Become Adjunct Professor at the University of Grenoble-Alps

Would you like to become a professor? The school of Industrial Engineering and Management of Grenoble Institute of Technology (University of Grenoble-Alps) has an open position for Adjunct Professor in Industrial Engineering and Management.

The position

The International Chair of Industrial Engineering and Management is opening two positions of Adjunct Professor for the coming 3 years (2020-2022), with a one month a year obligation of residence in Grenoble.
To apply, the candidate must have a Ph.D. in the field to be taught.
The Adjunct Professor will have to teach one course to the 1st-year master students (one subject).  The adjunct-professor will have a 24h load of direct students-contact, a maximum of 30 students in a group, with possible small groups in lab and exercise (15 students) when required. Teaching language is English.

Course Specification

The subjects of the course are part of the Master level of Industrial Engineering and Management. That includes several disciplines and fields, like Operation Research, Optimization, Economics, Sociology, Management, Manufacturing, Engineering Design Mechanical, Engineering, Inventory Management, Organizational Behavior, robotics.

Course organization

Period: From Week 18 (Mon 27th April 2020) to Week 23 (Frid 5th June 2020 ). Similar period for 2021 & 2022.

The contract includes:

  • Travel in economy-class from your university or residence to Grenoble. (max 1.500€);
  • A one-month accommodation in an apartment for two adults or a family;
  • A grant (Chair of Industrial Engineering, Fondation pour l’Université de Lyon);
  • 1200€ for a junior professor (post-doc, etc.);
  • 2000€ for a senior professor.

Application process

Deadline for application 31st January 2020, 6 pm CET time zone
Results publication 28th February 2020.

What do you need to submit your application?

  • Complete CV including publications;
  • A proposition of a Course (cf. Course description form);
  • A letter of support from your home university;
  • A letter of support from one researcher in any Grenoble Research Center (your contact person for research);
  • A one-page research proposal.

The application should be sent by Email to christine.ancey@grenoble-inp.fr

Contact person: Daniel Brissaud Director daniel.brissaud@grenoble-inp.fr
Nicolas Catusse Head of the Apprenticeship program +33 4 76 82 51 27mail: Nicolas.catusse@grenoble-inp.fr

Click here for further information about the job.

EuroVR 2019: August 9 – deadline application track

After closing of EuroVR 2019 – Scientific track, it is time to get focused on the Application track. This section welcomes contributions like use cases, prototypes, demo, and exhibition of projects about virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality.

Contributions

The Application track, which will close on August 9, 2019, foresees three types of contributions:

  1. Application talk: best practices, industrial use cases of VR/AR/MR, project results and demonstrations of applications of virtual, augmented and mixed reality in industry, and/or actual or potential transfers of academic results.
  2. Application poster: recently completed VR or AV/AR/MR applied for work, application in progress, or unusual applications.
  3. Demo & Exhibition: 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.

All accepted abstracts in this track will be published in the Application proceedings of EuroVR 2019 as an ISBN-registered volume edited by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
EuroVR 2019 conference is the perfect place where showcasing prototypes, demos, and on-going project to get reviews by the experts from industry and academia.

Journal invitation and awards

In addition, a set of the best-accepted contributions will be selected by a special committee structured according to the categories of the Scientific and Application tracks, to invite the authors of the selected contributions to submit an extended version to the open-access journal Frontiers in Virtual Environments.

Last but not least, based on the work of the same special committee, best awards will be decided for each contribution category within each track. More information on the EuroVR best awards procedure will be available soon on the EuroVR 2019 website, as well as the winners of previous years.

Additional information

For the Application track, contributions deadlines are:

  • Short abstract submissions for all Application categories: Aug 9, 2019
  • Notification to authors for all Application categories: Sept 6, 2019

Camera-ready for accepted contributions to all Application categories: Sept 13, 2019

Early Bird registration: Sept 13, 2019

Conference days: October 23-25, 2019

Submit your contribution! Click here to check out the topics of interest and the submission guidelines.

MEETING THE NETWORK: Prof. Dr. Gabriel Zachmann & the University of Bremen

For this edition of Meeting the network, we are pleased to introduce one of our founding members: Prof. Dr. Gabriel Zachmann, Professor at the Center for Computing Technologies (TZI) at the University of Bremen.
He joined EuroVR Association at its inception in 2010:

 

“My motivation for joining EuroVR was the opportunity to initiate collaboration in areas such as virtual reality, geometric computing, medical simulation, digital health, VR for robotics, and visual computing. I was interested in contributing to common EU proposals and helping to shape the EuroVR conference”.

 

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF BREMEN

At the University of Bremen, Prof. Dr. Gabriel Zachmann works for the Center for Computing Technologies (TZI) conducting research on various aspects of the digital revolution. All research is based on the same set of values: How can we make sure that new digital technologies will be safe, reliable, sustainable, and beneficial for society? VR and AR are an area where we have developed expertise over decades.

