IEEE ISMAR 2015 Workshop on
          Collaboration in Mediated and Augmented Reality (CiMAR)

                   September 29, 2015  - Fukuoka, Japan
         (EXTENDED) Full paper submission deadline: July 10, 2015
          Position paper submission deadline: September 15, 2015

The world is becoming more complex every day, so problem solving often
requires teams of experts to work together. To do this effectively there
is a need for face-to-face and remote collaborative tools, and a variety
of meeting support and telepresence technologies have been developed.
However most of them involve some variation of traditional video
conferencing or desktop tools, which are severely limited in their ability
to effectively convey spatial and collaborative cues. This workshop will
focus on how Augmented Reality (AR) and Mediated Reality (MR) technology
can overcome this and other limitations, making it possible to develop
radically new types of collaborative experiences.

With AR, virtual data is spatially overlaid on top of the real world,
allowing the flexibility of virtual reality to be used for collaboration
while being grounded in physical reality. In contrast, MR refers to the
ability to add to, subtract information from, or otherwise manipulate
one's perception of reality. In combination, AR and MR technologies could
be used to merge the shared perceived realities of different users as well
as enrich their own individual experience in a collaborative task.

This workshop addresses the above vision. Our goal is to bring together
researchers who are interested in developing face-to-face and remote
collaborative systems using AR and MR technologies. We will build a
picture of current and prior research on collaboration in AR and MR, as
well as set up a common research agenda for work going forward. This, in
turn, can be used to grow the research community.

Topics of interest
The workshop will address open research issues, including, but not limited
- Case studies on using MR/AR for face-to-face or remote collaboration
- Tools for building collaborative MR/AR systems
- Effects of MR/AR on trust, presence, and coordination
- Interaction models for collaboration in MR/AR
- Tools for collaboration in MR/AR
- Collaboration awareness in MR/AR
- Methods for evaluating collaborative MR/AR systems

We will accept contributions in two different formats:
- Position papers, not exceeding 2 pages.
- Full papers, not exceeding 8 pages.

Position papers will be reviewed by the workshop organizers and on
acceptance be published on the workshop website. During the workshop,
position papers will be presented as short pitches. The submission
deadline for position papers is September 15 2015.

Full papers will be peer-reviewed and after acceptance be published in
IEEE Xplore. During the workshop, full papers will be presented as short
presentations. The deadline for submission of full papers is July 1, 2015.
Authors will be notified about acceptance of their papers on August 1,
2015. Camera-ready versions of full papers are due on August 10, 2015.

All contributions must be formatted using the paper templates available at:


Submissions must be in PDF format and have to be sent to:

Important dates
- Position papers:
-- Submission deadline: September 15, 2015
-- Notification of acceptance: September 22, 2015

- Full papers:
-- Submission deadline: July 10, 2015
-- Notification of acceptance: August 10, 2015
-- Camera-ready version: August 17, 2015

- Workshop date: September 29, 2015

- Stephan Lukosch, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
- Mark Billinghurst, The University of South Australia, Australia
- Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Osaka University, Japan
- Steven Feiner, Columbia University, USA
- Leila Alem, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Dr. Stephan G. Lukosch
Associate Professor
Delft University of Technology
Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management
Postal address: PO box 5015, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands
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