The community of people seeking to advance work towards open and interoperable AR will meet on April 18 and 19, 2016 in Aachen, Germany. 

Meeting Goals

The face-to-face community meetings are designed to promote discussion among ecosystem stakeholders for the development of open and interoperable AR content and experiences.

In community-defined and led sessions, our goals are to:

  • Discover new barriers to interoperability and discuss strategies to minimize their impacts
  • Learn of continuing and newly initiated activities relevant to open and interoperable AR
  • Discuss emerging challenges which may be addressed via standards or open source interfaces
  • Plan for the community’s future by reviewing existing activities, chartering new work and scheduling meetings

Augmented Reality developers participating in the community are on the front lines to learn about and influence the direction of new tools.  Developers encountering obstacles to audience reach and end user adoption as a result of proprietary technology silos are encouraged to attend to learn about the open specifications and APIs under development, and to provide their opinions.

All community members are invited to suggest topics for the agenda.

To Participate in the AR Community Meeting

Those planning to participate in the April 2016 AR Community Meeting should review the documentation of past meetings found via this page (go to “Past Events” table and find AR Community Meetings). Joining the mailing lists for the community is also highly recommended.Screen Shot 2015-08-25 at 2.07.13 PM

While this is an open meeting, advanced registration is required (see the next section).  

Registration and Fees

To participate in the AR Community Meeting, complete the online registration form and pay fees.

Ticket Type Fee
AR Community Member-Beginning 11 March 2016 Euro 180
AR Community Member-Early Registration (ends midnight 10 March 2016) Euro 120

Those who register prior to close of business April 15, 2016 will have badges issued and experience no delays upon arriving at the event venue.

What’s included

The social event beginning at 7:00 PM on evening of April 18 and two coffee breaks and lunch on both days are included in the meeting registration fee. Each participant will be responsible for their travel costs and other incidentals.


The draft meeting agenda has been published.  Anyone seeking to present during the April 2016 meeting is invited to submit a proposal following the April 2016 AR Community meeting speaking proposal and position paper guidelines.

The final agenda will be published on 10 April 2016.

A pre-reading materials list with position papers will be published on 10 April 2016.


The AR Community meeting will take place in the E3 seminar and the B-IT seminar room on the campus of the RWTH Aachen University in Aachen, Germany. Click on the thumbnail for higher resolution.


See this page for information about travel to RWTH Aachen University.

Meeting Host

The AR Community meeting is kindly hosted by the Advanced wekit_logo_transparentCommWEKIT_07_RWTH-logounity Information Systems (ACIS) Group within the Information Systems Chair of RWTH Aachen University Computer Science, in collaboration with the Horizon 2020 WEKIT project.



IEEE_DigitalSenses_Logo_FullColor_RGBThe April meeting is also supported by the IEEE Digital Senses Initiative which will hold a half day workshop in conjunction with this meeting of the community.


Meeting sessions and documents will be in English.

All notifications to participants will be made on this web page, to the AR Community Announcements mailing list, LinkedIn and as well as on relevant blogs and industry mailing lists.

Community Meetings Chair

The community meetings chair is Christine Perey, PEREY Research & Consulting.

If you wish to provide assistance to the community meetings and chair one or more sessions, please notify Christine Perey, chair.

Program Committee Members

The agenda of the AR Community meeting will be established by the chair and the Program Committee which reflects the needs and interests of the AR community.

Program Committee members for the April 2016 AR Community meeting include:

Important Dates

Date                                    Event

 20 November 2015 Meeting announced, information issued via
this Web site
16 February 2016 Meeting host and venue published
29 February 2016 Deadline for topic/speaker abstract submissions
10 March 2016 Early bird meeting registration fee period ends
draft agenda published
and full position papers due
10 April 2016 Final agenda published
18 April 2016 Meeting opens at 9:00 AM
19 April 2016 Meeting closes at 4:00 PM

Comments or Questions?

Please address all comments and questions regarding the April 2016 AR Community Meeting via e-mail to Christine Perey, chair.