This is the final agenda for the March 2014 AR Community Meeting as of March 25, 2014.

Where available, presentation files are linked to and can easily be downloaded from the detailed session descriptions on this page.

Agenda At-A-Glance

Click on Session Title in the table below to jump to the full session description, more information on how to participate and speaker names.

March 26, 2014

 ID Time (EDT, Washington D.C.) Session Title
1 9:00 AM -9:20 AM Welcome
2 9:20 AM-10:30 AM SDO Presentations Block A
  10:30 AM-11:00 AM Coffee Break
3 11:00 AM-12:00 PM SDO Presentations Block B
  12:00 PM-1:00 PM Light Lunch
4 1:00 PM-1:30 PM Mixed and Augmented Reality Reference Model
5 1:30 PM-2:30 PM The Role of Trust and the Future of AR
  2:30 PM-3:00 PM Coffee Break
6 3:00 PM-3:30 PM Open Source and Web-based Augmented Reality
7 3:30 PM-4:00 PM AR Browser Interoperability Status and Plans
8 4:00 PM-4:30 PM Enterprise AR Requirements
9 4:30 PM-5:30 PM New Opportunities and Challenges
10 5:30 PM-6:00 PM Closing Remarks

March 27, 2014

 ID Time (EDT, Washington D.C.) Session Title
1 9:00 AM-9:20 AM     Introduction of the OGC Interoperability Program
2 9:20 AM-9:35 AM Overview of the OGC Web Services Interoperability Testbed-10
3 9:35 AM-11:05 AM

Thread Presentations

  • Aviation
  • CCI
  • Open Mobility
4 11:05 AM-12:00 PM Demonstrations and Discussion
5 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Networking

Detailed Session Descriptions

Session 1

Title: Opening Address [slides]
The meeting chair, Christine Perey, will open the meeting with a short welcome presentation.

Session 2 and 3

Title: SDO Presentations

There are multiple international Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) and informal community federations seeking to increase AR reach (audience), flexibility and robustness of final services to end users. The domains of expertise, memberships, Intellectual Property policies and viewpoints of these organizations differ.

The objective of sessions 2 and 3 is to permit each organization currently working separately to report on its progress since the Ninth AR Standards Community Meeting or since its last report to the community members. 

We also seek to include organizations that have not previously participated in AR Community meetings but that are exploring the extension of existing (or development of new) standards to reduce AR adoption obstacles to contribute a presentation during this session.

Standards Development Organization Speaker/Representative

Open Geospatial Consortium [slides]

George Percivall, OGC

Gobe Hobona, Envitia

Benjamin Hagedorn, 3D Content 
Ki-Joune Li, Pusan National University
Ryosuke Shibasaki, Univ of Tokyo
Raj Singh, OGC

In-Location Alliance [sildes] Jouni Kamarainen, Nokia
IEEE Standards Association [slides Mary Lynne Nielsen, IEEE SA
Web3D Consortium Don Brutzman, Web3D Consortium

Session 4

Title: Mixed and Augmented Reality Reference Model [slides]

A Reference Model is a valuable tool for the development of ecosystems, when engineering modular solutions and fuels successful growth of an industry through shared viewpoints and vocabulary. Since 2011, the AR Community has expressed the need for an Augmented Reality Reference Model and explored different approaches to its advancement. In 2012, the preparation of a royalty-free, public Mixed and Augmented Reality Reference Model began within ISO/IEC JTC1.

During this session Don Brutzman, professor at the Naval Postgraduate School and member of the ISO/IEC JTC1 Joint Adhoc Group on Mixed and Augmented Reality Reference Model, will introduce the goals of the MAR Reference Model activity and provide a report on the status of the work.

Community members will have the opportunity to discuss the current process as well as the content of the current draft MAR RM. Results and feedback from this AR Community meeting session will then be provided as input to the March 28-29 JAhG MAR RM meeting.

Session 5

Title: The Role of Trust and the Future of AR 

Identity, personal data and privacy are sensitive topics that concern everyone, including those working towards widespread adoption of Augmented Reality in daily life. The panel session featuring experts in the field of identity, privacy and policy will be moderated by IEEE-SA director of New Technology Initiatives, Mary Lynne Nielsen.

