2010 International Conference on CYBERWORLDS

Conference Program


The conference at a glance


19 October

15:00-17:00 Registration: NEC Lobby, Educational Wing, 2nd floor, by LR1


20 October

09:00-17:00   Registration: NEC Lobby, Educational Wing, 2nd floor, by LR1

09:30-10:00   Opening address by the NTU Provost

                    Professor Bertil Andersson


Time LR1 LR3 LR4

Pre-conference reception

09:30-10:00 Opening address    
10:00-11:00 Keynote 1    

Coffee break

11:15-12:30 Panel    


13:30-15:30 HCI1 SMC DMCS1

Coffee break, level 2

16:00-18:00 HCI2 ST DMCS2


9:30-17:00 Industrial presentation at the educational lobby.


18:30 Complimentary city tour bus. Send emails to cyberworlds@ntu.edu.sg to book the seat with subject "CW2010 cultural program".


21 October

09:00-17:00 Registration: NEC Lobby, Educational Wing, 2nd floor, by LR1


Time LR1 LR3 LR4
09:30-10:30 Keynote 2    

Coffee break

11:00-12:00 Keynote 3    


13:00-15:00 SVWG1 CLC  CVAMR1

Coffee break, level 2

15:30-17:30 SVWG2 HCI3  CVAMR2


9:30-17:00 Industrial presentation at the educational lobby.


18:00          Busses leave from NEC for the conference banquette at
                  Meritus Marina Mandarin Hotel

19:00-19:30 Reception in the Vanda Ballroom lobby

19:30-23:00 Conference banquette.

                  Presentation of CW2011 venue.
                  Dinner talk by Yuri Baturin "
Cyberworlds as a Virtual
                  Bridge between
Perceptive Space and Outer Space
                  Entertainment program during the whole banquette.

                  Dress code: smart casual (no shorts, sandals, flip-flops, etc.)

                  Menu is here. Those who requested special meals in the online

                  registration will be given an adequate substitute vegetarian

                  dinner set.

23:15          Bus leaves from the hotel for NEC


22 October

09:00-12:30 Registration: NEC Lobby, Educational Wing, 2nd floor, by LR1


Time LR1 LR3  


Keynote 4




Coffee break












Coffee break, level 2





17:00-17:15 Closing    


9:30-17:00 Industrial presentation at the educational lobby.


Conference sessions


Keynote talks


Keynote 1

Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann

"A Comprehensive Methodology to Visualize Articulations for the Physiological Human"
Professor and Director of MIRALab, University of Geneva and
Director of the Institute for Media Innovations, NTU, Singapore
Click here to read more

Session chair: Olga Sourina


Keynote 2

Tosiyasu L. Kunii

"Modeling Cyberworlds for Cloud Computing"
Chief Technical Advisor of Morpho, Inc., Japan and
Professor Emeritus of The University of Tokyo, Japan
Click here to read more

Session chair: Daniel Thalmann


Keynote 3

André Gagalowicz

"3D Tracking of non Verbal Facial Expressions from Monocular Video Sequences"
Scientific Leader, Mirages, INRIA Paris - Rocquencourt research centre
Click here to read more

Session chair: Tosiyasu  L. Kunii


Keynote 4

Dieter Fellner

"3D Semantics Pipeline: Creating, Handling and Visualization of Semantically-Enriched Models"
Professor of computer science at TU Darmstadt and
director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD)
Click here to read more

Session chair: Alexei Sourin



Panel Session


Virtual Humans: Busy? Send your Avatar


Session Chair: Olga Sourina


Panelists:  Dieter Fellner, André Gagalowicz, Tosiyasu L. Kunii,
                 Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Daniel Thalmann



Paper Sessions

FP - full paper, SP- short paper. Speaker names are underlined.



