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Meeting the network: LabLENI – Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

Today the category “Meeting the network” brings us to Valencia, Spain, were in 1990, a small group of researchers and Ph.D. students created LabLENI.

 

 

LabLENI, guided by Professor Mariano Alcañiz, Institute Director and Founder, (among the 10 authors with the highest number of publications worldwide under the topic virtual reality) joined EuroVR Association in 2018 for enhance VR/AR activities around Europe.

 

The Laboratory of Immersive Neurotechnologies carries out research activities for a better understanding and enhancement of human cognition, combining insights and methods from computer science, psychology and neuroscience. They also develop solutions to support real-life studies and interventions, rather than for use in laboratory settings only.

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Meeting the network: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd & Kaj Helin

The series to get to know the people who are part of EuroVR Association continues.
For this edition we are please to introduce one of our corporate members: VTT

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries. With 73 years of experience they use research and knowledge to develop new smart technologies, profitable solutions and innovative services.

VTT has already exploited VR/MR/AR and participatory design for some 25 years in order to design and evaluate high-investment products. The main goal of using the VR/MR/AR environment is to provide all designers and stake holders, including workers, a possibility to experience their future workplaces and/or influence their design.

 

Smart Tram Ecosystem – VTT Research project

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Job opportunity at Swing:It

Swing:It is an Italian SME, quickly growing during the last and the next years.
We are providers of Innovative Solutions for Industry and Research Organisation and leader
on the provisioning of VR/AR/XR software. We provide Innovation in Space/Satellites, Earth
Observation, Life Science, Cultural Heritage/Virtual Museums, Transports, e-Health projects.

The job offer

In the aim of several Research and Development projects/activities, we have several available
permanent positions for junior/senior Computer Scientists or Software Engineers/Architects.

The field of application will be at least one of the following:
– Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and/or 3D Modeling
– Internet of Things
– Big Data, Deep Learning, Machine Learning
– Visualization solutions

Candidates must have the following skills

– knowledge of at least one programming language among C++, Java, C# (preferred).
– good knowledge of English language, both written and spoken
– strong interest in at least one of the field listed above (expertise would be preferable,
especially in the development of VR/AR apps)

Also, availability to a) occasionally travel in Europe and b) relocate in Italy (HQ in Catania, Sicily)
will be evaluated. Salaries to be determined on a personal basis.
Starting date of first profiles: Jan 2020.

EuroVR Media partnership with 2020 Asia VR & AR Fair & Summit

EuroVR is happy to announce a new media partnership with an international VR an AR event, the 2020 Asia VR & AR Fair & Summit, taking place in Guangzhou (China) on May 10-12, 2020.

VR&AR Fair 2020   

Entering its 7th editions, this international-scale VR&AR event is going to be staged on a show floor of 30,000 sq.m with an expected 180+ exhibitors and 25,000 global buyers. Five special exhibition areas will be marked out respectively for VR/AR Games, VR/AR Education, VR/AR applications, VR/AR Hardware, and VR/AR Contents in order to achieve a more systematic and comprehensive display of VR&AR products.

Moreover, the flagship conference of 2020 Asia VR&AR Industry Development Forum is going to be an information-packed 2-day program, composed of several parallel forums respectively focusing on hot subjects like VR&AR education, VR/AR Plus 5G, VR/AR Industrial Applications, and so on.

The venue

VR&AR Fair 2019 occupied a net exhibition area of 25,000 square meters, accommodating about 150 exhibitors. Parts of enterprises like VRway, Xiechuang Technology, NINED, FuninVR, Loonqin Tech, Movie Power, Meleap (Japan), Zone Laser Tag & Hologate (Germany), MIND & IDEA(Taiwan, China), ANVIO/DGMA VR (Russia), Media Guide (Taiwan, China), HEIVR, Ten Ho VR Classroom,and etc. Besides, the event received more than 25,000 person-time visitors, of which 4,126 were overseas from the USA, UK, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Canada, Norway, etc.

Contacts

Opportunity knocks but once, there are numerous business opportunities waiting for EuroVR members.

Click here to apply for Exhibiting .

Click here to apply For Visiting.

Date: May 10-12, 2020

Venue: China Import & Export Fair Complex

Address: No. 380, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou, China

Website: http://www.vrarfair.com/index.php?lang=en

 

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.

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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”.

 

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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

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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.

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Meeting the network: Virtual Dimension Center (VDC)

The Virtual Dimension Center (VDC) is the protagonist of this new article for the category “Meeting the Network”.

VDC is Germany’s leading competence network for Virtual Engineering. Based in Fellbach, it joined EuroVR Association in 2009 to get in touch with international experts in VR & AR and exchange know-how as well as experience in this fast-evolving field.
VDC strongly believe in the Association’s purposes so much that Christoph Runde, General Manager of the Virtual Dimension Center, is EuroVR Vice-President “Industry & End-user.

