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  The 3rd Virtual Design World Cup 2013

The 1st Cloud Programming World Cup 2013

Design Festival 2013

The 2nd Virtual Design World Cup 2012

Design Festival 2012

Design Festival 2011

Design Festival 2010

Design Festival 2009


The 3rd Virtual Design World Cup
Virtual Design World Cup "3rd The Student VR & BIM Competition on Cloud"
-Competition for designing an advanced construction engineering-works on Cloud, making full use of BIM/CIM and VR ! -

Theme 2013
Sustainable Station Front in Global Metropolis

This is an international design competition for students to compete amongst each other in designing an innovative architecture, bridge and city design using BIM/CIM &VR technologies.
Every year students compete for the top prize which is given to an outstanding work outlining a predefined theme in the aspect of design, innovative idea, and creativity. They plan and design their work based on the theme and then run a simulation. Their final model will be presented to the judges in a form of a script for evaluation.
To assist students with the production of their work, we plan to carry out workshops and seminars. We will also support the students who will make use of software from now on. Also you can communicate and collect a lot of information without having to visit the local area by participating various workshop reviews through the Web and VR forum ( 3D cloud BBS ). The script of VR data created by FORUM8's software and a "Concept poster" (A1 size (lateral) in PDF format) are required for the final submission and the judgment is performed on the basis of "VR Cloud judgment". We would like you to use FORUM8's BIM software and VR technologies by all means and consider this competition as an opportunity to create your masterpiece. We encourage students from different departments majoring in different field of studies to make a team to work on their model together to demonstrate that BIM/CIM can be used in various discipline.


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< Overview >
Organizers Virtual Design World Cup Executive Committee
Judging Committee Prof. Yasushi Ikeda (Graduate School of Keio University / Chief of executive committee of VDWC / Representative of IKDS)
Mr. Yoshihisa Hanamura(NPO Civil Machizukudi Station)
Prof. Hiromichi Yoshikawa(Tokyo City University)
Associate Prof. Kostas Terzidis (Harvard University, USA)
Mr. DAVID TSENG (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
Mr. Kazuhiro Kojima (Coelacanth And Associates)
FORUM8 Co., Ltd.
Qualification for applicant All members who were involved in design should be students. Team can comprise of either students or working students. Graduation research and work by any member of a team who graduated before year 2013 graduation are also qualified.
Judging standard The use UC-win/Road is mandatory for the creation of the work. In addition, contestants must use at least one more FORUM8 software/solution to create their work of art, which must have the element of the BIM/CIM and VR and the capability of being used in these disciplines. 2 deliverables are required: one is the VR data created by using the software/solution licensed free of charge to the contestants, another is A1 sized poster (oriented horizontally).
Project Submission Period
/ Schedule
Registration Period May 1 (Wed) - November 30 (Mon), 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013-Monday, September 30, 2013
Rental duration for free licenses May 1 (Wed) - November 29 (Mon), 2013
Project Submission Period October 1 (Tue) - October 10 (Thu), 2013
Judging Period October 15(Tue)-October 24 (Thu), 2013
Announcement for nominated work October 25 (Fri), 2013
Award Ceremony November 21 (Thu), 2013 Venue : Megro Gajoen 2F "Maiogi" (MAP)

*Travelling and accommodation fee are provided for the selected teams for nominated works.
(Up to 2 members from the area other thanr Kanto area and 1 member from overseas in each team are scheduled to be invited.)
Seminar schedule of
available products
Applicants can rent the available software licenses and can participate in the training seminars of the available products held by FORUM8 with prior registration.
The schedule of overseas seminars is as follows.

Date Venue Seminar
May 2 Shanghai,
Beijing
Allplan Experience Seminar
May 9 UC-win/Road Driving Simulator Experience Seminar
May 16 EXODUS/SMARTFIRE Experience Seminar
May 23 Super Computer Cloud(R) Experience Seminar
May 30 UC-win/Road SDK Experience Seminar
June 6 UC-1 Series
June 13 Traffic analysis / VR simulation (UC-win/Road, OSCADY / TRANSYT)
June 20 xpswmm
June 27 Dynamic analysis / Engineer's Studio®
July 11 UC-win/Road VR Experience Seminar
September 12 Allplan Experience Seminar
Guideline for applicants Theme 2013 : Sustainable Station Front in Global Metropolis
The concept of installing a new train station as part of the redevelopment project, whose plan is to reorganize the 20 hectare rail yard situated between Shinagawa station and Tamachi station and to relocate the Yamanote line from the west side of the yard to the east side (adjacent to the Shinkansen line), has been announced on air and put into consideration. No wonder the excitement for a new station whose name has not been given yet. The 2013 VDWC challenges students to devise a proposal of a new environmentally friendly urban space, which will most likely become one of Tokyo's significant "stopping off points" for people transferring from one transport mode to another, radiating from a new train station in Tokyo's harbor district. The VR data of the competition site includes the Shinagawa Intercity where FORUM8’s head office will be relocated this July, and the Shinagawa station front.
 VR data for the Competition Site
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Aerial photo : Copyright@KOKUSAI KOGYO CO., LTD All Rights Reserved
The competition site enclosed in red in below picture covers the area to be redeveloped after relocating the Yamanote line and Keihin-Tohoku line, the existing tracks and rail yard, and a tract of land north of the Shibaura Water Reclamation Center. (Address: 2 Kounan, 1 Kounan, Minatoku, Tokyo, Japan)
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An old seafront, canal, JR freight line
on the north side of the target competition site
Takahamabashi crossing on the east side
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View front the side of the first Keihin road
to the competition site which is
towards the rainbow bridge in the distance.
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The data of "Shinagawa Intercity" which FORUM8 Tokyo head office will move to in 2013 and the Konan Exit of Shinagawa station are prepared as the site information.
Prize The World Cup Prize Award is worth 300,000 yen!

World cup prize : 1
Award 300,000 yen, world cup, award certificate

Excellent prize : 2
Award 100,000 yen, excellent prize cup, award certificate

Judge's special prize : 5 or more
Award 50,000 yen, judge's special prize, award certificate

Nominee' prize : 15
Award certificate, a panel of their work, memorial, FORUM 8 original gift

Participation Prize
Award certificate for all applicants whose works satisfy the rules.

*Travelling and accommodation fee are provided for the selected teams for nominated works.
(Up to 2 members from the area other thanr Kanto area and 1 member from overseas in each team are scheduled to be invited.)
How to entry  Entry flow

  1. Go to our exclusive website to register online during the registration period (May 1 (Wed) - September 30 (Mon), 2013).
  2. After your entry has been accepted, we will send you the following information:
    - Registration ID
    - Download link for VR site model and materials we provide for you to work on.
    - How to apply for the software you want to rent and workshop you want to join
  3. Please fill in the application form for "Software you wish to rent" and "Seminar you wish to participate" as required, to apply.
  4. Please submit your final entry via our online submission form coming to you shortly, during the project submission period (October 1 (Tue) - October 10 (Thu)). We will then send you the site (the 3DVR cloud server) on which you can test your work, along with your ID and password.
Overview of Award Ceremonies Ceremony Date : November 21 (Thu), 2013  Venue : Meguro Gajoen 2F Maiogi (MAP)

The award ceremony for the selected excellent works through the voting on cloud and final judging conference will be held in the next 3ed Virtual Design World Cup.

Morning The 3rd Virtual Design World Cup The 3th Student BIM&VR Design Contest on Cloud
Public Final Judgment
Afternoon The 1st Cloud Programming World Cup
The 1st Student Programming World Cup Award Ceremony

The 3rd Virtual Design World Cup The 3rd Student BIM&VR Design Contest on Cloud Award Ceremony
The 6th International VR Symposium



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Virtual Design World Cup on cloud Programming version
The 1st Cloud Programming World Cup
The 1st Student Cloud Programming World Cup
-Put your 3D VR Cloud application programming skills to the test using FORUM8's Software Development Kit (SDK)!-



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< Overview >
Organizers Cloud Programming World Cup Executive Committee
Judging Committee Tomohiro Fukuda (Head of judges and associate professor from the Graduate School of Engineering Osaka University)
Hiroyuki Hakura (Delegate of "The Forum for Advancement of Stereoscopic Three Dimensional Image Technology and Arts"; and designated professor of Digital Hollywood University, Graduate School )
Associate Prof. Narahara Taro (Associate professor from the College of Architectural Design, New Jersey Institute of Technology)
Yoann Pencreach (Chief Manager of VR development group, FORUM8)
Qualification for applicant All members who were involved in design should be students. Team can comprise of either students or working students. Graduation research and work by any member of a team who graduated before year 2013 graduation are also qualified.
Project Submission Period
/ Schedule
Registration Period : June 13 (Thu) - September 30 (Mon), 2013
Rental duration for free licenses : June 13 (Thu) - November 29 (Fri), 2013
Project Submission Period : October 1 (Tue) - October 10 (Thu), 2013
Judging Period : October 15(Tue)-October 24 (Thu), 2013
Announcement for nominated work : October 25 (Fri), 2013
Award Ceremony : November 21 (Thu), 2013 Megro Gajoen 2F "Maiogi"(MAP)

*Travelling and accommodation fee are provided for the selected teams for nominated works.
(Up to 2 members from the area other thanr Kanto area and 1 member from overseas in each team are scheduled to be invited.)
Seminar schedule of
available products
Intended Products
-UC-win/Road    -UC-win/Road SDK     -VR-Cloud®     -VR-Cloud® SDK
-Cloud transmission library a3s(Anything as a Service) SDK


Applicants can rent the available software licenses and can participate in the training seminars of the available products held by FORUM8 with prior registration.
The schedule of overseas seminars is as follows.



Date Venue Seminar
July 11 Shanghai,
Beijing
UC-win/Road VR Experience Seminar
July 25 UC-win/Road SDK Experience Seminar
Augest 22 UC-win/Road VR Experience Seminar
Augest 29 VR-Cloud® SDK Experience Semimar
September 12 Allplan Experience Seminar
Guideline for applicants The objective is to develop any software including all-purpose software, application program, engineering, software, business software, or game software that can run on VR-Cloud® using UC-win/Road SDK (Software Development Kit) and VR-Cloud® SDK.

-UC-win/Road      -UC-win/Road SDK      -VR-Cloud®     -VR-Cloud® SDK
-Cloud transmission library a3s(Anything as a Service) SDK
Prize The Cloud Programming Cup Prize Award is worth 300,000 yen!

Cloud Programming Cup Prize : 1
Award 300,000 yen, world cup, award certificate

Judge's special prize : 3-4
Award 50,000 yen, judge's special prize, award certificate

Participation Prize
Award certificate for all applicants whose works satisfy the rules.
How to entry Entry flow

  1. Go to our exclusive website to register online during the registration period (June 13 (Wed) - September 30 (Mon), 2013).
  2. After your entry has been accepted, we will send you the following information:
       -Registration ID
       -Download link for VR site model and materials we provide for you to work on.
       -How to apply for the software you want to rent and workshop you want to join
  3. Please fill in the application form for "Software you wish to rent" and "Seminar you wish to participate" as required, to apply.
  4. Please submit your final entry via our online submission form coming to you shortly, during the project submission period (October 1 (Tue) - October 10 (Thu)). We will then send you the site (the 3DVR cloud server) on which you can test your work, along with your ID and password.
Overview of Award Ceremonies Ceremony Date : November 21 (Thu), 2013 Venue : Meguro Gajoen 2F Maiogi (MAP)

Morning The 3rd Virtual Design World Cup The 3th Student BIM&VR Design Contest on Cloud Public Final Judgment
Afternoon The 1st Cloud Programming World Cup
The 1st Student Programming World Cup Award Ceremony

The 3rd Virtual Design World Cup The 3rd Student BIM&VR Design Contest on Cloud Award Ceremony
The 6th International VR Symposium

*Travelling and accommodation fee are provided for the selected teams for nominated works.
(Up to 2 members from the area other thanr Kanto area and 1 member from overseas in each team are scheduled to be invited.)


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FORUM8 Co, Ltd. Tokyo Head Office was moved to Shinagawa INTERCITY as of July 16, 2013. The office relocation was a way of putting the head office and annex office together on one floor, 21st floor of Intercity Building A to be exact. The relocation was also means of expanding our seminar and show rooms. Office upgrade is another term we use to define this relocation because it coincided with our recent business expansion and we thank all our valuable users and partners for all your support.

Our UC-1 series products that we released back in 1981 have grown substantially. This is apparent in the "UC-1 Engineer’s Suite", which we released this year, with the reinforced cloud and CIM features. In addition, the demand for several of our FEM analysis software, most notably our Engineer's Studio®, has been pushed upwards by the tides of time in which the need for a great design & analysis software capable of designing and analyzing structural performance is increasing at unprecedented rate, because Engineer's Studio® does these things very well. The fact that many users are enjoying its benefits goes to show that Engineer's Studio® is indeed the answer. UC-win/Road, our state-of-the-art 3D Visual Interactive Simulation and Modeling software that we first released in 2000, is now being used not just in the civil engineering industry but also in driver research and automobile manufacturing industry just to new a few of its many applications.

We will be holding the "7th FORUM8 Design Festival 2013-3Days" in Shinagawa INTERCITY Hall where we will commemorate our head office relocation. Many exciting events held annually including the 12th 3D VR Simulation on Cloud, the 14th UC-win/Road Conference, and the 7th Design Conference are planned for this year's festival as well. We hope you attend this international conference by all means.
FORUM8 Co., Ltd. CEO Yuji Ito
< Date / Venue >
September 18 (Wed), 2013 The 12th 3DVR Simulation Contest on Cloud Conference
Venue : FORUM8 Tokyo Head Office Seminar Room

September 19 (Thu), 2013 The 12th 3DVR Simulation Contest on Cloud Award Ceremony
The 14th UC-win/Road Conference

   General Sessions / Driving Simulation Sessions
The 7th Design Conference
   Geotechnical Sessions / Seismic and disaster-preventing Sessions
UC-1, ES Technical Support
Network Party / Book Launch Party

Venue : Shinagawa Intercity Hall / Conference Room

September 20 (Fri), 2013 The 7th Design Conference
Civil engineering & CIM Sessions / Design Analysis Sessions / Architecture & BIM Sessions
Venue : Shinagawa Intercity Hall / Conference Room

< General information of the Festival > 
Venue  Shinagawa Intercity Hall  MAP 
 Participation fee Free of charge (Registration in advance recommended)  
Organization 
FORUM8 Co., Ltd




Technical Support  
     Our developers will answer your question you may have on products' operation.
*Prior registration is required. Please fill the form below.
9/19Thu Conrerence Room4 (Afternoon)  UC-1 / Engineer's Studio®
9/20Fri Conrerence Room3 (Afternoon)  VDWC (Student BIM&VR Design Contest on Cloud)
 CPWC (Student Cloud Programming World Cup)
9/20Fri Conrerence Room4 (Afternoon)  UC-win/Road

Announcement on the presentations that will take place
Video
Conference
All the sessions that will place in the Main Hall will be broadcasted to each of our 6 offices located throughout Japan (Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sendai, Sapporo, Kanazawa) and shown on the Video Conference System we have in all 6 offices.
Simultaneous
interpretation
All presentations marked by this icon will be interpreted simultaneously.


Invitation for Premium Users of FORUM8 products
9/21 Sat 
Special golf competition and Tokyo Sky Tree tour for Premium Users of FORUM8 products
Date : September 21, 2013 (Sat)
*You can either choose the tour or the golf competition but not both.
*FORUM8 will pay the cost of tour itself. However, applicants are responsible for the accommodation fee and travel fee to the gathering spot.
Application : Please tell your contact person of FORUM8 staff if you join each of these.

Day1  9.18 Wed

This is our 12th 3DVR simulation contest, which is held every year since 2002 when UC-win/Road won the "Software Product of the year" award. Various brilliant works have been presented as a main event of this festival and it has brought even more excitement with the introduction of cloud voting via VR-Cloud® since 2011. Special Page

The 1000 FPB points are provided for those who vote after viewing all VR data! 100 winners selected in a drawing will receive 1000 yen of the original book coupon.


Day2  9.19 Thu 
   Venue : Shinagawa Intercity Hall / Conference Room
The 12th 3DVR Simulation
Contest on Cloud Award Ceremony
    

In this contest, best works will be selected based on judges' final decision, which is made after the popular vote. Associate Prof. Toshiro Kawamura who is a former vice president of NEC and now an advisor of FORUM8 will present in the award ceremony. The models' quality is getting higher every year. Recently an award was given to the creator of an advanced system model. Who will win the Grand Prix in this highly competitive contest? Keep your eyes open!
  The 12th 3DVR Simulation Contest on Cloud Award Ceremony
10:00-10:40
Special Lecture
"The development and future expectation of computer graphics"
Toshiro Kawamura
Former vice president of NEC, now an advisor of FORUM8 Co., Ltd
10:40-12:00 The 12th 3DVR Simulation Contest on Cloud Award Ceremony
Presenter : Advisor of Projection Mapping Association of Japan / CEO of AmbientMedia / Part-time advisor of FORUM8
Satoru Machida
12:00-13:00
Buffet for lunch
Premium users of FORUM8 products are invited.


Day2     9.19 Thu  
The 14th UC-win/Road Conference
General Sessions / Driving Simulation Sessions
  

General Sessions : The latest 3D projection mapping which is used for various kinds of fields such as education, entertainment and arts, its expansion in a new era of S3D   and even up-to-date information of VR technologies and  screen technologies along with the future development of UC-win/Road will be presented.
Driving Simulation Sessions : This will be our 14th UC-win/Road conference, which is held annually, in which our users' advanced research utilizing driving simulation technology will be presented. Our developers will introduce the advanced driving simulation function of UC-win/Road Ver.9.
The 14th UC-win/Road Conference
 General Sessions    Venue : Hall
13:00-13:40
Special Lecture  1
"Instant and Flexible 3D Reconstruction Using a Digital Camera"
Masatoshi Okutomi
Professor in the Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
13:40-14:00
Special Lecture 2
"A New Development of 3D / VR / AR"
Hiroyuki Hagura
President of 3D and special-appointment professor of Digital Hollywood Co., Ltd.
14:00-14:20
Special Lecture 3
"The Latest Case Studies of 3D Projection Mapping and Future Development"
Mamoru Hanzawa
General Manager of Japan office of Christie Digital Systems, Inc.
Driving Simulation Sessions    Venue : Hall
14:30-15:10
Special Lecture 4
"Use of Simulation in the Field of Information Processing for Accident Prevention and Safety"
Koji Oguri
Professor in information Science, Aichi Prefectural University
15:10-15:50
Special Lecture 5
"Development of ICT Technology and Future Development in the Use of Simulation"
Shuichi Matsumoto
Lecturer in the science and engineering department, Keio University
15:50-16:30
Special Lecture 6
"Simulator via high-performance motion and case studies of testing device"
Koji Masuno
Application Engineering of Moog Japan Ltd.
16:30-16:55
Presentation 1
"Simulation Function of UC-win/Road Ver.9 and its Future Development"
FORUM8 Co., Ltd. VR Development Group
16:55-17:10
Foundation of "Association for Promoting the Use of Cutting Edge Visualization Technology"
Hiroyuki Hagura
President of 3D and special-appointment professor of Digital Hollywood Co., Ltd.
   Networking Party and Book Launch Party    Venue : Foyer
17:30-19:30
Greeting from guests, Introduction of exhibits,
DS game and presentation of publications ("The new edition of 'Introduction to ground FEM analysis'", and others)
Premium users of FORUM8 products are invited.
   UC-1 & ES Technical Support     Venue : Conference Room 4
Afternoon UC-1 Series & ES Analysis Support Sessions
Our developers will answer your question you may have on products' operation.
*Prior registration is required. Please fill the form below.

9/19 Thu     Hall Foyer    17:30-19:30
Premium users of FORUM8 products are invited.
FORUM8 Head Office Relocation Networking Party / Book Launch Party

We will hold a friendly networking party to commemorate our head office relocation. At the same time we will have a book launch party to mark the release of "Introduction to Geotechnical Analysis – The New Edition" published by FORUM8 Publishing Group.
Special offer on the books published by FORUM8 Publishing Group
We will offer all books published by FORUM8 Publishing Group including the latest release "Introduction to Geotechnical Analysis - The New Edition"  at a special price.
Contents of the "Introduction to Geotechnical Analysis – The New Edition" recently published by FORUM8 Publishing Group 
Introduction to Geotechnical
Analysis

will be published
in September, 2013
Cover Image
Contents
1. FEM analysis based on geotechnical engineering
2. Fundamental theory of geotechnical FEM analysis
3. Modeling for geotechnical FEM analysis
4. Constitutive equation of ground material
5. How to determine material parameter

6. Ground and infrastructure interaction
7. Non-linear analysis
8. Stability Analysis via Shear Strength Reduction Method
9. Analysis on ground
deformation caused by self-weight in the case of liquefaction
10. Case studies of analysis
11. How to use GeoFEAS

9/19 Thu   Hall   16:55-17:10
Foundation of "Association for Promoting the Use of Cutting Edge Visualization Technology"

Yuji Ito, president of FORUM8, and Satoshi Machida, the founder of AmbientMedia, are pleased to announce the establishment of "Association for Promoting the Use of Cutting Edge Visualization Technology", an association formed with the purpose of conducting collaborative research and development, education, and professional customization on a wide range of cutting edge 3D visualization technologies including S3D (stereoscopic 3D), projection mapping, 3D printer, and 3D sensors as well as VR, AR, robotics, and cloud technologies including big data processing. Yuji Ito and Satoshi Machida, both the founder of this association, serves as its chief director and chairman respectively. Hiroyuki Hakura, the secretary-general of The Forum for Advancement of Stereoscopic Three Dimensional Image Technology and Arts, is in charge of the association’s executive committee.

9/19 Thu   Conference Room 4 (Afternoon)
UC-1 Series & Engineer's Studio® Technical Support

Our developers will answer your question you may have on products' operation.
*Prior registration is required. Please fill the form below.

Day2    9.19 Thu  

The 7th Design Conference
Geotechnical Sessions / Seismic and disaster-preventing Sessions    

Geotechnical Sessions : These sessions here will surely be very helpful for our valuable users who are thinking about utilizing our technology especially FEM analysis for their own benefit. We will invite Ms. Kana Nakatani who is a developer of "Kanako" which is a solver of debris flow analysis as a special lecturer.  
Seismic and disaster-preventing Sessions : We will invite Prof. Hiromichi Yoshikawa of Tokyo City University who is an author of "Earthquake Disaster Mitigation" and his special lecture will be given. Various kinds of presentations such as the one focusing on seismic and disaster- preventing cities, data linkage for BIM-GIS, about BCP and even FORUM8's activities to acquire BCMS will be introduced.
The 7th Design Conference
 Geotechnical Sessions    Venue : Conference Room 1&2
13:00-13:40
Special Lecture 1
"Modeling Technology for Ground FEM Analysis"
Fei Cai
Associate Professor in the Graduate School
of Engineering, Gunma University
13:40-14:20
Special Lecture 2
"Practical Applications of UWLC2D and 3D"
Yasuhiko Okochi
President of NOM Co., Ltd.
14:30-15:10
Special Lecture 3
"Examples of "GeoFEAS" Application in Retaining Wall Design"
Toshihiro Hanada
President, Bulld Geotechno Co., Ltd.
15:10-15:50
Special Lecture 4
"Case studies of Debris Flow Analysis Using Kanako, a User Friendly Debris Flow Simulator"
Kana Nakatani
Associate Professor
Faculty of agriculture of Kyoto University
15:50-16:30
Presentation 1
"The Latest Information and the Future Development on Debris-Avalanche Simulation and Ground Analysis Series"
FORUM8 Co., Ltd. UC-1 Development Group 1
16:30-17:10
Presentation 2
"Introduction of Analysis Cases via Geotechnical Analysis Series"
FORUM8 Co., Ltd. Analysis Support Team
 Seismic and disaster-preventing Sessions   Venue : Conference Room 3
13:00-13:40
Special Lecture 5
"Introduction to Earthquake, Tsunami Engineering, Seismic Engineering & Disaster Reduction"
Hiromichi Yoshikawa
Professor of Tokyo City University
13:40-14:20
Special Lecture 6
"Why Does an Earthquake Disaster Occur and How We Should Face it"
Seichiro Fukushima
Manager for disaster prevention group of Tokyo Electric Power Service Co., Ltd. 
14:30-15:10
Presentation 3
"Seismic and disaster-preventing solutions using 3DVR - Tsunami / Evacuation Analysis and case studies for VR models"
FORUM8 Co., Ltd. Analysis Support Team
15:10-15:50
Special Lecture 7
"Efforts for seeking safety via space information and simulation technologies"
Yoshinobu Adachi
Space Engineering Group of Secom Co., Ltd.
15:50-16:30
Special Lecture 8
"The need for BCP (Business Continuity Plan) and its basic concepts"
Takashi Koyama
CEO of Hillvet Solution, Ltd.
16:30-17:10
Presentation 4
"The latest information for BCMS in FORUM8"
FORUM8 Co., Ltd.  UC-1 Development Group 1
  Network Party, Book Launch Party     Venue : Foyer
17:30-19:30
Greeting from guests, Introduction of exhibits, DS game and presentation of publications
("The new edition of 'Introduction to ground FEM analysis'", and others)
Premium users of FORUM8 products are invited.
   UC-1, ES Technical Support     Venue : Conference Room 4
Afternoon UC-1 Series, ES Analysis Support Session
Our developers will answer your question you may have on products' operation.
*Prior registration is required. Please fill the form below.


Day3    9.20 Fri

The 7th Design Conference
Design Analysis Sessions  / Civil engineering & CIM Sessions
  

Design Analysis Sessions  : We will invite Prof. Koichi Maekawa (Professor of graduate school of Tokyo University) who is famous for the world-class concrete analysis theory and his special lecture will be given. As special lectures given be users, the cases of research in overseas, case studies of 3D dynamic non-linear analysis for water utility etc. will be presented. The latest functions of  Engineer's Studio® will be introduced.
Civil engineering & CIM Sessions : Regarding CIM which is expected to be increased in demand in near future,  the special lectures about current state and future vision in various kinds of stages such as survey, design, construction and management etc. will be given.
 The 7th Design Conference 
  Design Analysis Sessions     Venue : Hall
10:00-11:20
Special Lecture 1
"Concrete Engineering and Water
 -Short/Long term Performance Evaluation-"

Koichi Maekawa
Professor of Graduate school of Engineering, Tokyo University
11:20-11:40
Presentation 1
"The Latest Version of Engineer's Studio®"
FORUM8 Co., Ltd. New Project Group
11:40-12:00
Presentation 2
"The latest case studies of Analysis Support Service"
FORUM8 Co., Ltd. Analysis Support Team
12:00-13:00
Buffet for lunch
Premium users of FORUM8 products are invited.
13:00-14:10
Special Lecture 2
"Numerical Simulation and Case Studies with Engineer's Studio®"
Jesus Donaire Avila
Earthquake engineering group from the University of Granada
14:10-14:50
Special Lecture 3
"Effectiveness of analysis of structural aseismatic reliability for distribution reservoir using 3D FEM models "
Yasuhiro Yabe
Pacific Consultants Co,. Ltd.
Yushi Ishiai
Technology Analysis Center (T.A.C) 
  Civil engineering & CIM Sessions     Venue: Hall
15:00-15:40
Special Lecture 4
"Current state of CIM and its ideal model"
Shinya Sugiura
Obayashi Corporation / A member of CIM technology investigative committee
15:40-16:20
Special Lecture 5
"Past, present and future of the technologies for road, bridge, tunnel and paving and about introducing CIM"
Tatsuoki Inagaki
Director of Pave & Road How-To Way Technology Association
16:20-16:40
Presentation 3
"Development of 3DCAD Studio™"
FORUM8 Co., Ltd. 3DCAD Development Team
16:40-17:10
Presentation 4
"UC-1 Engineer Suite and functions of CIM, auto design and cloud"
FORUM8 Co., Ltd. UC-1 Automatic Design Development Team
Presentation 5
"Data linkage of CIM&VR and 3DVR Engineering Service"
FORUM8 Co., Ltd. VR Support Group
  UC-win/Road Technical Support    Venue : Conference Room4
9/20Fri   Conference Room4 (Afternoon)   UC-win/Road Technical Support

Our developers will answer your question you may have on products' operation.
*Prior registration is required. Please fill the form below.



Day3    9.20 Fri
The 7th Design Conference     Architecture&BIM Sessions

Prof. Yasushi Ikeda (Professor of Keio University) who is a famous architecture for BIM research will have a presentation live from Paris where AIAC International Workshop for Built Architecture 2013 will be held. Presentations about energy analysis for air-conditioning of buildings, analysis for structures and BIM&VR solutions etc. will be given. The latest information of BIM&VR Solutions and 3DVR Engineering Services will also be introduced.
 The 7th Design Conference
Architecture&BIM Sessions     Venue : Conference Room 1&2
13:00-13:40
Special Lecture 6
"Global viewpoint about architecture and city design  and data communication"
Yasushi Ikeda
Professor of Keio University
Lecture will be reported live from Paris where AIAC International Workshop for Built Architecture 2013 will be held.
13:40-14:20
Presentation 6
"The latest products of BIM&VR and their case studies"
FORUM8 VR Support Group
14:30-15:10
Special Lecture 7
"Energy analysis for air-conditioning of buildings via DesignBuilder and EnergyPlus"
Tomohiro Konda
Azbill Corporation.
15:10-15:50
Special Lecture 8
"Analysis for structures using Automation functions of Multiframe"
Shuichi Asayama
Professor of Department of Architectuure, Tokyo Denki University
15:50-16:30
Special Lecture 9
"The latest functions, case studies and about data linkage of Advance Steel / Concrete 2013 which is BIM solution"
Graitec Pte Ltd.
Pascal Bergougnou
16:30-17:10
Presentation 7
"The latest case studies of 3DVR Engineering Service"
FORUM8 VR Support Group
  UC-win/Road Technical Support       Venue : Conference Room4
Afternoon UC-win/Road Sessions
Our developers will answer your question you may have on products' operation.
*Prior registration is required. Please fill the form below.
9/20Fri  Conference Room 4 (Afternoon)  UC-win/Road Technical Support

Our developers will answer your question you may have on products' operation.
*Prior registration is required. Please fill the form below.


Day3      9.20 Fri
The 7th Design Conference   VDWC/CPWC Sessions
Before the submission period (10/1-10/10) of Virtual Design World Cup and Cloud Programming World Cup which are the international competition for students, we will prepare support corners for applicants and plan to have a presentation of the related products and even display them.
 The 7th Design Conference
 VDWC・ CPWC Sessions     Venue : Conference Room3
Afternoon VDWC (Students BIM&VR Design Contest on Cloud) Support
CPWC (Students Cloud Programming World Cup) Support
VR model and posters submitted for the AIAC International Workshop for Built Architecture 2013 on display

VDWC (Students BIM&VR Design Contest on Cloud) Support

The 3rd Students BIM&VR Design Contest on Cloud
-Competition for designing an advanced construction engineering-works on Cloud, making full use of BIM/CIM and VR ! -

Poster Session for the awarded works for the 1st and 2nd VDWC
The 2nd BIM&VR Design Contest
World Cup Award "Noah's Ark -Tokyo 2050-"
Architectural Design Information Study,
Shibaura Institute of Technology 
The 1st Student BIM&VR Design Contest 
World Cup Award "The Oasis"
Kanazawa University

Special advice from Mr. Kasagi, the instructor of VDWC workshop
A presentation on "VR city modeling system"

14:00-14:30   16:00-16:30
For those of you who are taking part in the VDWC, you can't afford to miss this special workshop. Hiroo Kasagi, the managing director of Workshop for Sustainable Community and a facilitator of "VR city modeling system" will give you his final advice on how to show your project's plan and concept as well as how to give it a finishing touch. An interesting presentation on "VR city modeling system" emphasizing on the importance of incorporating VR technology in cooperative city modeling as well as its methodology and case studies will take also take place.


Support corner for VDWC applicants
Our developers will answer your question you may have on products' operation and about this competition itself.
Intended Products : UC-win/Road (including plug-ins for tsunami, Debris-Avalanche, point cloud etc.), Allplan(Architecture/Engineering), Engineer's Studio® UC-1 Series, DesignBuilder the others

CPWC (Student Cloud Programming World Cup) Support

The 1st Student Cloud Programming World Cup
-Put your 3D VR Cloud application programming skills to the test using FORUM8's Software Development Kit (SDK)!-

Support Corner for CPWC applicants
Our developers will answer your question you may have on products' operation and about this competition itself.
Intended Products : UC-win/Road, UC-win/Road SDK, VR-Cloud®, VR-Cloud®SDK, a3s(Anything as a Service) SDK

Sample program using SDK will be displayed.

Book Selling Corner
 Description for VR-Cloud® SDK "Introduction to Android Programming"

VR model and posters submitted for the AIAC International Workshop for Built Architecture 2013 on display

The works submitted for the international competition for built architecture lead by Yasushi Ikeda (Professor of Keio University and a chairman of VDWC Executive Committee, who will be giving his speech in the "Architecture & BIM Session") with the support of FORUM8 will be introduced. VR model built on a sample data of Nihonbashi, the target site, and the poster describing the model created by each and every applicants to the competition, will be shown and explained sequentially.

The other displayed products

- UC-win/Road (including plug-ins of Tsunami, Debris-Avalanche, point cloud etc.) - UC-win/Road SDK
- VR-Cloud®      - VR-Cloud®SDK      - a3s (Anything as a Service) SDK
Allplan (Architecture/Engineering)     - Engineer's Studio®     - UC-1  Series     - DesignBuilder
< Site Information >
Access Map to SHINAGAWA INTERCITY Hall

Access
8 minutes walks from Konan exit of Shinagawa station ( Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen, JR Yamanote line, Tokaido line, Yokosuka line, Keihintohoku line and Kyokyu line)

*There is no designated parking area. Please use public transportation or public parking area surrounding the hall

Address of SHINAGAWA INTERCITY
2-15-4, Konan, Minato-ku Tokyo 108-6105
TEL : +81-3-3474-0461  http://www.sicity.co.jp/
To view guidance to the venue and annotations on each and every location of interest within the venue:
Go to "Participate" > "View discussions" or "View annotations". When you click the list, you will be able to view annotations on each location of your interest.

HELP : How to experience VR data with VR-Cloud®


Guidance to the venue
As you go out the Konan exit of Shinagawa Station, you will soon be walking on a pedestrian bridge connecting to the skyway which leads to level 2 of the Shinagawa INTERCITY. building. As you keep walking you get to the entrance of the skyway, which is the entrance of Shinagawa INTERCITY. Go into the entrance and you will soon see an elliptical building on your left, which is Shinagawa INTERCITY building A, with the name printed on its wall. Keep going straight and you will see a guidance to the conference room. Go down the stairs using either the stairs or the escalator to B1F and you will see the main entrance to the conference room.



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Virtual Design World Cup
"2nd Student BIM & VR Design Contest on Cloud"
-Compete on cloud for the most advanced architectural and civil engineering design using BIM and VR!-

Theme 2012
"Sustainable Design of Marine City"

This contest is an international design competition for students to compete amongst each other in designing innovative architecture, bridge and city design using BIM&VR.
Every year students compete for the top price which is given to an outstanding work outlining a predefined theme in the aspect of design, innovative idea, and creativity. They plan and design their work based on the theme and then run a simulation. Their final model will be presented to the judges in a form of a script and evaluated.
To assist with the production, we plan to carry out workshops and seminars. We will also support the students who will make use of software from now on. Also you can communicate and collect a lot of information without visiting local area by the exhibition of various workshop reviews through the Web and the utilization of VR forum ( 3D cloud BBS ) The script of VR data is required for the final submission and the judgment is performed on the basis of "VR Cloud judgment". We would like you to use forum8's BIM software and VR and think our company as a place which will make your technology and production developed.
Overview
Organizers Virtual Design World Cup Executive Committee
Sponsors (Planned) CG-ARTS (Computer Graphic Arts Society), IAI JAPAN., The Society for Art and Sciennce, GRAITEC
Requirements To take part, the registrant must be a student - team of students, mature students and anyone graduating
in 2012 are accepted. The submission work can be part of their final year project.
Project Submission Period
/Schedule
Registration Period : May 1 - September 30, 2012
Project Submission Period : Monday, October 1, 2012 - Tuesday October 23 2012 24:00 Japan Time [must be submitted by Oct. 23 without fail]
Deadline times Worldwide:
Japanese Time: October 23 24.00
Europe (London): October 23 15.00
Americas (NY): October 23 10.00
Final Judging : November 20, 2012
Award Ceremony : November 21, 2012
Venue: Shinagawa Kokuyo Hall, Japan
Time: 13.00 - 18.30
Seminar schedule of
available products
Applicants can rent the available software licenses and can participate in the training seminars (including paid seminar) of the available products held by FORUM8 with prior registration.

List of seminars which will take place during entry period
*5 cities : Live-Tokyo TV Conference system- Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka. Sendai

Date Venue Seminar Available licenses/solution
April 11 5 cities Super Computer Cloud(R) Experience Seminar Super Computer Cloud(R)
Wind and Heat Movement Analysis
Support Service
April 19 5 cities Water Run-off Analysis Seminar xpswmm
May 15 5 cities Dynamic Analysis Seminar UC-win/FRAME(3D)
May 17 Tokyo VR-Studio(R) Experience Seminar VR-Studio(R)
May 24 5 cities EXODUS/SMARTFIRE Experience Seminar EXODUS, Analysis Support Service,
Evacuation Analysis Support Service
May 29 5 cities UC-1 for SaaS
FRAME-RC Section Experience Seminar
UC-1 for SaaS
June 5 5 cities VR Urban Planning System Seminar
(Instructor: Mr. Hiroo Kasagi)
UC-win/Road
June 6 Sendai UC-win/Road/VR Seminar UC-win/Road
June 8 Fukuoka UC-win/Road/VR Seminar UC-win/Road
June 14 5 cities Allplan Experience Seminar Allplan
June 15 5 cities Design of Pier Seminar Design of Pier
June 20 Osaka UC-win/Road Advanced/VR Seminar UC-win/Road
June 21 5 cities DesignBuilder Experience Seminar DesignBuilder
June 22 5 cities Municipality Solution/
VR-Cloud® Experience Seminar
Municipality Solution
VR-Cloud®
June 28 5 cities Design of Abutment Seminar Design of Abutment
July 4 Tokyo UC-win/Road/VR Seminar UC-win/Road
July 13 5 cities Traffic analysis / VR simulation Experience Seminar UC-win/Road
OSCADY/TRANSYT
July 17 5 cities AdvanceSteel/Concrete Experience Seminar AdvanceSteel
AdvanceConcrete
July 18 Nagoya UC-win/Road Advanced/VR Seminar UC-win/Road
July 19 5 cities Water Run-off Analysis Seminar xpswmm
July 27 5 cities Vehicle trajectory drawing / Parking drawing Experience Seminar Parking Solution
August 3 5 cities VR Urban Planning System Seminar
(Instructor: Mr. Hiroo Kasagi)
UC-win/Road
August 7 5 cities EXODUS/SMARTFIRE Experience Seminar EXODUS, Analysis Support Service,
Evacuation Analysis Support Service
August 21 Tokyo UC-win/Road Advanced/VR Seminar UC-win/Road
August 22 5 cities Dynamic Analysis Seminar UC-win/FRAME(3D)
August 23 5 cities Super Computer Cloud(R) Experience Seminar Super Computer Cloud(R)
Wind and Heat Movement Analysis Support Service
August 24 5 cities Allplan Experience Seminar Allplan
September 6 5 cities DesignBuilderExperience Seminar DesignBuilder
September 26 5 cities Engineer's Studio(R)/ ES 2D Seminar Engineer's Studio(R)/ ES 2D
September 27 Tokyo VR-Studio(R) Experience Seminar VR-Studio(R)
Tasks Theme2012: "Sustainable Design of Marine City"
Sometimes you need to go against the tide to seek for a safer dwelling. Now is the perfect time. To overcome threats from tsunamis and other disasters, we set the task to explore the possibilities to live on the sea in a safe and secure sustainable "Marine City". Using Tokyo, Osaka (Kobe) and Fukuoka as the subject areas, design a proposal for a man-made island with recreational and residential functionalities in VR.
In a country like Japan, instead of opening up the forests and mountains, the best solution could be to develop onto the sea. Today, urban areas are more or less shrinking; therefore we tend to think that developing onto the sea is a bad thing. In this contest, students must challenge themselves to justify the development on the sea with the concept called sustainability. Keeping "biodiversity" as the keyword, aim to create new nature through artificial islands. Specifically, the issues to consider in the proposal are how to decide the location and the shape of the island, how to place roads, how to access the island, its self-sufficiency and the procurement of electricity, water and other infrastructure.

Target area for design
The areas shown in the VR model provided by FORUM8. The examples of main areas are the following.

Tokyo
Region: Area surrounded by Tokyo Big Site, Tokyo Disney Land, and Makuhari Messe
Tokyo Sky Tree and tall buildings around Tokyo station can be seen in the distance and Aqua Line can be seen in the south.



Kobe/Osaka
Region: Osaka Bay surrounded by Wada Misaki, Kobe airport, and Kurisaki Universal Studio)
Mt. Rokko and Awaji Island can be seen in the distance.


Hukuoka
Region: Area surrounded by Mt. Mouko, Kyushu University, vicinity of the Hakata station, Momochi, and Fukuoka Airport
Genkai island, Shiga island and Nokono island are dispersed in the distance.


VR-Cloud(R) Procedure for browsing
Click the following execution file and install it.

Windows
Version
VR-Cloud® Client Ver.4.0.exe
(6,952KB) (Updated '11.12.26)

Android
Version
VR-Cloud® Client Ver.4.0.apk
(836KB) (Updated '12.01.16)
* Applied Android 3.0 or later

To all Android version users
To protect personal information, we do not send personal information from the application, so please use the application without having to worry about your personal information going anywhere.

