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Current Positions

Past Positions

Education

  • Doctorate in Audio-visual Communication specialising in Virtual Reality Department of Audio-visual Communication, New Technologies Area. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2001.
  • Master in Computer Graphics, Image Processing & Artificial Intelligence Unitat de Processament d’Imatge i Intel·ligència Artificial Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 1993.
  • Computer Science Engineer Facultat d’Informàtica Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 1991.

Invited Talks

  • "The Experience of Full-body Interaction" within "II Workshop on Cultural Dissemination & the World Wide Web: Usability & User Experience", organized by Dep. of Communication, UPF & Contemporary CUlture Centre of Barcelona, 16 October, 2009.
  • "Interactive entertainment, virtual reality and augmented reality", chair of the panel within "iEnter: Workshop on interactive entertainment", CaixaFòrum, February 28-29, 2008.
  • "Interaction-driven design: for playful creative experiences and robotics" within "Robots at Play 2007 – Denmark’s second international robot festival", RoboCluster & University of Southern Denmark, Denmark, 23-25 August, 2007.
  • "Interaction-driven design: start from user's behaviour" within the special session on "Research Philosophies in Children's Technology Design" at IDC2007 (Interaction Design and Children), Aalborg, Denmark, June 6, 2007.
  • "Interactive Leisure: Challenges & Experiences" invited to "Robots at Play, Robotfestival" by RoboCluster & University of Southern Denmark, Denmark, September, 2006.
  • "Designing interaction with visual stimuli for low functioning children with autism: criteria & strategies to engage them." within the symposium "Virtual Reality, Associated Technologies and Rehabilitation", University of Haifa, Israel. June, 2006.
  • “Interactive Leisure Experiences” invited to "Development of attractions on a digital platform" by Odense Technical College, Denmark, December, 2005.
  • "Interaction design to provide a sense of agency in low functioning PAS children through an expressive multimodal experience." within the conference "Virtual Reality, Associated Technologies and Rehabilitation", University of Haifa, Israel. March, 2005.
  • “Interaction-driven design. Dealing with socialization, dialogue and meaning through three projects: Lightpools, MEDIATE & Water Games” invited by the Vision Imaging and Virtual Environments group, University College London, November, 2004.
  • "Virtual Reality after Simulation. Life after death?" at the meeting "Cognitive Issues of CHIPS Design" of the "CHIPS: Creative Imagination and Social Use" IST Thematic Network, UPF, October 2002, Barcelona.
  • "An Interaction-driven Strategy for Virtual Reality Applications" at "CAiiA-STAR Symposium. Extreme Parameters: new dimensions of interactivity", UOC & CAiiA-STAR, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, July, 2001, Barcelona.
  • "An Interaction-driven Strategy for Virtual Reality Applications" at the "VR World Congress", sponsored by Electronic Publishing of the IST, EC, UPF, June 2001, Barcelona.
  • "Aproximació informàtica a les propietats específiques de la Realitat Virtual, com a mitjà audiovisual digital interactiu generat a temps real, a través del projecte interdisciplinari GALERIA VIRTUAL", Computer Vision Center (CVC), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, May 2001.
  • "Galeria Virtual" within "Vision, perception & virtual culture", Fine Arts Faculty, Universitat Politècnica de València, February 2001, València.
  • "Galeria Virtual" within "Technology & Imagination", Universidad de Murcia, July 2000, Cieza.
  • "Use & Abuse of New Technologies", Visions de Futur’99, Science Museum of the Fundació "la Caixa", April 1999, Barcelona (with J. Wagensberg, C. Gianetti, R. Parés).
  • VR Experts Meeting of the European Commission DGXIII/E-4, Luxemburg, February 4, 1999.
  • "Topophonia: Terrestrial Music" at Ontario Art Gallery, invited by the McLuhan Program, University of Toronto (Canada), 1994.

Organized Activities

  • The 9th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children 2010, organizer at UPF, 9-11 June 2010.
  • Congreso Interacción'09 AIPO, part of organizing commitee in UPF, 8-10 September 2009.
  • Special Interest Group (SIG) on "Child Computer Interaction" at CHI2008, ACM SIGCHI, Florence, April 10, 2008.
  • Doctoral Consortium at IDC2007 (Interaction Design and Children), Aalborg, Denmark, June 6, 2007.
  • Session chair on "Tangible Interaction" at IDC2007 (Interaction Design and Children), Aalborg, Denmark, June 6, 2007.
  • Special Interest Group (SIG) on "Designing Interactive Environments for Outdoors Gaming and Play" at CHI2006, ACM SIGCHI, April 25, 2006.

