Raffaele de Amicis

Raffaele de Amicis
Oregon State University | OSU · School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

PhD

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October 2016 - present
Oregon State University
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  • Professor (Associate)
October 2016 - present
Oregon State University
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  • Professor (Associate)
February 2003 - April 2016
GraphiTech
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  • Managing Director

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Publications (195)
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The once exclusive technology empowering immersive and interactive training systems is now more affordable and accessible to mainstream use cases. Its adoption in the manufacturing industry can help reshape training processes as an intrinsic part of production routines and reduce the mental resources required to complete a task. Current academic li...
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Virtual reality (VR) is a simulation tool that is being used extensively to study the effects of training and perception. However, several studies have shown that some aspects of perception within VR are not always accurate. The present study investigates the perception of time within a VR environment by asking for retrospective time judgments of t...
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There is a looming shortage of well-trained professionals in the wood construction workforce. To challenge this shortage, we developed a simulated learning environment that leverages a novel Virtual Reality (VR) system to train novice workers in wooden wall construction. A comprehensive task analysis was first used to best identify training require...
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This paper discusses elementary, and secondary (K-12) teachers’ perceptions of cross-reality (XR) tools for data visualization and use of sensor data from the built environment in classroom curricula. Our objective was to explore the use of sensor-informed XR in the built environment and civil engineering (BECE) field to support K-12 science, techn...
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In this paper, we discuss how Cross Reality (XR) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can support assembly tasks in hybrid human-machine manufacturing lines. We describe a Cross Reality system, designed to improve efficiency and ergonomics in industrial environments that require manual assembly operations. Our objective is to reduce the hig...
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Real time data associated with the Building Information Model plays a critical role in the interpretation of the built environment, which is particularly relevant as an increasing number of education facilities and institutions promote sustainable engineering practices and monitoring data available to the public. However, it is challenging for non-...
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Flow maps are graphical representations that depict the movement of a geospatial phenomenon, e.g. migration and trade flows, from one location to another. These maps depict univariate spatial origin-destination datasets, with flows represented as lines and quantified by their width. One main feature of these maps is the aggregation of flows that sh...
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The computerization of manufacturing is one of the major challenges of the so-called fourth industrial revolution or Industry 4.0. Virtualization of the smart factory should provide real-time vision, control and monitoring of production through interactive dashboards and synchronization of data coming from different factory functions. The latter ch...
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A key issue when rendering a terrain fro m digital elevation models, is to achieve good degree of realis m without compro mising responsiveness of the application. Since the original dataset can not be used, due to its sheer size, it is essential to develop algorithms capable of supporting the most effective forms of LOD. Most techniques in literat...
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Information visualization has been widely adopted to represent and visualize data patterns as it offers users fast access to data facts and can highlight specific points beyond plain figures and words. As data comes from multiple sources, in all types of formats, and in unprecedented volumes, the need intensifies for more powerful and effective dat...
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The present work proposes a new approach for defining an interactive user manual in complex assemblies, using a new enabling technology of Industry 4.0, i.e. Augmented Reality. The AR environment supports the user in step-by-step assembly on-the-fly. The study of this method, suitable for the assembly of parts, is a stimulating engineering mission,...
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Forests represent an important economic resource for mountainous areas being for a few region and mountain communities the main form of income. However, wood chain management in these contexts differs from the traditional schemes due to the limits imposed by terrain morphology, both for the operation planning aspects and the hardware requirements....
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Forests represent an important economic resource for mountainous areas being for a few region and mountain communities the main form of income. However, wood chain management in these contexts differs from the traditional schemes due to the limits imposed by terrain morphology, both for the operation planning aspects and the hardware requirements....
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Laser marking has been used since the invention of lasers but it is only in the last decade that it started evolving into 3D surface marking. The problem of defining the toolpath for a 3 axis laser marking machine can seem to be the same as the definition of the toolpath for the CNC milling machines but this is not completely true. In the case of l...
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Technologically-enhanced physical environments are gradually replacing a natural part of our working and living environments. Although their use in everyday life is still rare, there has been a good effort towards a better understanding of their implications in our society, and the type of user experiences that can be provided. In this paper, we di...
