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Monday December 7, 2009 


Paper Track

Lab Presentations

Industrial Track

8:00 – 8:30


8:30 – 10:00

Opening session / Fast forward  (posters, demos, exhibitors)

10:00 – 10:30


10:30 – 12:00


Chair: Bernd Froehlich

Designing 3D Selection Techniques Using Ballistic and Corrective Movements L. Liu, R. van Liere (NL)

Short Paper: Role of Forces cues for path following of 3D trajectories in Virtual Reality

J. Bluteau, E. Gentaz, Y. Payan, S. Coquillart (F)

Markerless Visual Tracking for Augmented Books

K. Cho, J. Yoo, H.S. Yang (J)

Lab Presentations: Hardware, Haptics and Systems

Hirose Tanikawa Lab, The University of Tokyo - K. Nishimura, A. Hiyama, T. Tanikawa, M. Hirose (J)

Human Robots Mediated Interactions Laboratory (HRMI), from the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) - N. Mollet, R. Chellali (I)

Recent Research Activities at Hasegawa Lab. in University of Electro-Communications - S. Hasegawa (J)

The KAEMaRT Group Laboratories - M. Bordegoni, U. Cugini (I)

Mixed and Augmented Reality Research at Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) -M. Kanbara, H. Kato and Naokazu Yokoya (J)

PERCRO - Perceptual Robotics Laboratory -M. Bergamasco, C.A. Avizzano (I)

Recent Research Activities at the Integrated Media Environment Laboratory at Osaka University - H. Takemura, K. Kiyokawa (J)

CAD/VR Integration

Chair: Manfred Dangelmaier, Fraunhofer IAO

Immersive Virtuality at Dassault Systèmes, Virtual and Augmented Reality as the ultimate User Experience - David Nahon, Dassault Systeme.

Leveraging 3Dvia Virtools for comprehensive industrial visualization - Michael Adrian, Realicon

Integration of Virtual Prototyping in existing design process with TechViz - Alexis Vartanian, TechViz

Real-time collision detection software packages from 3D Inc. suitable for VR-CAD applications - Igor Goncharenko, 3D Incorporated

12:00 –14:00


14:00 – 15:30

Novel Hardware

Chair: Greg Welch

Geodesic Haptic Device for Surface Rendering U. Cugini, M. Bordegoni, M. Covarrubias, M. Antolini (I)

Particle Display System - A Large Scale Display for Public Space M. Sato, Y. Suzuki, A. Hiyama, T. Tanikawa, M. Hirose (J)

Basic Characteristics of Shear Tactile Stimulus Generated by Rotating Contactors T. Yamaguchi, Y. Ikei (J)

Lab.Presentations: Perception, Human Factors and Applications

Heudiasyc UMR CNRS 6599 Laboratory / IKI - University of Technology Compiègne and CNRS - I. Mouttapa Thouvenin (F) 

VR lab of the Intelligent System Engineering and Novel Simulation Environments Group (I-SENSE) - A. Amditis (Greece)

CERV: European Center for Virtual Reality - P. Chevaillier, P. De Loor, P. Redou, J. Tisseau, S. Vielledent (F)

Behavioral Research in the Mediterranean Virtual Reality Center - D.R. Mestre (F)

The Human Factors Research Group, University of Nottingham: Design and Evaluation of Virtual Environments - S. Sharples, S. Cobb, M. D’Cruz, R. Eastgate, H. Patel, A. Stedmon, G. Burnett, J.R. Wilson (UK)

Laboratory of Physiology of Perception and Action LPPA CNRS/Collège de France - M. Zaoui (F)

Industrial Applications 1 – Automotive

Chair: Eric Braux, BARCO

Virtual Processes between communication and product - Piero Luigi Carcerano, Carcerano

Virtual Reality, one more step for de-materialization of prototypes - Example of the HSI10 project - Jean Dauvergne, JD-R&I

Augmented Reality in vehicle engineering design at Renault - Andras Kemeny, Renault

VR for Automotive Mass Customization - Manfred Dangelmaier, Fraunhofer IAO

15:30 – 16:00


16:00 – 17:30

Sensing I

Chair: Mashahiko Inami

Opportunistic Music - M. Hachet, A. Kian, F. Berthaut, JS. Franco, M. Desainte-Catherine (F)

Scent Presentation Expressing Two Smells of Different Intensity Simultaneously- D. Noguchi, K. Ohtsu, Y. Bannai, K. Okada (J)

