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Cross department research project recognised

17 February, 2020
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A research collaboration between OPAIC's Construction, Information Technology and Management departments has been recognised at a prestigious international conference.

The paper, on Persuasive VR in Construction, received a 'strong accept' for the 15th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, to be held in Denmark this year.

The title of the submission is Persuasive Virtual Reality: Promoting Earth Buildings in New Zealand. The project was led by Senior Lecturer in Construction, Dr Don Samarasinghe and co-authored by Information Technology HoD Dr Nilufar Baghaei and Management HoD Dr Lehan Stemmet.

The submission was accepted for oral presentation and full paper publication.

Reviewers said it was a well written paper that targets an area of great interest. They said bringing VR into the area of Persuasive Technology would help the research community grow.

“The manuscript is well balanced in terms of stating the problem, relevant literature and methodology. The conclusions make great sense and lay out future work.”