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Virtual Reality Conference, IEEE (2005)
Bonn, Germany
Mar. 12, 2005 to Mar. 16, 2005
ISSN: 1087-8270
ISBN: 0-7803-8929-8
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction

Keynote Address: Making and Measuring Effective Virtual Environments (PDF)

Fred Brooks , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
pp. xiii
Session 1: Studies I: Perception

The Hand is Slower than the Eye: A Quantitative Exploration of Visual Dominance over Proprioception (Abstract)

Sharif Razzaque , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Eric Burns , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mary C. Whitton , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Abigail T. Panter , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Matthew R. McCallus , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
pp. 3-10

An Empirical User-based Study of Text Drawing Styles and Outdoor Background Textures for Augmented Reality (PDF)

Robert S. Schulman , Virginia Tech
John Lucas , Virginia Tech
Divya Gupta , Nokia
Joseph L. Gabbard , Virginia Tech
J. Edward Swan II , Mississippi State University
Deborah Hix , Virginia Tech
pp. 11-18, 317

Influence of Color/Display Ratio on the Perception of Mass of Manipulated Objects in Virtual Environments (Abstract)

Simon Richir , University of Angers
Lionel Dominjon , University of Angers
Jean-Marie Burkhardt , University of Paris 5/INRIA
Anatole L?cuyer , INRIA/IRISA
Paul Richard , University of Angers
pp. 19-25, 318
Session 2: Distributed Systems

Supporting Scalable Peer to Peer Virtual Environments Using Frontier Sets (Abstract)

Anthony Steed , University College London
Cameron Angus , University College London
pp. 27-34

DICE: Internet Delivery of Immersive Voice Communication for Crowded Virtual Spaces (Abstract)

Mehran Dowlatshahi , University of Wollongong
Farzad Safaei , University of Wollongong
Paul Boustead , University of Wollongong
pp. 35-41
Session 3: Systems

Automatic Data Exchange and Synchronization for Knowledge-Based Intelligent Virtual Environments (Abstract)

Malte Schilling , University of Bielefeld
Guido Heumer , University of Bielefeld
Marc Erich Latoschik , University of Bielefeld
pp. 43-50

Flexible Parametrization of Scene Graphs (Abstract)

Gerhard Reitmayr , University of Cambridge
Dieter Schmalstieg , Graz University of Technology
pp. 51-58

Quick-CULLIDE: Fast Inter- and Intra-Object Collision Culling Using Graphics Hardware (Abstract)

Naga K. Govindaraju , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ming C. Lin , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dinesh Manocha , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
pp. 59-66, 319
Session 4: Tracking

Self-Calibrating Optical Motion Tracking for Articulated Bodies (Abstract)

Sandip Sar-Dessai , RWTH Aachen University
Leif Kobbelt , RWTH Aachen University
Alexander Hornung , RWTH Aachen University
pp. 75-82
Session 5: Interaction

Realistic Virtual Grasping (Abstract)

Arun P. Indugula , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Christoph W. Borst , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
pp. 91-98, 320

Multi-Viewpoint Images for Multi-User Interaction (Abstract)

Sascha Scholz , Fraunhofer IMK Virtual Environments
Andreas Simon , Fraunhofer IMK Virtual Environments
pp. 107-113
Session 6: Studies II: Navigation

Comparing VE Locomotion Interfaces (Abstract)

Sarah J. Poulton , Hollins University
Jeff Feasel , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mary C. Whitton , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Paul Zimmons , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Joseph V. Cohn , U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Brandi McLeod , University of Maryland at College Park
Sharif Razzaque , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
pp. 123-130

Towards Lean and Elegant Self-Motion Simulation in Virtual Reality (Abstract)

Bernhard E. Riecke , Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Heinrich H. B?lthoff , Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
J? Schulte-Pelkum , Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Franck Caniard , Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
pp. 131-138
Session 7: Simulators

GPU Accelerated Surgical Simulators for Complex Morphology (Abstract)

Thomas Sangild S?rensen , University of Aarhus
Jesper Mosegaard , University of Aarhus
pp. 147-154, 323

Steering Behaviors for Autonomous Vehicles in Virtual Environments (Abstract)

Joseph K. Kearney , University of Iowa
James Cremer , University of Iowa
Peter Willemsen , University of Utah
Hongling Wang , University of Iowa
pp. 155-162
Session 8: Studies III: Interaction and Collaboration

Exploring Individual Differences in Raybased Selection; Strategies and Traits (PDF)

Ryan Tintner , Georgia Tech
Bruce N. Walker , Georgia Tech
Chadwick A. Wingrave , Virginia Tech
Larry F. Hodges , University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Doug A. Bowman , Virginia Tech
pp. 163-170

