Network of Excellence on Virtual Reality and Virtual Environments Applications
for Future Workspaces

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-Systematically acquire and cluster knowledge on VR concepts, methodologies and guidelines

-Perform an initial review of existing and emerging VR systems and VE applications, and establish a framework of relevant problems and limitations to be overcome.

-Identify user requirements and wishes and also new promising application fields for VR technologies.



Institute of Communication and Computer Systems ICCS
Alenia Spazio
Commissariat A L'Energie Atomique, CEA
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, CERTH
Universitaet Basel
C.R.F. Società Consortile per Azioni
Fraunhofer Gessellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.v. , FhG-IAO
Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique, INRIA
University of Nottingham
University of Salford
Volvo Technology Corporation
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Advanced Realtime Tracking GmbH
Alenia Aeronautica
Assosiacion pour la Recherche et le Developpment et Processus Industriels
Centre Lavallois de Ressources Technologiques
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Systèmes D’ information
Dassault Aviation
EADS Space Transportation GmbH
Ecole Nationale D'Ingénierus de Brest
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Electricite de France R&D
Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas
Foundation of the Hellenic World
France-Telecom R&D
Fundacion LABEIN
Helsiniki University of Technology
ICIDO Gesellschaft für innovative Informationssystem mbH
Institut National de Recherche et de Securite
Italdesign-Giugiaro S.p.A.
Max-Planck Institute of Biological Cybernetics
University Transilvania of Brasov
Ovidius University of Constanta
PERCRO Scuola Superiore Santa Anna, Pisa
Poznan University of Economics
Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais
Space Applications Services
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Telecom Italia Learning Services S.p.A
University of Cyprus
University of Geneva: MIRALab
University of Malaga
University of Patras
University of Sussex
University Of Twente
University of Valencia-Robotics Institute
University of Warwick
University of West Bohemia
Mercury Computer Systems SARL
Daimler Chrysler AG
SIEMENS Program and System Engineering SRL



Virtual Reality (VR) technology is still a rapidly evolving and diversifying field. The massive research and development process has reached a degree which makes a pan-European structuring and integrating effort an absolute necessity. In addition, VR technology has started being used to an extent in industrial applications; this has been processed though an unorganised way, lacking of long-term vision and dealing with case-by-case scenarios. Thus, a critical milestone is facilitate the adoption of Virtual Environments (VEs) in industrial processes and assess the impact of its “penetration” into the workplace and everyday life in terms of cost-effectiveness, health hazards and side-effects of the users and its impact on the actual working environment, on an individual and organizational level.

INTUITION's major objective is to bring together leading experts and key actors across all major areas of VE understanding, development, testing and application in Europe, including industrial representatives, SMEs and key research institutes, universities and major international organisations or associations in order to overcome fragmentation and promote VE establishment within product and process design. Its major objectives include the integration of resources and VR equipment all around Europe, the structuring of European Research Area at VR and the promotion of Europe as a leading force in this filed world wide.

To perform this, a number of activities will be carried out in order to establish a common view of VE technology current status, open issues and future trends. These activities will include integration of human and infrastructure resources, research structuring, spreading of excellence and dissemination tasks. The quite large consortium is controlled by a firm managerial structure. Strong links with National relevant Networks, current National and EU-funded projects and clustering activities with new initiatives as well, will assist in structuring the VR European Research Area.