Membership Types

EuroXR is comprised of 2 types of members:

Corporate Members

Such members are companies and organizations (universities, institutes, associations, national chapters and associations) that either make a significant contribution to  VR/AR/MR or are end users of such technologies.

Individual Members

Such members are individuals or students who work or used to work in the field, or have an interest in VR/AR/MR.

Organisational Structure

There are three levels of organisation of members within the Association:

the General Assembly is the ultimate decision-making body of the Association and consists of all the members;

the Executive Committee is responsible for the management of the Association and consists of 15 elected members;

the Executive Board is responsible for the day-to-day management of the association and consists of the President, Vice Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer.

The current members of EuroXR, including those currently serving on the Executive Board and Executive Committee, are listed below.

Executive Board

Marco Sacco
EuroVR President, Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Intelligent Industrial Technologies and Systems for Advanced Manufacturing
Lecco, Italy
Active in the VR field for over 20 years mainly in Manufacturing and Health Care Sectors.
Dr Angelos Amditis
Angelos Amditis
Honorary Vice-President, Research Director, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS)
Athens, Greece.
Research Director in the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) and member of its Board of Directors. Since 2002, founder and the Head of the I-SENSE Research Group of ICCS. His research interests include VR and HMI issues, transport research, satellite and wireless networks, software and hardware engineering, digital systems design, telematics application, and data security. He was one of the initiators of the EuroVR Association as a result of the INTUITION Network Of Excellence and he has also served as President from September 2010 till March 2016.
Jerome Perret
Jerome Perret
Vice President EU issues and Collaboration, CEO France/Germany, Haption
Aachen, Germany.
An entrepreneur with a strong technical background in robotics and computer engineering, Jerome's major interest is manual interaction with virtual environments, especially with force-feedback.
Patrick Bourdot
Patrick Bourdot
Vice-President "Academic issues & Conferences".
Paris, France.
Research Director at CNRS, he leads the VENISE team (http://www.limsi.fr/venise/), the Virtual & Augmented Reality (V&AR ) research group he created in 2001 at CNRS/LIMSI lab. His main research topics are: levels of detail, control of virtual navigations, 3D reconstruction, multimodal and collaborative V&AR, with a special interest for CAD, Remote driving, Bioinformatics, and CFD applications. Coordinator of the CNRS Labs involved in the INTUITION network on VR/AR of the 6th IST European framework (2004 - 2008), he is founding member of EuroVR, and member of its Executive Committee from its creation (2009). His main challenges for EuroVR aims increasing the scientific quality of the annual international conferences, and launching new international academic events supported by this association.
Christophe Runde
Christoph Runde
Vice-President "Industry & End-user".
General Manager of the Virtual Dimension Center (VDC).
MTP Project Development Coach for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS).
Fellbach, Germany.
Christoph Runde holds an M.S. in electrical engineering and a MBA. Starting his professional career at Porsche, he was leading the VR activities at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) in Stuttgart from 1999 to 2006. Since 2007 he manages the VDC, an ECEI Gold-labeled cluster network for virtual engineering technologies.
Matthieu Poyade
MATTHIEU POYADE
EuroVR Secretary
Glasgow, UK.
Research Fellow and Pathway Leader in Medical Visualization, School of Simulation and Visualisation at the Glasgow School of Art. Passionate about applying interactive, immersive technologies, VR, AR, and MR to the fields of medical visualization, heritage visualisation, manufacturing and edutainment.
Tauno Otto
EuroVR Treasurer. Professor at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech)
Tallinn, Estonia
Professor at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) since 2010. He received his PhD at TalTech in 2006. He holds a grant for National Chair of Manufacturing Engineering and leads Estonian research roadmap distributed infrastructure initiative: Smart Industry Centre, comprising of Industrial Virtual and Augmented Reality Laboratory. He has experience as the project coordinator/manager in 35 international and national projects, including organising ManuFuture 2017 technology conference in Tallinn. He has been involved as an expert evaluator by European Research Executive Agency in terms of Security and Factories of the Future and is an expert member of Strategic Forum for Important Projects of Common European Interest. His primary research interests areas are related to digitalisation of manufacturing industry (Smart Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, digital twins), and he has co-authored more than 90 publications. 5 PhD students have defended their degrees under his supervision.

