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3rd Joint ERCIM - JST Workshop (2022)

Venue: INRIA Rocquencourt
Dates: 20-21 October 2022

THEME: HUMANS AND INTERACTIONS IN INTELLIGENT AND XR ENVIRONMENTS

ERCIM (European Research Consortium on Informatics and Mathematics) and JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency) are co-organizing the 3rd joint workshop on ‘Humans and Interactions in Intelligent and Extended Reality (XR) Environments’. This workshop aims to present recent results and emerging R&D work conducted in European institutions and in the context of the JST AIP (Advanced Integrated Intelligence Platform) project in Japan. It is expected to provide an opportunity to its European and Japanese participants to be updated with the state of the art in this area, as well as to explore prospects of collaboration that may arise in the context of European programs and the relevant counterpart initiatives of JST.

The ushering of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in our everyday lives and the arrival of XR as a prominent means for Generation Alpha to socialize, learn and play in virtual 3D spaces, such as Metaverse, are introducing yet another paradigm shift and pave the way for reconsidering existing interaction methods in intelligent environments that are expected to progressively surround us. At the same time, addressing human needs and requirements, through the use of newfangled digital technology, are also being reconsidered under the perspective of human-centered approaches that aim to ensure that humans are always in the loop. To this end, Ambient Intelligence (AmI), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Extended Reality (XR) technologies, are contemplated afresh, also taking stock and exploiting established approaches and practices from more mature domains, including the Web, Mobile and Wearable Computing. New developments give rise to interaction possibilities in emerging hybrid worlds, where the physical environment is interweaved with virtual environments and hitherto unforeseen interaction opportunities for humans unwind.

The above provide the background and lay the foundations for this workshop, with the objective to capture and bring to light recent research results, emerging design frameworks and technical solutions that address issues concerned with the human presence and active participation in evolving intelligent and highly interactive hybrid environments, so as to ensure that humans will be comfortable and safe interacting within them, and not become overwhelmed.

Of particular interest for this workshop are endeavors and R&D results in the following five application domains: (i) Living and working environments; (ii) Digital Presentation of and Interaction with Cultural Heritage; (iii) Adaptive Learning, Training and Education; (iv) Games and Serious Games; and (v) Entertainment, Interactive Media, and Social Media.

DRAFT PROGRAM

Day-1 (20 October 2022)

08:45 - 09:00 Welcome
09:00 - 09:30 1st Keynote speech: JST-K1
09:30 - 11:30

Session A: “Humans and Interactions: HCI, VR/AR, Cognitive aspects”


Invited speaker ERCIM#1
Invited speaker JST#1
Invited speaker ERCIM#2
Invited speaker JST#2

11:30 - 12:00 Refreshment Break
12:00 - 12:30 2nd Keynote speech: ERCIM-K1
12:30 - 13:30

Session B: “Emerging hybrid worlds, transitions and transformations”


Invited speaker JST#3
Invited speaker ERCIM#3

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:30 Session B: “Emerging hybrid worlds, transitions and transformations” (continued)

Invited speaker JST#4
Invited speaker ERCIM#4
15:30 – 16:00 Refreshment Break
16:00 – 17:00 Session C: “Social computing and simulations”
           
Invited speaker ERCIM#5
Invited speaker JST#5
17:00-18:00 Steering Committee (closed) meeting
19:30 Joint dinner

Day-2 (21 October 2022)

08:30 - 09:00 3rd Keynote speech: ERCIM-K2
09:00 – 10:00

Session C: “Social computing and simulations” (continued)

Invited speaker ERCIM#6
Invited speaker JST#6

10:00 - 11:00 Session D: “Real World Applications”
           
Invited speaker JST#7
Invited speaker ERCIM#7
11:00 – 11:30 Refreshment Break
11:30 - 12:30  Session D: “Real World Applications” (continued)

Invited speaker JST#8
Invited speaker ERCIM#8
12:30 - 13:30 Session E: “Ethical and Legal aspects”
           
Invited speaker ERCIM#9
Invited speaker JST#9
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:30

Session E: “Ethical and Legal aspects” (continued)

Invited speaker ERCIM#10
Invited speaker JST#10

15:30 - 16:00 4th Keynote speech: JST-K2
16:00 - 16:30 Refreshment Break
16:30 – 18:00 Plenary Panel Session

Chaired by the Workshop Chairs with 3 ERCIM and 3 JST Panelists
Discussions with the active participation of all attendees.
18:00 Closing statements


Co-chairs:

Prof. Constantine Stephanidis, ICS-FORTH and University of Crete, Greece
http://www.ics.forth.gr/hci/Stephanidis.php

Prof. Takayuki Ito, Kyoto University, Japan
http://www.agent.soc.i.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~ito/

Participation is by invitation only 

Speakers and invited participants will receive an invitation to register by email.


Venue

Inria Rocquencourt site:
Domaine de Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Tel: 01 39 63 55 11

Upon arrival, please go to the reception of the site. You will get a badge with the wifi code.

How to get to the Inria headquarters:
https://www.inria.fr/en/how-do-i-get-inria-headquarters

A bus (or taxi) transfer from Versailles to Inria HQ and back for the 2 days of the
Workshop will be organised.

Recommended hotels:

Hotel des Roys***, 14 avenue de Paris, 78000 Versailles
Hotel Versailles Chantiers***, 18 Rue Benjamin Franklin, 78000 Versailles
Hotel Le Luis Versailles Château Mc Gallerie****, 2 bis Avenue de Paris, 78000 Versailles

Location of the recommended hotels in Versailles
Location of the recommended hotels in Versailles.