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Event Chairs

VISIGRAPP Conference Chair

Jose Braz
Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal

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Program Co-Chairs

Manuela Chessa
University of Genoa

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Manuela Chessa is a Assistant Professor at Dept. of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics, and Systems Engineering. She received her MSc in 2005, and the Ph.D. in 2009, under the supervision of Prof. S. P. Sabatini. Her research interests are focused on the study of biological and artificial vision systems, on the development of bioinspired models, and of natural human-machine interfaces based on virtual, augmented and mixed reality. She studies the use of novel sensing technologies (e.g. Microsoft Kinect, Leap Motion, Intel Real Sense) and of visualization devices (e.g. 3D monitors, head-mounted-displays, tabl ets) to develop natural interaction systems, always having in mind the human perception. She has been involved in several national and international research projects. She is author and co-author of 55 peer reviewed scientific papers, both on ISI journal and on International Conferences, of 5 book chapters, and of 2 edited book. ... More >>

Alexis Paljic
Mines Paristech

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Alexis Paljic is an associate professor in the Centre for Robotics, PSL-Research University, Mines ParisTech. His research field is immersion and interaction in virtual reality. He conducts research to explore the conditions of realistic response in virtual reality in the context of predictive use of VR, such as industrial design or therapy. He also seeks to adapt immersion and interaction in the context of wide public use of VR: emerging forms of cinema, games, or cultural mediation.


Area Chairs

Area: Agents and Human Interaction
Catherine Pelachaud
CNRS/University of Pierre and Marie Curie

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Catherine Pelachaud is a Director of Research at CNRS in the laboratory ISIR, University of Pierre and Marie Curie. Her research interest includes embodied conversational agent, nonverbal communication (face, gaze, and gesture), expressive behaviors and socio-emotional agents. She is associate editors of several journals among which IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems and Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces. She has co-edited several books on virtual agents and emotion-oriented systems. She is recipient of the ACM – SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award 2015. Her Siggraph’94 paper received the Influential paper Award of IFAAMAS (the International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems). ... More >>

Area: Interaction Techniques and Devices
Wolfgang Hürst
Utrecht University

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Wolfgang Hürst is an assistant professor at the Department of Information and Computing Sciences at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. His research interests include mobile computing, human-computer interaction, augmented and virtual reality, and multimedia systems and technologies, mostly with a focus on gaming and media interaction. He is on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia and IEEE MultiMedia and was instrumental in the establishment of the new IEEE Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality (IEEE AIVR).

Area: Theories, Models and User Evaluation
Federico Botella
Miguel Hernandez University of Elche

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Federico Botella is an Associate Professor with the Department of Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (MHU), Elche, Spain, where he currently leads the Webdecision Research Group. He is also a member of the “Operations Research Center” University Institute of the UMH. He has contributed to several national and international journals and conferences as an author, a reviewer, or a member of program committees. His research is focused on HCI, usability, accessibility, UX, and CX. He is an ACM Member and a SIGCHI Member, as well as an AIPO Member (Spanish Chapter of SIG CHI). ... More >>

Area: Haptic and Multimodal Interaction
Marc Ernst
Faculty for Computer Science, Engineering, and Psychology, Ulm University

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