Are you interested in :
using visualization and interaction facilities, to which you do not
have access ?
better understanding your data/information by visualizing them in 3D, in full or partial immersive modes in more than High Definition (up to 4K 3D and 8K) ?
exploring new ways to define new processes or practices in order to navigate and interact intuitively through your information with new interaction mode (tracking, haptic perception, etc.) ?
participating in a European infrastructure that offers a range of unique, world-class visualization capabilities ?
If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions the VISIONAIR infrastructure provides a valuable opportunity.
What is VISIONAIR ?
VISIONAIR is a European funded infrastructure that grants researchers access to high level visualization facilities and resources. Both physical access and virtual services are offered by the infrastructure. Web access to resources for preparing visualization task is organized, while physical access to high level platforms is offered to external scientists, free of charge, based on the excellence of the project submitted.
Indeed researchers from Europe and around the world are welcome to carry out their research projects using the facilities provided by the infrastructure. From 2012 to 2015, facilities from 23 partners across 12 European countries are shared in VISIONAIR providing a unique infrastructure to support research projects taking advantage of :
Scientific visualization dedicated devices,
Networked ultra-high definition displays and acquisition systems,
Virtual reality resources including CAVE-like displays, holographic display, HMDs, etc.
Augmented collaborative environments
FIRST CALL FOR PROJECT
Who can apply ?
Those who require up-to-date visualization and interaction technologies in
order to overcome an obvious scientific bottleneck.
Those who will allow the publication of the results. Research for commercial purposes is not acceptable.
Those who can demonstrate scientific interest : potential of high quality publication must be targeted and demonstrated when proposing a project.
Those who are interested in trans-national access. This means applicant research team must work in a country other than the country where the hosting institution is established.
How to apply ?
Define your project, specify visualization and interaction needs.
Browse and select in the VISIONAIR resource map the suitable technologies and models that could be used for your research (http://www.infra-visionair.eu/what-we-offer/resources-e-map.html)
Submit your project (http://www.infra-visionair.eu/propose-new-project.h tm l)
A project review is carried out by the Selection Board of the infrastructure (a committee of scientific external experts and members of Visionair) to select the best projects that fit the VISIONAIR requirements. When the project is accepted, you will be invited to :
Contact the proposed site and interact to tune technical requirements,
Solve hosting issues with the hosting institution,
Access the resources and realize the project,
Provide us with some feedback.
Opening proposal:on-line submission system starts mid-October 2011
Deadline for proposal submission : 15th January 2012
Selection feedback : 10th February 2012
First access starting time : 15th February 2012, whilst projects will be hosted all along 2012.
New calls for project will be organized following this first session up to 2015.
Fees and costs
As a European Commission supported infrastructure under grant agreement 262044, VISIONAIR will invite you to one of its 29 installations. One low cost roundtrip plane/train ticket (up to 600€) plus hosting costs (up to 120€ a day with up to 15 days depending on the installation) are covered by VISIONAIR. VISIONAIR will also be responsible of the technical assistance to train and practise on the facilities.