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European Initiatives

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VISIONAIR

Participants : Georges Dumont [contact] , Charles Pontonnier, Thierry Duval, Valérie Gouranton, Ronan Gaugne.

Our actual Virtual Reality systems allowed us to be a key partner within the European Project VISIONAIR (http://www.infra-visionair.eu/ ) that began in February 2011 in the infrastructure call of FP7. Our Immersia (http://www.irisa.fr/immersia ) Virtual Reality room is, in Europe, a key place for virtual reality. We are leading the Work Package 9 on Advanced methods for interaction and collaboration of this project and are deeply involved in the directory board and in the scientific piloting committee. The VISIONAIR project's goal is to create a European infrastructure that should be a unique, visible and attractive entry towards high level visualization facilities. These facilities will be open to the access of a wide set of research communities. By integrating our existing facilities, we will create a world-class research infrastructure enabling to conduct frontier research. This integration will provide a significant attractiveness and visibility of the European Research Area. The partners of this project have proposed to build a common infrastructure that would grant access to high level visualization and interaction facilities and resources to researchers. Indeed, researchers from Europe and from around the world will be welcome to carry out research projects using the visualization facilities provided by the infrastructure. Visibility and attractiveness will be increased by the invitation of external projects.

This project is built with the participation of 26 partners, INPG ENTREPRISE SA IESA France , Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble France, University of Patras LMS Greece, Cranfield University United Kingdom, Universiteit Twente Utwente Netherlands, Universitaet Stuttgart Germany, Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej Pan Psnc Poland, Université De La Méditerranée D'aix-Marseille II France, Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche CNR Italy, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique Inria France, Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan Sweden, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Israel, Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen RWTH Germany, Poznan University of Technology Poland, Arts et Métiers ParisTech AMPT France, Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern Germany, The University of Salford United Kingdom, Fraunhofer-gesellschaft zur foerderung der Angewandten Forschung Germany, fundacio privada I2CAT Spain, University of Essex United Kingdom, Magyar Tudomanyos Akademia Szamitastechnikai Es Automatizalasi Kutato Intezet Hungary, École Centrale de Nantes France, University College of London United Kingdom, Politecnico di Milano Polimi Italy, European Manufacturing and Innovation Research Association (cluster leading excellence).

We organized the General Assembly of VISIONAIR, in Rennes Bretagne Atlantique Inria Research centre from 2014, dec. second to dec. fourth. We hosted 60 participants and had very interesting scientific presentations.