EuroVR President: Keynote speaker at Salento AVR

EuroVR President Marco Sacco will contribute to the conference SalentoAVR as Keynote Speaker, giving a speech on “Augmented & Virtual Reality Enabler for the Factory 4.0”.

SalentoAVR is an international conference on Augmented and Virtual Reality which is taking place in Otranto from 24th to 27th June. On this occasion, EuroVR president will propose an analysis on the evolution of the manufacturing sector, the so call Factory 4.0, which requires the introduction of advanced tools for both the knowledge representation and simulation.

For over 10 years, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality have generated benefits in several sectors thanks to the potentialities offered by these visualization technologies able to provide an added value to the contents and data enrichment.

Manufacturing companies, thanks to the reduction of cost and a widespread of devices, could now take advantage integrating AR/VR to simulation and emerging AI. The result is a Virtual Factory, a full digital twin of the real plant, that could be used for several purposes, from design to monitoring and logistics, from reconfiguration to training. Some industrial applications will be presented.

For further information about Salento AVR click here.

Follow the EuroVR Facebook page and Twitter account (@EuroVR2018) to stay up to date.

EuroVR 2018 – CFP – Extended deadline

EuroVR2018 conference has extended the deadline for Scientific/Technical papers: After a number of requests, the GC chairs and IPC chairs have decided to apply an extension deadline up to June 29, 2018 23:59 CEST for the submission of  Scientific/Technical papers.

The papers accepted by the International Program Committee (IPC) will be published in a special issue of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series edited by Springer. In addition, some of the best papers will be selected by a special committee to be invited to submit an extended version to the open access journal Frontiers in Virtual Environments.

 

Main Deadlines

Scientific/Technical papers:

–       Submission : June 29, 2018 23:59 CEST – ultimate extended deadline

–       Notification : July 20, 2018

–       Camera ready : July 27, 2018 23:59 CEST

Industrial Poster & Demo abstracts:

–       Submission : Aug 3, 2018 23:59 CEST

–       Notification : Aug 31, 2018

–       Camera ready : Sep 7, 2018 23:59 CEST

Early bird registration: Sep 7, 2018

Conference days:  October 22-23, 2018

Scientific/Technical paper submissions have to be uploaded thanks to the Online Conference Service (OCS) of Springer available here, while the related Submission Guidelines is here.

Industrial, Poster and Demonstration abstract submissions have to be uploaded thanks to the EasyChair portal here, while the related Submission Guidelines is here.

 

Keynote Speakers

EuroVR 2018 will welcome several prestigious Keynote Speakers, namely:

  • Prof. Betty Mohler (Centre for Cognitive Science at Technical University of Darmstadt) for a keynote entitle “Virtual Reality for Personalized Health Applications: Avatars Everywhere”
  • Prof. Robert W. Lindeman (Research Leader of the HIT Lab New Zealand at the University of Canterbury) for a keynote entitle “Getting us to the Next Level in VR”
  • Pr. Brian Waterfield (Head of the ‘Industrial Digital Hub’ of the National Automotive Innovation Centre at the University of Warwick) for a keynote entitle “Immersive technology, driving the Digital Twin”

For any further information, please consult the EuroVR 2018 website.

VR Expo – 5-6 July- Stuttgart

VR Expo is an exhibition for professional VR & AR applications which will take place on the 5th and 6th of July in Stuttgart at Arena 2036 e.V.

 

This is a unique opportunity to delve into themes concerning the use of VR & AR in different sectors, like medicine, industry and architecture.

 

The VR Expo will host 47 exhibitors and relevant institutes (e.g. Fraunhofer IAO, IPA, High Performance Computing Centre, VISUS) which will open their labs to exhibitions, giving access to their CAVEs, power walls and high-resolution screens. Moreover, the exhibition will offer space for tech talks and discussion dealing with VR for design, mechanical engineering, architecture and technology advances.

 

For further information visit the official website https://www.vr-expo.de/

 

The entrance is free.

 

Event supported by Daimler, Porsche, Audi, John Deere, Bosch, BSH, Microsoft, PTC, OPTIMA, and more.

VR in industry-Congress Fair in Aachen-4th July

4th July 2018: after the first successful workshop in 2017, RWTH Aachen University is pleased to announce the second “VR in Industry – Congress Fair in Aachen”.

