UVR Lab. was formed in Feb. 2001 at GIST to study and develop “Virtual Reality in Smart computing environments” that process multimodal input, perceive user’s intention and emotion, and respond to user’s request through Augmented Reality. Since 2012, UVR Lab moved to KAIST GSCT and restarted with a theme of “FUN in Ubiquitous VR.”


Yun Suen Pai, Marsel L. Bait, Juyoung Lee, Jingjing Xu, Roshan L Peiris, Woontack Woo, Mark Billinghurst, Kai Kunze . “NapWell: An EOG-based Sleep Assistant Exploring the Effects of Virtual Reality on Sleep Onset.”, Virtual Reality (2021), DOI:10.1007/s10055-021-00571-w

Jinwoo Park, Ik-Beom Jeon, Sung-Eui Yoon, Woontack Woo. “Instant Panoramic Texture Mapping with Semantic Object Matching for Large-Scale Urban Scene Reproduction.”, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, DOI:10.1109/tvcg.2021.3067768

Seungyoub Ssin, Minjeong Suh, Jongwook Lee, Timothy Jung, Woontack Woo. “Science Tour and Business Model Using Digital Twin-Based Augmented Reality.”, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-68086-2_20

Seungyoub Ssin, Hochul Cho, and Woontack Woo. “GeoACT: Augmented Control Tower using Virtual and Real Geo-spacial Data.”, IxD&A, 2021, [Link]

Seungyoub Ssin, Hochul Cho, Woontack Woo. “A-UDT: Augmented Urban Digital Twin for Visualization of Virtual and Real IoT Data.”, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-68086-2_17


Gabyong Park, Antonis Argyros, Juyoung Lee, Woontack Woo. “3D Hand Tracking in the Presence of Excessive Motion Blur.”, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, DOI:10.1109/tvcg.2020.2973057

Jinwoo Park, Hunmin Park, Sung-Eui Yoon, Woontack Woo. “Physically-inspired Deep Light Estimation from a Homogeneous-Material Object for Mixed Reality Lighting.”, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, DOI:10.1109/tvcg.2020.2973050


Jongwook Lee, Junki Kim, Jaehong Ahn, Woontack Woo. “Context-aware risk management for architectural heritage using historic building information modeling and virtual reality.”, Journal of Cultural Heritage, DOI:10.1016/j.culher.2018.12.010


Hayun Kim, Tamás Matuszka, Jea-In Kim, Jungwha Kim, Woontack Woo. “Ontology-based mobile augmented reality in cultural heritage sites: information modeling and user study.”, Multimedia Tools and Applications, DOI:10.1007/s11042-017-4868-6

Jeongmin Yu, Woontack Woo. “Divide-conquer method for improving possibilistic c-means.”, IET Electronics Letters, Vol.53, no.3, pp.200-207, Feb, 2017, DOI:10.1049/el.2016.2951

Hyeongmook Lee, Seung-Tak Noh, Woontack Woo. “TunnelSlice: Freehand Subspace Acquisition Using an Egocentric Tunnel for Wearable Augmented Reality.”, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, DOI:10.1109/thms.2016.2611821

Youngkyoon Jang, Ikbeom Jeon, Tae-Kyun Kim, Woontack Woo. “Metaphoric Hand Gestures for Orientation-Aware VR Object Manipulation With an Egocentric Viewpoint.”, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, DOI:10.1109/thms.2016.2611824


Jeongmin Yu, Woontack Woo. “Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Augmented Human.”, Journal of Virtual Reality Society of Japan, Vol.21, no.2, pp.126-130, Jun, 2016, [Link]


Daniel Saakes, Hui-Shyong Yeo, Seung-Tak Noh, Gyeol Han, Woontack Woo. “Mirror mirror: an on-body clothing design system.”, Scientometrics, Vol.104, No.1, pp.24-359, Jul, 2015, DOI:10.1007/s11192-015-1594-6

Youngkyoon Jang, Seung-Tak Noh, Hyung Jin Chang, Tae-Kyun Kim, Woontack Woo. “3D Finger CAPE: Clicking Action and Position Estimation under Self-Occlusions in Egocentric Viewpoint.”, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, DOI:10.1109/tvcg.2015.2391860

