Advance Program


1st October
2nd October
3rd October

Wednesday, October 1st, 2003

9:00 am


9:15 am


Ryohei Nakatsu & Fumio Kishino

9:30 - 10:30 am


chair: Yoshifumi Kitamura, Osaka University, Japan

10:50 am - 0:20 pm

Session: Algorithms

chair: Ehud Sharin, Osaka University, Japan
  • Partitioning Crowded Virtual Environments
    Anthony Steed, and Roula Abou-Haidar, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Significant Facet Retrieval for Real-Time 3D Sound Rendering in Complex Virtual Environments
    Chris Joslin, and Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Time-Critical Collision Detection Using an Average Case Approach
    Jan Klein, University of Paderborn, Germany, and Gabriel Zachmann, University of Bonn, Germany

1:30 - 3:30 pm

Session: Real-time Rendering

chair: Kenji Funahashi, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Real-Time Reflection on Moving Vehicles in Urban Environments
    Alexandre Meyer, and Celine Loscos, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Real-Time Rendering of Woven Clothes
    Neeharika Adabala, Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, and Guangzheng Fei, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Incremental Rendering of Deformable Trimmed NURBS Surfaces
    Gary K.L. Cheung, Rynson W.H. Lau, and Frederick W.B. Li, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • A realtime shadow approach for an Augmented Reality application using shadow volumes
    Michael Haller, Stephan Drab, Werner Hartmann, and Juergen Zauner, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Austria

3:50 - 5:20 pm

Session: Interaction Techniques

chair: Bernd Frohlich, Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany
  • Interactive Modeling of Trees by using Growth Simulation
    Katsuhiko Onishi, Shoichi Hasuike, Yoshifumi Kitamura, and Fumio Kishino, Osaka University, Japan
  • A Comparative Study on User Performance in the Virtual Dressmaker Application
    Markus Wacker, Michael Keckeisen, and Stanislav L. Stoev, Wolfgang Stra��r, university of Tqdingen, Germany
  • Information-Rich Virtual Environments: Theory, Tools, and Research Agenda
    Doug A. Bowman, Chris North, Jian Chen, Nicholas F. Polys, and Pardha S. Pyla, Virginia Tech, USA

Lab. Tour / Welcome Reception

Thursday, October 2nd, 2003

9:30 - 10:30 am


  • Virtual Unreality: Storytelling in Virtual Environments
    Marc Cavazza, University of Teesside
chair: Ryohei Nakatsu, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

10:50 am - 0:20 pm

Session: VR based Entertainment & Education

chair: Mark Green, City University of Hong Kong, China
  • The ANIMUS Project: A Framework for the Creation of Interactive Creatures in Immersed Environments
    Daniel Torres, and Pierre Boulanger, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Alternative Reality: a New Platform for Virtual Reality Art
    Marc Cavazza, Simon Hartley, Jean-Luc Lugrin, and Mikael Le Bras, University of Teesside, United Kingdom
  • Tele-sports and Tele-dance: Full-Body Network Interaction
    Benjamin Schaeffe, Hank Kaczmarski, Lance Chong, Mark Flider, and Luc Vanier, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

1:30 - 3:00 pm

Session: Authoring Tools & Systems

chair: Yasuyuki Yanagida, ATR, Japan
  • Towards Virtual Environment Authoring Tools for Content Developers
    Mark Green, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • A Novel Method for Supporting Collaborative Interaction Management in Web-based CVE
    Qingping Lin, Weihua Wang, Liang Zhang, and Tian Fook Choo, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Mimicking Video : Real-Time Morphable 3D Model Fitting
    Kazuhiro Hiwada, Akiko Nakashima, and Atsuto Maki, Toshiba Corp., Japan

3:20 - 4:50 pm

Session: Distributed VR

chair: Anthony Steed, University College London, United Kingdom
  • The Role of Structural Reflection in Distributed Virtual Reality
    Paul M. Okanda, and Gordon S. Blair, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
  • Deployment Issues of a VoIP Conferencing System in a Virtual Conferencing Environment
    R. Venkatesha Prasad, Richard Hurni, H. S. Jamadagni, and H. N. Shankar, Indian Institute of Science, India
  • A Scalable Load Balancing Scheme for Large-Scale Multi-Server Distributed Virtual Environment Systems
    Kyungmin Lee, and Dongman Lee, Information and Communications University, South Korea

Conference Reception


Friday, October 3rd, 2003

9:30 - 10:30 am


  • Recognition of Human's Motion and It's Application to Live CG Animation
    Koichi Omura, Takarazuka University of Art and Design
chair: Fumio Kishino, Osaka University, Japan

10:50 am - 0:20 pm

Session: Devices

chair: Doug Bowman, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
  • Super Wide Viewer Using Catadioptrical Optics
    Hajime Nagahara, Yasushi Yagi, and Masahiko Yachida, Osaka University, Japan
  • Performance Evaluation of Programmable Graphics Hardware for Image Filtering and Stereo Matching
    Kaoru Sugita, Takeshi Naemura, and Hiroshi Harashima, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • The Optical Tweezers: Multiple-Point Interaction Technique
    Sergey V. Matveyev, and Martin Goebel, Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication, Germany

1:30 - 3:00 pm

Session: Haptics

chair: Haruo Noma, ATR, Japan
  • A Haptic Feedback Device based on an Active Mesh
    Andrea Mazzone, Christian Spagno, and Andreas Kunz, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
  • Novel Actuators for Haptic Displays based on Electroactive Polymers
    Andrea Mazzone, Rui Zhang, and Andreas Kunz, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
  • The CAT for efficient 2D and 3D interaction as an alternative to mouse adaptations
    Martin Hachet, Pascal Guitton, Patrick Reuter, and Florence Tyndiuk, University of 1, France

3:00 - 4:30 pm

Session: Human Factors in Collaborative Virtual Environment

chair: Haruo Takemura, Osaka University, Japan
  • Visual Attention Based Information Culling for Distributed Virtual Environments
    Ashweeni Kumar Beeharee, Roger Hubbold, and Adrian J West, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • A Model of Dynamic Interest Management: Interaction Analysis in Collaborative Virtual Environment
    Dawei Ding, and Miaoliang Zhu, Zhejiang University, China
  • Design and Evaluation of Team Work in Distributed Collaborative Virtual Environments
    Gernot Goebbels, Vali Lalioti, and Martin Goebel, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany