eXtended Reality Winter School 2021
“Immersive Presence, Augmented Visualization and Advanced Interaction”
November 15 – 20, 2021
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:
- Augmented and Virtual Reality Summer School 2019
- Augmented Reality Summer School 2018
- Virtual Reality Summer School 2017
Pasquale Arpaia, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Lucio Tommaso De Paolis, University of Salento, Italy
Marco Sacco, STIIMA-CNR, Italy
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
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
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
Lecture 1: Lucio Tommaso De Paolis, University of Salento, Italy
Extended Reality in medicine and surgery
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 8: Antonio Emmanuele Uva, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Exploiting AR interfaces: minimal AR
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
– registration deadline: September 30
– fee payment deadline: October 15
– XR Summer School: November 15-20, 2021
The XR Summer School registration fee includes lectures, daily lunches and coffee breaks as well as the welcome cocktail and the pizza party.
The regular registration fee is € 380 (including VAT). A registration fee of € 320 is reserved for PhD students of the University of Naples.
The registration fee does not include the accommodation costs.
The payment can be made either by bank transfer or by credit card. The registration webpage is available here.
Bank transfer details:
Beneficiary: ATHENA SRL
Reason: XR SS 2021 + name of person attending the school
Complesso Universitario di S. Giovanni a Teduccio
Corso Nicolangelo Protopisani – 80146 Napoli
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.
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.
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.
Welcome cocktail – Monday 15 November at 19,30
Pizza party – Wednesday 17 November at 20,30
Pizzeria EVO 50
Via Terracina, 375 – Napoli
phone: +39 081 76 83964