Supplied Data and Materials
  • Tokyo, Osaka (Kobe) and Fukuoka VR data (try to use existing models where possible)
    (Up-to-date VR model of an area related to the theme. Model created by UC-win/RoadVer.7.0)
  • Sample data for each software
  • Technical Survey Information from FORUM8
*Download link for above mentioned site model and materials will be forwarded to you separately after we received your entry.
Awards/Judgment
World Cup (Grand Prix) for 1 work
$3,600 * of scholarship, certificate, and World Cup Trophy, mementos
Excellent Award for 2 works
$1,200 * of scholarship, certificate, trophy, mementos
Special Judgment Award for about 5 works
Laptop computer, certificate, trophy, mementos
Participation Prize (for all works)
(If the work is lacking any requirements or does not conform to the set standard, the participant that created the work will be exempt from receiving this prize)
Mementos, giveaways unique to FORUM8, certificate
How to entry Entry flow

  1. Go to our exclusive website to register online during the registration period (Tuesday, May 1 Sunday, September 30, 2012).

  2. After your entry has been accepted, we will send you the following information:
    -Registration ID
    -Download link for VR site model and materials we provide for you to work on.
    -How to apply for the software you want to rent and workshop you want to join

  3. Please fill in the application form for "Software you wish to rent" and "Seminar you wish to participate" as required, to apply.

  4. Please submit your final entry via our online submission form coming to you shortly, during the project submission period (October 1 ? October 23). We will then send you the site (the 3DVR cloud server) on which you can test your work, along with your ID and password.
    (24:00 Japan Standard Time on Tuesday, October 23; 15.00 (London) on Tues. Oct. 23; 10.00 (NY) on Tues. Oct. 23)
Overview of the Awards Ceremony
Participation request form

Date:November 21, 2012 (Wed) Venue : Shinagawa KOKUYO Hall

Access map to Shinagawa KOKUYO Hall
Experience walking from Shinagawa station to KOKUYO Hall and inside of the hall viaVR-Cloud®


The Awards Ceremony of the 2nd BIM & VR Contest on Cloud Services (VDWC)
Special lecture by Professor Ed Galea, world leader in evaculation analysis, and Professor Shigenori Tanaka, prominant leader of the Kaiser Project for developing the industry's first all-purpose3D CAD engine with FORUM8, are also scheduled. This will be a great ceremony with great guests so please attend by all means.

Special Lecture 1
"The Latest Research on Fire Analysis and Evacuation Analysis and Case Studies"
   Professor Ed Galea, University of Greenwich

Professor Galea is the founding director of the Fire Safety Engineering Group (FSEG) at the University of Greenwich and he developed the latest highly-accurate, market-leading evacuation modeling software "EXODUS". FSEG signed a partnership contract with FORUM8 in 2006. In addition, he is considered a world authority on evacuation analysis and many times reported in his book, report and the media such as BBC and ABC.

Special Lecture 2
Kaiser Project: Domestic and Industry's First 3D CAD Engine Development Project
   Professor Shigenori Tanaka, Kansai University

Professor Tanaka (Doctor of Engineering) is a professor in the Faculty of Informatics, Kansai University. He founded Kansai Information Institute Co., Ltd. in 2000 where he served as the chairman of the board of its directors. He has dedicated himself as FORUM8's advisor from 2006 to 2012. As a member of Construction Information Standard Committee (CISC) in Japan Construction Information Center (JACIC), he is actively engaged in the research and development of the CAD Data and Model standard and the platform of data exchange.

Time Contents
13:00-13:30 Open
13:30-13:40 Opening ceremony Opening Speech : Yuji Ito, President of FORUM8 Co., Ltd.
13:40-14:10 Indroduction to the winners of the 1st Contest (World Cup and other prizes)
14:10-15:10 Special Lecture1
"The Latest Research on Fire Analysis and Evacuation Analysis and Case Studies"
Professor Ed Galea, University of Greenwich
15:10-15:20 (Break)
15:20-15:50 Special Lecture 2
"Kaiser Project: Domestic and Industry's First 3D CAD Engine Development Project"
Professor Shigenori Tanaka, Kansai University
15:50-16:10 Presentation by FORUM8
1."FORUM8's Development of 3D Cloud CAD"
2.UC-win/Road Ver.8/VR-Cloud(R) Ver.4 and latest products / technical services
16:10-17:00 Annoucement of the winners of VDWC and Awarding
Speeach by Presenter, Yuji Abe
17:00-18:30 Net working party
Introducing the newly published book "Introduction to Android Programing"

Presenter's Profile

Yuji Abe (TV reporter / Actor / Model)

Born in Tokyo in 1958 and graduated as Political Science and Economics major from Waseda University.
He has currently taken successive lead roles as a reporter in various Japanese TV programs such as "Variety show Sukkiri!!". He is known for his competence in English, his ability that helped him become a professional private teacher who helped his students pass an entrance exam to many prestigious schools and also helped him interview Hollywood stars visiting Japan without an interpreter.



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May 23 of this year marked the 25th anniversary of the founding of FORUM8. We started business with developing civil design support software in 1987 and have been providing package software including "UC-1 series", information technology service, system development and cloud service up until now. We have established a quarter century of history as software company. It is all because all of the support from our users. This year, we would like to take this opportunity of holding our 6th commemorative event "FORUM8 Design Festival 2012-3Days" to sincerely thank all the support our users have given us from day one.





Special favors will be arranged for all visiters on 9/20 and 9/21.
< Date >
  Day1 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 The 11th 3DVR Simulation Contest on Cloud  Final voting and judgment
Site on cloud : vrcon.forum8.jp  *Public voting period 9/7 (Fri) - 17 (Mon)

  Day2 Thursday, September 20, 2012 The 13th VR Conference (13th UC-win/Road Conference / Driving Simulation Session)
Site : Shinagawa KOKUYO Hall  MAP
  Day3 Friday, September 21, 2012 The 6th Design Conference
Site : Shinagawa KOKUYO Hall  MAP
< General Information >
Participation fee Free of charge (Registration in advance recommended)
Organization
FORUM8 Co., Ltd
Sponsors
CG-ARTS Associates
IAI JAPAN
9/20Thu - 21 Fri In Multpurpose Room

You can experience many of our products including driving simulator etc. in the show space during Day2 (9/20 Thu) and Day3 (9/21 Fri) of the exhibition.

FORUM8 Driving Simulation Corner Experience Corner
VR-Cloudツョ Ultra micro data center邃「
"AGUL"AR.Drone/Microcopter
Driving simulator Simulator for senior simulator
(Meijyo University)
Train simulator Wind analysis system and mode VR

9/18 Tue - 19 Wed
Seminar
Free of charge
   Site : Tokyo head office Seminar room in Nakamegruro GT tower MAP
   UC-win/Road郢晢スサ郢ァ・ィ郢ァ・ュ郢ァ・ケ郢昜サ」繝サ郢晏現繝サ郢晏現ホ樒ケ晢スシ郢昜ケ斟ヲ郢ァ・ー郢ァ・サ郢晄コ倥Μ郢晢スシ
UC-win/Road Expert Training Seminar [Expert training course for agency and consultant] is inclined for agencies selling UC-win/Road and consultancies proposing VR service via UC-win/Road.
September 18 (Tue)
13:00 - 17:30
-UC-win/Road  -Basic understanding of VR  -Utilization of sales tool  -Process of introduction
September 19 (Wed)
9:30 - 17:30
-UC-win/Road practical operation  Basic/Practice  -Linkage and expantion  -Certificate test

9/20 Thu - 21 Fri
Technical Support
Our developpers will answer your question you may have on products' operation. 
*Prior registration is required. Please fill the form below.

9/20 Thu 17:30 - 19:30 In Multpurpose Room
Special party for the 25th anniversary of the FORUM8's foundation & launch party
Premium members are invited.
We will have a little party to celebrate our 25th anniversary. At the same time a book launch party to celebrate the release of "Introduction to LibreOffice for engineers" published by FORUM8 publishing team is scheduled. 
-"LibreOffice for engineers"

The is a beginner's manual for free software LibreOffice also used in FORUM8. The minimum required IT literacy and its application are explained.
DVD that comes with the book : e-book and template file

FORUM8 Design Festival 2012-3Days
     Day1 : The 11th 3D/VR Simulation Contest on Cloud
     Day2 : The 13th VR Conference (The 13th UC-win/Road Conference, Driving Simulator Sessions)
     Day3 : The 6th Design Conference

8/29 Wed Due date of submissions       9/7 Fri - 9/17 Mon Cloud voting

This is our 11th 3DVR simulation contest, which is held every year since 2002 when UC-win/Road won the "Software Product of the year" award. Various brilliant works have been presented as a main event of this festival and it has brought even more excitement with the introduction of cloud voting via VR-Cloudツョ last year.

The 11th 3DVR Simulation Contest on Cloud Special Page
Application form Nominated works, voting page Awarded works Selected result page

FORUM8 Design Festival 2012-3Days
      Day1 : The 11th 3D/VR Simulation Contest on Cloud
      Day2 : The 13th VR Conference (The 13th UC-win/Road Conference, Driving Simulator Session)
      Day3 : The 6th Design Conference

9/20 Thu

The 11th 3DVR Simulation Contest on Cloud Award Ceremony

In KOKUYO Hall
The 11th 3D/VR Simulation Contest on Cloud Award Ceremony
In this contest, best works will be selected based on judges' final decision, which is made after the popular vote. Associate prof. Tomohiro Fukuda of Osaka University, who is a collaborator of VR-Cloudツョ research project, will present on his up-to-date research result in the award ceremony. The models' quality is getting higher every year. Recently an award was given to the creator of an advanced system model. Who will win the Grand Prix in this highly competitive contest? Keep your eyes open!
Lecture overview / Introduction of lecturers
The 13th FORUM8 VR Conference   Simultaneous interpretation JP/EN/CH
10:00-10:50
Special Lecture
"Utilization of cloud computing VR and SNS and their future vision"
Tomohiro Fukuda 
Associate Professor of Graduate School of Osaka University
10:50-12:00 The 11th 3DVR Simulation Contest on Cloud : Award Ceremony


The 13th UC-win/Road Conference Driving Simulation Session
This will be our 13th UC-win/Road conference, which is held annually, in which our users' advanced research utilizing driving simulation technology will be presented. Our developers will introduce the advanced driving simulation function of UC-win/Road Ver.8 which is about to be released in September. 
Lecture overview / Introduction of lecturers
The 13th UC-win/Road Conference  Driving Simullation Session
Simultaneous interpretation JP/EN/CH
13:00-13:50
Special Lecture 1
"Simulation utilized for a research on the mechanism of predicting danger while driving on the road"
Michitsuji Youhei
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Engineering, Ibaraki University
13:50-14:35
Special Lecture 2
"Driver behavior analysis using a driving simulator for the development of ASV"
Shidoji Kazunori
Professor of Kyushu University
14:35-15:00
Presentation 1
"Expansion of driving simulation feature and future developments"
Pencreach Yoann, FORUM8 VR development Group
15:00-15:15 Break
15:15-16:00
Special Lecture 3
"Case study of VR in the development of Advanced Driver Assistance System"
Keiji Kuzuya
AISIN SEIKI Co., Ltd.
16:00-16:45
Special Lecture 4
"Mobile mapping system and automatic data creation in VR space"
Hiroyuki Fujii
TOPCON corporation
16:45-17:30
Special Lecture 5
"Application of VR technology in traffic safety in China and the future vision"
Guo Zhong Yin
Professor in the Department of Transportation Engineering, Tongji University




The 6th Design Conference Geotechnical analysis sessions
In Multpurpose Room
2D/3D geotechnical elasto-plasticity analysis, seepage analysis and 2D dynamic analysis is used more often in recent years as a very important tool for performance verification. We will invite Associate Prof. Fei Cai of Gunma University who will be introducing his cutting-edge research on liquefaction analysis. The special lecture by users utilizing our software in the most advanced way will surely give new ideas and insights to those user who are thinking about utilizing our technology for their own benefit.
Lecture overview / Introduction of lecturers
The 6th Design Conference Geotechnical Analysis Session
10:00-10:50
Special Lecture 1
"Adaption of geotechnical dynamic analysis including liquefaction analysis and its application"
Fei Cai
Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Engineering, Gunma University
10:50-11:15
Presentation 1
"New features of geotechnical analysis series products and the development plan of "GeoEnergy""
Atsushi Nakamura, FORUM8 UC-1 Development Group1
11:15-12:00
Special Lecture 2
"Analysis case of peripheral filling for tunnel excavation via GeoFEAS"
Shojiro Imahashi
Nisshin Engineering Consultants Co., Ltd.
12:00-13:00 Break
13:00-13:45
Special Lecture 3
"Landslide and liquefaction phenomenon caused by an earthquake and the analysis on their reproduction"
Atsuo Onoue
Koa Kaihatsu Co., Ltd.
13:45-14:30
Special Lecture 4
"Introduction of an analysis using GeoFEAS to tackle the problem of displacement stability of infrastructure constructed adjacent to RC building"
Toshihiro Hanada
President, Bulld Geotechno Co., Ltd.
14:30-15:00
Presentation 2
"Analysis case via UWLC and GeoFEAS"
Hiroyuki Kimura, FORUM8 Analysis Support Team
17:30-19:30
Special party for the 25th anniversary of the FORUM8's foundation & launch party
In Multpurpose Room

FORUM8 Design Festival 2012-3Days
      Day1 : The 11th 3D/VR Simulation Contest on Cloud
      Day2 : The 13th VR Conference (The 13th UC-win/Road Conference, Driving Simulator Session繝サ繝サ/A>
      
Day3 繝サ繝サThe 6th Design Conference

9/21 Fri


The 6th Design Conference Civil design/Analysis 

In Multpurpose Room
We will invite Prof. Keizo Ukai of Gunma University who is working at the front line of geothermal energy development to present on his latest research and development as a special lecture. Moreover, Mr. Sasaki of Earthquake Engineering Research Center will lecture on the development of technology for mitigating disaster damage based on various experiments being conducted in E-Defence and its future.
Lecture overview / Introduction of lecturers
The 6th Design Conference Civil/Analysis Session
10:00-11:05
Special Lecture 1
"Geotechnical analysis and the front line of geothermal heat energy development"
Ukai Keizo
Professor of Graduate school of Engineering, Gunma University
11:05-11:50
Special Lecture 2
"Developing a technology for reducing the damage potentially inflicted by a disaster by an experiment of fracturing life size structure using E-Defence"
Tomohiro Sasaki
Hyogo Earthquake Engineering Research Center
11:50-12:00
Presentation 1
"Revision of specifications for highway bridges and the future development of FORUM8's products"
Okamura Yoshiaki, FORUM8 UC-1 Development Group 2


The 6th Design Conference Civil design/General sessions
In Multpurpose Room
Mr. Toshiro Kawamura who served as the vice president of NEC in charge of its IT solution business and is now FORUM8's special advisor, will give his special lecture on the theme of cloud during the first half of the conference. We also introduce the latest solution of FORUM8 products that are used on cloud. Special lectures by our users of UC-win/FRAME(3D) and Engineer's Studio(R), our premier dynamic nonlinear analysis programs, are well-received by our important audiences every year. 
Lecture overview / Introduction of lecturers
The 6th Design Conference   Civil General Session
13:00-13:40
Special Lecture 1
"Trend of information transmission revolution and Cloud, and our mission"
Toshiro Kawamura
Former vice president of NEC, now an advisor of FORUM8 Co., Ltd
13:40-14:05
Presentation 1
"Latest features of VR-Cloudツョ and its future technical development"
Christophe Soulier, FORUM8 Super Computer Kobe Laboratory
14:05-14:30
Presentation 2
"Utilization of High-performance computing on cloudツョ and UC-1 for SaaS"
Tadato Ishikawa, FORUM8 Sales Group
14:30-15:10
Special Lecture 2
"Designing large-scale junction using UC-win/FRAME(3D)"
Shigeo Nagakubo
Toyo-Giken Consulting Civil Engineers Inc.
15:10-15:25 Break
15:25-16:05
Special Lecture 3
"Example of nonlinear dynamic analysis on waterworks facility using Engineer's Studioツョ"
Tetsuya Watanabe
Technical Manager of Murufuji Engineering, Corporation
16:05-16:45
Special Lecture 4
"Research related to ultimate strength and destruction process of bridge using Engineer's Studioツョ"
Shunichi Nakamura
Professor of Civil Engineering, Department of Engineering, Tokai University
16:45-17:15
Presentation 3
"New Engineer's Studioツョ that supports Revision of Specifications for Highway Bridges and analysis support service" 
Yoshitaka Kai, FORUM8 Analysis Support Team


The 6th Design Conference Architecture/BIM sessions
In Multpurpose Room
We will invite Prof. Yasushi Ilkeda of Keio University who is also a prominent architect in the field of BIM research to present on the trend of advanced case studies. We will also invite Mr. Kenneth Lim who is the vice president of SWEE HONG Limited. to lecture on "BIM&VR", which was used for the project in his company. 
Lecture overview / Introduction of lecturers
The 6th Design Conference  Architecture/BIM Session
10:00-10:50
Special Lecture 1
"Architecture/Information/Design technology"
Yasushi Ikeda
Professor of Keio University
10:50-11:30
Special Lecture 2
"Utilization of UC-win/Road for BIM"
Kenneth Lim
SWEE HONG Limited.
11:30-12:00
Presentation 1
"BIM Solution, 3D/VR Engineering Service遯カ繝サAllplan, UC-win/Road, DesignBuilder, and other various technical services"
Shunta Shimizu and Jun Imaizumi, FORUM8 VR Support Group


The 6th Design Conference Hydraulic engineering sessions
In Multpurpose Room
Recently we had a great deal of torrential rain in Japan. We will invite Prof. Yoshihisa Kawamura who is the leader in the field of inundation analysis to deliver his special lecture on the task of analysis technology. Moreover Prof. Masaru Morita of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Shibaura Institute of Technology who is famous for his book "Groundwater tells a story"(Iwanami Shinsho) and Prof. Hiroaki Furumai of Tokyo University will deliver their own special lecture. A lecture by the developer of xpswmm is also scheduled. 
Lecture overview / Introduction of lecturers
The 6th Design Conference Water Works Session
13:00-13:50
Special Lecture 1
"Issue of disaster caused by heavy rainfall and flood analysis technology"
Yoshihisa Kawahara
Professor of Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University
13:50-14:30
Special Lecture 2
"Risk assessment on Urban Rain water drainage using xpswmm"
Masaru Morita
Professor of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Shibaura Institute of Technology
14:30-15:10
Special Lecture 3
"Current status and issue of predicting damage done by flood including the affected water quality in Hue, Vietnam"
Hiroaki Furumai
Professor in the Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University
15:10-15:25 Break
15:25-15:50
Special Lecture 4
"Case Study of tsunami and inundation analysis using xpswmm"
Takafumi Kobayashi
Hihon Suiko Sekkei Co., Ltd.
15:50-16:15
Special Lecture 5
"Rapid Inundation Modelling using a GPU Solver of the Full 2D Long Wave Equations"
Phillip Ryan
Senior Hydraulic / Coastal Engineer BMT WBM Pty Ltd
16:15-17:00
Discussion
"Method of utilizing water works analysis and the future vision"
Kouki Ishikawa
Host: Ishikawa Takateru, Water Environment Construction Club (Non Profit Organization)
17:00-17:15
Presentation 1
"Waterworks series and proposal of an analysis with xpswmm application"
Hada Makoto, FORUM8 UC-1 Development Group 1

FORUM8 Design Festival 2012-3Days
      Day1 : The 11th 3D/VR Simulation Contest on Cloud
      Day2 : The 13th VR Conference (The 13th UC-win/Road Conference, Driving Simulator Session)
      Day3 : The 6th Design Conference

<Site Information>
Access Map to KOKUYO Hall

KOKUYO Hall Address
8-35-1 Minatominami Minato-ku Tokyo, Japan 108-8710
TEL : 03-3450-3712
http://www.kokuyo.co.jp/com/hall/

Access
5 minutes walks from Shinagawa station (Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen, JR Yamanote line, Tokaido line, Yokosuka line, Keihintohoku line and Kyokyu line)
Google Map

*There is no designated parking area. Please use public transportation or public parking area surrounding the hall (Parking in Konan exit of Shinagawa station TEL : 03-3472-792).

Route from Shinagawa Station (5 minutes walk from Shinagawa station)
Go diagonally forward left from Konan exit (east exit) of Shinagawa station and proceed down the stairs. At the first traffic light, approximately 70m ahead, cross the street on your left to get to the other side. You will then see KOKUYO Hall on your right. 


Information Map     The image is a simulation image via UC-win/Road.




