18 July, 2007

[CFP] ISMAR 2007 Demo (deadline 31st Aug)

複合現実感分野で最も権威のある国際会議 ISMAR が,今秋日本で開催されます.

ISMAR は,当学会複合現実感研究委員会が主催したISMRと,欧米のISARが 2002
年に合併して誕生した国際会議で,今年が第6回となります。

ISMAR 03 が東京で開催されて以来,4年振りに日本に帰ってくる ISMAR に,皆
様の研究成果を多数出展いただけることを期待しております.

 主催 当学会複合現実感研究委員会 / IEEE
 会場 奈良県新公会堂
 会期 11月13日(火)〜11月16日(金)
 技術展示出展申込締切 8月31日(金)
 ホームページ http://www.ismar07.org/

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************** CALL FOR DEMOS -- ISMAR 2007 **************
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Following the established tradition of showcasing the State of the Art
in Augmented and Mixed Reality applications, ISMAR 07 is calling for
submissions of demonstrations.

The demo session is tentatively scheduled for Thursday November 15th.
Demo presenters will also have one minute and two slides to draw the
crowds to their demo during a Demo Fast Forward early in the
conference.

Contact: Masahiko Inami, Demo Chair (ismar-demo@inami.info)

Demo Submission Guidelines
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Demo submissions are due August 31th, 2007.

To submit a proposal for a demo, please send email to
ismar-demo@inami.info containing

The title of the proposed demonstration
The names of the authors
A brief abstract with keywords
The name, mailing address, telephone, fax number and email address of
the contact author

A one-page storyboard describing your demo.
What makes it unique and special?
Why will it draw a big crowd?
Would your grandma want to see it?
Why? Or would an AR expert want to see it and why?

[Optional] Video of the demo
URL of your video of the demo.
(Video in QuickTime, MPEG, or Windows Media Viewer not to exceed 50 MB
is recommended. Please do NOT send your
video by email.)

In addition, we need the following information for planning the
demonstration space:

The amount of floor or desktop space needed (length, width, height)
The list of equipment you will bring (be as detailed as you can be)
Any power, socket and outlet needs (110V AC US sockets are available)
Networking requirements (beyond the common mail/web access)
Any environmental requirements (does this demonstration require a dark
environment? Does it produce or is sensitive to a large amount of noise
or light? Etc.)

After sending email, you should get a notification that your email has
been received.

Yours

Masahiko Inami
ISMAR 07 Demonstration Chair

16 July, 2007

[CFP]CITASA Mini-Conference MC3.0 on August 12, 2007 in SecondLife.

エンタテイメント系の学会のCFPなのであるが、なんと開催地がSecondLife内。
渡航費安くていいんだけど、何着ていくか困るな(違うって)。

This is a CFP of an entertainment academic conference.
However it will be held in SecondLife!
It sound good price for voyage but it may difficult to decide which clothes I can wear to here :-p

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MC3.0 - Call for Participation

CITASA Mini-Conference MC3.0 on August 12, 2007 in SecondLife.

1) Anyone interested in participating as a presenter or discussant (seetopics below) should contact one of the MC3.0 organizers by July 23, 2007.

2) Anyone may attend the MC3.0 SecondLife session that wil be held August12, 5:00 - 8:30 pm (EDT) during the ASA meetings. There will be nocentral physical location for MC3.0, but there will be an opportunity forinformal, face-to-face discussion during the CITASA joint reception withthe section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology on August 13th(6:30-8:30 pm) in the Hilton.

3) To attend MC3.0 you should have an active SecondLife account and befamiliar with the basics of SecondLife navigation and communication. Opportunities for discussion in SecondLife will follow each of the threemain presentations.

4) CITASA will provide personalized SecondLife orientation assistance andtelephone support July 24 through July 27 between 5 and 9 pm (EDT). Toarrange a session send email to jwitte@clemson.edu

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT

Web 2.0 and Beyond:The Sociological Significance of Virtual Worlds Supplanting Cyberspace

Event: CITASA 3rd Mini-Conference to be held in the Metaverse ¬ Second LifeDate of Event: Sunday, August 12th, 2007Time: 5:00-8:30pm EDT / 2:00¬5:30 pm PDT /SLTLocation Details: The GNWC Virtual Centre for Digital Media in Second LifeUniversity Project (150, 84, 23)http://slurl.com/secondlife/University%20Project/150/84/23

For the third year in a row the Communication and Information TechnologySection (CITASA) of the American Sociological Association (ASA) will hold a Mini-Conference as part of the ASA's annual meeting. This year's ASAmeeting will be held in New York City, while the primary venue forCITASA's MC3.0 will be held in Second Life. (www.secondlife.com). SecondLife is a 3d virtual world with nearly 8 million residents, who's lifelikeavatars participate in a wide range of economic, social, educational andrecreational activities. The virtual location for MC3.0 will be theVirtual Centre for Digital Media created by the Masters of Digital MediaProgram at Great Northern Way Campus (Vancouver, BC). The physicallocation of the conference will be wherever the participants findthemselves-in New York and elsewhere-at the time.

MC3.0 will focus on three broad areas:* Social Networking Sites (Facebook, Flickr, YouTube etc)* Videogames & Gaming (World Of Warcraft, Console games etc)* Virtual Worlds (Second Life, Active Worlds etc)

Key Questions that will be addressed 1) What is the sociologicalsignificance of the Web2.0 (and beyond) mediated form of socialinteraction? 2) How can these forms of online interaction serve as basesfor sociological research? 3) Specifically, what is the pedagogical valueof the virtual world experience?