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The advent of mobile phone with a multi-megapixel camera and autouploaders has democratised photography. Taking pictures and acquiring annotations is no longer an expensive task as it used to be. Yet performing these tasks in a systematically way is still very cumbersome for most users. In this paper, we outline two game mechanics that can be explo...
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One of the new emerging of ubiquitous manufacturing is Mass Customization. The combination of 3D scanning systems with mathematical technique makes possible the development of CAD system which can help the selection of good footwear for a given customer. During the surface reconstruction process, a mesh is calculated from points cloud. This mesh ma...
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The paper illustrates the potential of smart-phones as a medium of exchange of memories and experiences. Our application aims at providing diverse types of cultural user experience: to enable tourists to explore new places from a social-driven perceptive; to support new forms of connection and interaction between users and information (data exchang...
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This paper illustrates the results of a research project focused on the development of a Web 2.0 system designed to compute and visualize building energy performance large-scale maps. The workflow and the framework include: emerging platform-independent technologies such as WebGL for data presentation, an extended version of the EU-Founded project...
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Visual clutter is a hot topic in the domain of node-link diagrams because it affects usability, aesthetics and data interpretation. The organization of items, i.e. the way nodes and links are located in the display, is one of the problems associated to visual clutter. In literature, different techniques were proposed to reduce the clutter created b...
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The increasing availability of information about earth surface elevation (Digital Elevation Models DEM) generated from different sources (remote sensing, Aerial Images, Lidar) poses the question about how to integrate and make available to the most than possible audience this huge amount of data. In order to exploit the potential of 3D elevation re...
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The access to large-scale imagery datasets has been a significant obstacle to the success of many applications in application domains that range from 3D modelling to augmented reality, and from infrastructure inspection to urban planning. Although large collections of images already exist, from sources such as Bing Maps, Google Street View, and man...
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Human participation and the use of technology are considered as key factors for smart and sustainable urban development. Over the past decade, governments, academic community and organized civil society have been turning their attention to solving urban problems with the new tools of advanced technology. Based on three years of R&D, this paper aims...
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The growth of the Internet broadband has modified our needs, rising new types of stakeholders, markets and opportunities, especially in the mobile field. Nowadays, national environmental agencies can share their own data between each other, governments can better monitor their country and civil protection can operate its action plans in a more effi...
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c-Space aims to stimulate users' creativity by giving them a set of tools that would allow the reconstruction of 3D scenes by just taking some pictures/videos of the real world. Of great importance is the possibility to exploit these tools in a mobile environment, in order to utilize the portability and accessibility offered by hand-held devices. H...
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Networks can be represented as node-link diagram. In geo-referenced networks, the used node-link diagram has nodes placed accordingly with geographical criteria. Different graph drawing techniques can be applied on such layout to improve their readability. This work proposes a systematization of node-link layouts and graph drawing techniques. We us...
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Nowadays, rapid technological development into acquiring geo-spatial information; joined to the capabilities to process these data in a relative short period of time, allows the generation of detailed 3D textured city models that will become an essential part of the modern city information infrastructure (Spatial Data Infrastructure) and, can be us...
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A key theme in ubiquitous computing is to create easy-to-use smart environments in which there is a seamless integration of people, user experience, information, and physical reality. The next generation of ultra-portable handheld projectors is paving the way in this direction, as it develops to its pinnacle. When coupled with appropriate tracking...
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A key theme in ubiquitous computing is to create smart environments in which there is seamless integration of people, information, and physical reality. In this manuscript, we describe a set of tools that facilitate the creation of such environments, e,g, a service to transform videos recorded with mobile devices into navigable 3D scenes, a service...
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Forest wood harvesting in mountain areas needs a deep and accurate planning to avoid possible failures and criticalities due to the complex morphology of the terrain. Steepness, difficult accessibility and on the field manual work are cost effective factors to reckon, but not always taken into account on all phases, due to the heterogeneity of comp...
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This paper illustrates a 3D web-based visual simulation system that supports spatial-information based realistic modelling and real-time rendering of forest scenes. 3D visualization of forest landscapes will be used to understand stand ecological succession, landscape transformation helping regional planning and improving decision-making processes...