Distinguished panelists include: 

Session 6

Title: Open Source and Web-based Augmented Reality  [slides, video, video, Kickstarter project]

Like Web developers over the past 15 years, Augmented Reality experience developers are always exploring new ways to expand capabilities of existing systems and to share those discoveries with communities using AR. Unfortunately, many open source AR projects have suffered from lack of support and community involvement. Are things about to change?

In this session, Dr. Blair MacIntyre, professor at Georgia Institute of Technology and chair of the Augmented Environments Lab, will present about opportunities to use new and existing open source assets, such as those developed for the Argon project, in future AR systems.

Blair will present current work from his lab as well as the BuildAR Augmented Web Experiences project leveraging HTML 5 and other existing standards with an event-driven plug-in model. 

Session 7

Title: AR Browser Interoperability Status and Plans  [slides]

After the Ninth AR Community meeting Seac02, Wikitude, Layar and metaio began to explore the potential for AR Browser Interoperability. Over the course of the fall and winter 2013, the AR Community AR Browser Interop task force developed a new architecture for interoperability, a URL scheme and a Common AR Interchange Format (CARIF) based on ARML 2.0 draft specification. These are documented in the AR Browser Interoperability community resource.

During the Mobile World Congress 2014 at the OGC Workshop on Standards for a Mobile World, Wikitude, Layar and metaio conducted the first public demonstration. The proof of concept demonstration was an important milestone upon which the AR Browsers can continue to build. 

During this session Martin Lechner, CTO of Wikitude, will provide background on the project, describe the solution implemented for the MWC14 demonstrations and discuss proposals for continuing the work with other AR browser publishers and to expand the feature set supported

Session 8

Title: Enterprise AR Requirements [slides]

Large enterprises have been exploring the use of AR in production environments for nearly a decade. During this session a few early adopters and Enterprise AR thought leaders will present how they go about testing AR for their use cases, when and where AR will be or has been introduced into the live business environment and some of the results to date and anticipated future results.

Paul Davies of Boeing will present a case study of the use of AR in commercial satellite design and manufacturing. Paul will report on the approach Boeing has in place and how this evolves as AR improves and users increase their comfort with AR. In this session we will also look forward at the requirements for AR reliability, security, adaptability for different scenarios and portability in manufacturing environments. 

John Simmins of the Electric Power Research Institute will share with us the origins of AR pilots conducted at his institute and how those results have begun to migrate into production environments. One of those is with the Long Island Power Authority and John will share with us the results of field service professionals using AR.  

Session 9

Title: New Opportunities and Challenges [slides] [slides]

Since inception, the AR Community prides itself on the early identification of AR opportunities and challenges that can be addressed through cooperation, discussion and adoption of open and interoperable solutions. During this session we will hear from two leading developers about their implementations of standards for superior AR delivery and the challenges that they face.

Mike Reynolds, CEO of Augmented Technologies Ltd, will present the work he has been doing with the Awila AR Browser as part of the OWS-10 Open Mobility thread with OGC GeoPackage specification and OWS Context Atom encoding for the exchange of spatial information in raster and vector formats between client-server as well as client to client. The Awila browser is available for download on the PlayStore.

William Denton, Web Librarian at York University, will provide an overview of some major sources of library and archival content, with particular attention on how to access these through the APIs and metadata currently available. Beginning with an introduction to library and archive offerings, he will examine if existing library APIs and metadata enough for AR providers.  If they are not, what needs to be added so that the content can be better accessed and used?  Do existing library standards suffice or will they need to be extended?  What can libraries and archives do to support the AR community?  

Session 10

Closing remarks

The delegates of the meeting will collaborate for this session to prepare a few "take home" messages from the community member sessions, define the next steps they wish their organizations and institutes to pursue to advance AR adoption, and to chart out the future of open and interoperable AR. The second day of this meeting features the OGC Interoperability Program presentations which will not be specific to AR, but include a variety of activities done as part of the Open Mobility Thread that are highly relevant to open geospatial AR.