Interactive simulation systems - Selected topics

Course Description

Real time interactive simulation specifications, requirements and system design. Parallelization of complex real time simulation problems using decomposition and partitioning. Verification and validation of embedded real-time computer control systems. Man-in-the-Loop interactive simulations. Virtual reality and affective computing in simulators: intelligent stimuli and scenes generators; multimodal evaluation of cognitive and emotional capabilities; psychophysiology, voice, body movements and facial expression fusion. Virtual reality and stress management, stress inoculation and mental capabilities training. Examples: flight simulators, driving simulators, etc.

Study Programmes

Postgraduate doctoral study programme


Ćosić K, Popović S, Kukolja D, Horvat M, Dropuljić B. (2010.), Physiology-driven adaptive virtual reality stimulation for prevention and treatment of stress related disorders, . CyberPsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking 2010; 13(1):73-78.
Ćosić K, Popović S, Kovač B, Horvat M, Kukolja D, Dropuljić B, Fabek I, Lolić Z, Popović B. (2103.), The concept for assessment of pilot mental readiness training, The 54th Conference of the International Military Testing Association (IMTA 2012); Dubrovnik, Croatia, 05.-08.11.2012.; Zagreb : International Military Testing Association, 2013. 55-66.
Ćosić K, Popović S, Fabek I, Kovač B, Radoš M, Radoš M, Vasung L, Judaš M, Kostović I, Šimić G. (2012.), Pilot fMRI study of neural activation patterns induced by professional military training., Translational Neuroscience 2012; 3(1):46-50.
Kukolja D, Popović S, Dropuljić B, Horvat M, Ćosić K. (2009.), Real-time emotional state estimator for adaptive virtual reality stimulation, Lecture Notes in Computer Science - Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 2009;5638:175-184, Berlin: Springer-Verlag.
Grigore Burdea and Philippe Coiffet (2003.), Virtual Reality Technology, John Wiley & Sons Inc
Nathaniel I. Durlach, Anne S. Mavor (1995.), Virtual Reality: Scientific and Technological Challenges, National Academies Press
Stuart J. Russell, Peter Norvig (2002.), Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (2nd edition), Prentice Hall
James A. Coan and John J. B. Allen (2007.), The Handbook of Emotion Elicitation and Assessment, Oxford University Press

For students


ID 154852
  Winter semester
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning