Agenda as of June 10, 2011. Subject to change and updates without notification.

This page is the agenda for the Third Meeting of the community of experts seeking open and interoperable AR through Standards.

The meeting will fill two full days 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM with a social event on the evening of June 15. Delegates are highly encouraged to plan to remain for both days in their entirety.

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To prepare for your participation in the meeting, we recommend that you browse the relevant reference materials we have assembled.

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.

June 15, 2011

ID Time Session Title
1 9:00-9:15 AM Opening
2 9:15-10:30 AM Standards Development Org Presentations
  10:30-11 AM Coffee Break
3 11-11:45 AM Standards Development Org Presentations
4 11:45-12:45 PM AR Architectures
  12:45-1:45 PM Luncheon
5 1:45-3:00 PM Plenary Collaboration
  3:00-3:30 PM Coffee Break
6 3:30-5:30 PM Breakout Sessions
  6:30 PM Networking and Social Event

June 16, 2011

ID Time Session Title
7 9:00-9:15 AM Opening
8 9:15-10:30 AM New Challenges for AR Part A
  10:30-11 AM Coffee Break
9 11-12:15 PM New Challenges for AR Part B
10 12:15-1:00 PM New Challenges for AR Part C
  1:00-2:00 PM Luncheon
11 2:00-3:00 PM Testbeds for Augmented Reality
  3:00-3:30 PM Coffee Break
12 3:30-5:00 PM Advance community resources
13 5:00-6:30 PM Next Steps and Meeting Conclusions

Detailed Session Descriptions

Session 1

Title: Opening Address
Co-chairs, George Percivall, OGC Chief Architect, and Christine Perey, Spime Wrangler, will kick off the meeting with a short welcome message. 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 formally introduce those Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) currently working separately to put in place existing or to develop new standards that can be utilized by open Augmented Reality systems in the future.

Any SDO with potential contributions to the future of AR is solicited to present during these sessions. Access to public documents describing the activities, and which will inform delegates for discussion during the meeting, are provided via links in the table.

Standards Development Organization Speaker/Representative

Open Mobile Alliance

  • Mobile AR Enablers Work Item


  • Points of Interest WG
  • GeoLocation WG
  • HTML5
  • Device API Policy

Khronos Group


Doug Knisely, Qualcomm (on behalf of OMA)


Martin Lechner, Wikitude



Neil Trevett, NVIDIA

ISO/JTC 1 SC24 AR Study Group

Open Geospatial Consortium

  • Mass Market Domain Working Group
  • 3DIM Working Group
  • Other OGC DWGs (TBD)

Gerry Kim, Korea University

Carl Reed, CTO, OGC

Ed Parsons, Google and David Burgraff, Galdos Systems
Scott Simmons, TechniGraphics

Session 4

Title: AR Architectures

During Session 4, the delegates will be introduced to the state of the art with respect to AR Architectures. We will share results of an extensive survey of existing solutions prepared by Gerry J. Kim, Korea University, and Christine Perey, PEREY Research & Consulting. The survey examined KML/ARML/KHARMA (Argon), junaio, InstantReality, K-Mart, Layar, MPEG-4 and WML/RWW (Microsoft) illustrating how each approaches the representation of real world and digital data.

George Percivall will then present a draft reference model for Augmented Reality. This AR reference model is based on two International standards for software architecture: IEEE 1471 and ISO/IEC 10746. The presentation will use the architectural viewpoints defined in ISO/IEC 10746 Reference Model for Open Distributed Processing (RM-ODP):  Enterprise, Information, Computation, Engineering and Technology. The presentation seeks to identify relevant existing standards and to identify where additional standards might be useful. The reference model for AR will draw from material discussed and developed in the two prior AR Standards Meetings.

The discussion following presentations in this session is an opportunity for the participants to formulate a draft reference model based on state of the art and needs of all ecosystem segments (e.g, developers, content providers, network operators, handset manufacturers, etc).

In addition, the presentations and discussion will aid to prioritize the areas in which standards are emerging and/or most urgently needed.

