Fifth International AR Standards Meeting

NOTES: The Summary/Conclusions of this meeting are available.
              The agenda may be consulted at any time.
              The position papers and recommended pre-reading materials are available.
              The presentation files from this meeting are available for public reference.
              The Next steps and recommendations for the AR community can be consulted.
              The UStream channel is also available.

Introduction

The community of people seeking to advance work towards open and interoperable AR will meet on March 19 and 20, 2012 in conjunction with the Open Geospatial Technical Committee Meeting in Austin, Texas (US).

Those planning to participate in the AR Standards community meeting should review the documentation of the first meeting,  second meeting, third meeting and fourth meeting. Review of the past position papers and joining the mailing lists for the community are highly recommended.

Position Papers

In addition to the invited speaker presentations and moderated plenary collaborations, contributions to the community may be made in advance of the meeting in the form of position papers. To submit position papers, please follow the guidelines Consideration will be given to these by the program committee when preparing the final agenda.

Meeting Goals

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

If you are a developer of Augmented Reality tools, a developer of AR experiences or publisher of information you would like others to see or hear synchronized with the physical world, there will be numerous benefits for you.

During the two day meeting, you will work side by side with AR industry leaders and SDO Work Group chairs to: 

Augmented Reality developers encountering obstacles to reach and adoption as a result of proprietary technology "silos" will be particularly encouraged to attend in order to learn about the open specifications and APIs under development, and to provide your opinions. AR developers participating in the community are on the front lines to learn about and influence the direction of new tools.

All community members are invited to suggest topics for the agenda via submission of position papers.

To Participate in the Meeting of the International AR Standards Community

This is an open meeting, however, advanced registration via the OGC web site is required.  Please create an account on the OGC e-commerce portal and then proceed with check out using credit card payment. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Perey. If you cannot attend in person, a Ustream Channel will be running during many of the sessions.

Registration and Fees

There is a registration fee of $75 required for participation in the International AR Standards Meeting to cover refreshments and venue overhead on March 19 and 20. Pre-payment is accepted on the meeting registration page.

If a prospective participant does not have the financial resources to cover the registration fee, a petition for fee waiver, including in-kind services or contribution to the successful meeting the petitioner wishes to offer, should be sent via e-mail to Christine Perey, co-chair.

Participants are required to pay for their own lodging and local transportation.

Agenda

The draft meeting agenda is now available. The pre-meeting reading list and position papers is available and is highly recommended.

Venue, Transportation and Lodging

The Fifth Meeting of the International AR Standards community will be hosted by the Open Geospatial Consortium and conducted at

Commons Learning Center
J.J. Pickle research Campus, UT Austin
10100 Burnet Road, Bldg. 119
Austin, Texas 78758

For details on the meeting venue, please visit this page.

There is a block of rooms with discount rates reserved at

The Westin Austin at The Domain
11301 Domain Drive
Austin, TX 78758
United States
Phone: (512) 832-4197
Nightly rate:  $139.00
 
To book your rooms in the OGC block, visit:
 

Host and Sponsoring

The meeting is hosted by the Open Geospatial Consortium.

We are also proud to receive the support of the Khronos Group.

If you would like to support the meeting through sponsorship, please notify Christine Perey.

Organization

Meeting sessions and documents will be in English.

All notifications to participants will be made by way of this web page, to the AR Standards announcements mailing list, LinkedIn and posted to relevant blogs and industry mailing lists.

Workshop Chair

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

Program Committee Members

The agenda of this meeting will be established by co-chairs and Program Committee members to reflect the needs and interests of the AR community.

Program Committee members for the fifth meeting include:

Important Dates

        Date                                    Event

28 October 2011        Meeting announced, information issued via Web site
6 November 2011   Call for participation and position papers issued
6 February 2012   Deadline for position paper abstracts
20 February 2012   Deadline for final position papers
22 February 2012           Draft Agenda published
10 March 2012   Final Agenda published
16 March 2012   On-line registration closes
19 March 2012         Meeting opens at 9 AM
20 March 2012         Meeting closes at 6 PM

Comments or Questions?

Please address all comments and questions regarding the AR Standards meeting via e-mail to Christine Perey, chair.