Invited Speaker

October 8, 2019 from 10:20 am to 11:05 am

Speaker: Dr. Hoshang Kolivand

Dr. Hoshang Kolivand

Liverpool John Moores University, UK

A Glimpse of Future Immersive Technologies using Virtual and Augmented Reality  


There is no doubt that Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) have the potential to become a fascinating widespread technology not only in computer graphics but also in all other subjects. In about two decades, AR or in general, Mixed Reality (MR) has turned into one of the most attractive topics involved in variety of topics attempting to obtain satisfactory results. Immersive realistic AR systems are the open issue yet. In this speech, I am going to present what I have done so far in realism, robustness and interaction of AR/VR systems and discuss possibility directions toward this enhancement of immersive technologies taking much AR and VR into account. Moreover, interaction between real and virtual objects will be discussed in details.  How to engage our current research with new technology to enhance our current research will be the next part of my speech. At the end, some points will be highlighted to go further with the future needs of wearable devices.


Dr. Hoshang Kolivand is a Senior lecturer in Computer Graphics. He received his MS degree in applied mathematics from Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, in 1999, and his PhD from Media and Games Innovation Centre of Excellence (MaGIC-X) in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 2013. He has completed a Post-Doctoral in Augmented Reality in UTM. Previously he worked as a lecturer in Shahid Beheshti University, Iran and then as a Senior Lecturer in UTM. Currently he is a Senior Lecturer in Liverpool John Moores University. He has published numerous articles in international journals, conference proceedings and technical papers, including chapters in books. He is an active member of many international conferences and journals. He has also published many books in object-oriented programming and mathematics. His research interests include Human Computer Interaction, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. Recently he has chaired 5th International Conference on Interactive Digital Media in the UK. He is the general chair of Graphic Design, Animation and Virtual Reality in Japan, June 2019.