My Talk at 10-Jan-2010: Synthetic Reality: The Science and Applications of Virtual, Mixed, and Augmented Reality (IBM Haifa)

The Advanced Virtuality Lab (AVL), Sammy Ofer School of Communications, IDC, in cooperation with the IBM Haifa Research Lab.

Synthetic Reality is a symposium that combines keynote addresses, presentations of research papers, poster sessions, technical demonstrations, an industrial track, and tutorials. The event will provide an opportunity for researchers from multiple disciplines to discuss the science and applications of synthetic realities.

Full Program (see here) (main site)

9:00 Registration

9:30 Opening remarks

10:00 Keynote: Embodied Media and Mixed Reality for Social and Physical Interactive Communication
Prof. Adrian David Cheok, Director of Mixed-Reality Lab, National University of Singapore

11:00 Invited Talk: Technology Supported Collaboration Paradigms for Rehabilitation: From Physical to Virtual
Prof. Patrice L. (Tamar) Weiss,
Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa

11:30 Break

Session 1: Science & Technology
Session chair: Benny Cohen, IBM

Virtual Reality, Brain & Enhancement of Human Capabilities: Emerging Technologies Applications
Miriam Reiner, Technion, Son Preminger, Weizmann Institute of Science

Natural Multisensory VE-Game Evokes Behavioral & Neural Enhancement
Irit Birnboim, Technion

In-Place Augmented Reality
Nate Hagbi, Oriel Bergig, Jihad El- Sana, Klara Kedem, Ben Gurion University. Mark Billinghurst, Uni. Of Canterbury, New Zealand

Virtual Worlds: State of Standards Q4 2009 Yesha Sivan, Shenkar College of Eng. and Design & Metaverse Labs

Social Signal Processing: Tracking Group Interaction in Mixed Reality
Eyal Dim and Tsvi Kuflik, Uni. Of Haifa

13:15 Lunch
During lunch interactive demos will be presented in the lobby
– David Burden and Hanan Gazit , Daden Limited, MetaverSense,Virtual Worlds for Education: The Joy of Creation PIVOTE System
– IDC, Virtual Studio showreel
– IDC, Second Life Bots
– IDC, Heart-rate driven HalfLife2
– SenseGraphics, Haptic-Visual VR
– Shachar Oz, Augmented Reality

Session 2: Industry and Applications
Session Chair: Miriam Reiner,

Augmented Reality for Gait Improvement in Movement Disorders Patients
Yoram Baram, Technion

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