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1st International Virtual Manufacturing Workshop (VirMan'06)

March 26th 2006 as part of the IEEE Virtual Reality Conference 2006, Virginia, USA


Some Pictures from the Event

Original Call For Papers


ANNOUNCEMENT ** Special Issue of Virtual Reality Journal on "Virtual Manufacturing" **

There has now been well over a decade of applied experience of, and research into, virtual reality technologies relating to manufacturing processes. This work has been characterised by a diverse range of interested engineering specialisms. It has also seen the rise and fall of a number of vendors, yet the nature and extent of sustained uptake by industry is still unclear.

The goal of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for researchers and industry practitioners to explore both the state-of-the art and the state-of-the-practice in virtual reality manufacturing and design systems, approaches and economics.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Keynote Speaker

Sankar Jayaram, Washington State University, USA.

Important Dates

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts of not more than 200 words to the programme chair in a plain text email; not as an attachment. Please include a title, list of authors and their affiliations and the full coordinates of the corresponding author. In addition, please use the subject line VirMan06 in your email.


General Chair: Rick Dewar, Heriot-Watt University, UK.
Programme Chair: Jim Ritchie, Heriot-Watt University, UK.

Programme Committee

Supported by:

SMI   Digital Tools Manufacturing Group (DTMG) from the Scottish Manufacturing Institute (SMI).


Vision, Interactive Systems And Graphical Environments research group.