Short Paper : Olfactory Display: Fluid Dynamic Considerations for Realistic Odor Presentation - H. Matsukura, H. Ishida (J)

Lab Presentations: Displays, Content and Interaction

Virtual Environments and Visual Technologies at Fraunhofer IAO - M. Bues, R. Blach, M. Dangelmaier and F. Haselberger (G)

Meijo University VR Laboratory  - Y. Yanagida (J)

Presentation of the Bunraku Team, "Perception, decision and action of real and virtual humans in virtual environments and impact on real environments"  - G. Dumont (F)

Crossing Realities: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - G. Welch, H. Fuchs, J.M. Frahm, A. Lastra, M. Pollefeys (USA)

The Clausthal University Computer Graphics Lab - G. Zachmann (G)

The MOVING Research Group and Laboratory - P. Brunet, C.  Andujar (Spain)

Collaborative VR

Chair: Igor Goncharenko, 3D Incorporated

Collaborative working spaces - Eric Braux, Barco

Virtual Collaboration - a worldwide virtual engineering and communication approach - Sebastian Grimm, ICIDO

Introduction of VR into industrial enterprises - Christoph Runde, VDC




 River Boat Excursion 



Tuesday December 8, 2009 


Paper Track / Poster Session

Special track on Neurosciences and VR

Industrial Track





8:30 - 10:00

Interactive Visualization

Chair: Martin Hachet

The 3D Sketch Slice: Precise 3D Volume Annotations in Virtual Environments - J. Schild, T. Holtkämper, M. Bogen (D)

Short Paper: Echocardiogram Simulator based on Computer-Simulated Heart - K. Hirota, J. Okada, T. Washio, T. Hisada, S. Sugiura (J)

Visual Analysis of Dimensionality Reduction in an Interactive Virtual Environment for Exploring Bat Flight Kinematics - J. Chen, M. Kostandov, I.V. Pivkin, D.K. Riskin, S.M. Swartz, D.H. Laidlaw  (USA)


Using VR to study spatial cognition - Jack M. Loomis (USA)

Is presence in VR a technological or a psychological issue, or both? - Daniel Mestre (F)

Digital Humans

Chair: Frédéric Rabellino, Volvo 3P

Virtual Ergonomic Assessment System using Digital Hand - Yui ENDO, AIST

Workstations Ergonomics improvements with immersive simulation - Alexandre Bouchet, CLARTE

A Modular and Multi-level Software Suite dedicated to Virtual Humans - Stéphane Donikian, Golaem

Digital humans for ergonomic design of products: challenges and current researches - Xuguang WANG, INRETS

10:00 – 10:30


10:30 – 12:00


Perception and Action

Natural Walking through Virtual World: VR as a tool  to study human walking behavior  - Marc Ernst ( D)

Skill accelerators using multimodal VR interfaces - Benoit Bardy (F)

Industrial Applications 2 – Automotive

Chair: Jérôme Perret, HAPTION

R-Screen : an example of using virtual reality at Renault - Catherine Raptis, Renault and Lionel Dominjon, CLARTE

Immersive Evaluations of Car Concepts - Ralf Rabätje, Volkswagen

Real time ray tracing applied on non-planar surface for truck’s visibility regulation checking - Frédéric Rabellino, Volvo3P

Virtual Reality technologies used to optimise decommissioning scenarios - Caroline Chabal, CEA

12:00 –14:00


14:00 –15:30


Chair: Bruno Raffin

Collaborative Interaction in Co-Located Two-User Scenarios - H. Salzmann, B. Fröhlich (D)

Multi-scale Manipulation in Indoor Scenes with the World in Miniature Metaphor - R. Trueba, C. Andujar, F. Argelaguet (SP)

Short Paper: Tree-shaded screen: A Propeller type screen for Public Art - K. Nishimura, Y. Suzuki, Y. Tokuda, T. Iida, T. Kajinami, T. Tanikawa, M. Hirose (J)



(starting at 14:45)


Medicine, Therapy and Rehabilitation

Motor Cognition, virtual reality and biomedical applications. - Thierry Pozzo (F)

VR Interaction

Chair: Alexandre Bouchet, CLARTE

Enabling VR interaction in occluded compartments - Current approaches and developments at A.R.T. GmbH - Armin Weiss, ART

Haptics technology in VR-based applications - Patrick Helmer, Force Dimension

Advances in haptics-enabled industrial applications of VR - Jérôme Perret, Haption

Motion capture for Virtual Reality applications - José Manuel Jiménez Bascones, STT

