Category: Events 2013

Via the Looking Glass: JVWR ICIS2013 Workshop

15 Dec. 2013 13:00-18:00
Milan, Italy. (Location: Bocconi University)

JVWR ICIS2013 Event: Via the Looking Glass

If you attended and wish to download a presentation (PDF),
please email request for password to info@jvwresearch.org.

  • Date: Sunday 15-Dec-2013.
  • Time: 13:00-18:00
  • Location: Bocconi University, Milan, Italy. Velodromo building, 2nd floor, room N22

Live Demo of Google Glass, Oculus Rift & Reflection on 3D3C Worlds

Agenda

13:00-14:00 Gathering + Lunch

Getting to know each other.

14:00-14:30 Intro to Google Glass + Demo + Q&A

David Zakariaie, Google Glass Explorer. LA, CA; USA

14:30-15:00 Intro to Oculus Rift + Demo + Q&A

Yesha Sivan, Tel Aviv; Israel

15:00-15:15 Break

 

 

 

Agenda:

13:00-14:00 Gathering + Lunch
Getting to know each other.

14:00-14:30 Intro to Google Glass + Demo + Q&A
David Zakariaie, Google Glass Explorer. LA, CA; USA

14:30-15:00 Intro to Oculus Rift + Demo + Q&A
Yesha Sivan, Tel Aviv; Israel

15:00-15:15 Break

15:15-16:30 Invited talks
based on CfP: 3D3C Virtual Worlds – Topical Lantern Review

16:30-17:00 Lightning Talks
Quick papers and budding research

17:00-17:30 Editors’ perspective: Advancing Research – Springer / JVWR
David Gefen, Yesha Sivan

Abstracts:

13:00-14:00
Gathering + Lunch

14:00-14:30
Intro to Google Glass + Demo + Q&A

David Zakariaie, Google Glass Explorer. LA, CA; USA
In this presentation David who is one of the explorers in the Google Glass Explorer program will give us an overview of the Glass itself and its ecosystem:

•    Components of Glass
•    GDK (Glass Development Kit) and Mirror Api’s
•    Special Considerations (Privacy, Battery Life, Radiation)
•    Core Capabilities
•    Sample Application

14:30-15:00
Intro to Oculus Rift + Demo + Q&A

Yesha Sivan, JVWR Managing Editor, Metaverse-Labs Inc. & Tel Aviv-Yaffo Academic College, Israel

www.dryesha.com

•    Components of Rift
•    SDK (Development Kit)
•    Special Considerations (TBD)
•    Core Capabilities
•    Sample Applications

A special demonstration by Mr. Guglielmo De Gregori from VIGAMUS Foundation, The Video Game Museum of Rome.

15:00-15:15
Break

15:15-16:30
Invited sessions: Presentations

Based on JVWR issue CfP: 3D3C Virtual Worlds – Topical Lantern Review

•  Privacy in Virtual Worlds
Jeannie Pridmore*, Ph.D., Univeristy of West Georgia
John Overocker, Esq.*, Private Law Firm Carrollton, Georgia

•   Virtual Worlds from a Neuroscience Perspective: Research  Results and Directions for Future Studies

Thomas Fischer, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

René Riedl*, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria; University of Linz

•   Virtual Currencies, Micropayments and Fiat Money: Where Are We Coming From and Where Does the Industry Stand?
Ruy Alberto Valdes-Benavides*, University of Guanajuato, Mexico
Paula Lourdes Hernandez-Verme*, University of Guanajuato, Mexico

•   Taxation of Virtual World Economies: An Empirical Review
Jamie S. Switzer*, Colorado State University, USA

Ralph V. Switzer*, Colorado State University, USA

16:30-17:00
Invited sessions: Lightning Talks

•   Linguistic and Multilingual Issues in Virtual Worlds and Serious Games: a General Review
Samuel Cruz-Lara*, LORIA (UMR 7503) University of Lorraine, France

Alexandre Denis, LORIA (UMR 7503) University of Lorraine, France

Nadia Bellalem, LORIA (UMR 7503) University of Lorraine, France

•   Finding Virtual Support: An Exploration of the Evolution and Efficacy of Healthcare Support Groups From the Physical to the Virtual World

Donna Z. Davis*, University of Oregon, USA

Willemien Calitz, University of Oregon, USA

•  Two Decades of Artistic Works Using Computational Ecosystems

Rui Filipe Antunes*, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Frederic Fol Leymarie*, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

*Presenting authors

— 2nd Round Deadline passed —
If you wish to present a poster and a short lightning talk about your work. The purpose of the lightning talk is to get to know each other, and give light to budding research.

