Guest Editor's Introduction: Special Section on the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology
Martin Hachet received the PhD degree from the University of Bordeaux in 2003. He is a research scientist at INRIA Bordeaux. He is member of the Iparla project-team, which focus on computer graphics and 3D interaction for mobile users. His research interest is in 3D user interfaces in general, from immersive environments to mobile devices, and his current focus is on (multi)touch 3D interaction. He will chair IEEE 3DUI 2010. He was program cochair for VRST 2008, and he served as IPC member for various conferences including Eurographics 2008 and 2009. You can read more about him at http://www.labri.fr/~hachet.
Ernst Kruijff is a senior researcher at the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision, Graz University of Technology. Over the last 12 years, he has been active in the field of augmented and virtual reality, among others, through the coordination of multiple German and European research projects. His field of interest is the design, development, and evaluation of spatial interfaces. Currently, his focus is on outdoor augmented reality applications. Over the years, he served multiple international program committees and chairs, including IEEE 3DUI, ACM VRST, and IEEE VR. He is coauthor of the reference book "3D User Interfaces, Theory and Practice" (Addison-Wesley, 2005). You can read more about him at http://www.icg.tugraz.at/Members/kruijff.
• M. Hachet is with INRIA Bordeaux—Sud-Ouest, 351 cours de la Libération, 33405 Talence Cedex, France. E-mail: Martin.Hachet@inria.fr.
• E. Kruijff is with the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision, Graz University of Technology, A-8010 Graz, Austria.
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