The First 3DLife Summer School!

3DLife actively supported and co-organized the "Immersive and Engaging Interaction with VH on Internet (Engage)" Summer School which took place on the 13-15 September 2010 at Hotel Alex, Zermatt, Switzerland.

Engage aimed to bring together researchers working on different aspects of believable interaction with virtual humans for Future Media Internet, from analysis of media for human-computer interaction to the construction and animation of virtual humans and believable interaction with them in immersive virtual environments. The goal was to share recent advances and explore future research directions and opportunities in the field.

The Suggested topics for papers included:

  • Sensing humans for human-computer interaction
  • Construction and animation of 3D virtual characters and avatars
  • Social and emotional interaction with intelligent entities
  • Design and evaluation of autonomous embodied conversational characters
  • Intuitive multi-modal interaction
  • Social awareness and presence
  • Applications of intelligent human-computer interaction in virtual worlds, serious games, augmented/ mixed reality and robotics
  • Computer-based perception
  • Networking models for virtual environments

Selected and invited papers that were presented in the summer school will be published as a Springer LNCS State-of-the-Art Survey book.

Engage Summer School: List of Participants
13-15 September 2010, Zermatt, Switzerland
No. Name Affiliation
1 Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann University of Geneva, Switzerland
2 Daniel Thalmann Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
3 Janusz Holst Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
4 George Papagiannakis University of Crete, Greece
5 Mustafa Kasap University of Geneva, Switzerland
6 Maher Ben Moussa University of Geneva, Switzerland
7 Stéphane Gobron Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
8 Junghyun Ahn Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
9 Byungju Lee Korea University, Korea
10 Benjamin Prestele Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Germany
11 Georgios Kordelas Informatics & Telematics Institute, Greece
12 Marc Growing Dublin City University, Ireland
13 Vlado Kitanovski Queen Mary, University of London, UK
14 Ulysses Bernardet Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain


3DLife consortium members

Other participants