The event will be hosted by TEMA-Technology and Marketing in the city of Aachen, Germany, and it represents a chanche to find out the possibilities offered by virtual- and augmented reality, not only for new product development opportunities and new distribution channels, but also completely new ways of training customers and employees.

The program of the conference is wide: Prof. Latoschik, one of the most renowned VR scientists in Germany, will hold a Keynote Talk concerning the theme “From (A)vatars zu (Z)ero Latency”.

Beyond this lecture the event includes also many exciting initiative, like “VR in Science and Industry – Network NRW e.V.“ which will be presented closely to the workshop.

For further information and registration please visit the website https://vr-in-industry.de/en/

Laval Virtual @Mondial Tech Paris – From 2 to 6 October

Laval Virtual will join the Mondial Tech Parisfrom 2nd to 6th OctoberParis Expo Porte de Versailles, with a B2B event held jointly with the best attended car show in the world.

Since 1999, Laval Virtual has become one of the European leader in the fields of Virtual technologies and uses of the virtual world. On this occasion, Laval Virtual has become a partner at the Mondial Tech Paris, the conference focused on the future of transportation with 250 speakers, more than 100 exhibitors and 40 000 attendees every year.

The event will take place at the new area B2B in the Paris motor show dedicated to AR&VR from October 2nd to 6th, and it will host 325 exhibitors from 50 different countries. They offer different solutions and presentation spaces for companies and organizations (Click here for further information).

Laval Virtual at the Mondial Tech Paris represents an interesting opportunity to join discussions and meetings concerning to the application of VR to different fields and to build up a professional network.

EuroVR 2018 London 22th-23th October

The EuroVR association is pleased to announce the 15th annual EuroVR2018 conference, which will take place at the Savoy Place, London, UK, from 22th to 23th October.

The convention aims to create networks and to stimulate discussions of new results and applications related to the field of Virtual Reality (VR) up-to Mixed Reality (MR) technologies, bringing together people from industry, commerce, research and all those interested in virtual reality.

 

Call for papers

EuroVR2018 Conference also provide authors the opportunity to contribute with their works: Scientific/Technical papers accepted by the International Program Committee (IPC) will be published in a special issue of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series edited by Springer. In addition, some of the best papers will be selected by a special committee to be invited to submit an extended version to the open access journal Frontiers in Virtual Environments.

Submission Deadlines (Click here for further information)

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

  • Submission : June 29, 2018 23:59 CEST – ultimate extended deadline
  • Notification : July 20, 2018
  • Camera ready : July 27, 2018

For Industrial abstracts, Poster & Demo (long abstract), all submissions have to be uploaded on the EasyChair ; find here the related Submission Guidelines:

  • Submission : Aug 3, 2018
  • Notification : Aug 31, 2018
  • Camera ready : Sep 7, 2018

Early bird registration: September 7, 2018

Conference days: October 22-23, 2018

 

Visit EuroVR2018 official website http://www.eurovr2018.org/

Salento AVR 2018

SALENTO AVR has announced two events on virtual and augmented reality: the 5th SALENTO AVR international conference, which takes place in Otranto (Italy) from 24th to 27th June 2018; and the Augmented Reality Summer School, hosted in Torre dell’Orso (Lecce) from 2 to 8 September 2018.

The conference SALENTO AVR it’s an annual convention which unites researchers and scientists, giving them the possibility to discuss and analyze the various applications concerning to the area of augmented reality, 3d visualization and computer graphics in the fields of medicine, cultural heritage, arts, education, entertainment, military and industrial applications.

SALENTO AVR represents also an opportunity for companies, government organizations and academic institutions to showcase VR-related product as hardware, software, integrated systems, peripherals, innovative solutions and anything else of interest to our conference participants.

Visit the Conference website for more details.

Web3D Conference 2018 in June

Web3D is an annual international conference for 3D Graphics celebrating its 23rd year. 2018 is a historic year for 3D on the Web and Mixed Reality. With WebGL now widely supported by browsers, tools such as X3D, X3DOM, X-ITE, three.js, glTF, and A-Frame VR are allowing to create 3D content on the Web.

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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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