Welcome to the 4th workshop on Emerging Display Technologies 10th workshop on Immersive Projection Technologies 2008 (EDT ­IPT08) website!

We are pleased to announce that this year the EDT and IPT events will be held together as a single two-day workshop. EDT-IPT 2008 is going to be co-located with SIGGRAPH 2008 in Los Angeles, California, on Saturday and Sunday August 9th and 10th, 2008.

EDT 2008 is the fourth in a successful series of EDT workshops dedicated to new and innovative display technologies, and IPT is the 11th in a successful series of IPT workshops dedicated to immersive projection. The recent flurry of display technology development has produced families of technologies that make fixed and projected pixels cheaper, faster, more flexible, of higher quality, and touchable. These advances enable ´smart pixels´ and enable a number of burgeoning applications ranging from displays being used for better and more flexible images, to innovative user interaction, scene sensing, and environment enhancement. This two-day workshop should provide an opportunity to expand attendee thinking about ways to use contemporary display devices in virtual reality systems and applications.

Both workshops have a very successful history, with attendances of more than 100 people for each. While IPT has focused on large-screen projection displays since its inception in 1997, EDT has covered a wide array of topics (see the main website for examples of topics and proceedings). We're very excited to be able to combine both of them in the context of SIGGRAPH and provide a forum for the whole spectrum of display technologies.

Please check back soon to see the call for papers. We plan to include a variety of topics and we're sure there will be something interesting for everybody, from laptops with direct interaction to very (very) large screens and displays.

We hope to see many of you there!

Laura Arns
Dirk Reiners

EDT-IPT 2008 Co-Chairs

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