ISMAR 2016 Workshop: Standards for Mixed and Augmented Reality

 

Organizer: Gerard J. Kim, Korea University

 

Date: Sept. 23 (Friday), 2016

 

Venue: To be announced

 

Objective and Background

 

         Mixed and augmented reality (MAR) is on the brink of large-scale consumer level commercialization. For MAR to succeed and proliferate as an information media and new contents platform, standards will be necessary so that MAR system components can easily be plugged in and contents shared and interoperable. The workshop will be an arena to discuss and lay a foundation to many issues of standardization for MAR, including (but not limited to): proper subareas for standards and abstract levels, physical and environment object representation, content file format, standard calibration process, augmentation and display style standards, standards for non-visual and multimodal augmentation, object feature presentation, benchmarking, etc.

         Despite its importance, there has been very little discussion of standards for MAR, especially from the academics and research community. It is critical that standards for MAR be developed on a sound basis with input from the academia and research community, for it to be correct, comprehensive, effective and extendible for the future.
Standardization for MAR is being pushed through few organizations, such as the ISO (International Standards Organization), OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) and by grass root organizations such as the Perey Associates. Such movements reflect the recent rise in the interest in AR and the large commercialization efforts. However, there are so many areas to cover and the efforts are still limited by the lack of area experts.

 

Format of the workshop

         Presentation of position papers and in-depth discussion.

         Position papers will be solicited (and organized for presentations and discussion) with particular emphasis and focus on those areas that are expected to have large and immediate impacts by standardization (e.g. marker standards, image feature standards, contents format, benchmarking, calibration).

         As the primary motivation does NOT lie in the immediate publication. This is also because approach to making standards may not necessarily have the deep technical and research contribution. Informal workshop proceedings should suffice.

         Instead, as the convener of the MAR working group at ISO, I can selectively reflect the results of the workshop to current standardization efforts at ISO and get participants to be involved as national representative or area experts.

         A similar workshop at SIGGRAPH in the field of virtual reality standards and X3D extension for MAR drew at least 10-12 presentations and more than 60-70 participants.  Thus, we expect 20-30 submissions, 10-12 position papers (max) and 40-50 interested participants.

 

Preliminary Call for Papers

Mixed and augmented reality (MAR) is on the brink of large-scale consumer level commercialization. For MAR to succeed and proliferate as an information media and new contents platform, standards will be necessary so that MAR system components can easily be plugged in and contents shared and interoperable. Despite its importance, there has been very little discussion of standards for MAR, especially from the academics and research community. It is critical that standards for MAR be developed on a sound basis with input from the academia and research community, for it to be correct, comprehensive, effective and extendible for the future.

 

The workshop will be an arena to discuss and lay a foundation to many issues of standardization for MAR, including (but not limited to):

 

-          Proper subareas for standards and abstract levels

-          Physical and environment object representation

-          Content file format

-          Standard calibration process

-          Augmentation and display style standards

-          Standards for non-visual and multimodal augmentation

-          Benchmarking

-          Standards for tracking and recognition

 

Position papers are solicited on the areas listed above (but not limited to) and will be presented and discussed.  Accepted papers and presentations will be published as a workshop proceeding and be invited to participate in the relevant standards developing organization such as the ISO.

 

Authors guideline (Paper format)

         ISMAR paper format is used.

         There is no restriction in length but 4 ~ 8 pages are recommended.

         Word template (Link) / Latex template (Link) / Sample pdf (Link)

         Submit paper by sending it to the organizer, gjkim@korea.ac.kr

 

Publication and Review

         To attract as much audience and participation, we would like to encourage even the last minute submission. Thus, we decided not to pursue official ISMAR WS publication (which has early deadlines and all), and rather, with permission, just make informal on-line proceedings.

         While the orgnizers will review the submitted papers, we hope to accomodate as much participation as possible as a way to get this effort start on a good note.

 

Organizers

         Gerard J. Kim, Professor of Korea University / ISO-IEC JTC 1 SC 24

         Program Committee: Takeshi Kurata (AIST/U of Tsukuba, Japan), Myeongwon Lee (Univ. of Suwon, Korea), Kwanhee Yoo (Chungbuk National Univ., Korea)

 

Inquiries

         Gerard J. Kim, gjkim at korea.ac.kr

 

Workshop Schedule [0]

 

Advanced Program (updated Sept. 1, 2016)

 

September 23, 2016(Friday)

 

9:00 - 9:30        Introduction to MAR Standards Activities at ISO SC 24 (Gerard Kim) [7]

 

9:30 - 10:00      Introduction to MAR Standards Activities at ISO SC 29 (Veronica Scurtu)

 

          -          Overview of MPEG AR Application Format (ARAF) [1]

 

          -          Authoring Augmented Reality Experiences (based on ARAF) [3] [4]

 

10:00 - 10:20   Tracking Competition as an Eval. Methodology or AR Visual SLAM (Sei Ikeda et al.)

 

10:20 - 10:40   Benchmarking of vision-based registration and tracking for MAR (Takeshi Kurata et al.) [2]

 

10:40 - 11:00   AR Extension for X3D (Gun Lee)

 

11:00 - 11:20   Information Model for MAR Contents (Gerard Kim) [5]

 

11:20 - 11:40   MAR and Khronos Standards (Neil Trevett) [6]

 

11:40 - 12:00   Metadata representation for outdoor context-aware MAR services (Woontack Woo)

 

12:00 - 12:30   Discussion (Current standards approach ...)

 

12:30 - 1:15     Lunch

 

1:20 - 1:40       Attention FOV evaluation method for AR HUDs toward evaluation standardization

                          (Haruhiko Okumura, Kazumitsu Shinhara) [8]

 

1:40 - 2:00       Standards for Coexistent Reality (Bumjae Yoo)

 

2:00 - 2:20       AR Learning Experience (Carl Smith)

 

2:20 - 2:40       Proposal of an Industry Specification Group at ETSI (Jerome Royan) [9]

 

2:40 - 3:00       PDR for lab-forming field and its benchmarking (Takeshi Kurata et al.) [10]

 

3:00 - 3:40       Discussion(Future standard ...)