Technologies for E-Learning and Digital Entertainment [electronic resource] : Second International Conference, Edutainment 2007, Hong Kong, China, June 11-13, 2007. Proceedings / edited by Kin-chuen Hui, Zhigeng Pan, Ronald Chi-kit Chung, Charlie C. L. Wang, Xiaogang Jin, Stefan Göbel, Eric C.-L. Li.

By: Hui, Kin-chuen [editor.]Contributor(s): Pan, Zhigeng [editor.] | Chung, Ronald Chi-kit [editor.] | Wang, Charlie C. L [editor.] | Jin, Xiaogang [editor.] | Göbel, Stefan [editor.] | Li, Eric C.-L [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service)Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science: 4469Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2007Description: XVIII, 974 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540730118Subject(s): Computer science | Information systems | Multimedia systems | Artificial intelligence | Computer graphics | Education | Computer Science | User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction | Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics) | Information Systems Applications (incl.Internet) | Multimedia Information Systems | Computer Graphics | Computers and EducationAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 005.437 | 4.019 LOC classification: QA76.9.U83QA76.9.H85Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Keynote Speeches (Abstracts) -- Virtual and Augmented Reality in Game and Education -- Virtual Characters in Games and Education -- E-Learning Platforms and Tools -- Geometry in Games and Virtual Reality -- Vision, Imaging and Video Technology -- Collaborative and Distributed Environments.
In: Springer eBooksSummary: To learn while being entertained is always an effective means in education. With the advance in technologies, in particular graphics, multimedia, and virtual reality te- nologies, this has evolved into the specific area of “Edutainment”. The second int- national conference on edutainment, Edutainment 2007, aimed to provide a forum for practitioners and researchers in the field to share their experiences and findings in this fast growing area. Following the success of Edutainment 2006, which was held in Hangzhou, China, Edutainment 2007 was held during June 11–13, 2007 in Hong Kong. This year, we received 393 submissions from 29 different countries and areas, - cluding China (including Taiwan), USA, UK, Germany, Italy, France, Australia, C- ada, Switzerland, Korea, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. A total of 90 papers were selected, after peer review, for this volume. Topics of these papers fall into six diff- ent areas ranging from fundamental issues in geometry and imaging to virtual reality systems and their applications in entertainment and education. These topics include Virtual Reality in Games and Education, Virtual Characters in Games and Education, E-learning Platforms and Tools, Geometry in Games and Virtual Reality, Vision, Imaging and Video Technology, and Collaborative and Distributed Environments. We are grateful to the International Program Committee and the reviewers for their effort to get all the papers reviewed in a short period of time. We would also like to thank everyone who contributed to organizing the conference.
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Keynote Speeches (Abstracts) -- Virtual and Augmented Reality in Game and Education -- Virtual Characters in Games and Education -- E-Learning Platforms and Tools -- Geometry in Games and Virtual Reality -- Vision, Imaging and Video Technology -- Collaborative and Distributed Environments.

To learn while being entertained is always an effective means in education. With the advance in technologies, in particular graphics, multimedia, and virtual reality te- nologies, this has evolved into the specific area of “Edutainment”. The second int- national conference on edutainment, Edutainment 2007, aimed to provide a forum for practitioners and researchers in the field to share their experiences and findings in this fast growing area. Following the success of Edutainment 2006, which was held in Hangzhou, China, Edutainment 2007 was held during June 11–13, 2007 in Hong Kong. This year, we received 393 submissions from 29 different countries and areas, - cluding China (including Taiwan), USA, UK, Germany, Italy, France, Australia, C- ada, Switzerland, Korea, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. A total of 90 papers were selected, after peer review, for this volume. Topics of these papers fall into six diff- ent areas ranging from fundamental issues in geometry and imaging to virtual reality systems and their applications in entertainment and education. These topics include Virtual Reality in Games and Education, Virtual Characters in Games and Education, E-learning Platforms and Tools, Geometry in Games and Virtual Reality, Vision, Imaging and Video Technology, and Collaborative and Distributed Environments. We are grateful to the International Program Committee and the reviewers for their effort to get all the papers reviewed in a short period of time. We would also like to thank everyone who contributed to organizing the conference.

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