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     ISMAR 2011

 Call for Papers and Participation
The Tenth IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality
Oct. 26-29, 2011, Basel, Switzerland

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The fields  of Mixed Reality (MR)  and  Augmented Reality (AR) seek to
interactively  combine real  and virtual  objects and  environments in
3D.  The  basic  paradigm   enables  fascinating  new  types  of  user
interfaces, and  is beginning to  show significant impact  on industry
and society. The field is highly interdisciplinary, and MR/AR concepts
are applicable to a wide range of applications.

This  year  we  are  proud  to present  the  2011  IEEE  International
Symposium on  Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR  2011). The symposium
will  be  held  on  Oct  26é─ý29,  2011 at  Congress  Center  in  Basel,
Switzerland. We invite you all  to participate in this great event for
the exchange  of new ideas in  this exciting field!  ISMAR now invites
contributions in two programs:  the Science & Technology (S&T) program
and a complementary Arts, Media and Humanities (AMH) program.

  * Science and Technology Track *

In recent  years, MR/AR has  been expanding from an  exciting research
proposition into a publicly-acknowledged technology.

The field  is highly interdisciplinary, combining  work in disciplines
such as  signal processing,  computer vision, computer  graphics, user
interfaces,  human  factors,  wearable  computing,  mobile  computing,
computer  networks, displays,  and  sensors. The  growing interest  in
MR/AR applications is  creating new challenges for research  in all of
these areas.

We  invite submissions  in the  general field  of Mixed  and Augmented
Reality. Topics  of interest  include, but are  not limited  to, MR/AR
aspects of:

 - Sensing;
 - Modeling;
 - Information presentation;
 - Interaction;
 - Human factors;
 - System architectures;
 - Displays;
 - MR/AR applications.

 * Arts, Media & Humanities Track *

The  2011 ISMAR  Arts,  Media and  Humanities  chairs invite  artists,
designers,  architects,   urbanists,  and  scholars   to  explore  the
potential  of  Mixed and  Augmented  Reality  within their  respective
fields.   We  welcome artifacts,  musings,  probings, discourses,  and
insights to be presented at ISMAR 2011 in the form of papers, posters,
art   exhibits  and  performances,   panels,  workshops,   demos,  and

Topics  of interest  include, but  are not  limited to,  case studies,
deployments,  prototypes,  and  evaluations  of  Mixed  and  Augmented
Reality in:

 - Art;
 - Media art;
 - Performing arts;
 - Architecture;
 - Urban design;
 - Cultural heritage;
 - Game design;
 - Toys;
 - Social media;
 - Transhumanism;
 - Design research;
 - Product design;
 - Advertising and marketing.

Submission Categories

The following are  the categories of solicited types  of work for both
tracks. For detailed submission and formatting instructions, visit the
website at

* Papers and Posters (S&T and AMH)

Regular written papers and  posters are solicited. All accepted papers
and posters will  be published in the proceedings.  Papers must have a
minimum  of four pages  and maximum  of ten  pages, while  posters are
limited  to two  pages.

Note,  that  there is  only  one category  for  papers  --there is  no
distinction  between  full  and   short  papers.  The  acceptance  for
publication will be  partly based on the contribution  per page of the
paper. For example, a paper in six pages will be expected to have more
contribution than one with four pages.

Material simultaneously  submitted to ISMAR and another  venue will be
rejected without review. Please see the web site for full details.

* Innovation Workshops

ISMAR  2011  will  have a  series  of  workshops  the day  before  the
conference  to cover the  innovative applications  of MR/AR  and newly
emerging areas  of MR/AR. We  invite you to submit  workshop proposals
with pioneering research and fresh application areas.

* Informative Tutorials

The purpose of  the tutorials is to expand the  knowledge of the MR/AR
community.  Topics can range  from introductory  for MR/AR  novices to
highly technical for MR/AR researchers. We invite individuals or teams
interested in presenting such a tutorial to submit proposals.

* S&T Demonstrations

ISMAR  2011 provides  exhibition space  for showing  demonstrations of
MR/AR to  the community.  These  demonstrations can take the  shape of
live, interactive demos, lab/corporate exhibitions, or both.

* Art Exhibits

ISMAR 2011 is  soliciting new art that exploits MR/AR  as a medium. We
encourage artists  to provide proposals for works  implemented with AR
technologies, as well as for works based on mixed reality concepts.

Selected work  will be shown  in the electronic arts  festival, Shift,
which  hosts a traditional  exhibition environment.  Presentations and
panel discussions for  invited artists will be held  at the conference

* Tracking Competition & AMH Contests

The first Tracking Competition  at ISMARé─˘08 caught much attention. For
ISMAR  2011, we  will complement  this  contest with  design and  game
contests. Details  regarding the contests (rules, dates)  will be made
available on the ISMAR conference website in June.

Important Deadlines

Paper and Poster Abstracts: May 11
Paper and Poster Submission: May 16
Workshop and Tutorial Proposals: June 3
Art Exhibits: June 3
Demonstrations: August 15
Tracking Competition Entry: August 15

      Organization and Contact

General chairs:
 Prof. Martin Wiedmer, FHNW
 Dr. Vincent Lepetit, EPFL
Program chairs:
 Science and Technology:
  Prof. Jun Park, Hongik University
  Prof. Gerhard Reitmayr, TU Graz
  Prof. Greg Welch, UNC
Arts, Media and Humanities:
 Dr. Raphael Grasset, HIT Lab NZ/ICG
 Jan Torpus, FHNW
 Mark Podlaseck, IBM Research


The  symposium  will  be  held   at  the  Congress  Center  in  Basel,
Switzerland. Basel is located in  the very northwest of Switzerland at
the borders to  Germany and France. It can  be conveniently reached by
Basel/Mulhouse Airport or Zurich Airport (one hour by train).

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