Call for Demo ReVolution 2017 TransHumanism++ (ver.3) #LavalVirtual

フランス最大のVRにおける国際イベント第19回「Laval Virtual」および、
公募デモ部門「ReVolution 2017」のご投稿のお誘いです。本年は [TransHumanism++] というテーマで募集しております。
従来からの協力であるIVRCに加え、超人スポーツ協会、
株式会社gumiがパートナー企業に参加し、
国際色豊かで豪華なプログラム委員会で、皆様の投稿をお待ちしております。
また併催の国際会議 ACM VRIC とは分離したトラックで募集し、別途オープンアクセスのオンラインジャーナルを発行する予定です。

投稿はEasyChairにてオープン中で、必要アイテムは
・ビデオ(最大5分)
・概要(2〜10ページ)
・設営プラン
・代表画像
となっております。
締め切りは、投稿ID生成期限が2016年12月31日、投稿締め切りが2017年1月6日、採択結果のアナウンスを1月23日に予定しております。

Laval Virtual ReVolutionの特徴である、往復の旅費等が支給される「招聘(Invites)」採択枠に併設して、今年度は大型展示に耐えられるよう「TransHumanism++ Stadium」という採択部門を用意しております。

特にVR学会会員や超人スポーツ協会、芸術科学会、VRスタートアップの皆様におかれましては、日頃の研究成果の欧州での発信にぜひご活用ください。

日本語での情報はこちらで共有しております。
http://j.mp/LAVALJP

ご質問等もお寄せください。
皆様の応募をお待ちしております。  白井暁彦
<以下、拡散よろしくお願いいたします!>

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LAVAL VIRTUAL REVOLUTION 2017
CALL FOR DEMOS (ver.3)

Presentations of the world’s most innovative achievements in the field of virtual reality, augmented reality and their future applications, Laval Virtual ReVolution is an annual honor of the world’s finest VR projects by Laval Virtual. It is a hall of fame that decides the best Virtual Reality demonstration and/or application from all over the world. Virtual Reality is not only a technology but also a never ending story about the history between computers and humans. We cannot know the ending of this story yet, as we still need to find and walk one of the many possible paths that will lead us to a future navigated by brilliant stars.

Future voyagers will continue to stare at those stars along their way. While the Virtual Reality culture can also be built by academic papers or commercial products independently, we would like to suggest a new relation between developmental projects and the general public at on-site demonstrations. If a project has impact, technology and persuasiveness, it might move the general public and change our common sense. So, this means a revolution in the history of Virtual Reality.

Please try to join today’s stardom with your exciting projects and share in the activity from all over the world! We hope to accept your brilliant projects which can help to foster the current conceptions of Virtual Reality and make changes to the current human-computer interfaces and Virtual Reality history.

[TransHumanism++]

Laval Virtual ReVolution 2017 calls for innovative virtual reality demo projects that fall under the theme, “TransHumanism++”.

Transhumanism (abbreviated as H+) is an international intellectual movement which aims at transforming the human society by developing widely available sophisticated technologies that will greatly enhance human intelligence, physical condition, and psychological capacities. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transhumanism

Transhumanists support the emergence and convergence of technologies including nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and cognitive science. They also welcome hypothetical future technologies such as simulated reality, artificial intelligence, superintelligence, 3D bioprinting, mind uploading, chemical brain preservation and cryonics. They believe that humans can and should use these technologies to surpass the limitations of humankind.

Laval Virtual ReVolution 2017 seeks to act as a milestone for the realization of “Transhumanism + future of {Virtual Reality + Arts + Culture}”. We welcome the submission of scientific experiences and academic demos that showcase a brighter future for humankind with the aid of Transhumanism projects. Some examples of Transhumanism projects include super human sports which can be enjoyed in everywhere by anyone at every time with augmented human technologies. Demonstrations will be judged based on for their durability, innovation, and value of entertainment or human-being.