Current projects include the Hip Prosthesis Implantation Simulator, which involves creating realistic physics simulations, including force feedback, when the bone mill drills into the hip bone; and VIVATOP, where researchers are collaborating to introduce VR, AR, and 3D printing as tools for the surgical treatment of liver tumors.

Dr. Zachmann is also involved in a project that increases the safety of self-driving cars. Other TZI researchers cover a range of additional areas such as the previsualisation of movie scenes and theatre productions.

CONTACTS

If you want to know more about the research activities conducted at the University of Bremen, please check out the following links:

http://cgvr.cs.uni-bremen.de/research.shtml
https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/tzi/

Or visit Dr. Zachmann’s LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabrielzachmann/

MEETING THE NETWORK

Meeting the network is a new category to get to know the Association and its network. Once a month we will publish news about our members. If you are a member and you want to participate in this initiative, please send an email to communication@eurovr-association.org

EuroVR 2019 Scientific Track: ten days left to submit your work

Only ten days left to submit your scientific contribution to EuroVR 2019 International conference. The first date to take note is June 28, 2019: the Scientific Full paper submissions deadline.

THE CONFERENCE

The 16th EuroVR International Conference—EuroVR 2019—that will take place in Tallinn, Estonia on 23-25 October 2019, following Bremen (2014), Lecco (2015), Athens (2016), Laval (2017), and London (2018). This conference series began as part of the INTUITION Network of Excellence in Virtual and Augmented Reality supported by the European Commission from 2004 to 2008 and continued as the Joint Virtual Reality Conferences (JVRC) of EuroVR, EGVE and ICAT from 2009 to 2013. This 2019 conference is being organized by Estonian members of the European Association for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (EuroVR), namely the TalTech Mektory team at Tallinn University of Technology.

 

 

DATES AND CONTRIBUTIONS – SCIENTIFIC TRACK

Deadlines for Scientific Track at EuroVR 2019 have been extended as follow:

  • Scientific Full paper submissions: June 28, 2019, 23:59 CEST
  • Scientific Poster paper submissions: July 3, 2019, 23:59 CEST
  • Notification to authors for all Scientific contributions: July 19, 2019
  • Camera-ready for accepted Scientific contributions: July 29, 2019, 23:59 CEST

The Scientific proceedings of EuroVR 2019 will be edited by Springer as a volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Therefore, all Scientific contributions, from submission up to camera-ready documents, have to be uploaded, before the related deadlines, thanks to the Online Conference Service (OCS) of Springer.

CONTACTS

Click here and check out the submission guidelines for all Scientific Contributions.

To contact IPC chairs, please use ipcchairs.eurovr2019@taltech.ee

EuroVR 2019 Confernece: deadlines extended

New deadlines for EuroVR 2019 International Conference –  Scientific Contributions.

The conference, which will take place at the TalTech Mektory Building (Tallinn, Estonia) on October 23-25, 2019, gives a new opportunity to all the researchers interested in submitting their work to the convention. In fact, after a number of requests, the GC chairs, and IPC chairs decided to extend the deadlines for Sl at EuroVR 2019 as follow:

  • Scientific Full paper submissions: June 28, 2019, 23:59 CEST
  • Scientific Poster paper submissions: July 3, 2019, 23:59 CEST
  • Notification to authors for all Scientific contributions: July 19, 2019
  • Camera-ready for accepted Scientific contributions: July 29, 2019, 23:59 CEST

The Scientific proceedings of EuroVR 2019 will be edited by Springer as a volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Therefore, all Scientific contributions, from submission up to camera-ready documents, have to be uploaded, before the related deadlines, thanks to the Online Conference Service (OCS) of Springer. Please pay attention that two OCS accesses are available depending on the scientific contribution category, namely:

Click here for the new version of the submission guidelines for all Scientific Contributions: EuroVR 2019 scientific track guidelines.

To contact IPC chairs, please use OCS or ipcchairs.eurovr2019@taltech.ee

Regarding Application track, deadlines are unchanged.
For further information on EuroVR 2019: https://eurovr2019.eu/

Meeting the network: AVR Lab

On June 24th starts the 6th International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics (Salento AVR 2019) in Santa Maria al Bagno (Lecce, Italy) organized by the Augmented and Virtual Reality Laboratory (AVR Lab) of the Department of Engineering for Innovation of the University of Salento as well as a member of EuroVR.

The AVR Lab team

AVR Lab is a research laboratory focused on Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies in medicine and surgery, cultural heritage and education. AVR Lab is also engaged in the design and development of advanced human-machine interfaces. Furthermore, it is involved in the research activities of DREAM, a multidisciplinary research laboratory located in the Hospital of Lecce.

In 2010 AVR Lab joined EuroVR , a network of research groups and companies interested in promoting Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies.

This year the annual International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics (Salento AVR 2019) takes place in Santa Maria al Bagno (Lecce, Italy), 24-27 June 2019. The conference intends to bring together the community of researchers and scientists in order to discuss key issues, approaches, ideas, open problems, innovative applications and trends on virtual and augmented reality, 3D visualization and computer graphics in the areas of medicine, cultural heritage, arts, education, entertainment, military and industrial applications http://www.salentoavr.it

Find out more about AVR Lab:

MEETING THE NETWORK

Meeting the network is a new category to get to know the Association and its network. Once a month we will publish news about our members. If you are a member and you want to participate in this initiative, please send an email to communication@eurovr-association.org

Meeting the network: STIIMA-CNR

Here we are with our standing appointment: “Meeting the network“. Today EuroVR is glad to introduce its member STIIMA-CNR.

STIIMA-CNR stands for “Institute of Intelligent Industrial Technologies and Systems for Advanced Manufacturing of the National Council of Research in Italy”. The Institute’s strategic mission is the growth of competitiveness and sustainability of manufacturing in Italy and Europe through industrial innovation.

EuroVR President, Marco Sacco, is Senior Research Scientist and Head of STIIMA-CNR subsidiary in Lecco & EVA (Enterprise Engineering and Virtual Application) division. He is active in the VR field for over 20 years mainly in Manufacturing and Health Care Sectors, leading research projects which aim to support industrial research and the transfer of research results to companies.

Virtual and Augmented Reality play a key role in the development and the deployment into European manufacturing companies of new and advanced human-oriented supporting tools. In fact, these technologies can put the human being as a center of a production system supported by new technologies.

Find out more about CNR-STIIMA, visit the official website http://www.stiima.cnr.it/en/

EuroVR 2019 Conference: 1st Call for Contributions

The 16th EuroVR International Conference  (23-25 October 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia), opens the 1st call for contributions. From this year on, all contributions are organized in two main tracks, each one divided into several categories as follows.

1) Scientific track submissions can be:

  • Long (14-20 pages) or short (8-10 pages) scientific papers: original, unpublished papers documenting new research contributions, practice and experience, or novel applications in VR or AV/AR/MR.
  • Scientific poster papers (4-6 pages): work in progress or other scientific contributions that do not fit one of the categories of this call, such as ideas for unimplemented and/or unusual systems.

For this track, the International Program Committee (IPC) chairs, with the Poster chairs for the second category of submissions, will select the accepted contributions thanks to a double-blind peer reviewing process among IPC members. All accepted papers will be published with the sizing corresponding to their category in the Scientific proceedings of EuroVR 2019, edited by Springer as a volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. For your convenience, indexing information of LNCS series is available on this Springer webpage.

2) Application track contributions can be:

  • Application talk (1 page abstract): best practices, practical use cases of VR or AV/AR/MR, project results of applications using such technologies in industry and other sectors, as well as actual or potential transfers of academic results.
  • Application poster (1 page abstract): recently completed VR or AV/AR/MR applied for work, application in progress, or unusual applications.
  • Demo & Exhibition (1 page abstract): live demonstrations of past and on-going projects. Technology developers and suppliers, exhibitors, digital artists, and members of the commercial VR or AV/AR/MR communities are all invited to exhibit and demonstrate the latest technologies and applications.

For this track, the Application chairs, Poster chairs, and Demo & Exhibition chairs, depending on the submission category, will manage acceptation of the contributions. All accepted abstracts in this track will be published in the Application proceedings of EuroVR 2019 as an ISBN-registered volume edited by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

JOURNAL INVITATION AND AWARDS

In addition, a set of the best-accepted contributions will be selected by a special committee structured according to the categories of the Scientific and Application tracks, to invite the authors of the selected contributions to submit an extended version to the open access journal Frontiers in Virtual Environments.
Last but not least, based on the work of the same special committee, best awards will be decided for each contribution category within each track. More information on the EuroVR best awards procedure will be available soon on the EuroVR 2019 website, as well as the winners of previous years.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

For all categories of the Scientific track, submissions have to be uploaded thanks to the Online Conference Service (OCS) of Springer. Information on the OCS page dedicated to the conference will appear in the submission guidelines: https://eurovr2019.eu/call-for-papers/submission-guidelines-scientific-track/
For all categories of the Application track, submissions have to be uploaded thanks to EasyChair. Information will be available soon in the detailed submission guidelines: https://eurovr2019.eu/submission-guidelines-application-track/

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Human factors issues

● User studies on all issues related to VR or AR/AV/MR
● Presence, realism, validity, and fidelity
● 3D user interfaces and/or 3D interaction metaphors
● Self-representation and embodiment, avatars, virtual humans
● Cybersickness and side effects
● Cost-effectiveness and cost efficiency

