Joint Virtual Reality Conference 2012

Previous Editions

JVRC 2011
JVRC 2010
JVRC 2009

Latest news

19 October 2012:
The conference is finished

10 October 2012:
Advance programme available

10 October 2012:
New information about panels and tutorials

16 September 2012:
Payment by credit card is available

6 September 2012:
Due to delay in availability of credit card payment gateway, the early bird registration has been extended to 20th of September

23 August 2012:
Due to delay in availability of credit card payment gateway, the early bird registration has been extended to 10th of September

17 August 2012:
Preliminary Programme Available. Definitive conference dates 17-19 October

30 July 2012:
Registration now open with payment by bank transfer. Payment by credit cards coming very soon.

25 July 2012:
Deadline for camera-ready versions of industrial papers and posters extended. Deadline on August 10

9 July 2012:
Deadline for Industrial Papers has been extended. Deadline on July 13

9 July 2012:
Deadlines for Posters, Demos and Exhibits have been extended. Deadline on July 13

4 July 2012:
New date for notification of acceptance of scientific papers: July 9

22 May 2012:
Scientific paper submission closed. Industrial papers, posters, demos and exhibits proposals can still be submitted. Deadline on July 6

17 May 2012:
PRESENCE plans a special section dedicated to the best papers

15 May 2012:
Abstract submission closed. Paper submission still open. Deadline on May 21

April 2012:
Some deadlines extended. Abstract deadline on May 15

March 2012:
Website launched and call for papers distributed.


Welcome to JVRC 2012

In 2012, the 18th Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments, the 9th EuroVR Conference, and the 22nd International Conference on Artificial Reality and Teleexistence (ICAT) are merged together into the JVRC 2012 - Joint Virtual Reality Conference of ICAT - EGVE - EuroVR.

JVRC 2012 will include an open call for scientific papers and short papers, posters, demos, as well as industrial presentations and exhibitions from industrial partners and research projects in the wider area of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality and 3D User Interfaces.

JVRC 2012 will be hosted by the Computer Science School at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Spain.

THE CONFERENCE IS OVER

Thanks to all organizers, committee members, exhibitors, and participants for making JVRC 2012 a really exciting event!

Keynote presentations by Doug A. Bowman (Virginia Tech, USA) and Pedro Morillo (Universidad de Valencia, Spain)

Panel on "Game Engines vs. VR APIs: Pros and Cons for VR Application Development" moderated by Carolina Cruz-Neira (University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA)

Tutorial on "Telepresence and the challenge of communicating attention, appearance and action" by David Roberts and Tobias Duckworth(University of Salford, UK)

Sponsored by

UPM ICAT
EGVE EuroVR

About the Joint Virtual Reality Conference

The Joint Virtual Reality Conference is an international event which brings together people from industry, commerce, research including technology developers, suppliers and all those interested in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality and 3D user interfaces to exchange knowledge and share experiences of new results and applications, show live demonstrations of current and emerging technologies, discuss emerging directions for the field and form collaborations for future work.

The 2012 edition continues a successful collaboration begun in Lyon, 2009 between:

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Human factors issues

Technologies

Applications

Call for Scientific Papers

Original, unpublished long and short papers documenting new research contributions, practice and experience, or novel applications. Papers and short papers will be allowed 8 and 4 pages respectively in the published Eurographics Workshop Series proceedings.

The best paper will receive the "JVRC 2012 Best Paper Award".

PRESENCE plans a special section dedicated to the best papers

For any questions, please contact jvrc12+ipc@fi.upm.es

Submission guidelines

Abstract submissions (closed)

Each paper submission should be preceeded by an abstract submission, that should include: Maximum 1 page A4 size.

The abstracts should be submitted through the Eurographics submission site.

Paper submissions (closed)

Long and short papers submissions should follow the Eurographics formatting guidelines You can also download an example document.

Long papers should be up to 8 pages in length.

Short papers should be up to 4 pages and the title should be of the format "Short Paper: Title".

Papers will be printed in black and white with a small section for colour plates at the end of the proceedings. Papers are limited to half a colour plate page and short papers a quarter colour plate page.

All papers will be reviewed by the International Programme Committee and invited reviewers and then selected by the IPC.

Papers must be submitted through the Eurographics submission site.

Copyrights and permissions

Authors of accepted submissions must fill out and send in the copyright assessment form.

Please be aware that if your content contains material copyrighted by someone else, you must obtain permission to use that material from the copyright holder. Examples of this include, but are not limited to, images, video clips, sounds, and articles published in other media.

A good resource for proper and improper uses of images downloaded from the Web can be found here: www.infotoday.com/searcher/jan02/tomaiuolo.htm.

