IVRC2005 participating manual for French students

IVRC2005 participating manual for French students

Object of this manual

This manual was prepared to help you, the winning teams of the IVRC award at Laval Virtual. You get a chance to go to Japan as a ‘‘finalist’’ of IVRC, the International collegiate Virtual Reality Contest. However, there are some difficulties due to differences between Japan and France like language, culture and habits of economy. Young students will solve them by themselves, but I, Akihiko Shirai, a lead of the Internationalization of IVRC executive committee can give some tips and information for your better understanding and preparing. Additionally, this year is my second year to help french students.

Who are you?

I’m Akihiko Shirai, a post-doctoral researcher living in Laval. My e-mail is shirai mail.com, very easy!

Please don’t hesitate to tell me about you. Incorrect English or Fonangle are also possible!!

Basic information on IVRC

What’s IVRC? / What’s the goal of IVRC

  • '’International collegiate Virtual Reality Contest’’
  • A contest of interaction and virtual reality by fusing art and technology.
  • Honors the greatest Virtual Reality and Interactive works of students.
  • New educational system through VR contest.









Who are the participants (societies, schools, etc.)

  • Mainly student teams, organized from under-graduate to master course universities.
  • What are the main events The final stage in Kakamigahara city. Please see
  • How is organised the competition
  • Organized by Virtual Reality Society of Japan, Gifu Prefecture and Kakamigahara-City.
  • Virtual Reality Society of Japan. [http://www.vrsj.org/]
  • Held in Kakamigahara City, Gifu Prefecture, JAPAN
  • Supported by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology.

What the winners can expect

  • When and how long does IVRC happen
  • Established in 1993.
  • Renamed from “Intercollegiate Virtual Reality Contest” in 2004.
  • Founded by Professor Susumu Tachi (Univ. of Tokyo) in 1993
  • The oldest Virtual Reality Contest in the world.
  • History of IVRC
  • 1993 First IVRC established and held in Tokyo as a part of ICAT
  • 1994
  • 1995
  • 1996 Moved to Kakamigahara city, Gifu prefecture.
  • 1997
  • 1998
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002 SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies, “Virtual Chambara”
  • 2003 Corroboration with Laval Virtual began
  • 2004 Renamed to “International collegiate Virtual Reality Contest”
  • 2005 SIGGRAPH E-Tech 2005 accepted 3 student projects from IVRC2004.
  • Future
  • IVRC continues to support finest VR works and educate innovative young researchers.
  • IVRC looks for partnership with countries all over the world.

  • Annual Report (Japanese)

What should you do ‘‘now’’?

Improve your project!

This is the most important comment for you just now.

What are Japanese students doing ‘‘now’’?

They are preparing for the first stage,which is a paper review of the projects. If their projects are accepted, they can go to the second stage, which is an aural-presentation. Normally, about 30 teams are accepted at the first stage, then only 10 projects will be qualified for the third stage, the Tokyo Stage at end of August. Finally, 4 projects will participate to the final stage at Gifu Kakamigahara. French studens who have been awarded will join to the final stage as the finalist.

Trip and accommodation

Who will pay for you?

IVRC can invite 3 demonstrators to Japan from the award winning team based on a partnership between IVRC and Laval Virtual. In counterpart Laval Virtual invites 3 demonstrators to France. This partnership is contracted for the 2004 to 2006 period.

Previous winners

Laval Virtual Award 2003

  • Dis-Tansu (Tama Univ.)
  • Fragra (NAIST, Jalan)

IVRC Award 2004

  • Pinocchio, a virtual character (ENIB, Brest France )
  • Christphe LE GAL
  • Thomas JOURDAN
  • Prof. Jacques TISSEAU
  • http://www.cerv.fr/

Duty and limitations

IVRC pays a maximum of 500,000YEN (about 3,600Euro). It includes all of costs for 1 demonstration project and its trip(local transfers, airplane, shipping, etc..) and accommodations. it means, the winners should prepare their presentation and staff for less than 500,000YEN. If the cost becomes greater than 500,000YEN, IVRC doesn’t mention it but there are no additional supports. The invited teams have to successfully show their projects to the public on the final stage of IVRC at the end of October, 2005. Even if it is difficult, they should do their best for it to work. The IVRC executive committee will help them. However, if unfortunately the invited team renounces to participate at IVRC, the representative from the team must warn IVRC([email protected]) as soon as possible.

Basic procedure

The organisation of IVRC and I can help make your ‘‘basic itinerary’’, i.e. air flights of Roissy(CDG) to Japan(NRT/KIX/NGO), local transfer (train and bus), accommodation (hotel and dormitory) and pickups for round trip (voyage aller et retour). IVRC suggests a basic itinerary for 3 person when the schedule of final stage has been fixed (might be soon, the final stage will be 27-29th, October). If your team needs special extension like additional person, additional place to visit and/or additional shipping equipments, please tell me of them in advance. I’ll try to make a more suitable plan with the smallest possible extra cost. However, if your team informs the IVRC organisation of these whishes on a very late term, like September or October, your requirements will be difficult to realize.

IVRC transfers (sends) the cost to your bank account if the itinerary is fixed. If there are cost that is difficult to pay in advance like local transfer(ex.Japan Railways) and hotel, it will be paid at the final stage in Japan by YEN cash(please keep the receipt or memo it! Mme.Tanaka, a secretary of IVRC/VRSJ will pay for you). All of the costs have to be under 500,000YEN. However if your team extends the costs over the awarded 500,000YEN (even though the IVRC regulation does NOT mention about it), your team has to find additional income like donation, funding or pay by yourselves. If you and/or your organisation would like to manage it by yourselves, please tell me as soon as possible. It is easier but risky for us. So please ask me for help without any hesitation, which I will gladly do if we have time. All of the itinerary should be fixed at the end of August.