Dates for Second Round:

15-Sep-2013: Poster & Lightning talk submission.
23-Sep-2013: Decision to submitter.
Send proposals to tzafnat.shpak AT jvwresearch.org

17:00-17:30
Editors’ perspective: Advancing Research – Springer / JVWR

•  David Gefen, MIS Prof. at Drexel

 

David Gefen (gefend AT drexel.edu) is a Professor of MIS at Drexel University, Philadelphia USA, where he teaches IS Outsourcing, Strategic Management of Information Systems, Database Analysis and Design, VB.NET programming, SAS and data-mining, and research methodologies. David has authored some of the most cited papers in MIS about trust and about gender in the context of IS adoption, outsourcing, and online markets. He received his Ph.D. in CIS from Georgia State University and a M.Sc. in MIS from Tel-Aviv University. Before becoming an academic David was a chief programmer and systems analyst, and then senior manager of a large logistics information system.  His research findings have been published in some of the leading journals, including MISQ, ISR, IEEE TEM, JMIS, Omega, and JAIS. David is an author of a textbook on Advanced VB.NET Programming Web and Desktop Applications in ADO.NET and ASP.NET in 2004 and a book on the Art of IS Outsourcing in 2011. David is currently a senior editor in MISQ, the leading academic journal in the Management Information Systems discipline, as was previously a senior editor with JMIS and DATABASE.

•  Christian Rauscher, Editor, Business, Operations Research & Information Systems. Springer Heidelberg, Germany

 

•  Yesha Sivan, JVWR Managing Editor, Metaverse-Labs Inc. & Tel Aviv-Yaffo Academic College, Israel

 

 

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July 20, 2013: The Military Open Simulator Enterprise Strategy project (MOSES) experiment for massively* multi-user virtual worlds

(*hundreds of users)

Take part in the biggest experiment for massively* multi-user virtual worlds (*hundreds of users). The Military Open Simulator Enterprise Strategy project (MOSES) is now holding a regular series of distributed experiments with the Intel group to test massively multi-user virtual worlds.

More information: The Military Open Simulator Enterprise Strategy project (MOSES)

MOSES Intel DSG Wire Diagram
by Dr. Kitty Liu, Intel Research and Douglas Maxwell, USARL

The 3rd experiment is scheduled for this Saturday July 20th.  This is a role play event set in a fictional country of Atropia and the players can choose to be either American soldiers or citizens of the town of Brentville.  The event takes place approximately 10 years from now after a war in the caucuses region near the Caspian Sea.

The event is open to the public and we have the system set up to accommodate more than 150 simultaneous role players.  The purpose of the role play is to give the users something meaningful to do for the two hours that we monitor the performance of the network and servers while we load them.

Live Exercise – taken at a live training event.

© Douglas Maxwell USARL

Recreating similar activities in the role play scenario.

Taken during the last DSG experiment and shows large groups of people in a post-event discussion

© Douglas Maxwell USARL

Scenario Details:
http://www.militarymetaverse.org/?page_id=1073 – closed

Experiment Description:
MOSES DSG Experiment


MOSES Program Director Douglas Maxwell presents many aspects of the MOSES vision

Registration Page:
http://www.militarymetaverse.org/dsg/ — closed

You will need to choose a role.

March 18-21, 2013: GPU Technology Conference (GTC), San Jose Conference Center, CA

Register today and received an additional JVWR 10% discount when you use promo code GMNVE875512UX1Z.

GTC is the place to learn about and share how advances in GPU technology help scientists, developers, graphic artists, designers, researchers, engineers, and IT managers tackle their day-to-day graphics and computational challenges. Through world-class education, including hundreds of technical sessions, tutorials, panel discussions, and moderated roundtables, GTC brings together thought leaders from a wide range of fields.

Explore the full line-up of 400+ sessions: https://registration.gputechconf.com/form/session-listing

Register: http://www.gputechconf.com/page/registration-pricing.html

January 7-10, 2013: HICSS-46 Conference, Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii – the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

Now in its 46th year, the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) is one of the longest-standing continuously running scientific conferences. This conference brings together researchers in an aloha-friendly atmosphere conducive to free exchange of scientific ideas.

HICSS-46 offers a unique, highly interactive and professionally challenging environment. The minitrack on: “Working and Gaming in 3D Virtual Environments” is connected with the JVWR (Journal of Virtual Worlds Research) for a special issue 6(3)2013: Enterprises Welcome Virtual Worlds.

More information:

Original call: CFP: Enterprises Welcome Virtual Worlds

Details from the event site: HICSS