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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

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/

University of Bremen: two positions open in VR

Are you looking for a job in the virtual reality field? This article is for you! Read more about the two Ph.D. positions open at the University of Bremen and submit your application.

Novel 3D Interaction Techniques for Collaborative, Immersive Scientific Visualization

A researcher with the Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Group at the University of Bremen, Germany.

Project description

Building on the state of the art in virtual reality research, including latest developments of production-quality game engines, this Ph.D. project shall develop concepts, scientific visualization methods, 3D interaction metaphors, and immersive virtual reality tools for geographically remote researchers to share and explore a meaningful virtual environment for collaborative virtual fieldwork on the seafloor. The project will evolve around the visualization of cutting-edge, large scale photogrammetric scans of hydrothermal (black smoker) vent fields and related volcanic structures of the mid-oceanic ridges.

Aim

This PhD project will draw upon visualization resources both at the CGVR lab at University of Bremen (in particular, the two-user powerwall, i.e., large-screen stereoscopic projection wall with tracking and correct projection for two users simultaneously), and at GEOMAR (the ARENA2 visualization dome theatre) as well as head-mounted display “satellite systems” (e.g., wireless VIVE at CGVR), to form a connected ecosystem.

Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Group Bremen

Researcher with the Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Group at the University of Bremen, Germany.

Project Description

For several years now, innovative algorithms and methods for forward-looking space projects have been developed and researched within the framework of exploration projects funded by DLR Space Management. The knowledge gained and the algorithms developed are to be brought back to Earth as part of the project presented and made available as a key technology for mobility 4.0 in Germany. Within the framework of earlier space projects, algorithms for the planning and simulation of an autonomous spacecraft for the reduction of resources on asteroids were developed. The core contents of autonomous planning, navigation, and flight path optimization and control serve as a basis for the application of autonomous vehicles described here. The current project is based on results from an earlier project on autonomous driving and extends the research questions to real application scenarios by involving industrial partners.

Aim

The aim of the project is to automate recurring journeys in known areas and in particular to present solutions for cooperative maneuvers in such areas. For this purpose, the cooperation partners are working on the implementation in an application-oriented test field. Overarching goals of the project, which are to be implemented especially on real vehicles, are:

  • To create uniform software frameworks for the different requirements of highly-automated driving;
  • Transfer of know-how and algorithms from space travel for highly automated driving as well as the definition of requirements for modern satellite navigation;
  • Development of efficient 3D algorithms for geomatric computing in order to facilitate remote driving.

Qualification

Candidates should have an excellent Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science, or related disciplines such as mathematics, computational engineering, physics, etc. Required skills are solid experience in C++ software development, and a very good command of English (reading/writing/speaking). Ideally, you have specialized in real-time computer graphics or physically-based simulation, you are capable of effectively applying mathematical methods, and you have good knowledge of GPGPU programming. In addition, the successful candidate will be highly self-motivated, passionate about their work, and have a good ability to work both independently as well as in a team in a multidisciplinary environment.

How to apply

Applications should comprise a cover letter, complete CV including any achievements, degree certificates (including a list of courses and grades), names and contact details of at least two referees, and other credentials if any (e.g., recommendation letters, publications, etc.). Application by email is preferred. We encourage candidates to apply immediately but will continue to review applications until the position is filled. If you have any questions about the position, please do not hesitate to address them to the above email address.

Prof. Dr. Gabriel Zachmann
University of Bremen
Bibliothekstr. 5
28359 Bremen / Germany
zach at cs.uni-bremen.de

Visit the official website for further information.

 

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.

100 Technology and service providers, users, research institutions and multipliers work together in the VDC network along the entire value chain of Virtual Engineering- namely in 3D simulation, 3D visualization, product lifecycle management (PLM), and Virtual Reality (VR). VDC members gain improved innovation activity and higher productivity by acquiring additional information and cost advantages.

Moreover, VDC is co-organizer of the event XR Expo (Stuttgart – 3-4 July 2019) focused on professional applications in industry, architecture, trading, medicine and crafting in virtual, augmented and mixed reality.

Find more about the Virtual Dimension Center:

 

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 write an email to communication@eurovr-association.org.

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.

 

Do not miss the next show, from 20th to 24th March 2019. You can benefit from a special discount with Euro VR:

  • Discovery Pass
    use the code EUROVR-DP-LV19 – €45 instead of €150
  • Full Pass
    use the code EUROVR-FP-LV19 – €290 instead of €490

Visit the official website for further information https://www.laval-virtual.com/attendees/

Laval Virtual 2019 : SAVE THE DATE !

🗓 #LavalVirtual 2019 : SAVE THE DATE !The biggest exhibition on #VirtualReality & #AugmentedReality➖ More than 330 exhibitors – 9,000 sqm(m²) – 18,400 attendees ➖Stay tuned ➡ https://buff.ly/2tixfmP#DareTheFuture#Exhibition #AR #VR #Event

Δημοσιεύτηκε από Laval Virtual στις Δευτέρα, 18 Ιουνίου 2018

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 write an email to communication@eurovr-association.org.

AIDAA: Symposium “Human Centred Design for passenger’s enhanced comfort in Aircraft cabin”

On 9-12 September in Rome, it will take place the symposium on “Human Centred Design for passenger’s enhanced comfort and wellbeing in Aircraft cabin” during the XXV International Congress of the AIDAA (Italian Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics).

The symposium covers the following topics:

  • Noise and Vibration for cabin interiors;
  • Innovative non-structural materials for cabin items;
  • Human-Centered Design Approach for interior design;
  • Virtual Reality for human in the loop simulation of next-generation interiors;
  • Ergonomics studies for cabin interiors.