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Opening greeting of FORUM8 Design Festival 2011-3Days

Firstly, we would like to express our sincere condolences for all those who have been affected by the devastating earthquake occurred on March 11. We sincerely hope that this area will recover and be reconstructed as soon as possible.
FORUM8 will hold "Design Festival 2011-3Days". We have faced a number of difficulties from the earthquake disaster this year but we have gradually begun to see positive signs in such difficult conditions. Your continuing support and encouragement have been instrumental in that. In "Design Festival 2011", we plan to hold a variety of events like last year. On Day1, "10th 3D VR Simulation contest on cloud" will be held at Tokyo head office, and each award will be selected. From November 8 to 14, the works can be checked via VR-Cloud(TM) with Internet connection, and the public voting will be conducted.
"VR Conference"(12th UC-win/Road Conference, 5th International VR Symposium) will be held on Day2 and "Design Conference" will be held on Day3 at Shinagawa front building.
We have invited many lecturers from home and abroad. In addition, we believe that the members of World16 will provide the presentation on the latest VR research in the International VR Symposium. We are also planning a variety of exciting and fulfilling contents including our new product UC-win/Road Ver.6, VR-Cloud(TM) Ver.2 to be released soon, Analysis support services, 3D engineering services, high-performance computing
on cloud services, 6K cluster digital signage system, the latest driving simulator, and the book launch/networking party. We look forward to making this exciting event a reality and hope that you too are eager to be involved.
Yuji Ito, Representative of FORUM8 Co., Ltd

< Date / Venue >
Day1 Tuesday, Novermber 15, 2011 10th 3DVR Simulation contest on cloud Final voting and judgement
Site on cloud : http://vrcon.forum8.jp/index-en.htm *Public voting period 11/8(Tue.)-14(Mon.)

Day2 Wednesday, November 16, 2011 12th VR Conference (12th UC-win/Road Conference / 5th International VR Symposium)
Site : Meeting rooms of Shinagawa front building MAP

Day3 Thursday, November 17, 2011 5th Design Conference
Site : Meeting rooms of Shinagawa front building MAP
< General information of the Festival >
Participation fee Free of charge (Registration in advance recommended)
Organization FORUM8 Co., Ltd
Sponsors
CG-ARTS Society (Computer Graphic Arts Society)
Kentsu news」 (Kentsu Shinbunsha)(Japanese)
Shinkenchiku(Japanese)
IAI Japan Association (Japanese)
NICOGRAPH/Society for Art and Science
Application for
participation
Send e-mail or Ask your nearest sales window for an application. After receiving your application, FORUM8 will send you a hall map and a participation ticket.We are looking forward to your application
< Where to apply > E-mail forum8@forum8.co.jp Sales window
< Overview of Schedule >


3DVR simulation contest using UC-win/Road. The works are represented with the script (5min) and scenarios and evaluation and voting are performed with cloud system. 

The 1000 FPB points are provided for those who vote after viewing all VR data! 100 winners selected in a drawing will receive 1000 yen of the original book coupon.



Lecture overview / Introduction of lecturers
Visitor privilege
Special giveaway: Solar LED light key chain & mouse pad+FORUM 8 2011 diary (for Premium member only)
Premium member: Free lunch
(*Available to those who attend in both of the morning and afternoon sessions.)
Entrance free for our users "Book launch networking party"

12th UC-win/Road Conference Shinagawa front building Meeting room A/B
9:10-12:00
Taketoshi Kawanabe
Professor of School of Systems Life Sciences Kyushu University
Kenichiro Fujita
Keihin development department, 
Alpine Electronics, Inc.
Dr. Thomas Gillespie
Mechanical Simulation Inc.
Peom Park
Professor of Ajou University
12:00-13:00 Lunch Free for premium users (*Available to those who attend in both of the morning and afternoon sessions.)
5th International VR Symposium Shinagawa front building Meeting room A/B
13:00-13:40 Announcement of the result of the 10th 3DVR Simulation contest on cloud, review from judges
Announcement of the nominated works, Review from the judges
13:40-14:20 Awarding ceremony of Virtual Design World Cup-1st Student BIM&VR Contest on cloud
Announcement of the awarded works, Review from the judges, Presentation of the excellent works
14:20-15:00 Lectures on utilization of VR
15:00-15:10 Break drink service
15:10-18:00 W16 presentation /Announcement of Business Modeling Research Award
University of California, Santa Barbara/Harvard University / Georgia Institute of Technology / The Chinese University of Hong Kong /University of Bahrain /Winston-Salem State University/ Zayed University / Osaka University / New Jersey Institute of Technology / Robert Gordon University / McGill University / Arizona State University / University of Pisa
18:30-20:30 Book launch party: Networking party
"The introductory guide of the advanced graphic language -OpenGL Ver.4&CUDA -"

Entrance free for our users


Lecture overview / Introduction of lecturers
Visitor privilege
Special giveaway: Desk calendar & mouse pad+FORUM 8 2011 diary (for Premium member only)
Premium member: Free lunch
(*Available to those who attend in both of the morning and afternoon sessions.)

"Civil engineering, Analysis" SessionCPD Certificate
Shinagawa front building Meeting room A
"Architecture, BIM" Session
Shinagawa front building Meeting room B

9:20-12:00
Professor Kazuhiko Kawashima, Graduate School of Civil Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Kazuya Fukushima, president, Newton Consulting Ltd.
Doctor Takeshi Nishikawa, Foundation for Computational Science (FOCUS)
Dr Evelyn Ai Lin TEO, Associate Professor of Director of External Affairs at Department of Building of National University of Singapore
Civil Engineering and Analysis presentation

BIM and Architecture solution presentation
12:00-13:00 Lunch Free for premium users (*Available to those who attend in both of the morning and afternoon sessions.)
"Civil engineering, Analysis" Session
Shinagawa front building Meeting room A

"Water works" Session CPD Certificate
xpswmm meeting Shinagawa front building Meeting room B
13:00-14:45
Takaaki Nakamura, 
Shinozuka Research Institute
Professor Masaru Morita, Shibaura Institute of Technology
14:45-15:00 Break Drink service
15:00-17:00
Professor Kenji Daito, Faculty of Technology, Daido University, Vice-chairman of Chubu Geotechnical Research Association of Japanese Geotechnical Society, Chairman of Aichi Soil and Underwater Research Association
Takateru Ishikawa
Water Environment Construction Club
Geotechnical analysis presentation

Awarding ceremony of xpswmm Distributor Award
Water works series presentation

Awarding ceremony of Virtual Design World Cup -1st Student BIM&VR Contest on cloud-
11.16(Wed)
13:40-14:20
The design competition utilizing Building Information Models(BIM) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology to aid in the design of an innovative pedestrian bridge in Shibuya, Tokyo based on the VR data provided from FORUM8.
Sponsors: CG-ARTS Society, IAI Japan Association, Kentsu Shinbun, Shinkenchiku, NICOGRAPH/Society for Art and Science (Random order)
 

Book launch party/Networking party Entrance free for users
11.16(Wed)
18:30-20:30
The book launch party, network party will be held at PAPPARE NAPOLI(2F).
We will hold the book launch party of "The introductory guide of the advanced graphic language -OpenGL Ver.4&CUDA -" to be published on November 16 during the networking party of the 12th International VR Conference. The lecturers, the members of World16, and many users will participate in this party to exchange the latest information. The book can be purchased on site. We hope you can join us.

Published book "The introductory guide of the advanced graphic language -OpenGL Ver.4&CUDA -"

Schedule to be issued on November 16, 2011
Price: 3,480 Yen(Tax excluded)
Publisher : FORUM8 Publishing
Author : Kensuke Yasufuku (Assistant professor of cyber media center, Osaka University)
FORUM8 VR Development Group
Contents: Chapter 1-OpenGL / Chapter 2-SDK / Chapter 3-CUDA

Party location: PAPPARE NAPOLI Networking party

Exhibition corner
11.16(Wed.)/17(Thu.) We will exhibit 6K real-time VR, digital signage, and our latest products. Please visit the exhibition corner to experience the advanced driving simulator.
UC-win/Road 6K cluster digital signage
UC-win/Road Air Driving
UC-win/Road 6K Multi-cluster digital signage system
・UC-win/Road Air Driving (with infrared depth sensor)
6K Multi-Cluster digital signage
Research simulator system 7ch
Train simulator
UC-win/Road Drive simulator 7ch
・UC-win/Road Train simulator
Train simulator Drive simulator 7ch
3D・VR Cloud corner
VR-Cloud(TM) High-performance computing on cloud services
VR-Cloud(TM) High-performance computing on cloud services
BIM&VR,3DVR Engineering Service
UC-win/Road Physical model VR system
3D laser scanning modeling service
・Noise measurement simulation service
画像をクリックすると大きな画像が表示されます。
UC-win/Road Physical model VR system
Experience corner
UC-win/Road Ver.6 Engineer's Studio(R)
Large scale multi VR VR-Studio(R)
・BCP support tool
UC-win/Road Ver.6



3DVR simulation contest using UC-win/Road. The judgement is performed on cloud.

10th 3DVR Simulation Contest on cloud FORUM8 Tokyo head office
The 3D VR simulation contest using UC-win/Road.
The works are represented with the script (5min) and scenarios and evaluation and voting are performed with cloud system. With Internet access, anyone can view and vote for the works from home and office.
The works are open to public. Voting is also open to the public with cloud system in the 10th contest.

Flow of contest

Application form Nominated works, voting page Awarded works Selected result page

The 1000 FPB points are provided for those who vote after viewing all VR data! 100 winners selected in a drawing will receive 1000 yen of the original book coupon.





Lectures on the latest driving simulator and the Symposium on the research presentation 2011 of the 
International academic research group "World 16" in 3D VR architecture and construction fields

Lecture overview / Introduction of lecturers
Visitor privilege
Special giveaway: Solar LED light key chain & mouse pad+FORUM 8 2011 diary (for Premium member only)
Premium member: Free lunch (*Available to those who attend in both of the morning and afternoon sessions.)
Entrance free for our users "Book launch networking party"


Morning Session
12th UC-win/Road Conference
Lectures on the latest driving simulator with the theme -Challenge to the advanced driving simulation -

12th UC-win/Road Conference 9:10-12:00 Simultaneousinterpretation (JP/EN/CN) Shinagawa front building Meeting room A/B
9:10-9:50
(40)
Special Lecture 1
"Energy-saving control of vehicle and its future vision -expectation for simulation technology"
Taketoshi Kawanabe, School of Systems Life Sciences Kyushu University
9:50-10:20
(30)
Special Lecture 2
"CarSim and TruckSim Vehicle Dynamics Models for Use with Driving Simulators"
Thomas Gillespie, Mechanical Simulation Inc.
10:20-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00
(30)
Special Lecture 3
"Introduction of car navigation system with ITS and utilization of driving simulation"
Kenichiro Fujita, Keihin development department, Alpine Electronics, Inc.
11:00-11:30
(30)
Special Lecture 4
"Evaluation of the package of inside the vehicle using VR simulation (with HMD) "
Peom Park, Ajou University
11:30-11:45
(15)
Presentation 1
"New function of UC-win/RoadVer.6 and development of 8DOF driving simulator"
Pencreach Yoann, FORUM8-VR development group
11:45-12:00
(15)
Presentation 2
"Development of train signal visibility system"
Ryuichi Sato, FORUM8-System development group

Afternoon Session
5th International VR Symposium: Presentation of the VR advanced research of International academic research group "W16"
Introduction of the awarded works of 3DVR Simulation Contest: Announcement of the awarded works, Review from the judges
Awarding ceremony of the 1st Student BIM & VR Contest: Announcement of the awarded works, Review from the judges, Presentation of the awarded works
W16 Presentation: Presentation of the sponsored projects

5th International VR Symposium 13:00-17:30 Simultaneousinterpretation (JP/EN/CN) Shinagawa front building Meeting room A/B
13:00-13:40
(40)
Announcement of the result of 10th 3D・VR Simulation Contest on cloud 2011
Announcement of the awarded works, Review from the judges
13:40-14:20
(40)
Awarding ceremony of Virtual Design World Cup -1st Student BIM & VR Contest
Announcement of the awarded works, Review from the judges, Presentation of the awarded work's
14:20-14:40
(20)
Special Lecture 5
"Projection mapping and its potentiality"
Projection mapping and Michiyuki Ishida, Representative of Projection Mapping Association of Japan potentiality
14:40-15:00
(20)
Special Lecture 6
"Utilization of 3D Marketing"
Satoshi Machida, Representative of Ambient Media of Japan
15:00-15:10 Break
15:10-18:00
(170)
World16 Presentations
Greeting: Yoshihiro Kobayashi, Representative of FORUM8 AZ
World16-01
"Media Field Navigation"
Marcos Novak, University of California, Santa Barbara
World16-02
"E-parking Simulation"
Kostas Terzidis, Harvard University
World16-03
"Shader Graphs for UC-win/Road"
Matthew Swarts, Georgia Institute of Technology
World16-04
"Digital Manga UC-win Road"
Marc Aurel SCHNABEL, Chinese University of Hong Kong
World16-05
"VR in Construction Monitoring"
Wael Abdelhameed, University of Bahrain
World16-06
"3D character development"
Thomas Tucker, Winston-Salem State University
World16-07
"Visualizing farming community "Wadi Madaiq""
Ronald Hawker, Zayed University
World16-08
"Two "cloud" technologies: Point Cloud Optimization and VR Cloud Application for Townscape Design"
Tomohiro Fukuda, Osaka University
World16-09
"Extreme Interaction with UCwinRoad using a Lightweight Character Representation Method"
Taro Narahara, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
World16-10
"Implementing "Traffic derivation protocol" to UC/win/Road to avoid traffic jams while visualizing VR models"
Amar Bennadji, Robert Gordon University
World16-11
"Multiple Stakeholders in the Shadows of the Datascape"
Michael Jemtrud, Associate Professor of McGill University
World16-12
"Traffic simulation in Lucca"
Paolo Fiamma, Professor of University of Pisa
World16-13
"City Design Tool for Japanese castle VR modeling"
Yoshihiro Kobayashi, Prism lab. Of Arizona State University, representative of FORUM8 AZ
発表総括
Reviews of World16 presentation: Yoshihiro Kobayashi FORUM8AZ
Announcement of honorable academy award
18:30-20:30
(120)
Book launch party: Networking party Entrance free for our users
"The introductory guide of the advanced graphic language - Open GL Ver.4 & CUDA - "

Lecture overview / Introduction of lecturers




Civil engineering and analysis solution, Architecture and BIM Session, Water works Session
The new product and new version are introduced as well as the lectures of academic researchers and professional users on each theme.

Lecture overview / Introduction of lecturers
Visitor privilege
Special giveaway: Desk calendar & mouse pad+FORUM 8 2011 diary (for Premium member only)
Premium member: Free lunch
(*Available to those who attend in both of the morning and afternoon sessions.)

"Civil engineering, Analysis" Session 9:20-17:00 Shinagawa front building Meeting room A
9:20-10:20
(60)
Special Lecture 1
CPD Certificate
"Current condition of civil structures confirmed by the damage of the Great East Japan Earthquake, and the future technical vision "
Professor Kazuhiko Kawashima, Graduate School of Civil Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
10:20-10:30 Break
10:30-11:15
(45)
Special Lecture 2
CPD Certificate
"Effective use of the world fastest supercomputer "K" for civil construction and automobile industry"
Doctor Takeshi Nishikawa, Foundation for Computational Science (FOCUS)
11:15-12:00
(45)
Presentation 1
CPD Certificate
"Overview of super computer cloud services"
Katsumi Matsuda, FORUM8 System Sales Group
12:00-13:00 Lunch Free for premium users (*Available to those who attend in both of the morning and afternoon sessions.)
13:00-13:45
(45)
Special Lecture 3
CPD Certificate
"Utilization of earthquake risk management and lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake"
Takaaki Nakamura, Shinozuka Research Institute
13:45-14:15
(30)
Special Lecture 4
CPD Certificate
"Earthquake resistant design of steel rigid frame bridge pier and L-type eccentric steel bridge pier using fiber model (Dynamic analysis)"
Takayuki Omori, Oriental Consultants Co., Ltd
14:15-14:45
(30)
Special Lecture 5
CPD Certificate
"Introduction of dynamic analysis of easy-rahmen bridge in level 2 earthquake condition using Engineer's Studio(R)"
Yoshiaki Nakai, Executive managing director of Asahi Engineering Co., Ltd
14:45-15:00 Break
15:00-15:30
(30)
Presentation 2
CPD Certificate
"Latest function and case studies of Engineer's StudioR and FRAME (3D)"
Yoshitaka Kai, FORUM8 Analysis Support Team
15:30-16:00
(30)
Special Lecture 6
CPD Certificate
"Comprehension of ground property using soil pollution and geographical information database"
Professor Kenji Daito, Faculty of Technology, Daido University
16:00-16:30
(30)
Special Lecture 7
CPD Certificate
"Points to be careful for geotechnical analysis using GeoFEAS"
Toshihiro Hanada, president, Bulld Geotechno Co., Ltd
16:30-17:00
(30)
Presentation 3
CPD Certificate
"Latest information on Geotechnical analysis series"
Atsushi Nakamura, FORUM8 UC-1 Development Group 1

"Architecture, BIM" Session 9:20-12:00 Shinagawa front building Meeting room B
9:20-10:00
(40)
Special Lecture 8
"The latest information of BCP creation support project and the points for planning "
Kazuya Fukushima, president, Newton Consulting Ltd.
10:00-10:20
(20)
Presentation 4
"Solutions for local government, BCP support tool"
Takuya Miyamoto, supercomputer development team
10:20-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00
(30)
Special Lecture 9
"Enhancing Productivity: Electronic Quick Bills of Quantities via BIM "
Evelyn Ai Lin TEO, Associate Professor of Director of External Affairs at Department of Building of National University of Singapore
Simultaneous interpretation JP/EN
11:00-11:30
(30)
Special Lecture 10
"Symantec information technology for reducing CO2 in urban planning"
Prof. Nashwan Dawood, Director of Technology Futures Institute, Teesside University, UK
Simultaneous interpretation JP/EN
11:30-11:45
(15)
Presentation 5
"Introduction of FORUM8 BIM&VR solutions"
Jun Imaizumi, FORUM8 VR Support Group
11:45-12:00
(15)
Presentation 6
"Heat scanning service with infrared sensor"
Haffid Niniss, FORUM8 Robot Development Team
Simultaneous interpretation JP/EN

"Water works" Session xpswmm"xpswmm user group meeting" 13:00-17:00 Shinagawa front building Meeting room B
13:00-13:40
(40)
Special Lecture 11
CPD Certificate
"Quantification of flood risk of rainwater drainage in the urban area - case study with xpswmm"
Professor Masaru Morita, Shibaura Institute of Technology
13:40-14:20
(40)
Special Lecture 12
CPD Certificate
"View of modeling in analysis of pollution outflow in rainy weather in an urban area"
Professor Hiroaki Furumai, Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering , University of Tokyo
14:20-14:45
(25)
Special Lecture 13
CPD Certificate
"Case study of flood provision using ground surface flooding analysis in City A "
Takefumi Kobayashi, Nihon Suiko Sekkei Co., Ltd
14:45-15:00 Break
15:00-15:30
(30)
Awarding ceremony of xpswmm Distributor Award
Presentation 7
CPD Certificate
"Modeling disaster analysis using the cutting edge technology of xpswmm"
Ashis Dey, XP Software Pty Ltd.
15:30-16:30
(60)
Discussion
CPD Certificate
"Utilization of disaster analysis and future development"
Organized by:Mr. Ishikawa, Water Environment Construction Club
16:30-17:00
(30)
Presentation 8
CPD Certificate
"Tsunami analysis and visualization with xpswmm"
Makoto Hada, FORUM8 UC-1 Development Group1

Lecture overview / Introduction of lecturers


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Japanese English Korean Chinese
FORUM8 Design Festival2010-3Days
Forum8 will be hosting its annual 3 day Design Festival from 17th to 19th November 2010. This year marks the memorable 3x8=24th anniversary of FORUM8's establishment. We will hold a variety of events over the 3 days for our users and the relevant parties. This year, we changed the event location to Meguro Gajoen. The 4th Design Conference will be held on Day1, VR conference (11th UC-win/Road Conference, 4th International VR Symposium) on Day 2 and the 9th UC-win/Road 3D VR Simulation Contest on Day 3.
We invited renowned local & foreign guest speakers including Google Inc. and Professor Galea, University of Greenwich, UK. The international academic group, World 16, will also be sharing interesting insights on advanced VR research techniques. In addition, FORUM8 will also be introducing various new functions of UC-win/Road such as the cloud system and 3D point-cloud. We would like to invite and welcome you to the other events that are scheduled during the course of the week. The exciting lineup includes the demonstration of 3D engineering services, newly-launched BIM&VR solutions, driving simulator exhibit and the book launch party. This year's festival will be more exciting than ever with the introduction of the latest and newest technologies. We look forward to seeing you at the festival!
Yuji Ito President, FORUM 8 Co.,LTD.


