SAVE THE DATE: JVWR ICIS2013 Workshop "Via the Looking Glass" Milan, Italy, Sunday 15-Dec-2013

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SAVE THE DATE: Milan, Italy; 15 Dec. 2013 13:00-18:00 (Location: Bocconi University, TBD)
JVWR ICIS2013 Event
Via the Looking Glass: Milan, Italy. Sunday 15-Dec-2013.
Time: 13:00-18:00
Location: Bocconi University, TBD

Live Demo of Google Glass, Oculus Rift & Reflection on 3D3C Worlds

Agenda:13:00-14:00 Gathering + Lunch
   Getting to know each other.

14:00-14:30 Intro to Google Glass + Demo + Q&A
     David Zakariaie, Google Glass Explorer. LA, CA; USA
14:30-15:00 Intro to Oculus Rift + Demo + Q&A
     Yesha Sivan, Tel Aviv; Israel

15:00-15:15 Break

15:15-16:30 Invited talks —  TBD
    based on CfP: 3D3C Virtual Worlds – Topical Lantern Review

16:30-17:00 Lightning Talks
     Quick papers and budding research
17:00-17:30 Editors’ perspective: Advancing Research – Springer / JVWR
    David Gefen (Moderator), Yesha Sivan (JVWR, Managing Editor), Christian Rauscher (Springer, Editor, Business/Economics)


Intro to Google Glass + Demo + Q&A
David Zakariaie, Google Glass Explorer. LA, CA; USA

In this presentation David who is one of the explorers in the Google Glass Explorer program will give us an overview of the Glass itself and its ecosystem:

•    Components of Glass
•    GDK (Glass Development Kit) and Mirror Api’s
•    Special Considerations (Privacy, Battery Life, Radiation)
•    Core Capabilities
•    Sample Application

Intro to Oculus Rift + Demo + Q&A
Yesha Sivan,

•    Components of Rift
•    SDK (Development Kit)
•    Special Considerations (TBD)
•    Core Capabilities
•    Sample Applications

Invited sessions

Based on JVWR issue CfP: 3D3C Virtual Worlds – Topical Lantern Review Review
•   TBD
•   TBD
•   TBD

Lightning talks

•   TBD
•   TBD
•   TBD

If you wish to present a poster and a short lightning talk about your work. The purpose of the lightning talk is to get to know each other, and give light to budding research.

Dates for Second Round:
15-Sep-2013: Poster & Lightning talk submission.
23-Sep-2013: Decision to submitter.
Send proposals to tzafnat.shpak AT

EdAdvancing Research – Springer / JVWR
David Gefen, MIS Prof. at Drexel Uni., Moderator with Yesha Sivan, JVWR Managing Editor, and Christian Rauscher, Editor, Business, Operations Research & Information Systems
Springer, Germany

David Gefen ([email protected]) is a Professor of MIS at Drexel University, Philadelphia USA, where he teaches IS Outsourcing, Strategic Management of Information Systems, Database Analysis and Design, VB.NETprogramming, SAS and data-mining, and research methodologies. David has authored some of the most cited papers in MIS about trust and about gender in the context of IS adoption, outsourcing, and online markets. He received his Ph.D. in CIS from Georgia State University and a M.Sc. in MIS from Tel-Aviv University. Before becoming an academic David was a chief programmer and systems analyst, and then senior manager of a large logistics information system.  His research findings have been published in some of the leading journals, including MISQ, ISR, IEEE TEM, JMIS, Omega, and JAIS. David is an author of a textbook on Advanced VB.NET Programming Web and Desktop Applications in ADO.NET and ASP.NETin 2004 and a book on the Art of IS Outsourcing in 2011. David is currently a senior editor in MISQ, the leading academic journal in the Management Information Systems discipline, as was previously a senior editor with JMIS andDATABASE.

Looking forward to hearing from you,


Yesha Sivan
Managing Editor, The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research
Professor at the Management Information System Program, Tel Aviv Academic College
Founder, Metaverse-Labs Ltd.

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