Journal-first submissions deadline
8 Aug
Priority submissions deadline 30 Jul
Final abstract submissions deadline 15 Oct
Manuscripts due for FastTrack publication
30 Nov

Early registration ends 31 Dec

Short Courses
11-14 Jan
Symposium begins
17 Jan
All proceedings manuscripts due
31 Jan

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Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2022

  • Below is the the program in San Francisco time.
  • Talks are to be presented live during the times noted and will be recorded. The recordings may be viewed at your convenience, as often as you like, until 15 May 2022.

Monday 17 January 2022

IS&T Welcome & PLENARY: Quanta Image Sensors: Counting Photons Is the New Game in Town

07:00 – 08:10

The Quanta Image Sensor (QIS) was conceived as a different image sensor—one that counts photoelectrons one at a time using millions or billions of specialized pixels read out at high frame rate with computation imaging used to create gray scale images. QIS devices have been implemented in a CMOS image sensor (CIS) baseline room-temperature technology without using avalanche multiplication, and also with SPAD arrays. This plenary details the QIS concept, how it has been implemented in CIS and in SPADs, and what the major differences are. Applications that can be disrupted or enabled by this technology are also discussed, including smartphone, where CIS-QIS technology could even be employed in just a few years.

Eric R. Fossum, Dartmouth College (United States)

Eric R. Fossum is best known for the invention of the CMOS image sensor “camera-on-a-chip” used in billions of cameras. He is a solid-state image sensor device physicist and engineer, and his career has included academic and government research, and entrepreneurial leadership. At Dartmouth he is a professor of engineering and vice provost for entrepreneurship and technology transfer. Fossum received the 2017 Queen Elizabeth Prize from HRH Prince Charles, considered by many as the Nobel Prize of Engineering “for the creation of digital imaging sensors,” along with three others. He was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, and elected to the National Academy of Engineering among other honors including a recent Emmy Award. He has published more than 300 technical papers and holds more than 175 US patents. He co-founded several startups and co-founded the International Image Sensor Society (IISS), serving as its first president. He is a Fellow of IEEE and OSA.

08:10 – 08:40 EI 2022 Welcome Reception

Wednesday 19 January 2022

IS&T Awards & PLENARY: In situ Mobility for Planetary Exploration: Progress and Challenges

07:00 – 08:15

This year saw exciting milestones in planetary exploration with the successful landing of the Perseverance Mars rover, followed by its operation and the successful technology demonstration of the Ingenuity helicopter, the first heavier-than-air aircraft ever to fly on another planetary body. This plenary highlights new technologies used in this mission, including precision landing for Perseverance, a vision coprocessor, new algorithms for faster rover traverse, and the ingredients of the helicopter. It concludes with a survey of challenges for future planetary mobility systems, particularly for Mars, Earth’s moon, and Saturn’s moon, Titan.

Larry Matthies, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)

Larry Matthies received his PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University (1989), before joining JPL, where he has supervised the Computer Vision Group for 21 years, the past two coordinating internal technology investments in the Mars office. His research interests include 3-D perception, state estimation, terrain classification, and dynamic scene analysis for autonomous navigation of unmanned vehicles on Earth and in space. He has been a principal investigator in many programs involving robot vision and has initiated new technology developments that impacted every US Mars surface mission since 1997, including visual navigation algorithms for rovers, map matching algorithms for precision landers, and autonomous navigation hardware and software architectures for rotorcraft. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and was a joint winner in 2008 of the IEEE’s Robotics and Automation Award for his contributions to robotic space exploration.

Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2022 Poster

08:20 – 09:20
EI Symposium

Poster interactive session for all conferences authors and attendees.

P-04: Data visualization of crime data using immersive virtual reality, Sharad Sharma, Bowie State University (United States) [view abstract]


Thursday 20 January 2022

View/Narrative/Actions in Virtual Reality

Session Chairs: Margaret Dolinsky, Indiana University (United States) and Ian McDowall, Intuitive Surgical / Fakespace Labs (United States)
08:30 – 09:35
Green Room

Novel view synthesis in embedded virtual reality devices, Laurie Van Bogaert1, Daniele Bonatto1,2, Sarah Fachada1, and Gauthier Lafruit1; 1Université Libre de Bruxelles and 2Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) [view abstract]


ReCapture: A virtual reality interactive narrative experience concerning photography, perspectives, and self-understanding, Indira Avendano, Stephanie Carnell, and Carolina Cruz-Neira, University of Central Florida (United States) [view abstract]


Erasmus XR – Immersive experiences in European academic institutions, Adnan Hadziselimovic, University of Malta (Malta) [view abstract]


Simulation, Embodiment, and Active Shooters in VR

Session Chairs: Margaret Dolinsky, Indiana University (United States) and Ian McDowall, Intuitive Surgical / Fakespace Labs (United States)
15:00 – 16:00
Green Room

VirtualForce: Simulating writing on a 2D-surface in virtual reality, Ziyang Zhang and Jurgen P. Schulze, University of California, San Diego (United States) [view abstract]


A systematic review of embodied information behavior in shared, co-present extended reality experiences, Kathryn Hays1, Ruth West1, Christopher Lueg2, Arturo Barrera1, Lydia Ogbadu Oladapo1, Olumuyiwa Oyedare1, Julia Payne1, Mohotarema Rashid1, Jennifer Stanley1, and Lisa Stocker1; 1University of North Texas and 2University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States) [view abstract]


Immersive virtual reality training module for active shooter events, Sharad Sharma and Sri Teja Bodempudi, Bowie State University (United States) [view abstract]


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