The conference program is summed up in the following table.
Please note that this program might be subject to modifications.

Time Wednesday 27th, 2013 Thursday 28th, 2013 Friday 29th, 2013
9.00 – 9.30 Welcome Coffee Long Paper Session 3
9.30 – 10.00 Long Paper Session 1
10.00 – 10.45 SOFA-User Day: Session 1
10.45 – 11.15 Coffee Break Coffee Break
11.15 – 12.30
Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Hervé Delingette

“Work in Progress” Session 2
12.30 – 13.30 LUNCH LUNCH VRIPHYS 2013 Closure
13.30 – 14.30 SOFA-User Day: Session 2 Industry Session
14.30 – 16.00 “Work in Progress” Session 1
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break Coffee Break
16.30 – 17.00 VRIPHYS 2013 Opening Long Paper Session 2
17.00 – 18.00
Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Dinesh Manocha

Evening Gala Dinner in Lille

Please, note that registration opens:
from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm on Wednesday 27th, 2013.

Invited Speakers

– Dinesh Manocha : Wednesday 27th


Dinesh Manocha is a Phi Delta Theta/Mason Distinguished Professor of computer science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests include geometric computing, interactive computer graphics, Physics-based simulation and robotics. He has published more than 280 papers in these areas. His research has been sponsored by AMD/ATI, ARO, DARPA, Disney, DOE, Honda, Intel, Microsoft, NSF, NVIDIA, ONR, RDECOM and Sloan Foundation. Some of the software systems developed by his group on collision and geometric computations, interactive rendering, and GPU-based algorithms have been widely downloaded and used by leading commercial vendors.

Abstract of the talk can be found here.

– Hervé Delingette : Thursday 28th


Hervé Delingette is currently a research director in the ASCLEPIOS research team at the INRIA research center in Sophia Antipolis. He received in 1989 a Master degree and in 1994 a PhD degree from the Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures de Paris, (France) and was habilitated in 2006. From 1989 until 1992, he was a Visiting Scientist at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Human Interface Laboratory of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT). His research interests are in the fields of medical image analysis, image segmentation, soft tissue modelling, surgery simulation and computational models of the human body. He authored more than 60 journal papers in those fields and co-chaired the First Symposium on Surgery Simulation and Soft Tissue Modelling in 2003 and the fifth international conference on Functional Imaging and Modelling of the Heart in 2009.

Abstract of the talk can be found here.

Long Paper Sessions

Session 1 (Thursday 28th, Morning): Physics-based simulations

  • Physically-based Human Neck Simulation, Zhiping Luo (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
  • Physically-Based Character Skinning, Crispin Deul (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Tridiagonal Matrix Formulation for Inextensible Hair Strand Simulation, Dongsoo Han (AMD, CA, USA).

Session 2 (Thursday 28th, Afternoon): Parallel and GPU computation

  • Connective tissues simulation on GPU, Julien Bosman (Lille1 University, France).
  • Parallel Collision Detection in Constant Time, Rene Weller (University of Bremen, Germany)
  • Multilevel Cloth Simulation using GPU Surface Sampling, Martin Knuth (TU Darmstadt, Germany).

Session 3 (Friday 29th, Morning): Mathematics, Software coupling

  • Exploring the Use of Adaptively Restrained Particles for Graphics Simulations, Pierre-Luc Manteaux (INRIA Grenoble, France)
  • Initial Steps for the Coupling of JavaScript Physics Engines with X3DOM, Linda Huber (Fraunhofer IGD, Germany).
  • RPI-MATLAB-Simulator: A tool for efficient research and practical teaching in multibody dynamics, Jedediyah Williams (RPI, Troy NY, US).
  • Rethinking Shortest Path: An Energy Expenditure Approach, Christos Mousas (University of Sussex, UK).

Work In Progress Sessions

Session 1 (Thursday 28th, Afternoon): VR Simulator and Prototypes

  • Virtual Reality-based Surgical Simulator for the Training of Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy,
    Thomas Knott (Aachen University, Germany).
  • Simulation  for Intracranial Aneurysm Clipping,
    L. Thines (Inserm Thiais, France).
  • Personalized Electrophysiology Model of Ventricular Arrhytmia using Kalman Filtering,
    Hugo Talbot (INRIA Lille, France).
  • Interactive Authoring of Simulation-Ready Plants,
    Yili Zhao and Jernej Barbic (University of Southern California, CA, USA)

Session 2 (Friday 29th, Morning): Tools for Imaging and Simulation

  • A Nonlinear Minimum Residual Method for Position Based Dynamics,
    Mihai Francu (Politehnica University Bucharest, Romania).
  • Interactive Space Deformation for the Simulation of Ultrasound B-Mode Images,
    Yuen C. Law (Aachen University, Germany).
  • Multi-criteria adaptation of physical simulations,
    F. Caillaud / X. Faure / F. Zara / F. Jaillet / J-M Moreau (LIRIS, Lyon).
  • Parameter IDentification in the Context of Catheter Navigation,
    François Dervaux (Lille1 University, France).

Sofa-User Day

All informations here.