Executive Committee

Daniel R. Mestre
Senior researcher in the Institute of Movement Sciences in Marseilles, France and vice-president of the Association for Extended Reality (www.afxr.org).
Marseilles, France
Head of the Mediterranean Virtual Reality Center (www.crvm.eu). His major research interests concern visuo-spatial behavior, psychophysical and neuropsychological approaches to active information processing. Virtual and Mixed Reality is used as an experimental tool to understand the sensorimotor and cognitive determinants of our presence to the world, in both fundamental and applied domains.
Angélica de Antonio
Associate Professor, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
Madrid, Spain
Head of the Research Group on Human Computer Interaction and Advanced Interactive Systems, at the Madrid HCI Lab, School of Computer Science, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Working in VR for more than 20 years, with a special interest in investigating how VR can help humans in complex tasks, mainly in Education and Training, Planning and evaluation of human interventions, and Visualization and interaction with information. Her research interests include intelligent assistance within virtual environments, semantic models for VR, and adaptive interaction. Founding member of EuroVR, and member of its Executive Committee almost continuously from its creation in 2009. She served as Treasurer of the EuroVR Association from March 2016 till May 2018.
Patrick Bourdot
Patrick Bourdot
Research Director at CNRS
Paris, France.
He leads the VENISE team, the Virtual & Augmented Reality (V&AR ) research group he created in 2001 at CNRS/LIMSI lab. His main research topics are: levels of detail, control of virtual navigations, 3D reconstruction, multimodal and collaborative V&AR, with a special interest for CAD, Remote driving, Bioinformatics, and CFD applications. Coordinator of the CNRS Labs involved in the INTUITION network on VR/AR of the 6th IST European framework (2004 - 2008), he is founding member of EuroVR, and member of its Executive Committee from its creation (2009).
Marco Sacco
Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Intelligent Industrial Technologies and Systems for Advanced Manufacturing
Lecco, Italy.
Active in the VR field for over 20 years mainly in Manufacturing and Health Care Sectors.
Frédéric Noël
Grenoble-INP/G-SCOP
Grenoble, France
Professor at Grenoble University INP - Industrial Engineering
Arcadio Reyes-Lecuona
Associate professor and head of DIANA Research group at the University of Málaga
Malaga, Spain
Arcadio Reyes-Lecuona is a Telecommunications Engineer (BSc+MSc), Psychologist (BSc+MSc), and PhD by the University of Málaga. He is active in VR since 2000 and member of the Steering Committee of the Spanish Association of Human Computer Interaction (AIPO) and the Executive Committee of EuroVR. His main research topics are 3D interaction and 3D audio for VR/AR
Dr Angelos Amditis
Angelos Amditis
Research Director, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS)
Athens, Greece.
Research Director in the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) and member of its Board of Directors. Since 2002, founder and the Head of the I-SENSE Research Group of ICCS. He was one of the initiators of the EuroVR Association as a result of the INTUITION Network Of Excellence and he has also served as President from September 2010 till March 2016.
Tauno Otto
Professor at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech)
Tallinn, Estonia
He holds a grant for National Chair of Manufacturing Engineering and leads Estonian research roadmap distributed infrastructure initiative: Smart Industry Centre, comprising of Industrial Virtual and Augmented Reality Laboratory. He has experience as the project coordinator/manager in 35 international and national projects. His primary research interests areas are related to digitalisation of manufacturing industry, and he has co-authored more than 90 publications.
Christophe Runde
Christoph Runde
General Manager of the Virtual Dimension Center (VDC).
MTP Project Development Coach for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS).
Fellbach, Germany.
Christoph Runde holds an M.S. in electrical engineering and a MBA. Starting his professional career at Porsche, he was leading the VR activities at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) in Stuttgart from 1999 to 2006. Since 2007 he manages the VDC, an ECEI Gold-labeled cluster network for virtual engineering technologies.
Mariano Alcañiz
Mariano Alcañiz
I3B-LENI Director, Immersive Neurotechnologies Laboratory - I3B/UPV
Valencia, Spain.
Active in VR since 1990. Research focused on how VR can augment human abilities in Health, education and economics related fields.
Kaj Helin
Kaj Helin
Principal Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
Tampere, Finland.
Active in VR since 1998 at VTT and has gained experience in virtual/augmented reality, simulation, safety analysis and ergonomics in industrial applications. Managing the mixed reality facilities in VTT Tampere.
Jerome Perret
Jerome Perret
CEO France/Germany, Haption
Aachen, Germany.
An entrepreneur with a strong technical background in robotics and computer engineering, Jerome's major interest is manual interaction with virtual environments, especially with force-feedback.
Matthieu Poyade
Matthieu Poyade
Research Fellow and Pathway Leader in Medical Visualization, School of Simulation and Visualisation at the Glasgow School of Art
Glasgow, UK.
Passionate about applying interactive, immersive technologies, VR, AR, and MR to the fields of medical visualization, heritage visualisation, manufacturing and edutainment.
Krzysztof Walczak
Krzysztof Walczak
Ass. Professor and Head of the VR/AR research laboratory, Dept. of Information Technology, Poznań University of Economics and Business.
Poznań, Poland.
Krzysztof Walczak holds a Ph.D. Hab. degree in Computer Science (Multimedia Systems, Gdańsk 2010) and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Technology at the Poznań University of Economics in Poland. His current research interests include virtual reality and augmented reality applications, multimedia systems, semantic web and distance learning.
Gabriel Zachmann
Gabriel Zachmann
Professor of Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality at the University of Bremen
Bremen, Germany.
Active in VR since 1992; started at Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, obtained a PhD from Darmstadt University, Germany, went on to found the computer graphics lab at Clausthal University, Germany, and have been a professor at University Bremen since 2012.

Honorary Membership

Dr. Mirabelle D'Cruz
Mirabelle D’Cruz
Head of Faculty Research and Knowledge Exchange, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham
Nottingham
Experienced Research Director with a demonstrated history of working with UK and European research institutes and industries. Skilled in Research and Development (R&D), stakeholder engagement and requirements analysis and evaluation of interactive technologies. Strong research professional with a Doctor of Philosophy focused in Structured Evaluation of Training in Virtual Environments from University of Nottingham.
Phillippe Gravez
Phillippe Gravez
Innovation project manager, CEA-List
Paris-Saclay (France)
Working at CEA-List, where I am the contact person. I have been involved in VR for about 15 years in the VR Lab of CEA-List and my current focus is on supporting Industry with innovative technologies.

EuroXR Administration and Communication Support

Francesca Sacchini
Francesca Sacchini
EuroVR Finance
Beatrice Palacco
EuroVR Communication
Daniele Spoladore
Daniele Spoladore
EuroVR Communication

Corporate Members

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Individual Members

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