Preliminary Programme - 3rd annual Science Fiction Prototyping Conference, April 1-3, 2019, Ghent, Belgium

Dear Colleague,

Please find hereafter the preliminary programme
for the 3rd annual SCIFI-IT'2019 - Science Fiction
Prototyping Conference, which will be held at
De Krook, Ghent, Belgium from April 1-3, 2019.

Conference link with extra info is on:

Read about the keynotes here

The social programme page will be updated shortly

Hotel information can be found here

The online registration form is linked on:

Beware the general timing below is advisory
and can undergo minor changes in the final programme.
(such as adding in an extra visit and a possible concert)


Preliminary programme

Session Timing

  • 09.00-17.00   Registration
  • 09.30-09.45   Welcome Address and Introduction to SCIFI-IT'2019
  • 09.45-10.30   Invited Speaker
  • 10.30-11.00   Coffee Break
  • 11.00-12.30   Session
  • 12.30-13.30   Lunch
  • 13.30-14.30   Invited Speaker
  • 14.30-15.00   Coffee Break
  • 15.00-16.00   Invited Speaker
  • 16.00-18.00   Tutorial
  • 18.30-   Free Evening

  • 09.00-12.30   Registration
  • 09.30-10.30   Keynote Speaker
  • 10.30-11.00   Coffee Break
  • 11.00-12.30   Session
  • 12.30-13.30   Lunch
  • 13.30-14.30   Invited Speaker
  • 14.30-15.00   Coffee Break
  • 15.00-16.00   Invited Speaker
  • 16.00-18.00   Tutorial
  • 18.00-18.15   Closing Session
  • 19.30-23.00   Conference Dinner

  • 09.30-09.45   Meeting at De Krook
  • 10.00-12.00   Visit to Homelab



Taking the Human out of the Loop

Leonel Moura, Lisbon, Portugal

Invited Speakers


From Rosie to Baymax: Translating Our Most Huggable Characters To Real Life

Alexis E. Block, Center for Learning Systems Doctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, ETH Zurich


Are Humans and Robots a strong Team?

Bram Vanderborght, The Brussels Human Centered Robotic Research Center, Brussels, Belgium


Smart Cameras

Leon Rothkrantz, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic


Opportunities and Security Threats posed by new Technologies

Geert De Cubber, Royal Military Academy of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium


Retail Apocalypse? From Personalisation to Omnichannelisation and Beyond, Innovation is shaping the Future of Retail

Romulus Grigoras, Devatics, Toulouse, France



IMMERSIMED: A Future Proof Immersive Platform for Medical Training

Pieter Jorissen, Lorenz Adriaensen and Ivan De Boi, Karel de Grote University College, Hoboken, Belgium


E-commerce Personalisation under the Hood: Building a scalable, virtualized Platform with Millions of Events handled in Realtime

Benoit Baccot and Vincent Charvillat, OneStock, Toulouse, France


Science Fiction Methodology and VR


Fiction Morphing

Daniel Schimmelpfennig, Frankfurt Am Main Area, Germany


Implementation of AR Based accented Visualization in Industrial Interactive User Guide

Anton Ivaschenko, Samara State Technical University, Samara and Pavel Sitnikov, ITMO University, Saint Petersburg and Georgiy Katirkin, SEC ˝Open code˝, Samara, Russia


Architecture of a Virtual Reality based Tool for the Support of Creativity

Patrick Taplick, University of Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany

Designer Shopping and Future Health Care Environments


Intelligence in Retail: the decision-making Problems behind Click-and-Collect

Romulus Grigoras, Benoit Baccot and Vincent Charvillat, OneStock, Toulouse France


Evaluation of IOT-Driven E-Health: Knowledge Management, Business Models and Opportunities, Deployment and Evolution

Izabella V. Lokshina and Barbara J. Durkin, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, USA and Cees J. M. Lanting, DATSA Belgium Consulting, Leuven, Belgium


IMMERSIMED: First Phase of Virtual Reality Nurse Training

Pieter Jorissen and Ivan De Boi, Karel de Grote University College, Hoboken, Belgium

ISC'2019, June 5-7, 2019, ISEL, Lisbon, Portugal
NASTEC'2019 - GAMEON-NA'2019, July 2-4, 2019, Universite Laval, Quebec City, Canada
GAME-ON'2019, September 18-20, 2019, NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, Breda, The Netherlands
ESM'2019, October 28-30, 2019, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
MESM'2019-GAME-ON ARABIA'2019, November 18-20, 2019, Dubai (TBC)
FOODSIM'2020, April 6-9, 2020, University of Leuven Research Centre, Ghent, Belgium
SCIFI-IT'2020, April 2020, Ghent, Belgium (TBC)
ISC'2020, June 8-10, 2020, UCD Dublin, Ireland
NASTEC'2020 - GAMEON-NA'2020, July 2020, Universite Laval, Quebec City, Canada (TBC)
GAME-ON'2020, September 23-25, 2020, Department of Communication and Art, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
ESM'2020, October 2020, LAAS, Toulouse, France (TBC)
MESM'2020-GAME-ON ARABIA'2020, November 2020, Dubai (TBC)

Philippe Geril
European Simulation Office
Greenbridge science Park
Ghent University - Ostend Campus
Wetenschapspark 1, Plassendale 1
B-8400 Ostend
Tel: OO32.59.255.330
Fax: OO32.59.242.738

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