Human-Computer Interaction




Session chair: Masayuki Nakajima


FP: Diego Martínez, Arturo S. García, José P. Molina Massó, Jonatan Martínez, Pascual González (Spain)
AFreeCA: Extending the spatial model of interaction

FP: Xiyuan Hou, Olga Sourina (Singapore)
Haptic Rendering Algorithm for Biomolecular Docking with Torque Force

FP: Bastian Migge, Andreas Kunz (Switzerland)
User Model for Predictive Calibration Control on Interactive Screens


FP: Lei Wei, Alexei Sourin (Singapore)
Haptic Rendering of Mixed Haptic Effects




Session chair: Daniel Thalmann


FP: Zhiqiang Luo, Chih-Chung Lin, I-Ming Chen, Song Huat Yeo, Tsai-Yen Li (Singapore)
Building Hand Motion-Based Character Animation: The Case of Puppetry


FP: Mathieu Hopmann, Daniel Thalmann, Frédéric Vexo (Switzerland)
Virtual Shelf: Sharing Music Between People and Devices


FP: Youngjun Kim, Sang Ok Koo, Deukhee Lee, Laehyun Kim, Sehyung Park (Korea)
Mesh-to-Mesh Collision Detection by Ray Tracing for Medical Simulation with Deformable Bodies


SP: Dennis Reidsma, Wolfgang Tschacher, Fabian Ramseyer, Anton Nijholt (Netherlands)
Measuring Multimodal Synchrony for Human-Computer Interaction




Session chair:  Kenji Ohmori


SP: Senaka Amarakeerthi, Rasika Ranaweera, Michael Cohen (Japan)
Speech-based Emotion Characterization using Postures and Gestures in CVEs


SP: Di Liu, Andy W. H. Khong (Singapore)
Improvement of Speech Source Localization in Noisy Environment Using Overcomplete Rational-Dilation Wavelet Transforms


SP: Kwang-Eun Ko, Kwee-Bo Sim (Korea)
Development of a Facial Emotion Recognition Method based on combining AAM with DBN

SP: Shahzad Rasool, Alexei Sourin (Singapore)
Towards Tangible Images and Video in Cyberworlds – Function-based Approach

SP: Amir Sulaiman, Kirill Poletkin, Andy W H Khong (Singapore)
Source Localization in the Presence of Dispersion for Next Generation Touch Interface

Shape Modeling for Cyberworlds



Session chair: Jianmin Zheng


FP: Ming-Yong Pang, Yun Sheng, Alexei Sourin, Gabriela Gonzáes Castro, Hassan Ugail (Singapore, UK)
Automatic Reconstruction and Web Visualization of Complex PDE Shapes


FP: Kai Wang, Jianmin Zheng, Hock-Soon Seah (Singapore)
Reference Plane Assisted Sketching Interface for 3D Freeform Shape Design


FP: Ming-Yong Pang (China)
Optimizing Triangulation of Implicit Surface Based on Quadric Error Metrics

FP: Simant Prakoonwit (United Kingdom)
3D Reconstruction from Few Silhouettes Using Statistical Models and Landmark Points

Simulation and Training



Session chair: Olga Sourina


FP: Stefan Rilling, Ulrich Wechselberger, Stefan Müller (Germany)
Bridging the Gap Between Didactical Requirements and Technological Challenges in Serious Game Design

FP: Md. Tanvirul Islam, Kaiser Md. Nahiduzzaman, Why Yong Peng, Golam Ashraf (Singapore)
Learning Character Design from Experts and Laymen


FP: Shang-Ping Ting, Suiping Zhou, Hu Nan (Singapore)
A Computational Model of Situation Awareness for MOUT Simulations


SP: Ungyeon Yang, Gun A. Lee, Yongwan Kim, Dongsik Jo, Jin Sung Choi, Ki-Hong Kim (Korea)
Virtual Reality based Welding Training Simulator with 3D Multimodal Interaction

Data Mining and Cybersecurity




Session chair: Anton Nijholt


FP: Richmond Hong Rui Tan, Flora S. Tsai (Singapore)
Authorship Identification for Online Text


FP: Sascha Hauke, Martin Pyka, Markus Borschbach, Dominik Heider (Germany)
Harnessing Recommendations from Weakly Linked Neighbors in Reputation-based Trust Formation

FP: Thomas Monoth, Babu Anto P (India)
Contrast-Enhanced Visual Cryptography Schemes Based on Additional Pixel Patterns





Session chair: Ray Jarvis


FP: Najmus Saqib Malik, Friedrich Kupzog, Michael Sonntag (Pakistan)
An Approach to Secure Mobile Agents in Automatic Meter Reading


FP: Haichang Gao, Zhongjie Ren, Xiuling Chang, Xiyang Liu, Uwe Aickelin (China)
A New Graphical Password Scheme Resistant to Shoulder-Surfing

