Postdoctoral Fellow in Immersive Technologies for Learning (NTNU)

The Norwegian University of science and technology (NTNU) is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Immersive Technologies for Learning.

This is a temporary position for a period of 2 years, without teaching duties. Postdoctoral Fellow is a fixed-term position with the primary goal of qualifying for work in professional academic chair positions.

The postdoc position will be a part of the Innovative Immersive Technologies for Learning (IMTEL) research group, led by Professor Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland. IMTEL researches immersive technologies for learning in several contexts, ranging from university education to emergency and medical training and workplace training.

Qualification requirements

  • A Norwegian Ph.D. or a foreign Ph.D. approved as equivalent to a Norwegian Ph.D. (or equivalent competence), in a relevant field: educational technology, pedagogy, instructional design, learning with ICT, human-computer interaction or computer science. Ph.D. students in their final year are also encouraged to apply.
  • Documented experience in designing educational (media) content for technology-enhanced learning, especially for learning with VR/AR/MR
  • Documented experience in integrating digital tools and resources into higher education practice
  • Excellent academic writing and presentation skills
  • An excellent command of spoken and written English
  • Documented abilities to author scientific publications

Job description

  • Contributing to the development of a research-based methodology and a toolkit of procedures and recommendations for digital competence development of applying immersive technologies in higher education.
  • Conducting research on integrating immersive technologies in higher education, developing and evaluating application cases, in tight cooperation with university educators at NTNU and other institutions.
  • Contributing to research proposal writing (e.g., Horizon 2020 and the Norwegian Research Council)
  • Assisting project leader with coordinating research and educational activities at the IMTEL VR/AR lab

Application and further information

For more information about the position, please contact Professor Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland, ekaterip@ntnu.no, +47 99440861.
For more information about the appointment process, please contact HR-adviser Erik Lunde, erik.lunde@ntnu.no, +47 73559139.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas, and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number SU-277 when applying.

Application deadline: 09.12.2018.

Visit the dedicated website for further information.

3 PhD positions at the University of Hamburg (Department of Informatics)

Are you looking for a new opportunity in the field of research?

The Human-Computer Interaction research group in the Department of Informatics at the University of Hamburg (Germany) has several fully-funded open research positions available:

 

How to apply

If you are interested, please apply by November, 15th, 2018, and send your application to Mrs. Antje Lünstedt <luenstedt@informatik.uni-hamburg.de>.

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.

EuroVR2018-London

#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/

VR4REHAB Belgian Hackathon: Bruges 25-27 October 2018

The project VR4REHAB is getting to the last Hackathon, which will take place in Bruges on 25, 26 and 27 October 2018.

The event, co-organized by EuroVR and Sint Maartenskliniek, consists in a 2-days workshop which gathers together entrepreneurs, patients, rehabilitation personnel as well as technical specialists to find out new ideas concerning rehabilitation with VR.

The project VR4REHAB

Virtual Reality (VR) is growing rapidly especially in the fields of health-care and rehabilitation. While this technology makes therapy more fun, challenging and measurable, the state of VR is still in its infancy.

The three-year project VR4REHAB will change rehabilitative care dramatically. It aims to develop new VR-applications that promote better function and outcomes for patients with disabilities.

What are we looking for?

Together, we are working to find solution for 5 themes in rehabilitation:

  • Pain management
  • Engagement and immersion to promote treatment adherence
  • Behavioural therapy after Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Lower limbs and mobility
  • Training of upper limb movements

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people with different personal and professional backgrounds:

  • Patients
  • Healthcare professionals in rehabilitation medicine
  • Designers
  • Developers
  • Entrepreneurs

Programme and locations

Date Hours Location Content
Thursday 25/10 6 pm – 9 pm KU Leuven – Campus Bruges Introductory presentations, situating context and challenges
Friday 26/10 9 am – 9 pm Howest – Sportinnovatie Campus Brugge Hackaton
Saturday 27/10 9-12h Howest – Sportinnovatie Campus Brugge Pitch training – Judging

Registration and contact information

Registration is free, just send a mail to VR4REHAB@maartenskliniek.nl.

http://www.nweurope.eu/VR4REHAB

Visit the dedicated website for further information.

Call for participation

EuroVR has now the opportunity to bring its expertise and enrich the agenda of the Belgian hackathon with its resources. The Members of the Association are invited to take part in the event and to contribute to the hackathon as:

  • Speakers;
  • Coaches and tutor who will support the participants’ work;
  • Providing demos, presentation and industry showcase.

