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May 1, 1998

ISU to host virtual reality conference

Fire up the rear-projection screens and strap on the data gloves. Virtual reality techies from all over the world will be coming to ISU May 11-12 for the Second International Immersive Projection Technology Workshop. The conference will be held in the Scheman Building.

"Virtual reality is very visual so you can expect a lot of presenters to include videos of their work," said Carolina Cruz-Neira, Litton assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and conference chair.

Virtual reality (VR) and projection-based VR systems are the focus of the workshop. VR researchers from Germany, Japan and the United States will give presentations ranging from large- scale immersive displays in education to the limits of human vision.

The conference is hosted by ISU's Iowa Center for Emerging Manufacturing Technology and the Fraunhofer Institute For Industrial Engineering, Stuttgart, Germany.

To register or for information, contact the ICEMT office, 4- 3092, or check the Web at

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