2008 IEEE Virtual Reality Workshop on
Virtual Cityscapes:
Key Research Issues in Modeling Large-Scale Immersive Urban Environments

Workshop Program

Breakfast will be served each day at 7:00am - 8:30am at Rum Bullion's Patio. All workshop sessions will be held in Silver Baron Ballroom D.

Saturday, March 8, 2008


SESSION I -- Modeling of Urban Landscape
8:30am Introduction and Overview Lin & Selfridge
9:00am A Mobile 3D City Reconstruction System Jan-Michael Frahm and Marc Pollefeys (UNC Chapel Hill & ETH Zurich)
9:30am Fast, Automated, 3D, Airborne Modeling of Large Scale Urban Environments Avideh Zakhor (UC Berkeley)
10:00am BREAK Rum Bullion's Patio

SESSION II -- Generating Virtual Landscapes
10:30am Taking and Serving 100 Billion Photos Sebastian Thrun (Google, Inc. and Stanford University)
11:00am Efficient Creation of Urban Environments through Procedural Techniques Pascal Mueller (ETH Zurich & Procedural Inc.)
11:30am Visualization of Real Cities Based on Procedural Modeling J. Ricard, J. Royan, and O. Aubault (France Telecom Orange Labs)
11:45am Towards Rapid Generation And Visualisation Of Large 3D Urban Landscapes for Mobile Device Navigation C. Gatzidis, V. Brujic-Okretic, F. Liarokapis, and S. Baker (CU, Coventry, Alcatel)
12:00pm LUNCH Individual Arrangement

SESSION III -- Rendering & Visualizing Urban Scenes
1:30pm Light and Materials in Virtual Cities Julie Dorsey and Holly Rushmeier (Yale University)
2:00pm Relief Impostor Selection for Large Scale Urban Rendering C. Andujar, J. Diaz, and P. Brunet (UPC)
2:15pm Visualizing an Amusement Park - A Case Study M. Naef, D. Pritchard, C. McMahon, and P. Anderson (Glasgow School of Art)
2:30pm Real-Time Urban Visualization: Virtual London Case Study Anthony Steed (University College London)
2:45pm Special Presentation TBA
3:00pm BREAK Rum Bullion's Patio

SESSION IV -- Industrial and Government Perspectives on Key Challenges
3:30pm Invited Panel Presentations & Discussions Moderator: Peter Selfridge

Sunday, March 9, 2008


SESSION V -- Scenario Authoring & Crowd Tracking
8:30am Interactive Scenarios and Stories for Virtual Cityscapes Bryan Loyall (BAE Systems)
9:00am Measuring Human Movement form Video Larry Davis (UMD College Park)
9:30am Visual Analysis of Crowded Scenes Mubarak Shah (Univ. of Central Florida)
10:00am BREAK Rum Bullion's Patio

SESSION VI -- Agent-Based Modeling & Multi-Agent Planning
10:30am Real-Time Motion Planning For Agent-Based Crowd Simulation Dinesh Manocha (UNC Chapel Hill)
11:00am Path Planning using Corridors and its Applications Arno Kamphuis and Mark Overmars (Utrecht University)
11:20am Geosimulation as an Engine for Synthetic Actors in Urban Models Paul Torrens (Arizona State University)
11:40am Global Navigation for Agent-based Simulations and Platforms for Virtual Cityscapes Avneesh Sud (Microsoft Corporation)
12:00pm LUNCH Individual Arrangement

SESSION VII -- High-level Behavior Modeling & Crowd Animation
1:30pm From Crowds to Inhabitants: Simulating an Animated Community Norman Badler (UPENN)
2:00pm Metropolis - Multisensory Crowd Simulation Carol O'Sullivan (Trinity College Dublin)
2:30pm A Reality Emulator Featuring Autonomous Virtual Pedestrians & its App. to Distributed Visual Surveillance Demetri Terzopoulos (UCLA)
3:00pm BREAK Rum Bullion's Patio

SESSION VIII -- Applications in Edutainment and Cyber-Social Experiences
3:30pm Invited Panel Presentations & Discussions Moderator: Peter Selfridge
6:00pm CONFERENCE RECEPTION Exposition Hall C

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