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BEAMING 2011 Workshop 

Call for abstracts now closed.

In conjunction with Real Actions in Virtual Environments RAVE 2011 - Barcelona, June 14 - 2011 at Cosmo Caixa

Final program & abstracts attached below.

Keynote: Prof. Henry Fuchs UNC-Chapel Hill

Henry Fuchs is the Federico Gil Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UNC Chapel Hill. He has been active in computer graphics since the early 1970s, with rendering algorithms (BSP Trees), hardware (Pixel-Planes and PixelFlow), virtual environments, tele-immersion systems and medical applications. He received a Ph.D. in 1975 from the University of Utah. He was a member of the faculty of the University of Texas at Dallas from 1975 to 1978. He joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1978. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the recipient of the 1992 ACM-SIGGRAPH Achievement Award, the 1992 Academic Award of the National Computer Graphics Association, and the 1997 Satava Award of the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference.

The RAVE conference www.raveconference.com/ has been running since 2007, and provides a forum where researchers in the general area of presence in virtual environments can discuss new results and applications. In particular RAVE has an emphasis on assessing presence and related phenomena through observable responses and actions of participants, rather than only through questionnaire studies. RAVE 2011 will focus on ‘action at a distance’ that is where participants digitally transport themselves to a remote location and interact with the local people there.


This workshop is in conjunction with the European Integrated Project BEAMING. BEAMING is the process of instantaneously transporting people (visitors) from one physical place in the world to another (the destination) so that they can interact with the local people there. This is achieved through shifting their means for perception into the destination, and decomposing their actions, physiological and even emotional state into a stream of data that is transferred across the Internet.

Call for abstracts now closed.

Participants are also welcome to join us for the Future BNCI 1-day workshop at the same venue on June 15th.

See: future-bnci.org/ for more information on this EU FP7 Coordination Action dedicated to the future of Brain Computer Interfaces.

Venue: Cosmo Caixa

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