The community of people seeking to advance work towards open and interoperable AR met on March 24-25, 2015 in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA).

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.

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.

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.

Ticket Type Fee
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.

Meeting Host

The AR Community meeting is hosted by the Fluid Interfaces Group of the MIT Media Lab.

Sponsors and Sponsorship Opportunities

The Khronos Group is pleased to support this meeting of the AR Community.  khronos logo

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

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:

Important Dates

        Date                                    Event

 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.