25 Mar 2019
UM PhD student wins sole Best Paper Award at 16th ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on VRCAI
UM PhD student Cao Wei receives the sole Best Paper Award at the 16th ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on VRCAI

Cao Wei, a PhD student from the Department of Computer and Information Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau (UM), received the sole Best Paper Award at the 16th ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual Reality Continuum and Its Applications in Industry (VRCAI 2018) held in Tokyo, Japan. Her paper, titled, ‘Deformation Simulation of Non-orthotropic Materials’, was also recommended for publication in the February 2019 issue of Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, an SCI-indexed journal in Europe. The conference attracted submissions from Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, South America, and Africa.

Virtual Reality Continuum (VRC) emphasises the coexistence and consistence of the virtual world and the real world. Spanning across next-generation info-communication environments like Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Virtuality (AV), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR), VRC is key in the way we define and interact, with and within, our virtual worlds and physical worlds. VR technologies have extensive applications in the industrial world.

Launched in 2003, the VRCAI conference series is dedicated to advancing research and development in the VRC fields. Over the past more than a decade, it has served as an international platform for researchers and industry practitioners to share experiences, exchange ideas, and motivate one another to develop a deeper understanding and cooperation in this rapidly growing area.