The 3rd NZ/Korea Workshop on HDI24D

February 2016

Human-Digital Content Interaction for Immersive 4D Home Entertainment


The 3rd workshop will be held from 17th to 19th of February 2016 at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. The workshop includes research presentations, panel discussions, and networking opportunities related to human-digital content interaction for immersive 4D home entertainment. The main research presentations and panel discussions will be held on the 2nd day (18 Feb) of the workshop, while the first and the third day (17 & 19 Feb) will be mostly project internal meetings for reviewing the progress and planning the second year of the project.

Venue & Maps

University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Car or Taxi

University of Canterbury is about 12 minutes by car/taxi from the Christchurch International Airport. [Google Map Directions]

Enter the campus on the Ilam Rd (to the Science Rd on campus), or on the Creyke Rd (to the Engineering Rd on campus).

University campus has Pay & Display parking but the space is limited.


Bus lines: P (purple, from and to the airport), O (Orbiter in green), 100

Bus stops: The nearest bus stops are "University of Canterbury" and "Ilam Field")

[Bus Map]

Research Presentations & Panel Discussion (18 Feb)

Erskine 111, Univ. of Canterbury, Christchurch

Project Review & PI Meetings (17 & 19 Feb)

HIT Lab NZ, John Britten (formerly NZi3) Bldg., Univ. of Canterbury, Christchurch


Day 1 (17 Feb, Wed)

Venue: HIT Lab NZ (John Britten Bldg.)

2:00PM - 3:30PM Project Review Meeting (demo & discussions)
3:30PM - 4:00PM Break
4:00PM - 5:00PM Project PI Meeting

Day 2 (18 Feb, Thu)

Venue: Erskine 111

9:00AM - 9:10AM Opening [video]
  • Welcome - Prof. Robert Lindeman (HIT Lab NZ, University of Canterbury)
  • Introduction - Prof. Taehyun Rhee (New Zealand PI of the HDI24D Project)
9:10AM - 10:00AM Keynote Speech [video] (Chair: Prof. Mark Billinghurst)
10:00AM - 10:20AM Break
10:20AM - 12:00PM Presentations 1 - Visualization [video] (Chair: Prof. Young J. Kim)
  • Kieran Carnegie (Victoria Univ. of Wellington): Perceptually Optimised Rendering for Virtual Reality
  • Joshua Chen (HIT Lab NZ, Univ. of Canterbury): Augmenting Immersive Cinematic Experience/Scene with User Body Visualization
  • Thomas Iorns (Victoria Univ. of Wellington): Real-Time Illumination for Mixed Reality
  • Yaesol Kim (Ewha Womans Univ.): Virtual Moon Experiences with Video-based Crowd Animation
  • Stuart Ralston (Trimble): Virtual Technology for Geospatial Applications
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch
1:00PM - 1:30PM Project Demonstrations (at HIT Lab NZ)
1:30PM - 1:40PM Break
1:40PM - 2:40PM Presentations 2 - Interaction [video] (Chair: Prof. Jun Park)
  • Kiran Nasim (Ewha Womans Univ.) - Physics-based Interactive Virtual Grasping
  • Gun Lee (HIT Lab NZ, Univ. of Canterbury) - Depth Camera based Hand tracking for Gesture Interaction
  • Henry Lane (EPIC, CerebralFix) - B2B - The Driving Force behind Mainstream VR/AR Adoption?
2:40PM - 3:00PM Break
3:00PM - 4:00PM Presentations 3 - Beyond [video] (Chair: Prof. Taehyun Rhee)
  • Robert Lindeman (HIT Lab NZ, Univ. of Canterbury) - Multi-sensory Virtual Experiences: Why and Why Now?
  • Joonsuk Park (Hongik Univ.) - Feature Tracking for Wide FOV Videos
  • Mark Billinghurst (HIT Lab NZ / Univ. of South Australia) - Empathic Glasses: Sharing Remote Gaze and Emotion
4:00PM - 4:10PM Break
4:10PM - 5:00PM Panel Discussion [video] (Chair: Prof. J.P. Lewis)
5:00PM - 5:10PM Closing
  • Closing remarks - Prof. Mark Billinghurst
  • Group Photo
6:00PM - Reception Dinner

Day 3 (19 Feb, Fri)

Venue: HIT Lab NZ (John Britten Bldg.)

10:00AM - 11:00AM Project PI Meeting
11:00AM - 11:15AM Break
11:15AM - 12:00PM HIT Lab NZ Lab Tour and Demonstrations
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch
1:00PM - 3:00PM Visit CerebralFix at EPIC + City Tour


Due date: 3 February 6 February (Fri) 2016

The workshop is free to attend, but please register to help us organizing the workshop.

Registration page closed. Please contact through e-mail below.

If you have any enquiries about the workshop, please contact through e-mail.