Important Dates

The workshop itself will last for two days (Wed/Thu February 23/24) plus an optional three-day skiing event after the workshop (Feb. 25th to 27th) for those interested.

  • February 23-24, 2011 - Workshop
  • February 25-27, 2011 - Skiing Trip
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Previous Events

WARM is running since 2005

After the great success of the last WARM events (WARM'05, WARM'07, WARM'08, WARM'09, WARM'10), WARM will be growing further this year. We expect visitors from at least 15 different research and commercial entities from all over Europe and some non-European countries. We are happy seeing WARM evolving into a more and more international event.

Contact

WARM2011 is being organized by Gerhard Schall and Hartmut Seichter. Please contact us via warm2011@icg.tugraz.at

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Invited Speakers

Tobias Höllerer
Tobias ¨Höllerer is Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Adjunct Professor in Media Arts and Technology. He co-directs the "Four Eyes Laboratory" conducting research in the four I's of Imaging, Interaction, and Innovative Interfaces. Tobias holds a graduate degree in informatics from the Technical University of Berlin and MS and PhD degrees in computer science from Columbia University. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation's CAREER award, for his work on "Anywhere Augmentation", which enables computer users to place annotations in 3D space wherever they go, employing the physical world as user interface. Beyond this, Tobias's main research interests lie in virtual reality, 3D displays and interaction, visualization, mobile and wearable computing, and adaptive user interfaces.

Vincent LepetitVincent Lepetit
is a Senior Researcher at the Computer Vision Laboratory, EPFL. He received the engineering and master degrees in Computer Science from the ESIAL in 1996. He received the PhD degree in Computer Vision in 2001 from the University of Nancy, France, after working in the ISA INRIA team. He then joined the Virtual Reality Lab at EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) as a post-doctoral fellow and became a founding member of the Computer Vision Laboratory. His research interests include vision-based Augmented Reality, 3D camera tracking, object recognition and 3D reconstruction.

Slides

Simon Julier (UCL Department of Computer Science)
Björn Schwerdtfeger (EXTEND3D GmbH)
Murad Kamalov (HIIT)
Peter Keitler (EXTEND3D GmbH)
Mariusz Nowostawski (University of Otago, New Zealand)
Arindam Dey (Magic Vision Lab, University of South Australia, Australia)
Robert Praxmarer (CADET, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria)

Program

Day 1, Wednesday, February 23th, 2011

9:009:15Welcome and Greetings
9:1510:15Keynote Tobias Höllerer (University of California at Santa Barbara)
10:1510:45Break
10:4511:45Session 1
Stefanie Zollmann (ICG): Panorama-based Visualization Techniques for Augmented Reality
Michael Schmidt (Fraunhofer IGD): Augmented Reality Pipe Layout Planning in the Shipping Industry
Simon Julier (UCL Department of Computer Science): Immersion and Real-World Dissociation Caused by a Mobile Mixed Reality System
11:4512:15Demos
12:1513:00Session 2
Christian Schönauer (TU Vienna, IMS): Full Body Interaction for Serious Games in Motor Rehabilitation
Gunnar Liestøl (University of Olso): Situated Simulations between Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality: Designing Narrative Spaces
13:0014:00Lunch
14:0015:00Session 3
Sebastian Lieberknecht (Metaio): Simultaneous Reconstruction and Tracking of non-planar Templates
Peter Keitler (EXTEND3D GmbH): Management of Tracking and Tracking Accuracy in Industrial Augmented Reality Environments
Daniel Kurz (Metaio): Inertial sensor-aligned visual feature descriptors
15:0015:30Break
15:3016:30Session 4
Markus Löchtefeld, Johannes Schöning (DFKI): Augmented Reality apps for the mass market made by dummies
Mariusz Nowostawski (Otago University) : Augmented Reality projects at Otago University HCI Lab
Murad Kamalov (Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Aalto University): Mixed Reality Annotation Streams
19:00lateDinner at Eschenlaube, Glacisstrasse 63, Graz

Day 2, Thursday, February 24th, 2011

9:309:45Notifications
9:4510:45Keynote Vincent Lepetit (EPFL | École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne,Computer Vision Laboratory)
10:4511:15Break + Demos
11:1512:15Session 5
Arindam Dey (Univ. of South Australia): MagicVision: Perceptual Characters of Photorealistic See-through Visualizations in Handheld Augmented Reality
Robert Praxmarer (FH Salzburg): Wie wirklich ist die Wirklichkeit – Mixed Reality in Kunst und Unterhaltung
Mathis Csisinko (TU Vienna, IMS): 3D Interaction Technique Authoring utilizing VITAL (Virtual Environment Interaction Technique Abstraction Layer)
12:1513:00Session by Sponsor Qualcomm
Developing with Qualcomm’s Augmented Reality Platform and Extension for Unity
Demos from the Qualcomm Augmented Reality Challenge - How to develop AR applications using Unity
13:0014:00Lunch
14:0015:00Session 6
Björn Schwertdfeger (EXTEND3D GmbH): Augmented Reality Laser Projectors in industrial environments
Marc Einar Maurer (Empea, Germany): Where is the standard?
Eduardo E. Veas (ICG): Directing Attention and Influencing Memory with Visual Saliency Modulation
15:0015:15Closing Remarks, Announcments

Call for Presentations

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.

Skiing Event

Planneralm

There is a 3-day skiing event planned for the days after the workshop from February 25-27. 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 17th, together with, but independent from the proposal too. All costs need to be covered by the participants themselves. Transportation is mostly by car-sharing, organized short-term. Accommodation will be reserved on forehand for a limited number of participants (around 30).

Skiing will take place at the great location Planneralm.

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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)

TU Graz Campus Map Inffeldgasse

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.

The skiing trip will visit the nice resort Planneralm. We will stay in the in the Alpenvereinshütte Planneralm. Please scan the QR code for more information. QR code for the Alpenvereinshütte

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 send title and abstract of your presentation to warm2011@icg.tugraz.at. Don't forget to indicate if you want to join the skiing trip! The number of rooms is limited!