eXtended Reality Spring School 2022

“Immersive Presence, Augmented Visualization and Advanced Interaction”

May 2 – 7, 2022   –   Naples, Italy

The main aim of the eXtended Reality Spring School 2022 is to propose a privileged moment for stimulating discussions and exchanging scientific experiences and technical results related to eXtended Reality technology.

eXtended Reality (XR) is an emerging umbrella term for all the immersive technologies – Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR) – that aims to extend the user senses by blending the virtual and real worlds and creating a fully immersive experience.

Unlike Virtual Reality technology that completely immerses users inside a synthetic environment where they cannot see the real world around them, Augmented Reality permits the real-time fusion of computer-generated digital contents with the real world and Mixed Reality seamlessly integrates these digital objects into reality and the user is under the impression that the virtual and real objects coexist in the same space.

Many applications of XR technologies have been developed in different fields (medicine, education, arts, cultural heritage, entertainment, military, and industry). Recently, new concepts such as Natural User Interfaces and Mobile Immersion have emerged and permit to combine these technologies with new mobile human-machine interfaces. Consequently, mobile immersion will allow users to move away from purely physical communication mode to a mixed/augmented reality communication, interaction, and collaboration mode. Interactions will be natural and augmentations will become ubiquitous.

The School is open to Ph.D. and Master students, post-doctoral researchers, and academic or industrial researchers; Ph.D. students will receive credits (CFU/ECTS).

The thematic area of XR Spring School 2022 is mainly focused on AR, VR and MR technologies and applications in healthcare and industry.

Minimum number of participants: 25

In order to accommodate a large number of situations, XR Spring School 2022 will be a hybrid event, giving participants the opportunity to attend the event in-person or online.

The XR Spring School is a satellite event of the International Conference on eXtended Reality (XR Salento).

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General Chairs

Pasquale Arpaia, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Lucio Tommaso De Paolis, University of Salento, Italy
Marco Sacco, STIIMA-CNR, Italy

Scientific Committee

Vitoantonio Bevilacqua, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Monica Bordegoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Patrick Bourdot, CNRS/LIMSI, University Paris-Sud, France
Egidio De Benedetto, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Giuseppe Di Gironimo, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Vincenzo Ferrari, EndoCAS Center, Italy
Antonio Lanzotti, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Vincenzo Moscato, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Roberto Prevete, University of Naples Federico II, Italy 
Paolo Proietti, MIMOS, Italy
Fabrizio Nunnari, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Saarbrücken, Germany
Andrea Tarallo, University of Naples, Italy
Antonio Emmanuele Uva, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Luigi Gallo, ICAR-CNR, Italy

Organizing Committee

Andrea Apicella, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Maria Cristina Barba, University of Salento, Italy
Umberto Cesaro, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Osvaldo Danisi, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Valerio De Luca, University of Salento, Italy
Giovanni D’Errico, University of Salento, Italy
Luigi Duraccio, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Nicola Moccaldi, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Silke Miss, XRtechnology, Italy
Ilenia Paladini, University of Salento, Italy

Program

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Keynote speakers

Keynote speaker 1: Marco Sacco, STIIMA-CNR, Italy
Are XR technologies ready for manufacturing?

Keynote speaker 2: Vitantonio Bevilacqua, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Machine learning approaches to process images and support precision medicine and industry 4.0

Lectures

Lecture 1: Lucio Tommaso De Paolis, University of Salento, Italy
Extended Reality in medicine and surgery

Lecture 2: Luigi Gallo, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Touchless Interaction in surgery

Lecture 3: Monica Bordegoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Multisensory user experience

Lecture 4: Giuseppe Di Gironimo, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Virtual Reality applications in industrial engineering

Lecture 5: Vincenzo Ferrari, EndoCAS Center, Italy
Wearable Augmented Reality Displays to guide manual precision tasks

Lecture 6: Mariolino De Cecco, University of Trento, Italy
eXtended Reality for clinical eye augmentation

Lecture 7: Andrea Tarallo, University of Naples Federico II
Augmented Reality in industry

Lecture 8:  Antonio Emmanuele Uva, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Exploiting AR interfaces: minimal AR

Practical lectures

Practical lecture 1: Vincenzo Moscato, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Developing Virtual Reality Applications using Unity 3D

Practical lecture 2-1: Salvatore Gerbino, University of Campania, Italy
Cross Reality application for training in the perception of risk in the operating room

Practical lecture 2-2: Domenico Coccorese, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Developing Augmented Reality Applications for mobile using Unity 3D

Important Dates

– registration deadline: March 31, 2022

– fee payment deadline: April 10, 2022

– XR Summer School: May 2-7, 2022

 

Registration

The XR Spring School registration fee includes lectures, daily lunches and coffee breaks as well as the welcome cocktail and the pizza party.

