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eXtended Reality Winter School 2021

“Immersive Presence, Augmented Visualization and Advanced Interaction”

November 16 – 22, 2021

Naples, Italy

 

eXtended Reality (XR) is an emerging umbrella term for all the immersive technologies – Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR) – that aims to extend the user senses by blending the virtual and real worlds and creating a fully immersive experience.

Unlike Virtual Reality technology that completely immerses users inside a synthetic environment where they cannot see the real world around them, Augmented Reality permits the real-time fusion of computer-generated digital contents with the real world and Mixed Reality seamlessly integrates these digital objects into reality and the user is under the impression that the virtual and real objects coexist in the same space.

Many applications of XR technologies have been developed in different fields (medicine, education, arts, cultural heritage, entertainment, military, and industry). Recently, new concepts such as Natural User Interfaces and Mobile Immersion have emerged and permit to combine these technologies with new mobile human-machine interfaces. Consequently, mobile immersion will allow users to move away from purely physical communication mode to a mixed/augmented reality communication, interaction, and collaboration mode. Interactions will be natural and augmentations will become ubiquitous.

The main aim of the eXtended Reality Winter School 2021 is to propose a privileged moment for stimulating discussions and exchanging scientific experiences and technical results related to Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality technologies. The main thematic areas of the XR Winter School 2021 are medicine and industry.

The School is open to Ph.D. and Master students, post-doctoral researchers, and academic or industrial researchers; Ph.D. students will receive credits (CFU/ECTS).

Minimum number of participants: 25

The XR Winter School is a satellite event of the International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics (Salento AVR). Take a look back at the previous editions of the School:

 

General Chairs

Pasquale Arpaia, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Lucio Tommaso De Paolis, University of Salento, Italy
Marco Sacco, STIIMA-CNR, Italy

Scientific Committee

Vitoantonio Bevilacqua, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Monica Bordegoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Patrick Bourdot, CNRS/LIMSI, University Paris-Sud, France
Egidio De Benedetto, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Giuseppe Di Gironimo, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Vincenzo Ferrari, EndoCAS Center, Italy
Antonio Lanzotti, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Vincenzo Moscato, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Roberto Prevete, University of Naples Federico II, Italy 
Paolo Proietti, MIMOS, Italy
Fabrizio Nunnari, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Saarbrücken, Germany
Andrea Tarallo, University of Naples, Italy
Antonio Emmanuele Uva, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Luigi Gallo, ICAR-CNR, Italy

Organizing Committee

Andrea Apicella, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Maria Cristina Barba, University of Salento, Italy
Umberto Cesaro, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Osvaldo Danisi, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Valerio De Luca, University of Salento, Italy
Giovanni D’Errico, University of Salento, Italy
Luigi Duraccio, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Nicola Moccaldi, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Silke Miss, XRtechnology, Italy
Ilenia Paladini, University of Salento, Italy

 

Program

 
 

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Keynote speakers

Keynote speaker 1: Marco Sacco, STIIMA-CNR, Italy
Are XR technologies ready for manufacturing?

Keynote speaker 2: Vitantonio Bevilacqua, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Machine learning approaches to process images and support precision medicine and industry 4.0

Lectures

Lecture 1: Lucio Tommaso De Paolis, University of Salento, Italy
Extended Reality and Digital Twins

Lecture 2: Luigi Gallo, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Touchless Interaction in surgery

Lecture 3: Monica Bordegoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Multisensory user experience

Lecture 4: Giuseppe Di Gironimo, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Virtual Reality applications in industrial engineering

Lecture 5: Vincenzo Ferrari, EndoCAS Center, Italy
Wearable Augmented Reality Displays to guide manual precision tasks

Lecture 6: Mariolino De Cecco, University of Trento, Italy
eXtended Reality for clinical eye augmentation

Lecture 7: Andrea Tarallo, University of Naples Federico II
Augmented Reality in industry

Lecture 7:  Antonio Emmanuele Uva, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Exploiting AR interfaces: minimal AR

Practical lectures

Practical lecture 1: Vincenzo Moscato, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Developing Virtual Reality Applications using Unity 3D

Practical lecture 2-1: Salvatore Gerbino, University of Campania, Italy
Cross Reality application for training in the perception of risk in the operating room

Practical lecture 2-2: Domenico Coccorese, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Developing Augmented Reality Applications for mobile using Unity 3D

 

Important Dates

– registration deadline and fee payment: September 15, 2021
– XR Summer School: November 16-22, 2021

 

Registration

The eXtendedl Reality Summer School participation fee, that includes lectures, daily lunches and coffee breaks as well as the welcome cocktail, is € 380 (including VAT). A participation fee of € 320 (including VAT) is reserved for the PhD students of the University of Naples.

