to the 5th edition of CONVR!
conference is organized by
CCIR (Centre for
Construction Innovation and Research) based in the School of Science &
Technology at the
University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, U.K., where the first
CONVR2000 was held. Subsequent conferences were held in 2001 in Chalmers
(Sweden), in 2003 in Blacksburg (Virginia, USA) and in 2004 in Lisbon
(Portugal). Exciting and wide-ranging technical and industrial VR
application papers were presented at these conferences with the
participation of researchers and industry delegates from many countries.
CCIR takes the
opportunity to host the fifth CONVR conference, a rich international forum
for research and debate on the current initiatives and future challenges of
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in Architecture, Engineering
and Construction (AEC). Durham is one of the historical cities in the North
East of England. Its historic city centre and the magnificent Cathedral and
Castle which are included in the UNESCO
World Heritage List lie on a rocky peninsula formed by a loop of the river
The CONVR2005 meeting will promote Scientific, Industrial and Social Programmes. The Scientific Programme will include half-day seminars (tutorials), invited communications (30 minutes), paper presentations, panels, posters, short papers and demonstrations. The Industrial Programme will include a Product Demonstration Showroom. Awards for Best Paper, Best Demo and Best Student Paper will also be granted during the event. The proceedings of the Conference will be published in electronic format, in a special edition of the VIRtual journal .
Authors of selected papers submitted and published in the CONVR2005 proceedings will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers to a special issue of an International Journal, based on comments and suggestions received at the CONVR2005 conference.