Workshop on immersive communication and broadcast systems

January 20, 2003

Brussels, 17 Jan 2003

A two day workshop on immersive communication and broadcast systems will be held at the Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin from 29 to 30 January.

The event is organised jointly by three information society technology (IST) project teams working in this field: VIRTUE, ATTEST and Eye-2-Eye.

The aim of immersive media is to design novel communication systems that offer sensations similar to those experienced in real life. The event seeks to bring together experts from different areas related to tele-immersion to discuss concepts of immersive communication and demonstrate to a wider audience the potential and feasibility of immersive media.

The programme is made up of a series of themed sessions including:
- 3D television;
- human factors of real-time person to person communication;
- Sixth Framework Programme opportunities;
- mixed reality;
- presence engineering.

Speakers at the workshop will include Professor Henry Fuchs from the University of North Carolina, Eric Badiqué from the European Commission, and representatives from Phillips research department.

On 30 January, demonstrations of the VIRTUE and ATTEST IST projects will take place. For the first time, the VIRTUE team will demonstrate its real-time immersive 3D videoconferencing system with three geographically distributed participants meeting in a shared table environment.

For further information and registration, please consult the following web address:
http://bs.hhi.de/ICOB-Workshop/

CORDIS RTD-NEWS / © European Communities

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