See the CITASA website after July 13, 2007 for more information or jointhe CITASA group on Facebook. Individuals interested in presenting orserving as discussants should contact one of the MC organizers listedbelow. CITASA sponsored Second Life orientation sessions will be availableprior to the event for those new to the virtual world.

CITASA MC3.0 organizers Tracy Kennedy tkennedy a netwomen.ca Anabel Quan-Haase aquan a uwo.ca Joanna Robinson joanna a gnwc.ca Jim Witte jwitte a clemson.edu


Akihiko Shirai, Ph.D
Invited Researcher
Presence & Innovation Laboratory ENSAM France
http://akihiko.shirai.as/

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15 July, 2007

AceSpeeder2 finally released!!

Today Mr.Nakatani has finished AceSpeeder2 finally!!
Now we can download from here.
http://www.raingraph.com/acespeeder2.htm

The price is 1,800YEN(=11Euro) as a shareware.

Nakatani payed 5 years for this title...
...anway try to play it now!

05 July, 2007

[CFP] MobileHCI'07, Singapore

From Adrian David Cheok

Dear Shirai Akihiko,

MobileHCI'07, 9th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
09 to 12 September 2007
Singapore
(www.mobilehci2007.org)

The MobileHCI 2007 conference is organized jointly by ACM SIG CHI (The Singapore Chapter) and the Mixed Reality Lab, National University of Singapore. Venue for the conference will be held at the Singapore Polytechnic Auditorium.

MobileHCI is a leading conference in the field of Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services. The 9th conference in the MobileHCI series provides a forum for academics and practitioners to discuss the challenges, potential solutions and innovations towards effective interaction with mobile systems and services.

Conference Highlights
=====================

New for 2007
The Best Paper (Gold Medal), Best Demo (Gold Medal), and Excellent Paper/Demo (Certificate) prizes will be awarded.

Conference Registration
Registration for MobileHCI'07 is now open. Please use the form at www.mobilehci2007.org to register. Early Bird conference registration is July 31 2007.

Workshop Registration
Workshop participation fee reduced from USD $100 to USD $0 for any registered attendees of Mobile HCI including students. For those who have already registered and paid the fee, the amount USD $100 will be returned to you directly.

Workshops
-SAMD 2007: Spatial Audio for Mobile Devices (http://www.samd.nus.edu.sg)
-Fun and fast? Exploring the Factors of Usability for Designing Successful Mobile Business Services (http://www.cs.tut.fi/ihte/projects/momento/mobilehci07/)
-In-situ 2007: using mobile devices and emergent technology for in-situ evaluations (http://insitu2007.freeband.nl/)
-Mobile Internet User Experience http://wiki.research.nokia.com/index.php/MobileInternetUX)
-Mobile HCI for Emergencies (http://vxp.fit.fraunhofer.de/mobile-hci- for-emergencies.htm)
-5th International Workshop on: ìHCI in Mobile Guidesî (http://www.mguides.info)
-MIRW 2007: Mobile Interaction with the Real World (http://www.medien.ifi.lmu.de/mirw2007/)
-MobiMundi: Exploring the Impact of Current and Emerging Mobile Technologies and Services on Society (http://www.mobimundi.net/)
-SiMPE 2007: Speech in Mobile and Pervasive Environments (http://research.ihost.com/SiMPE/)
-Users' Attachment to Mobile Devices and Services (http://workshops.icts.sbg.ac.at/mobilehci2007Emotion/)

Tutorials
-Crafting the Mobile Experience
-The Heuristic Evaluation Method for Mobile Games
-3D Graphics on Mobile Device and Multimodal Interaction
-Mobile Online Game Development with the Multi-User Publishing Environment Application Platform
-Handheld Usability: Design, Prototyping, & Usability Testing for Mobile Phones

Industrial Case Studies
-Design Sketch: The Context of Mobile Interaction
-Customer Experience and Mobile Marketing
-Interactive aesthetics ñ Culture and Games
-The Digital Workbook; Using Web 2.0 for Generative Research Purposes
-Combining Methods to Evaluate Mobile Usability
-An Industrial Case Study on Wearable Computing applications

Conference Program
The conference is packed with very high quality papers. Conference program is available soon on the MobileHCI'07 website.

For more information, please visit (www.mobilehci2007.org)

Looking forward to welcoming you in Singapore!
Adrian David Cheok (General Chair)



Akihiko Shirai, Ph.D
Invited Researcher
Presence & Innovation Laboratory ENSAM France
http://akihiko.shirai.as/

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Lucas SHIRAI has come!

Bonjour a tous,
Hello everyone,

I am sorry to make a long sleep on this blog.

At 8th June, my 2nd son "Lucas" has come to my home!


(click to visit his special website!)

"Lucas", it pronounces as "RUKA" in french.
It works in Japanese (it may sounds a girl's name but possible).
In English, he will be called as "Lu-ka-su" like Georges LUCAS ;-)
Saint Lucas is a patron of Artist and Doctors.
And now he is French nationality (Japanese nationality will be get soon.)
Anyway I hope he becomes an international child.


So, now I have a lot of experiences about baby sitting with IT...
It is a good chance to enlarge my knowledges for mothers...!


Akihiko Shirai, Ph.D
Invited Researcher
Presence & Innovation Laboratory ENSAM France
http://akihiko.shirai.as/

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