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.”


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, 2019, 2019.


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, pp.1-29, 09 Jun. 2017

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

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 (2017), Vol.47, Issue.1, pp.128-139, Feb. 2017

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 (2017), Vol.47, Issue.1, pp.113-127, Feb. 2017


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.


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.

[Project page] 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 (TVCG), vol.21, no.4, April 2015 (also presented in IEEE VR 2015 as a long paper).

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, Vol.74, pp.41–53, Jan. 2015


Kiyoung Kim, Noh-young Park, Woontack Woo, “Vision-based all-in-one solution for augmented reality and its storytelling applications,” Springer - The Visual Computer, Vol.30, No.4, pp.417-429, Apr. 2014

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, Vol.13, pp.85-98, Aug. 2014


Minkyung Lee, Mark Billinghurst, Woonhyuk Baek, Richard Green, Woontack Woo, “A usability study of multimodal input in an augmented reality environment,” Springer - Virtual Reality, Vol.17, No.4, pp.293-305, Nov. 2013

Hyejin Kim, Gerhard Reitmayr, Woontack Woo,“IMAF: in situ indoor modeling and annotation framework on mobile phones,” Springer - Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Vol.17, No.3, pp.571-582, Mar. 2013

Jonghyun Han, Xing Xie, Woontack Woo,“Context-based microblog browsing for mobile users,” Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, Vol.5, No.1, pp.945-954, Jan. 2013


Kiyoung Kim, Vincent Lepetit, Woontack Woo, “Real-time interactive modeling and scalable multiple object tracking for AR,” Computers & Graphics, Vol.36, No.8, pp.945-954, Dec. 2012

Youngmin Park, Vincent Lepetit, Woontack Woo, “Handling Motion-Blur in 3D Tracking and Rendering for Augmented Reality,” IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), Vol.18, No.9, pp.1449-1459, Sep. 2012

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, Vol.23, No.3-4, pp.331-342, May-Aug. 2012

Hyoseok Yoon, Yu Zheng, Xing Xie, Woontack Woo, “Social itinerary recommendation from user-generated digital trails,” Springer - Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Vol.16, No.5, pp.469-484, Jun. 2012

Taejin Ha, Mark Billinghurst, Woontack Woo, “An interactive 3D movement path manipulation method in an augmented reality environment,” Elsevier Interacting with Computers, Vol.24, No.1, pp.10-24, Jan. 2012

Jonghee Park, Woontack Woo, “Hybrid Document Matching Method for Page Identification of Digilog Books,” Transactions on Edutainment VIII , LNCS, Vol.7220, pp.24-34, 2012


Youngmin Park, Vincent Lepetit, Woontack Woo, “Extended Keyframe Detection with Stable Tracking for Multiple 3D Object Tracking,” IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), Vol.17, No.11, pp.1728-1735, Nov. 2011

Taejin Ha, Youngho Lee, Woontack Woo, “Digilog Book for Temple Bell Tolling Experience based on Interactive Augmented Reality,” Springer - Virtual Reality, Vol.15, No.4, pp. 295-309, Nov. 2011

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 (CSVT), Vol.21, No.10, pp.1487-1496, Oct. 2011

Wonwoo Lee, Woontack Woo, Edmond Boyer, “Silhouette Segmentation in Multiple Views,” IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), Vol.33, No.7, pp.1429-1441, Jul. 2011

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,” Springer - Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Vol.15, No.6, pp.649-665, Aug. 2011

Hyeongmook Lee, Mark Billinghurst, Woontack Woo, “Two-handed tangible interaction techniques for composing augmented blocks,” Springer - Virtual Reality, Vol.15, No.2-3, pp.133-146, Jun. 2011

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, Vol.10, No.2, pp.90-93, Apr. 2011

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


Yoosoo Oh, Ahyoung Choi, Woontack Woo, “u-BabSang: A Context-aware Food Recommendation System,” Journal of Supercomputing, Vol.54, No.1, pp.61-81, Oct. 2010

