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Virtual Reality Summer School 2017

“Immersive Presence, Augmented Visualization and Advanced Interaction”

June 18-23, 2017

Torre dell’Orso (Lecce), Italy

 

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. On the other hand, using smart phones and tablets the augmented perception of real world is becoming more and more common; however, several questions subsist on engineering of these new systems.

The main aim of the Virtual Reality Summer School is to propose a privileged moment for stimulating discussions and exchanging scientific experiences and technical results related to the Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies.

The Summer School is open to Ph.D. and Master students, post-doctoral researchers and academic or industrial researchers. Researchers of university and industry who want to present the results of their projects or give a lecture on a specific topic concerning the virtual and augmented reality technologies are welcome. Ph.D. students are encouraged to submit their research-in-progress presentation during the summer school. Master students are strongly encouraged to participate at the school.

Lectures will span topics from virtual environments and augmented reality applications to 3D user interfaces and required technology to enable these environments to a wide range of applications.

The main thematic areas of the Virtual Reality Summer School are:

– medicine
– cultural heritage and arts
– architecture
– education
– industry and military
– games and serious games
– interaction and presence in VE

 

Important Dates

– proposal to presentation on behalf of Ph.D. students and researchers: April 30, 2017
– registration deadline and fee payment: May 31, 2017 June 10, 2017
– VR Summer School: June 18-23, 2017

 

Scientific Committee

Lucio Tommaso De Paolis, University of Salento, Italy
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
Patrick Bourdot, CNRS/LIMSI, University Paris-Sud, France
Giuseppe Ceraudo, Università del Salento, Italy
Veronica Ferrari, Università del Salento, Italy

 

Local Organizing Committee

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

 

Program

Download here the Salento AVR 2017 detailed scientific program.

 

Lectures

Vitoantonio Bevilacqua – Politecnico di Bari, Italy
3D vs 2D Medical Images Framework for early diagnosis, optimized prognosis and substainable therapy

Monica Bordegoni – Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Multisensory interactions

Patrick Bourdot – CNRS/LIMSI, University Paris-Sud, France
Interacting with VAR technologies on CAD data: overview of approaches, new challenges and some recent results

Giuseppe Ceraudo, Veronica Ferrari – Università del Salento, Italy
Archaeologists Drone on: New Technology in Archaeology

Lucio Tommaso De Paolis – Università del Salento, Italy
Augmented Reality in surgery

Vincenzo Ferrari – Università di Pisa, Italy
Introduction to machine vision and applications in surgery

Emanuele Frontoni – Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality for Digital Cultural Heritage: a review

Jaume Segura Garcia – Universitat de València, Spain
Virtual acoustics applications for existing and non-existing cultural heritage buildings

Fabrizio Nunnari – German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Saarbrücken, Germany
Fast prototyping of interactive 3D applications with Blender

Paolo Sernani – Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Unity3D: configuring an AR application

Roberto Scopigno – ISTI-CNR, Italy
Applications of VR/AR technologies to CH: issues and opportunities

 

Academic/Young Researcher

Monday 19th June

Yujiro Okuya – CNRS/LIMSI, University Paris-Sud, France
Shape-based CAD deformation with haptic feedback in immersive platform
Rui Filipe Antunes – BioISI, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Self-organizing population of historical characters in the reconstruction of medieval Mértola

 

Tuesday 20th June

Markus Wallmyr – Mälardalen University, Sweden
Delivering new means for interaction with operators, supporting the increased information exchange in industry 4.0

Lyuba Alboul – Centre for Automation and Robotics Research, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Merging realities in space and time

 

Wednesday 21st June

Chiara Indraccolo – Università del Salento, Italy
Use of Myo for a touchless interaction with 3D models in augmented reality applications
Salvatore Muscatello – Università del Salento, Italy
Augmented visualization and touchless interaction in heart surgery

 

Thursday 22nd June

Gianpaolo D’Errico, Concetta Botrugno – Università del Salento, Italy
Augmented reality and drones in archaeology: integration between Wikitude SDK and DJI Mobile SDK for the development of location-based AR applications

 

Friday 23nd June

Valerio De Luca – Università del Salento, Italy
Polygon detection in technical drawing boards
Afonso Gonçalves – Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, Portugal
KAVE: a Kinect based open-source Unity plugin for CAVE automatic virtual environments – multi-display capabilities with motion parallax support made easy

 

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 virtual and augmented reality technologies are welcome.