PDF FORUM8 Design Festival2010-3Days Information (PDF, 12P, 3,086KB)

The 9th 3D VR Simulation Contest
NEW November 22, 2010 Results announcement

Meguro Gajoen main banquet Meguro Gajoen banquet
< Date / Venue >
Date Location Venue Note
November 17(Wednesday) - 19(Friday), 2010 Tokyo Meguro Gajoen MAP ended
< General Information of the Festival >
Participation Free of charge (Registration in advance recommended)
Organized by FORUM 8 Co.,Ltd.
Sponsored by
Computer Graphic Arts Society (CG-ARTS)
"KENTSU journal" KENTSU SHINBUNSHA
Monthly magazine "Bridge&City PROJECT"
published by the bridges magazine committee
Cooperation
"Nikkei Construction"(Nikkei BP)

< Schedule >

Day1 11.17 The 4th Design Conference
Special Giveaway : Desk calender & F8candy
Maiogi
10:00-12:00
"The latest technology and future in civil engineering - Design criteria, experiment with large model, and verification example using E- Defense"
Masaaki Yabe Chodai Co., Ltd
"Report of E-Defense blind analysis competition and introduction of the latest function of UC-win/FRAME(3D)・Engineer's Studio(R)"
12:00-13:00 Lunch Buffet User entrance free
* This service is only available to those who attend in the morning and afternoon sessions.
Maiogi Hanautage Hanashirabe
13:00-14:45 Stream-1 Stream-2 Stream-3
Civil Design / Analysis Session

Hiromichi Yoshikawa
Tokyo city university
Architecture / BIM Session
(JP/EN)
Ed Galea
University of Greenwich
Hydraulic Engineering Session

Yosihisa Kawahara
Hiroshima University Graduate School
14:45-15:00 Break /drink service
15:00-17:30 Presentations and lectures on civil engineering analysis Presentations and lectures on BIM, architecture solutions, and EXODUS xpswmm user meeting, the latest news of hydraulic engineering
Lecture overview/Introduction of lecturers


Day2 11.18 The 11th UC-win/Road Conference/The 4th International VR
Special Giveaway Original pen & F8 candy
Maiogi Yumeogi
The 11th UC-win/Road Conference The 4th International VR Symposium
10:30-12:00 "Current condition of development and future expansion of UC-win/Road and VR-Studio(R)"
Simultaneous interpretation service
(Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean)
ICT Innovation with VR
Simultaneous interpretation service (Japanese, English)
12:00-13:00 Lunch Buffet User entrance free
* This service is only available to those who attend in the morning and afternoon sessions.
Maiogi Hanautage Yumeogi
13:00-15:00 Main session
(JP/EN/CN/KR)
Philippe Marsaud
BMIA
Driving simulator session
(JP/EN)
Muneo Yamada
Meijo University
World16 Presentation
Winston-Salem State / University / McGill UniversityUniversity of Bahrain / Osaka University / Pontifical Catholic University / Georgia Institute of Technology / University of Pisa / University of California / New Jersey Institute of Technology / Robert Gordon University / Harvard University / Arizona state university
15:00-15:15 Break /drink service
15:15-17:00 Lecture of VR utilization Lecture of drive simulation Presentation of domestic/overseas researchers
Hanashirabe
17:00-19:00 FORUM8 38th Anniversary Party User entrance free
Lecture overview/Introduction of lecturers

Hanatsudoi
Technical support session
11.18 Thu
13:00-17:00
Product support/Technical counseling corner (Advanced reservations are required)
Target attendees: UC-1/UC-win products and FORUM8's solution customers

Our developers and engineers will provide support for your questions and product requests. They will demonstrate the architectural civil design solution "BIM&VR", and answer general questions including how to model or use the products. Advanced reservations are preferred but we will be gladly provide any assistance if time permits. Please feel free to visit the technical support corner.

Hanashirabe
FORUM8 3×8th anniversary party and book launch party
11.18 Thu
17:00-19:00
3×8th anniversary party and book launch party will be held at Hanashirabe

We will hold the book launch party of "Programming for civil engineer .SDK programming with Delphi" to be published on November 19 during the networking party of the 11th International VR Conference.
The book can be purchased on site; please look out for it!

Programming for civil engineer
Utilization of SDK in VR structure analysis learning with Delphi

CD-ROM included
Delphi2010 trial version
FRAME(2D) SDK sample program
Multiframe automation sample program
Published date : November 19, 2010
Price : 3,087 Yen(Tax inclusive)
Publisher : Nikkei BP Inc.
>> details


Day3 11.19 The 9th 3D-VR Simulation Contest
Special Giveaway Original pen & F8 candy / Premium member: FORUM8・ 2011 diary
Maiogi
13:00-13:15 Opening speech
13:15-13:45
Google invitation speech
Simultaneous interpretation service (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean)

"Google and the latest development information of SketchUp"
Aidan Chopra, Google evangelist
13:45-16:30 Presentations of the nominations (VR case studies from domestic/overseas)
16:30-16:45 Break Drink service
16:45-17:05 The latest function of VR-Studio and the sample models of UC-win/Road Ver.5
17:05-17:35 Announcement of Results by the judges/Review of judges
Closing speech


Foyer
Exhibition corner
11.17 Wed.
18 Thu.
19 Fri.
The exhibition corner will be set up for experiencing the driving simulator at the foyer all day during a three-day event.

FORUM8 Drive Simulator corner
Simulation system for experience, research, exhibition and 9 axis wireless motion sensor&SDK "e-nuvo IMU-Z"
UC-win/Road Drive Simulator

Scaled model car VR corner
UC-win/Road for RoboCar(R) & RoboCar(R)

3D/VR cloud corner
UC-win/Road for SaaS / UC-1 for SaaS

Experience corner
Experience of UC-win/Road Ver.5 & large-scaled multi VR "VR- Studio."

< FORUM8 Design Festival2010-3Days VR simulation >

Meguro Gajoen guide (2F)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 : FORUM8 Design Festival Day1
Special Giveaway : Desk calender & F8candy

The 4th Design Conference

Session of civil design analysis, architecture/BIM, and hydraulic engineering
The new product and the new version will be introduced through the special lectures
by academic researchers and users for each field.


Design / Analysis Sessions
Design Conference report of last year(F3D analysis case studies and the tasks of Engineer's Studio(R))
>>The 3rd Design Conference report

Architecture / BIM Sessions
UC- win/Road for RoboCar(R) UC- win/Road for SaaS
Architecture / BIM session special lecture of last year
"Beyond World Class! Improving BIM of Japanese Spirit with Western Technology" Ieiri Laboratory Mr. Ryota Ieiri
>> The 3rd Design Conference report

Water Engineering Sessions
  • xpswmm / UC-1 Water Engineering series
UC- win/Road for xpswmm

< Schedule >
Lecture overview/Introduction of lecturers

Opening Spetial Lecture 9:30 Registration Maiogi
10:00- 11:30
(90min)
Special Lecture 1
"The latest technology and future in civil engineering .Design criteria, experiment with large model, and verification example using E- Defense"
Masaaki Yabe, Chodai Co., Ltd
11:30-12:00
(30min)
Presentation 1
"Report of E-Defense blind analysis competition and introduction of the latest function of UC-win/FRAME(3D)・Engineer's Studio."
Yoshitaka Kai Analysis Team, FORUM8


Stream-1 Civil design/Analysis session13:00 - 17:30 Maiogi
13:00- 14:00
(60min)
Special Lecture 2
"Play with Numerical Simulation! . Seeing structure sensitivity using input parameters of structural analysis"
Hiromichi Yoshikawa Tokyo City University
14:00-14:45
(45min)
Special Lecture 3
"Case studies of examining and analyzing seismic capacity of river structures using FRAME3D"
Makoto Kanai Oyo Technology Co., Ltd
15:00-15:45
(45min)
Special Lecture 4
"Seismic verification based on seismic deformation method for the large-scale drainage pumping station using Engineer's Studio, UWLC"
Haruhiro Hori Sanyu Consultants Inc.
15:45-16:30
(45min)
Special Lecture 5
"The latest information of seismic and landslide research . slope stability analysis and 3D VR simulation of earthquakes"
Keizo Ugai Gunma University
16:30-17:15
(45min)
Special Lecture 6
"Stability analysis of retaining wall placed in landslide area with soft rock .stability analysis using static FEM"
Toshihiro Hanada Bulld Geotechno Co.,Ltd.
17:15-17:30
(15min)
Presentation 2
"The latest function of geotechnical analysis series and the new banking method guideline"
Atsushi Nakamura UC-1 Development Group1, FORUM8

Stream-2 Architecture/BIM session13:00 - 17:30 Simultaneous interpretation (JP/EN) Hanautage
13:00- 14:00
(60min)
Special Lecture 7
"EXODUS : The Latest in Evacuation Modelling"
Ed Galea FSEG , University of Greenwich, UK
14:00-14:45
(45min)
Special Lecture 8
"Evacuation guidance system, SWGS-light stirage type"
Yukio Ota NPO Sign Center
15:00-15:45
(45min)
Special Lecture 9
"Build Live Tokyo 2010 and the latest information of BIM"
Junichi Yamashita IAI Japan
15:45-16:30
(45min)
Presentation 3
"Build Live Tokyo 2010" "EXODUS/SMARTFIRE"
Jun Imaizumi VR-support Group, FOROUM8
16:30-17:15
(45min)
Presentation 4
"New function of Allplan"
Masaharu Taguchi BIM team, FORUM8
"DesignBuilder"
Naoki Endo Technical supoprt group, FORUM8
17:15-17:30
(15min)
Presentation 5
"UC-1 architecture design solutions"
Ichiro Matsuura , UC-1 Development Group3, FORUM8

Stream-3 Hydraulic Engineering Sessions13:00 - 17:10 Hanashirabe
13:00- 14:45
(105min)
Special Lecture 10
"The latest rainstorm disaster and the future development of the flood inundation analysis technologies"
Yosihisa Kawahara Hiroshima University Graduate School

Special Lecture 11
"Evaluating microorganism contamination by combining the result of urban flood analysis and water quality test"
Hiroaki Furumai Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo
15:00-17:30
(150min)
Special Lecture 12
"Risk management of rainwater drainage and flood in the urban area"
Masaru Morita Shibaura Institute of Technology

Presentation 7
"Challenges in 1d/2d Integrated Modeling (Case studies using xpswmm2d) "
Ashis Dey Principal XP-software Pty Ltd.

Special Lecture13 (Discussion)
"Utilization of runoff analysis model"
Ishikawa Takateru Water Environment Construction Club

Presentation 8
"Analysis of hydraulic design series and UC-win/Road for xpswmm"
Makoto Hada UC-1 Development Group, FORUM8


Thursday, Novermber 18th, 2010 : FORUM8 Design Festival Day2
Special Giveaway Original pen & F8 candy

The 11th International VR Conference

The 4th International VR Symposium -ICT innovation developed with VR-
The 3rd International VR Symposium(2009)
World16 members
The 3rd International VR Symposium(2009)
Seminar Report

The 11th UC-win/Road Conference
The 10th UC-win/Road Conference(2009)
Tokyo Conference Center, Shinagawa
The 10th UC-win/Road Conference(2009)
review

Main Session

UC- win/Road Customize Point Cloud Data Modeling
UC-win/Road / 12d Model Data cooperation

Driving Simulator Session

3D cockpit, manual driving, multi monitors UC- win/Road Drive Simulator
UC-win/Road Eco-Drive UC- win/Road for RoboCar(R)

Technical Support Sessions

Product Support, Technical Consultation Desk

  • Target attendees: UC-1/UC-win products and FORUM8's solution customers
    Our development staff members and technical staff members are on duty to answer questions or requests about our products. We will answer questions such as how to model or how to use the product. Although advance reservations are generally required, we will respond to your requests when the staff are available. Please do not hesitate to come and visit us.

FORUM8 3 x 8th Anniversary party

Publication Party

  • Programming for civil engineerfor VR and structural analysis
    • Accompanying CD-ROM
    • Delphi2010 trial version
    • FRAME(2D) SDK sample program
    • Multiframe automation sample program

    Release :November 19, 2010
    Price :2,940 Yen(+Tax)
    Published by:Nikkei BP Inc.

< Schedule >
Lecture overview/Introduction of lecturers

The 11th UC-win/Road Conference Main session10:30 - 12:00 Maiogi
10:30- 12:00
(90min)
Presentation 1
"Current condition of development and future expansion of UC-win/Road and VR-Studio."
~ New functions of Ver.5, UC-win/Road for SaaS, research project with the consignment expense of the METI, 3D・VR Engineering service, RoboCar(R) ~

Yuji Ito, FORUM8 CEO / Katsumi Matsuda, System Sales Group, FORUM8
Pencreach Yoann, UC-win/Road Group, FORUM8 / Alistair Ward, FORUM8 NZ

Main session13:00 - 17:00 Simultaneous interpretation (JP/EN/CN/KR) Maiogi
13:00- 14:00
(60min)
Special Lecture 1
"Uses of UC-Win/Road in a 3D simulation software for training Road and Tunnels operators"
Philippe Marsaud,Technical Director, BMIA
14:00-15:00
(60min)
Special Lecture 2
"Traffic studies considering the aspect of traffic users"
Lee Dongmin, Korea Transport Institute(KOTI)
Special Lecture 3
"Energy analysis and reduction in the built environment : the case for BIM and visualisation technologies"
Nashwan Dawood, Teesside University, UK
15:15-15:55
(40min)
Special Lecture 4
"The growth of the 3D visualisation Market in the USA"
Michael Manore TRB Visualization in Transportation Committee
15:55-16:40
(45min)
Special Lecture 5
"Modeling using data measured by MMS for maintenance management"
Keiichi Nishikawa, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
16:40-17:00
(20min)
Presentation 2
"UC-win/Road Point-cloud plugin/12d Model"
Isamu Okaki, System Development Group, FORUM8

Driving simiulator session13:00 - 17:00 Simultaneous interpretation (JP/EN) Hanautage
13:00- 14:00
(60min)
Special Lecture 6
"Utilization of driving simulator for detecting driver's condition"
Muneo Yamada, Meijo University
14:00-15:00
(60min)
Special Lecture 7
"Research to define driving simulator performance and vehicle dynamics fidelity requirements for training driving skills"
William L. Curtice,VSAT USA(Virtual Simulation & Training Inc)
15:15-15:55
(40min)
Presentation 3
"UC-win/Road Ver.5 DrivingSIM functions"
Pencreach Yoann, UC-win/Road Group, FORUM8
15:55-16:40
(45min)
Special Lecture 8
"RoboCar(R) and VR which accelerate the research and development of next generation mobility, EV"
Yoko Imanishi, ZMP Inc.
16:40-17:00
(20min)
Presentation 4
"Current condition of robot development . UC-win/Road for RoboCar(R) "
Hafid Niniss, System Development Group, FORUM8

The 4th International VR Symposium ~ ICT Innovation with VR ~ World16 Prese10:30 - 17:00
Simultaneous interpretation service (JP/EN)
Yumeogi
10:30- 10:40 Opening: Yoshihiro Kobayashi, representative of FORUM8 AZ
10:40- 11:00
(20min)
World16 - 01
"The Al Bastakiya Cultural Quarter"
Thomas Tucker Winston-Salem State University, USA
11:00- 11:20
(20min)
World16 - 02
"UC-win/Road to support public engagement and participatory design on building projects"
Michael Jemtrud and Heather Braiden McGill University, Canada
11:20- 11:40
(20min)
World16 - 03
"VR applications in project management: scheduling and reporting"
Wael Abdelhameed University of Bahrain, Bahrain
11:40- 12:00
(20min)
World16 - 04
"Development of optimizing system from 3D laser scanner data to VR for urban design study"
Tomohiro Fukuda Osaka University, Japan
13:00- 13:20
(20min)
World16 - 05
"Virtual downtown Santiago: 1810-1910-2010"
Claudio Labarca / Rodrigo Culagovski Pontifical Catholic University, Chile
13:20- 13:40
(20min)
World16 - 06
"Isovist Analysis Realized through Point Cloud Visualization in UC- win/Road"
Matthew Swarts Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
13:40- 14:00
(20min)
World16 - 07
"About interaction between pedestrians and traffic flow"
Paolo Fiamma University of Pisa, Italy
14:00- 14:20
(20min)
World16 - 08
"Media field navigation"
Marcos Novak University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
14:20- 14:40
(20min)
World16 - 09
"Interactive device"
Taro Narahara New Jersey Institute of Technology,USA
14:40- 15:00
(20min)
World16 - 10
"RGU new car park and Dee Bridge decongestion"
Amar Bennadji Robert Gordon University, UK
15:00- 15:20
(20min)
World16 - 11
"Personal informatics: Life paths"
Kostas Terzidis Harvard University, USA
15:20- 15:40
(20min)
World16 - 12
"City Design Generation without Scripting"
Yoshihiko Kobayashi Prism Lab / Arizona State University, USA
15:55- 17:00 Announcement of academy award / Review of World16 presentation

FORUM8 3 × 8th Anniversary Party and book launch party 17:00 - 19:00 User entrance free Hanashirabe
17:00- 19:00
(120min)
Book launch:
"Programming for civil engineer" - SDK programming with Delphi -



Friday, November 19, 2010 : FORUM8 Design Festival Day3

Special Giveaway Original pen & F8 candy / Premium member: FORUM8・2011 diary

The 9th 3D VR Simulation Contest

3D VR simulation contest using UC-win/Road Presentation of the nominated works and the awards ceremony for each prize

< Schedule >

The 9th 3D-VR Simulation Contest 12:30 Registration Simultaneous interpretation (JP/EN/CN/KR) Maiogi
13:00- 13:15
(15min)
Opening / Introduction of the Judges Nominees are awarded
Yuji Ito, FORUM8 CEO
13:15- 13:45
(30min)
Special Lecture
Google Invited speech "Google and the latest development information of SketchUp"
Aidan Chopra Google Evangelist
13:45- 16:30
(165min)
Presentations of the 11 nominations (10-15 min each)
((Break after 6 nominations)
16:30- 16:45 Break drink service / Voting by visitors and the judges, Collection and counting of the votes
16:45- 17:05
(20min)
The latest function of VR-Studio and the sample models of UC-win/Road Ver.5
Masayoshi Tatsumi, VR Support group, FORUM8Katsumi Matsuda, System sales group, FORUM8
17:05- 17:35
(30min)
Annauncement of the result / Review of the judges
Closing speech

< Results Announcement >

Results Announcement (Posted on November 22nd, 2010) NEW

The animation movie of the prize winner
vr.forum8.jp(UC-win/Road site)UC-win/Road Video Gallery

GRAND PRIX
"Proposal of underground installation of Hanshin expressway and improved city using VR"
Faculty of Policy Studies, Kansai University
The underground installation of Hanshin expressway is visualized to illustrate the beautiful landscape in the urban area, secure green and pedestrian space and to maintain the wide city space while proposing for the improvement of OSAKA city. It is used to discuss in a wide range of issues relating to reorganization. In addition, the analysis of traffic or pedestrians' movement and disaster are performed considering different time frames. Consideration of space reallocation to maximize utilization of the city in the future was also carried out.


EXCELLENCE AWARD
"Highway driving simulator system"
East Nippon Expressway Co., Ltd
Events with potential danger on the expressway was represented in VR to illustrate safe driving through the evaluation and analysis of the experience drive behavior. The advanced reality was sought for the road structure such as road accessories (signs), building, plant, vehicle movement. The result of experience driving data is stored and analyzed to be used for safe driving.


IDEA AWARD
"Debris avalanche simulation"
Faculty of Engineering, Gunma University
A large-sized debris avalanche occurred in Cikangkareng due to the earthquake (M7.3) in the off Indian Ocean, the west of Java. This avalanche was simulated in 3D VR in the inhabitant workshop to investigate the actual condition. In addition, the mechanism of debris movement is represented in a 3D environment to illustrate the opinions of geology experts for the proposal of various effective uses.


ESSENCE AWARD
"STRIDING AHEAD! Modeling Unpredictable Pedestrian Road Crossing Behavior"
Abley Transportation Consultants Limited(New Zealand)
Iiam Road is located in a residential area of Christchurch and provides access to the University of Canterbury. Due to its close proximity large numbers of pedestrians walk along and cross Iiam Road, often informally taking the quickest routes. Safety and efficiency concerns have lead to the need for a redevelopment of Ilam Road. In order to represent the nature of university students who tend to cross the road at random locations rather than using formalized crossings the UC-win/Road Micro simulation player plugin was used in conjunction with an S-Paramics model and the S- Paramics plugin.


DEVELOPMENT AWARD
"A publicity drive simulator for EV and charging system in SmartGrid"
SK Energy Co., Ltd.(Korea)
The public facility is constructed in Jeju island, Korea, where the large-sized experiment of SmartGrid is conducted. SmartGrid, which produces the battery for electronic vehicles made use of the VR system in UC-win/Road to develop an experience drive simulator. This simulator searches the area for battery charging locations while driving in the EV vehicle environment.



HONORABLE JUDGE'S AWARD

Judges
Mr. Hiroo Kasagi, NPO Chiiki Zukuri Kobou
Mr. Fumio Seki, Taisei Engineering Co., Ltd.
Mr. Sinsuke Kitagawa, Yachiyo Engineering Co., Ltd.
HONORABLE JUDGE'S AWARD  Artistic Award
 Mr. Sinsuke Kitagawa, Yachiyo Engineering Co., Ltd.
"VR simulation for the proposal of the ground facilities construction"
Asunaro Aoki Construction Co., Ltd
The simulation is performed from various types of view point including player, trainer, inhabitant, facility manager, and observer for the construction of the new ground in the university. UC-win/Road is created to share the completed image and provide the exercise environment which meets the surrounding environment.


HONORABLE JUDGE'S AWARD  Regional Construction Award
 Mr. Hiroo Kasagi, NPO Chiiki Zukuri Kobou
"VR simulation of the crosswalk construction planning for the prevention of traffic accidents"
Korea Transportation Safety Authority(Korea)
Analysis of accident locations where 6 fatalities occurred were marked over a period of five years and it was found that the reason behind accident occurrences was due to the distance of crossing, vehicle speed and slope gradient. Several projects were implemented for the safety issues including the construction of pedestrian road. This content was created in VR data to facilitate in the explanatory meeting with the residents. The features of this work include the surveying of location of the street lighting during night time, placement planning and the design considerations of a central island.


