Workshop on Next Generation Mixed-Reality Systems

Date(s) - 11/04/2017
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

School of Computing Science

SICSA Research Challenge Next Generation Mixed Reality Systems is organising a workshop on Tuesday 1 April at the University of Glasgow

Workshop scope:
Mixed-Reality systems allow the merger of real and virtual worlds to produce new environments in which physical and digital objects coexist and interact in real time. Events take place in a mix of reality and virtual reality, and physical location may affect virtual capability and vice versa. Head-up-displays (e.g., BMW augmented-reality windshield, Eurofighter Typhoon cockpit) and head-mounted-displays (e.g., Microsoft Hololens, Oculus Rift, Google Glass) are rapidly being integrated with and even replacing traditional computer and mobile phone displays. Moreover, these new
devices are portable or, in some cases, wearable and are equipped with positioning systems such as GPS or Bluetooth. Application areas of mixed-reality systems play an increasing societal and economic role: these range from remote surgery, to wildlife conservation, from entertainment to education. Several issues and difficulties have emerged with the development and usage of early systems: wrong assumptions about spatial context, incompleteness in the design and security/privacy issues, probabilistic aspects (e.g., GPS drift, human behaviour).  This workshop aims to bring together leading academics and industry stakeholders to identify and discuss in a friendly and informal setting the most pressing questions posed by the widespread deployment of Mixed-Reality systems.
Call for speakers
We invite contributions on all aspects of Mixed-Reality systems, including but not limited to:
● New mathematical frameworks to formally reason about Mixed-Reality systems with particular focus on contextual behaviours, human interactions, sensing and mobile devices.
● Discussions on the most pressing questions posed by the widespread deployment of Mixed-Reality systems.
● Modelling and analysis techniques for Mixed-Reality systems, limitations and exploration of future research directions with emphasis on IoT infrastructure, security and adaptive behaviours.
● Analysis of probabilistic and quantitative aspects.
● Case studies “in the wild”.

Please get directly in touch with the Research Challenge Leader Dr Michele Sevegnani ( by April 5 at 17:00.

Travel grants for students
Travel grants for students at Scottish institutions are available.


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