Please send an email to communication@eurovr-association.org specifying how would you like to contribute to the event and your availability.

 

Call for participation-VR4REHAB Belgian Hackathon

EuroVR provides the opportunity to contribute to the VR4REHAB Belgian Hackathon, which will take place in Bruges on 25, 26 and 27 October 2018.

The event, co-organized by EuroVR and Sint Maartenskliniek for the project VR4REHAB, consists in a 2-days workshop which gathers together entrepreneurs, patients, rehabilitation personnel as well as technical specialists to find out new ideas concerning rehabilitation with VR.

The project VR4REHAB

VR4REHAB is a three-year project financed by the InterReg NWE Programme that includes seven European partners, like Sint Maartenskliniek, European Association of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, St. Mauritius Therapieklinik, Teesside University, Royal Free London NHS Trust, Université de Lille 1 – Sciences et Technologies and Games for Health Europe, which are working together to realize the innovation potential that emerges from the intersection of VR-technologies and the demand from rehabilitation clinics’ specialists.

Call for participation

EuroVR has now the opportunity to bring its expertise and enrich the agenda of the Belgian hackathon with its resources. The Members of the Association are invited to take part in the event and to contribute to the hackathon as:

  • Speakers;
  • Coaches and tutor who will support the participants’ work;
  • Providing demos, presentation and industry showcase.

Please send an email to communication@eurovr-association.org specifying how would you like to contribute to the event and your availability.

Program and contact information

Date Hours Location Content
Thursday 25/10 6 pm – 9 pm KU Leuven – Campus Bruges Introductory presentations, situating context and challenges
Friday 26/10 9 am – 9 pm Howest – Sportinnovatie Campus Brugge Hackaton
Saturday 27/10 9-12h Howest – Sportinnovatie Campus Brugge Pitch training – Judging

Visit the dedicated website for further information (English version coming soon):

http://www.nweurope.eu/VR4REHAB

http://www.fabriekenvoordetoekomst.be/mailings/Zorgeconomie/201810_Hackaton.html

EuroVR2018: new early bird registration deadline, 14 september

A new deadline for the early bird registration has been defined: September 14th, 2018.

The conference EuroVR2018 provides one more week to take advantage of special fees. Early bird rates include: full attendance at the conference, lunch and refreshments during the conference, memory stick of conference proceedings.

You can register to the conference here.

Registration

Early Bird Standard
Non Member £350 £450
Member £250 £350
Student £200 £250
Speaker Non Member £275 £350
Speaker Member £225 £275
Conference Dinner £65 £65

 

The EuroVR 2018 conference will take place at the Savoy Place, London, United Kingdom from the 22th to 23th October 2018. It creates a unique opportunity for participants to network, discuss, and share the latest innovations around commercial and research applications. The focus of EuroVR 2018 is to present novel Virtual Reality (VR) up-to Mixed Reality (MR) technologies, including software systems, display technology, interaction devices, and applications.

 

Visit the conference website for more information http://www.eurovr2018.org/Pages/Registration

 

Mimos: multiphysics simulation conferences – Rome 13-14 November

The events MIMOS Open Simulation Day and SimPhy – Convegno MIMOS su Simulazione Multifisica are organized by MIMOS, the Italian Movement for Modelling and Simulation, and they will take place at Casa dell’Aviatore, Rome (Italy) on November 13th and 14th, 2018.

MIMOS annually organizes its Scientific and Technical Conference on the applications of modeling, simulation and virtual reality in many areas of interest. Each edition intends to offer an overview on Virtual Reality and Simulation in Italy presenting the latest innovations in this field.

SimPhy – Convegno MIMOS su Simulazione Multifisica will take place on November 13th, 2018. The conference aims to delve into how the numeric simulation supports the creation of a complex system.

MIMOS Open Simulation Day will be held on November 14th, 2018, and it represents a great platform for companies, universities and professionals to develop new synergies. A B2B event which will provide the opportunity for participants to discuss and share their results.

Submission

Mimos provides participants the possibility to contribute to the conferences with their works.

The abstracts of the proposals have to be sent to eventi@mimos.it :

  • Submission: September 1st, 2018
  • Notification: September 15th, 2018

Registration

Participation is free of charge. Online registration for the conferences will be available from October 1st to October 31st, 2018.

Further information

Please visit the official website for further information http://www.mimos.it