Ahyoung Choi, Celso M. de Melo, Peter Khooshabeh, Woontack Woo, Jonathan Gratch. “Physiological evidence for a dual process model of the social effects of emotion in computers.”, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, DOI:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2014.10.006


Kiyoung Kim, Noh-young Park, Woontack Woo. “Vision-based all-in-one solution for augmented reality and its storytelling applications.”, The Visual Computer, DOI:10.1007/s00371-013-0865-6

Jonghyun Han, Hedda R. Schmidtke, Xing Xie, Woontack Woo. “Adaptive content recommendation for mobile users: Ordering recommendations using a hierarchical context model with granularity.”, Pervasive and Mobile Computing, DOI:10.1016/j.pmcj.2013.11.002


Minkyung Lee, Mark Billinghurst, Woonhyuk Baek, Richard Green, Woontack Woo. “A usability study of multimodal input in an augmented reality environment.”, Virtual Reality, DOI:10.1007/s10055-013-0230-0

Hyejin Kim, Gerhard Reitmayr, Woontack Woo. “IMAF: in situ indoor modeling and annotation framework on mobile phones.”, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, DOI:10.1007/s00779-012-0516-3

Jonghyun Han, Xing Xie, Woontack Woo. “Context-based microblog browsing for mobile users.”, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, DOI:10.3233/ais-120191


Kiyoung Kim, Vincent Lepetit, Woontack Woo. “Real-time interactive modeling and scalable multiple object tracking for AR.”, Computers & Graphics, DOI:10.1016/j.cag.2012.07.003

Youngmin Park, V. Lepetit, Woontack Woo. “Handling Motion-Blur in 3D Tracking and Rendering for Augmented Reality.”, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, DOI:10.1109/tvcg.2011.158

Ahyoung Choi, Celso De Melo, Woontack Woo, Jonathan Gratch. “Affective engagement to emotional facial expressions of embodied social agents in a decision-making game.”, Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, DOI:10.1002/cav.1458

Hyoseok Yoon, Yu Zheng, Xing Xie, Woontack Woo. “Social itinerary recommendation from user-generated digital trails.”, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, DOI:10.1007/s00779-011-0419-8

Taejin Ha, Mark Billinghurst, Woontack Woo. “An interactive 3D movement path manipulation method in an augmented reality environment.”, Interacting with Computers, DOI:10.1016/j.intcom.2011.06.006

Jonghee Park, Woontack Woo. “Hybrid Document Matching Method for Page Identification of Digilog Books.”, Edutainment Technologies. Educational Games and Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Applications, DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-23456-9_1


Youngmin Park, V. Lepetit, Woontack Woo. “Extended Keyframe Detection with Stable Tracking for Multiple 3D Object Tracking.”, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, DOI:10.1109/tvcg.2010.262

Taejin Ha, Youngho Lee, Woontack Woo. “Digilog book for temple bell tolling experience based on interactive augmented reality.”, Virtual Reality, DOI:10.1007/s10055-010-0164-8

Wonwoo Lee, Youngmin Park, Vincent Lepetit, Woontack Woo. “Video-Based In Situ Tagging on Mobile Phones.”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, DOI:10.1109/tcsvt.2011.2162767

Wonwoo Lee, Woontack Woo, E Boyer. “Silhouette Segmentation in Multiple Views.”, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, DOI:10.1109/tpami.2010.196

Youngjung Suh, Choonsung Shin, Woontack Woo, Steven Dow, Blair MacIntyre. “Enhancing and evaluating users’ social experience with a mobile phone guide applied to cultural heritage.”, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, DOI:10.1007/s00779-010-0344-2

Hyeongmook Lee, Mark Billinghurst, Woontack Woo. “Two-handed tangible interaction techniques for composing augmented blocks.”, Virtual Reality, DOI:10.1007/s10055-010-0163-9