The Symposium is inspired to the research and activities done in the framework of the JTI Clean Sky 2 CASTLE (CAbin Systems design Toward passenger welLbEing) project, which aims at designing new-gen passenger cabin aircraft interiors for both Business Jet (flying office) and Regional aircraft with a Human-Centered Design approach.

You can submit your paper at the website: https://www.aidaa2019.com/index.php/papers-and-symposia

Meeting the network: Haption

We want to inaugurate the new category “Meeting the network” with one of the founding member of EuroVR Association: Haption.

Haption is a company which designs, manufactures and sells hardware and software solutions based on force-feedback. Founded in 2001, the company partners with the most advanced leaders to provide professional level force-feedback solutions for medical, robotic, nuclear and industrial applications. Haption has a lot of interest in Virtual Reality where their haptic device brings the sense of contact inside Virtual Environments, a thing no other technology can claim to bring.

Courtesy of CRRC, China

Jerome Perret, the CEO, plays a key role in the Association because he is EuroVR Vice President for  EU issues and Collaboration. Jerome is an entrepreneur with a strong technical background in robotics and computer engineering and his major interest is manual interaction with virtual environments, especially with force-feedback.

 

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 write an email to communication@eurovr-association.org.

From VR to XR Expo 2019 – 3,4 July 2019

It is time again: on 3-4. July 2019, the XR Expo takes place in Stuttgart (Germany).  The focus of the event is on professional applications in industry, architecture, trading, medicine and crafting in virtual, augmented and mixed reality.

For the 2019 edition, VR expo has changed its name in XR Expo to put the focus on mixed reality technologies. XR Expo aims to be the community and meeting point for industry users, technology providers, content service providers, and researchers:

” There are now a number of fairs dealing with VR and ar, but does not offer this quality and abundance of solutions that can be used practically in companies.”
Christoph Runde, VDC CEO and XR Expo Co-Organizer

For more information visit: www.xr-expo.com
For questions and interest to be part of the XR Expo, please contact the XR Expo Team: info@xr-expo.com

Events

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.

AVR Summer School 2019

The main aim of the Augmented and Virtual Reality Summer School 2019 is to propose a privileged moment for stimulating discussions and exchanging scientific experiences and technical results related Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies.

The main thematic areas of the AVR Summer School 2019 are:

– medicine
– cultural heritage and arts
– architecture
– education
– industry and military
– games and serious games
– interaction and presence in VE

 

Important Dates

– registration deadline and fee payment: June 30, 2019
– AVR Summer School: July 21-27, 2019

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.

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/

EuroVR 2017, Laval, France

After Bremen (2014), Lecco (2015) and Athens (2016), we are pleased to announce that EuroVR 2017 will take place at the Laval Virtual Center, France. The new building of the Laval Virtual organization, within the French city is internationally-renowned for its annual exhibition on Virtual and Augmented technologies, but also for its industrial park of SMEs which act within VR and MR technological field. This venue should be ideal for industries and SMEs, from end users up-to-providers of VR and MR technologies, to understand better the EuroVR association spirit and its activities.

The focus the EuroVR conferences is to present each year novel Virtual Reality (VR) up-to Mixed Reality (MR) technologies, including software systems, display technology, interaction devices, and applications. The annual event of the EuroVR association (https://www.eurovr-association.org/) is not only a conference for presenting and publishing applied research, but also a platform for exchange between researchers, technology providers, and end users around commercial or research applications. Besides papers on novel results, industry-oriented presentations (automotive, medical, etc.), the EuroVR conference creates a unique opportunity for the participants to see, discuss, and share the latest innovations. We welcome industrial and academic exhibitors, as well as sponsors, all within the same exhibition area to facilitate cross fertilization within our community.

To increase the excellence of this applied research conference, the Scientific/Technical conference proceedings will be published in a special issue of the Lecture Notes In Computer Science (LNCS) series edited by Springer, and some of the best papers will be selected to be invited to submit an extended version to the open access journal Frontiers in Virtual Environments.

For more information and call for paper submission deadlines, go to: http://eurovr2017.laval-virtual.org/eurovr-conference-laval

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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Sónar+D

EuroVR invites its Members to the Sónar+D, the international conference that brings together a combination of activities with a common theme: the relationship between creativity and technology, and the digital transformation of the cultural industries involved.

Sónar+D is an interdisciplinary event taking place in Barcelona (Spain), from 14th to 17th June 2017.

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EuroVR Conferences

 

The focus of the EuroVR conference series is to present, each year, novel Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) technologies, including software systems, display technologies, interaction devices, and applications, to foster engagement between industry, academia and the public sector, to promote the development of VR & AR technologies in new, emerging and existing fields.

EuroVR annual event creates a unique opportunity for international key players to network, discuss, and share the latest innovations around commercial and research applications.

This series was initiated in 2004 by the INTUITION Network Excellence in Virtual and Augmented Reality, supported by the European Commission until 2008, and incorporated within the Joint Virtual Reality Conferences (JVRC) from 2009 to 2013.

Next edition

EuroVR 2019 Conference, 16th edition – Tallinn (Estonia)

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.

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.

Visit the official website for further informationhttps://eurovr2019.eu/

Previous editions

EuroVR 2018 – London (UK)

EuroVR 2017 – Laval (France)

EuroVR 2016 – Athens (Greece)

EuroVR 2015 – Lecco (Italy)

EuroVR 2014 – Bremen (Germany)

EuroVR 2013 – Paris (France) 

EuroVR 2012 – Madrid (Spain)

EuroVR 2011 – Nottingham (UK)

EuroVR 2010 – Paris (France)

EuroVR 2009 – Lyon (France)