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Meeting the network: Laval Virtual

We are glad to introduce one of the corporate members of our international network: Laval virtual.
Laval Virtual joined EuroVR Association in 2014, and in the 20 years of its existence, this organization has established itself as a major facilitator for institutions active in the VR/AR and immersive techniques sector. It gathers and leads a community of professionals through the organization of events and conference programmes in Europe and Asia and provides various information services.

From 20th to 24th March 2019, virtual and augmented reality professionals from around the world will gather in Laval, France, for the 21st Laval Virtual show.
The 10,000 professional visitors expected, experts, savvy or keen to learn about immersive technologies, will be able to learn, interact and discover the numerous surprises that this leading international show has in store.

Last year at Laval Virtual 2018, the show welcomed over 320 exhibitors spanning 9,000 m2, involving over 150 speakers and attracting more than 18,500 visitors over 5 days.

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Events

World Class Corporate Extended Reality 2019 – EuroVR media partnership

EuroVR is a media partner of the event World Class Corporate Extended Reality 2019.

Extended Reality solutions for corporates in areas like training, learning, collaboration, marketing, maintenance, storytelling, real estate, architecture, manufacturing, construction and many more are nowadays an essential pillar for your digital business transformation success plan. Do not miss out the excellent opportunity to get in touch with the key players, pioneers and experts of leading European companies and their unique XR projects at the World Class Corporate Extended Reality 2019, the 24th and 25th of September in Frankfurt, Germany. Get your Ticket with a 30% Discount using the code EUROVR30.  Read more: https://www.manetch.com/events/WCER19

EuroVR 2019 International Conference

We are pleased to announce 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.

Laval Virtual 2019

The 21st International Exhibition and Conference on VR/AR & Immersive Techniques.

20 – 24 March 2019 – Laval, France.

Innovation and New Technologies are essential success factors in every sector in terms of development and growth of the business. Since 1999, Laval Virtual is the reference event of this evolution and the European leader in the New Technologies sector and uses of Virtual: Industry, Marketing, Heritage, Medicine, Training… Each year, the whole VR Community gathers at Laval Virtual.

 

XR Expo 2019

The VR expo will be 2019 to XR Expo!

It is time again: on 3. And 4. July 2019, the XR Expo takes place in Stuttgart.

The Tech event goes into the third round and shows b2b applications in virtual, mixed and augmented reality. The XR Expo is the event where the xr community comes together from professionals and industry. It offers a unique platform on which
Can exchange users with service providers and service providers for professional xr applications.

The positive feedback from visitors has shown that the XR Expo is the ideal meeting point for “extended reality”- specialists, marketing experts, developers and designers. A variety of panels and tech talks can collect ideas and suggestions for their own business.

Salento AVR Conference 2018

From 24th to 27th June the city of Otranto (Lecce) hosts the 5th SALENTO AVR conference, an international event on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and computer graphic.

It is an occasion for researchers and scientists to discuss and debate different approaches, trends and open problems on virtual and augmented reality, 3D visualization and computer graphics in the areas of medicine, cultural heritage, arts, education, entertainment, military and industrial applications.

SALENTO AVR 2018 represents an opportunity for companies or organization that wants showcase VR-related product, but also for those researchers who wants to contribute and present their papers at the conference.

Visit the dedicated website and register to join the SALENTO AVR 2018 conference.

9th Augmented Human International Conference (AH 2018)

HCI Korea/Seoul National University will be hosting AH 2018, the ninth Augmented Human (AH) International Conference on Feb 7-9, 2018. AH international conferences focus on scientific endeavors towards augmenting human capabilities through technology for increased well-being and enjoyable experiences. As in previous years, the conference proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library as a volume in its International Conference Proceedings Series.

AVRA Days Skolkovo

The conference focuses on the using of Augmented and Virtual reality technologies in business. The event is organized by the Association of Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVRA) and the innovative Skolkovo Technopark. AVRA Association CIS is the non-profit organization of leading AR/VR Russian-speaking countries.

INNOVATE 2017

INNOVATE 2017 is the UK’s flagship annual innovation conference and
exhibition, this year being held in the UK’s second city, Birmingham. The event will cover a wide range of the most exciting and promising technologies, markets and applications. From automotive to aerospace and energy to electronics.

25th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, Reutlingen, Germany

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. For more information visit: http://ieeevr.org/2018/

2nd Global VR/AR China Summit 2017

EuroVR Association renews its partnership with the Global VR/AR China Summit 2017, which marks this year its second edition.

The event will take place June 29 – 30, at Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square.

EuroVR members can benefit from a 20% discount on the registration fee.

About the event:

In 2016,VR/AR went viral and became the worldwide buzzword, various high-tech giants made strides into the VR/AR sector one after another and rolled out their products. Investment enthusiasm, however, has faded somewhat due to public sentiment and ever-changing investment appetite since the second quarter; consumer-oriented market slid into doldrums and more interest has shifted toward AR, the industry entered a technology-based shape-up period. But market players remain upbeat about VR/AR, according to data published by IDC in August 2016, global income in VR/AR industry looks set to hit 162 billion USD in 2020 from the 5.2 billion USD in 2016.

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