EuroVR2018: everything you need to know

EuroVR 2018 Conference was a great success. The event, which took place on October 22-23 at the IET Savoy Place in London, was focused on novel Virtual Reality (VR) up-to Mixed Reality (MR) technologies, including software systems, display technology, interaction devices, and applications.

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#EuroVR2018 has been a great opportunity to network, discuss, and share the latest innovations around #VR & #MR.We hope to see you all next year in tallin TalTech – Tallinn University of Technology (Oct. 23-25 2019).Music: www.bensound.com

Δημοσιεύτηκε από EuroVR-Conference στις Πέμπτη, 25 Οκτωβρίου 2018

The programme involved two excellent keynotes from science and industry:
Rob Lindeman, Professor of Human-Computer Interaction and the Research Leader of the HIT Lab New Zealand at the University of Canterbury, NZ who presented his future vision of immersive technologies based on 25 years’ experience.
Luciana Carvalho, an industrial innovator and tech evangelist, presented her discovery of VR/AR which has led to a number of novel start-up companies and international recognition.

The conference ended with the final prizes. The work awarded are:

  • Best scientific/Technical paper award: “Structure-aware 3D Hand Pose Regression from a Single Depth Image”(short paper) – Jameel Malik, Ahmed Elhayek, Didier Stricker;
  • Best industrial paper award: “Immersive Applications of Industrial Digital Twins” – Jonathan Eyre and Chris Freeman;
  • Best poster award: “Using Augmented Reality guides for insertion task: a quantitative study” – Nawel Khenak, Jean-Marc Vézien and Patrick Bourdot;
  • Best demo award: “Supporting unemployed with VR: virtual internship project” – Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland, Mikhail Fominykh.

 

We hope you can support the Association at EuroVR 2019 (16th edition) at the TalTech University in Talinn on 23 – 25 October 2019.

IJVR: submit your paper and present it during VRIC’19 Laval Virtual

A new opportunity for AR & VR aficionados! It is possible to submit a paper to IJVR (International Journal of Virtual Reality – IF 0,79) and then to be automatically selected to present your paper during VRIC’19 Laval Virtual international conference on March 20-22, 2019.


The International Journal of Virtual Reality (IJVR) created on 1995, is open-source and directly indexed in
 HAL, Google Scholar, CNKI http://www.ijvr.org

 

VRIC’19 Laval-Virtual (21th edition) is the premier European conference & exhibition on Immersive (AR-VR-MR) Technologies since 1999. We welcomed 18.500 attendees during 2018 edition https://www.laval-virtual.com

 

VRIC’2019 gather specialists on Immersive (AR-VR-MR) Technologies from research institutions & industry, to work together and imagine the evolution of immersive technologies and their future usage scenarios within different sectors. During 3 days, the program will include invited keynotes, master classes, papers’ presentations and unforgettable social events.

 

Click here for further information https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vric2019

 

Digital Heritage 2018 conference – San Francisco

The programme and speakers for Digital Heritage 2018 – 3rd International Congress & Expo in San Francisco – is now online.

The conference Digital Heritage 2018 will take place on 26-30 October 2018 at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, with special activities at the De Young Museum and aboard the historic Liberty ship SS Jeremiah O’Brien.

Digital heritage 2018 Is one of the key event of the year in its field of research and expertise in the field of Culture and technology domains from computer science to cultural preservation, archaeology to art, architecture to archiving, museums to musicology, history to humanities, computer games to computer graphics, digital surveying to social science, libraries to language, and many more.

The conference represents a unique opportunity to explore, discuss and debate the potentials and pitfalls of digital for culture with digital professionals, from educators to technologists, researchers to policy makers, executives to curators, artists to engineers, archivists to scientists, and more.

Visit the official website for further information http://www.digitalheritage2018.org/

PhD opportunity in VR for pain management

The University Alliance Doctoral Training programme is offering over 83 PhD Fellowship in three themes (applied biosciences for health, energy and social policy) across a consortium of 15 universities in the UK.

This project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska Curie grant, is an unique opportunity to be part of a global network on an employer co-designed training programme with extensive connections to industry and commerce.

In fact, the Doctoral Training alliance (DTA3) is the largest multi-partner and only nationwide doctoral training in the UK. It offers PhD students a fully-funded postgraduate programme, an expert support network and improved employment opportunities. The training will produce independent, highly-employable researchers with expertise and skills in strategically-important research areas.

The effectiveness of Virtual Reality (VR) for management of pain

Teesside University (School of Health and Social Care) is offering the PhD Fellowship “The effectiveness of Virtual Reality for management of pain”.

Virtual Reality (VR) can reduce acute pain by distracting attention away from the pain while people play the games. Chronic pain is different than acute pain and is much more difficult to reduce – for example, drugs that work for acute pain do not work well for chronic pain. But people with chronic pain do use distraction to make their pain more bearable. Therefore, they may find VR useful but that has not been scientifically proven yet. This project will see whether or not VR can help people make their chronic pain more bearable.

The project will have three stages. In stage 1, the existing scientific studies on VR for pain will be closely examined to choose types of VR that might work best. In stage 2, some of the best available types of VR will be compared in a fair trial to see which produces the most relief in people with chronic pain. In stage 3, the best one of these will be given to people with chronic pain for a number of weeks. They will then describe how they used the VR and they will explain how they think it could be used to help others.

See https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Teesside-Biosciences-2-VR-pain-management-Harrison-1.pdf

Application

All applications should be received by 23:59 (UK time) on Monday 8 October 2018.
Interviews will commence during the week starting Monday 26 November 2018.

For more information, details of recruiting projects and how to apply, see https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/cofund/