Any proposal to presentation from academic or industrial researchers and Ph.D. students has to be sent to vr-summerschool@unisalento.it specifying the title of the presentation; the abstract should be one page long.

Industrial leaders who want to propose a European project related to summer school topics are also welcome.

The Virtual Reality Summer School fee is € 600 and includes lectures, daily lunches and coffee breaks as well as social activities.

 

Payment

The payment of the Summer School participation fee can be carried out:

  • by bank transfer
  • by credit card

For both payment modalities is mandatory to carry out the Summer School registration.

Bank transfer details:
Beneficiary: Augmented and Virtual Reality for Medicine srl
Bank name: Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL)
IBAN: IT 13 V 01005 79650 0000 0000 4381
SWIFT: BNLIITRR

Reason: VR Summer School 2017 + name of person attending the Summer School.

Registration – Payment

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

For further information, please contact chairs at vr-summerschool@unisalento.it.

 

Venue

The VR Summer School will be held at the Hotel Belvedere in Torre dell’Orso (Melendugno), Lecce, Italy.

Hotel Belvedere
Via Alessandro Volta, 37
73026 Torre dell’Orso (Melendugno), Lecce, Italy
phone: +39 0832 841244

www.hotelbelvederesalento.com

Check-in 18/06/2017 – Check-out 23/06/2017 (5 nights)

Standard single room: € 360,00
Classic double room dependance: € 550,00
Standard triple room: € 750,00
Deluxe triple room: € 937,50 (in dependance € 687,50)
Classic quadruple in dependance: € 825,00

Please contact the hotel in order to book your room.

 

Alternative accommodations

B&B Casa del Turista
phone: +39 0832 841006
www.albergocasadelturista.com

Campeggio Sentinella
phone: +39 389 203 8450
www.campeggiosentinella.it

Agricampeggio Lama Torre Dell’Orso
phone: +39 339 257 9086
www.agricampeggiolama.it

 

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Shuttle service

A shuttle service (not included in the registration fee) will be available from Brindisi airport to the school venue in Torre dell’Orso and vice versa.

The shuttle service must be booked.

If you are interested, please send an email to info@salentodriver.it specifying the number of people or contact the travel agency by phone (+39 0833 931531 or +39 328 6357292)

The shuttle driver will be waiting for you outside the arrivals area of the terminal.

 

Social event

Sunday 18th June – Welcome cocktail

To welcome the participants at the school venue, a special cocktail will be offered to all attendants in the wonderful atmosphere of the Hotel Belvedere.

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Tuesday 20th June – Pizzica dance show

Pizzica is a popular Italian folk dance, originally from the Salento peninsula  and later spreading throughout all the Puglia and Calabria regions and eastern Basilicata. The traditional pizzica is danced while embracing a partner. This hug need not necessarily involve two individuals of opposite sexes, and often two women can be seen dancing together.

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Wednesday 21st June – Beach activities

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Thursday 22nd June – Guided visit of Zinzulusa Caves

Just few kilometers north of Castro, there are the Zinzulusa Caves, the most famous karst cave along the Apulian coastline and considered to be one of the most important examples in Italy. The name comes from the word zinzuli, meaning rags. In fact the extensive collection of stalactites and stalagmites that fill this cave look like rags hanging from the ceiling.

The excavated part is huge but only a small portion is open to the public and it can only be visited on a guided tour and the cave consists of three different areas:

  • the entrance leads to the Corridoio delle Meraviglie (Corridor of Marvels) which preserves the best rock formations;
  • a crypt area, called Duomo (Cathedral), where smooth walls soar 25 meters above the floor level, creating a rather enormous room. The area was used to be inhabited by bats which have left for less crowded areas;
  • the final section of the cave is called Cocito and reaches up to 160 meters beyond the entrance.

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Contact

e-mail: vr-summerschool@unisalento.it
phone: +39 0832 297736

 

Sponsors and Partnerships

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