This page is the final agenda for the Seventh Meeting of the AR Standards Community. The Program Committee developed the agenda, taking into account the needs of the community and developers who contribute position papers for our consideration.

Agenda At-A-Glance

Session Description and details are provided in the section below. Click on Session Title to jump to description and speaker names. The PDF files of presentations are available below.

November 8, 2012

 ID Time (EST, Atlanta) Session Title
1 9:00-9:15 AM Welcome, meeting kick-off
2 9:15 AM-10:30 AM SDO Presentations Block A
  10:30 AM-11:00 AM Coffee Break
3 11:00 AM-1:00 PM SDO Presentations Block B
  1:00 PM-2 PM Lunch
4  2PM-4 PM AR Reference Model
  4 PM-6 PM ISMAR12 Keynote and closing remarks
  7:00 PM-10:00 PM Social Event at Baraonda Ristorante & Bar
710 Peachtree Street Atlanta GA 30308


November 9, 2012

ID Time (EST, Atlanta) Session Title
5 8:30 AM-9:00 AM Day One Summary and Day Two Welcome
6 9:00 AM-10:30 AM New Opportunities and Challenges for AR
  10:30 AM-11 AM Coffee Break
7 11:00 AM-12:30 PM AR-enabled Applications and Services Demonstrations
  12:30 PM-1:30 PM Lunch
8 1:30 PM-3:00 PM Hands-free AR Requirements Document
  3:00 PM-3:30 PM Coffee Break
9 3:30 PM-4:30 PM AR Standards Landscape and 3D Transmission Format
10 4:30 PM-5:00 PM Next Steps and Conclusions


Detailed Session Descriptions

Session 1

Title: Opening Address
The meeting chair, Christine Perey, will kick off the meeting with a short welcome presentation. We will frame the key meeting objectives as well as review the agenda and discuss program details.

Session 2 and 3

Title: SDO Presentations

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

The objective of sessions 2 and 3 is to permit each Standards Development Organization currently working separately to report on its progress since the Sixth AR Standards Community Meeting or since it's last report to the community members.

We also seek to include any SDO that has not previously participated in AR Standards Community meetings but that is exploring the extension of existing (or development of new) standards to contribute a presentation during this session.

Presentations run 20 minutes each unless approved in advance.

Access to public documents describing the SDO's activities, and which will inform delegates for discussion during the meeting, are provided via links on this page. Click on the title of the SDO do download the presentation used during the meeting.

Standards Development Organization Speaker/Representative
Open Mobile Alliance MobAR


Khronos Group Neil Trevett, NVIDIA


 Marius Preda, Telecom SudParis
ISO/JTC 1 SC 24 WG 9 [Invited]

Open Geospatial Consortium

  • Open POI Database
  • OGC Moving Object Snapshot
  • Sensors Web for IoT SWG
  • IndoorGML SWG

George Percivall, OGC

ARML 2.0 review and feedback session Martin Lechner, Wikitude, Editor of ARML 2.0
Comparison of ARML 2.0 and existing AR Languages Martin Lechner, Wikitude
Web3D Consortium Anita Havele, Web3D Consortium


MIPI Alliance [invited]
Society of Information Display [Invited]
DAISY Consortium [Invited]

Session 4

Title: Augmented Reality Reference Model

During Session 4, the presentation and discussion will focus first on the Draft AR Reference Model since the sixth meeting. This session will be led and the discussion facilitated by Marius Preda, co-editor of SC29 ISO/IEC 23000-14 MPEG-A Part 14 AR Reference Model.

The AR Reference Model methodology is based on two International standards for software architecture: IEEE 1471 and ISO/IEC 10746. The AR Reference Model uses four of the five the architectural viewpoints defined in ISO/IEC 10746 Reference Model for Open Distributed Processing (RM-ODP):  Enterprise, Information, Computation, and Engineering.

We will begin the session with a presentation by Marcus Toennis, TUM, summarizing the outcomes of the ISMAR12 Classifying the AR Presentation Space workshop. The slides from this session are available here.

We will then take inputs to the draft AR Reference Model based on state of the art and needs of all ecosystem segments (e.g, developers, content providers, network operators, handset manufacturers, etc).

Session 5

Title: Day One Summary and Day Two Welcome

Beginning at 8:30 AM for those who are unable to attend the first day sessions, we will summarize the SDO status and set the stage for the second day’s sessions designed to examine new challenges and to hear the progress being made by industry and researchers working on the future of Augmented Reality. Slides here.

Session 6

Title: New Opportunities and Challenges for AR

In this session we will have three topics covering a variety of new issues that are already impeding the growth of the industry, or new opportunities for collaboration towards AR growth in the near future. If you have a topic you would like to contribute, please notify Christine Perey.

Topic Speakers
Mitsubishi Electric Heating and Cooling projects and needs for open and interoperable AR Gabriel Weiss, Mitsubishi Electric Heating and Cooling
Compact Descriptors for Visual Search Zheng Liu, Huawei

A review of Web Standards Adoption within the AR market

slide version

Rob Manson, MOB Lab

Session 7

Title: AR-Enabled Applications and Services Demonstrations

During this session live demonstrations will illustrate how current or emerging standards are being used to produce AR experiences. We will have demonstrations of these early and mature implementations and begin a discussion on the development of AR interoperability testing methodologies, protocols and content with the goal of coordinating with all relevant SDOs to contribute to successful implementation of an international AR interoperability experiment.

 Notes taken during this session are found here.

Session 8

Title: Hands-Free AR Requirements Document

During each meeting the participants of the meeting engage in collaboration on community resources. For example, the AR Glossary and SDO landscape. During the Sixth AR Standards Community Meeting, participants developed the first draft of the hands-free display and context capture systems requirements document, a new community resource. During this session led by Pete Wassell of Augmate  (slides here), Kayvan Mirza presents his proposal (slides here) and we will discuss the status of this resource, receive and develop inputs and plan for its continued development.

Session 9

Title: AR Standards Landscape and 3D Transmission Format

During this session we will update and publish a new AR Standards Landscape and edit the existing and emerging standards listings on the AR Standards portal. All contributions and insights to this working session will be welcome.

We went over the new MOU 3D Transmission Format status. The slides of the session are found here.

Session 10

Title: Next Steps and Conclusions

The delegates of the meeting will collaborate for this final session to define the next steps they wish their organizations and institutes to pursue and to chart out the future. By way of a facilitated discussion amongst the meeting participants, the meeting with close with a clearer agenda for the coming months. The notes of the closing session are found here.