Hyoseok Yoon, Anton van den Hengel, Gerhard Reitmayr, Joshua Lifton, Sung-Hee Lee, Woontack Woo. “Toward a Digital Ecosystem: International Symposium on Ubiquitous Virtual Reality 2010.”, IEEE Pervasive Computing, DOI:10.1109/mprv.2011.35

Ahyoung Choi, Woontack Woo. “Multiple-criteria decision-making based on probabilistic estimation with contextual information for physiological signal monitoring.”, International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, Vol.10, No.1, pp.109-120, Jan. 2011, [Link]


Yoosoo Oh, Ahyoung Choi, Woontack Woo. “u-BabSang: a context-aware food recommendation system.”, The Journal of Supercomputing, DOI:10.1007/s11227-009-0314-5

Kiyoung Kim, Vincent Lepetit, Woontack Woo. “Scalable real-time planar targets tracking for digilog books.”, The Visual Computer, DOI:10.1007/s00371-010-0490-6

Sejin Oh, Woonhyuk Baek, Woontack Woo. “Synthetic vision-based perceptual attention for augmented reality agents.”, Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, DOI:10.1002/cav.368

Ahyoung Choi, Woontack Woo. “Daily Physiological Signal Monitoring System for Fostering Social Well-being in Smart Spaces.”, Cybernetics and Systems, Vol. 41, No.3, pp.262–279, May 2010, [Link]

Yong-Gu Lee, Hyungjun Park, Woontaek Woo, Jeha Ryu, Hong Kook Kim, Sung Wook Baik, Kwang Hee Ko, Han Kyun Choi, Sun-Uk Hwang, Duck Bong Kim, Hyun Soo Kim and Kwan H. Lee. “Immersive Modeling system (IMMS) for personal electronic products using a multi-modal interface.”, Elsevier Computer Aided Design (CAD), Vo.42, No.5, pp.387-401, May 2010, [Link]

Wonwoo Lee, Antonio Krüger, Bruce H. Thomas, Daniel Wagner, Kari Pulli, Woontack Woo. “International Symposium on Ubiquitous Virtual Reality 2009.”, IEEE Pervasive Computing, DOI:10.1109/mprv.2010.35

Choonsung Shin, Anind K. Dey, Woontack Woo. “Toward Combining Automatic Resolution with Social Mediation for Resolving Multiuser Conflicts.”, Cybernetics and system, Vol.41, No.2, pp.146-166, Apr. 2010, [Link]

Yoosoo Oh, Jonghyun Han, Woontack Woo. “A context management architecture for large-scale smart environments.”, IEEE Communications Magazine, DOI:10.1109/mcom.2010.5434383


J. Leitner, M. Haller, K. Yun, W. Woo, M. Sugimoto, M. Inami, A. D. Cheok, H. D. Been-Lirn. “Physical Interfaces for Tabletop Games.”, Computers in Entertainment (CIE) , Vol.7, Issue 4, pp.1-21, Dec. 2009, [Link]

Chinta Rambabu, Kiyoung Kim, Woontack Woo. “Fast and accurate extraction of moving object silhouette for personalized Virtual Reality Studio @ Home.”, Journal of Real-Time Image Processing, DOI:10.1007/s11554-009-0122-4

Youngjung Suh, Choonsung Shin, Woontack Woo. “A mobile phone guide: spatial, personal, and social experience for cultural heritage.”, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, DOI:10.1109/tce.2009.5373810

Choonsung Shin, Woontack Woo. “Service Conflict Management Framework for Multi-user Inhabited Smart Home.”, Journal of Universal Computer Science, Vol.15, No.12, pp.2330-2352, Jun. 2009, [Link]

Choonsung Shin, Woontack Woo. “Socially aware tv program recommender for multiple viewers.”, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, DOI:10.1109/tce.2009.5174476

Changgu Kang, Yoosoo Oh, Woontack Woo. “Widget-Based Simulator for Testing Smart Space.”, Transactions on Edutainment III, DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-11245-4_6


Hyoseok Yoon, Woontack Woo. “Design and implementation of a universal appliance controller based on selective interaction modes.”, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, DOI:10.1109/tce.2008.4711226

