Running Projects

Advanced VR, iMmersive serious games and augmented reality as tools to raise awareness and access to European underwater Cultural heritage (iMARECULTURE)

Underwater Cultural Heritage assets are widely spread into the Mediterranean. Unlike land archaeological sites, however, submerged settlements, ancient ports and other coastal industrial installations, especially shipwrecks, are not accessible to the general public or all experts, due to their environment and depth. Photos and surfaced artifacts exhibited in maritime museums… Read More

Fotis Liarokapis

European Union / Horizon 2020

Oct, 2016 – Jan, 2020


Neurobiological mechanisms of functional neurological disorders

Functional neurological symptoms (FNS) are somatic symptoms that still remain poorly understood. Their diagnosis is made by exclusion of organic cause and therefore does not provide any specific cues for the subsequent treatment. Virtual reality (VR) seems to be mature enough to be experimentally tested as a potential therapeutic intervention… Read More

Fotis Liarokapis

Czech Ministry of Health

Apr, 2016 – Dec, 2019


Transforming Intangible Folkloric Performing Arts into Tangible Choreographic Digital (Terpsichore)

TERPSICHORE aims to study, analyse, design, research, train, implement and validate an innovative framework for affordable digitization, modelling, archiving, e-preservation and presentation of ICH content related to folk dances, in a wide range of users (dance professionals, dance teachers, creative industries and general public. Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) content means… Read More

Fotis Liarokapis

European Union / Horizon 2020

Apr, 2016 – Oct, 2020


Finished Projects

Influence of cartographic visualization methods on the success of solving practical and educational spatial tasks

The project is based on interdisciplinary communication and collaboration of cartographers, psychologists, pedagogues and IT experts. The project allows us to find answers to questions about how the different characteristics of models and different user interfaces influence the effectiveness of “communicating information” — e.g. the degree of understanding, the effectiveness… Read More

Jiří Chmelík

Masaryk University

Mar, 2016 – Oct, 2018


Mobility of students and education staff leading to the integration of the interactive visual analysis with analysis and visualization of protein structures and their ensembles

The objective of this project was to establish the cooperation platform between the visualization groups at the University of Bergen and the Masaryk University. This platform forms the basis for joining closely related research and education activities currently ongoing in both groups.

Jan Byška

Eea Scholarship Programme

Aug, 2015 – May, 2016

Visualization and interactive exploration of the dynamic behavior of large molecular systems

The project aims at enhancing research collaboration between the Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, Vienna University of Technology and the Department of Computer Graphics and Design, Laboratory of Human-Computer Interaction at the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University in Brno. The cooperation focuses mainly on the interactive visualization of dynamically… Read More

Barbora Kozlíková

Czech Ministy of Education, Youth and Sports

Jan, 2015 – Dec, 2016

Analysis and visualization of protein structures

We have selected the 3D Voronoi diagrams as the powerful data structure sufficient for solving many protein-scan problems including the above introduced channel search. Currently, in our prototype implementation we are able to compute exactly all channels leading through given protein molecule to an active site in a very short… Read More

Jiří Sochor

GACR Czech Science Foundation

Jan, 2010 – Dec, 2012

€116,000 (2,919,000 CZK)

Triangulated models in service of haptic and virtual reality

The main goal of the project is to develop such algorithms and methods in the area of triangulated models construction and modification suitable for VR simulations and to use them in this context. The developed solution will be used mainly in the context of multimodal human computer interaction methods, namely… Read More

Jiří Sochor

GACR Czech Science Foundation

Jan, 2009 – Dec, 2011

€35,000 (877,000 CZK)

Visualization of protein structures

The structure of the protein is highly complex and contains up to several thousands of components. This means that various representations have to be used during the visualization. In many cases, more precise exploration and manipulation needs to emphasize selected details. Standard visualization methods are not able to display the… Read More

Jiří Sochor

GACR Czech Science Foundation

Jan, 2007 – Dec, 2009

€67,000 (1,683,000 CZK)

Realistic application of formal methods in component systems

The project supports component-based application development by combining components with formal behavior description and by designing tools for automated checking of the architecture of applications composed of components with formal behavior description. The project aims to design and implement a functional prototype of a platform for formal verification of component applications using… Read More

Jiří Sochor

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Jan, 2005 – Dec, 2009

Shared Virtual Worlds

The aim of the project is to link high-speed networks with several data streams of 2 workplaces focused on the research of computer graphics and virtual reality and to integrate “local virtual worlds” into one unit. Spatial images presented on large wall stereo projection walls will be transmitted between the… Read More

Jiří Sochor


Jan, 2005 – Dec, 2005

€44,000 (1,121,000 CZK)

Human-computer interaction, dialog systems and assistive technologies

The aim of research proposal is an integrated approach to HCI. In this framework the main task is to combine techniques developed in the VR field with the techniques built in NLP and dialogue systems area. Special attention will be paid to the assistive technologies (directed to the improvement of… Read More

Jiří Sochor

Czech Ministy of Education, Youth and Sports

Jan, 1999 – Dec, 2004

€1,398,000 (34,956,000 CZK)

HCILAB – Human-Computer Interactions Laboratory

Human computer interaction laboratory was built and equipped with the recent available peripheral devices for virtual reality. New collision detection algorithms for static and dynamic scenes take advantage of bounding volumes hierarchy with k-DOPs. The solution of dynamic collision tasks is based on prediction using hierarchy of extended k-DOPs. The… Read More

Jiří Sochor

GACR Czech Science Foundation

Jan, 1998 – Jan, 2003

€395,000 (9,900,000 CZK)