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Thu, 7 Sep 2000 12:22:24 +0900
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-----------CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT---------------

      The International Society on Virtual Systems
                    and MultiMedia presents

      6th International Conference on VSMM2000
                         3-6 October 2000
                       Softopia, Gifu, Japan

          "International Collaboration through
                        Virtual Heritage,
                    Technical Applications
                                and
                    Highspeed Connectivity"

             http://www.vsmm.org/vsmm2000

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PROGRAM AND AUTHORS SCHEDULE NOW ONLINE
http://www.vsmm.org/vsmm2000/program.cfm
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ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE- REGISTER TODAY
http://www.vsmm.org/vsmm2000/registration.cfm
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PLEASE FORWARD EMAIL TO INTERESTED ASSOCIATES
Subscription information at the end of this document
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The International Society on Virtual Systems and MultiMedia proudly
announces VSMM2000, to be held in Gifu, Japan 4-6 October 2000. This
conference will be the 6th International Conference on Virtual Systems and
MultiMedia.

PAPERS: 140
PARTICIPANTS FROM 23 COUNTRIES

JOINT CONFERENCES EXHIBITIONS:
- EVA2000Gifu Conference
- EURO-GIFU-Business Meeting with European and Japanese IT
Industries-Conference
- Special Session by Japanese Industries
- Labyrinth of 3D Virtual Heritage Tour with Large VR/MultiMedia Exhibition

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INVITED SPEAKERS:
- Scott Fisher, Telepresence, and Keio University
- Robert Stone, Muse Technologies, USA, Virtual Presence, UK
- Donald Sanders, Learning Sites, USA
- Ben Davis, RazorFish, USA
- Alonzo Addison, UC Berkeley, USA

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VIRTUAL HERITAGE SESSION
The third Special Session on Virtual Heritage will present 30 papers
exploring the virtual reality tools and applications used for Cultural,
Natural and World Heritage interpretation and preservation. This session has
quickly become the industry benchmark for all developments and innovations
pertaining to Virtual Heritage, so if your research is in any way related to
this field, you are highly encouraged to participate.
http://www.vsmm.org/vsmm2000/program-list.cfm

SPECIAL TOUR: Shirakawa-go Village
UNESCO World Heritage Site
On 3rd October before the conference, we are planning a special tour of the
world famous Shirakawa-Go Village, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This tour
will be an all-day excursion and will enable you to experience the
indigenous culture of Japan through it's natural beauty and wondrous foods.
Truly an event not to miss!

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TECHNICAL SESSION
Over 70 papers will be presented during the technical session dealing with
many themes including highspeed Networking and Collaboration, Telemedicine,
robotics, software and hardware innovations and more.
http://www.vsmm.org/vsmm2000/program-list.cfm

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JAPANESE VR COMMERCIALISATION SESSION
40 papers will be presented during this session and will focus on the
commercial development of the virtual reality industry in Japan. It will
include special sessions on incubation programs and opportunities, case
studies, robots, animation, 3D display, funding and technical resources,
workshops and a full exhibition of Japanese VR Technologies.
http://www.vsmm.org/vsmm2000/schedule-JP-CO.cfm

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INTELLIGENT VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS WORKSHOP
Intelligent Virtual Environments incorporate Artificial Intelligence
technologies into Virtual Reality in order to support more advanced forms of
user interaction, such as reactive or user-adaptive environments, or to
facilitate the development of Virtual Environments (e.g., through high-level
scene description and knowledge representation).

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ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE- REGISTER TODAY!
http://www.vsmm.org/vsmm2000/registration.cfm

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