Is there any other helps from IVRC?

Of course, IVRC executive committee will supports you. PC equipment, cost reducing, printing material, language support, assistant volunteer, site-seeing, special party, daily dinner, etc… However, ‘‘advance information’’ is of utmost importance for us to help you.

Special Issue on 2005

This year there are 2 winning teams from Laval Virtual. Of course, we’re making the necessary preparations for both of teams.

(now IVRC is discussing about inviting budget plan, please wait…)

Of course, it is just a plan now. Visiting to other laboratories like Prof.Tachi(U-Tokyo), Prof.Sato(TITECH) or Prof.Iwata(Univ.Tsukuba) are also possible because of they are member of executive committee. There are no additional cost suports for your additional trips however I can help your good trip in Japan!

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IVRC2004 the Final Stage (from past website)

IVRC 2004 opens the final stage in Kakamigahara city, Gifu prefecture at 29-30th October 2004. Four student projects that overcame the Tokyo preliminary contest by public demonstration, and one project invited from France Laval Virtual 2004 student competition, “Village de la Création”. We’re waiting for many of your attendance.

  • Tokyo preliminary contest
    • Conspiratio
    • Spike Tree
    • Ton Ton
  • Agenda: 29th October (Friday)
    • 10:00 - 10:20 Opening Ceremony
    • 10:30 - 17:00 Public Demonstration (including Jury experience)
    • 17:30 - 18:00 Awarding Ceremony
  • Agenda: 30th October (Saturday)
    • 10:00 - 16:00 Public Demonstration
    • 10:00 - 11:30 “Future Experience Tour” from elementary/junior high school
  • Place: 1-2 Meeting Room, Tecnho Plaza, Kakamigahara City.

  • Admission fee : No charge
  • Contents: Demonstration exhibition of four student projects that overcame the Tokyo preliminary contest by public demonstration, and one project invited from France Laval Virtual 2004 student competition, “Village de la Création”. Opening and awarding ceremonies.

  • Joint Event: Techno Messe 2004

  • Jury committee (expectation)
    • Chair: Hiroo Iwata (Tsukuba Univ)
    • Vice chair: Hironao Takeda (Sega, Inc.)
    • Jury committee member (Alphabetical)
      • Michiko Ohkura (Shibaura Institute of Technology)
      • Makoto Sato (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
      • Kazuhiro Shigenobu (MeSci)
      • Akimitsu Seki (Seki Patent Office)
      • Masahiko Tsukamoto (Kobe Univ.)
      • Hide Nakaya (commentator, NHK)
      • Masaaki Fukumoto (NTT DoCoMo)
      • Jun’ichi Hoshino (Tsukuba Univ.)
  • Access Techno Plaza, Kakamigahara City Please see the map in this website.

About 15 minutes by bus from Mikakino station on Meitetsu line. About 10 munutes by taxi from Sohara station on JR Takayama-honsen line.

[map image] If you need navigation for international attendee, please ask at [email protected].

Final nominate projects Conspiratio Project Description PDF Team: Chikyu-jin, The University of Electro-Communications. Present “inhaling creatures feelings” using straw shaped user interface (SUI).

Spike Tree Project Description PDF Team: Team Spike Tree, The University of Electro-Communications University of Tokyo. This work realizes a communication with “Spiky” creature.

Kobito – virtual hobbit Project Description PDF Team: mikan, Tokyo Institute of Technology. You can interact with some virtual hobbit via real physical object.

TonTon – KnockKnock Project Description PDF Team: Miyata-beya, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. You can play in virtual Japanese traditional toy, Kami-zumo (paper sumo wrestling).

International invitation Pinocchio, a virtual character Christophe LE GAL , Thomas JOURDAN, Jacques TISSEAU. ENIB (National engineering school of Brest) You can play with a world famous character, Pinocchio. When you move a real controller(cross), a virtual Pinocchio that is solved in inverse kinematics starts to dance. The controller position is detected using a webcam. All software is developped on Linux environment (Video for linux + OpenGL).

Sponsorship IVRC Executive Committee ( Virtual Reality Society of Japan, Kakamigaraha City and Gifu Prefecture ) Support Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Partnership FROMSOFTWARE, Inc. CAD CENTER, Inc. Crescent, Inc. NTT DoCoMo, Inc. SOKEN, Co. Ltd. TechExperts, Inc. ViewPlus, Inc. Santoku Corporation

(C) 1993-2004 IVRC Project Team. All rights reserved.

Project description

These information will use for IVRC official documents, video, publications. Please correct if you find any errors. And give me ‘‘description’’ and ‘‘comment for IVRC award’’.

Le cirque intéractif d’ATI

  • Project description:
  • Organization:
    • Université Paris 8, IUP Arts et Technologies de l’Image
  • Team member:
    • Cédric PLESSIET
    • Nicolas SERIKOFF
    • Xavier GOUCHET
    • Cloé LANG-WILLAR
    • Sylvian GRAIN
  • Allocataire/Moniteur ATI Université PARIS 8
    • Cédric PLESSIET
  • Contact:
    • Marie Hélène TRAMUS
  • comment for IVRC award:

BAM Simulateur pour immerger l’utilisateur du jeu Tux Racer

  • Project description:
  • Organization:
    • ESIEA OUEST (Ecole supérieure d’informatique, électronique et automatique)
  • Team member:
    • Sylvian MERCIER
    • Julien BAESSENS
    • Arnaud AUBRY
  • Contact:
    • Julien BAESSENS









Official Website

  • To watch IVRC2004, these links will help you.
    • http://ivrc.net/2004/
    • http://ivrc.net/2004/movies/ivrc2004annual.wmv
  • IVRC chronicle
    • http://ivrc.net/movies/ivrcchro.mpg


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