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Virtual Reality Conference, IEEE (2003)
Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 22, 2003 to Mar. 26, 2003
ISSN: 1087-8270
ISBN: 0-7695-1882-6
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Program Committee (PDF)

pp. xvii
Keynote Address
Paper Session I: Clusters and System Design for VR

Design of the Server Cluster to Support Avatar Migration (Abstract)

Yi-chang Du , Tamkang University
Jiung-yao Huang , Tamkang University
Chien-Min Wang , Academia Sinica
pp. 7

Syzygy: Native PC Cluster VR (Abstract)

Camille Goudeseune , Univ.of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Benjamin Schaeffer , Univ.of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
pp. 15

An Event-Based Data Distribution Mechanism for Collaborative Mobile Augmented Reality and Virtual Environments (Abstract)

Simon Julier , ITT Advanced Engineering & Sciences
Mark A. Livingston , Naval Research Laboratory
Yohan Baillot , ITT Advanced Engineering & Sciences
Dennis Brown , ITT Advanced Engineering & Sciences
pp. 23
Panel Session 1

VR in Industry: Where It Succeeds, Fails, and Needs Improvement (PDF)

Randall Smith , GM R&D
Geoff Dorn , University of Colorado
Paul Barham , Advanced Interactive Systems
Rob Leslie , Shell
pp. 33
Paper Session II: Large Display Systems and Augmented Reality

Construction of a Three-sided Immersive Telecollaboration System (Abstract)

Andreas M. Kunz , Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Christian P. Spagno , Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
pp. 37

Scalable 3D Representation for 3D Video Display in a Large-scale Space (Abstract)

Itaru Kitahara , University of Tsukuba
Yuichi Ohta , University of Tsukuba
pp. 45

Easy Calibration of a Head-Mounted Projective Display for Augmented Reality Systems (Abstract)

Hong Hua , University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of Hawaii at Manoa
Narendra Ahuja , University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chunyu Gao , University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
pp. 53

Augmented Virtual Environments (AVE): Dynamic Fusion of Imagery and 3D Models (Abstract)

Suya You , University of Southern California
Ulrich Neumann , University of Southern California
Jinhui Hu , University of Southern California
Bolan Jiang , University of Southern California
JongWeon Lee , University of Southern California
pp. 61
Paper Session III: Applications I

Interactive Cloth Simulation in Virtual Environments (Abstract)

Michael Keckeisen , University of T?bingen
Wolfgang Straßer , University of T?bingen
Stanislav L. Stoev , Egisys AG
Matthias Feurer , University of T?bingen
pp. 71

Training for Physical Tasks in Virtual Environments: Tai Chi (Abstract)

Rebecca Crivella , Carnegie Mellon University
Randy Pausch , Carnegie Mellon University
Philo Tan Chua , Carnegie Mellon University
Russ Schaaf , Carnegie Mellon University
Ning Hu , Carnegie Mellon University
Bo Daly , Carnegie Mellon University
Todd Camill , Carnegie Mellon University
Jessica Hodgins , Carnegie Mellon University
David Ventura , Carnegie Mellon University
pp. 87
Paper Session IV: VR in Medicine

Augmented Reality for Enhancement of Endoscopic Interventions (Abstract)

Wolfgang MÜLLER-WITTIG , Centre for Advanced Media Technology (CAMTech)
Gerrit VOSS , Centre for Advanced Media Technology (CAMTech)
Uli BOCKHOLT , Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (Fraunhofer-IGD)
Alexander BISLER , Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (Fraunhofer-IGD)
Mario BECKER , Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (Fraunhofer-IGD)
pp. 97

Combining Head-Mounted and Projector-Based Displays for Surgical Training (Abstract)

Kok-Lim Low , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Greg Welch , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Adrian Ilie , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Anselmo Lastra , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
pp. 110
Panel Session 1

Mixed Reality: The Continuum from Virtual to Augmented Reality (PDF)

Mark Mine , Walt Disney Imagineering
Doug Bowman , Virginia Tech
Chadwick Wingrave , Georgia Institute of Technology
Blair MacIntyre , Georgia Tech
Dieter Schmalstieg , Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Deborah Hix , Virginia Tech
pp. 121
Session V: Human Performance in VR

Effects of Handling Real Objects and Avatar Fidelity On Cognitive Task Performance in Virtual Environments (Abstract)

Benjamin Lok , University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Samir Naik , Disney Corporation
Mary Whitton , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Frederick P. Brooks Jr. , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
pp. 125

