The 5th
Winter Augmented Reality Meeting


WARM'010 | February 24/25, 2010, Graz, Austria/
Europe

Important Dates

December 20. Registration
January 15. Abstracts due
February 24-25. Workshop
February 26-28. Skiing Trip

Contact

WARM program chair
Gerhard Reitmayr
Ernst Kruijff

Sponsors

We thank our sponsors:

Some slides of the presentations at WARM'10 are now online here.

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 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 10 min presentation slots and around 5 mins of discussion time for each presentation. Demo tables will be set up for "casual" demos.

To participate, please register until 20th of December and submit a title and a short abstract for your presentation to the program chair by January 15th, 2010.

Expected Attendees

After the great success of the last WARM events (WARM'05, WARM'07, WARM'08, WARM'09), WARM will be growing further this year. We expect visitors from at least 15 different research and commercial entitites from all over Europe and some non-European countries. We are happy seeing WARM evolving into a more and more international event.

Program

You can find an intermediate program here. Basically, the program fills the day from 9AM till 4.30PM, approximately.

Some slides of the presentations at WARM'10 are now online here.

Invited Speakers

Prof. Steven Feiner

Steven Feiner is Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, where he directs the Computer Graphics and User Interfaces Lab, and co-directs the Columbia Vision and Graphics Center. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brown University. Prof. Feiner's research interests include augmented reality and virtual environments, 3D user interfaces, knowledge-based design of graphics and multimedia, mobile and wearable computing, computer games, and information visualization. He is coauthor of Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice and of Introduction to Computer Graphics, received an ONR Young Investigator Award, and together with his students, has won best paper awards at ACM UIST, ACM CHI, ACM VRST, and IEEE ISMAR.

Prof. Greg Welch

Greg Welch is a Research Associate Professor of Computer Science and Adjunct Associate Professor of Applied & Materials Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1986 he received a degree in Electrical Technology from Purdue University (with Highest Distinction), and in 1996 he received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UNC-Chapel Hill. Previously he has worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Northrop-Grumman's Defense Systems Division. His research interests include human tracking systems, 3D telepresence, projector-based graphics, computer vision and view synthesis, and medical applications of computers. He has co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications in these areas, and is a co-inventor on multiple patents. He has served on numerous program committees, co-chaired workshops, serves on the editorial board of International Journal of Virtual Reality, and is an Associate Editor for the journal Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments. He maintains an internationally-recognized web site dedicated to the Kalman filter. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and ACM.

 

Skiing Event

There is a 3-day skiing event planned for the days after the workshop from February 26-28 . This year's skiing areas are (like the past years) located in Styria around 2 hours away from Graz. We will go there on Friday morning, stay two nights and leave on Sunday evening. Registration for the skiing event is December 20th too. All costs need to be covered by the participants themselves. Transportation is mostly by car-sharing, organized short-term. Accomodation will be reserved on forehand for a limited number of participants (around 30).

Skiing will take place at the great location Planneralm.

 

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 at the Inffeldgasse (look for "talks" in the map below, click to open the full-size map).

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.

The location for the skiing days will is within 2-hour drive from Graz. We will arrange for car sharing between local participants and guests from further away to keep the costs low. Car rental is also an option and will be considered, if necessary.

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.

Duration

The workshop itself will last for two days (Wed/Thu February 24/25) plus an optional three-day skiing event after the workshop (Feb. 26th to 28th) for those interested.

Skiing

The skiing trip will visit the nice resort Planneralm. We will stay in a set of cosy appartements for 5 people each, the Holzboxen. The price for accommodation is about EUR 45 in total per person and will be payable in cash at the resort. The appartements are self-catering, so will we have to bring our own food for breakfast and dinner as necessary.

Other costs are

For transport we will arrange car sharing between locals and visitors going to the resort. If more capacity is required, we will consider car rentals.

Registration

Please register until 20th December 2009 to the program chair .