The 2nd International ICST Conference on IMMERSIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS (IMMERSCOM 2009)

Venue: University of California

Location: Berkley, California, United States

Event Date/Time: May 27, 2009 End Date/Time: May 29, 2009
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The aim of IMMERSCOM is to focus on multi- and cross-disciplinary research on capturing, processing, analyzing, coding, communication and rendering of rich audio-visual content in order to enable remote immersive experiences of people, objects and environments. The body of technologies that enable such immersive remote experiences is collectively referred to as immersive telecommunications technologies. Applications of immersive telecommunications technologies can be varied, and include telepresence, industrial automation, health care, education, and entertainment. Many of these are also beginning to be viewed as potential green technologies.

In order to deliver truly compelling immersive experiences that can propel commercial growth, a variety of traditionally disjoint research communities - loosely categorized into Multimedia Signal Processing and Coding; Computer Graphics and Computer Vision; Mixed/Augmented Reality; and Networking & Communication - need to come together under a common umbrella. IMMERSCOM hopes to create a forum that enable and promote such multi- and cross-disciplinary interactions and build communities that can work together to create technologies robust and compelling enough for commercial success in the foreseeable future. Other goals of IMMERSCOM include assessment of emergent immersive telecommunication technologies as well as identification of technical challenges in various application areas.