Laval Virtual ReVolution2012作品公募受付中

ReVolution: Call for Demos
ReVolutionは、毎年バーチャルリアリティ分野の最も新機軸となるプロジェクトを表彰する国際コンテストです。業界関係者と科学者で構成される審査員団により選ばれた優秀なプロジェクトには、Laval Virtual 見本市の会場内にスタンドが与えられます。

まずは「Call for Demos」を御覧ください。

なお、今年のテーマは「Virtual Reality that moves you」(あなたを動かすVR)となりました。

Jury Committee :
Thierry FREY (Paris ACM Siggraph & D.S.T.M., FR)
Mashhuda GLENCROSS (Loughborough University, UK)
Leo HOURVITZ (Polygon Pictures, JP)
Matthieu LEPINE (Laval Virtual, FR)
Simon RICHIR (Arts & Métiers ParisTech, FR)
Preston J SMITH (Laureate Institute for Brain Research)
Turner WHITTED (Microsoft Research)

SIGGRAPHの締め切りが今年はとても遅い時期で、Laval Virtualが3月末なので、e-techと並行して投稿することをオススメいたします。

みなさんのすばらしい作品をお待ちしております!  白井暁彦

Important dates :
– Call for Demo : 20th Oct. to 17th Jan.

– Acceptance Notice : until 1st March

– For VRIC Recommended projects :
Final manuscript : 15th March
Presentation in VRIC : 28th to 30th March (as a part of VR Mix)

– Laval Virtual 2012 (Installation): 25 March to 27 March

– Laval Virtual ReVolution 2012: 28 March to 1st April

Presentation :

Laval Virtual ReVolution presents the world’s most innovative achievements in the field of virtual reality, augmented reality and their future applications and is an annual honor of the world’s finest VR projects. 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 staring at those stars along their way. Of course, a great number of academic papers or commercial products can build a culture of Virtual Reality. However we 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 commonsense. So, this means a revolution in the history of Virtual Reality.

Please try to join today’s stardom with your exciting project and share in the activity from all over the world! We hope to accept your brilliant projects which can evolve the current conceptions of Virtual Reality and make changes to the current human-computer interfaces and Virtual Reality history.
Technology Demonstration
Interactive Arts
Entertainment VR
New Media Designs
New Game Systems
New Human Interfaces and Displays
… And any other “non genre” VR projects
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 sytem to enhance their real, mundane lives.

Edito 2012 : “Virtual Reality that moves you”

Such themes have been shared in every version of ReVolution since 2006. In an “Edito” of VRIC proceedings, keywords were used in the titles “ReVolution Causes Revolutions”(2009),”Diverseness”(2010) and “Converging” (2011) to explain the annual ReVolutions.
This year’s ReVolution had defined a theme of “Virtual Reality That Moves You” before accepting applications for this year’s brilliant projects. The theme suggests that Virtual Reality should not be limited by computer displays and aims to “move” the user with new experiences in the “VR Mix” zone at Laval Virtual 2012. Let us explore how we can be moved by such innovative demonstrations.

Why should you submit?

Laval Virtual is well known as a public field testing opportunity not only for professionals and researchers.
Laval Virtual and VRIC, an international academic conference, run in parallel. If you need an academic reference, we also have publication as VRIC proceeding.
You can also protect your publication after this submission, so you can show your latest demo in Laval to the valued over 10 thousands of visitors and you can submit it to other journals later. If your project will be accepted as “Invited”, Laval Virtual pay for your flights, foods and accommodations.
You have also a chance to get a Laval Virtual Award. Laval Virtual Awards and ReVolution have different submission and jury committees but your installed demonstration to the Laval Virtual Expo staff should give a strong impression on-site rather than in video.