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Centrale Nantes at Nantes Digital Week 2022

The 9th edition of Nantes Digital Week, a digital festival open to all, will take place from 14 to 25 September. Several faculty members from Centrale Nantes will be present.

On September 15, 2022 from 09:30 To 17:00

On September 21, 2022 from 09:00 To 20:00

First held in 2014, Nantes Digital Week is a festival focusing on digital culture, that brings together all the regional players. Conferences, exhibitions, visits, round tables... held over the course of 10 days, with more than 100 events organised for general public and those in the industry.

Five Centrale Nantes researchers will present their work during the festival.

Thursday 15 September: Future learning with immersive technologies

9.30 am to 5.00 pm | Halle 6 Ouest, 42 rue de la Tour d'Auvergne, Nantes

With more and more talk of the Metaverse, what can this virtual environment bring to the world of education, training, and beyond, to the professional sphere and culture? To respond to these issues, Nantes University is organising the first edition of the national meeting "Future learning with immersive technologies". The focus of the whole day will be on the diversity of immersive technologies (virtual reality, augmented reality), in vocational training, higher education and the professional sphere, through conferences, round tables, showrooms and demonstrations.

11.50 - 12.30 pm: Feedback from experiments in education and training. Applications in the health sector

Jean-Yves Hascoët (Centrale Nantes/GeM), Luciano Vidal (Centrale Nantes/GeM) and Jean-Marie Normand (Centrale Nantes/AAU) will present: "Digital chain for the manufacturing and visualization of surgical cutting guides: imaging, reconstruction, additive manufacturing and augmented reality".

2.00 - 5.00 pm: Demos in Halle 6

  • Augmented Reality for surgical assistance, Jean-Yves Hascoët (Centrale Nantes/GeM), Luciano Vidal (Centrale Nantes/GeM)
  • Virtual reality for the control of additive manufacturing machines, Jean-Yves Hascoët (Centrale Nantes/GeM), Tugdual Le Neel (Centrale Nantes/GeM)
  • Presentation of research work on the conservation/enhancement of digital heritage by Florent Laroche, (Centrale Nantes/LS2N and vice-president of Continuing Education at Nantes University.)

Wednesday 21 September: Culture and Digital Heritage in Nantes #4

9.30 am to 5.00 pm | Halle 6 Ouest, 42 rue de la Tour d'Auvergne, Nantes

As a result of more than 15 years of collaboration between two Nantes-based laboratories (the LS2N and the François Viète Centre), which demonstrated that interdisciplinarity is possible, there are now many initiatives to use and problematise digital technology to conserve, model and enhance heritage. In Nantes, researchers, institutions and schools are joining forces to carry out innovative projects.

Building on the European Heritage Days of 17 and 18 September, "Culture and Digital Heritage in Nantes #4" will take a step back from practices in order to identify future prospects while taking into account the needs of society in terms of the thirst for knowledge about our past, thus bringing Science and Society together.

The day's programme will include 18 speakers, 3 round tables and 1 demo-tour around 4 main themes:
  • 9.30 - 10.45 am "From heritage conservation to digital enhancement"
  • 11.00 - 12.00 pm "Multi-field discussions on the CAP44 project: between heritage and re-use" with Florent Laroche, (Centrale Nantes/LS2N and vice-president of Continuing Education at Nantes University.)
  • 2.00 - 4.30 pm "Focus sur les anciens chantiers navals sur l’ile de Nantes par le virtuel"
  • 4.30 - 5.30 pm "Guided tour of 'A L'Ecoute des chantiers' "

Thursday 22 September: Métavers, l’attraction du virtuel

8.00 - 9.00pm | Hôtel de Ville, Saint-Herblain

Still in its infancy, the Metaverse is raising plenty of questions. Why do we feel the need to disconnect to evolve in a world that mimics "real life"? What are the consequences for social interaction and on our daily lives?

With Jean-Marie Normand, Associate Professor at Centrale Nantes, expert in virtual reality (AAU Laboratory).

Full programme for Nantes Digital Week
Published on September 12, 2022 Updated on September 21, 2022