Hedda R Schmidtke, Dongpyo Hong, Woontack Woo. “Reasoning about Models of Context. A Context-Oriented Logical Language for Knowledge-Based Context-Aware Applications.”, Revue d'intelligence artificielle, DOI:10.3166/ria.22.589-608

Dongpyo Hong, Tobias H, Michael Haller, Haruo Takemura, Adrian David Cheok, Gerard Jounghyun Kim, Mark Billinghurst, Woontack Woo, Eva Hornecker, Robert J.K. Jacob, Caroline Hummels, Brygg Ullmer, Albrecht Schmidt, Elise van den Hoven, Ali Mazalek. “Advances in Tangible Interaction and Ubiquitous Virtual Reality.”, IEEE Pervasive Computing, DOI:10.1109/mprv.2008.27

Sejin Oh, Woontack Woo. “ARGarden: Augmented Edutainment System with a Learning Companion.”, Transactions on Edutainment I, DOI:10.1007/978-3-540-69744-2_4

Sewon Na, Mark Billinghurst, Woontack Woo. “TMAR: Extension of a Tabletop Interface Using Mobile Augmented Reality.”, Transactions on Edutainment I, DOI:10.1007/978-3-540-69744-2_9

Jaeseok Yun, Gregory D. Abowd, Jeha Ryu, Woontack Woo. “User Identification With User's Stepping Pattern Over the UbiFLOORII.”, International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, Vol.22, No.3, pp.497-514, May 2008, DOI:10.1142/S0218001408006338


Youngho Lee, Sejin Oh, Youngjung Suh, Seiie Jang, Woontack Woo. “Enhanced Framework for a Personalized User Interface based on a Unified Context-aware Application Model for Virtual Environments.”, IEICE transactions on information and systems, Vol.E90-D, No.6, pp.994-997, Jun. 2007, DOI:10.1093/ietisy/e90-d.6.994

Choonsung Shin, Hyoseok Yoon, Woontack Woo. “User-Centric Conflict Management for Media Services Using Personal Companions.”, ETRI Journal, DOI:10.4218/etrij.07.0506.0023

Y. Youngho Lee, W. Woontack Woo. “Interactive edutainment system with enhanced personalized user interface framework.”, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, DOI:10.1109/tce.2007.381711


Taejin Ha, Woontack Woo. “Garden Alive: an Emotionally Intelligent Interactive Garden.”, International Journal of Virtual Reality, DOI:10.20870/ijvr.2006.5.4.2702

Namgyu Kim, Woontack Woo, Gerard J. Kim, Chan-Mo Park. “3D Virtual Studio for Natural Inter-"Acting".”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part A: Systems and Humans, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 758-773, July 2006, DOI:10.1109/TSMCA.2005.855752

Seiie Jang, Woontack Woo. “Framework for Personalized User Interface by Sharing User-Centric Context between Real and Virtual Environments.”, IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol.E89-D, No.5, pp. 1694-1701, May 2006, DOI:10.1093/ietisy/e89-d.5.1694

Dongpyo Hong, Woontack Woo. “A 3D Vision-Based Ambient User Interface.”, International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, DOI:10.1207/s15327590ijhc2003_6

Donpyo Hong, Woontack Woo. “A Framework for Virtual Reality with Tangible Augmented Reality-based User Interface.”, IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol.E89-D, No.1, pp.45-52, Jan. 2006, DOI:10.1093/ietisy/e89-d.1.45

Sehwan Kim, Woontack Woo. “Registration of partial 3D point clouds acquired from a multi-view camera for indoor scene reconstruction.”, IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol.E89-D, No.1, pp.62-72, Jan. 2006, DOI:10.1093/ietisy/e89-d.1.62

Sejin Oh, Woontack Woo. “Tangible media control system for intuitive interactions with multimedia contents.”, IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol.E89-D, No.1, pp.53-61, Jan. 2006, DOI:10.1093/ietisy/e89-d.1.53


Youngho Lee, Sejin Oh, Woontack Woo. “A Context-Based Storytelling with a Responsive Multimedia System (RMS).”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, DOI:10.1007/11590361_2