Maintaining Usability During 3D Placement Despite Delay (Abstract)

William Ribarsky , Georgia Inst. Tech.
Peter Woytiuk , Bioware
Neff Walker , UNAIDS
Benjamin Watson , Dept. Computer Science Northwestern Univ.
pp. 133

Effect of Latency on Presence in Stressful Virtual Environments (Abstract)

Mary C. Whitton , UNC-Chapel Hill
Michael Meehan , Stanford University
Sharif Razzaque , UNC-Chapel Hill
Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. , UNC-Chapel Hill
pp. 141

Human Movement Performance in Relation to Path Constraint - The Law of Steering in Locomotion (Abstract)

Shumin Zhai , IBM Almaden Research Center
Rogier Woltjer , Link?pings Universitet, Sweden
pp. 149
Banquet Keynote
Session VI: Multi-User Virtual Environments and Collaboration

MUVEES: a PC-based Multi-User Virtual Environment for Learning (Abstract)

Jim X. Chen , George Mason University
Bowen Loftin , Old Dominion University
Yonggao Yang , Prairie View A&M University
pp. 163

A New Collaborative Infrastructure: SCAPE (Abstract)

Leonard D. Brown , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Hong Hua , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of Hawaii at Manoa
N. Ahuja , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chunyu Gao , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
pp. 171

Managing Collaboration in the nanoManipulator (Abstract)

Diane H. Sonnenwald , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Aron T. Helser , 3rdTech, Inc.
Mary C. Whitton , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Thomas C. Hudson , University of North Carolina at Wilmington
pp. 180
Session VII: Tracking and User Interfaces in VR

Optical Tracking Using Projective Invariant Marker Pattern Properties (Abstract)

Jurriaan D. Mulder , Center for Mathematics and Computer Science
Robert van Liere , Center for Mathematics and Computer Science
pp. 191

VIS-Tracker: A Wearable Vision-Inertial Self-Tracker (Abstract)

Eric Foxlin , InterSense Inc.
Leonid Naimark , InterSense Inc.
pp. 199

Device Independence and Extensibility in Gesture Recognition (Abstract)

Roger Zimmermann , University of Southern California
Leana Golubchik , University of Southern California
Donghui Yan , University of Southern California
Cyrus Shahabi , University of Southern California
Jacob Eisenstein , University of Southern California
Shahram Ghandeharizadeh , University of Southern California
pp. 207
Session VIII: Haptic Devices and Object Manipulation

The Proactive Desk : A New Force Display System for a Digital Desk Using a 2-DOF Linear Induction Motor (Abstract)

Haruo Noma , ATR Media Information Science Laboratories
Nobuji Tetsutani , ATR Media Information Science Laboratories
Yasuyuki Yanagida , ATR Media Information Science Laboratories
pp. 217

A Taxonomy and Comparison of Haptic Actions for Disassembly Tasks (Abstract)

Aaron Bloomfield , University of Pennsylvania
Pascale Rondot , GE Global Research
Yu Deng , University of Pennsylvania
Norman Badler , University of Pennsylvania
Jeff Wampler , Air Force Research Laboratory
pp. 225

Dexterous Object Manipulation Based on Collision Response (Abstract)

Koichi Hirota , The University of Tokyo
Michitaka Hirose , The University of Tokyo
pp. 232
Session IX: Applications II

Virtual-SAP: An Immersive Tool for Visualizing the Response of Building Structures to Environmental Conditions (Abstract)

Qinwei Zhu , Department of Computer Science
John Lucas , Department of Computer Science
Marcio S. Pinho , UFRGS and Faculdade de Inform?tica
Alex Kalita , Department of Computer Science
Yunha Lee , Department of Architecture
Mehdi Setareh , Department of Architecture
Matthew Gracey , Department of Computer Science
Doug A. Bowman , Department of Computer Science
Malini Kothapalli , Department of Computer Science
Ameya Datey , Department of Computer Science
Pradeep Tumati , Department of Computer Science
Ndiwalana Ali , Department of Computer Science
pp. 243
Poster Papers

Depth Perception and Visual After-effects at Stereoscopic Workbench Displays (PDF)

C. Winkelholz , Information Processing and Ergonomics (FKIE)
J. Conradi , Information Processing and Ergonomics (FKIE)
T. Alexander , Information Processing and Ergonomics (FKIE)
pp. 269

Binocular Vision-Based Augmented Reality System with an Increased Registration Depth Using Dynamic Correction of Feature Positions (PDF)

