REVERIE in English refers to an imaginary representation of reality created to help realize a desire.
It also means a fantastic and visionary idea, an abstracted state of absorption or “immersion”, absentminded dreaming while awake.

The Project



REVERIE is a revolution in online social networking. It is a safe, collaborative, online environment which brings together realistic inter‐personal communication and interaction.

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The REVERIE consortium is of average size, well focused and with a carefully chosen mix of partners from different sectors bringing complementary skills to the work.

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The technologies, processes and methodologies developed in REVERIE will stimulate the creation of new forms of immersive experience and entertainment.

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The Concept


Friday nights and field trips will never be the same again!

It’s Friday night, you’re exhausted after a long week in the office. You’re not going to leave the house so you could watch TV, or spend a few hours catching up on your social networks. But, why spend time watching a screen when you could immerse yourself into a 3D online environment which lets you interact with friends and share common experiences together, in real time, without having to leave home?

REVERIE is a safe, collaborative, online environment where users can meet, socialise and share experiences using equipment they already have at home – such as 3D TV and Microsoft 3D Kinect – along with a range of content creation tools built for the platform. The possibilities are endless – take your Geography class on a field trip; make an important presentation; attend a distance learning class; play the lead character in your favourite film – then invite your friends to join you using their existing social networking channels. Friday nights and field trips will never be the same again!

News & Events

Best Paper for 3D Tele-Immersion Research

At the ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMsys) 2013 in Oslo (Norway), the article “A 3D Tele-Immersion System based on Live Captured Mesh Geometry” was selected as the best paper on 3D Technology and Multimedia. The article reports on the ongoing collaboration between researchers at CWI and QMUL in the context of the EU-funded REVERIE (REal [...]

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the Media Synchronization (Mediasync 2012) workshop October 11, 2012 (Berlin): Reverie and HBB-NEXT (EU-FP7 projects), together with the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, organized the Media Synchronization (Mediasync 2012) workshop. The workshop addressed various synchronization issues, crucial for the provision of a satisfying quality of experience. The use cases presented during the workshop included convergent broadcast/broadband services, 3D tele-immersion, and video-mediated [...]

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public deliverables available

The first year of the project was very successful. The results of our efforts are available in the public deliverables area. Enjoy !

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7th Framework Programme

7th Framework ProgrammeThe project is
co-funded by the European Commision.

REVERIE is affiliated with the "Excellence in Media Computing and Communication" ( EMC^2) European Competence Centre Excellence in Media Computing and Communication



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