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Kiyoshi Kiyokawa <[log in to unmask]>
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                              ISMAR 2013

                       Call for Participation
    The 12th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality
         Oct 1 - 4, 2013, University of South Australia, Australia

The fields of Mixed Reality (MR) and Augmented Reality (AR) seek to
interactively mix virtual media with a person's perception of the
physical world around them.  Whether interactively combining physical
and virtual objects and environments in 3D, or reacting to location or
other aspects of a users context, these paradigms enable fascinating new
types of user interfaces, and are 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. Since
1998, ISMAR and its forerunner events, IWAR/ISAR and ISMR, have been the
premier forums in this vital field.

This year we are proud to present the 12th IEEE International Symposium
on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2013). The symposium will be held
on Oct. 1 - 4, 2013 at University of South Australia, Australia. We
invite you all to participate in this great event for the exchange of
new ideas in this exciting field!

    * ISMAR 2013 now invites contributions to a range of categories: *

    - Papers and Posters to the Science & Technology (S&T) program
    - Papers and Posters to the Arts, Media and Humanities (AMH) program
    - Innovation Workshops
    - Informative Tutorials
    - Demonstrations
    - Art Exhibits
    - Tracking Competition

                    * Science and Technology Program: *

In recent years, Mixed and Augmented Reality has been expanding from an
exciting research field into a commercially viable technology. The field
is highly interdisciplinary, combining work in diverse disciplines,
ranging from human centered research into user interfaces, interaction
techniques, education, design, human factors, wearable computing and
mobile computing, through more technology oriented research including
computer graphics, display technology, computer vision, sensors, signal
processing and computer networking. The growing interest in MR/AR
applications is creating new challenges for research in all of these
areas. We invite papers, posters, workshops, panels, tutorials
submissions in the general field of Mixed and Augmented Reality.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, MR/AR aspects of:

* Sensors
    - Acquisition of 3D scene descriptions
    - Calibration methods
    - Position and orientation tracking technology
    - Sensor fusion
    - Vision-based registration and tracking

* Information presentation
    - Aural, haptic and olfactory augmentation
    - Display and view management
    - Mediated and diminished reality
    - Object overlay and spatial layout techniques
    - Photo-realistic rendering
    - Real-time rendering

* User interaction
    - Collaborative MR/AR
    - Interaction techniques for MR/AR
    - Multi-modal input and output

* System architecture
    - Display hardware
    - Distributed and collaborative MR/AR
    - Performance issues [real-time approaches]
    - Wearable and mobile computing
    - Online services and MR/AR

* Human factors
    - Acceptance of MR/AR technology
    - Social implications
    - Usability studies and experiments

* MR/AR Applications
    - MR/AR for Architecture
    - MR/AR for art, cultural heritage, or education and training
    - MR/AR for entertainment
    - Industrial and military MR/AR applications
    - Medical MR/AR applications
    - Personal MR/AR information systems

                    * Arts, Media & Humanities Program: *

The 2013 ISMAR Arts, Media and Humanities (AMH) program invites artists,
designers, and scholars to explore the potential of Mixed and Augmented
Reality.  Artists and designers are invited to present and contextualize
creative work in MR or AR media forms and to reflect on the place of
these technologies in various fields of art and design. Scholars are
invited to present work that analyzes or critiques AR/MR in the contexts
of current social forms or the history of art and media. We welcome
papers, posters, and demos, as well as proposals for panels and workshops.

Topics of interest include Mixed and Augmented Reality works in relation
to, but not limited to:

* Media art
    - Performing arts
    - Art History
    - Architecture
    - Urban design
    - Game and toys
    - Cultural Heritage
    - Social media

* Fields and approaches of interest include, but are not limited to:
    - Media Studies
    - Cultural Studies
    - Literary Studies
    - Game Studies
    - Practitioner Case Studies
    - Design research
    - Communications

                    * Submission Categories *

Submissions in the following categories are solicited. For detailed
information on topics, submission and formatting, 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 ISMAR 2013 Proceedings and included
in the IEEE Xplore digital library. 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 2013 and another venue will be rejected without review. Please
see the web site at for full details.

* Workshops

ISMAR 2013 will have a series of workshops the day before the conference
to cover innovative applications and newly emerging areas of MR/AR.
ISMAR 2013 workshops are a complementary forum to the main conference.
We invite you to submit workshop proposals with pioneering research and
fresh application areas at themes from both Science & Technology as well
as Arts, Media, & Humanities tracks. Please visit
for detailed information on workshop proposals.

* Panels

We welcome panel proposals that address current challenges and
opportunities in fields related to ISMAR, in a format that engages the
audience in ways not possible in standard presentation formats.

* Informative Tutorials

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

* Demonstrations and Exhibits

ISMAR 2013 will provide exhibition space for demonstrations of MR/AR to
the community. These demonstrations can take the shape of live,
interactive demos, lab/corporate exhibitions, interactive art
exploration, or combination of these.

* Doctoral Symposium

The inaugural ISMAR Doctoral Consortium will take place as part of ISMAR
2013. The goal of the Doctoral Consortium is to create an opportunity
for PhD students to present their research, discuss their current
progress and future plans, and receive constructive criticism and
guidance regarding their future work and career objectives. Details
regarding the abstract submission will be available  on the ISMAR
website shortly.

* Birds of a Feather

Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) sessions provide the opportunity for groups of
people who share interests, goals, technologies, environments, or
backgrounds to meet at ISMAR2013 to conduct informal presentations,
discussions and/or demonstrations. Details regarding BOFs will be
available on the ISMAR website shortly.

* Tracking Competition

The first Tracking Competition at ISMAR'08 caught much attention. For
ISMAR 2013, we will continue this tradition. Details regarding the
competition (rules, dates)  will be available on the ISMAR website

                * Important Deadlines *

Paper and Poster Abstracts - ** Required **: April 18, 23:59 US Pacific Time
Paper and Poster Submission : April 25, 23:59 US Pacific Time
Notification for Papers and Posters: July 1
Camera-ready copy: August 7

Workshop Proposals : March 24
Tutorial & Panel Proposals : May 15
Demonstrations : July 10
Art Exhibits: July 10
Doctoral Symposium: TBA
Birds of a Feather: TBA
Tracking Competition: TBA

                * Further Information *

Visit the website at for detailed information on
    - Submission guidelines for the different categories
    - Author guidelines and formatting instructions for S&T and AMH programs
    - Reviewing guidelines

                * Organization and Contact *

If you have further questions, feel free to email info[at], or
contact the appropriate chairs at the email addresses given below.

General chairs: general_chairs[at]
    Mark Billinghurst, University of Canterbury
    Bruce Thomas, University of South Australia

Science and Technology chairs: scitech_chairs[at]
    Maribeth Gandy, Georgia Tech
    Simon Julier, University College London
    Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Osaka University

Arts, Media and Humanities chairs: amh_chairs[at]
    Jay Bolter, Georgia Tech
    Henry Duh, NUS
    Maria Engberg, Blekinge Institute of Technology

Workshop chairs: workshops_chairs[at]
    Denis Kalkofen, TU Graz
    Carson Reynolds, University of Tokyo
    Hartmut Seichter, TU Graz

Tutorials and Panels Chairs:

Demonstration Chairs:

Doctoral Consortium Chairs:

Birds of a Feather Chairs:

Awards committee chair:

Last Impact Awards committee chair:

Publications Chair:

Sponsorship Chair: sponsorship[at]
    Christian Sandor, University of South Australia

Student Volunteer Chairs: sv_chairs[at]

Online Communication Chair:

Web Chair: web_chairs[at]
    Ulrich Eck, University of South Australia

                * Venue *

ISMAR 2013 will be held October 1-4, 2013 at University of South
Australia, in Adelaide, Australia. Adelaide is located north of the
Fleurieu Peninsula on the Adelaide Plains between Gulf St Vincent and
the Mount Lofty Ranges. The city was founded in 1836 as planned capital
for a British province in Australia. Today, Adelaide is known for it's
many festival throughout the year and was listed in the Top 10 of The
Economist's World's Most Liveable Cities index in 2010.

The Adelaide city center is surrounded by the Adelaide Parklands, which
separate the city from the surrounding suburbs. The central shopping
street Rundle Street is located between Frome Street and East Terrace,
and is home to many stores, cafes, restaurants, and wine bars. The
conference location City East campus of the University of South
Australia, is just 2 minutes away.

More details regarding the location and accommodation information will
be available on the ISMAR website shortly.

Kiyoshi KIYOKAWA, Ph.D. <[log in to unmask]>
Cybermedia Center, Osaka University
Toyonaka Educational Research Center 517
1-32 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043, Japan
Tel: +81-6-6850-6821 / Fax: +81-6-6850-6829
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