15:30 – 16:00


16:00 – 17:30

System Aspects

Chair: Roland Blach

Short Paper:         A Modular Framework for Distributed VR Interaction Processing - I. Assenmacher, B. Raffin (F)

Short Paper:         Desktop Integration in Graphics Environments - T. Ullrich, V. Settgast, C. Ofenböck, D. Fellner (D)

Short Paper: Characteristics of Perception of Stiffness by Varied Tapping Velocity and Penetration in Using Event-Based Haptic - Y. Ikeda, S. Hasegawa (J)

General Discussion and Round Table

Benoit Bardy, Marc Ersnt, Jack M. Loomis, Daniel Mestre, Thierry Pozzo, Jean-Louis Vercher


17:45 – 18:45

"Kick off meeting EuroVR"


Wine and Cheese at ValPre


Wednesday December 9, 2009


Paper Track

Spidar Anniversary Symp.

Industrial Track





8:30 - 10:00

Mind and Memory

Chair: Gerd Brudet

Short Paper:         The Effects of Teleportation on Recollection of the Structure of a Virtual World - D. Cliburn, S. Rilea, D. Parsons, P. Surya, J. Semler (USA)

Higher Levels of Immersion Improve Procedure Memorization Performance - D.A. Bowman, A. Sowndararajan, E.  Ragan, R. Kopper (USA)

Influence of Orientation Offset between Control and Display Space on User Performance during the Rotation of 3D Objects - NT. Dang, JM. Pergandi, F. Crison, J. Ardouin, D. Mestre (F)

Spidar Anniversary Symp.

Introduction and Keynote - M. Sato, S. Coquillart, S. Hasegawa

Chair: Shoichi Hasegawa

The Stringed Haptic Workbench – From Research to Applications - S. Coquillart (F)

The INCA 6D: a Commercial Stringed Haptic System Suitable for Industrial Applications - J. Perret and L. Dominjon (F)

The Development of VR Canoe System with SPIDAR - C. Kurita, K. Hayashi, T. Nara, S. Kiyooka, S. Ichimura, T. Fujiwara, J. Murayama and T. Harada (J)

VR Infrastructure

Chair: Valter Basso, Thalès Alenia Space

3D Evolution - outlook from a VR technology provider's point of view - Ulrich Häfner, IMSYS

Software toolkit and framework for industrial and scientific VR applications - Daniel Lichau, VSG

Direct Transport Compositor: the key to realist and responsive immersive systems - Xavier Cavin, Scalable Graphics


10:00 – 10:30


10:30 – 12:00

Sensing II

Chair: Yoshifumi Kitamura

Modification of Visual and Vestibular Control of Posture by Long-term Adaptation to Body-movement-yoked Visual Motion and Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation - M. Kitazaki, T. Kimura, Y. Inoue, N. Matsuzaki (J)

Reorientation during Body Turns - G. Bruder, F. Steinicke, K. Hinrichs, M. Lappe (D)

Short Paper: 3-Hand Manipulation of Virtual Objects - L. Aguerreche, T. Duval, A. Lécuyer (F)

Chair: Makoto Sato

Human-Scale Haptic Interaction Using the SPIDAR - D. Chamaret, M. Naud, L. Hamon, S. Ullah, E. Richard, P. Richard (F)

Utilization of Human Scale SPIDAR-G in the framework of Assistance to 3D interaction in a semi-immersive AR/VR platform - S. Otmane F. Davesne (F)

Haptic Guiding in Interactive Curve Following Tasks - J. S. Casallas, V. H. Nguyen, F. Merienne and J. L. Martinez (F)

 Flat pointers for Pick and Place in Virtual Environments Using SPIDAR - M. Ishii, Z. Tang, S. Hasegawa, and M. Sato (J)

Spidar Anniversary Symp. Closing Session

Industrial Applications 3

Chair: Ulrich Häfner, IMSYS

Virtual Reality at SNCF - Philippe David, SNCF

Virtual Reality for Oral Implantology Training - Marc Des Rieux, DIDHAPTIC

AS-I/BL-SIT Experiences on a Virtual Integrated Engineering Environment: COSE Centre - Valter Basso, Thales Alenia Space

12:00 –14:00


14:00 – 15:30


Jack Loomis, UCSB, USA

“Increasing the effectiveness of virtual reality through research on perception, cognition, and action”



15:30 – 16:30

Closing Session and Awards

16:30 – 19:00

EuroVR Meeting (registration at the EuroVR booth)

20:00 - 23:00

Reception at the City Hall

(together with the other “Connect Lyon” events)