For the payment is mandatory to carry out the summer school registration. The registration webpage will be available soon.

The payment must be made by bank transfer.

Bank transfer details:
Beneficiary: ATHENA SRL
IBAN: IT97T0538715000000001400891
Reason: XR SS 2021 + name of person attending the school

 

Venue

Complesso Universitario di S. Giovanni a Teduccio
Corso Nicolangelo Protopisani –  80146 Napoli

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Discover Naples

Naples is a beautiful Italian city that overlooks the sea, unique in its genre, non-conventional, alternative, and artistic, able to amaze every tourist with its beauty and its unaltered identity through time.

Thanks to its folklore, it is completely different from the other Italian cities: it is sufficient to think that its historic center (together with the pizza) has been considered as the UNESCO World Heritage and is the biggest one of Europe; in it, in fact, there are several monuments belonging to different historical periods, streets and alleys full of history and culture, amazing views, a cheerful and living nightlife, an ancient culinary tradition without equals in the world, a tasty street food, generous and friendly people, and an original and unique theatrical lifestyle.

Its central position also allows reaching the nearest islands as Capri, Ischia, and Procida (in approximately 30-60 mins.), the Amalfitan Coast, Ercolano, and Pompei. From the culinary point of view, it is possible not to eat only the tastiest pizza in the world.

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How to get there

From the Hotel Palazzo Esedra: Direct transfer via METRO Line 2.

From the train station Napoli Centrale (Piazza Garibaldi):

Route 1: approach the train station ‘Napoli Piazza Garibaldi’ at floor -1 of the Station Building and take METRO Line 2 Gianturco-Pozzuoli due to Pozzuoli. Stop to Napoli Campi Flegrei. Via Claudio is at 10 minutes walking distance through the square in front of the train station on the left side of the Stadium visible in front of the square.

Route 2: Take bus ANM Line 152 in front of the train station and stop at P. Tecchio; the trip lasts about 45 min. Via Claudio is at 10 minutes walking distance through the square in front of the train station, on the left side of the Stadium visible in front of the square.

Route 3: Take bus ANM Line M1N or Line M1NB and stop at P. Tecchio the trip lasts about 45 min. Via Claudio is at 10 minutes walking distance through the square in front of the train station, on the left side of the Stadium visible in front of the square.

From the airport Napoli Capodichino: Take Alibus or Line 3F and stop at Piazza Garibaldi, then refer to one of the 3 routes to move from Piazza Garibaldi to via Claudio 21.

From the highway: Take Tangenziale di Napoli (A56) exit number 10 Fuorigrotta, then turn on the left and go-ahead for 500m keeping the right, you will see a wide parking area aside the University on via Claudio.

 

Suggested accommodation

Hotel Palazzo Esedra
Piazzale Vincenzo Tecchio, 50 – 80125 Napoli
phone: +39 081 2421111
email: info@palazzoesedra.it
web: www.palazzoesedra.it

Special prices reserved for participants of the eXtended Reality PhD School:
–>  urban single room: € 70,00
–>  double single use urban room: € 80,00
–>  urban double room: € 90,00
–>  superior triple room: € 115,00

Prices are per room, per night.
VAT 10% and Italian breakfast included.
City tax not included (€ 4,00 per adult, per day).
Free wifi and parking.

Contacts

Lectures:
Lucio Tommaso De Paolis
email:
lucio.depaolis@unisalento.it
phone: +39 347 7045798

Logistics:
Umberto Cesaro
email: ucesaro@unina.it
phone: +39 081 76 83964

Osvaldo Danisi
email: osvaldo.danisi@unina.it

 

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