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                      CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

LET-WEB3D: 1st International Workshop on Web3D Technologies
             in Learning, Education and Training

        In-cooperation with ACM SIGCHI Italian Chapter

         September 30 - October 1, 2004 - Udine, Italy

          Web site: http://hcilab.uniud.it/let-web3d/


If you wish to participate (and did not submit a paper), please send a
one-page summary that describes your work and interest in the topics of
the workshop to [log in to unmask] by September 20th.

The program, which includes:
   - keynote speech (given by Ed Sims, VCom3D),
   - tutorials on X3D, H-Anim and their integration with e-learning technologies,
   - paper sessions,
   - a demo session,
is available at the Workshop Web site.

**** YOU CAN ALSO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR THE DEMO SESSION (Write to [log in to unmask] by September 20th explaining the application you want to show at the demo session and your equipment requirements.)

New 3D Web technology (such as X3D, VRML, MPEG4, OpenHSF, Java3D,...)
makes it possible to build interactive 3D virtual environments experienced
through the Internet as educational and training platforms.
Simulations allow designers to create extremely realistic
virtual spaces where students can have experiences otherwise difficult
or impossible for practical, financial or safety reasons. By
combining 3D interactive environments, Web technologies, innovative
user interfaces and pedagogical strategies, effective and widely
available approaches to Learning, Education and Training can be proposed.
Papers are solicited for a workshop to discuss and study all
the issues involved in building these systems.
Workshop topics include (but are not limited to):

* Applications of Web3D technologies to learning, education and training
* User Interfaces for learning, education and training in 3D virtual environments
* Student Modeling for 3D virtual environments
* Assessment of Learning in 3D virtual environments
* Tools and techniques to build Web3D applications for learning, education and training
* Implementation Issues
* Future scenarios for Web3D in learning, education and training

The small workshop format (strictly limited to a maximum of 70
participants) makes it ideal for presenting and discussing
directions for this important area of application of Web3D technology.

     * Roberto Ranon, HCI Lab - University of Udine, Italy

     * Luca Chittaro, HCI Lab - University of Udine, Italy

     * Liliana Ardissono, University of Torino, Italy
     * Christian Bouville, France Telecom R&D, France
     * Noelle Carbonell, Universite Henri Poincare, France
     * Raimund Dachselt, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
     * Fiorella de Rosis, University of Bari, Italy
     * Holger Grahn, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany
     * Nigel John, University of Wales, UK
     * Jan Kautz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
     * Antonio Kruger, FR Informatik, Germany
     * Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, MIRALab, Switzerland
     * Igor Pandzic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
     * Fabio Paterno', C.N.R.-ISTI, Italy
     * Mark Pullen, George Mason University, USA
     * Ed Sims, VCom3D, USA