VOXReality Team

A Recap of the VOXReality General Assembly and Plenary Meeting  

The DIS (Distributed & Interactive Systems) Group had the immense pleasure in hosting the three-day long General Assembly and Plenary Meeting for VOXReality Project from 9-11th October 2023 at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Science Park, Amsterdam. As teamwork and collaboration are the driving forces behind groundbreaking projects, we were thrilled to collaborate with our use-case and technology partners to come together and share insights to plan the upcoming R&D, pilots, foreseeable challenges and internal demos for our XR technologies.

The first day kicked off with a hands-on workshop tailored for Immersive Tech Week, 2023. It was an exciting opportunity to plan our round table discussion session for ITW, diving into the intricate world of XR, providing valuable insights and expertise.  

The second day began with a warm welcome and a comprehensive overview of the day’s agenda mainly focusing on each work package, related risks and their mitigation strategies. All consortium partners provided updates for each use case, highlighting the dynamic range of applications within VOXReality. The team also engaged in a discussion on Ethics and Rights considerations within VOXPress Analysis, navigating the ethical landscape of XR is vital to ensure responsible and sustainable use.  As the sun set over Amsterdam for day 2, participants enjoyed a Boat dinner and canal city tour, allowing for more informal discussions and networking in a picturesque setting. 

The final day of the event was dedicated to the project’s management and planning for the road ahead. Throughout the three days, one-on-one discussions were held, enabling participants to delve deeper into specific topics and challenges. It was a fruitful way to address individual concerns and establish further collaboration. As the event drew to a close, there was a sense of accomplishment and optimism in the air. DIS group is indeed pleased to host this productive plenary meeting. The VOXReality GA event demonstrated the power of collaboration, innovation, and dedication within the consortium.  

Stay tuned for more updates on VOXReality!  

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Moonisa Ahsan

Moonisa Ahsan is a post-doc researcher in the DIS (Distributed & Interactive Systems) Group of CWI (NWO-I). In VOXReality, she is contributing in understanding next-generation applications within Extended Reality (XR), and to better understand user needs and leveraging that knowledge to develop innovative solutions that enhance the user experience in all three use-cases. She is a Marie-Curie Alumna and her scientific and research interests are Computer Graphics (CG), Interface Design, Cultural Heritage (CH), Human-Computer-Interaction (HCI), and User Experience (UX).

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