Category: Events

Virtual worlds related events

We connect with relevant virtual worlds’ events to advance the agenda of high-level research. If you would like to cooperate with JVWR regarding an event, please contact info@jvwresearch.org
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March 18-22, 2017: IEEE Virtual Reality 2017, Los Angeles, CA, USA

The organizers of VR 2017 strongly believe that the free exchange of ideas is vital to our discipline. We wholeheartedly support IEEE president Karen Bartleson’s statement that “science, engineering – and humanity – prosper where there is freedom of movement, association, and communication.” Any authors who are impacted by the recent travel restrictions to the United States are encouraged to contact the general chairs so that arrangements can be made for an alternative form of presentation.

Academics, researchers, industry folks, and VR enthusiasts can participate in a number of ways, including submitting papers, posters, panels, workshops, tutorials, research demos, videos, or exhibiting products. IEEE VR 2017 seeks contributions including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Tracking and sensing
  • Input devices for VR/AR/MR
  • Advanced display technology
  • Immersive projection technology
  • Haptics, audio, and other non-visual interfaces
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Computer graphics techniques for VR/AR/MR
  • Virtual humans and avatars
  • Multi-user and distributed VR/AR/MR
  • VR systems and toolkits
  • 3D interaction for VR/AR/MR
  • 3D selection and 3D manipulation
  • Locomotion and navigation in virtual environments
  • User studies and evaluation
  • Perception, presence, virtual embodiment, and cognition
  • Teleoperation and telepresence
  • Applications of VR/AR/MR
  • Ethical issues in VR/AR/MR
  • Interactive storytelling in 360° videos

More details and further reading can be found on IEEE website.

February 23rd, 2017: Augmented and Virtual Reality Conference – Empowering Human, Place, and Business through AR & VR

The 3rd International AR and VR Conference in Manchester, with a theme Empowering Human, Place, and Business through AR & VR, will focus on exploring cutting edge Augmented and Virtual Reality concepts, applications and business models which shape our everyday life, place, and businesses.

The Augmented and Virtual Reality Hub based at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. It investigates new and innovative ways to implement augmented reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) in the tourism industry.

More details on The Augmented and Virtual Reality Hub site.

October 25-28, 2016: 3DV – International Conference on 3D Vision

The 4th international conference on 3D Vision, under the name 3DV (3D Vision) –  the event is a premier platform for disseminating research results covering a broad variety of topics in the area of 3D research in computer vision and graphics, from novel optical sensors, signal processing, geometric modeling, representation and transmission, to visualization and interaction, and a variety of applications.

When:         25-28 October, 2016
Where:       Stanford University, Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center

More information at Stanford university.

June 18-21, 2015: Web3D 2015 Conference, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

The annual ACM SIGGRAPH Web3D Conference is a major event which unites researchers, developers, entrepreneurs, experimenters, artists and content creators in a dynamic learning environment. Attendees share and explore methods of using, enhancing and creating new 3D Web and Multimedia technologies such as WebGL, X3D, VRML, Collada, MPEG family, U3D, Java3D, and other technologies. The conference also focuses on recent trends in interactive 3D graphics, information integration and usability in the wide range of Web3D applications from mobile devices to high-end immersive environments.

This year’s event will be located in Heraklion, Crete.

Conference Highlights:
– Papers and Research topics related to current Web-based 3D Graphics.
– Tutorials and Technical workshops on 3D technology
– Panel Discussions on Trends and Future of 3D on the Web
– Web3D city modeling competition winners presentation
– Web3D Showcase – Lighting talks showcasing innovative 3D Work
– Opportunities to meet and network with 3D graphics experts and leaders
– and of course the opportunity to experience the beautiful Island of Crete!

More information: http://web3d2015.web3d.org/index.html

Full agenda.

March 6-7, 2015: Federal Consortium of Virtual Worlds 2015 Workshop

This workshop will take place in a virtual conference center designed specifically for the event. It is an active experience, with online exhibits and presentations provided in an interactive manner. Workshop participants are encouraged to engage and interact with the presenters, and the exhibits ranging from cultural training material in a mock village to scientific ethical dilemmas in a city landscape.

More information https://militarymetaverse.org/content

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

 

 

Request password from info@jvwresearch.org to download a presentation (PDF).

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