For the attendance in presence, the registration fee is € 380 (including VAT). A registration fee of € 320 is reserved for PhD students of the University of Naples.

For the virtual participation, the regular registration fee is € 300 (including VAT).

The registration fee does not include the accommodation costs.

The payment can be made either by bank transfer or by credit card. The registration webpage is available here.

Bank transfer details:
Beneficiary: ATHENA SRL
IBAN: IT97T0538715000000001400891
Reason: XR SS 2022 + name of person attending the school

Venue

Complesso Universitario di S. Giovanni a Teduccio
Corso Nicolangelo Protopisani –  80146 Napoli

Discover Naples

Naples is a beautiful Italian city that overlooks the sea, unique in its genre, non-conventional, alternative, and artistic, able to amaze every tourist with its beauty and its unaltered identity through time.

Thanks to its folklore, it is completely different from the other Italian cities: it is sufficient to think that its historic center (together with the pizza) has been considered as the UNESCO World Heritage and is the biggest one of Europe; in it, in fact, there are several monuments belonging to different historical periods, streets and alleys full of history and culture, amazing views, a cheerful and living nightlife, an ancient culinary tradition without equals in the world, a tasty street food, generous and friendly people, and an original and unique theatrical lifestyle.

Its central position also allows reaching the nearest islands as Capri, Ischia, and Procida (in approximately 30-60 mins.), the Amalfitan Coast, Ercolano, and Pompei. From the culinary point of view, it is possible not to eat only the tastiest pizza in the world.

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How to get there

From the Hotel Palazzo Esedra: Direct transfer via METRO Line 2.

From the train station Napoli Centrale (Piazza Garibaldi):

Route 1: approach the train station ‘Napoli Piazza Garibaldi’ at floor -1 of the Station Building and take METRO Line 2 Gianturco-Pozzuoli due to Pozzuoli. Stop to Napoli Campi Flegrei. Via Claudio is at 10 minutes walking distance through the square in front of the train station on the left side of the Stadium visible in front of the square.

Route 2: Take bus ANM Line 152 in front of the train station and stop at P. Tecchio; the trip lasts about 45 min. Via Claudio is at 10 minutes walking distance through the square in front of the train station, on the left side of the Stadium visible in front of the square.

Route 3: Take bus ANM Line M1N or Line M1NB and stop at P. Tecchio the trip lasts about 45 min. Via Claudio is at 10 minutes walking distance through the square in front of the train station, on the left side of the Stadium visible in front of the square.

From the airport Napoli Capodichino: Take Alibus or Line 3F and stop at Piazza Garibaldi, then refer to one of the 3 routes to move from Piazza Garibaldi to via Claudio 21.

From the highway: Take Tangenziale di Napoli (A56) exit number 10 Fuorigrotta, then turn on the left and go-ahead for 500m keeping the right, you will see a wide parking area aside the University on via Claudio.

Suggested accommodation

Hotel Palazzo Esedra
Piazzale Vincenzo Tecchio, 50 – 80125 Napoli
phone: +39 081 2421111
email: info@palazzoesedra.it
web: www.palazzoesedra.it

Social events

Welcome cocktail – Monday 2 May 2022 at 19,30

Pizza party – Wednesday 4 May 2022 at 20,30

 

Contacts

Lectures:
Lucio Tommaso De Paolis
email: lucio.depaolis@unisalento.it
phone: +39 0832 297736

Logistics:
Umberto Cesaro
email: ucesaro@unina.it
phone: +39 081 76 83964

Osvaldo Danisi
email: osvaldo.danisi@unina.it

 

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