Call for Industrial Papers

We invite the submission of industrial publications describing current and on-going projects, best practices and demonstrations of applications of VR/AR/MR in industry and non-academic application oriented research. Publications will be selected by the industrial chairs for presentation at the conference and will be published as an ISBN-registered CD.

Submission guidelines

Submissions can be up to 4 pages in length, and cannot exceed 6Mb. They should be "camera ready" DOC files (only) with full author names and affiliations, using the following template.

Industrial papers should be submitted by email to jvrc12+industry@fi.upm.es

The email must contain: For any questions, please contact jvrc12+industry@fi.upm.es

Call for Posters

We invite the submission of poster presentations describing recently completed work, work in progress, or publicly presentable ideas for unimplemented and/or unusual systems or applications.

Posters will be selected by the poster chairs for presentation at the conference and will be published as an ISBN-registered CD.

Accepted poster papers will require that at least one author attends the conference to present the poster in an open area and fast-forward presentation session that will take place during the conference and will give a chance for the authors to orally present a very brief summary of their work to all conference attendees. Authors will be required to bring an A1 portrait poster and one slide for presentation to the conference.

The best poster will receive the "JVRC 2012 Best Poster Award".

For any questions, please contact jvrc12+posters@fi.upm.es

Submission guidelines

Submissions should be no more than 2 pages in length, and cannot exceed 6Mb. They should be "camera ready" DOC files (only) with full author names and affiliations, using the following template.

Poster submissions will be made by email to jvrc12+posters@fi.upm.es

The email must contain:

Call for Demos

The Demonstration Session is designed to allow researchers and practitioners to show recent developments, prototypes, conceptual designs, etc. in an interactive setting, as a practical framework to explore cutting-edge ideas and results and exchange techniques, tools and experiences. We encourage the submission of demonstrations focusing on new technology and early prototypes but will also consider experimental features and functionalities based on mature systems and technologies.

Two main categories are available: Immersive and General. See details in Call for Demos

Submission guidelines

A short demo proposal must be submitted by e-mail to the Local Organizing Committee at jvrc12+demos@fi.upm.es with the subject "Demo_[submission category]_[title of your demo]". Please, include in your e-mail the following information:

Call for Exhibits

The Conference will offer an Exhibition Area that will provide with all necessary space and infrastructure support needed by companies to show or demonstrate the state of the art of their offering. The Exhibition Area will be located close to the catering area were all meals will be served facilitating participant circulation, and interaction between experts from the industry and participants of the scientific track. See details in Call for Exhibits

Organizing Committees

Conference Co-Chairs

International Program Committee Co-Chairs

Industrial Program Co-Chairs

Posters Co-Chairs

Demonstrations Co-Chairs

Exhibition Co-Chairs

Web and Publicity Co-Chairs

Local Organizing Committee

International Program Committee

Important Dates

Scientific Papers and Short Papers

Industrial Papers

Posters

Demonstrations

Exhibits

Earlybird registration: September 20 (closed)

Conference: October 17-19

All submissions now closed

Papers for the scientific track must be submitted through the Eurographics submission site

Papers for the industrial track should be submitted by email to jvrc12+industry@fi.upm.es

Poster submissions will be made by email to jvrc12+posters@fi.upm.es

Demo proposals must be submitted by e-mail to jvrc12+demos@fi.upm.es

Exhibit proposals must be submitted by e-mail to jvrc12+exhibits@fi.upm.es

For more details on submission requirements and procedures see Call for Contributions

Registration fees

Membership discounts

Special registration fees are provided for members of:
Early-bird (by September 20) Late registration
Members Full registration 350 € 425 €
Members One day registration 150 € 200 €
Student Member Full registration 150 € 200 €
Student Members One day registration 50 € 100 €
Non-members Full registration 400 € 450 €
Non-members One day registration 175 € 225 €
Student non-members Full registration 200 € 250 €
Student non-members One day registration 75 € 125 €
Exhibition pass (one day) 50 € 50 €
Industrial speaker half-day 75 € 75 €
Social Event 90 € 100 €

Full registration includes:

One day registration includes:

Student full registration includes:

Student one day registration includes:

Exhibition pass includes:

Industrial speaker half-day includes:

Additional Items (social event):

Assistance to the Social event is not included in any of the registration fees.

Tickets can be purchased by 90€ each before 20 September or 100€ afterwards.