Kiyoung Kim, Vincent Lepetit, Woontack Woo, “Scalable real-time planar targets tracking for digilog books,” The Visual Computer, Vol.26, No.6-8, pp.1145-1154, Jun. 2010

Sejin Oh, Woonhyuk Baek, Woontack Woo, “Synthetic Vision-based Perceptual Attention for Augmented Reality Agents,” Computer Animation and Virtual World, Vol.21, No.3-4, pp.463-472, May 2010

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

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

Wonwoo Lee, Antonio Kruger, Bruce H. Thomas, Daniel Wagner, Kari Pulli, Woontack Woo, “International Symposium on Ubiquitous Virtual Reality 2009,” IEEE Pervasive Computing, Vol.9, No.2, pp.78-80, Apr. 2010

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

Yoosoo Oh, Jonghyun Han, Woontack Woo, “A Context Management Architecture for Large-scale Smart Environments,” IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol.48, No.3, pp.118~126, Mar. 2010


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

Rambabu Chinta, Kiyoung Kim, Woontack Woo, “Fast and Accurate Extraction of Moving Object Silhouette for Personalized Virtual Reality Studio @ Home,” Journal of Real-Time Image Processing, Vol.4, No.4, pp.317-328, Nov. 2009

Youngjung Suh, Choonsung Shin, Woontack Woo, “A Mobile Phone Guide: Spatial, Personal, and Social Experience for Cultural Heritage,” IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Vol.55, No.4, pp.2356-2364, Nov. 2009

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

Choonsung Shin, Woontack Woo, “Socially Aware TV Program Recommender for Multiple Viewers,” IEEE Transaction on Consumer Electronics, Vol.55, No.2, pp.927-932, May 2009

Changgu Kang, Yoosoo Oh, Woontack Woo, “Widget-Based Simulator for Testing Smart Space,” Springer Transactions on Edutainment III, LNCS, Vol.5940, pp.59-69, Jan. 2009


Hyoseok Yoon, Woontack Woo, “Design and Implementation of a Universal Appliance Controller Based on Selective Interaction Modes,” IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Vol.54, No.4, pp.1722-1729, Nov. 2008

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, Vol.22, No.5, pp.589-608, Oct. 2008

Dongpyo Hong, Tobias Höllerer, 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, Vol.7, No.2, pp.90-96, Apr.-Jun. 2008

Sejin Oh, Woontack Woo, “ARGarden: Augmented Edutainment System with a Learning Companion,” Springer - Transactions on Edutainment, Vol.5080, pp.40-50, Jun. 2008

Sewon Na, Mark Billinghurst, Woontack Woo, “TMAR: Extension of a Tabletop Interface using Mobile Augmented Reality,” Springer - Transactions on Edutainment I, Vol.5080, pp.123-456, Jun. 2008

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


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

Choonsung Shin, Hyoseok Yoon, Woontack Woo, “User-Centric Conflict Management for Media Services Using Personal Companions,” ETRI Journal, Vol.29, No.3, pp.311-321, Jun. 2007

Youngho Lee, Woontack Woo, “Interactive Edutainment System with enhanced Personalized User Interface Framework,” IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Vol.53, No.2, pp.424-432, May 2007


Taejin Ha, Woontack Woo, “Garden Alive: an Emotionally Intelligent Interactive Garden,” International Journal of Virtual Reality, Vol.5, No.4, pp. 21-30, Dec. 2006

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, Vol.36, No.4, pp.758-773, Jul. 2006

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

Dongpyo Hong, Woontack Woo, “A 3D Vision-based Ambient User Interface,” International Journal of Human Computer Interaction, Vol.20, No.3, pp. pp.271-284, Apr. 2006

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

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

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


Youngoh Lee, Sejin Oh, Woontack Woo, “A Context-based Storytelling with Responsive Multimedia System (RMS),” Springer - Virtual Storytelling. Using Virtual Reality Technologies for Storytelling (ICVS 2005), LNCS, Vol.3805, pp.12-21, Nov.-Dec. 2005

