Virtual Reality

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 2–3 | Cite as

Special Issue Editorial: Multisensory interaction in virtual environments

  • Antonio FrisoliEmail author
  • Antonio Camurri

This special issue on “Multisensory Interaction in Virtual Environments” is promoted by the European Network of Excellence ENACTIVE ( It follows the second International Conference on Enactive Interfaces ENACTIVE 2005 (, held in the beautiful historical setting of Casa Paganini, a new centre of excellence of University of Genova (, Italy on November 18–19, 2005 and chaired by the guest editors of this issue. The six papers here included followed a peer review process starting from the accepted papers presented at ENACTIVE 2005. The conference was a great success in terms of participation (more than 120 registered participants), and attracted researchers from various disciplines, including computer science and engineering, cognitive sciences, psychology, human factors, and interaction design.

The focus of this issue is on multisensory and enactive human–computer interaction in virtual environments,...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PERCROScuola Superiore Sant’AnnaPisaItaly
  2. 2.InfoMus Lab, DIST University of GenoaGenoaItaly

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