Conference Committees

  • The 9th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children 2010, Barcelona, 2010.
  • CHI'10, ACM SIGCHI, Computer Human Interaction, Atlanta, 2010.
  • Interaction Design and Children 2009 -Associate Papers Chair- ACM SIGCHI, Politecnico di Milano, Como, Italy, June 2009.
  • Fun and Games 2008, Eindhoven University of Technology, October 2008.
  • 3rd International Conference on Digital Interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts (DIMEA 2008), ACM, Athens, Greece, 10-12 September 2008.
  • iEnter: Jornades sobre entreteniment interactiu, UAB (CaixaForum), February 2008.
  • CHI'07, ACM SIGCHI, Computer Human Interaction, 2007.
  • TANGIBLE AND EMBEDDED INTERACTION 2007, Louisiana State University, February 2007.
  • medi@terra 06, "gaming realities", Fournos Centre for the Digital Culture with the support of the Greek Ministry of Culture, October, 2006.
  • Member of the jury of the "Robots at Play Prize" of the "Robotfestival". RoboCluster & University of Southern Denmark, Denmark, September, 2006.
  • ACE 2006, ACM SIGCHI, Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, 2006-06-14.
  • Virtual Storytelling | 05: International Conference on Virtual Storytelling 2005, French Association of Computer Graphics, 2005-11-30.
  • ACE 2005, ACM SIGCHI, Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, 2005-06-14.
  • IEEE VR2005, IEEE, Virtual Reality, 2005-03-12.
  • CHI'04, ACM SIGCHI, Computer Human Interaction, 2004-04-24.
  • CEIG'2004, Capítulo Español de Eurographics, Congreso Español de Informática Gráfica, 2004-06-08.
  • CEIG'2003, Capítulo Español de Eurographics, Congreso Español de Informática Gráfica, 2003-07-02.

Patents

  • Inventors: Dr. Narcís Parés
    Title: Interactive device n the shape of an inflatable slide with applications to leisure and children special needs.
    Solicitude Num.: P200703317
    Country: Espanya
    Priority date: 10-12-2007
    Institution: Universitat Pompeu Fabra
    Exploting companies: Tecnodimensión S.L.
  • Inventors: Dr. Narcís Parés
    Title: Natural and non-invasive interface device for interaction with a computer system and operating method
    Solicitude Num.: P200301070
    Country: Espanya
    Priority date: 09/10/2003
    Patent Num.: 2228251 B1
    Concession date: 24/01/2006
    Institution: Universitat Pompeu Fabra
    Exploting companies: COM-VIS S.L
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Awards & Grants

  • Award of the Consell Social of UPF 2009 to Knowledge Transfer in Communication & Information Technologies, September 29, 2009 (6000€).
  • "Biodex Best Paper Award" to the paper: PARÉS, N., CARRERAS, A., DURANY, J., FERRER, J., FREIXA, P., GOMEZ, D., KRUGLANSKI, O., PARÉS, R., RIBAS, J.I., SOLER, M., SANJURJO, A. "MEDIATE: An interactive multisensory environment for children with severe autism and no verbal communication." Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Virtual Rehabilitation (IWVR'04). EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2004.
  • Best paper of the year award by the journal Kidney International for the paper: Moreso, F. ; Serón, D.; Vitrià, J.; Grinyó, J.M.; Colomé-Serra, F.M.; Parés, N.; Serra, J. "Quantification of interstitial chronic renal damage by means of texture analysis." International Society of Nephrology. (ed.). Kidney InternationalVol 46. Pàg. 1721-1727, 1994.
  • Beques a la Jove Creativitat, KRTU'94 (Young Creativity Grant), Departament of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Autonomous Government) (6000€).
  • Beques a la Jove Creativitat, KRTU'93 (Young Creativity Grant), Departament of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Autonomous Government) (6000€).

Dissemination Activities

  • La Fira de les Il·lusions del Cervell (The Brain Illusions Fair), 8 May 2009, at Antiga Fàbrica Fabra i Coats, Barcelona, organised by CRG, FCRI, ICUB, EventLab, presenting "Sistema Integrat d’Interacció de cos sencer generada en temps real i MusicoTeràpia per a persones amb discapacitats com l’Autisme".
  • EscoLab, 21 March 2007, 25 April 2007, 12 March 2008, 9 April 2008, 4 March 2009, 1 April 2009, at Departament de Tecnologies de la Informació i la COmunicació, UPF, organised by Ajuntament de Barcelona, present several demos of research projects.
  • "Workshop around Virtual Reality" within the Year of Computation 07/08, 12 March 2008, at UAB, organised by UAB.
  • Euroscience Open Forum 2008, 18-22 July 2008, at Fira de Barcelona, organised by European Commission & FCRI, presenting "Interactive Slide".
  • Researcher's Night (La Nit de la Recerca) 2007, 28 September, at PRBB, organised by European Commission, AGAUR, FCRI, PRBB-UPF, presenting "Interactive Slide".
  • La Fira de les Il·lusions del Cervell (The Brain Illusions Fair), 28 October 2007, at Razzmatazz, Barcelona, organised by CRG, MICYT, presenting "MEDIATE: A Multisensory Environment Design for an Interface between Autistic and Typical Expressiveness amb discapacitats com l’Autisme".
  • Exhibition "Apropa't a la Ciència de la recerca a la innovació" (Approaching Science, from Research to Innovation), October 2006 - August 2007, at Palau Robert, Barcelona, organised by Generalitat de Catalunya, presenting "La realitat virtual i l'autisme".

Other

  • Eurographics member #3201, 1993.
  • AIPO member #37, 1999.
  • ACM & SIGCHI member #4934764.
   

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