September 2014 AR Community Meeting

The community of people seeking to advance work towards open and interoperable AR will meet on September 12-13, 2014 in Munich, Germany. 

Meeting Goals

The face-to-face community meetings are designed to promote the discussion among ecosystem stakeholders for the development of open and interoperable AR content and experiences.

During the September 12 sessions, we will receive updates about standards under development from Standards Development Organization spokepeople and Work Group chairs including but not limited to: 
Khronos Group
ISO/JTC SC 29 Working Group 11
ISO/JTC SC 24 Working Group 9 on AR
In-Location Alliance
Web3D Consortium
W3C
IEEE Standards Association
Open Geospatial Consortium
- Open Mobile Alliance
MIPI Alliance
Society of Information Display
NISO

On September 13, our goals will be to 

  • provide feedback to editors of Mixed and Augmented Reality Reference Model
  • learn of continuing and newly initiated activities relevant to open and interoperable AR and
  • discuss emerging challenges which may be addressed via standards or open source interfaces.

Augmented Reality developers participating in the community are on the front lines to learn about and influence the direction of new tools.  The 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 the invited 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. The position papers and recommended reading for the previous community meeting are available on this page.

To Participate in the AR Community Meeting

Those planning to participate in the September 2014 AR Community meeting should review the documentation of the 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 next section). We are meeting in conjunction with ISMAR 2014 hosted by TU Munich in Garching, Germany on September 9-12, 2014. 

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 on-line registration form and pay fees.

Ticket Type Fee
AR Community Member-After 15 August 250
AR Community Member-Early Registration (ends midnight 15 August) €200

The reception on September 12 and two coffee breaks and lunch on September 13 are included in meeting registration fee. Each participant will be responsible for their travel costs and other incidentals.

Agenda

The draft meeting agenda is available and subject to change at the organizers' discretion.

Venue

The September 2014 AR Community meeting will be conducted in the metaio Munich offices.

 

Sponsors and Host

If you would like to sponsor the AR Community meeting, please contact Christine Perey.

We warmly appreciate the support of metaio GmbH, 

our meeting host.

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.

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 invited to reflect the needs and interests of the AR community. 

Program Committee members for the eleventh meeting include:

Important Dates

        Date                                    Event

 24 June 2014           Meeting announced, information issued via Web site
24 June 2014   Call for participation and position papers issued
24 June 2014    Draft Agenda published
18 July 2014   Deadline for position paper abstracts
8 August 2014   Deadline for final position papers
15 August 2014   Early bird meeting registration fee period ends
29 August 2014   Final Agenda published
12 September 2014      Meeting opens at 2:00 PM
13 September 2014     Meeting closes at 5:00 PM

Comments or Questions?

Please address all comments and questions regarding the September 2014 AR Community meeting via e-mail to Christine Perey, chair.