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Spatial relations between geographical entities are typically visualized as a node-link diagram that is depicted over a geographical layout. The node-link diagram representation is well-suitable for tasks that require the analysis of the topology and properties of a spatial graph because it is more intuitive with respect to the matrix representatio...
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At the present, we are in the midst of another major societal shift that is leading to a hyper-connected society. In this hyper-connected society, the convergence of mobile technology, online access and global media is connecting masses of people without precedents, with resulting impacts on communication, content creation and social engagement. On...
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Geographic datasets such as international telecommunications traffic, financial flows, trading patterns, and national migration patterns describe the movement of entities between geographical locations. In spatial relations analyses the exact route of the connections is not important. Hence, one of the most preferred methods for its depiction is a...
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A worldwide movement in advanced manufacturing countries is seeking to reinvigorate (and revolutionize) the industrial and manufacturing core competencies with the use of the latest advances in information and communications technology. Visual computing plays an important role as the "glue factor" in complete solutions. This article positions visua...
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Three-dimensional data acquisition systems are becoming progressively more affordable, especially those that rely on photographic cameras and motion sensing input devices such as the Microsoft Kinect and PlayStation Eye. At the same time, mobile devices capable of rendering complex 3D graphics and with always-on broadband connectivity are becoming...
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Reconsidering the planning practice and exploring new opportunities for making it attuned to the ever changing urban reality is increasingly becoming one of the key issues in many South-East European countries. In some, it is the social and economic reality that is restructuring the framework for planning activities, in others a call for its recons...
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STATUS is tackling the problem of incoherent urban and regional development in South Eastern European countries by jointly developing an approach which can help SMSCs (Small and Medium Sized Cities) in designing integrated and sustainable urban agendas: place-based strategies by practice of participatory planning tools.
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One of the main topics of cities is mobility. Nowadays, Mobile phones can provide navigation instructions in real-time, accessing wireless the Internet so routing and navigation applications on the Internet, in cars or on per-sonal smartphones are everyday tools for many people. The purpose of i-SCOPE project was to deploy, based on new generation...
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Figure 1: Migratory flows from Colorado, by age groups: people younger than 30 (red), between 30 and 54 (yellow), and over 54 (blue). ABSTRACT Quantitative flow maps in cartography are graphical representations that depict the movement of a phenomenon from one location to another. These thematic maps were originally created to depict univariate ori...
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Many geographical datasets can be depicted as a graph layered over a map for motion and spatial relations analyses. In this work we present a novel and real-time exploration system that interactively distorts 3D graph layouts without information loss. The 3D visu-alisation technique is camera dependent. Therefore, it is affected by all three naviga...
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This paper illustrates the preliminary results of a research project focused on the development of a Web 2.0 system designed to compute and visualize large-scale building energy performance maps, so called "ecomaps", using: emerging platform-independent technologies such as WebGL for data presentation, an extended version of the EU-Founded project...
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This paper illustrates the preliminary results of a research project focused on the development of a Web 2.0 system designed to compute and visualize large-scale building energy performance maps, using: emerging platform-independent technologies such as WebGL for data presentation, an extended version of the EU-Founded project TABULA/EPISCOPE for a...
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At the present, we are in the midst of another major societal shift that is leading to a hyper-connected society. In this hyper-connected society, the convergence of mobile technology, online access and global media is connecting masses of people without precedents, with resulting impacts on communication, content creation and social engagement. In...
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In this paper we describe the potential for using the Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), and large crowd-sourced survey, in disable people mobility computing applications The challenge is to make these two concepts talking together exploiting the technologies in order to increase the public participation, and to move towards sustainable deve...
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Cartographic flow maps are graphical representations for portraying the movement of objects, such as people, goods or traffic network, from one location to another. On the one hand, flow maps can reduce visual clutter by merging single representations of movement. On the other hand, flow maps are also fast to produce and simple to understand. In th...
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In recent years, several mobile devices with excellent performances have become accessible to people at affordable prices. The availability of this type of equipment, especially in the mobile sector, has encouraged research and development of increasingly complex applications ("Apps") that require visualization of large-scale scene. However, large-...