Sunway University organised the 22nd International Conference on Virtual Systems & Multimedia 2016 (VSMM 2016), for the first time in Kuala Lumpur and positioned itself as a platform for research in creative digital media arts and technology.
Themed Transdisciplinary- Transmedia –Transformations, the 2016 VSMM conference was focused on the presentation of research on 3D acquisition, multimedia visualisation, interaction technologies and their applications.
Professor Harold Thwaites, VSMM 2016 Conference Chair and Dean of Faculty of Arts, Sunway University, said that the conference showcased and discussed fresh research and public engagement initiatives integral to all fields broadly associated with virtual systems and multimedia.
The conference was officiated by Professor Graeme Wilkinson, Vice-Chancellor of Sunway University, Professor Thwaites and VSMM President Mr Alonzo Addison.
Held from 17-21 October 2016, this premier world forum featured renowned speakers from all over the world such as Professor Sarah Kenderdine, University of New South Wales; Professor Vincent Gaffney, Anniversary Chair in Landscape Archaeology, University of Bradford; Professor Mark Billinghurst, University of South Australia; Dr Michael Smith, Visual Computing Architect and Director, Intel Corporation; Professor Lizbeth Goodman, Chair of Creative Technology Innovation Founder, University College Dublin; and Nancie J. Wight, WILD! Photographer.
The keynote speakers are all well-known for their extensive experience and expertise in the multidisciplinary fields of technology, media, art, history, science and engineering.
Some of the topics delivered by the keynote speakers during the five-day conference were, Data Sculpting and Deep Mapping: New Paradigms in Omnidirectional Virtual Reality, Using Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality to Create Empathetic Experiences and Sensors everywhere, The Internet of Things in New Media, among others.
The event organised by the Centre for Research-Creation in Digital Media (CRCDM) together with the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science and Technology comprised a line-up of interesting sessions such as 3D Printing and Scanning, Macro Photography, ECAI Atlas Maritime Buddhism, Pure Land Augmented Reality Exhibition and The Hainan Boatbuilder of Pangkor Island.