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Cooperation with ACE2006

12/08/05 - Cooperation with ACE2006

A selection of articles presented at the International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology ACE2006 will be published in the Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting due to a cooperation agreement with the conference organizers.

The conference that takes place from June 14th to 16th 2006 in Hollywood, USA, focuses on promising new technologies in the field of computer entertainment technology that foster exciting new forms of human computer interaction. The event is intended to encourage the discussion between academic researchers, industrial experts, artists, designers and developers of computer entertainment.

More about ACE2006: www.ace2006.org

Cooperation with GRAPP2006

12/08/05 - Publication agreement with GRAPP 2006

The Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting has made an agreement with the organizers of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications GRAPP 2006 concerning the publication of a selection of the best articles presented at the conference.

GRAPP 2006 will be held in Setúbal, Portugal, from February 25th to 28th 2006 for the first time and is arranged in conjunction with VISAPP 20006, the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications. The event aims to become a communication platform and point of contact for researchers, engineers and practitioners in the field of computer graphics. During the conference there will be an exhibition with product demonstrations.

For more information, visit: www.grapp.org

4. Paderborner Workshop Augmented and Virtual Reality

06/13/05 - Augmented and Virtual Reality provide new Perspectives in Product and Production Development

From June 9th to 10th 2005 the “4th Paderborn Workshop Augmented and Virtual Reality in Product Development” took place at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute of the University of Paderborn, Germany. Over 70 researchers and industrial representatives participated in the workshop and listened to 20 presentations concerning product development, digital factories, lifecycle management and virtual prototyping in a convenient location.

The Editorial Board of the Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting introduced its open access philosophy to the audience and got in touch with industrial case studies in the field of product development and production planning which included advanced computer graphics and VR-technology. Jürgen Gausemeier, organizer of the workshop, emphasized in his inaugural address “To accelerate product- and production development and to enhance the quality of designs is the main goal today. Augmented and Virtual Reality provide new perspectives in this case.” All articles presented in the workshop are available as printed version:

Grafe, Michael:
Augmented & Virtual Reality in der Produktentstehung: Grundlagen, Methoden und Werkzeuge - Virtual Prototyping /Digital Mock Up, Digitale Fabrik - Integration von AR/VR in Produkt- und Produktionsentwicklung / Michael Grafe ; Hrsg. Jürgen Gausemeier ; Jürgen Gausemeier. - 1. Aufl.. - Paderborn : Universität Paderborn Heinz Nixdorf Inst., 2005. - 270 S.
(HNI-Verlagsschriftenreihe ; 167)
ISBN 3-935433-76-X Gb. : EUR 50.00

JVRB introduces the benefits of open access to an interested audience

03/18/05 - The Digital Peer Publishing Initiative at the 94th German Librarians' Day (Deutscher Bibliothekartag 2005”)

At the 94th German Librarians’ Day 2005 (Deutscher Bibliothekartag 2005), which took place in Duesseldorf from March 15th – 18th, the Digital Peer Publishing Initiative, being represented with two booths, introduced itself to an interested audience. Approximately 3000 visitors made use of the opportunity to gather information on the latest developments in the area of digital peer publishing. Whereas the initiative itself was presented at the booth of the Centre of University Libraries (Hochschulbibliothekszentrum), the individual journals were advertised at the booth of the Association of Libraries of the State of NRW vbnw (Verband der Bibliotheken des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V.,). Besides various associations and institutions also companies and renowned publishers like Elsevier took part in the accompanying exhibition.

The 94th German Librarian’s Day gave members of the Digital Peer Publishing Initiative the chance to present the benefits of open access publication to visitors interested in the field. This alternative cost saving and open approach found great favour with researchers and heads of scientific libraries.

JVRB at the VR2005

03/07/05 - The Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting as exhibitor on the VR2005 conference

JVRB will take part as exhibitor in the VR2005, the main conference on virtual reality that is held in Bonn, Germany from March 12-16th 2005. The international conference offers experts the possibility to establish contacts to leading scientists in the fields of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and 3D Interaction and to exchange experiences. The program consists of workshops, tutorials, paper sessions with high quality scientific contributions, and an exhibition of leading industries as well as lab presentations like the associated lab-night.

Keynote speaker is Frederick P. Brooks JR., who is currently professor for 3D Interactive Computer Graphics and Human Computer Interaction at the department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina, USA. He will report on "making effective virtual Environments".

JVRB would like to use the opportunity and highlight the advantages of a peer-reviewed online publication, which creates knowledge that is freely accessible and encourages discussions among experts.