HONORABLE JUDGE'S AWARD  Design Award
 Mr. Fumio Seki, Taisei Engineering Co., Ltd
"VR utilization for consensus-building toward landscape formation of design city, Kobe"
Directorate general for Kobe city planning
It is essential to create interest in Kobe city to maintain and build the landscape by covering a variety of landscapes ( sea, slope, and mountain). The exotic city is introduced by the exploration of the city model. The continuous model creation is carried out in the citizen participation workshop. In addition, it is used as a supporting tool for landscape consultation of building design and the regulation induction including height.


NOMINATION AWARD
"VR simulation in disasters using P-SIM(Pedestrian flow simulation)"
Seoul National University (Korea)
The software (P-SIM) which analyses the pedestrian flow and considers alighting from trains in the station is developed and simulated. The data from analysis result is converted into XML file format and then imported into the Micro simulation player through the creation of a simple converter and visualized in UC-win/Road. This piece of work features the rapid speed of human behavior to illustrate various walking speed (running / walking). In addition, the wall was also created using the semi-translucent function.

"VR data utilization and DS driving analysis system"
Taisei Engineering Co., Ltd
The comparison of the driving route and the creation of supplementary documents are performed for Tomei expressway (which was in service since this spring) as well as the new route of Atsugi IC ? Capital central road/Ebina IC. In addition, VR was used for the acquisition of the driving data from DS, output and analysis of the data, measurement of the driver's judgment time, verification and analysis of vehicles.

"BANJAR Water Park"
FUJICON PRIANGAN PERDANA, PT(Indonesia)
"BANJAR Water Park" is the facility to be constructed by BANJAR city, Indonesia. The planning is proceeded as a large-scaled amusement pool for a number of tourists from domestic and overseas. The completed image and the access to the facility are represented in VR in this data. In addition, the image of visitors are playing in the pool can be experienced from the view of the visitors.
Final Results annoucement
(Mr. Fumio Seki)
Awarding ceremony Photo shoot of award winners

< Announcement work / Selection summary >

Final judging method

Applicants make a presentation (less than 15 minutes, UC-win/Road data demonstration over 70%) of the nominated works and each of the awards is determined by vote. Grand prix, Excellence award and Special awards (Idea award, Essence award, Overseas award, Development Plug-in award, Judgment award etc.) are decided. Each prize can only have one winner.
The Academy Encouragement Award is restricted to submissions for the VR Symposium research presentations. These works will be presented at the "4th International VR Symposium" and can be nominated for the finals by recommendation. Overseas award is only for participants from abroad.
The marks will be the total of the ranking points from the vote and the special prize ranking points, with a 70% weighting on votes from the users participating in the contest and a 30% weighting on votes from our judges.

Judges Mr. Hiroo Kasagi (NPO Chiiki Zukuri Kobou)
Mr. Fumio Seki (Taisei corporation)
Mr. Sinsuke Kitagawa (Yachiyo Engineering)
Mr. Yoshihiro Kobayashi (Prism Laboratory, Arizona State University



Awards/Prizes
No dual recipients. The Overseas award and Academy Encouragement award are for foreign applicants and students respectively. Academy Encouragement award will be announced at the 4th International VR symposium.

Grand Prix
Highest award

Certificate / trophy / high end notebook computer

HP lite Book 8730w mobile workstation
Excellence award
Semi-grand prix

Certificate / mobile notebook PC

SONY Mobile Notebook computer VAIO TypeZ
Special awards
Idea award /Essence award
Judgment award /other awards


Certificate / latest digital camera



Nikon digital camera COOLPIX S70
Academy Encouragement award
Academy Encouragement award


Certificate / Financial incentive

US$ 2,000 Prize
Nominate Award
Nominate Award


Plaque for nominees

Semi crystal-made Plaque
Free Tokyo Lodging




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FORUM8 Design Festival 2009-3Days
FORUM8 Design Festival 2009-3Days
Forum8 will be holding "Design Festival 2009-3days". The year 2009, FORUM8 is seeing the release of Engineer's Studio(R) and VR-StudioTM. To introduce these new solutions and the latest technology, FORUM8 will be hosting the Design Festival as an annual event from this year, combining the Design Conference, International VR Symposium and 3D VR Simulation Contest. The combined 3 day event will be held at the Tokyo Conference Center, Shinagawa adjacent to Shinagawa station. We are expecting more people to be joining us at this years festival than previous years including more customers from around the world.
The 1st day will see "The third Design Conference" and its technical sessions (also held on day 2)will be held on the second day, too. The 2nd day we will host "The 3rd International VR Symposium", where an international group of researchers will present their advanced research of VR. The 3rd day will be "The 8th UC-win/Road 3D VR Contest". In addition, we will expect your participation with the co-held events, such as exhibits of 3D Stereo Theater Driving System and publishing party. We look forward to seeing you at the festival.
Yuji Ito President, FORUM 8 Co.,LTD.
8th 3D VR Simulation Contest
Released November 24, 2009 Results Announcement
< Date / Venue >
Date Location Venue Note
November 18(Wednesday)-
20(Friday), 2009
Tokyo Hall A, Tokyo Conference Center, Shinagawa
directly connected to the Konan exit of
JR Shinagawa Station MAP
ended
< Schedule >

Wednesday, November 18 FORUM8Design Festival Day1 >> for Details
The 3rd Design Conference
"Design/Analysis Sessions", "Architecture/BIM Sessions", "Water Engineering Sessions"
Special lectures by academic researchers and our customers. Also the introduction of new products
and new versions of existing products.

Thursday, November 19 FORUM8Design Festival Day2 >> for Details
The 3rd Design Conference
"Design, CAD and VR Sessions", "Technical Support Sessions"
Publication Party of "STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS -Case Studies and Numerical Simulation-
Networking Party (buffet style, dinner and drinks, Foyer)

The 3rd International VR Symposium
Researchers of World16, an extended group of World8, will present their advanced idea, research and technology of VR by using UC-win/Road

Friday, November 20 FORUM8Design Festival Day3 >> for Details
The 8th 3D VR Simulation Contest
Results Announcement  Released November 24, 2009
< Exhibits >
Exhibits (Foyer) November 18(Wednesday)-20(Friday) All days

UC-win/Road 3D Stereo Driving Simulator
160 degree cylindrical passive 3D stereo system with 3D stereo function and the latest DS functions of UC-win/Road Ver.4
>> UC-win/Road Driving Simulator
UC-win/Road ECO Driving Simulator / Network Driving Simulator
Hands-on corner for ECO Drive by UC-win/Road DS and Network Driving Simulation using the Internet
>> UC-win/Road ECO Driving plug-in option
>> UC-win/Road Communication plug-in/Driving Simulator Network
3D Stereo MR/AR Simulation
Hands on corner for 3D Display System compounded by contents and diorama created by 3D-B Vision, Naked Eye 3D Stereo System and UC-win/Road
Hands on corner of VR-Studio(R)
Large scale multi VR and VR-Studio(R) have been released. Over 100 km of a sample model and 70 km of road data will be available.
>> VR-Studio(R)
←→
Network Driving Simulation using the Internet
ECO Driving Simulator
3D Stereo Driving Simulator

< General Information of the Festival >
Participation Free of charge(Registration in advance recommended)
Organized by FORUM 8 Co.,Ltd.
Supported by
Computer Graphic Arts Society (CG-ARTS)
"KENTSU journal" KENTSU SHINBUNSHA
Monthly magazine "Bridge&City PROJECT"
published by the bridges magazine committee
Monthly "Dobokuseko"(journal for civil engineers)(Index Press)
Cooperation
"Nikkei Construction"(Nikkei BP)
< Application for participation >
Send e-mail or Ask your nearest sales window for an application. After receiving your application, FORUM8 will send you a hall map and a participation ticket.
We are looking forward to your application
< Where to apply > E-mail forum8@forum8.co.jp Sales window


Wednesday, November 18th : FORUM8 Design Festival Day1

Gifts for visitors : F8 original desk calendar
3rd Design Conference

"Design/Analysis Sessions", "Architecture/BIM Sessions" and "Water Engineering Sessions"
Special lectures by university researchers and customers as well as the introduction of new products and the latest versions.

The Design Festival will start with the 3rd Design Conference. UC-win/FRAME(3D) User Conference marks the 7th time. The event has grown to a "Design Conference" including the UC-win/UC-1 series related themes. This year, we organized the event with "Design/Analysis Sessions", "Architecture/BIM Sessions" and "Water Engineering Sessions". In "Design/Analysis Sessions", there will be special lectures by researchers from universities and the introduction of Enigineering Studio(R). Plus other new products will be introduced as well as latest versions of existing products. "Architecture/BIM Sessions" has lectures of BIM and information of related new products. In "Water Engineering Sessions", the annual user event will be held. We are expecting xpswmm customers and water engineering reserchers and engineers.
Lecture overview/Introduction of lecturers

10:30
-12:00
(90)
Main Hall A,B 400 seats available / Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka by using TV conference system
Main session of Design / Analysis Sessions
Special Lecture 1 : "Nonlinear Analysis of Deteriorated RC Structure and Method of Knowledge Structurization
Koichi Maekawa, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo
12:00
-13:00
(60)
Buffet Lunch
Premium members will be presented with lunch tickets
13:00
-17:20
(260)

Main Sessions
(Main Hall) 400seats
with simultaneous interpretation service (Japanese, English, Chinese)
Technical Sessions
(Room 402) 60seats available
Technical Sessions
(Room 403) 60seats available
Stream-1
"Design/Analysis Sessions"
Stream-2
"Architecture/BIM Sessions"
Stream-3
"Water Engineering Sessions"
13:00
-13:40
(40)
Presentation 1
"Engineer's Studio(R) and Future Development"

Brent Fleming
New Project Group, FORUM8
Special Lecture 5
"Beyond World Class! Improving BIM of Japanese Spirit with Western Technology"
Ryota Ieiri
Ieiri Laboratory, NikkeiBP
Technical Seminar for Flood Prevention "Latest Examples of Flood Prevention and Flood Analysis"
Organized by SWMM User Group
Supported by Water Environment Construction Club, FORUM 8, and XPSoftware

Opening speech
SWMM User Group Chairman

Special Lecture 8 Keynote Lecture
"Challenge for Application of Flood Analysis Technology"
Yosihisa Kawahara Professor, Hiroshima University Graduate School

Special Lecture 9
"Future Utilization of Running Water Analysis Model for Climate Change"
Ishikawa Takateru, Water Environment Construction Club

Special Lecture 10
"Quantitation and and Modeling of Inundation Risk of Urban Rain Water Drainage"
Masaru Morita Professor,
Shibaura Institute of Technology
13:40
-14:20
(40)
Special Lecture 2
"FRAME3D Analysis Case and Engineer's Studio's Challenge"

Hiroto Aoto Researcher,
Tokyo City University
Special Lecture 6
"Allplan(Architecture)Japanese Version"
Sven Elbl
Director of Product Management, Nemetschek Allplan Gmbh, Germany


"Allplan Case Study in Korea -Architecture (with consecutive Japanese translation service)"
Kim Gibom, Basissoft Inc., Korea

with consecutive Japanese translation service
14:20
-15:00
(40)
Presentation 2
"FRAME 3D Analysis Case and Analysis Competition Report"

Yoshitaka Kai
Analysis Support Team, FORUM8
Presentation 4
"BIM Solution at Build Live Tokyo"
Jun Imaizumi
VR Support Group
15:00
-15:15
(15)
 <Break> Complimentary Refreshments available before attending the next sessions
15:15
-16:00
(45)
Special Lecture 3
"Ground analysis: Present Situation and Future Development"

Keizo Ugai Professor, Gunma University
Special Lecture 7
"MultiframeVer.12, Plate Element"
Jake Hannah
Formation Design Systems, Australia
with consecutive Japanese translation service


with consecutive Japanese translation service
Special Lecture 11
"Introduction of CommnMP"(subject to change)
Mr. Tatsuo Yamada, Assitant Manager, Nihon Suikou Sekkei

"Measures to Lower the Risk of Inundation by Running Water Analysis"
Shigenori Kawasaki, Technical Manager, Nihon Suikou Sekkei

"Analysis of Rivers and Water Channels in Area by xpswmm"
Kiyotaka Naganawa, Assitant Manager, Nakanihon Engineering Consultants
16:00
-16:40
(40)
Special Lecture 4
"Ground Analysis Customer Case:Design Overview and Challenge"

Toshihiro Hanada President, Bulld Geotechno Co.,Ltd.
Presentation 5
"Energy Analysis Design Builder Ver.2"
Jun Imaizumi,
VR Support Group, FORUM 8

Presentation 6
"Exodus, Fire Evacuation Analysis, Example Case and Our Proposal"
Hirokazu Nakamura
UC-win/UC-1 Systems Development
Presentation 8
Developers' Lecture
"xpswmm2009"
"Latest Trend of Flood Analysis Software and Overseas Case Study"

Ashis Dey Principal
XP-software Pty Ltd.


with consecutive Japanese translation service
16:40
-17:20
(40)
Presentation 3
"Latest Functions of Ground analysis Series and Slope stability analysis Compliant to New Civil Engineering Construction Guideline"

Atsushi Nakamura
UC-1 development Group1, FORUM 8
Presentation 7
"Analysis Functions by UC-win/Road
"Noise, Wind Analysis, Lighting simulation""

Isamu Okaki
UC-win/UC-1 Systems Development Group
Presentation 9
"3 Dimensional VR of Flood Analysis: xpswmm Collaborative Functions by UC-win/Road"
Takayoshi Inukai, Nagoya office, FORUM 8



Thursday, November 19th : FORUM8 Design Festival Day2

Gifts for visitors : FORUM8 original pen
3rd Design Conference


3rd International VR Symposium

World16, an international academic researchers group specialising in architecture and construction using 3D and VR. Symposium for presenting their achievements in 2009

The 3rd International VR Symposium, where research and development of VR is presented. The symposium brings together an international academic group and gives them a place to present, discuss and utilize their excellence of research, technology and idea.Researchers from the leading Universities of Japan and from around the world will be invited to the symposium being held on the day before the 3D/VR contest.. Join the symposium to see the latest idea and research.
Lecture overview/Introduction of lecturers

10:00
-17:00
3rd Design Conference Day2
"CAD&VR Sessions"
● 3rd International VR Symposium
Theme "New Age VR simulation"
Main Hall- A 200seats available
Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka by using TV conference system With simultaneous interpretation service(Japanese, English, Chinese)
Main Hall-B 200seats available
With simultaneous interpretation service(Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean)
10:00
-10:40
(40)
Special Lecture 1
"Build Live Tokyo 2009, a Live Building Design Competition, and Innovation of Design and Production Process"

Junichi Yamashita, Vice Chair, IAI Japan Chapter
10:00
-11:00
(60)
Special Lecture 6
"Application and Case Study of Traffic Micro Simulation"
Pete Sykes, Technical Director, SiAS(Paramics Microsimulation Division) U.K.
10:40
-11:20
(40)
Special Lecture 2
"Announcement of Allplan Engineering Japanese Version"

Sven Elbl, Director of Product Management Nemetschek Allplan Gmbh

"Case Study of Allplan in Civil Engineering Field in Korea"
Kim Gibom, Basissoft Inc., Korea
11:00
-12:00
(60)
Special Lecture 7
"Visualization and Optimization for Energy Efficient Building"
Nashwan Dawood, Professor of Construction, Director of CCIR, U.K.
11:20
-12:00
(40)
Special Lecture 3
"Integrated Construction Process by Graitec from Modeling to Design"

Alexandre Tartas, COO, Graitec France
12:00
-13:00
(60)
Buffet Lunch
Premium members will be presented with lunch tickets
12:00
-13:00
(60)
Buffet Lunch
Premium members will be presented with lunch tickets
13:00
-14:00
(60)
Presentation 1
"VR-Studio(R)", "UC-win/Road Ver.4"

Pencreach Yoann, UC-win/Road Group, FORUM 8

"The Latest Cases of VR System Development and Our Proposal"
Katsumi Matsuda, Tokyo Sales Group, FORUM 8
World 16 Presentations
13:00
-14:00
(60)
"Development of Presentation Method of Urban Area by Using Physical Model and VR"
Tomohiro Fukuda, Associate Professor, Osaka University

"NEXT-GENE of Virtual World"
Yen-Liang Wu (Aw), Lecturer, National Chiao Tung University

"VR Model of Repair Improvement of Turcotte Highway Interchange"
Michael Jemtrud, Associate Professor, McGill University,
Nik Luka, Associate Professor, McGill University, Canada
14:00
-14:45
(45)
Special Lecture 4
"Development of Made-in-Japan 3 Dimensional CAD Engine"

Shigenori Tanaka, Professor, Kansai University
14:00
-15:00
(60)
"Noise Analysis and Combined Form of Highway Bridge in Orlando"
Ruth Ron Professor, Florida University
Matthew Swarts, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology


"VR Model of Reproduction of Historic Streets in 18th Century in UAE"
Thomas Tucker, Professor Winston Salem State University
Ronald Hawker, Professor, Zayed University, UAE


"Development of Linking System to Interactive Devices in Boston, U.S.A."
Kostas Terzidis, Professor,
Harvard University
Taro Narahara, Researcher, Harvard University
14:45
-15:00
(15)
Presentation 2
"Introducing Pier Design Ver.7.01, which supports 3D Bar Arrangement simulation"

Isamu Okaki, UC-win/UC-1 Systems Development Group
15:00
-15:15
(15)
<Break> Complimentary Refreshments available 15:00
-15:15
(15)
<Break> Complimentary Refreshments available
15:15
-15:55
(40)
Presentation 3
"Survey and Civil Engineering CAD, 12d model and UC-win/Road"

Naoki Endo, Technical Support Group, FORUM 8
15:15
-16:35
(80)
"VR Model Creation of New Development Plan in Pisa"
Paolo Fiamma, Professor
University of Pisa, Italy


"VR Model Creation of Insulation Material and Insulation Effect in British Houses"
Wael Abdelhameed, Professor, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
Amar Bennadji, Assistant Professor, The Robert Gordon University


"Digital Design and Utilization of VR"
Marcos Novak University of California, Santa Barbara
Carlos Labarca Professor, Catholic University, Chile


World 16 Yoshihiro Kobayashi, Representative
"Development of Data Exchange Tool of VR Modeling"
Yoshihiro Kobayashi Prism Laboratory, Arizona State University, FORUM8 AZ
15:55
-16:15
(20)
Presentation 4
"Development of Verification System Structural Design"

Atsushi Nakamura, UC-1 development Group1, FORUM 8
16:15
-17:00
(45)
Special Lecture 5
"Education for Engineers/ The Role and Utilization of Software in University Education-Structural Analysis is Such an Exciting Technology!-

Hiromichi Yoshikawa, Professor, Tokyo City University
16:35
-16:50
(15)
Presentation 5
"VR Business, Marketing in the Future"
Brendan P Hafferty, General Manager, FORUM8 Europe
16:50
-17:00
(10)
Announcement of Academy Encouragement Prize
The 3rd Design Conference"Technical Support Sessions" Room 501 10:30-17:00
"Product Support, Technical Consultation Desk"
Target attendees: UC-1/UC-win products and FORUM8's solution customers
Our development staff members and technical staff members are on duty to answer questions or requests about our products. We will answer questions such as how to model or how to use the product. Although advance reservations are generally required, we will respond to your requests when the staff are available. Please do not hesitate to come and visit us.
17:00
-19:00
(120)
Publication/Networking Party
Publication/Networking Party is scheduled at 5F Foyet Free entry

We wil have a publication party of "STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS -Case Studies and Numerical Simulation-", which will be published on November 18, the previous day of the networkin party of the3 rd VR Symposium. The authors, Dr. Hiromichi Yoshikawa, professor and Mr. Hiroto Aoto, Researcher of Tokyo City University will be present and give an address to participants. You can purchase the book at the conference site.
Networking Party Driving Simulation Game

Publication STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS -Case Studies and Numerical Simulation-
Release : November 18, 2009 Published by :  建通新聞社
220 pages / all color pages Price : 2800yen (+tax)

Containing explanation of wide variety of case studies from structural analysis basics to parametric simulation of real structures. Including advanced analysis cases using fiber elements.
Contents ・Chapter 1: Introduction to structural analysis
・Chapter 2: Non linear analysis of section
・Chapter 3: Non linear analysis of members
・Chapter 4: Earthquake response analysis of structures
・Chapter 5: Frame analysis basics


Friday, November 20th : FORUM8 Design Festival Day3

Gifts for visitors: FORUM8 original pen
Gifts for Premium members: FORUM8 2010 Diary
8th 3D VR Simulation Contest

"3D・VR Simulation Contest" marks the 8th contest this year. With customers advancing technology, the use of UC-win/Road is enhancing every year and a wide variety of presentations and ideas are being introduced. These cases and methods will be helpful for your presentation. Last years award winners included a simulated driving diagnosis system, a city plan including introduction of a new transportation system and a construction simulation, which shows the varied applications of VR. What kind of works will be presented this year and collect the most votes? We also introduce VR-Studio(R) and UC-win/RoadVer.4, our next flagship products.
VR-Studio(R) UC-win/Road Ver.4
Large scale multi VR 3D Realtime virtual reality
Main Hall 400 seats available
1. Presentation of Entries
(registration 12:30-)
13:00-13:15(15mins)
Opening speech by FORUM8 President Yuji Ito
Awards given to nominated works
13:15-16:30(195mins) Introduction of nominated works 10-15mins. for each work
Voting by the contest attendees of the contest and the selection board.
After collecting the ballot paper, the tally will start.
2. VR-Studio UC-win/Road Sample Model Introduction
16:30 - 17:00
(30)
Introduction of the latest sample models by VR-Studio(R) and UC-win/RoadVer.4
 >> VR-Studio(R) >> UC-win/Road
"Blog about City and Construction" on Up&Coming 3D Digital City Challenge Introduction of City of Water Osaka and Taiwan City
 >> Blog about City and Construction vol.11 Aiming to Restore "City of Water" Osaka (Japanese)
 3. Result Announcement
17:00 Final selection, Closing Speech


at Tokyo Conference Center Shinagawa November 20th, 2009

Results Announcement (Released November 24, 2009)

The animation movie of the prize winner
vr.forum8.jp(UC-win/Road site)UC-win/Road Video Gallery

GRAND PRIX
"VR Data for Ohashi Junction of Metropolitan Expressway"
Metropolitan Expressway Company Limited
AVI-DivX AVI [118,537KB 2:00] YouTube
The Metropolitan Expressway Co., Ltd. is conducting an experiment with driving simulator. The experiment is to ensure effectiveness in traffic safety at Ohashi Junction, which connects Shinjuku Central Circular Route(under construction), Shinagawa Central Circular Route and Route No.3 Shibuya Line. In this experiment UC-win/Road driving simulator is actively used.

