Augmented and Virtual Reality Summer School 2020

“Immersive Presence, Augmented Visualization and Advanced Interaction”

September 7 – 12, 2020

Lecce, Italy



After careful evaluation of currently available information, including directives from the national public health authorities and the world health organization, the board decided to cancel the event. 

The decision didn’t come easy but your health and well-being remains our priority.  


Unlike the virtual reality technology that completely immerses users inside a synthetic environment where they cannot see the real world around them, Mixed Reality (MR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies permit the real-time fusion of computer-generated digital contents with the real world and allow the creation of fascinating new types of user interfaces. AR supplements reality rather than completely replacing it and the user is under the impression that the virtual and real objects coexist in the same space.

Nowadays the 3D world has become very realistic and research has been focused on 3D interaction with specific interests in natural user interfaces and tangible interfaces. Since interaction is closely related to perception, sensory interfaces are continuously evolving for a perception that is now multi-sensory.

Many applications of VR/MR/AR technologies have been developed in different fields (medicine, education, arts and cultural heritage, entertainment, military, and industry). Recently, new concepts such as Natural User Interfaces and Mobile Immersion have emerged and permit to combine these technologies with new mobile human-machine interfaces. Consequently, mobile immersion will allow users to move away from purely physical communication mode to a mixed/augmented reality communication, interaction and collaboration mode. Interactions will be natural and augmentations will become ubiquitous.

The main aim of the Augmented and Virtual Reality Summer School 2020 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 2020 are:
– cultural heritage and arts
– education
– industry
– games and serious games
– interaction and presence in virtual environment


Important Dates

– registration deadline and fee payment:  August 23, 2020
– AVR Summer School: September 7-12, 2020


General Chair

Lucio Tommaso De Paolis, University of Salento, Italy


Scientific Committee

Marco Sacco, ITIA-CNR, Italy
Patrick Bourdot, CNRS/LIMSI, University Paris-Sud, France
Paolo Proietti, MIMOS, Italy
Giovanni Aloisio, University of Salento, Italy
Monica Bordegoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Vincenzo Ferrari, EndoCAS Center, Italy
Emanuele Frontoni, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Roberto Scopigno, CNR-ISTI, Italy
Vitoantonio Bevilacqua, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Jaume Segura Garcia, Universitat de València, Spain
Fabrizio Nunnari, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Saarbrücken, Germany
Mariano Alcañiz, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Paolo Sernani, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Jaume Segura Garcia, Universitat de València, Spain
Roberto Pierdicca, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Donato Maniello, Studio Glowarp, Italy
Tommaso Pantaloni, Ubisive, Italy

Local Organizing Committee

Lucio Tommaso De Paolis, University of Salento, Italy: Scientific Organization
Ilenia Paladini, University of Salento, Italy: General Organization
Silke Miss, Virtech, Italy: Logistic and Communication


How to participate

The Summer School is open to Ph.D. and Master students, post-doctoral researchers and academic or industrial researchers.

PhD students will receive credits (CFU).

Ph.D. students 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.

Any proposal to presentation from academic or industrial researchers and Ph.D. students has to be sent to specifying the title of the presentation and a short abstract.

Preliminary program

AVRSS 2020


The AVR Summer School fee is € 700 and includes lectures, daily lunches and coffee breaks as well as social activities.

The payment of the participation fee can be carried out:

  • by credit card
  • by bank transfer

For both payment modalities is mandatory to carry out the summer school registration.

To receive the invoice for the conference registration fee, please download here the application form and return it completed.



The AVR Summer School will take place in the conference room of the Rectorate of the University of Salento.

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Rettorato Sala Convegni
Università del Salento
Piazzetta Tancredi, 7
73100 Lecce

Social Events

Welcome cocktail: Monday 7th September at 19:00

More details will be provided during lectures.



Guided tour of Lecce town: Wednesday 9th September at 18,30

More details will be provided during lectures.



Suggested Accommodations

Grand Hotel Tiziano e dei Congressi

Via Porta d’Europa – 73100 Lecce

B&B Palazzo Rollo

Via Vittorio Emanuele II, Lecce


phone: +39 0832 297736


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