Immersiveness and Symmetry in Copresent Scenarios (Abstract)

Ilona Heldal , Chalmers University of Technology
Anthony Steed , University College London
Josef Widestr? , Chalmers University of Technology
Ann-Sofie Axelsson , Chalmers University of Technology
Maria Spante , Chalmers University of Technology
Ralph Schroeder , Oxford University
pp. 171-178

Experiences in Using Immersive Virtual Characters to Educate Medical Communication Skills (Abstract)

Jonathan Hernandez , University of Florida
Jonathan Jackson , University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Benjamin Lok , University of Florida
Robert Dickerson , University of Florida
Amy Stevens , University of Florida
D. Scott Lind , University of Florida
Min Shin , University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Andrew Raij , University of Florida
Kyle Johnsen , University of Florida
pp. 179-186, 324
Session 9: AR

APRIL A High-Level Framework for Creating Augmented Reality Presentations (Abstract)

Dieter Schmalstieg , Vienna University of Technology
Florian Ledermann , Vienna University of Technology
pp. 187-194

Stylized Augmented Reality for Improved Immersion (Abstract)

Dirk Bartz , University of Tübingen
Jan Fischer , University of Tübingen
Wolfgang Stra?er , University of Tübingen
pp. 195-202, 325
Session 10: Real and Virtual

Cross-Dimensional Gestural Interaction Techniques for Hybrid Imrnersive Environments (Abstract)

Edward W. Ishak , Columbia University
Steven Feiner , Columbia University
Hrvoje Benko , Columbia University
pp. 209-216, 327

Spherical Stereo for the Construction of Immersive VR Environment (Abstract)

Kiyotaka Fukumori , Iwate University
Shigang Li , Iwate University
pp. 217-222, 328

CirculaFloor: A Locomotion Interface Using Circulation of Movable Tiles (Abstract)

Hiroyuki Fukushima , University of Tsukuba
Haruo Noma , ATR Media Information Science Labs
Hiroo Iwata , University of Tsukuba and ATR Media Information Science Labs
Hiroaki Yano , University of Tsukuba and ATR Media Information Science Labs
pp. 223-230
Sketches

VRhino II: Flow Field Visualization inside the Human Nasal Cavity (Abstract)

Bernd Hentschel , RWTH Aachen University
Christian Bischof , RWTH Aachen University
Torsten Kuhlen , RWTH Aachen University
pp. 233-236

Explorative Analysis of Medical Study Data (Abstract)

André Hinkenjann , University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Nils Neumaier , University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
pp. 237-240

Surgical Laser Augmented with Haptic Feedback and Visible Trajectory (Abstract)

Peter R. Rizun , University of Calgary
Garnette R. Sutherland , University of Calgary
pp. 241-244

A Geometry Education Haptic VR Application Based on a New Virtual Hand Representation (Abstract)

M. G. Strintzis , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Informatics and Telematics Institute
G. Nikolakis , Informatics and Telematics Institute
D. Tzovaras , Informatics and Telematics Institute
K. Moustakas , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
pp. 245-248

Template Based Authoring for AR Based Service Scenarios (Abstract)

Ingo Stock , BMW Group
Laurent Chauvign? , BMW Group
Christian Kn?pfle , Fraunhofer-IGD
Jens Weidenhausen , Fraunhofer-IGD
pp. 249-252

Dynamic Texturing of Real Objects in an Augmented Reality System (PDF)

Thomas Psik , Vienna University of Technology
Krešimir Matković , VRVis Research Center
Ina Wagner , Vienna University of Technology
Denis Gračanin , Virginia Tech
pp. 257-260, 329

The XYZ Virtual Workspace (Abstract)

Jonathan Knispel , University of Western Australia
pp. 261-264
Posters

Echo: A Method to Improve the Task Performance of CVEs (PDF)

Ling Chen , Zhejiang University
Gencai Chen , Zhejiang University
Hong Chen , Zhejiang University
pp. 269-270

iFlashBack: A Wearable Electronic Mnemonics to Retain Episodic Memory Visually Real by Video Aided Rehearsal (PDF)

Koichi Hirota , University of Tokyo
Yasushi Ikei , Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology
Michitaka Hirose , University of Tokyo
Yoji Hirose , Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
pp. 273-274

Navigation and Interaction in a Multi-Scale Stereoscopic Environment (PDF)

Zachary Wartell , University of North Carolina at Charlotte
William Ribarsky , University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Ernst Houtgast , Delft University of Technology
Onno Pfeiffer , Delft University of Technology
Frits Post , Delft University of Technology
pp. 275-276

An Effect of a Large Overlapped Area of Stereo Pairs at the Working Point on a Spatial Multi-Resolution Stereoscopic Video System (PDF)