Final Programme

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

TIME LOCATION ACTIVITY
9:00 - 9:30 FIM B1-SA Registration
9:30 – 9:45 FIM B1-SA Opening Session
9:45 – 10:45 FIM B1-SA Keynote Presentation: Pedro Morillo - An Overview of the Portfolio in 3D Real-Time Technologies by ARTEC (UVEG-Spain)
10:45 – 11:15 FIM B1-Hall Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30 FIM B1-SA Scientific Track - HAPTICS

Modifying an Identified Size of Objects Handled with Two Fingers Using Pseudo-Haptic Effects (Yuki Ban, Takuji Narumi, Tomohiro Tanikawa, and Michitaka Hirose)

Haptic Rendering of Dynamic Image Sequence Using String based Haptic Device SPIDAR (Anusha Jayasiri, Katsuhito Akahane, and Makoto Sato)

Short Paper: Towards Interacting with Force-Sensitive Thin Deformable Virtual Objects (Johannes Hummel, Robin Wolff, Janki Dodiya, Andreas Gerndt, and Torsten Kuhlen)
11:15 – 12:35 FIM B1-H1003 Industrial Track - VISUALIZATION

Chair: Chris Freeman (Nuclear AMRC, UK)

A Multi-View Display System using a QDA Screen (Shiro Ozawa, Satoshi Mieda, Yasuhiro Yao, Hideaki Takada, Tohru Kawakami, Senshi Nasu, Takahiro Ishinabe, Mitsuru Kano, Yoshito Suzuki and Tatsuo Uchida)

Update Visualization ( 4k, stereo cubes) and pixels over IP trend (Kurt Doornaert, Wies Van den Berghe)

Remote 3D collaboration: sharing polygons and sharing pixels (Julien Berta)

Trends in Low cost VR, low-cost cave and siggraph news (Friedhelm Birk)
12:45 – 13:45 CeDInt Hall Lunch
13:45 – 15:15 CeDInt Demo Session and Exhibit
14:00 – 15:15 CeDInt-SA EuroVR General Assembly
15:30 – 16:30 FIM B1-SA Panel 1: Game Engines vs. VR APIs: Pros and Cons for VR Application Development

Moderator: Carolina Cruz-Neira (University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA)

Panelists: Roland Blach (Fraunhofer, Germany), Sebastien Kuntz (“I’m in VR”, France), Pedro Morillo (Universidad de Valencia, Spain), Dirk Reiners (University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA)
15:30 – 16:50 FIM B1-H1003 Industrial Track - TRACKING

Chair: Armin Weiss (ART GmbH, Germany)

Tracking multiple humans in large environments: proposal for an indoor markerless tracking system (C. A. Ortiz, B. Rios, D. Garrido, C. Lastres, I. Galloso)

A Comparative Evaluation of Two 3D Optical Tracking Systems (Tugrul Tasci, Nevzat Tasbasi, Anton Velichkov, Uwe Kloos, Gabriela Tullius)

The development and usefulness of an automatic physical load evaluation tool (Tim Bosch, Reinier Könemann, Gu van Rhijn, Harshada Patel, Sarah Sharples)

Current trends in motion capture: technologies and applications (José Manuel Jiménez)
16:45 – 17:15 FIM B1-Hall Coffee Break
17:15 – 18:05 FIM B1-SA Combined Track (Scientific + Industrial) - AUGMENTED REALITY

Scientific paper:

Indoor Tracking for Large Area Industrial Mixed Reality (Fabian Scheer and Stefan Müller)

Industrial paper:

A Full-Body Mirror System for Phantom Limb Pain Rehabilitation (Eray Molla, Ronan Boulic)
17:15 – 18:15 FIM B1-H1003 Industrial Track - AUGMENTED REALITY

Chair: Krzysztof Walczak (Poznan University, PL)

Augmented Reality Pipe Layout Planning in the Shipbuilding Industry (Harald Wuest, Manuel Olbrich, Patrick Riess, Sabine Webel, Urlich Bockholt)

A3R: transporting the augmented reality user to another dimension through the sound (Jorge R. López Benito)

Using airplane seats as front projection screens (Panagiotis Psonis, Nikos Frangakis, Giannis Karaseitanidis)
19:35 – 21:00 (bus departs at 18:30) Meeting point at: Oficina de Información Turística, Plaza Mayor 27, Madrid Madrid Turistic Guided Tour (by foot) - Essential Madrid I

Free tour

Free transportation by bus from Conference site

Courtesy by Madrid Convention Bureau

More information about the visit at the brochure

Thursday, 18 October 2012

TIME LOCATION ACTIVITY
9:30 - 10:15 FIM B1-SA Poster Fast-forward Session
10:15 – 11:15 FIM B1-Hall Poster Session + Coffee Break
9:30 – 11:15 FIM B1-H1005 EuroVR EC meeting
11:15 – 12:30 FIM B1-SA Scientific Track - INTERACTION / HUMAN FACTORS

3D User Interfaces Using Tracked Multi-touch Mobile Devices (Curtis B. Wilkes, Dan Tilden, and Doug A. Bowman)

An Empiric Evaluation of Confirmation Methods for Optical See-Through Head-Mounted Display Calibration (Patrick Maier, Arindam Dey, Christian A. L. Waechter, Christian Sandor, Marcus Tönnis, and Gudrun Klinker)

Short Paper: Trade-Offs Related to Travel Techniques and Level of Display Fidelity in Virtual Data-Analysis Environments (Eric D. Ragan, Andrew Wood, Ryan P. McMahan, and Doug A. Bowman)
11:15 – 12:35 FIM B1-H1003 Industrial Track - VIRTUAL FACTORY

Chair: Marco Sacco (ITIA-CNR, IT)

Discrete Event Simulation using Immersive Virtual Reality for Factory Simulation (Christopher Freeman, Stephen Reddish, R. W. Scott)

Integrating production scheduling with discrete event simulation on a manufacturing line within the virtual factory framework (S. Alonso, L. Usatorre, U. Martinez de Estarrona, A. Díaz de Arcaya, A. Gonzalez- Gonzalez, J. Del Ser)

Virtual Factory Framework – HOMAG Industrial Use Case (Omar Abdul-Rahman, Gunther Riexinger, Ulrich Doll)

VFF Industrial Scenario: the COMAU case study (M. Sacco, W. Terkaj, C. Redaelli, S.Temperini, S. Sadocco)
12:45 – 13:45 CeDInt Hall Lunch
13:45 – 15:00 CeDInt Demo Session and Exhibit
15:15 – 16:15 FIM B1-SA Tutorial: Telepresence and the challenge of communicating attention, appearance and action

Speakers: David Roberts and Tobias Duckworth(University of Salford)
15:15 – 16:15 FIM B1-H1003 Industrial Track - INTERACTION

Chair: Gabriel Zachmann (University of Bremen, Germany)

Virtual Assessment Meeting: a 3D Virtual Meeting Tool Integrated with the Factory World (Maria Di Summa, Gianfranco Modoni, Gabriela Candea, Ciprian Radu, Ruggero Grafiti, Marco Sacco)

What do we miss in actual Immersive Virtual Reality Systems? (Miguel Motos)

Experimental Prototype Merging Stereo Panoramic Video and Interactive 3D Content in a 5-sided CAVETM (F.P. Luque, L. Piovano, I. Galloso, D. Garrido, E. Sánchez, C. Feijóo)
16:15 – 17:00 FIM B1-Hall Poster Session + Coffee Break
17:00 – 18:00 FIM B1-SA Scientific Track - MULTI-MODAL

Comparing Auditory and Haptic Feedback for a Virtual Drilling Task (Dominik Rausch, Lukas Aspöck, Thomas Knott, Sönke Pelzer, Michael Vorländer, and Torsten Kuhlen)

Floor-based Audio-Haptic Virtual Collision Responses (Kristopher J. Blom, Matthias Haringer, and Steffi Beckhaus)
17:00 – 18:00 FIM B1-H1003 Industrial Track - HAPTICS (Special session organized by EuroVR Haptics SIG)

Chair: Mehdi Ammi (CNRS/LIMSI, France)

Validation of a haptic virtual reality simulation in the context of industrial maintenance (Matthieu Poyade, L. Molina-Tanco, A. Reyes-Lecuona, A. Langley, M. D'Cruz, E. Frutos, S. Flores)

Haptic Motion: an Academic and Industrial achievement (Nizar Ouarti)

Usage of Haptics for Ergonomic Studies (Jerome Perret)
19:00 – 22:30 (bus departs at 18:25) Corral de la Morería

c/ Morería, 17 - 28005 Madrid
Social Event: Dinner + Show at Corral de la Morería - Tablao Flamenco

Free transportation by bus from Conference site

Friday, 19 October 2012

TIME LOCATION ACTIVITY
9:30 – 10:30 FIM B1-SA Keynote Presentation: Doug A. Bowman - Reconsidering the Importance of Realism in Virtual Reality
10:30 – 11:15 FIM B1-Hall Poster Session + Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30 FIM B1-SA Scientific Track - DISPLAYS

Fast Motion Rendering for Single-Chip Stereo DLP Projectors (Marcel Lancelle, Gerrit Voß, and Dieter W. Fellner)

Networked Displays for VR Applications: Display as a Service (Alexander Löffler, Luciano Pica, Hilko Hoffmann, and Philipp Slusallek)

Short Paper: Redirected Steering for Virtual Self-Motion Control with a Motorized Electric Wheelchair (Loren Puchalla Fiore, Lane Phillips, Gerd Bruder, Victoria Interrante, and Frank Steinicke)
11:15 – 12:15 FIM B1-H1003 Industrial Track - DESIGN, ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING (Special session organized by EuroVR DEM SIG)

