Numerous standards for graphics, location, hardware control/interfaces and other domains important to AR implementers are already available. A page on this portal lists the existing international standards.

As Augmented Reality becomes more clearly a need for many applications, and the demand for open and interoperable content grows, the following Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) have initiated new activities in which AR is a use case, directly or indirectly.

On this page, we provide pointers to the Web resources most appropriate, where available for public consultations.

The progress and status of these activities is the subject of sessions during the AR Community meetings.

Standards Development
Activity Name Open/Closed Status and Milestones
Open Mobile Alliance MobAR Enabler member only suspended
Open Mobile Alliance DeviceConnect open Candidate spec development on GitHub
OASIS Augmented Reality Information Products member only proposed charter
Open GeoSpatial Consortium Indoor GML Standards WG member only Active, next F2F December 2015
Open GeoSpatial Consortium Points of Interest WG member only suspended
Open GeoSpatial Consortium 3D Portrayal Standards WG member only Active, next F2FDecember 2015
IEEE-SA P1589 Augmented Reality Learning Experience Model (ARLEM) members only PAR approved, next meeting October 12, 2015
IEEE-SA xAPI TBD Preparing Proposal to begin new work
IEEE-SA IEEE P1907.1 Quality of Experience (QoE) Management Scheme for Real-Time Mobile Video Communications member only Active, next F2F meeting December 2015
IEEE-SA IEEE P2200 Protocol for Stream Management in Media Client Devices member only
IEEE-SA IEEE P3333.2 Three-Dimensional Model Creation Using Unprocessed 3D Medical Data member only
IEEE-SA IEEE P1858 Standard for Camera Phone Image Quality (CPIQ)  member only
IEEE-SA IEEE P2413 Standard for an Architectural Framework for the Internet of Things (IoT) member only
IEEE-SA IEEE P2700 Sensor Performance Parameter Definitions member only
Web 3D Consortium AR Working Group member only AR features to be released as part of X3D 4.0
W3C Declarative 3D for the Web Architecture Community Group open Active
W3C Media Capture Depth Stream Extension open Active, link is to editors’ draft Feb 23 2015
W3C Sensor API suspended
ISO/IEC JTC1 SC 29 WG 11-ISO/IEC 23000-14 (MAR Reference Model) member only Active, next F2F October 2015
ISO/IEC JTC1 SC 29 WG 11-ISO/IEC 23000-13 (MPEG-A Part 13, ARAF) member only Active, next F2F October 2015
ISO/IEC JTC1 SC 29 Compact Descriptor for Visual Search (CDVS) member only Active, next F2F October 2015
ISO/IEC JTC1 SC 24 WG 9-AR Continuum (ARC) WG member only Active, next F2F August 2016
MIPI Alliance Sensor Working Group member only Active
Khronos Group StreamInput member only suspended
Khronos Group OpenVX member only Active, next F2F November 2015
Khronos Group Camera Control API member only suspended