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

 

EuroVR 2018 conference: Early bird registration – 7 September

Last weeks to register for the EuroVR 2018 Conference in London benefiting from special fees. Early bird rates are offered until 7 September 2018 and they 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

Augmented Reality Summer School – September 2-8, 2018

The Augmented Reality Summer School is an event organized by SALENTO AVR 2018 and it takes place in Torre dell’Orso (Lecce) from September 2 to 8. A whole week dedicated to discussion and talks on Mixed Reality (MR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies, and their combination with new mobile human-machine interfaces.

The Augmented Reality Summer School is open to Ph.D. and Master students, post-doctoral researchers and academic or industrial researchers. PhD students will receive credits (CFU) and they are encouraged to submit their research-in-progress presentation during the summer school. Researchers of university and industry who want to present the results of their projects or give a lecture on a specific topic concerning the augmented reality technology are welcome.

The Lectures provided by the Augmented Reality Summer School will span topics from Mixed Reality (MR) and Augmented Reality (AR) applications to different fields, such as medicine, cultural heritage and arts, education, games and serious games.

EuroVR is pleased to be involved in the Scientific Committee of the Augmented Reality Summer School and, moreover, EuroVR President Marco Sacco will give the lecture Augmented & Virtual Reality enabler for the “Factory 4.0” (Lecture 3) on Wednesday, September 5th. Check out the program, click here.

 

Important Dates

– registration deadline and fee payment: August 15, 2018

– AR Summer School: September 2 – 8, 2018

 

Further information

For further information about the Augmented Reality Summer School and its program, visit the dedicated website http://www.salentoavr.it/ar-summer-school-2018/

Roma Web Fest (RWF) 2018 – Partnership with EuroVR

EuroVR is glad to announce a partnership with Roma Web Fest (RWF) 2018 edition.

Roma Web Fest is the first official Italian Festival of the web series, and it takes place in Rome from 28 to 30 November at Casa del Cinema (Largo Marcello Mastroianni, 1, Rome).

The festival wants to promote a new model of interaction between the traditional film and the latest kind of productions, and its goal is to become a permanent multimedia showcase for the newest talents and the independent productions. This research for the newest approaches in the field of technology is reflected by the introduction, for the 6th edition of the festival, of a dedicated section for augmented and virtual reality products. In this way it is possible to participate in the competition with new audiovisual formats that are changing the way of telling and learning stories.

Call for applications

It is possible to participate in the Roma web fest competition 2018: you just have to register here and submit your video.

Main deadlines:

  • Opening submissions: May 13, 2018
  • Closing submissions: September 30, 2018
  • Official selection list: October 15, 2018
  • Awards Ceremony: November 30, 2018

For further information, please visit the dedicated website.

Laval Virtual ReVolution: calls for competitions “VR5.0”

It is now possible to take part in Laval Virtual ReVolution “VR5.0”, the competition which aims to bring together the most innovative projects in the field of virtual reality.

This initiative is part of Laval virtual (20-24 March 2019), the largest exhibition of innovations and new technologies, with 323 exhibitors and 18.400 visitors for 5 days. An international event that has brought together, in 21 years, professionals, students, researchers, entrepreneurs, journalist and users belonging to the VR field.

The name of the competition is Laval Virtual ReVolution “VR5.0” because the projects involved represent the early beginnings of future Virtual Reality technologies which could become a part of our future daily life. A jury of professionals and scientists will reward the best project with a special price: they will receive a booth in the Laval Virtual exhibition.

Deadline: 21st December 2018. The results will be announced between the 7th and the 14th January 2019.

For further information about this competition https://spark.adobe.com/page/jGFtDqvAqqZAc/

Find out all the Laval Virtual competitions https://spark.adobe.com/page/C6ute0FCCMF4Z/

 

VR in Engineering Education: Research Assistant/Associate – Imperial College London

Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus), Department of Chemical Engineering, offers a job opportunity as “Research Assistant/Associate in Using VR in Engineering Education”.

Duration: 12 months

Closing date: 12 August 2018

Degree Level: Ph.D (UG or MSc degree in areas such as Computer Science and Engineering, will also be considered)

Major(s): Computer Science, Engineering.

Job summary

The main role of the post holder is to help develop an interactive, multimodal environment for the exploration of transient, three-dimensional phenomena in mechanics-based modules, e.g. fluid dynamics, generated via in-house computational fluid dynamics software. Through this approach, students will develop a ‘feel’ and an intuition for the physical mechanisms underlying the flow phenomena, and the crucial assumptions and approximations which can be made in tackling complex flows, such as the ones typical of a wide range of settings.

Qualifications

  • PhD, or equivalent, in an area pertinent to the subject (i.e. Computer Science, Engineering, etc.). Individuals without a PhD, but with a UG or MSc degree in areas such as Computer Science and Engineering, will also be considered, but relevant and extensive experience in the field (e.g. industry experience) will need to be demonstrated.
  • experience with the development of VR applications, using signal-processing techniques, and interfacing software with hardware devices (e.g. haptic interface systems, VRPN).
  • excellent knowledge of programming in C, C++, Matlab (or Python), and of OpenGL (or similar).
  • Knowledge of fluid mechanics is desirable, as is experience with mobile programming (e.g. Swift, C#).

How to apply

Visit the official website and click the Apply now button at the top of the page.

Further information

For further information on this position, see the dedicated website.

EuroVR 2018 CFP: ultimate deadline – 4th July 2018

News from the annual conference EuroVR2018 – call for papers: a new, but ultimate, deadline for the Scientific/Technical papers has been selected: July 4, 2018 23:59 CEST.

After a number of request, the submission deadline for Scientific/Technical papers has been extended in order to provide authors the opportunity to spread with an excellence label their innovative works within the wide community of end-users, from large industry up to SMEs.

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.

The conference take place at the Savoy Place, London, United Kingdom from the 22th to 23th October 2018. Click here for further information http://www.eurovr2018.org/

New Deadlines

Scientific/Technical papers (long & short) deadlines:

  • Submission (ultimate):  July 4, 2018 23:59 CEST
  • Notification: July 25, 2018
  • Camera ready : Aug 1, 2018 23:59 CEST

Industrial abstracts, Poster & Demo (long abstract): no deadline modifications

Early bird registration: Sep 7, 2018

Conference days:  October 22-23, 2018

Submission modalities

Scientific/Technical paper submissions have to be uploaded thanks to the Online Conference Service (OCS) of Springer available here: https://ocs.springer.com/ocs/home/EuroVR2018, while the related Submission Guidelines is here: http://www.eurovr2018.org/Pages/Guidelines

Industrial, Poster and Demonstration abstract submissions have to be uploaded thanks to the EasyChair portal here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eurovr2018, while the related Submission Guidelines is here: http://www.eurovr2018.org/Pages/GuidelinesPosters

 

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.