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  After the charm of Girona, this year the meeting will take place in Britanny, in Rennes.

Program of the 2009 meeting

Monday 23th March
Welcoming 9h - 10h
Introduction 10h - 10h15
Session 1 10h15 - 12h30
Antoni Jaume-i-Capó Human gestures recognition for VR interaction
Pierre Chevaillier Introducing semantics in virtual environment: what benefits ?
Stéphane Donikian Virtual humans: a recent technology transfer between the Bunraku project-team and the Golaem company
Caroline Larboulette Real-time anatomically based character animation 
Diana Arellano UGIVIA: ITADA Project
Lunch 12h30 - 14h
Session 2 14h - 16h
Bruno Raffin Real-time 3D modeling and tele-presence: the grimage experience
José P. Molina Improving closely-coupled interaction at the LoUISE Lab
Ronan Boulic Current issues in immersive full-body interactions: embodiment, awareness, synergistic control
Nicolas Vignais Handball goalkeeping and the analysis of the perception-action coupling in virtual environment
Patrick Bourdot VR-CAD integration: implicit edition of CAD models and multimodal VR interactions
Break 16h - 16h15
Session3 16h15 - 18h00
Juan Hernando Vieites Rendering techniques for visualization of detailed cortical column simulations
Vincent Tourre Inverse daylighting simulation for architectural design
Benoit Lange Exploring the use of Reeb graphs in LOD generation
Gustavo Patow /
Gonzalo Besuievsky
Physically based modelling and rendering
Eric Braux Enhancing visual collaboration 
Dinner 20h30
Tuesday 24th March
Welcoming 8h45 - 9h
Session 4 9h - 10h30
Alejandro León Sallas Geometric models for haptic interaction in virtual environmnent
Marc Jaeger Realtime landscape visualization: walking through space and time
Pierre Bourdin Numerical Massane Project
Dominique Lauvernier L'apport de la réalité virtuelle interactive pour l'étude et la restitution des scénographies de l'Espagne du Siècle d'Or
Break 10h30 - 10h45
Session 5 10h45 - 11h30
Frédéric Rabellino Comfortable manipulation of virtual truck gearshift prototype with haptic feedback
Caroline Essert-Villard Experimental evaluation of two haptic techniques for 3D interaction: the constriction polyhedron technique vs magnetic attraction
Discussion 11h30 - 12h30
Xavier Pueyo
Lunch 12h30 - 14h
Demonstrations 14h - 16h
Demonstration in the Virtual Reality Center of IRISA
Round Table: discussion on emerging relationships / technologies / topics / projects...




This second meeting on Virtual Reality and Graphical Interaction (VRGI ’09) continues the relation established during the first (Girona, 2007) meeting to enhance and promote the applications of virtual reality and graphical interaction. By bringing together a multidisciplinary, franco-spanish group of researchers, scientists and engineers, the main objective of this international event is the exchange of experience and knowledge about the use and improvement of virtual reality and graphical interaction. This meeting will provide an opportunity for leading experts to interact, share new results, show live demonstrations of their work, and discuss emerging directions of research.

After a successful first event, we see this new meeting as a dialogue on the present and future of virtual reality applications. Share your own work and educate yourself through exposure to the research of your European neighbour. And of course, there will be time to renew friendships, make new ones and experience the beauty of Brittany.

The following scientific topics are particularly encouraged, but are not limited to:

  1. Modelling of Natural Phenomena, Complexity
  2. Virtual Human
  3. Perception, Usage and Validation
  4. Collaboration and Interaction, Haptics
  5. Lighting and Rendering

At the end of the first meeting, the following applications have been identified (but they are not limited to):

  1. Sustainable Development
  2. Health Care
  3. Cultural Heritage
  4. Education and Training
  5. Manufacturing Industry

Important Dates:
Meeting:23-24th March 2009
Submissions: closed
Inscriptions: please contact us

Program Committee:
Pr. Xavier Pueyo, Universitat de Girona (E)
Pr. Pere Brunet, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (E)
Pr. Bruno Arnaldi, INSA of Rennes, IRISA Bunraku Team (FR)
Pr. Jean-Pierre Jessel, IRIT (FR)

Local Organisation Committee:
Loic Tching, INSA of Rennes, IRISA Bunraku Team (FR)
Dr. Julien Pettré, IRISA Bunraku Team (FR)
Angélique Jarnoux, IRISA Bunraku Team (FR)

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