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Programme for the Swedish Workshop on

The application of VR and agent technology for people with disabilities

January 23rd 1997, at SICS


Tentative programme for the workshop

Thursday, January the 23rd
Discussion moderator: Jan-Ingvar Lindström
9.30 Registration, coffee
10.00 Welcome
10.05 Introduction to VR technology, Lennart Fahlen
10.15 Introduction to Agent technology, Kristina Höök
10.30 Prof. David Rose: Brain Damage Rehabilitation. A Role for Virtual Reality
11.20 Kristian Simsarian: A medium for interactive 3d communication adn recreation for functionally hindered and hospitalized children.
11.40 Kristina Höök: Automatic Adaptation to Users' Special Needs: some potential approaches
12.00 Lunch
13.20 Sheri Hunnicutt: Speech Technology: new possibilites for applications for users with special needs?
13.40 Enn Tyugu: Larger Buttons or More Intelligence?
14.00 Roy Davies: Virtual Reality on a Personal Computer - some examples. (video and demo)
14.20 Coffee
14.40 Problems for disabled, vision, followed by discussion
16.00 Summary of workshop
16.30 End of workshop
16.30 Brief annoucement for ECDVRAT 1998, The 2nd European Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies, Skovde, Sweden, September 1998, followed by a 30 minute organizational meeting. All those who might have input or be interested in helping to plan and organize the conference are most welcome.

19.30 Informal (and optional) dinner for workshop participants at Svart Kaviar russian gourmet restaurant in town (Roslagstull). Sign up at the workshop or send email to Kristian@sics.se, we will reserve places for 15 people.


Kristina Höök