VR Data of Ohashi Junction used for traffic safety and effectiveness Overcrossing 4 rods in limited space
Ensuring the effectiveness in traffic safety at Ohashi Junction, Double loop line to connect roads with 70m height difference
Rooftop of the junction is going to be used as a planted park
Planned as the second longest tunnel in the world
Tunnel between Shinjuku Central Circular Route and Shinagawa Central Circular Route
Examining the best position for the road signs
Will be used to explain and display the evacuation route Examining the optimization of evacuation guiding signs
EXCELLENCE AWARD
"VR simulation of Design Change of Korea Namhae Highway "
Korea Road Agency (Korea)
AVI-DivX AVI [91,390KB 1:30] YouTube
UC-win/Road was used for consensus building with the local residents at Korea Namhae Highway, which is under construction.
There are two plans, initial plan and the current one, and include objections from local residents. Various kinds of simulation were done, including simulation of influence to local residents by the distance from the road. The data was used as discussion material for the consensus with residents and related agencies.

DAEDONG JCT Revised plan due to LRT construction plan
Namhae Highway between Naengjeong and Pusan
Tunnel used for evacuation
Aiming to ease the traffic congestion Noise barrier (over 10m high)
Canal from freight yard to sewage (treatment) plant The data was used effectively as discussion material for the consensus with residents and related agencies.
IDEA AWARD
"Simulation of Railway Bridge Beam Construction Work"
Noda Engineering Co., Ltd.
AVI-DivX AVI [50,069KB 1:30] YouTube
To increase the carrying capacity of the railway, replaced a railway bridge for double track railway. The installation work must be finished at midnight and should be done with minimum impact on the road below the railway. Speedy and economical method was being investigated and the construction simulation was done with VR.

Simulation of Railway Bridge Beam Construction Work Removed beam is hanged by crane and crane rotates
Modeled surroundings including temporary stockyard
Old beam is removed by sliding jack The installation work must be finished at midnight
ESSENCE AWARD
"Simulation of Traffic in Kyoto City"
Graduate School of Informatics Kyoto University
AVI-DivX AVI [85,321KB 1:30] YouTube
Driving data is collected to make a simulation model which reproduces human driving behavior in Kyoto City, built on UC-win/Road Driving Simulator. To acquire realistic driving data, we have elaborated in creating the data which has the sufficent quality to give drivers the feeling of driving real Kyoto streets. With this environment, we are planning an experiment by using examinees to collect large amount of data.

Simulation of Traffic in Kyoto City Reproduces the traffic condition in Shijo Kawaramachi, the busiest area
Aim is to collect data to build human driving behavior model
Modeling of the route from the Kyoto Station to Kyoto University
Modeling of traditional buildings and streets of Kyoto
OVERSEAS AWARD
"VR Data of Roundabouts in US 41 Project"
Ourston Roundabout Engineering, Inc.(USA)
AVI-DivX AVI [87,210KB 1:30] YouTube
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) plans to reconstruct and expand US 41. This work is made by Ourston, which was asked by WisDOT, to teach WisDOT and to educate people in the correct driving operation when it comes to roundabouts, by using driving simulator.

VR Data of Roundabouts in US 41 Project This work was made to educate people on the correct way to negotiate roundabouts.
Appearance of the 3 adjacent roundabouts
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation plans to construct 44 roundabouts in US41.
Roundabouts produce efficient traffic flow. The important thing is to educate the drivers.

HONORABLE JUDGE'S AWARD

Judges
Mr. Hiroo Kasagi, NPO Chiiki Zukuri Kobou
Mr. Fumio Seki, Taisei Engineering Co., Ltd.
Mr. Sinsuke Kitagawa, Yachiyo Engineering Co., Ltd.

HONORABLE JUDGE'S AWARD  Regional Construction Award
 Mr. Hiroo Kasagi, NPO Chiiki Zukuri Kobou
"Proposal of Reproducing Environmentally-friendly Waterland City Hino"
Hosei University
AVI-DivX AVI [85,244KB 1:30] YouTube
In Hino City, which was once one of the largest farm areas in Tokyo, a water channel network for irrigation was developed in the Tama River and Asakawa area. The city of Hino, in response to the rapid increase in population from 1960's actively redeveloped land and now 50% of the city is designated as redeveloped. In these areas many of the water channels were lost. Total length of the canal was 218km, 177km in 1977, and it is now said that only 130km remain.In 1995, the area was designated as "Town of Water" by then Ministry of Land, however, the rural landscape is certainly gone, the number of channels has decreased. Therefore we are proposing a new type of land redevelopment utilizing the water-rich environment around the channels of Hino City.

Environmentally-friendly land readjustment plan of Waterland City Hino Electric power generation by the use of small water channel
Apartment area, separate house area and plantation area
Small scale part-time farmers to produce foods for local consumers
HONORABLE JUDGE'S AWARD  Design Award
 Mr. Fumio Seki, Taisei Engineering Co., Ltd
"VR Project of Beijing Guomian Group (Jingmian Second Factory)''
Beijing Water Cube Digital Technology Co.,Ltd. (China)
AVI-DivX AVI [91,535KB 1:30] YouTube
Guomian Group is located to the east of Beijing CBD, overlooking from its main gate, the landmark buildings, such as CCTV, China International Trade Center and Huamao. In the 1950s, designers of the former Soviet Union designed and the construction has begun. Interior decoration reflects those days style. With UC-win/Road, showing in VR the old plant of the Guomian second plant and the new plant, which will be relocated in near future and change to Cultural and Creative Industrial Park in VR.

Beijing Guomian Group Jingmian 2nd Factory- office room and an old made-in- China fan Appearance of Jingmian second plant
Building front and its surroundings- the plant will change to Cultural and Creative Industrial Park.
Try to record the old plant by VR as a conserving material Arbors for the rest can also be seen by VR
HONORABLE JUDGE'S AWARD  Artistic Award
 Mr. Sinsuke Kitagawa, Yachiyo Engineering Co., Ltd.
"Creation of Road Which Is Suitable for Aso Kuju National Park"
Nishitetsu C.E.Consultant Co.,Ltd
AVI-DivX AVI [65,733KB 1:08] YouTube
This VR data shows planned four-lane road of national highway that passes through the Aso Kuju National Park (Scenic Byways).
Construction of this route must be done in order to cause minimum impact on the railway alongside of the road, in addition to caring for the steep terrain. So not only the driving simulation environment (internal), but also the influence on the surrounding area must be considered. With VR data, proposed the landscape examination and the ease of traffic congestion.

1-Aiming to create a road which is suitable for the Aso Kuju National Park Planned model of 4-lane "Scenic Byway"
Aiming to ease traffic congestion and preserve natural landscape
Modeling of Aso Kuju National Park and surrounding landscape
Expression of the coloured leaves in autumn Five mountains (Aso Gotake) which makes Mt. Aso

NOMINATION AWARD
"Road Monitoring System"
Temasek Polytechnic (Singapore)
AVI-DivX AVI [121,632KB 1:30] YouTube
The road monitoring system is a system that acts as a virtual driving simulator to assist drivers in rehabilitation and assessment. Therefore the simulator will be able to test the users physical condition and problem solving skills in order to rate their condition.

Road monitoring system Training simulator for physical rehabilitation for stroke patients
Signal settings and avoiding obstacles Physical balance check for the drivers
Proposal of a rehabilitation supporting system

NOMINATION AWARD
"Transfer VR simulation at Junjon Service Area in Korea"
GTSM Inc. (Korea)
AVI-DivX AVI [86,059KB 1:30] YouTube
VR simulation by using UC-win/Road was conducted for Junjon Service Area, which is managed by Seoul Regional Land Management Office. To ease traffic jams on the roads to the neighbouring cities, the simulation by UC-win/Road was used to support decision making of 3 plans including creation of bus-lane and rotary intersection.

VR simulation for transfer at Junjon Service Area Plan to construct a bridge at the intersection
The 2nd plan: Highway bus lane separated from city bus lane The 3rd plan: Making rotary
VR accelerated the decision making of the project

NOMINATION AWARD
"VR Simulation of Pedestrian Behavior at Pedestrian Bridge Construction"
Shanghai Chikushi Construction Design Co., Ltd. (China)
AVI-DivX AVI [89,153KB 1:30] YouTube
VR model shows the pedestrian behavior and flow at the time of renovation and construction of a pedestrian bridge in the United Kingdom (about 150m). Results of the data from the crowd analysis software have been linked to UC-win/Road, and the intuitive presentation has become possible. The data was used for reproducing the planned completed construction and for further safety as well as simulating the pedestrian flow.

VR Simulation of Pedestrian Behavior Results of the data from the crowd analysis software have been linked to Micro Simulation Player
Result of the regulated Pedestrian flow Pedestrian flow on the shopping streets

Final judging method

Applicants make a presentation (less than 15 minutes, UC-win/Road data demonstration over 70%) of the nominated works and each of the awards is determined by vote. Grand prix, Excellence award and Special awards (Idea award, Essence award, Overseas award, Judgment award etc.) are decided. Each prize can only have one winner.
The Academy Encouragement Award is restricted to submissions for the VR Symposium research presentations. These will be presented at the "International VR Symposium" and can be nominated for the finals by recommendation. Overseas award is only for participants from abroad.
The marks will be the total of the ranking points from the vote and the special prize ranking points, with a 70% weighting on votes from the users participating in the contest and a 30% weighting on votes from our judges.
Judges Mr. Hiroo Kasagi (NPO Chiiki Zukuri Kobou)
Mr. Fumio Seki (Taisei corporation)
Mr. Sinsuke Kitagawa (Yachiyo Engineering)
Awards/Prizes
No dual recipients.
The Overseas award and Academy Encouragement award are for foreign applicants and students respectively.
Academy Encouragement award will be announced at the International VR symposium.

Grand Prix
Highest award

Certificate / trophy /
high end notebook computer
最優秀賞 トロフィー
HP lite Book 8730w mobile
workstation
Excellence award
Semi-grand prix

Certificate / mobile notebook computer

SONY Mobile Notebook computer VAIO TypeZ
Special awards
Idea award /
Essence award /
Overseas award /
Judgment award /
other awards


Certificate / latest digital camera

Nikon digital camera
COOLPIX S70
Academy Encouragement award
Academy Encouragement award

Certificate / Financial incentive

US$ 2,000 Prize



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The 10th UC-win/Road Conference / VR-Studio(TM)Conference
The 10th UC-win/Road Conference
The Inaugural VR-StudioTM Conference

Firstly, we would like to thank you all for your continued use of UC-win/Road. Now we will hold the UC-win/Road Conference and the VR-Studio Conference. We have been continuously upgrading UC-win/Road and held this conference every year since the first version was released in May, 2000. The development framework for VR-StudioTM was begun in November, 2005 and now we have reached our goal of a product release after three and half years of development. At this conference, we will introduce and demonstrate this product. Additionally, as is the case every year, UC-win/Road users from universities and companies have been invited to give special lectures. Along with case examples with the latest version, there will be technical seminars for related products in streams 2 and 3, in the themes "Driving Simulators" as well as "CAD & VR". Other than that, with the exhibition of the 6-axis motion Experience Simulator, Demo Simulator and 3D Stereo function will also be exhibited, as well as a networking party, we hope you will enjoy the diverse content we have organised. Please join us at our conference, take a look at VR-StudioTM or related technologies and consider how they can be applied in your research, work, or proposals. As we're aware that you all have busy schedules, we hope this notice will enable you to attend. VR-Studio(TM)

The 9th Road Conference at Tokyo Conference Center in 2008

PDF The 10th UC-win/Road Conference / The Inaugural VR-StudioTM Conference (PDF,545KB)

UC-win/Road
UC-win/Road Drive Simulator
10th UC-win/Road Conference / VR-Studio(TM) Conference Report
10th UC-win/Road Conference / VR-Studio(TM) Conference presentation data

< Date / Venue >
Date Location Venue Notes
May 20(Wednesday), 2009.
11:00 - 18:00

( Registration starts at 10:30 )
Tokyo Hall A, Tokyo Conference Center, Shinagawa
The center is directly connected to the Konan exit of the JR Shinagawa Station
MAP
ended
< Summary >
Participation
fee
Free
 "500yen Book Card" Presented to the First 400 Arrivals!!
Celebrating Release of Engineer's StudioTM.
< Schedule >
Contents of Lectures / Announcements of Lecturers
Simultaneous Interpretation at Main Hall : Japanese English / Chinese / Korean
11:00
(45)
Developer's Lecture (Main Hall)
"VR-Studio Ver. 1, New Advanced VR Function"
- Development Schedule of UC-win/Road Ver.4 -

Alistair Ward of FORUM8 NZ Senior Engineer
12:00
Buffet Lunch
"Lunch Tickets" Presented to Premium Members
13:00
Main Sessions Technical Sessions
Stream-1 (Main Hall)
"New Developments with VR-Studio"
Stream-2 (Room 402)
"Driving Simulator"
Stream-3 (Room 403)
"CAD&VR"
13:00
(45)
Special Lecture 1
"Technology for Consensus Building
in Regional Construction"
Town Safety / Security maps and VR modelling
NPO Chiikizukuri Kobo
Presentation 1
"Development of the
TOYOTA Infrastructure
Coordination Simulator"
Systems Development Group
Special Lecture 7
"Approach to 3D CAD
in Construction Information
Standard Committee"
JACIC
14:00
(45)
Special Lecture 2
"Demonstration Experiment of Driving Support Measures for Ohashi Junction utilizing DS"
Metropolitan Expressway Co., Ltd.
Presentation 2
"Drive Simulator Updates"
New DS functions, Eco-Drive Option
Systems Development Group
Presentation 4
"Frontiers of GIS-VR Data"
From Analysis, CAD, GIS Google Earth to VR
Technical Support Group
15:00
(45)
Special Lecture 3
"Applications of DS at NASVAnet"
National Agency for
Automotive Safety & Victims' Aid
Special Lecture 6
"Linkage between
CarSim and UC-win/Road"
Virtual Mechanics Corporation
Special Lecture 8
"Linkage between OHPASS
and UC-win/Road"
NEWJEC Inc.
16:00
(45)
Special Lecture 4
"New Trends in ITS Image Sensing
Technology and Utilization of VR"
Keio University (Science and Technology)
Presentation 3
"Open Micro Simulation Plug-in"
UC-win/Road Group
Presentation 5
"3D Digital City Construction"
UC-win/Road Support Group
17:00
(60)
Special Lecture 5 (Main Hall)
"New Developments for the 3rd International VR Symposium "
Mr. Yoshihiro Kobayashi, Director of FORUM8 Arizona and Assistant Professor of Arizona State University
18:00
Networking Party (Buffet Style, Foyer) Free Entry

Exhibits
6 axis motion SUBARU Experience SimulatorUC-win/Road Experience Simulator
(Try the "Driving Game "at the networking party for a chance to win a great prize)
* UC-win/Road 3D Stereo Theater/ Head-Mounted Display

6 axis Experience Simulator Networking Party

Celebrating Release of Engineer's StudioTM!!
"500yen Book Card" Presented to the First 400 Arrivals!!



Concurrent Events
Expert Training Course for Distributors and Consultants
UC-win/Road Expert Training Coursein Tokyo on May 21and 22, 2009


 


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7th 3D・VR SIMULATION CONTEST by UC-win/Road
FORUM8 will hold the 7th 3D VR Simulation Contest by UC-win/Road. UC-win/Road has been highly regarded as a 3D virtual reality (VR) software package supporting consensus building and visualization of landscape design in various public-works and private developments. In 2002, UC-win/Road was awarded the prize for Software Product of the Year by SOFTIC. It was in celebration of this award that FORUM8 held the 1st "3D VR Simulation Contest".
The contest has since been held annually with many first-class examples of the advanced use of UC-win/Road being presented by users of the product. It is expected that works and technology which are more excellent than ever will be exhibited. We hope that better works will be presented and this event will be useful for the participants.
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"The 2nd International VR symposium" will be held following on from last year. The International academic group are expected to present excellent research, technologies and ideas about VR by UC-win/Road. At this symposium, the "Academy encouragement prize" for a student will be announced from now on.

We are expediting the development of "VR Studio" as our strategic VR product for release in the new year. We will convey the essence of VR Studio at this event.
We hope to hold this event on a large scale at Tokyo Conference Center inviting many users from home and abroad. We hope to see you there.


- Announcement of and invitation for submissions to the 7th 3D VR simulation contest by UC-win/Road (PDF)

6th 3D VR simulation contest report

6th 3D VR simulation contest history

< Date / Venue >
Date Location Venue Note
November 20(Thursday), 2008.
13:30 - 17:00
( Reception 13:00 )
Tokyo Tokyo Conference Center
in Shinagawa Hall A,
JR Shinagawa Station Konan exit
directly connects to the center
MAP
ended
< Sponsors > 
 CG-ARTS Association (Computer Graphic Arts Society)
 Monthly "CAD & CG MAGAZINE " (X-Knowledge Co.,Ltd.)
 Monthly "Bridge & Urban PROJECT" (Bridge Editorial committee)
 "KENTSU newspaper" (KENTSU SHINBUNSHA)

Results Announcement(announced on 21 November 2008)


The animation movie of the prize winner
vr.forum8.jp(UC-win/Road site)UC-win/Road Video Gallery

GRAND PRIX
"Simulated driving diagnosis system using CG simulation"
National Agency for Automotive Safety & Victims' Aid
The most distinguishing feature of driving competence diagnosis system "NASVA NET" is that it's a "simulated driving diagnosis system using CG simulation", which uses VR simulation carried out over the internet. This covers separate diagnoses of grades for safe eco-driving, defensive safe driving, hasty driving and considerate driving. The movement of cars driving on this simulator is recorded and analysed to give advice about safe driving.
EXCELLENCE AWARD
"Sakai City Oshoji LRT Project VR data"
Osaka University, Graduate School of Engineering, Division of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering
This VR was created in order to consider and build consensus for a planned LRT improvement project in Sakai City. The proposed subject area for the installation includes an area of about 1.6km from Sakai station on the Nankai Electric Railway Main Line to Sakai-higashi station on the Koya Line. Besides the present situation, it can depict plans for the layout approaching the LRT tracks, transit mall plans, roadside landscape plans, etc. and the future of central Sakai city can be considered from the perspective of traffic and landscape.
IDEA AWARD
"Erection of construction girders for underground passageway construction in train stations."
Noda Engineering Co., Ltd.
We erect temporary construction girders for the construction of elevators and underground passageways just under a railway at a barrier-free train station. The installation work will be performed in a narrow space between platforms and crane operation is impossible, therefore a new erection method is being investigated and the details are being drawn up in VR.
ESSENCE AWARD
"VR utilization case in educational curriculum"
Daido Institute of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Design
In this research, the creation of a street landscape pattern and the proposal of street landscape evaluation method based on a marketing approach are being performed by VR. As VR that's been used for consistent training in urban development since 2007, practical training with UC-win/Road has been adopted with the aim of training technicians that can design and do design proposals from various perspectives.
OVERSEA'S AWARD
"AFRICA_SUDAN Project"
CION Media Company (Turkey)
CION Media Company has created the 3D City Model of a new town for the people in hunger and poverty in Darfur, SUDAN, AFRICA. The project idea belongs to KIMSE YOK MU? Solidarity and Aid Association who helps to poor people by donations coming from charitable people. The project area is a desert now, and people live in tents in the area. The new town will include 800 single storey houses, a mosque, municipality building, school, health center, public education center and etc. city functions.
HONORABLE JUDGE AWARD


Judges:
Mr. Hiroo Kasagi (NPO Chiiki Zukuri Kobou) (right)
Mr. Fumio Seki (Taisei Engineering Co., Ltd.) (left)
Mr. Sinsuke Kitagawa (Yachiyo Engineering Co., Ltd.) (center)
HONORABLE JUDGE AWARD  Regional Construction Award
 Mr. Hiroo Kasagi (NPO Chiiki Zukuri Kobou)
"Sancheong-Sudong VR Simulation"
Busan Regional Construction & Management Office (Korea)
There were clashes of opinion between villagers over the National Highway No. 3 plan being constructed from Sinyeon-ri Saengcho-myeon Sancheong-gun Gyeongsangnam-do to Hwasan-ri Sudong-myeon Hamyang-gun Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea and the most suitable route had to be selected by comparing a route that passes in front of village to one that detours around the back of it. The most suitable plan for local residents (the route passing behind the village) was chosen through an explanatory meeting.
HONORABLE JUDGE AWARD  Design Award
 Mr. Fumio Seki (Taisei Engineering Co., Ltd.)
"Simulation of an evacuation in an aging society using 3D VR"
Taisei Engineering Co., Ltd.
Given the circumstances of our aging society, there are a lot of public facilities that were built during years of rapid economic growth. Evacuation analysis using 3D VR is an analysis where by using characteristics inherent to the inclusion of elderly people, it is possible to suggest low-cost safety measures using the existing facilities' structure. This case supposes there's a fire in a tunnel and introduces the linkage of 3D VR to an evacuation analysis of an evacuation situation with elderly and healthy people.
HONORABLE JUDGE AWARD  Technology Award
 Mr. Sinsuke Kitagawa (Yachiyo Engineering Co., Ltd.)
"Digital Phoenix Project by UC-win/Road III"
Arizona State University (USA)
The Digital Phoenix Project started 2 years ago, with a total cost of one hundred million yen. This is an academic research VR model used to 1) generate traffic from highways to the city centre and visualize the traffic conditions at main road intersections. 2) collect data about the drive, the time it takes and CO2 emissions from the driving simulator. 3) develop traffic routes and test tools for emergency situations such as terror.

