The European Virtual Reality Tour has started!

The European Virtual Reality Tour has started!

EuroVR Association is co-funding an important initiative: the VR Tour. Organized by Laval Virtual, the tour is scheduled to visit the various actors operating in the fields of Virtual and Augmented Reality in all Europe.

The aim of this initiative is to build and enhance the relations among the actors and to consolidate the EuroVR network. The result of the Tour will lead to a map of the various actors operating in VR, AR, 3D and other related fields and areas of expertise.

It is therefore very important that EuroVR Members proactively support the VR Tour in each of its stops with some local resources. Members who want to contribute on specific stops can contact Laval Virtual organizers:

You can follow periodical updates of the VR Tour following EuroVR’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and support the spreading of social materials using the hashtag #EuropeVRt.

Map of the VR Tour Europe

VR Tour

The tour is scheduled to visit:

  • October 26, 27: Amsterdam (Netherlands) – VR Days.
  • October 30, 31 : Brussels (Belgium)
  • November 2nd : Charleroi (Belgium)
  • November 3rd : Liège (Belgium)
  • November 6th : Aachen (Germany)
  • November 7th : Cologne (Germany)
  • November 8th : Düsseldorf (Germany)
  • November 9th : Bremen (Germany)
  • November 10th : Hamburg (Germany)

After the third week, the program may be subjected to slight changes (so stay tuned for further updates).

  • Week of November 13 to 17 : Denmark (Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg), Sweden (Malmö, Gothenburg), Norway (Oslo).
  • Week of November 20 to 24 : Norway (Oslo, Bergen), Sweden (Vasteras, Stockholm) and Finland (Turku, Tampere, Helsinki).
  • Week of November 27 to December 1 : Estonia (Tartu,Tallinn), Latvia (Valmiera, Riga), Lithuania (Vilnius, Kaunas).
  • Week of December 4 to 8 : Poland (Warsaw, Poznan, Krakow), Germany (Berlin, Dresden).
  • Week of December 11 to 15 : Czech Republic (Prague), Austria (Vienna), Slovakia (Bratislava, Kosice).
  • Week of December 18 to 21 : Hungary (Budapest), Slovenia (Ljubljana, Koper), Italy (Trieste).

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Interactive Community Building webinair

Horizon 2020 is the European Union framework program funding research and innovation. Within its future plan for 2018-2020, the part addressing information and communication technologies foresee funding to support the European academic research as well as its industry in the fast moving domain of interactive technologies which include Virtual Reality.

On Friday 27 October 2017 at 12:15 (Brussels Time), a webinar is organised to present two actions:

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EuroVR President at AVRA Days Skolkovo

EuroVR President Marco Sacco has been invited to present the EuroVR Association during the Russian event “AVRA Days Skolkovo”.

Taking place on October 24th 2017 in Moscow, the conference AVRA DAYS Skolkovo will show the possibilities of AR / VR-technologies for solving business problems and integration into business processes and to have a talk about the efficiency of technology implementation.

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*Extended Deadline* for Scientific/Technical Papers for EuroVR2017

Following requests from several authors, the General Chairs and International Programme Committee have agreed to extend the deadline for the Scientific and Technical papers to Tues 3rd October at 12:00 CEST.

The deadline for Industrial Abstracts, Posters & Demos (long abstract) remains Fri 13th October. For more information on submission, visit the EuroVR2017 website.

IEEEVR 2018, Reutlingen, 18 – 22 Mar, 2018: Call for Papers

Since 1993, the IEEE Virtual Reality conference has been the premier international venue for the presentation of research results in the broad area of virtual reality (VR). Similarly, the IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI), which started as a workshop at IEEE VR in 2004, has become the premier venue for 3D user interfaces and 3D interaction in VR environments. This year VR and 3DUI have been merged into a single IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, with the short name IEEE VR.

TYPES OF CONTRIBUTIONS

IEEE VR 2018 features two categories of submissions: (i) VR Papers, and (ii) VR Notes. Both categories have their own program committees, submission processes, and review processes.

  • VR Papers: Submissions to this category should be 8–10 pages in length, and should contain substantial scientific contributions to the field of VR and 3D user interfaces, and when appropriate provide complete and substantial support for results and conclusions. All accepted VR Paper submissions will automatically be published in a special issue of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG) and will also include an oral presentation at IEEE VR.
  • VR Notes: Submissions to this category should be 4–8 pages in length, and would typically reflect a more narrow (yet still significant) scope of contribution than VR Papers. VR Notes are not expected to cover all aspects of a typical journal article, instead they may cover one or two specific areas in depth, or relatively early work. The submission deadline for VR Notes will be after the notification for VR Papers submissions. All accepted VR Notes submissions will also include an oral presentation at IEEE VR.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

IEEE VR 2018 seeks original, high-quality research, application and systems papers in all areas related to virtual reality (VR), including augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), and 3D user interfaces (3DUIs). Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Tracking and sensing
  • Input devices for VR/AR/MR
  • Advanced display technology
  • Immersive projection technology
  • Haptics, audio, and other non-visual interfaces
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Computer graphics techniques for VR/AR/MR
  • Virtual humans and avatars
  • Multi-user and distributed VR/AR/MR
  • VR systems and toolkits
  • Locomotion and navigation in virtual environments
  • User studies and evaluation
  • Perception, presence, virtual embodiment, and cognition
  • Teleoperation and telepresence
  • Applications of VR/AR/MR
  • Ethical issues in VR/AR/MR
  • Interactive storytelling in 360° videos
  • 3D interaction for VR/AR/MR
  • 3DUI metaphors for VR/AR/MR
  • Mobile, Desktop or Hybrid 3DUIs
  • Non-fatiguing 3DUIs
  • Evaluation methods for 3DUIs
  • Empirical studies of 3DUIs
  • Applications of 3DUIs: Games, entertainment, CAD, education, etc.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

Each deadline is 23:59:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth) == GMT/UTC-12:00 on the stated day, no matter where the submitter is located.