Naokazu Yokoya , Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Steve Vallerand , Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Masayuki Kanbara , Nara Institute of Science and Technology
pp. 271

The Dichotomy of Presence Elements: The Where and What (PDF)

Sangwoo Hong , Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
Dongsik Cho , Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
Jihye Park , Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
Sungho Han , Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
Seungyong Lee , Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
Gerard Jounghyun Kim , Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
pp. 273

The blue-c Distributed Scene Graph (PDF)

Martin Naef , Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
Edouard Lamboray , Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
Markus Gross , Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
Oliver Staadt , University of California, Davis
pp. 275

Interactive Flowing of Highly Viscous Volumes in Virtual Environments (PDF)

Wei Li , State University of New York at Stony Brook
Xiaoming Wei , State University of New York at Stony Brook
Arie Kaufman , State University of New York at Stony Brook
pp. 281

An Experiment Comparing Double Exponential Smoothing and Kalman Filter-Based Predictive Tracking Algorithms (PDF)

Joseph J. LaViola Jr. , Brown University Technology Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Visualization
pp. 283

Evaluation of the ShapeTape Tracker for Wearable, Mobile Interaction (PDF)

J. Edward Swan II , Naval Research Laboratory
Lawrence Rosenblum , Naval Research Laboratory
Simon Julier , Naval Research Laboratory
Greg S. Schmidt , Naval Research Laboratory
Dennis Brown , Naval Research Laboratory
Mark A. Livingston , Naval Research Laboratory
Yohan Baillot , Naval Research Laboratory
Joshua J. Eliason , Naval Research Laboratory
pp. 285

Empirical Studies for Effective Near-Field Haptics in Virtual Environments (PDF)

Robert W. Lindeman , The George Washington University
Yasuyuki Yanagida , ATR Institute International
pp. 287

High Presence Remote Presentation in the Shared Immersive Virtual World (PDF)

Kazuto Kuzuu , The University of Tokyo
Toshio Yamada , MVL Research Center, TAO
Michitaka Hirose , The University of Tokyo
Tetsuro Ogi , MVL Research Center, TAO; The University of Tokyo
Masahiro Fujita , The University of Tokyo
pp. 289

Editing Real World Scenes: Augmented Reality with Image-based Rendering (PDF)

Keith Yerex , University of Alberta
Dana Cobzas , University of Alberta
Martin Jägersand , University of Alberta
pp. 291

The Influence of Rendering Quality on Presence And Task Performance in a Virtual Environment (PDF)

Abigail Panter , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Paul Zimmons , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
pp. 293
Tutorials

Recent Methods for Image-Based Modeling and Rendering (PDF)

Dana Cobzas , University of Alberta
Martin Jägersand , University of Alberta
Zachary Dodds , Harvey Mudd College
Darius Burschka , Johns Hopkins University
Gregory D. Hager , Johns Hopkins University
Keith Yerex , Virtual Universe Corporation
pp. 299

Scalable VR Application Authoring (PDF)

Patrick Hartling , Iowa State University
pp. 301

Introduction to VR Technology (PDF)

Jerry Isdale , HRL Laboratories, LLC
pp. 302
Workshop

Commodity Clusters for Virtual Reality (PDF)

Hank Kerzmarski , University of Illinois
Zhingeng Pan , Zhejiang University
Marcello Knorich Zuffo , University of Sao Paulo
Bruno Raffin , Lab ID, CNRS, INPG, INRIA, UJF
pp. 307
Research Demos

Integrated Virtual Human Interface System with Portable Virtual Reality Capability (PDF)

Bernadette Kiss , DigitalCustom Group Inc.
Gabor Szijarto , DigitalCustom Group Inc.
Barnabas Takacs , DigitalCustom Group Inc.
pp. 311

A Virtual Reality System for Neurobehavioral and fMRI Studies (PDF)

Gregg Stangl , Psychology Software Tools
Lee Basler , Psychology Software Tools
Ray Vereneck , Psychology Software Tools
Steve Baumann , Psychology Software Tools
Chris Neff , Psychology Software Tools
Walter Schneider , Psychology Software Tools
Scott Fetzick , Psychology Software Tools
pp. 312

360 Degree Panoramic HMD Immersion (PDF)

Kambiz Ghahremani , University of Southern California
Albert Rizzo , University of Southern California
Ulrich Newman , University of Southern California
pp. 313

Author's Index (PDF)

pp. 315
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