a resolution of at least 1800 pixels high.

Conference Submissions
Submission Process

Please find below the instructions on the submission process

  1. The official languages of the conference are English, Portuguese and Spanish
  2. Abstracts should have between 200-300 words for a 20 minutes presentation and should be submitted along with a short biography to our easychair page.
  3. When filling the title field in easychair please indicate (within brackets) the theme number suggested in this call that best suits your presentation.
  4. Once your conference proposal or paper abstract has been accepted, you may register in the conference and submit your article to the International Journal on Stereo & Immersive Media at  http://revistas.ulusofona.pt/index.php/stereo/information/authors. The deadline for this submission is 31 July 2020. Please find more instructions and detailed information in the ‘Journal S&I Media’ button on the menu above
  5. Other queries must be submitted to stereoimmersivemedia@ulusofona.pt


2nd dealine for abstracts: March 9, 2020.

Notification of acceptance (1st deadline) by March 2, 2020.

Notification of acceptance (2nd deadline) by March 18, 2020.

Early Bird registration deadline: July 15, 2020.

Regular registration deadline: September 9, 2020

Late registration: Payment after September 9, 2020

Call for 3D short films

The International Conference on Stereo & Immersive Media: Photography, Sound and Cinema Research will include 3D film screenings.

3D films should highlight and explore the immersive features of stereoscopic technologies.

The selected films will be screened at the Cinema Fernando Lopes at Universidade Lusófona. Authors will be given the opportunity to present and discuss their films.

Final project submission: 15 July 2020

Please state in your proposal the materials provided and needed for the proper presentation of your project

Submit to the call at stereoimmersivemedia.ulusofona.pt