NOMINATE AWARD
VR contest prejudging (nomination) carried out

Works nominated for the 7th "3D VR Simulation Contest by UC-win/Road" were announced as above.
As a result of impartial judgment by the judges, 12 works were nominated.
The top 12 works (Domestic: 6, Overseas: 6) of this preliminary round were selected.
Judges:
Mr. Hiroo Kasagi (NPO Chiiki Zukuri Kobou)
Mr. Fumio Seki (Taisei Corporation)
Mr. Sinsuke Kitagawa (Yachiyo Engineering)


Scenes from the VR contest prejudging

Final judging method

Applicants make a presentation (less than 15 minutes, UC-win/Road data demonstration over 70%) of the nominated works and each of the awards is determined by vote.
Grand prix, excellence award and special awards (Idea award, Essence award, Overseas award, Judgment award etc.) are decided. Each prize can only have one winner. The Academy Encouragement award is only for students.
The Academy Encouragement Award is restricted to submissions for the VR Symposium research presentations. These will be presented at the "International VR Symposium" and can be nominated for the finals by recommendation.
The marks will be the total of the ranking points from the vote and the special prize ranking points, with a 70% weighting on votes from the users participating in the contest and a 30% weighting on votes from our judges.
Judges Mr. Hiroo Kasagi (NPO Chiiki Zukuri Kobou)
Mr. Fumio Seki (Taisei corporation)
Mr. Sinsuke Kitagawa (Yachiyo Engineering)
Awards/Prizes
No dual recipients.
The Overseas award and Academy Encouragement award are for foreign applicants and students respectively.
Academy Encouragement award will be announced at the International VR symposium.

Grand Prix

Highest award





Certificate / trophy /
high end notebook computer

DELL Notebook PC Precision M6400
Excellence award

Semi-grand prix





Certificate / mobile notebook computer

SONY mobile Notebook computer VAIO TypeZ
Special awards

Idea award /
Essence award /
Overseas award /
Judgment award /
other awards


Certificate / latest digital camera

Nicon digital camera
COOLPIX S710
Academy Encouragement award

Academy Encouragement award


Certificate / financial incentive

US$ 2,000 Prize

Special lectures, special seminars and social events
November 19(Wednesday), 2008. 9:00 - 18:30  The 2nd International VR Symposium
< How to apply >
Send us an e-mail or ask at your nearest FORUM8 office for an application form.
Competition entry is free. We're looking forward to receiving your application.
<Where to apply> E-mail forum8@forum8.co.jp FORUM8 offices
6th contest prize-winning entries
(VR Simulation contest review, Nov. 2007)

GRAND PRIX
"Ishikawa-cho Junction Simulation"
Kanagawa Construction Bureau, Metropolitan Expressway Company Limited
EXCELLENCE AWARD
"SMARTWAY 2007 VR Simulation"
National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport / Highway Industry Development Organization




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The 2nd International VR Symposium
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Our 2nd VR symposium will be held as a global launch for "VR-Studio", which is currently under development as our up-coming strategic product.
We've invited our international academic group, comprised of researchers from local and global universities, to present, discuss and show the practical uses of their research, technologies and ideas on the day before the contest. At this symposium, we'll examine the potential uses of VR, with the researchers presenting the latest results of their research. We hope to see you there.

PDF The 7th 3D VR Simulation Contest by UC-win/Road / 2nd International VR Symposium 2008 - Announcement and Invitation for Submissions (PDF,277KB)

Related Information
・UC-win/Road Product Information page http://vr.forum8.co.jp/
The 7th 3D VR Simulation Contest by UC-win/Road
・"VR presentation and new urban development" publication information
・The 1st International VR Symposium report
The 1st International VR Symposium organisation history

 
The 1st International VR Symposium
Information
UC-win/Road http://vr.forum8.co.jp/english
7th 3D VR SIMULATION CONTEST by UC-win/Road
< The date / venue >
The date Venue The hall Note
November 19(Wednesday), 2008. 9:00-19:00 Tokyo Tokyo Conference Center
in Shinagawa HallA,
JR Shinagawa Station Konan exit
directly connects to the center
MAP
ended
< Summary >
Participation
fee
 Free
Schedule Providing Simultaneous interpretation (Japanese to English)
Guest Speakers 
9:00-10:00 VR Project Management
Prof. Nashwan Dawood
(University of Teesside, UK)
10:00-11:00 EXODUS / SMARTFIRE
Prof. Ed Galea
(Fire Safety Engineering Group, University of Greenwich, UK)
World8 Research Presentation
11:00-11:20 Prof. Yoshihiro Kobayashi (Arizona State University, USA)
11:20-11:40 Prof. Kostas Terzidis (Harvard University, USA)
11:40-12:00 Mr. Taro Narahara (Harvard University, USA)
13:00-13:20 Prof. Torben Berns (McGill University, Canada)
13:20-13:40 Assistant prof. Wael Abdelhameed (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
13:40-14:00 Assistant prof.Ronald Hawker (Zayed University, UAE)
14:10-14:30   Assistant prof. Claudio Labarca (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Chile)
14:30-14:50   Assistant prof. Tomohiro Fukuda (Osaka University, Japan)
Guest Speakers
15:00-16:00 Analysis of Tsunami and Disaster Control
Prof. Fumihiko Imamura
(Tsunami Engineering Laboratory, Disaster Control Research Center, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan)
16:10-17:00 Discussion
17:00-19:00 Networking Party
Publication Commemoration "VR presentation Technique"

Publication party for "VR presentation and new urban development"

Opening speech  : FORUM8 Co., Ltd.
author's speech  : Tomohiro Fukuda (Osaka University, Japan)
publisher's speech  : X-Knowledge Co.,Ltd.
*Mini game with UC-win/Road Drive Simulator (Chance to win a prize)
>>Announcement of "VR presentation and new urban development" publication information"
(Up&Coming Late Fall issue 2008)
  Exhibition Corner
  • KGT Inc./ 3D Chimera-GL
  • University of Greenwich / EXODUS & SMARTFIRE
  • Teesside University / (CCIR) 4D planning
  • Tohoku University - numerical analysis of tsunami
  • UC-win/Road Drive Simulator, UC-win/Road Demo Simulator, UC-win/Road 3D Stereo Theater
Results Announcement(announced on 21 November 2008)
ACADEMY ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD
Prof. Kostas Terzidis (Harvard University, USA)

Prof. Tomohiro Fukuda (Osaka University, Japan)
 
Guest Speakers' Profiles

"VR Project Management"
by Prof. Nashwan Dawood (Teesside University, England)
Professor of Construction Management and IT, and Director of the Centre for Construction Research and Innovation.
Prof. Nashwan Dawood's research interests include:
project and risk management in the heavy civil engineering industry.
cost forecasting and analysis
virtual reality and visualisation application in the construction processes
4D construction planning and scheduling
aimulation and optimisation technologies in the precast concrete industry
applying game engines to construction training.

"EXODUS / SMARTFIRE"
by Prof. Ed Galea (Fire Safety Engineering (FSE), University of Greenwich)
He has been working in the area of FSE at Greenwich since 1986.
He is a director of the Fire Safety Engineering (FSE) Group at the University of Greenwich
He has received many prizes including the "Jack Bono Award for Engineering Communications".
Also, these days he is extremely active, publishing his thesis and participating in various projects, verification experiments, investigations, etc.

"Analysis of Tsunami and Disaster Control"
by Prof. Fumihiko Imamura (Tohoku University, Japan)
At the Disaster Control Research Center, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, he is active in the research of themes in disaster science such as those below.
Numerical calculation of fluid waves (tsunami etc.)
International tsunami prevention technology development and transfer
Historical earthquake / tsunami evidence investigation
Geographical features and form (fractal geometry, etc.)
Snow drainage gutters (dual-phase fluid)
Evacuation simulation (under development for Okushiri, Hokkaido)
Cognitive psychology (memory and human behavior)



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UC-win/UC-1 User Conference
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6th UC-win/FRAME(3D) Conference    UC-win/UC-1 User conference

We will hold "The 2nd FORUM8 Design Conference" to announce and release our new products and versions. This design conference is larger in scale as compared to the "UC-win/FRAME(3D) Conference" . The first "UC-win/FRAME(3D) Conference" was held in October 2003 with the intent of introducing "UC-win/FRAME(3D)". The first version of UC-win/FRAME(3D) was released in 2002. Last year, we changed the name of this event to "Design Conference". It is now one of our most important events and it covers a wide range of products from our UC-win/UC-1 series.
 

It will be held at Tokyo Conference Centre Shinagawa, similar to last year. Main stream "civil engineering session" as well as three technical sessions, "architecture", "design CAD", and "hydraulic engineering" will be conducted. New products and new versions will also be introduced during the conference. In addition, special lectures and speeches will be presented by some university researchers and our users.

We plan to release Engineer's Studio (TM) this year. This time we are honored to have Professor Koichi Maekawa at concrete laboratory of University of Tokyo, the developer of the well-known "Maekawa concrete model" to give a speech about the latest concrete-related topics.
 
For the afternoon session - Geotechnical Analysis, we will have Prof. Keizo Ugai from Gunma University, Dept. of Civil Engineering, to give a speech about disasters occurring in intermediate and mountainous areas caused by recent inner earthquakes related to FEM analysis applications and the current issues. With regards to Environment and Energy, we will have Prof. Nobuyoshi Yabuki from Osaka University, Division of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering as a speaker. He is well known in the field of informatization of civil engineering and will be talking about pressing issues of informatization of civil engineering. We will introduce Engineer's Studio (TM), easy slab bridge and rigid frame pier design during the sessions. Other applications in architecture, structural analysis, multiframe, quantity survey for housing, VR (UC-win/Road for VST5), evacuation analysis (EXODUS), BIM in architecture and LogicalImage will be introduced. Advance steel produced by Graitec in France will be localized and the Japanese version will also be introduced. For the Design CAD session, we have some users of UC-win/FRAME(3D) to give a speech. Assistant Prof. Setsuji Kitagawa at Hannan University, Dept. of Management and Information will give a speech about theory of LogicalImage equipped with UC-Draw and electronic delivery tool. During the Sewer Engineering Session, we will organize The 2nd Technology seminar of prevention of water immersion and invite some users of xpswmm.
 
This conference promises to be informative and useful to indivduals engaged in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction & Traffic-related Industries and the networking party that is organized serves as an ideal platform for the global exchange of ideas.
Report on the 1st FORUM8 Design Conference
Introduction of materials of UC-win/UC-1 user conference

< The date / venue >
The date Venue Hall Remarks
11:00-18:30 September 19(Friday), 2008. Tokyo Tokyo Conference Center
in Shinagawa HallA,
JR Shinagawa Station Konan exit
directly connects to the center
MAP
ended
< Summary >
Participation fee  Free
<Schedule>
E-J-C ->Simultaneous translation of English, Japanese, and Chinese (* Schedule and speakers are tentative.)

11:00 (Hall A capacity: 200 / TV conference system: Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul)
Design conference special lecture E-J-C
"Nonlinear Analysis and Control of Maintenance of Degraded RC/PC structures"
University of Tokyo, Department of Civil Engineering, Civil and Earth Resources Engineering
Professor Koichi Maekawa
12:00
Lunch buffet
Free Lunch Tickets for Premier Members
13:00
-17:00
Thechnical Sessions UC-win/UC-1 series, each solution, user seminar
Special lecture / User's special lecture / Diveloper's lecture / Development group's presentation
Civil Engineering Session
(Hall A capacity: 200)
*using TV conference system
Architecture Session
(Room 401 capacity: 40)
Design CAD Session
(Room 402 capacity: 60)
Hydraulic Engineering Session
(Room 403 capacity: 60)
13:00 Foundation Analysis E-J-C
Special lecture
"Disasters in intermediate and mountainous areas caused by recent inner earthquakes by recent inner earthquakes"
The results of research and the possibility of application of FEM Analysis for Chuetsu earthquake - Chuetsu Offshore earthquake - Shichuan earthquake - Iwate - Miyagi Nairiku earthquake
Gunma University, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Prof. Keizo Ugaii

Geotechnical Analysis Series GeoFEAS3D
UC-1 support 1 group

Geotechnical Analysis
GeoFEAS 3D
3D Building Construction Analysis E-J
Developer's lecture "Development of new version of Multiframe"
Formation Design Systems (Australia)
Mr. Jason Yang

"Steel Contracture 3D Analysis/CAD, data model exchange and latest development"
Technical Support/Analysis Support Team

Multiframe
MultiSTEEL
ASteelBox
UC-win/FRAME(3D)
User Special lecture
"Examples of aseismic reinforcement design in steel bridge and issued to be solved in the future"
Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd
Construction Engineering Dept. Bridge Civil Engineering, Development and Sales.
Mr. Minoru maejima

Examples of analysis using UC-win/FRAME(3D) and latest information
Technical Support/Analysis Support Team

UC-win/FRAME(3D)
The 2nd Technology seminar of prevention of water immersion
"Prevention of water immersion and utilization of water run-off analysis model"
Organizer:Party of SWMM
User Supported:Club of NPO Water Environment Creation, FORUM8, and XP-software

Opening Speech
Chairman of party of SWMM User

Lecture
"Issues and direction of run-off analysis in urban areas"
Organize recent latest technologies of run-off analysis, and discuss/explain technologies to be developed and improved in the future

Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Engineering
Prof. Tomohiro Kawahara

Introduction of Technology
Report on ICUD "Current situations in the world for run-off analysis"
NPO Water Environment Creation: Mr. Takaki Ishikawa

"From water immersion run-off to risk management"
Sibaura Institute of Technology
Dept. of civil engineering
Prof. Masaru Morita

Developer's lecture
"Latest trends in water run-off analysis software and examples in overseas countries"
E-J
XP-software Pty Ltd.
Mr. Anthony Kuch

Examples of Analysis
Evaluation of retention facility against changing specifications at execution design

Nihon Suiko Sekkei Co., Ltd
Mr. Takeshiko Naka

"Analysis of flashing gate equipped within pipe and drain using xpswmm"
Nippon Koei Co., Ltd
Mr. Yuu Kikuchi


Hydraulic Engineering Design
Introduction of UC-win/Road for xpswmm and approach to Tsunami analysis
UC-win/UC-1System Development group

Hydraulic Engineering Series and functions of sewage CAD
UC-1 support 1 group

Hydraulic Engineering Series and functions of sewage CAD
UC-1 support 1 group
14:00 Environment/Energy E-J-C
Special lecture
"Informatization of Civil Engineering improved by Environment and Energy"

Osaka University, Division of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering,
Prof. Nabuyasho Yabuki

Quantity Survey for housing
Special lecture
"Newly built house/Support reform VST5"

Computer System Technology Division of Construction and Planning Manager
Mr. Shuichi Yamada

"VR for housing UC-win/Road for VST5"
UC-win/Road support group



UC-win/Road
Substructure/Foundation
User Special lecture
"Design methods and examples of applications of steel pipe sheet pile foundation using 3D framing analysis"

Takenaka Corporation
Takenaka Research and Development Institute, Dept.of research of construction technology, Division of foundation, Underground construction method group
Mr. Tomonori Sugano

"Design calculation of steel pipe sheet pile foundation"
UC-1 support 2 group

Bridge Substructure Design
Foundation Design
15:00 Bridge Design Analysis
User Special lecture
"Examples of design analysis of easy slab bridge"

Asahi Engineering Co., Ltd.
CEO Mr. Mistuhiro Tokuno

"Development of portal rigid frame bridge"
Technical support group


Easy slab/rigid frame bridge design
BIM in architecture/Evacuation Analysis
Special lecture
"Latest information for BIM - future trends 3D CAD -"

Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
Construction Bureau
Planning and Editing Committee
Manager Mr. Ryuta Ieiri

"Evacuation Analysis EXODUS"
UC-1 support 1 group

Evacuation Analysis EXODUS/SMARTFIRE

CALS/CAD
Special lecture
"Development of Comparison of image of Logical Image"
Hannan University, Dept. of Management and Information
Assistant Prof. Setsuji Kitagawa

"New products - Electronic delivery, CALS/CAD Series"
CALS/CAD Team

CALS/CAD Sereies
Electronic delivery aiding tools
16:00 Engineer's Studio Ver.1 E-J-C
Developer's lecture
"Presentation of new product - Engineer's Studio"

FORUM8 director Brent Fleming
Discussion

Discussion
Steel Structure CAD
Special lecture
"Support BIM/3D Steel Structure CAD"

Graitec (France)
Mr. Ulrich SCHULZE

"Advance Steel Japanese version"
Technical Support Group
Civil Engineering/Temporary Work Design
Special lecture
"Utilization of design of temporary sheathing work and FEM Analysis"

Gunma University, Dept. of Civil Engineering Prof. Cai Fei

"Temporary sheathing work ? Introduction of new version"
UC-1 support 1 group


TemporaryWorkDesign Series
TemporarySheathingWorkDesign
17:00 Networking Party (buffet style, foyer)
* TV Conference System
  You can join "Design Conference special lecture" and "Civil engineering session" via TV Conference System at the following locations.
FORUM8 Osaka branch - FORUM8 Nagoya business office - FORUM8 Fukuoka Business office
- NEPOCH & FORUM8 Technology Development Co.,Ltd (Shanghai)
- Beijing tepia Technology Co.,Ltd (Beijing) - BasisSoft, Inc (Seoul)
   
  Hardware Information of latest device 2007-3 "TV Conference System" (Up&Coming '07 Midsummer issue)

Exhibition (UC-win/Road Experience Simulator)
- UC-win/Road 3D Stereo Display - 3D Stereo Goggles - Wide Screen vertical LCD (Escape Analysis EXODUS)
- UC-win/Road Drive Simulator UC-win/Road Drive Simulator
(Try our drive game! Winner will be given a free gift)



 


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9th UC-win/Road Conference
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Announcing the 9th UC-win/Road Conference

FORUM8 has been continuously upgrading UC-win/Road since the first version was released in May 2000. We are now pleased to announce that UC-win/Road ver. 3.4 will be released in May 2008. In the conference, we will focus on introducing additional features, changes, and improvements of the new version as well as some development options. In recent years, UC-win/Road has been utilized across a wide range of fields, and this has significantly boosted the application and sales. During the technical sessions, 2 latest case studies will be presented by UC-win/Road users, and the contents include impressive VR usage from their projects. Prof. Fukuda from Osaka University, renowned in the architectural field, and Prof. Kobayashi from Arizona State University will conduct special lectures and introduce latest VR utilizations. Peter Simmons, senior engineer at FORUM8, will present our new strategic product, VR-Studio(R) and demonstrate the prototype. Drive Simulator, demo simulator, and 3D stereo will also be exhibited at the conference, and the participants will have opportunities to exchange their opinions and ideas. Please make full use of the information that will be given at the conference for your research, work, and proposals. We look forward to seeing you all at the conference.

PDF 9th UC-win/Road Conference participation entry (PDF,274KB)

UC-win/Road http://vr.forum8.co.jp/english

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