Shared Virtual Worlds and Games




Session chair: Stanislav Klimenko


FP: Zin-Yan Chua, Yilin Kang, Xing Jiang, Kah-Hoe Pang, Andrew C. Gregory, Chi-Yun Tan, Wai-Lun Wong, Ah-Hwee Tan, Yew-Soon Ong, Chun-Yan Miao (Singapore)

Youth Olympic Village Co-Space


FP: Inmaculada Remolar, Miguel Chover, Ricardo Quirós, Jesus Gumbau, Francisco Ramos, Pascual Castelló, Cristina Rebollo (Spain)
Virtual Trade Fair: A Multiuser 3D Virtual World for Business


FP: Lilia Gómez Flores, Martyn Horner (United Kingdom)
Leisure Time in Second Life: Cultural Differences and Similarities


FP: Kenji Ohmori, Tosiyasu L. Kunii (Japan)
A Formal Methodology for Developing Enterprise Systems Procedurally: Homotopy, Pi-Calculus and Event-Driven Programs




Session chair: Simant Prakoonwit


FP: Guanghao Low, Dion Hoe-Lian Goh, Chei Sian Lee (Singapore)
Looking for a Good Time: Information Seeking in Mobile Content Sharing and Gaming Environments

FP: Jacob van Kokswijk (Belgium)
Social Control in Online Society. Advantages of Self-regulation on the Internet


FP: Andrey Leonov, Alexander Serebrov, Mikhail Anikushkin, Dmitriy Belosokhov, Alexander Bobkov, Evgeny Eremchenko, Pavel Frolov, Ilya Kazanskiy, Andrey Klimenko, Stanislav Klimenko, Viktoria Leonova, Andrey Rashidov, Vasil Urazmetov, Valeriy Droznin, Viktor Dvigalo, Vladimir Leonov, Sergey Samoylenko, Alexander Aleynikov, Tikhon Shpilenok (Russia)
Virtual Story in Cyberspace: Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka


FP: Yang-Wai Chow, Willy Susilo, Hua-Yu Zhou (Australia)
CAPTCHA Challenges for Massively Multiplayer Online Games. Mini-games CAPTCHAs

Cyberlearning in Cyberworlds



Session chair: Marina Gavrilova


FP: Jafar Al-Gharaibeh, Clinton Jeffery (United States)
PNQ: Portable Non-Player Characters with Quests


FP: Bin Chen, Fengru Huang, Hui Lin, Mingyuan Hu (China)
VCUHK: Integrating the Real into a 3D Campus in Networked Virtual Worlds


SP: Steven J. Zuiker, J. Patrick Williams, David Kirschner, Katherine Greer Littlefield, Manikantan Krishnamurthy (Singapore)
Alone Together in Cyberworlds? Bridging Cyberworld Development and Design through Education MMOs


SP: Leon Ho Chiau Wai , Alexei Sourin (Singapore)
Setting Cyber-instructors in Cyberspace

Computer Vision, Augmented and Mixed Reality




Session chair: Dieter Fellner


FP: Xueqin Xiang, Guangxia Li, Jing Tong, Zhigeng Pan (China)
Fast and Simple Super Resolution for Range Data


FP: Hock Soon Tan, Jiazhi Xia, Ying He, YQ Guan (Singapore)
A System for Capturing, Rendering and Multiplexing Images on Multi-view Autostereoscopic Display

FP: Kei Iwasaki, Yoshinori Dobashi, Tomoyuki Nishita (Japan)
Interactive Lighting and Material Design for Cyber Worlds



Session chair: André Gagalowicz


FP: Marina Gavrilova, Roman Yampolskiy (Canada)
Applying Biometric Principles to Avatar Recognition


FP: Ray Jarvis, Nghia Ho (Australia)
Robotic Cybernavigation in Natural Known Environments

FP: D. Zhang, Y. Shen, S.K. Ong, A.Y.C. Nee (Singapore)
An Affordable Augmented Reality based Rehabilitation System for Hand Motions

FP: Shah Atiqur Rahman, Liyuan Li, M.K.H. Leung (Singapore)
Human Action Recognition by Negative Space Analysis


Virtual Humans and Avatars




Session chair: Daniel Thalmann


FP: Linbo Luo, Suiping Zhou, Wentong Cai, Michael Lees, Malcolm Yoke Hean Low (Singapore)
Modeling Human-like Decision Making for Virtual Agents in Time-critical Situations