 

Technology Demonstration

  • New device and integrations
  • Super Human Sports
  • Handicap and universal design experience
  • Scientific Demonstration
  • Large space demonstration
  • Haptic interface
  • Display technologies
  • Interactive Arts
  • Entertainment VR
  • New Media Designs
  • New Game Systems
  • New Human Interfaces and Displays

… And new use, public testing, Proof of Concept (PoC)  of VR are encouraged. The accepted abstract will be published by online proceedings.

 

Current Virtual Reality technology includes computer generated graphics, display technologies, haptics, force feedback and interface design in the context of implementing new experiences that encourage users to use a virtual system to enhance their real, mundane lives. It may be called as entertainment system in current virtual reality. However its function may be linked to humanism which bring us into the next generation of human being. Share your experience, and proof it in the professional and public during Laval Virtual 2017. ReVolution is best opportunity to demonstrate your projects to professional and for the grand public.

 

Submission via EasyChair

REGISTRATION  ShortenURL: http://j.mp/LVREVO17

 

[Mandatory Items]

  • Video: not longer than 5 min
  • Abstract: Recommend to use ACM Proceedings format. The paper must be in PDF format, page should be 2 to 10 pages. File extension must be PDF.
  • Install plan: logistic, floor plan and experience scenario for professional and public day
  • Representative picture: a photo which can explain entire experience for the public

 

[Scoring Criteria]

All submissions  will be reviewed by the jury committee, which consists of academic and industrial professionals of engineering and art, according to the following criteria:
Originality : Novelty in technical and artistic sense
Creativity : Bringing about interest and excitement
Feasibility : Rate of implementability to realize your concept
Safety and logistics for abroad : The project must be suitable for oversea exhibition
Attractivity : Presence and Impact for the visitor of Laval Virtual

 

[Submission Deadline and Result announcement]

  Submission ID creation deadline: 31/DEC/2016 (End of 2016 in GMT)

  Submission update close: 6/JAN/2017

  Result: 23/JAN/2017

 

[Acceptance classes]

Invites : Flight tickets (3 person maximum), accommodation (3 person maximum), LV Party tickets + Lunch + Dinner + Stand for all days

  4 projects from partner events and open competition.

Welcome: 3m x 3m Stand ( Wednesday to Sunday )

  Top projects from the open submission

Weekend: Stand ( Saturday to Sunday, only for the grand public days  )

  Jury recommend project from the open submission

 

[new!] “TransHumanism++ Stadium”

  Large space (around 5m x 10m), scheduled demo, 2 hours per session (10-12h, 13-15h, 16-18h)

 

[Winners 2017]

Invited project from ACM SIGGRAPH

LightAir: a Novel System for Tangible Communication With Quadcopters Using Foot Gestures and Projected Images,  Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
https://twitter.com/o_ob/status/758679223745732608‬

Perceptually Based Foveated Virtual Reality, NVIDIA Corporation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_I5Dxdbjqg

 

[Program Committee] TBD

Akihiko SHIRAI, Session Chair, Kanagawa Institute of Technology

Alexandre Bouchet, CLARTE

Abdelmajid Kadri, Arts et Métiers ParisTech
Carolina Cruz-Neira, University of Arkansas
Jean-Marc Seigneur, University of Geneva
Juan De Joya, Pixar Animation Studios
Philippe David, SNCF
Thierry Frey, ACM SIGGRAPH
Machiko Kusahara, Waseda University
Masahiko Inami, Univ. of Tokyo
Marco Sacco, EuroVR
Yoichi Ochiai, Univ. of Tsukuba

 

[Official Sponsor] Gumi Inc. http://www.gu3.co.jp/en

[Program Partner]

Super Human Sports Society http://superhuman-sports.org/

International collegiate Virtual Reality Contest (IVRC) http://ivrc.net/2016/en

ACM SIGGRAPH http://www.siggraph.org/

 

[Website] http://www.laval-virtual.org/

[Contact] revolution a laval-virtual.org

 

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