Youngho Lee, Dahee Kim, Youngil Lim, Kyuhyung Kim, Haesun Kim, Woontack Woo, “Dream of Mee-Luck: Aspiration for a New Dawn,” Springer - Virtual Storytelling. Using Virtual Reality Technologies for Storytelling (ICVS 2005), LNCS, Vol.3805, pp.280-283, Nov.-Dec. 2005

Youngho Lee, Sejin Oh, Beom-chan Lee, Jeung-Chul Park, Youngmin 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,” Springer - Advances in Multimedia Information Processing, 6th Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia (PCM 2005), LNCS, Vol.3767, pp.361-372, Nov. 2005

Yoosoo Oh, Woontack Woo, “A Unified Application Service Model for ubiHome by Exploiting Intelligent Context-Awareness,” Springer - Ubiquitous Computing Systems (UCS 2004), LNCS, Vol.3598, pp.192-202, Nov. 2005

Ahyoung Choi, Woontack Woo, “Physiological sensing and feature extraction for emotion recognition by exploiting acupuncture spots,” Springer - Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2005), LNCS, Vol.3784, pp.590-597, Oct. 2005

Usman Sargaana, Hossein S. Farahani, Jong Weon Lee, Jeha Ryu, Woontack Woo, “Collaborative billiARds: Towards the Ultimate Gaming Experience,” Springer - Entertainment Computing (ICEC 2005), LNCS, Vol.3711, pp.357-367, Sep. 2005

Kiyoung Kim, Woontack Woo, “A Multi-view Camera Tracking for Modeling of Indoor Environment,” Springer - Advances in Multimedia Information Processing (PCM 2004), LNCS, Vol.3331, pp.288-297, 2005


Sehwan Kim, Kiyoung Kim, Woontack Woo, “Projection-Based Registration Using Color and Texture Information for Virtual Environment Generation,” Springer - Advances in Multimedia Information Processing (PCM 2004), LNCS, Vol.3331, pp.434-443, Dec. 2005

Sehchan Oh, Youngho Lee, Woontack Woo, “Scalable Stereo Video Coding for Heterogeneous Environments,” Springer - Interactive Multimedia and Next Generation Networks, 2nd International Workshop on Multimedia Interactive Protocols and Systems (MIPS 2004), LNCS, Vol.3311, pp.72-83, Nov. 2004

Sejin Oh, Woontack Woo, “Manipulating Multimedia Contents with Tangible Media Control System,” Springer - Entertainment Computing (ICEC 2004), LNCS, Vol.3166, pp.57-67, Sep. 2004

Hanhoon Park, Jong-Il Park, Un-Mi Kim, Woontack Woo, “Emotion Recognition from Dance Image Sequences Using Contour Approximation,” Springer - Structural, Syntactic, and Statistical Pattern Recognition (SSPR/SPR 2004), LNCS, Vol.3138, pp.547-555, Aug. 2004


Minkyung Lee, Woontack Woo, “CESUE: A Cooking Education System in ubiHome Environment,” Springer - Web and Communication Technologies and Internet-Related Social Issues (HSI 2003), LNCS, Vol.2713, pp.425-431, Jun. 2003

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

Seiie Jang, Woontack Woo, “Ubi-UCAM: A Unified Context-Aware Application Model,” Springer - Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT 2003), LNCS, Vol.2680, pp.178-189, Jun. 2003


Jungwon Yoon, Sehwan Kim, Jeha Ryu, Woontack Woo, “Multimodal Gumdo Game: The Whole Body Interaction with an Intelligent Cyber Fencer,” Springer - Advances in Multimedia Information Processing (PCM 2002), LNCS, Vol.2532, pp.1088-1095, Dec. 2002


Woontack Woo, Antonio Ortega, “Overlapped Block Disparity Compensation with Adaptive Windows for Stereo Image Coding,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (CSVT), Vol.10, No.2, pp.194-200, Mar. 2000


Woontack Woo, Antonio Ortega, “Optimal Blockwise Dependent Quantization for Stereo Image Coding,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (CSVT), Vol.9, No.6, pp.861-867, Sep. 1999