Chair: Philippe Gravez (CEA LIST, France)

Innovation in space domain multidisciplinary engineering mixing MBSE, VR and AR (Valter Basso, Lorenzo Rocci, Mauro Pasquinelli, Carlo Vizzi, Christian Bar, Manuela Marello, Michele Cencetti, Francesco Becherini)

X-Fitting tools for engineering (Philippe Gravez)

Hybrid and Computational Design Tools within an Open Design Environment (Robert Wendrich)
12:45 – 13:45 CeDInt Hall Lunch
13:45 – 15:00 CeDInt Demo Session and Exhibit
15:15 – 16:50 FIM B1-H1003 Industrial Track - VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS FOR TRAINING AND EDUCATION (Special session organized by EuroVR VETE SIG)

Chair: Mariano Luis Alcaniz Raya (University of Valencia, Spain)

Gaming to assist children with celebral palsy (Giannis Karaseitanidis)

A haptic paradigm to learn how to drive a non-motorised vehicle manipulated through an articulated mechanism (Pierre Martin, Nicolas Férey, Céline Clavel, Patrick Bourdot)

VR for training occupational, safety and health (OSH) in small-to-medium enterprises (Roland Blach)

System Effectiveness vs. Task Complexity in Low Cost AR Solutions for Maintenance: a Study Case (Mauricio Hincapié M., Andrea Caponio, Mario Ortega, Jose L. Alcazar, Eduardo González M., Manuel Contero, Mariano Alcañíz)

VR for assembly training in Volvo (Dennis Saluaar)
17:00 – 17:30 FIM B1-SA Closing Session and Awards

Presented Posters:

Presented Demos:

Exhibitors:

Keynote Presentations

Reconsidering the Importance of Realism in Virtual Reality

Doug A. Bowman

Virginia Tech, USA

Abstract

It is often implied or assumed that the ultimate goal of VR (and other mixed reality) systems is the perfect reproduction of reality. Many people believe that graphics, audio, haptics, physics, and interaction should all be as indistinguishable fromthe real world as possible. In other words, the Star Trek Holodeck is seen as the gold standard of VR systems. The word “reality” is even part of the name of our field! However, increasing realism can have a steep cost, and evidence for the benefits of higher levels of realism is often lacking. In this talk, I want to take a step back to evaluate how, when, and why we should be seeking for high levels of realism. I will review a decade of research in my group focusing on understanding the effects of various types of realism in VR systems, and will draw some potentially surprising conclusions about where our research efforts should be focused and how much realism is enough.

Short Biography

Doug A. Bowman is Professor of Computer Science at Virginia Tech, where he directs the 3D Interaction Research Group and the Center for Human-Computer Interaction. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. His research interests include 3D user interfaces, interaction techniques for virtual environments, the benefits of immersion in VR, and large high-resolution displays. He is a co-author of the book “3D User Interfaces: Theory and Practice”, and was awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER grant for his work on domain-specific 3D user interfaces. He has published more than 100 articles in peerreviewed journals and conferences, and was named a Distinguished Scientist by the ACM in 2010.

An Overview of the Portfolio in 3D Real-Time Technologies by ARTEC (UVEG-Spain)

Pedro Morillo

Universidad de Valencia, Spain

Abstract

The collaboration among universities has a key role in the successful evaluation of European projects and programs. In this sense, the Spanish Education Ministry (MCyT) maintains a program to facilitate research groups a wide spread communication of their research results to another international universities in order to establish future collaborations in terms of projects, publications, staff and students exchange, etc.

The aim of this presentation is to provide an overview of the research done over the last years by the ARTEC (Advanced Research and Technological Expansion in Computer graphics) research group, belonging to the University of Valencia (Spain). ARTEC is focused on the fields of Real Time Computer Graphics involving the development of applications and technologies based on Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). The group was born in 1992 with the idea to provide technological answers to the problems related to the training and the re-education of drivers in difficult driving situations. Nowadays, ARTEC is composed of more than 35 members including full-time professors, associate professors, PhD candidates and master students who have finished their researches in the centre. This multidisciplinary team includes Software Engineers, Electronic Engineers, Physics, Mathematics and Graphic Designers. The work developed for the last five years have covered a wide range of topics in the domain on VR and AR technologies ranging from interactive visualization applications with virtual actors to integrated simulation systems including custom immersive visualization devices.

Short Biography

Pedro Morillo received the M.S. degree (1998) in Computer Engineering from the University of Valencia (Spain) and the Ph.D. (2004), from the same university, with a dissertation about "Improving the Performance in Distributed Virtual Environments". Currently, Dr. Morillo is an Associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Valencia (Spain), and the ProjectManager of the ARTEC (Advanced Research and Technological Expansion in Computer graphics) R&D group leading a group of 35 researchers in VR/AR technologies. Furthermore, his research addresses distributed VR/AR environments systems, advanced human-system interfaces, and the Multimodal Man-machine Interface (MMI) for telemedicine and medical applications.

He served also as Visiting Scientist at Iowa State University (Ames, IO, USA) in 2004, University of Louisiana (Lafayette, LA, USA) in 2006 and CAU Chung-Ang University (Seoul, Korea) in 2009.

For more details on his work, go to: http://informatica.uv.es/~pmorillo

Tutorial

Telepresence and the challenge of communicating attention, appearance and action

David Roberts and Tobias Duckworth

University of Salford, UK

Abstract

A grand challenge shared between computer science and communication technology is reproducing the face-to-face meeting across a distance. At present, we are some way from reproducing many of the semantics of a face-to-face meeting. Furthermore, while we can reproduce some in certain mediums and others in others, we are currently unable to reproduce most in any. For example while some mediums can show us what someone really looks like and others what or who they are really looking at, communicating both together has not yet been achieved to any reasonable quality across a reasonable distance.

This tutorial begins by explaining some of the primary challenges in reproducing the face to face meeting and goes on to show how our research is examining both the problems and solutions. We compare the approaches of “telepresent” video conferencing, immersive virtual environments, and 3D video based tele-immersion.

A central theme is the communication of appearance, attention and action. We explain why video conferencing can faithfully reproduce attention and intent of action, while virtual reality can not faithfully communicate appearance, and how close free viewpoint 3D video based telepresence is coming close to doing both. We look at tracking technologies for driving avatars, ranging from from eye-trackers to the Kinect, and various ways of capturing people with multi-stream video and reproducing them in 3D video.

Instructions for Presenters

A laptop will be available at the room for presenters to connect their USB drives. Personal laptops can also be used for presentation. If you need any special equipment or configuration for your presentation, please email us at jvrc12@fi.upm.es

Scientific track

Full paper presentations - 30 minutes including questions Short paper presentations - 15 minutes including questions

Industrial track

All presentations - 20 minutes including questions

Poster track

Installation of posters should be done on the evening of Wednesday 17th., preferably during the coffee break (16:45 to 17:15). The posters will be placed at the hall of building FIM-B1.

Remember to bring one Powerpoint slide for a 3 minutes presentation during the Fast Forward Session on Thursday (9:30 to 10:15). Email your slide to jvrc12@fi.upm.es before Wednesday 17th.

Be ready to comment your poster during the poster sessions on Thursday 18th (10:15 to 11:15) (16:15 to 17:00) and Friday (10:30 to 11:15).

Best paper award

Modifying an Identified Size of Objects Handled with Two Fingers Using Pseudo-Haptic Effects

Yuki Ban, Takuji Narumi, Tomohiro Tanikawa, and Michitaka Hirose

Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Best poster award

3DRecon, a utility for 3D reconstruction from video

T.W. Duckworth, D.J. Roberts

University of Salford, UK

Best demo award

1st. TECHTILE toolkit (Kouta Minamizawa), Keio University, Graduate School of Media Design, Japan

2nd. LifeBC (Enhancing the Building Lifecycle Management using Augmented Reality) (Sabine Webel), Fraunhofer IGD – CSTB, Germany

3rd. Calimaco (Support for a personalized visualization and exploration of document collections using virtual environments and gestural interaction (Angelica de Antonio, Martín Abente, Cristian Moral, Daniel Klepel), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Venue

The conference will be held in Madrid, Spain, at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid's Campus of International Excellence in Montegancedo, at the facilities of the Computer Science School and the Center for Smart Environments and Energy Efficiency (CeDInt).

Madrid is the capital of Spain and is located at the crossroads between Europe, America and Africa. It has excellent connections by air with the main cities of the world.

Centuries of art and culture have endowed Madrid with museums, palaces and castles. Madrid has the greatest art collection in the world, with the Prado, Reina Sofía and Thyssen museums, as well as some 70 other museums, innumerable monuments and a wide and varied programme of concerts, ballet and opera.

Feel free to visit this website about Madrid tourism.

Conference Site

The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is the oldest and largest of the Spanish technical universities.

Located about 15 kms from the city center, and set in the midst of a green space, the Computer Science School has good travel links, especially since the Montepríncipe residential development, right next to the Computer Science School, was recently connected to Madrid's Light Railway system. There are four additional bus lines that provide access to the campus.

The Computer Science School offers students a number of facilities including 17 lecture theatres, 14 computer suites with a total of 302 workstations, a library with over 28,000 items and a reading room with capacity for 218, a cafeteria, four seminar rooms, an assembly hall, a documentation centre, a videoconferencing room, a group study room and rooms equipped for laptop use.

