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Events and Publications

Date

Event or exhibition

Nature of demonstration

Target audience & reaction

29 th January 2003

Mixed Reality and New Imaging Frontiers Concertation Meeting 29-30 January 2003, Berlin (Co-located with ICOB '03 )

Presentation of the LIFEPLUS Project [UNIGE, EPFL]

Mixed Realities project partners, Very positive feedback

March 10, 2003

Workshop: 3D and Mixed Reality : a European research panorama, within Web2D Conf. March 10, 2003

Presentation of the LIFEPLUS Project [ FORTH ]

Mixed Realities project partners, Very positive feedback

15 th March 2003

Conference: "Deuxièmes Rencontres Monaco et la Méditerranée: Nouvelles Technologies au service du Patrimoine Méditerranéen" (Monaco, Montecarlo),"Un jour à Pompéi avec Lifeplus. Réalité virtuelle entre archéologie et tourisme"

Publication [UNIMI-SAP]

Cultural Heritage, interest from other cultural partners

18 th March 2003

Newspaper: "Il Tempo" (daily), "Nuove tecnologie e beni culturali"

Publication [UNIMI-SAP]

General Interest to wider public

9 th July 2003

Conference: CGI2003, "VHD++ Development Framework:

Towards Extendible, Component Based VR/AR Simulation Engine

Featuring Advanced Virtual Character Technologies"

Publication [EPFL, UNIGE]

Scientific contribution

15 th August 2003

TV: the "Consorzio Nettuno", TV University Network (channels: Rai2 and RaiSat)

TV Documentary [UNIMI-SAP]

General Interest to wider public

15 th September 2003

Journal: IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine, "A Ubiquitous, Personalized Augmented Reality Tour Guide in Ancient Pompeii "

Publication [INTRACOM]

Scientific contribution

18 th September 2003

Workshop: AVIR2003, "Recreating daily life in Pompeii with VR and AR"

Publication [UNIGE]

Mixed Realities project partners, Very positive feedback

30 th September 2003

Technical Report 324, Inst. of Computer Science, FORTH , "Efficient 3D Camera Matchmoving Using Markerless, Segmentation-Free

Plane Tracking"

Publication [ FORTH ]

Specialized Scientific contribution

31 st October 2003

Workshop: Arts and Cultural Heritage: Digital Art Technologies, Applications and Policy, "Multi-Modal User Interaction and Real-Time Rendering Techniques for a Mobile Cultural Heritage Augmented Reality Tour Guide"

Publication [INTRACOM]

Scientific contribution

5 th November 2003

Workshop: VAST2003, Brighton , UK ,"Design and application of the LIFEPLUS Augmented Reality System for continuous, context-sensitive guided tours of indoor and outdoor cultural sites and museums"

Publication [INTRACOM]

Scientific contribution

6 th November 2003

Conference:"VI Borsa Mediterranea del Turismo Archeologico"

Presentation [UNIMI-SAP]

Cultural Heritage, interest from other cultural partners

15 th November 2003

Newspaper: "Il Corriere del Mezzogiorno", "Lifeplus"

Publication [UNIMI_SAP]

General Interest to wider public

27 th May 2002

8th E3 Concertation meeting in Brussels

Presentation of the LIFEPLUS Project [UNIGE]

Mixed Realities project partners, Very positive feedback

21 st June

Computer Animation 2002 Gala night, Geneva , Switzerland

Presentation of the case study of offline Mixed Reality Simulations with virtual Pompeians in real Pompeii.[UNIGE]

Ignite public interest to LIFEPLUS in a fully technical graphics-realted audience from various parts of the world, including USA and Japan . Very positive feedback.

2-5 th September 2002

BMVC '02, Cardiff , UK

Detecting Planes In An Uncalibrated Image Pair, [Lourakis, FORTH ]

Computer Scientists

2-5 th September 2002

BMVC '02, Cardiff , UK

Computer Vision in the post-production industry, [Stoddart, VMSL]

Computer Scientists

11 th September 2002

9th E3 Concertation Meeting, Brussels Belgium [UNIGE, EPFL, FORTH , 2D3, INTRACOM]

- Presentation of the VHD++ AR platform and SotA of VR-AR frameworks for virtual character simulation [UNIGE, EPFL]

- Real-time Camera Tracking [2D3]

- Next generation Games [EPFL]

- Games and Market [INTRACOM]

- Intelligent Bahaviours [EPFL]

Very positive feedback from all participants of the AR Concertation meeting about the VHD++ AR Platform and agreed on the creation of an EU position paper about next generation AR/VR platforms.

2 nd -3 rd October 2002

3DVH2002, Geneva , Switzerland

The project LIFEPLUS, simulation of virtual life in Pompeii , [N. Magnenat-Thalmann, UNIGE]

Computer Scientists, Computer Artiists, EU project officer

2 nd -3 rd October 2002

3DVH2002, Geneva , Switzerland

LIFEPLUS: First encounters with an ancient life simulator and electronic guide for archaeological sites[ Vlahakis, INTRACOM ]

Computer Scientists, Computer Artiists, EU project officer

11 th October 2002

Advanced Information Visualization in Archaeology (AIVA2002) , Olympia , Greece

LIFEPLUS: First encounters with an ancient life simulator and electronic guide for archaeological sites [INTRACOM]

Computer Scientists, Computer Artiists, Archaeologists, Historians

21 st October 2002

VSMM2002, Korea , 2002

VSMM02, invited paper: "Revival of Life in Ancient Pompei", [Papagiannakis, UNIGE]

Computer Scientists, Computer Artiists

7 th - 10 th December 2002

Mediterranean Bourse for the
Archaeological Tourism, Paestum ( Salerno ), Italy

LIFEPLUS Project presentation [UNIMI, AEC]

Archaeologists, Historians, Tourism organisations, general public

31 st May 2003

1 st LIFEPLUS demonstration in Pompeii

Technical integration demonstratio

Project consortium, first integration and trial on site of fully operational AR system (both AR-GUIDE and AR-LIFE units)

12 th March 2004

2 nd LIFEPLUS demonstration in Pompeii

Technical integration demonstration

Project consortium, integration and trial on site of fully operational AR system (both AR-GUIDE and AR-LIFE unit with single mobile workstation)

15 th September 2004

Final LIFEPLUS demonstration in Pompeii

Final demonstration

Final demonstration of LIFEPLUS to partners and Superintendence of Pompeii

28 th September 2004

Press Conference on final LIFEPLUS results

Press Conference and Public demonstration

TV, news, radio, Journalists were presented with lifeplus results and 'live' demonstration


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