The theory presentations are given by the leading senior researchers of the IPCity research project. These introductory presentations help to bring understanding into the aims of the research directions of the general project.
Project introduction and Theory session on Presence
Dr. Rod McCall
Fraunhofer Institut für Angewandte Informationstechnik FIT
Rod McCall is a research scientist and is currently the Deputy Head of the Collaborative Virtual and Augmented Environments Department at Fraunhofer FIT. He is also the co-ordinator of the IPCity project. Prior to this post he held an ERCIM Fellowship at Fraunhofer FIT and CRP-Gabriel Lippmann, Luxembourg. Until 2005 he was a Senior Research Fellow at Napier University, Edinburgh. He holds a PhD (Edinburgh Napier University), Masters (De Montfort) and BSc Hons. (Dundee). For the last ten years he has been engaged in research related to sense of place and presence in mixed and virtual realities. He has been an active member of the presence community having been part of the PEACH co-ordinated action and has organised workshops at both CHI and British HCI.
Theory session on Participatory Design/Evaluation
Univ. Prof. Dr.in Ina Wagner
Ina Wagner is Professor for Multidisciplinary Systems Design and Computer-Supported Co-operative Work (CSCW) and Head of the Institute for Technology Assessment and Design at TU Wien. She has been engaged in design-oriented work for the last ten years in the context of national and European projects. Among her research interests are novel interfaces, creative design methods, and the role of materiality as a resource for persuasive, narrative and experiential interactions.Theory session on Mixed Reality Interfaces
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Dieter Schmalstieg
Graz University of Technology, Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision
Dieter Schmalstieg is full professor of Virtual Reality and Computer
Graphics at Graz University of Technology, Austria, where he directs
the "Studierstube" research project on augmented reality. His current
research interests are augmented reality, virtual reality, distributed
graphics, 3D user interfaces, and ubiquitous computing. He received
Dipl.-Ing. (1993), Dr. techn. (1997) and Habilitation (2001) degrees
from Vienna University of Technology. He is author and co-author of
over 100 reviewed scientific publications, member of the editorial
advisory board of computers & graphics, member of the steering
committee of the IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented
Reality, chair of the EUROGRAPHICS working group on Virtual
Environments, advisor of the K-Plus Competence Center for Virtual
Reality and Visualization in Vienna, deputy director of the doctoral
college for confluence of graphics and vision, director of the
Christian Doppler Laboratory for Handheld Augmented Reality and member
of the Austrian Academy of Science. In 2002, he received the START
career award presented by the Austrian Science Fund.
Theory session on Urban Issues
Université Marne la Vallée, Champs sur Marne
Jean-Jacques Terrin is an architect, he has worked on numerous planning projects in both France and abroad. From 1996 to 2001 he ran a major research programme for the French Ministry of Equipment, within the context of the Planning, Construction and Architecture Plan (PUCA), on the development of architectural and planning practices. He has been French delegate to the Europan Community within the Cost program. Between 1999 and 2003 he created and ran an urban engineering department at the Compiègne University of Technology. He is currently a professor at the Versailles School of Architecture. He has undertaken numerous research projects and has published articles and works on the mutation of design practices and the new relations the latter have with technology.