Technologies
● Virtual reality system architecture
● Collaborative and distributed VR or AV/AR/MR
● Augmented reality and mobile devices
● Augmented virtuality and tangible interfaces
● Mixed Reality
● Tracking and motion technologies
● Advances in display technologies
● Image-based 3D modeling and rendering
● Realistic rendering of dynamic or complex scenes
● 3D audio rendering and related technologies
● Haptics and force-feedback, algorithms, systems, and devices
● Real-time modeling & simulation
● Multimodal interaction in immersive environments
● Immersive collaboration: technologies, use cases, management
● Immersive analytics: interactions, models, architectures
● Artificial Intelligence for VR or AV/AR/MR
● Virtual humans for VR or AV/AR/MR

Applications
● Industrial applications
● Aerospace and Transport
● Construction and Architecture
● Manufacturing and Engineering
● Medical and Rehabilitation
● Product and Process design
● Robotics
● Training and Education
● Cultural heritage and other applications for culture
● Serious Gaming and Edutainment

DEADLINES

For the Scientific track, contributions deadlines are:
– Scientific paper submissions: June 3, 2019
– Scientific poster paper submissions: June 28, 2019
– Notification to authors for all Scientific categories: July 12, 2019
– Camera-ready for accepted contributions to all Scientific categories: July 29, 2019.

For the Application track, contributions deadlines are:
– Short abstract submissions for all Application categories: Aug 9, 2019
– Notification to authors for all Application categories: Sept 6, 2019

Camera-ready for accepted contributions to all Application categories: Sept 13, 2019
Early Bird registration: Sept 13, 2019Conference days: October 23-25, 2019

Visit the official website https://eurovr2019.eu for further information.

Phd position – Helmholtz School for Marine Data Science

Find out more about this new Ph.D. position for data scientists in marine science and submit your application before May 15th, 2019.

The Helmholtz School for Marine Data Science (MarDATA) is recruiting candidates for doctoral
studies (Ph.D.) at Germany’s leading institutes for marine research, GEOMAR, and AWI, together
with their partner universities in Kiel and Bremen.

We are looking for excellent graduates holding master degrees in computer science (“Informatik” in German), software architecture, data engineering, data analytics, advanced statistics, machine learning, numerical and applied mathematics, bioinformatics or electrical engineering/technical cybernetics.

The position

MarDATA, a graduate school financed by the Helmholtz Association, will define and educate a
new type of “marine data scientists” by introducing and embedding researchers from data science
into ocean sciences – from supercomputing and modeling, (bio)informatics, robotics, to statistics
and big data methodologies. Researchers from the German leading institutes for marine research,
the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the Alfred-Wegener-Institute (AWI)
Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research will jointly educate and supervise doctoral
candidates together with information & data science specialists from their partner universities in
Kiel (Kiel University) and Bremen (Universität Bremen and Jacobs University).
The broad education in joint block courses, international summer schools and colloquia will go
beyond a single discipline towards genuine scientific insight into and a more systematic treatment
of marine data.

More information can be found at https://www.mardata.de (Application deadline 15 May 2019)

EuroVR 2019 Conference: the official website is online

EuroVR and TalTech – Tallinn University of Technology are glad to announce the official website of EuroVR 2019 conference:  https://eurovr2019.eu/

In 2019, EuroVR annual event will take place from the 23rd to 25th October in TalTech Mektory Business and Innovation Centre (Tallinn, Estonia), a hub which connects research, leading businesses & innovative thinkers.

Topics

The conference is focussed on three main topics:

  1. Technologies related to Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality (VR/AR/MR), collaborative and distributed environments, mobile devices, 3D rendering issues, real-time modeling and simulation, multimodal interaction, use cases.
  2. Human factors issues: user studies and evaluation, presence and cognition, 3D user interfaces and interaction metaphors, self-representation and embodiment, virtual humans, sickness and side effects, realism, validity and fidelity, cost-effectiveness and efficiency.
  3. Applications of VR/AR/MR in industry, aerospace and transport, construction and architecture, manufacturing and engineering, medical and rehabilitation, process and product design, training and education, serious gaming and edutainment.

Important Dates

For Scientific papers (long & short) and Posters (long abstract) all submissions have to be uploaded on the Online Conference Service (OCS) of Springer which will be indicated on the EuroVR 2019 website soon:

  • Scientific paper submissions: June 3, 2019
  • Poster abstract submissions: June 28, 2019
  • Notification to the authors: July 12, 2019
  • Camera-ready: July 29, 2019

For Industrial abstracts, Demo & Exhibitors (short abstract), all submissions have to be uploaded on the EasyChair which will be indicated on the EuroVR 2019 website soon:

  • Submission: TBA
  • Notification: TBA
  • Camera-ready: TBA

Programme and Keynotes speakers will be available very soon.
Stay tuned and don’t miss the next updates!