This is the final agenda for the October 2015 AR Community Meeting. From the Agenda At-A-Glance, go to the session description.

NOTE: To access and download presentations of this meeting, click on the links in the session descriptions.

Agenda At-A-Glance

Click on Session Title in the table below to jump to the full session description and speaker names.

October 6, 2015

 ID Time (Seoul, Korea) Session Title
1 9:00 AM-9:15 AM Welcome
2 9:15 AM-10:30 AM SDO Presentations
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Coffee Break
3 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Mixed and Augmented Reality Reference Model
12:30 PM-2:00 PM Lunch Break
4 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Meetings of Task Forces
3:00 PM-3:30 PM Coffee Break
5 3:30 PM-5:00 PM Re-examining the Augmented Reality Developer Tools Landscape
6:30 PM-8:30 PM Social Event
Venue: Mad for Garlic

October 7, 2015

 ID Time (Seoul, Korea) Session Title
6 9:00 AM-9:10 AM Welcome to Day 2
7 9:10 AM-10:00 AM Current Augmented Reality Introduction and Adoption Trends
8 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Future Research Topics for Open and Interoperable Augmented Reality
11:00 AM-11:15 AM Coffee Break
9 11:15 AM-12:00 PM AR in Information Product and Technical Information Preparation and Delivery
 10 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Next Steps/Next Meeting

Detailed Session Descriptions

Session 1

Title: Opening

The meeting chair, Christine Perey, will open the meeting and set the stage for the meeting with a short presentation.

Session 2

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 session 2 is to permit each organization currently working separately to report on its progress since the March 2015 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
 ISO SC 24 WG 9 Gerry Kim, Korea University
 Khronos Group Neil Trevett, NVIDIA
 Open Geospatial Consortium  Ki-Joune Li, Pusan National University
 IEEE Standards Association P1589  Fridolin Wild, Open University

Session 3

Title: ISO Mixed and Augmented Reality Reference Model (slides)

Builders, providers and users of Augmented Reality-enabling components, systems, services or specifications need a common framework with which to describe, compare, contrast, and communicate their value propositions, architectural designs and implementation requirements.

The ISO Mixed and Augmented Reality Reference Model defines the set of required modules and their minimum functions, the associated information content, and the information models that shall be provided and/or supported by a compliant Mixed and Augmented Reality system. The Reference Model is designed to apply to systems independent of specific algorithms, implementation methods, computational platforms, display systems, and sensors or devices used.

This session will serve to introduce the draft ISO Mixed and Augmented Reality Reference Model and to obtain feedback about its use and possible future extensions.

Session 4

Title: Task Force Meetings

During this session the task forces in the table below will meet.

Task Force Name Chair/leader
AR Discovery Christine Perey, PEREY Research & Consulting
3D Compression and Transmission Neil Trevett, NVIDIA and Khronos Group

Session 5

Title: Re-examining the Augmented Reality Developer Tools Landscape

In 2015 the landscape of Augmented Reality developer tools has substantially changed: Qualcomm put in place licensing fees for Vuforia, Apple acquired Metaio and DAQRI released AR Toolkit as a fully Open Source system. There remain dozens of lesser known solutions.

During this session we will examine the new Augmented Reality developer tools landscape and learn about new options. Christine Perey will present the AREA’s enterprise provider landscape.

Sang Chul Kang, SK Telecom, will present the SKT AR Browser and developer tools.

MAXST will present about its AR platform, SDK and projects.

Participants will discuss the options developers have considered, adopted or built internally.

  • How are providers of tools and components responding to the changing landscape?
  • Which solutions have developers tested?
  • What options do AR Developers consider the most promising?
  • Is interoperability and support for openness a priority for AR developers?

If you have a tool or platform to present, please contact the meeting chair.

Session 6

Title: Welcome to Day 2

The meeting chair, Christine Perey, will open the meeting.

Session 7

Title: Current Augmented Reality Introduction and Adoption Trends (slides)

Augmented Reality adoption is on the rise around the globe, but different markets need different approaches. This session will begin with a snapshot of current AR adoption levels and trends in North America and Western Europe.

In the context of these international trends, participants will share their observations of Augmented Reality adoption in Korea. We will discuss the key drivers and barriers to adoption in Korea and explore factors that could accelerate introduction of open and interoperable Augmented Reality. 

Session 8

Title: Future Research Topics for Open and Interoperable Augmented Reality

Building upon the previous session, the results of the September 17 OGC AR Summit, the 2014 ISMAR workshop about advanced manufacturing with AR and highlights of ISMAR 2015 (slides), this session will focus on future research.

Participants heard presentations from Gerry Kim, Korea University (slides), and Kyung Ho Lee (slides), INHA University, about their current research activities that pertain to open and interoperable Augmented Reality.

In a facilitated discussion we will explore new directions that academia and industry could study. The outcomes of this session will be a set of new proposed research project topics based on the most challenging problems and most current state of the art.

Session 9

Title: AR in Information Product and Technical Information Preparation and Delivery

In this session the focus will be on the preparation of technical information for delivery using AR-assisted delivery systems. If your organization is publishing learning modules or technical documentation:

  • What are the user requirements?
  • What tools are your developers using?
  • How is the availability of AR experiences promoted to those who need them? 

Session 10

Title: Summary and next steps

The delegates of the meeting will summarize the results of the meeting, define the steps they, their organizations and institutes plan to pursue to advance Open and Interoperable AR, and identify timelines for future meetings.