The community of people seeking to advance work towards open and interoperable AR met on March 24-25, 2015 in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA).
- The final meeting agenda page contains links to those presentations we have permission to release.
- For additional background, also visit the meeting pre-reading and position papers page.
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.
We will receive updates about standards under development from Standards Development Organization spokespeople and work group chairs including but not limited to:
– Khronos Group
– IEEE Standards Association
– Open Geospatial Consortium
– MIPI Alliance
– OASIS Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) TC
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 via submission of position papers.
In addition to speaker presentations and moderated plenary collaborations, contributions to the AR Community may be made in advance of the meeting in the form of position papers. Submitters are requested to follow published guidelines for position papers.
To Participate in the AR Community Meeting
Those planning to participate in the March 2015 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.
While this is an open meeting, advanced registration is required (see the next section).
If you have any questions, please contact Christine Perey. If you cannot attend in person, we hope to be streaming live via Hangout during many of the sessions.
Registration and Fees
To participate in the AR Community meeting, complete the online registration form and pay fees.
|AR Community Member-Beginning 1 March 2015||$300|
|AR Community Member-Early Registration (ends midnight 28 February)||$225|
The social event beginning at 7:30 PM on March 24 and two coffee breaks and lunch on March 24 and 25 are included in the meeting registration fee. Each participant will be responsible for their travel costs and other incidentals.
To better understand the approach we are planning to take with this meeting, visit the draft agenda for the March 2015 meeting.
The AR Community meeting will be conducted in room E15-341 on the MIT campus in the Media Lab. The address is 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA USA.
Sponsors and Sponsorship Opportunities
If your organization would like to support the AR Community activities and meetings through a sponsorship or donation, please contact Christine Perey, chair.
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
- 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 this 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 twelfth meeting include:
- George Percivall, Open Geospaital Consortium
- Neil Trevett, NVIDIA and Khronos Group
- Anita Havele, Web3D Consortium
- Martin Lechner, Wikitude
- Timo Engelke, Fraunhofer IGD
- Marius Preda, Institut Telecom Sud-Paris
- Blair MacIntyre, Georgia Tech Augmented Environments Lab
- Rob Manson, MOB Labs
- Carl Byers, NGRAIN
- Srikanth Chandrasekaran, IEEE Standards Association
- Natan Linder, MIT Media Lab
14 November 2014 Meeting announced, information issued via Web site 14 November 2014 Call for participation and position papers issued 15 December 2014 Draft agenda published 10 January 2015 Deadline for position paper abstracts 20 February 2015 Deadline for final position papers 1 March 2015 Early bird meeting registration fee period ends 15 March 2015 Final agenda published 24 March 2015 Meeting opens at 9:00 AM 25 March 2015 Meeting closes at 6:00 PM
Comments or Questions?
Please address all comments and questions regarding the March 2015 AR Community meeting via e-mail to Christine Perey, chair.