This is the draft agenda for the April 2016 AR Community Meeting. From the Agenda At-A-Glance, go to the session description.

Agenda At-A-Glance

Click on Session Title in the table below to jump to the full session description and speaker names.

April 18, 2016

 ID Time (Central European Time) Session Title
1 9:00 AM-9:15 AM Welcome
2 9:15 AM-10:00 AM Meet the WEKIT Project
 3 10:00 AM-10:30 AM WEKIT Project Requirements Study Results
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Coffee Break
4 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Augmented Reality Technology Maturity Assessment and Standards Gap Analysis
12:30 PM-2:00 PM Lunch Break
5 2:00 PM-3:00 PM IEEE ARLEM
3:00 PM-3:30 PM Coffee Break
6 3:30 PM-5:00 PM Developers Report on Emerging Challenges
6:30 PM-9:30 PM Social Event
Venue to be determined

April 19, 2016

 ID Time (Central European Time) Session Title
7 9:00 AM-9:10 AM Welcome to Day 2
8 9:10 AM-10:30 AM IEEE Digital Senses Initiative Workshop
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Coffee Break
9 11:00 AM-12:30 PM IEEE Digital Senses Initiative Workshop
12:30 PM-1:00 PM Lunch
10 1:00 PM-2:30 PM TBD
11 2:30 PM-3:00 PM TBD
12 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Next Steps/Next Meeting

Detailed Session Descriptions

Session 1

Title: Opening

The meeting chair, Christine Perey, will open the meeting and set the stage for the meeting with a short presentation.

Session 2

Title: Introduction to WEKIT Project

Members of the WEKIT project and RWTH Aachen University, host of this meeting, will introduce the goals of the project. WEKIT consortium members will explain their approach to develop a methodology to capture expert experience and share it with trainees using wearable technologies.

Session 3

Title: WEKIT Project Requirements Study Results

The WEKIT Project will present the results of an on-line study of workplace training requirements conducted in Q1 2016.

Session 4

Title: Augmented Reality Technology Maturity Assessment and Standards Gap Analysis

Augmented Reality relies on many technologies that are evolving at different rates. The uneven maturity levels of enabling components and services as well as specifications is a challenge for those who seek to implement open and interoperable AR. Technology roadmapping offers a way to represent maturity levels in technology segments and to estimate the stages of evolution. In the context of these roadmaps, standards and their role are identified. Gaps in standards can further be evaluated and suitable recommendations made.

During this session participants will learn about the first Augmented Reality Technology Maturity Assessment and Standards Gap Analysis, a study being performed by PEREY Research & Consulting with the support of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), as part of its Augmented Reality industry activities.

Session 5


The IEEE AR Learning Experience Model (ARLEM) working group is developing an integrated conceptual model that describes interactions between the physical world, the user and digital information, and other parameters of the environment.

During this session the co-chairs of the working group, Fridolin Wild and Christine Perey, will provide an overview of the draft specification and a status report. The meeting participants will be able to offer feedback and input.

Session 6

Title: Update on Augmented Reality Adoption Challenges

During this session, Augmented Reality developer and founder of Augmented Interaction, Mikel Salazar will share the challenges that he is encountering when introducing Augmented Reality.

Challenges will be presented and discussed in three categories:

  • Technological Challenges
  • Security Challenges
  • Financial/Economic Challenges

Session 7

Title: Welcome to Day 2

The meeting chair, Christine Perey, will open the meeting.

Session 8 and 9

Title: IEEE Digital Senses Initiative Workshop

The IEEE Digital Senses Initiative is dedicated to advancing technologies that:

  • capture and reproduce, or synthesize various stimuli (sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste, etc.) from the outside world;
  • combine the reproduced or synthesized stimuli with the naturally received stimuli in various ways;
  • help humans perceive and react upon the combined stimuli;
  • help machines perceive and react upon the combined stimuli.

In this workshop meeting participants will examine the opportunities for AR developers to broaden and extend the focus of their work from “only visual” AR to other senses including tactile and auditory AR experiences.

Session 10

Title: TBD

Session 11

Title: TBD

Session 12

Title: Summary and next steps

The delegates of the meeting will summarize the results of the meeting, define the steps they, their organizations and institutes plan to pursue to advance Open and Interoperable AR, and identify timelines for future meetings.