Session 5

Title: Collaboration to Depict the Scope of Work of SDOs

With the background provided during the first four sessions of this meeting, and the meeting co-chair, George Percivall, Chief Architect of the OGC, moderating the discussion, the delegates will collaborate to diagrammatically portray the domains of maximum interest to each of the SDOs and industry organizations (members).
The objective of this process is to depict the intersections and overlaps in such a fashion that the organizations can then further define their agendas and establish collaborative task forces for achieving their mutual objectives with minimal conflicts or redundancies.

Session 6

Title: Breakout Group Meetings

At the conclusion of Session 5, the participants will determine the breakout groups to which they wish to contribute.

In parallel to the breakout groups of the AR Standards meetings, the delegates who wish to meet with the OGC Mass Market Domain Working Group are invited to attend the public MMDWG session. During the MMDWG meeting (to be conducted in close proximity in order to facilitate movement between the meetings and open to all participants) there will be a presentation on the topic of ARML 2.0 by Martin Lechner.

Session 7

Title: Day Two Welcome

On the second day of the meeting we will begin by summarizing the first day’s achievements and setting 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.

Session 8 and 9

Title: New Challenges for AR

In this session we will have four topics covering a variety of new issues that are already impeding the growth of the industry, or could be obstacles to growth in the near future.

Topic Speakers

AR and Spatial Law Considerations

Is digital overlay on the physical world free and clear of all rights?
If not, then who has the rights to overlay information on private or public spaces? For how long? And what are the conditions? ?How are these subjects treated and what are the legal issues to be decided in order for AR to be used in compliance with legal code?

Kevin Pomfret, Center for Spatial Law
?Chair of OGC Spatial Law and Policy Committee

AR and Personal Data

Each time a user opens and utilizes an Augmented Reality application or service, there is information processed. Some of this information is of a personal nature and falls in the scope of the Personal Data Ecosystem. ?How is Personal Data managed in AR applications? ?To whom does user data belong and what are the conditions for use or sale? ?What steps need to be taken to inform and protect users and their data????

Kaliya Hamlin, founder and executive director of Personal Data Ecosystem

Indoor Location and Positioning for AR

?For AR to truly reach its potential for users, there must be methods to determine position and orientation when and where outdoor location systems are weak or out of reach. ?During this session we will hear about approaches to address indoor positioning with existing technologies and using as many standards as available today. ?What are the solutions for indoor user positioning? ?What frameworks will be necessary to provide the user pervasive services, regardless of the technology in use????


Standards for Personal Hands-Free Displays for AR

Many applications for AR require that the user’s hands manipulate or hold an object in a position. AR Eyewear is one approach to solving the problem. How will personal visualization devices, such as AR Eyewear, receive user context information from a variety of sensors in the environment and how will it communicate to and from the user’s applications on the computing device and in the cloud??What standards can be used to address the challenges of connecting accessories to our mobile devices??What remains to be standardized and how can this process begin with the greatest probability of success?

Session 10

Title: New Challenges Part C

In this session, we will hear presentations by meeting participants seeking to highlight new areas of research or to report on achievements of importance to bring standards to Augmented Reality use scenarios or basic architectural challenges.

Session 11

Title: Augmented Reality Testbeds

When standards are implemented, they also need to be tested for suitability for commercial deployment. In order to anticipate the community needs for AR testbeds, this session’s objective is to hear how different organizations and standards bodies have approached the subject of proving and improving interoperability as part of the standard development process.
After short presentations, a discussion about how the community would like to proceed with respect to certifications and testing will begin.

Organization Speaker
Open Geospatial Consortium George Percivall
Khronos Group Neil Trevett
ETSI Plugtests Anthony Wiles

Session 12

Title: Advance Community Resources

The participants of the meeting engage in collaboration on vocabulary, AR use cases, AR standards landscape, architecture and publish updates to the existing files, or notes for future study.

Results of Session 12 are found here.

Session 13

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.

Next steps and recommendations for next six months are found here.

Conclusions of the third International AR Standards meeting are found here.