[X3D-Public] German National Summer School 2012 on developing "VR and AR Apps"

Yvonne Jung yjung at igd.fhg.de
Fri Jun 1 06:40:00 PDT 2012


to the first German Virtual Heritage School - Year 2012

GNSS 2012 – German National Summer School on “Developing VR and AR Apps” for
the digital cultural heritage

Saalburg, Germany, 3-7 September 2012

This is the first edition of the German national summer school conducted by
Fraunhofer IGD. The school introduces participants to the new field on web
deployment of VR and web based AR Applications ("VR/AR Apps") as well as
related topics on applied CG technology in the area of virtual and augmented
digital heritage, 3D reconstruction, technological tools dedicated to
processing and integration into web front ends, ported to mobile smartphones
and registered with the physical world. The students will learn basic concepts
on 3D documentation, capturing, tracking and reconstruction technologies
required for online/offline and mobile virtual museums. The topics to be
addressed are:

- Virtual Reality on the web (VR Apps) – HTML 5 embedding of interactive 3D
graphics, X3DOM, 3D event handling and routing, interaction and advanced
visualisation techniques within web browsers, and online virtual museums

- Augmented Reality (AR Apps) – capturing, registration, analysis-by-synthesis
techniques, extensions to browser front-ends, remote tracking and advanced
feature based registration methods

- 3D Documentation – basic technologies on digitisation, pre- and
postprocessing as well as 3D annotation and metadata handling for 3D digital

Participants will gain practical experiences on developing compelling and
sophisticated 3D interactive applications for the web as well as mobile
platforms. Minimal requirements are basic experiences with modern Web Design
technologies i.e. HTML 5, Javascript, CSS3. The programme consists of 8
theoretical blocks on the diverse technologies as well as 6 practical
afternoon blocks in which students will get "hands-on" experiences on VR/AR
web app development.

The approach aims to leverage 3 key factors:
1) intensive lectures on 3D documentation, acquisition as well as presentation
in the field of VR/AR;
2) intensive exchange for students and teachers living in the same environment;
3) multidisciplinary approach.

Professionals from CH institutions (cultural foundations, museums), young
researchers and students in the area of applied CG are invited to submit their
application to attend the school. A limited number of scholarships is
available and will be allocated through a competitive evaluation by the
scientific committee. Applications and registrations should be done through:


The schedule of this call is as follows:

15 May 2012     Open Call 1 – Registration for Applications
25 June 2012    Close of Call and Deadline for Application (Formal required
documents are sent by applicants)
25 June 2012    Begin of Evaluation and Selection of Applicants
11 July 2012    Notification of Acceptance
25 July 2012    Registration of selected applicants & Payment of Fees

3rd – 7th September 2012    German Virtual Heritage School
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