The Computer Science School's six buildings are set in landscaped grounds, including a recreational area furnished with picnic tables and a lake where students can relax in their leisure time. Montegancedo is the UPM's most modern campus and has newly built sports facilities, including a synthetic 7-aside football pitch, basketball court, fitness room and two tennis courts.

Organizers

JVRC2012 will be jointly hosted by:

Travel

By Plane

Madrid-Barajas is the international airport of Madrid. The airport has many connections with the city:


By train

The Spanish railway network is operated by Renfe , being Atocha the Central Station in Madrid. The station is located in the City Center and has connections with all train lines and with underground line 1.

Accomodation

Celuisma Florida Norte - City Center - 4*

Located 15 minutes by underground (Line 10 from Principe Pío to Colonia Jardín) plus 15 minutes by bus (Line 591 from Colonia Jardín to Facultad de Informática) from the Computer Science School of the UPM. Underground and train stations and bus interchange are all within a 2 minutes distance walking from the hotel (airport is directly reachable from this train station). By car, the hotel is located 18 kms from the Computer Science School (around 20 minutes).

The hotel is located in the city center, within a 15 minutes distance by underground from many cultural and touristic attractions of Madrid, as Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Palacio real, Catedral de la Almudena or Gran Via (theaters street), and near many gardens like Campo del Moro, Jardines de Sabatini or Jardines de Plaza de España.

Rates range from 71EUR for a single room to 84EUR for a twin/double room. All rates are inclusive of bed, full breakfast and VAT.

To make the reservation, please contact directly with the hotel at reservas.florida@celuisma.com indicating the reference code JVRC.

More details of the hotel here.


Hotel Principe Pio - City Center - 3*

Located 15 minutes by underground (Line 10 from Principe Pío to Colonia Jardín) plus 15 minutes by bus (Line 591 from Colonia Jardín to Facultad de Informática) from the Computer Science School of the UPM. Underground and train stations and bus interchange are all within a 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel (airport is directly reachable from this train station). By car, the hotel is located 16 kms from the Computer Science School (around 18 minutes).

The hotel is located in the city center, within a walking distance from many cultural and touristic attractions of Madrid, as Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Palacio Real, Catedral de la Almudena or Gran Via (theaters street), and near many gardens like Campo del Moro, Jardines de Sabatini or Jardines de Plaza de España.

The rate is 77EUR both for individual and twin/double rooms, inclusive of bed, full breakfast and VAT.

To make the reservation, please contact directly with the hotel at reservas@hotelprincipepio.com indicating the reference code Congreso Internacional de Realidad Virtual.

More details of the hotel here.


Espahotel Plaza de España - City Center - 3*

Located 17 minutes by underground (Line 10 from Plaza de España to Colonia Jardín) plus 15 minutes by bus (Line 591 from Colonia Jardín to Facultad de Informática) from the Computer Science School of the UPM. Underground station is within a 2 minutes walking distance from the hotel. By car, the hotel is located 17 kms from the Computer Science School (around 18 minutes).

The hotel is located in the city center, within a walking distance from many cultural and touristic attractions of Madrid, as Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Palacio Real, Catedral de la Almudena or Gran Via (theaters street), and near many gardens like Campo del Moro, Jardines de Sabatini or Jardines de Plaza de España.

Rates range from 78,50EUR for a single room to 85,70EUR for a twin/double room. All rates are inclusive of bed, full breakfast and VAT.

To make the reservation, indicate the reference code JVRC12 as promotional code while reserving at http://www.apartamentos-plazaespana.com/en/.

More details of the hotel here.


Espahotel Gran Via - City Center - 3*

Located 17 minutes by underground (Line 10 from Plaza de España to Colonia Jardín) plus 15 minutes by bus (Line 591 from Colonia Jardín to Facultad de Informática) from the Computer Science School of the UPM. Underground station is within a 2 minutes walking distance from the hotel. By car, the hotel is located 17 kms from the Computer Science School (around 18 minutes).

The hotel is located in the city center, within a walking distance from many cultural and touristic attractions of Madrid, as Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Palacio Real, Catedral de la Almudena or Gran Via (theaters street), and near many gardens like Campo del Moro, Jardines de Sabatini or Jardines de Plaza de España.

Rates range from 78,50EUR for a single room to 85,70EUR for a twin/double room. All rates are inclusive of bed, full breakfast and VAT.

To make the reservation, indicate the reference code JVRC12 as promotional code while reserving at http://www.apartamentos-granvia.com/en/.

More details of the hotel here.


Holiday Inn Pirámides - City Center - 3*

Located 16 minutes by underground (Line 5 from Pirámides to Aluche) plus 20 minutes by bus (Line 591 from Aluche to Facultad de Informática) from the Computer Science School of the UPM. Underground and train stations are both within a one minute walking distance from the hotel (airport is directly reachable from this train station). By car, the hotel is located 20 kms from the Computer Science School (around 22 minutes).