The submission deadlines will be strictly enforced. Requests for extensions will not be honoured

September 4, 2017: Paper abstracts due (REQUIRED)
September 11, 2017: Paper submissions due
November 8, 2017: Notification of results of first review cycle
December 8, 2017: Revised paper submission due for second review cycle
December 20, 2017: Final notification for second review cycle
January 8, 2018: Camera-ready material due

Paper abstracts and complete papers must be submitted electronically through the online submission system: http://new.precisionconference.com/vr

All papers should be formatted using the IEEE Computer Society format described at http://junctionpublishing.org/vgtc/Tasks/camera.html

For index terms, please use the descriptors from the ACM Computing Classification System, located at http://www.acm.org/class

For more information, please contact the Program Chairs (programchairs2018 [at] ieeevr.org):

  • Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, NAIST, JP
  • Frank Steinicke, University of Hamburg, GER
  • Bruce Thomas, University of South Australia, AUS
  • Greg Welch, University of Central Florida, USA

EuroVR 2017, Laval, 12 – 14 Dec, 2017: Call for Papers

EuroVR 2017 will take place in Laval, France on 12 – 14th December, 2017. Bringing together people from industry, commerce, and research, including technology developers, suppliers and all those interested in virtual reality, augmented or mixed reality (VR, AR, MR) and 3D user interfaces, to exchange knowledge and share experiences of new results and applications, enjoy live demonstrations of current and emerging technologies, and form collaborations for future work.

TYPES OF CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Scientific/Technical Track (14-20 page long papers or 8-10 page short papers, both in one column Springer format): original, unpublished papers documenting new research contributions, practice and experience, or novel applications in VR/AR/MR.
  • Industrial Track (1 page abstract): best practices, industrial use cases of VR/AR/MR, project results and demonstrations of VR/AR/MR applications in industry, and/or actual or potential transfers of academic results.
  • Poster Track (2 page abstract): recently completed work, work in progress, or publicly presentable ideas for unimplemented and/or unusual systems or applications.
  • Demonstration Track (2 pages abstract): live demonstrations of past and on-going projects. Technology developers and suppliers, exhibitors, digital artists and members of the VR/AR/MR industrial communities are all invited to exhibit and demonstrate the latest technologies and applications.

Authors of accepted scientific/technical papers and industrial track submissions will be expected to attend the conference and make a 15-25 minute oral presentation. The authors of accepted posters and demonstrations will have to make a brief oral presentation on their work in addition to the poster or demo presentations.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

For Scientific/Technical papers (long & short), all submissions have to be uploaded on the Online Conference Service (OCS) of Springer:

  • Submission : September 29, 2017
  • Notification : October 27, 2017
  • Camera ready : November 03, 2017

For Industrial abstracts, Poster & Demo (long abstract), all submissions have to be uploaded on EasyChair:

  • Submission : October 13, 2017
  • Notification : November 03, 2017
  • Camera ready : November 10, 2017

More details can be found at http://eurovr2017.laval-virtual.org/

Call for AR/VR Large initiative

The EuroVR President’s Open Letter to all the VR & AR Stakeholders:


Dear “Interested Stakeholders”
,

The European Association for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (EuroVR) jointly with NEM (New European Media) platform is shaping a large initiative (Think Virtual) in order to support the future development of AR/VR and its application.

The process is as follow: Read more

Sónar+D Conference partnership with EuroVR

EuroVR is glad to announce a partnership with Sónar+D Conference, an international event covering digital transformation of the creative industry – involving also Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Members of the Association can benefit of:

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SALENTO AVR 2017 and the Virtual Reality Summer School near Lecce, Italy, both announced for June

Salento AVR have announced two events taking place near Lecce in Italy this July – 4th International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics (SALENTO AVR 2017) and the Virtual Reality Summer School 2017. Read more

Virtual Reality: Research Interns – Bosch Human Machine Interaction team, California

Virtual Reality Research Interns

Bosch Human Machine Interaction team, Palo Alto, California, U.S.A.

Duration: 3 – 12 months
Start Date: As soon as possible
Degree Level: Masters or Ph.D. – Must be a current student or recent graduate (less than 1 year)
Major(s): Computer Science or related fields

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct advanced research and engineering in the area of virtual reality, e.g. robust hand tracking, multi-modal interaction in immersive virtual environment, and HMD calibration.
  • Apply research results to real-world cases with high quality implementation.
  • Integrate the resulting system/software into existing Bosch platform.
  • Summarize research findings in high-quality paper and patent submissions.

Qualifications:

  • Strong background in virtual/mixed reality, computer vision, machine learning and related fields
  • Proficient with multiple languages and libraries (C++, OpenGL, OpenCV, Unity3D, etc.).
  • Strong research and problem solving skills.
  • Good communication, teamwork and technical writing skills.

Desired Skills (not required):

  • Publication record in top venues (CVPR/ISMAR/IEEEVR/VRST/CHI/SIGGRAPH, etc.).
  • Experience with hand tracking and gesture recognition with commodity RGB/RGB-D cameras.
  • Experience with multi-modal interaction technology for VR application.
  • Experience with HMD calibration.

How to apply:

Please email your resume to rbvisualcomp@gmail.com with prefix “[VR Research Intern 2017]” in the subject/title.

Further information:

For further information on this position, see http://www.bosch.us/content/language1/html/15320.htm