MVAR workshop at IEEE ISMAR 2018 in Munich

Our researchers Klen Čopič Pucihar and Matjaž Kljun from HICUP lab at UP FAMNIT have yesterday (16 October 2018) together
with professor from Utrecht University (Netherlands) and professor Daisuke Iwai from Osaka University (Japan) co-organised a succesfull 2nd international workshop on MULTIMODAL VIRTUAL & AUGMENTED REALITY (MVAR 2018)  in conjunction with the prestigious conference IEEE ISMAR 2018 – International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality. The workshop was attended by more than 50 participants.

Besides paper presentation we had two keynote speaches delivered by distinguished professors Alan Chalmers from University of Warwick (UK) and Stephan Lukosch from Delft University of Technology (Netherlands). The speaches were titiled “Real Virtuality: Recreating all five senses with perceptual accuracy” and “Designing for Engagement using Mixed Reality and Applied Games”.

The workshop ended with a panel about challenges and opportunities for multimodal, interactive virtual reality and augmented reality systems. A lively debate that followed initial presentations included discussion from darkened views on the future to opportunities that technologies can bring to our lives. The panelists were aforementioned professor Alan Chalmers, and two distinguished professors Rob Linderman from University of Canterbury (New Zealand) and Aaron Quigley.