Takafumi Ienaga , Institute of Systems & Information Technologies/KYUSHU
Kazunori Shidoji , Kyushu University
Shigeo Araki , Kyushu University
Makoto Otsuru , Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Katsuya Matsunaga , Kyushu University
Yuji Matsuki , Kyushu University
pp. 277-278

3D Warp Brush: Interactive Free-Form Modeling on the Responsive Workbench (PDF)

Yong Joo Kil , University of California at Davis
Pietro Renzulli , Politecnico di Bari
Bernd Hamann , University of California at Davis
Oliver Kreylos , University of California at Davis
Giuseppe Monno , Politecnico di Bari
Oliver Staadt , University of California at Davis
pp. 279-280

High-Level Semantics Representation for Intelligent Simulative Environments (PDF)

Peter Biermann , University of Bielefeld
Marc Erich Latoschik , University of Bielefeld
Ipke Wachsmuth , University of Bielefeld
pp. 283-284

Design of a Wireless Tactor System for Haptic Feedback in Virtual Reality (PDF)

Kazuhiro Kuwabara , ATR International
Yasuyuki Yanagida , ATR International
Ken-ichi Hosaka , ATR International
Robert W. Lindeman , George Washington University and ATR International
Haruo Noma , ATR International
pp. 285-286

Objective Measures for the Effectiveness of Augmented Reality (PDF)

Catherine Zanbaka , Naval Research Laboratory
Mark A. Livingston , Naval Research Laboratory
Harvey S. Smallman , Naval Research Laboratory
J. Edward Swan II , Naval Research Laboratory
pp. 287-288

Virtual Acceleration with Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation in Virtual Reality Environment (PDF)

Taro Maeda , NTT Communication Science Laboratories
Maki Sugimoto , University of Electro-Communications
Hideyuki Ando , NTT Communication Science Laboratories
pp. 289-290

Key Action Control of Multiple Human Characters (PDF)

Jun Takazawa , University of Tsukuba
Hiroshi Mori , University of Tsukuba
Junichi Hoshino , University of Tsukuba
pp. 291-292

Internal and External Scene Graphs: A New Approach for Flexible Distributed Render Engines (PDF)

Thorsten Fröhlich , Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology
Jan Ohlenburg , Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology
Wolfgang Broll , Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology
pp. 293-294
Panels

Virtual Reality and Spatial Ability (PDF)

Skip Rizzo , University of Southern California
Robert Astur , Yale University
Frank Tendick , University of California at San Francisco
Gerard Jounghyun Kim , Pohang University of Science and Technology
Hannes Kaufmann , Vienna University of Technology
Rudolph P. Darken , Naval Postgraduate School
pp. 299-300

Virtual Technologies in the Manufacturing Industry (PDF)

Peter Zimmermann , Volkswagon
Thomas T. Jaeger , DaimlerChrysler
Jean Lorisson , PSA Peugeot Citroen
pp. 301-302

VR — A Reality Check? (PDF)

Stephen H. Westin , Cornell University
Randall C. Smith , General Motors Inc.
Dan Sandin , University of Illinois at Chicago
Brian D. Fisher , Simon Fraser University
pp. 303
Tutorials

Human-Centered Fidelity Metrics for Virtual Environment Simulations (PDF)

Nadia Magnenat Thalmann , University of Geneva
Katerina Mania , University of Sussex
Nick Mourkoussis , University of Sussex
Douglas Cunningham , Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Bernard D. Adelstein , NASA Ames Research Centre
J. Edward Swan II , Mississippi State University
Heinrich Bulthoff , Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Katerina Mania , University of Sussex
Tom Troscianko , University of Bristol
pp. 308

Real-Time Collision Detection for Dynamic Virtual Environments (PDF)

Arnulph Fuhrmann , Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics
Laks Raghupathi , INRIA Rhone-A pes
Matthias Teschner , University of Freiburg
Bruno Heidelberger , ETH Zürich
Stefan Kimmerle , Tübingen University
Gabriel Zachmann , Bonn University
pp. 310

Aiding and Evaluating Navigation (PDF)

Roy A. Ruddle , University of Leeds
pp. 311
Workshops

New Directions in 3D User Interfaces (PDF)

Bernd Frohlich , Bauhaus University
Wolfgang Stuerzlinger , York University
Doug A. Bowman , Virginia Tech
Yoshifumi Kitamura , Osaka University
pp. 312

Emerging Display Technologies - New Systems and Applications From Images to Sensing, Interaction and Enhancement (PDF)

Andreas Simon , Fraunhofer IMK
Mark Bolas , University of Southern California and Fakespace Labs
Greg Welch , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
pp. 313
Author Index

Author Index (PDF)

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