Industry Event

With the aim to foster interaction between market players and key researchers in the area an Industry Event took place last November 2008 in Torino with the collaboration of View08 conference (http://industry.peachbit.org). All the presentations of the event can be downloaded from here :

Wednesday 12/11/08  
09:00-09:20 Welcome address
Giulio Ruffini
Peach CA Coordinator
09:20-10:00 KEYNOTE SPEECH
Pervasive Media: A digital overlay on the physical world
Phil Stenton
Manager, mscapes research, Pervasive Computing Lab, HP Labs (UK)
10:00-11:00 SESSION 1 - PROMISING APPLICATION FIELDS

Overview on the Presence market (PEACH EU Project)
Gianluca Zaffiro
Project Manager, Telecom Italia (Italy)

Brainwave-reading technology for the mass consumer market
Greg Hyver
VP Marketing, NeuroSky (USA)

11:15-12:15

JOINT VIEW - PEACH ROUND TABLE

Glenn Entis, Educator and Consultant Former SVP, Chief Technology Officer, EA
Giulio Ruffini, PEACH project coordinator and Director, Starlab
Michael Rubin, Author "DroidmaKer"
Phil Stenton, Manager, mscapes research, Pervasive Computing Lab, HP Labs
Will Wright, Game Developer and Designer Maxis - Elecronic Arts

Moderator: Bruce Grenville, Senior Curator Vancouver Art Gallery

12:15-13:15

SESSION 2 - TRAINING & EDUCATION
Chairperson: Ralph Schroeder, James Martin Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute (UK)

Augmented reality for industrial maintenance: a real-life example
Franco Tecchia Professor, Computer Graphics, PERCRO - Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy)

Visage|SDK: creating and animating lifelike virtual characters
Marco Fratarcangeli
Senior Software Architect, Visage Technologies (Sweden)

13:15-14:15

Lunch

14:15 - 16:15

SESSION 3 - (TELE)COMMUNICATIONS
Chairperson: Francesco Vatalaro, Professor, University of Rome "Tor Vergata" (Italy)

The Telepresence Experience: Solutions and Challenges for Virtual Collaboration
Joshua McCloud
Defense Architect, Cisco (USA)

Co-presence technologies in the real world: overview, analysis and outlook
Ralph Schroeder
James Martin Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute (UK)

Psychologically augmented social interaction over networks (PASION EU Project)
Fabrizio Davide
Manager, Telecom Italia (Italy)

Next-Generation Virtual Teams
A. Remy Malan
Vice President, Enterprise, Qwaq, Inc. (USA)

16:15-16:30

Coffee break
Terrazza Giolitti

16:30-18:30

SESSION 4 - PRESENCE TECHNOLOGIES
Chairperson: Igor S. Pandži?, Professor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering & Computing, University of Zagreb

Humanizing virtual agents: the role of speech technology in effective human-machine interaction
Davide Bonardo
Senior Software Architect, Loquendo (Italy)

Brain-computer interface for controlling a virtual environment (PRESENCCIA EU Project)
Guenter Edlinger
CEO, g.tec (Austria)

Holovizio - True 3D displays
P?ter Tam?s Kov?cs
Lead software engineer, Holografika (Hungary)

Augmented reality on mobile phones
Daniel Wagner
PostDoc Researcher, Graz University of Technology (Austria)

20:00

Cocktail & banquet dinner
Mole Antonelliana, Via Montebello 20

Thursday 13/11/08  
09:00-09:30 KEYNOTE SPEECH

The Power of Virtual Reality for Rehearsal and Training
Mel Slater
ICREA Research Professor, University of Barcelona (Spain), and University College London (UK)

09:30-11:00

SESSION 5 - PRESENCE RESEARCH
Chairperson: Stephen Dunne, Applied Neuroscience R&D Manager, Starlab (Spain)

Closing the loop - Computer to brain interfaces
Giulio Ruffini
Director, Starlab (Spain)

Master finger: a multifinger haptic interfaces for collaborative environments (IMMERSENCE EU Project)
Jorge Barrio
Researcher, Universidad Polit?cnica de Madrid (Spain)

CITYCLUSTER A virtual reality & high speed networking project
Franz Fischnaller
Chief Designer, Project & Production Manager, Fabricators (Italy)

11:00-11:15

Coffee break
Terrazza Giolitti

11:15-13:15

SESSION 6 - MARKETING & DESIGN
Chairperson: Marco Sacco, Senior Researcher, ITIA-CNR (Italy)

Face the future: animating a 3D human digital assistant
Umberto Basso
Founder & CEO, H-care (Italy)

Intelligent virtual assistants
Pilar Manch?n
CEO, Intelligent Dialogue Systems (INDISYS) (Spain)

e2-commerce (Experience E-commerce) how augmented reality application on the box will change e-commerce market and user experience
Andrea Carignano
CEO, Seac02 (Italy)

Usage of interactive 3D avatars in commercial applications
Alexander B. Reinecke
Director R&D, Charamel (Germany)

11:15-13:15

GTEC WORKSHOP
Sella Hall

Real-Time Data Processing and Feedback in Virtual Environments
CEO, g.tec medical engineering GmbH and Guger Technologies OEG, Graz (Austria)

13:15-14:15

Lunch
Terrazza Giolitti

14:15 - 16:15

SESSION 7 - MANUFACTURING & CONSTRUCTION
Chairperson: P?ter Tam?s Kov?cs, Lead software engineer, Holografika (Hungary)

How 3D modeling and visualization are changing and advancing design and construction
Mark Kauffman
Technical Lead of Design Visualization, Parsons Brinckerhoff (USA)

Automatic generation of cities from public databases, real-time interactive high-quality virtual environments without human intervention
Fulvio Dominici
Founder, Ultramundum (Italy)

DiFac: framework a comprehensive digital factory solution
Marco Sacco
Senior Researcher, ITIA-CNR (Italy)
Pietro Pittaro
Software Engineer, R&D Dept., Prima Industrie (Italy)

Virtual Reality in automotive content: system characteristics and actual use for ergonomic analysis
Silvia Quattrocolo
Product Ergonomics Dept. Manager, Centro Ricerche FIAT (Italy)

16:15-17:00

Coffee break
Interactive brain-walk across posters
Terrazza Giolitti

17:00-18:00

SESSION 8 - ENTERTAINMENT
Chairperson: Pilar Manch?n, CEO, Intelligent Dialogue Systems (INDISYS) (Spain)

Future of cinema: radically inserting audiences in the meaning-making process of storytelling
Ana Serrano
Director, CFC Media Lab (Canada)

Considerations for producers of virtual worlds for children
Lizzie Jackson
Researcher, School of Media, Arts & Design, University of Westminster (UK)

 

Demonstration available in the exhibition area only:

Virtual reality paraglider simulator and tumbler
Lorenzo Rossi
Senior Engineer, Robotics, Brain & Cognitive Sciences Dept., IIT - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)
Jes?s Ortiz
Robotics, Brain & Cognitive Sciences Dept., IIT - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)
Laura Taverna
Robotics, Brain & Cognitive Sciences Dept., IIT - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)