VRTogether project partner TNO participated at the 10th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys 2019), held from June 18 – 21, 2019 in Amherst, MA, USA. MMSys is the leading international forum for researchers to present and share their latest research findings in multimedia systems. While research about specific aspects of multimedia systems are regularly published in the various proceedings and transactions of the networking, operating systems, real-time systems, databases, mobile computing, distributed systems, and middleware communities, MMSys aims to cut across these domains in the context of multimedia data types. This provides a unique opportunity to investigate the intersections and the interplay of the various approaches and solutions developed across these domains to deal with multimedia data types.
On the 4th day of the conference, TNO’s team presented a demonstrator on Multi-Sensor Capture and Network Processing for Virtual Reality Conferencing. This demonstrator, a co-production between VRTogether and TNO’s research programme on Social Extended Reality, showcased ongoing work towards 6-degrees of freedom photo-realistic shared experiences by introducing a multiview, multi-sensor capture end-to-end system, on top of the web-based social VR platform developed within VR-Together. The immersive experience received very positive feedback from attendees and the organization, being eventually recognized with MMSys2019 Best Demo Award.
This project has been funded by the European Commission as part of the H2020 program, under the grant agreement 762111.