Advanced Summer Institute (WP3)

The VEGA Advanced Summer Institute has taken place during 31 May 6 - June 2007. While most of the organisational activities took place and have been reported financially within the 2nd project year, the event itself and some follow up activities took place in the 3rd project year. The corresponding activities included:
(i) Organisation of the travel and subsistence with the partners.
(ii) Running the event. A number of 55 participants attended the Advanced Summer Institute in Chania and participated at the debates, building a very friendly atmosphere that offered the opportunity to the young VEGA researchers to meet their peers in other centers of excellence in Europe and overseas as well as to meet with some of the most reputed scientists worldwide in the field of Virtual Reality and Product Design and Robotics. The contacts established will be and have been already extremely productive in raising the excellence of the VEGA group. The VEGA scientific level and achievements have thus been exposed to the assessment of the 15 invited lecturers that are well reputed scientists worldwide demonstrating the highest interest level that ASI Chania has produced. Among them Professor Imre Horvath the Editor in Chief of the reputed Journal of Computer Aided Design, Prof. Grigore Burdea from Rutgers University – pioneer in the field of Virtual Reality and author of many reputed books in this field, Peter Zimmermann – the head of Virtual Reality research centre at Volkswagen Germany in the last decade, Angelos Amditis – the coordinator of the NoE Intuition, Hermann van der Auweraer – the Director of Research at LMS International Leuven  etc. An extended list of the ASI participants and their affiliation is given in the table below.

Table 1.5. Cost related to the organisation of  the VEGA ASI event in Chania Greece

 

NAME AND SURNAME

FROM

Period

1

STARETU Ionel

Univ. Transilvania Brasov, Romania

29.05-06.06.2007

2

TALABA Doru

Univ. Transilvania Brasov, Romania

29.05-06.06.2007

3

REMALHO Mario

Politehnic Institut of Porto, Portugal

29.05-07.06.2007

4

LIM Theodore

Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

29.05-07.06.2007

5

SUNG Kim

Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

29.05-07.06.2007

6

RICHIE James

Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

29.05-04.06.2007

7

NEDELCU Anisor

Univ. Transilvania Brasov, Romania

30.05-06.06.2007

8

GOGU Grigore

Institut Francais de Mecanique Avancee

30.05-06.06.2007

9

BASCOUL Christophe

Institut Francais de Mecanique Avancee

30.05-06.06.2007

10

ZIMMERMANN Peter

Volkswagen AG, Germany

30.05-06.06.2007

11

ROSSI Fabio

PERCRO lab, Pisa, Italy

30.05-06.06.2007

12

RUSAK Zoltan

Delft University of Technology

30.05-06.06.2007

13

VARGA Edit

Delft University of Technology

30.05-06.06.2007

14

OPYO Eliab

Delft University of Technology

30.05-06.06.2007

15

HORVATH Imre

Delft University of Technology

30.05-06.06.2007

16

ZACHMAN Gabriel

Clausthall University Germany

30.05-06.06.2007

17

KUNZLER Urs

Berne University of Applied Sciences

30.05-06.06.2007

18

CSABA Antonya

Univ. Transilvania Brasov, Romania

30.05-06.06.2007

19

BUTNARU Tiberiu

Univ. Transilvania Brasov, Romania

30.05-06.06.2007

20

GIRBACIA Florin

Univ. Transilvania Brasov, Romania

30.05-06.06.2007

21

BERARU Andreea

Univ. Transilvania Brasov, Romania

30.05-06.06.2007

22

RADU Marilena

Univ. Transilvania Brasov, Romania

30.05-06.06.2007

23

BUTILA Eugen

Univ. Transilvania Brasov, Romania

30.05-06.06.2007

24

HUNOR Erdely

Univ. Transilvania Brasov, Romania

30.05-06.06.2007

25

MUNTEANU Olimpiu

Univ. Transilvania Brasov, Romania

30.05-06.06.2007

26

OANCEA Gheorghe

Univ. Transilvania Brasov, Romania

30.05-06.06.2007

27

SISCA Sebastian

Univ. Transilvania Brasov, Romania

30.05-06.06.2007

28

MOGAN Gheorghe

Univ. Transilvania Brasov, Romania

30.05-06.06.2007

29

ARON Ciprian

Univ. Transilvania Brasov, Romania

30.05-06.06.2007

30

IONESCU Marius

Univ. Transilvania Brasov, Romania

30.05-06.06.2007

31

ITU Alexandru

Univ. Transilvania Brasov, Romania

30.05-06.06.2007

32

COJANU Cosmin

Univ. Transilvania Brasov, Romania

30.05-06.06.2007

33

POPOVICI Mircea

Univ OVIDIUS Constanta, Romania

30.05-06.06.2007

34

DREUCEAN Mircea

Univ Politehnica Timisoara, Romania

30.05-06.06.2007

35

RUNDE Christoph

Fraunhofer IPA Stuttgart, Germany

30.05-06.06.2007

36

FLEISSNER Florian

Univ of Stuttgart, Germany

30.05-06.06.2007

37

COQUILART Sabine

INRIA Grenoble, France

30.05-06.06.2007

38

MARHAN Ana Maria

Academy of Science Romania

30.05-06.06.2007

39

SOCHIREAN Anatol

Technical University of Moldova, Moldova

30.05-06.06.2007

40

CIUCA Marin

Univ OVIDIUS Constanta, Romania

30.05-06.06.2007

41

KARASEITANIDIS Giannis

ICCS Athens, Greece

30.05-05.06.2007

42

EBERHARD Peter

Univ of Stuttgart, Germany

30.05-03.06.2007

43

BLACH Roland

Fraunhofer IAO Stuttgart, Germany

30.05-03.06.2007

44

CONSTANTINESCU Daniela

Univ Victoria, Canada

30.05-06.06.2007

45

UVA Antonio

Politehnica di Bari, Italy

31.05-04.06.2007

46

Michele Fiorentino

Politehnica di Bari, Italy

31.05-04.06.2007

47

Emanuele RUFFALDI

PERCRO lab, Pisa, Italy

01.06-05.06.2007

48

D'IPPOLITO Roberto

LMS International, Leuven, Belgium

02.06-06.06.2007

49

TECCHIA Franco

PERCRO lab, Pisa, Italy

02.06-06.06.2007

50

AUWERAER Heman

LMS International, Leuven, Belgium

02.06-05.06.2007

51

AMDITIS Angelos

ICCS Athens, Greece

04.06-07.06.2007

52

VARALDA Giuseppe

FIAT, Italy

04.06-06.06.2007

53

BURDEA Grigore

Rutgers University, USA

31.05-06.06.2007

54

PALAMAS George

TEI Creete

03.06-06.06.2007

55

SOMARAKI Vasiliki

TEI Creete

03.06-06.06.2007

The Advanced Summer Institute was a very important measure foreseen in the VEGA project. It taken place by mid term project and has given the first opportunity to the VEGA research group to confront and debate scientifically all its achievements in an international context. The researchers have seen also the latest developments elsewhere, debated and had thus the opportunity of a self-evaluation of their own work. From this point of view, the result of the event was very positive and encouraging not only by its tangible results (book publication, high visibility of the group) but also because it given the VEGA group the highest qualified confirmation that the research is on the right path.