The hotel is located in the city center, within a 15 minutes distance by underground from many cultural and touristic attractions of Madrid, as Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Palacio Real, Catedral de la Almudena or Gran Via (theaters street).

Rates range from 77EUR for a single room to 85,80EUR for a twin/double room. All rates are inclusive of bed, full breakfast and VAT.

To make the reservation, please contact directly with the hotel at j.recepcion@himadridpiramides.com indicating the reference code Congreso de Realidad Virtual.

More details of the hotel here.


NH Ciudad de la Imagen - Pozuelo de Alarcón - 3*

Located 10 minutes by bus (Line 573 from Paseo del Príncipe N.1 to Facultad de Informática) from the Computer Science School of the UPM. Bus station is within a one minute walking distance from the hotel. By car, the hotel is located 6 kms from the Computer Science School (around 10 minutes).

The hotel is located in Ciudad de la Imagen, where is hosted the leisure center Kinepolis, with one of the biggest cinemas resort in Madrid. The city center is reachable by public transport in around 40 minutes.

Rates range from 77EUR for a single room to 88EUR for a twin/double room. All rates are inclusive of bed, full breakfast and VAT.

To make the reservation, please contact directly with the hotel at nhciudadimagen@nh-hotels.com indicating the reference code 5877161 .-. COT CONGR UPM 16-19.09.2012.

More details of the hotel here.


Eurostars i-Hotel - Pozuelo de Alarcón - 4*

Located 10 minutes by bus (Line 573 from Paseo del Príncipe N.1 to Facultad de Informática) from the Computer Science School of the UPM. Bus station is within a 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel. By car, the hotel is located 7 kms from the Computer Science School (around 10 minutes).

The hotel is located in Ciudad de la Imagen, where is hosted the leisure center Kinepolis, with one of the biggest cinemas resort in Madrid. The city center is reachable by public transport in around 40 minutes.

Rates range from 88EUR for a single room to 93,50EUR for a twin/double room. All rates are inclusive of bed, full breakfast and VAT.

To make the reservation, please contact directly with the hotel at comercial@eurostarsihotel.com indicating the reference code Congreso Realidad Virtual.

More details of the hotel here.


H2 Boadilla - Boadilla del Monte - 3*

Located 3 minutes by tram (Line ML3 from Prado del Espino to Montepríncipe) plus 10 minutes by walk from the Computer Science School of the UPM. Tram station is within a 3 minutes walking distance from the hotel. By car, the hotel is located 3 kms from the Computer Science School (around 5 minutes).

The hotel is located in bussiness area of Boadilla del Monte, near the finantial city of Banco Santander and the leisure center Kinepolis, with one of the biggest cinemas resort in Madrid. The city center is reachable by public transport in around 1 hour.

Rates range from 60EUR for a single room to 65EUR for a twin/double room. All rates are inclusive of bed, full breakfast and VAT.

To make the reservation, please contact directly with the hotel at boadilla@hoteles2.com indicating the reference code Congreso Internacional de Realidad Virtual.

More details of the hotel here.


Map and locations

Below we show the location of the proposed hotels as well as of the Computer Science School of the UPM and other leisure and cultural interesting places, as the location of the restaurant where the Social Event will take place.


See JVRC12 - Locations in a larger map.


To make a reservation

If you would like to make a reservation or require further details for any of the above, please contact directly with the hotel via email indicating the reference number provided. Please note that these are special rates offered to the JVRC'12 attendees reserving with enough anticipation. All rates are subject to availability.

Sponsors

We invite you to support the JVRC 2012 in Madrid, Spain.

The conference focuses on Virtual Environment as well as Mixed and Augmented Reality technology including software systems, display technology, interaction devices, and applications. JVRC is not only a scientific venue but also a platform for exchange between researchers, technology providers, and end users around commercial or research applications. Besides scientific presentations, industry-oriented panels (automotive, cluster technology, etc.) as well as vendor and laboratory exhibitions create a unique opportunity to see, discuss and share the latest innovations and developments.

Supporting the symposium demonstrates strong relations to the Virtual Reality community and provides direct access to research and development partners and potential clients. We expect between 150 and 200 international participants at the symposium making it the largest European event in its domain.

Several levels of sponsoring are proposed and sponsoring can also be combined with the exhibition.

For more details on Sponsoring opportunities, please contact:

Conference co-chairs:

Contact: jvrc12+chairs@fi.upm.es

Sponsored by

UPM ICAT
EGVE EuroVR

Contact

For further information send your inquiries to jvrc12@fi.upm.es.