Youngho Lee, Dahee Kim, Youngil Lim, Kyuhyung Kim, Haesun Kim, Woontack Woo. “Dream of Mee-Luck: Aspiration for a New Dawn.”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, DOI:10.1007/11590361_32

Youngho Lee, Sejin Oh, Youngmin Park, Beom-Chan Lee, Jeung-Chul Park, Yoo Rhee Oh, Seokhee Lee, Han Oh, Jeha Ryu, Kwan H. Lee, Hong Kook Kim, Yong-Gu Lee, JongWon Kim, Yo-Sung Ho, Woontack Woo. “Responsive Multimedia System for Virtual Storytelling.”, Advances in Multimedia Information Processing - PCM 2005, DOI:10.1007/11581772_32

Yoosoo Oh, Woontack Woo. “A Unified Application Service Model for ubiHome by Exploiting Intelligent Context-Awareness.”, Ubiquitous Computing Systems, DOI:10.1007/11526858_15

Ahyoung Choi, Woontack Woo. “Physiological Sensing and Feature Extraction for Emotion Recognition by Exploiting Acupuncture Spots.”, Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, DOI:10.1007/11573548_76

Usman Sargaana, Hossein S. Farahani, Jong Weon Lee, Jeha Ryu, Woontack Woo. “Collaborative billiARds: Towards the Ultimate Gaming Experience.”, Entertainment Computing - ICEC 2005, DOI:10.1007/11558651_35

Kiyoung Kim, Woontack Woo. “A Multi-view Camera Tracking for Modeling of Indoor Environment.”, Advances in Multimedia Information Processing - PCM 2004, DOI:10.1007/978-3-540-30541-5_36


Sehwan Kim, Kiyoung Kim, Woontack Woo. “Projection-Based Registration Using Color and Texture Information for Virtual Environment Generation.”, Advances in Multimedia Information Processing - PCM 2004, DOI:10.1007/978-3-540-30541-5_54

Sehchan Oh, Youngho Lee, Woontack Woo. “Scalable Stereo Video Coding for Heterogeneous Environments.”, Interactive Multimedia and Next Generation Networks, DOI:10.1007/978-3-540-30493-7_7

Sejin Oh, Woontack Woo. “Manipulating Multimedia Contents with Tangible Media Control System.”, Entertainment Computing – ICEC 2004, DOI:10.1007/978-3-540-28643-1_9

Hanhoon Park, Jong-Il Park, Un-Mi Kim, Woontack Woo. “Emotion Recognition from Dance Image Sequences Using Contour Approximation.”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, DOI:10.1007/978-3-540-27868-9_59


Minkyung Lee, Woontack Woo. “CESUE: A Cooking Education System in ubiHome Environment.”, Web and Communication Technologies and Internet-Related Social Issues — HSI 2003, DOI:10.1007/3-540-45036-x_43

Hyeyoung Chang, Sehchan Oh, JongWon Kim, Woontak Woo, Jaesung Kwak. “Reliable Real-Time Transport of Stereo Video for Immersive Media Communication.”, Springer - Web and Communication Technologies and Internet-Related Social Issues (HSI 2003), LNCS, Vol.2713, pp.362-371, Jun. 2003, [Link]

Seiie Jang, Woontack Woo. “Ubi-UCAM: A Unified Context-Aware Application Model.”, Modeling and Using Context, DOI:10.1007/3-540-44958-2_15


Jungwon Yoon, Sehwan Kim, Jeha Ryu, Woontack Woo. “Multimodal Gumdo Game: The Whole Body Interaction with an Intelligent Cyber Fencer.”, Advances in Multimedia Information Processing — PCM 2002, DOI:10.1007/3-540-36228-2_135


Woontack Woo, A. Ortega. “Overlapped block disparity compensation with adaptive windows for stereo image coding.”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, DOI:10.1109/76.825718


Woontack Woo, A. Ortega. “Optimal blockwise dependent quantization for stereo image coding.”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, DOI:10.1109/76.785724