International Symposium on Pervasive Displays

CCG organizes in cooperation with ACM / SIGCHI the International Symposium on Pervasive Displays to bring together researchers from various disciplines with a common interest on the opportunities and challenges raised by the emergence of pervasive display systems as a new communication medium for public and semi-public spaces.

More information: http://www.pervasivedisplays.org/2012

Smart City. How Internet and ICT new technologies change people and generations lifestyles

The conference on Smart City. How Internet and ICT new technologies change people and generations lifestyles" organized by Informatica Trentina and Fondazione Graphitech aims to explore cities and territories opportunities, outlining the existing changes scenario and activating a comparison on how Internet and ICT new technologies can change people and generations lifestyles and relationships in a urban setting.

The main subject will be developed with the "Smart cities. Smart citizens" speech by prof. Carlo Ratti, Director of the SENSEable Lab of the MIT (Boston, MA, USA).

More information: http://2012.festivaleconomia.eu

Metaverse1 project received silver 2011 ITEA2 Outstanding Achievement Award

Recently the Metaverse1 project received the Silver 2011 ITEA2 Outstanding Achievement Award at the ITEA2 / Artemis co-summit in Helsinki after a final plenary project presentation. About 15 candidate projects were in the running to receive this price.

Metaverse1 project deals with the interoperability between Virtual worlds (as for example Second Life, World of Warcraft, IMVU, Active Worlds, Google Earth and many others) and the Real world (sensors, actuators, vision and rendering, social and welfare systems, banking, insurance, travel, real estate and many others) and delivered a standardized global framework.

Through the development of this project, Vicomtech-IK4 has contributed actively on the specification of avatars of the new international MPEG-V standard.