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IJVR: submit your paper and present it during VRIC’19 Laval Virtual

A new opportunity for AR & VR aficionados! It is possible to submit a paper to IJVR (International Journal of Virtual Reality – IF 0,79) and then to be automatically selected to present your paper during VRIC’19 Laval Virtual international conference on March 20-22, 2019.


The International Journal of Virtual Reality (IJVR) created on 1995, is open-source and directly indexed in
 HAL, Google Scholar, CNKI http://www.ijvr.org

 

VRIC’19 Laval-Virtual (21th edition) is the premier European conference & exhibition on Immersive (AR-VR-MR) Technologies since 1999. We welcomed 18.500 attendees during 2018 edition https://www.laval-virtual.com

 

VRIC’2019 gather specialists on Immersive (AR-VR-MR) Technologies from research institutions & industry, to work together and imagine the evolution of immersive technologies and their future usage scenarios within different sectors. During 3 days, the program will include invited keynotes, master classes, papers’ presentations and unforgettable social events.

 

Click here for further information https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vric2019

 

PhD opportunity in VR for pain management

The University Alliance Doctoral Training programme is offering over 83 PhD Fellowship in three themes (applied biosciences for health, energy and social policy) across a consortium of 15 universities in the UK.

This project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska Curie grant, is an unique opportunity to be part of a global network on an employer co-designed training programme with extensive connections to industry and commerce.

In fact, the Doctoral Training alliance (DTA3) is the largest multi-partner and only nationwide doctoral training in the UK. It offers PhD students a fully-funded postgraduate programme, an expert support network and improved employment opportunities. The training will produce independent, highly-employable researchers with expertise and skills in strategically-important research areas.

The effectiveness of Virtual Reality (VR) for management of pain

Teesside University (School of Health and Social Care) is offering the PhD Fellowship “The effectiveness of Virtual Reality for management of pain”.

Virtual Reality (VR) can reduce acute pain by distracting attention away from the pain while people play the games. Chronic pain is different than acute pain and is much more difficult to reduce – for example, drugs that work for acute pain do not work well for chronic pain. But people with chronic pain do use distraction to make their pain more bearable. Therefore, they may find VR useful but that has not been scientifically proven yet. This project will see whether or not VR can help people make their chronic pain more bearable.

The project will have three stages. In stage 1, the existing scientific studies on VR for pain will be closely examined to choose types of VR that might work best. In stage 2, some of the best available types of VR will be compared in a fair trial to see which produces the most relief in people with chronic pain. In stage 3, the best one of these will be given to people with chronic pain for a number of weeks. They will then describe how they used the VR and they will explain how they think it could be used to help others.

See https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Teesside-Biosciences-2-VR-pain-management-Harrison-1.pdf

Application

All applications should be received by 23:59 (UK time) on Monday 8 October 2018.
Interviews will commence during the week starting Monday 26 November 2018.

For more information, details of recruiting projects and how to apply, see https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/cofund/

VR4REHAB Belgian Hackathon: Bruges 25-27 October 2018

The project VR4REHAB is getting to the last Hackathon, which will take place in Bruges on 25, 26 and 27 October 2018.

The event, co-organized by EuroVR and Sint Maartenskliniek, 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

Virtual Reality (VR) is growing rapidly especially in the fields of health-care and rehabilitation. While this technology makes therapy more fun, challenging and measurable, the state of VR is still in its infancy.

The three-year project VR4REHAB will change rehabilitative care dramatically. It aims to develop new VR-applications that promote better function and outcomes for patients with disabilities.

What are we looking for?

Together, we are working to find solution for 5 themes in rehabilitation:

  • Pain management
  • Engagement and immersion to promote treatment adherence
  • Behavioural therapy after Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Lower limbs and mobility
  • Training of upper limb movements

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people with different personal and professional backgrounds:

  • Patients
  • Healthcare professionals in rehabilitation medicine
  • Designers
  • Developers
  • Entrepreneurs

Programme and locations

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

Registration and contact information

Registration is free, just send a mail to VR4REHAB@maartenskliniek.nl.

http://www.nweurope.eu/VR4REHAB

Visit the dedicated website for further information.

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.

 

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

 

Mimos: multiphysics simulation conferences – Rome 13-14 November

The events MIMOS Open Simulation Day and SimPhy – Convegno MIMOS su Simulazione Multifisica are organized by MIMOS, the Italian Movement for Modelling and Simulation, and they will take place at Casa dell’Aviatore, Rome (Italy) on November 13th and 14th, 2018.

MIMOS annually organizes its Scientific and Technical Conference on the applications of modeling, simulation and virtual reality in many areas of interest. Each edition intends to offer an overview on Virtual Reality and Simulation in Italy presenting the latest innovations in this field.

SimPhy – Convegno MIMOS su Simulazione Multifisica will take place on November 13th, 2018. The conference aims to delve into how the numeric simulation supports the creation of a complex system.

MIMOS Open Simulation Day will be held on November 14th, 2018, and it represents a great platform for companies, universities and professionals to develop new synergies. A B2B event which will provide the opportunity for participants to discuss and share their results.

Submission

Mimos provides participants the possibility to contribute to the conferences with their works.

The abstracts of the proposals have to be sent to eventi@mimos.it :

  • Submission: September 1st, 2018
  • Notification: September 15th, 2018

Registration

Participation is free of charge. Online registration for the conferences will be available from October 1st to October 31st, 2018.

Further information

Please visit the official website for further information http://www.mimos.it

Eurographics 2019: open call for workshop

Eurographics 2019, the 40th Annual Conference of the European Association for Computer Graphics, invites proposals for co-located workshops with the conference.

Eurographics 2019 is an event organized by IMATI CNR, and it will take place from May 6-10 in Genoa (Italy). The conference aims to provide a unique platform for the computer graphics community to showcase latest techniques and educational work, and to explore new trends and ideas.

The workshops will provide researchers inputs and forums for new discussion related to the traditional and emerging challenges in Computer Graphics, and they will be supported by the Eurographics 2019 Workshop Chairs. 

 

Submission for EG2019 Workshops

The Workshop proposal should not exceed 4 pages in EG Style (including CFP) and should include the following details:

  • Title & Abstract
  • Relevance and significance of this workshop to the main conference
  • A short history of the workshop, if not being offered for the first time
  • Length: Full day or half day
  • Short bio of the workshop organizers
  • Estimated paper submissions and paper acceptance rate
  • Expected number of participants

 

Deadlines

  • Proposal Submission Deadline: October 15, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: October 22, 2018
  • Submissions emails: chairs-eg2019ws@eg.org

Accepted workshops will take place on May 5-6, 2019 in Genova, Italy.

 

Further information

Please visit the official website of the conference, or click here for up-to-date information about this call.

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/

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.