Fourth 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 UStream channel is also available.

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Introduction

The community of people seeking to advance work towards open and interoperable AR will meet on October 24-25 in conjunction with the ISMAR2011 conference in Basel, Switzerland.

Those planning to participate in the AR Standards community meeting should review the documentation of the first meeting,  second meeting and third 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. We will: 

The community is invited to suggest topics for the agenda via submission of position papers. Additional objectives for this meeting will be formulated by the Program Committee members and co-chairs of the meeting. 

To Participate in the Meeting of International AR Standards Experts

This is an open meeting, however, advanced registration via this Web form is required.
If you are unable to participate, we may have a Ustream channel available.

Registration and Fees

There is a registration fee of 150 CHF per person for participation in the International AR Standards Meeting to cover refreshments and lunch on Oct 24 and 25.  Pre-payment is accepted via Amiando (PayPal or Credit Cards) on this form.

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 meeting will begin at 9 AM and conclude at 6 PM on Monday October 24 and begin at 8:30 AM on October 25.

The draft agenda is now available for consultation here.

Venue, Transportation and Lodging

The International AR Standards meeting will be hosted by
Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz

Peter Merian-Strasse 86
4052 Basel, Switzerland
061 279 17 05

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Basel is conveniently located at the point where Germany, Switzerland and France meet. It is easily reached by rail (one hour from Zurich) and by air. Flights to the EuroAirport of Basel come from most major European cities.
 
We have not reserved any hotel rooms for community members, however, you may easily search for lodging on the Basel Tourism web site.

Host and Sponsoring

The meeting is hosted by the Institute of Design and Art Research at the University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern Switzerland (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz).

We are also proud to receive the support of the
Open Geospatial Consortium and 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.

We have begun to assemble the Program Committee for the fourth meeting. If you would like to contribute to the success of the meeting and community by being a member of the program committee, please send e-mail to Christine Perey, chair.

Program Committee members for the fourth meeting currently includes:

Important Dates

Date                                    Event

 28 May 2011        Meeting announced and information issued via Web site
6 July 2011   Call for participation and position papers issued
7 September 2011   Deadline for position paper abstracts
23 September 2011   Deadline for final position papers
1 October 2011            Revised Draft Agenda published
17 October 2011   Final Agenda published
21 October 2011   On-line registration closes
24 October 2011          Meeting opens at 9 AM
     

Comments or Questions?

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