FP: Mustafa Kasap, Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann (Switzerland)
Customizing and Populating Animated Digital Mannequins for Real-time Application

FP: Qi Xing, Wenzhen Yang, Jihui Li, Mark M. Theiss, Jim X. Chen (United States)
3D Automatic Feature Construction System for Lower Limb Alignment




Session chair: Nadia Thalmann


FP: Suriati bte Sadimon, Mohd Shahrizal Sunar, Dzulkefli Mohamad, Habibollah Haron (Malaysia)
Computer Generated Caricature: A Survey

FP: Weihe Wu, Aimin Hao, Yongtao Zhao (China)
Geodesic Model of Human Body

FP: Siu Man Lui, Wendy Hui (Australia)
Effects of Smiling and Gender on Trust Toward a Recommendation Agent  (the paper was not presented)



Session chair: Alexei Sourin


FP: Héctor Rafael Orozco Aguirre, Félix Francisco Ramos Corchado, Marco Antonio Ramos Corchado, Daniel Thalmann  (Mexico)
A Fuzzy Model to Update the Affective State of Virtual Humans: An Approach Based on Personality


FP: Michael Athanasopoulos, Hassan Ugail, Gabriela González Castro (United Kingdom)
On the Development of an Interactive Talking Head System


SP: Asako Soga, Ronan Boulic, Daniel Thalmann (Japan)
Motion Planning and Animation Variety using Dance Motion Clips


SP: Choong Seng Chan, Flora S. Tsai (Singapore)
Computer Animation of Facial Emotions

Brain-computer Interfaces and Cognitive Informatics



Session chair: Hassan Ugail


FP: Yisi Liu, Olga Sourina, Minh Khoa Nguyen (Singapore)
Real-Time EEG-based Emotion Recognition and Visualization


FP: Qiang Wang, Olga Sourina, Minh Khoa Nguyen (Singapore)
EEG-based “Serious” Games Design for Medical Applications


SP: Danny Plass-Oude Bos, Boris Reuderink, Bram van de Laar, Hayrettin Gürkök, Christian Mühl, Mannes Poel, Dirk Heylen, Anton Nijholt (Netherlands)
Human-Computer Interaction for BCI Games: Usability and User Experience


SP: Brahim Hamadicharef, Mufeng Xu, Sheel Aditya (Singapore)
Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) based Musical Composition


SP: Liu Lin Yi, Mark Chavez (Singapore)
Cinematics and Narratives: An Exploitation of Real-Time Animation

Networked Collaboration



Session chair: Tosiyasu L. Kunii


FP: Andreas Kunz, Thomas Nescher, Martin Küchler (Switzerland)
CollaBoard: A Novel Interactive Electronic Whiteboard for Remote Collaboration with People on Content


FP: Anderson Carlos Moreira Tavares, Sérgio Murilo Maciel Fernandes, Maria Lencastre Pinheiro de Menezes Cruz  (Brazil)
NHE: Collaborative Virtual Environment with Augmented Reality on Web


FP: Igor Kirillov, Stanislav Klimenko (Russian Federation)
Plato’s Atlantis Revisited: Risk-informed, Multi-Hazard Resilience of Built Environment via Cyber Worlds Sharing


Industrial Presentation


20-22 October, 9:30-17:00, Educational wing lobby.
Industrial presentation by Christie Digital Systems, USA Inc, Singapore Branch


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Instructions for the paper presenters

Full Paper (FP) speakers will have 25 min for presentation and 5 min for Q&A. Short Paper (SP) speakers will have 15 min for presentations and 3 min Q&A.


Before the session, the speakers have to identify themselves to the session chair.

Each conference room is equipped with a personal computer running MS Windows XP and MS Office, a large screen projector, microphone and Internet access (wired and Wi-Fi). Each seat in LR rooms has personal power and internet sockets. Wi-Fi Internet will be available at any place of NEC. Those delegates who stay downtown should obtain WiFi logins and passwords from the NEC guest lobby reception counter. There will be also a few internet-connected PC available in the PC room (3rd floor of the educational wing). The presenters will be able to use their own notebooks should they decide to do so. Alternatively, please bring along your files in Ms PowerPoint format on CD-ROM or USB drive. The files have to be copied to the computer before the respective session. Each conference room will be served by student volunteers who will assist you with this. They can be identified by a yellow lanyard with their name card.


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