COST Training School on 3D Media, UX
and Computational Architectures

Aim and scope

The technical theme of the proposed school is 3D Media in its various forms combined with its human perception and user experience and emphasizing the corresponding computational approaches and architectures. The April 2011 special issue on 3D Media and Displays of Proceedings of the IEEE broadly defines 3D Media as technologies ranging from current stereoscopy to ultrarealistic holographic video, and transmission over the current and future, wired and wireless Internet. Complying with this definition, the technical theme accommodates four general topics, as follows:

  1. Binocular vision,
  2. 3D Video Processing and Display,
  3. Holographic Imaging and Display, and
  4. Computational Architectures.
The first topic forms the fundamentals, so to help the school participants to understand the peculiarities of the human visual system, and to bring the most recent advances in that area relevant with the processing and representation of 3D visual information. The second topic is established by the current interest in industry in 3D applications and services (3D cinema, 3DTV, games and mobile). It is expected to emphasize current scientific and standardization efforts to establish 3D video in a form suitable for visualization on various stereoscopic and auto-stereoscopic displays. The topic will be presented in such a way as to clarify connections to the previous topic of human vision, 3D human perception, psychology and ergonomics and also to be related with the perceived quality of 3D video content. The third topic specifies problems, which cannot be fully solved with the current technological and methodological apparatus and, therefore, it goes further to the fundamental side in order to provide novel solutions for true 3D visual experience. The fourth topic concentrates on the computational challenges in processing 3D visual information. Computation architectures such as multi-core platforms and languages such as OpenCL will be considered within the light of their specific application for processing of vast multi-dimensional data.