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Figure 1. The virtual dome for demo presentation

Exploitation activities from VRTogether awarded at ACM IMX 2020

VRTogether project partner CWI participated in the 2020 ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences (ACM IMX 2020), held virtually from June 17-19, 2020. On the first day of the conference, CWI’s team presented the social VR clinic, one of the VRTogether exploitation activities targeting the healthcare domain. The demo is entitled “A Social VR [...]

Social VR for remote scientific events? VRTogether co-organizes a CHI2020 Workshop on Social VR in Mozilla Hubs during COVID-19

Jie Li and Pablo Cesar, from the Distributed Interactive Systems group (DIS) at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), have successfully organized the ACM CHI2020 Social VR Workshop on a social VR platform called Mozilla Hubs. This workshop was co-organized together with David A. Shamma (FXPAL Laboratory), Vinoba Vinayagamoorthy (BBC R&D), Raz Schwartz (Facebook AR/VR), and [...]

VRTogether at IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality (AIVR)

VRTogether will be present at the second edition of the IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality, which will take place in San Diego (USA). On Tuesday, 10 December, CWI researcher Dr. Pablo Cesar will give a keynote on "Using Volumetric Video for Remote Communication and Collaboration: development and evaluation of a social VR [...]

VRTogether wins Best Demo Award at ACM MMSys2019

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 [...]

VRTogether wins Best Exhibition Award at NEM 2019

An international panel of experts gathered  in Zagreb on 22-23 May to discuss the future of interactive technologies and new media. The 11th New European Media (NEM) Summit presented a packed programme of conferences, roundtables and an exhibition featuring the VRTogether project. VRTogether partner TNO showcased a demo that enabled visitors to try the photo-realistic social virtual reality [...]

VR-Together at CERTH-ITI Open Day 2019

VR-Together was present at CERTH-ITI Open Day 2019, which was held on Friday 10/5 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The event is organized every year as part of the “EU in my region” campaign, and includes two sessions, a public and an industrial one, respectively. During the lifetime of the Open Day, several tour guides lead the [...]