CYBERWORLDS 2017

20th - 22nd September

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Min Chen

University of Oxford

Myths and Promises of Data Intelligence

In this talk, the speaker will examine the following myths: (1) The problem of "Big Data" is due to too much data. (2) The "Big Data" problem is a recent phenomenon. (3) Machine intelligence is the only hope. (4) Visualization provides insight. (5) Data processing inequity is ubiquitous. The speaker will draw evidence from a number of research projects in which he was involved to explain why Visual Analytics may offer a promise, and will discuss the potential role of the cyberspace in supporting data intelligence.

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Dr. Rafal Mantiuk

University of Cambridge

Towards perceptually realistic visual experience

Today's computer graphics techniques make it possible to create imagery that is hardly distinguishable from photographs. However, a photograph is clearly no match to an actual real-world scene. I argue that the next big challenge is to achieve perceptual realism by creating artificial imagery that would be hard to distinguish from reality. This requires profound changes in the entire imaging pipeline, from acquisition and rendering to display, with the strong focus on visual perception.

The technical limitations of display technologies make it very hard to deliver perceptually realistic images. However, we can get much closer to that goal by a technique that involves optimization of perceptual match between real-world visual content and the rendition of that content on a display. Given the limitations of a display and a model of visual system, we can render images which are the closest match to the real-world experience. I will demonstrate such approach on an example of modeling night vision, in which we can simulate night vision or compensate for its limitations. The method can be used in games, driving simulators, or as a compensation for displays used under varying ambient light levels.

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International Program Committee

Organization

General Chairs

Serban Pop (University of Chester, UK)

Program Chairs

Nigel John (University of Chester, UK)
Alexei Sourin (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Conference Founder

Tosiyasu L. Kunii (Morpho Inc., Japan)

Conference Coordinator

Alexei Sourin (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

International Program Committee

(Alphabetically by last name, to be confirmed)
Full/short papers track

Ap Cenydd, Llyr (Bangor University)
Ayiter, Elif (Sabanci University, Turkey)
Balcisoy, Selim (Sabanci University)
Brunnett, Guido (Chemnitz University of Technology)
Chen, Yung Fu (Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology)
Doroz, Rafal (University of Silesia)
Earnshaw, Rae (University of Bradford)
Eze, Thaddeus (Unviersity of Chester)
Fujishiro, Issei (Keio University)
Galvez-Tomida, Akemi (University of Cantabria)
Gavrilova, Marina (University of Calgary)
Goesele, Michael (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
Grout, Vic (Wrexham Glyndŵr University)
Hamann, Bernd (University of California, Davis)
Headleand, Christopher (University of Lincoln)
Hughes, Chris (Salford University)
Iglesias Prieto, Andres (Universidad de Cantabria)
Ihara, Masayuki (NTT Service Evoluation Labs.)
Jin, Xiaogang (State Key Lab of CAD&CG, Zhejiang University)
John, Nigel (University of Chester)
Jorge, Joaquim A (Computers & Graphics)
Kankanhalli, Mohan (National University of Singapore)
Klimenko, Stanislav (Institute of Computing for Phycics and Technology)
Konno, Kouichi (Iwate University)
Kotenko, Igor (SPIIRAS)
Kuijper, Arjan (TU Darmstadt)
Kunii, Tosiyasu (Morpho, Inc.)
Li, Ling (Curtin University of Technology)
Mao, Xiaoyang (University of Yamanashi)
Miyata, Kazunori (JAIST)
Miyazaki, Shinya (Chukyo University)
Morris, Jeff (Texas A&M University)
Nakajima, Masayuki (Uppsala University)
Ohmori, Kenji (Hosei University)
Pan, Zhigeng (Digital Media and HCI Research Center, Hangzhou Normal University)
Pang, Ming- Yong (Nanjing Normal University)
Pop, Serban (University of Chester)
Prakoonwit, Simant (Bournemouth University)
Raskin, Victor
Rayz, Julia (Purdue University)
Ritsos, Panagiotis (Bangor University)
Samet, Refik (Ankara University)
Shinya, Mikio (Toho University)
Shiraishi, Michio (Toho University)
Sourin, Alexei (Nanyang Technological University)
Sourina, Olga (Fraunhofer IDM@NTU)
Speakman, Lee (University of Chester)
Sugimoto, Maki (Keio University)
Takahashi, Hiroki (The University of Electro-Communications)
Tang, Wen (Bournemouth University)
Thalmann, Daniel (Institute for Media Innovations, NTU)
Toyoura, Masahiro (University of yamanashi)
Ugail, Hassan (University of Bradford)
Urban, Bodo (Fraunhofer IGD Rostock)
Vidal, Franck (Bangor University)
Walczak, Krzysztof (Poznan University of Economics)
Wang, Guoping (Peking University)
Westerski, Adam (Universidad Politecnica De Madrid)
Wyvill, Brian (University of Victoria)
Xie, Ning (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC))
Yampolskiy, Roman (University of Louisville)
Yang, Zheng (Chongqing University of Technology)
Yoshida, Norimasa (Nihon University)
Yuan, Qingshu (Nanjing Normal University)
Zara, Jiri (Czech Technical University in Prague)
Zha, Hongbin (Peking University)
Zheng, Jiang Yu (Indiana University Purdue Unviersity Indianapolis)