The 4th Winter Augmented Reality Meeting

12th/13th February 2009, Graz, Austria

Important Dates

20th December. Registration
15th January. Abstracts due
12th-13th February. Workshop
14th-15th February. Skiing Trip

Contact

Information for Participants

There are 3 dislocated campuses of the Technical University of Graz (TU-Graz): the old one, the new one and ours, which is called Inffeldgasse (or Inffeldgründe). Be sure not to go for the other two. See this map for details.

There are two entrances to our campus, one from Sandgasse and one from Petersgasse (see this map). Both are fine and have roughly the same distance to the lecture hall. Most of the workshop will be held at lecture hall “HS i2”, which is next to the Mensa. ICG sponsors lunch at the Mensa for all guests.

If you come by car, you can park inside the campus. You have to tell the porter that you come to WARM and the gate should open for you. If you come by public transport from a hotel close to the city center, then the tram number 6 is most likely a good choice. The best stop to exit the tram is “Moserhofgasse”, which is at the corner of Münzgrabenstrasse and Moserhofgasse. From there it is 5 minutes of walk to the campus.

Call for Participation

The fields of Computer Graphics, Augmented Reality, Computer Vision and Ubiquitous Computing have the potential to be synergistic. However, the overlap and mutual contributions of each area has yet to be expressed and understood. The specialist, immersed in his or her own discipline, struggles to see the "big picture". The core of the workshop is to be Augmented Reality and Ubiquitous Computing and we are soliciting presentations from members of each community that illuminate the interplay between the different disciplines and AR.

We welcome presentations on all topics related to AR and Ubicomp including but not limited to:

  • Tracking including sensor fusion and computer vision
  • Mobile augmented reality
  • Ubiquitous augmented reality
  • Smart environments
  • User interface techniques and interaction methods
  • Applications
  • User studies
  • Future directions for AR research

The event is organized in a conference style. Yet we want to emphasize the informal character of WARM: There will be no proceedings or publications. Instead we invite to present new ideas and results in order to gain early feedback and hence improve chances for official publications.

The workshop lasts for two days, each having a different focus. A detailed program will be put online after the submission deadline. We plan to have 15-20 min presentation slots and at least 10 min of discussion time for each presentation. Furthermore we plan demo sessions (in case enough demos are submitted).

To participate, please register until 20th of December and submit a title and a short abstract for your presentation to Daniel Wagner by 15th of January.

Expected Attendees

After the great success of last WARM events (WARM'05, WARM'07, WARM'08), WARM will be again bigger this year. We expect visitors from 15 different research and commercial entitites from all over Europe and some non-European countries too. We are happy seeing WARM evolving into a more and more international event.

Program

The final program is online here.

Skiing Event

There is a 2-day skiing event planned for the days after the workshop from February 14th to 15th. This year's skiing areas are located in the north of Styria around 2 hours away from Graz. We will go there on Saturday morning, stay one night and leave on Sunday evening. Registration for the skiing event is December 20th too.

Tauplitz Alm (most likely this skiing area will be chosen)

Bad Aussee (alternative skiing area)

Location

The 2-day workshop will be held in at the Graz University of Technology. Most of the event will take place in lecture hall i2 (look for "talks" in the map below, click to open the full-size map).

The location for the skiing days will be close to Graz, but is still open to decide.

Costs and accommodation

There are no costs for the workshop itself. However, attendees have to organize hotel rooms on their own. The following hotels are nearby the workshop location:

More hotels can be found in this document or at Graz Tourismus.

For those who want to go skiing further information will be online soon.

Duration

The workshop itself will last for two days (Thu/Fri 12th/13th February) plus an optional two-day skiing event after the workshop (Feb. 14th to 15th) for those interested.

Registration

Please register until 20th December 2008 to Daniel Wagner.