WARM2012

Winter Augmented Reality Meeting 2012

About

The WARM is an interdisciplinary meeting of experts in AR and related domains running its sevens installment. WARM2012 continues the success of previous WARM events (WARM'05, WARM'07, WARM'08, WARM'09, WARM'10, WARM'11) and will grow further this year. We expect participants from at least 15 different research institutions and companies from all over Europe and beyond.

Organization

Dipl.-Ing. Hartmut Seichter, PhD is again organizing this year's event. Please don't hesitate to contact me for your presentation, suggestions or other information you require. Looking forward to meet you in Graz!

Dates

  • February 8-9, 2012 - Meeting
  • February 10-12, 2012 - Skiing Trip

Pictures

Group Photo WARM2012

Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to have Professor Tom Drummond from Monash University, Australia as our keynote speaker. Tom Drummond

What is it with Augmented Reality anyway?

The talk will consider the current position of AR - what we have achieved in the last decade and what we have failed to do with some thoughts on why this might be. I will look at some opportunities that exist and the advances that need to be made to enable them. Finally, I will give an overview of our most recent research and some ideas about the future directions that I think will be interesting.

Call for Presentations

The fields of Computer Graphics, Augmented Reality, Computer Vision and Ubiquitous Computing are synergetic. However, the overlap and interleaving contributions of each area has yet to be expressed and understood. The domain expert, focusing and on excelling in his or her field of research, is unable to see the connections. Our meeting is a fertile ground to connect ideas and therefore seeks a variety of topics revolving around Augmented Reality and Ubiquitous Computing.

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

WARM 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. Invited is everybody happy to join actively in an open and constructive discussion.

Location

This two-day workshop will be held in at the Graz University of Technology, Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision. Most of the event will take place in lecture hall i2 at Inffeldgasse 12


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Graz University of Technology is comprised of various campuses. The one where WARM is held is called Inffeldgasse (or Inffeldgründe). There are two entrances to our campus, one from Sandgasse and one from Petersgasse. Both are easily accessible and have roughly the same distance to the lecture hall.

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 #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 entrance Sandgasse or you drive two more stops to St. Peter Schulzentrum and use the entrance Petersgasse.

The location for the skiing event is within a two-hours 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. Participants need to chip in for any of the transportation modes.

Skiing Event (Please Note: Changed Venue - Die Tauplitz!)

There is a three-day skiing event planned for the days after the workshop from February 10-12.

Unlike previously announced this years skiing trip will commence to the famous skiing resort of Die Tauplitz in Styria, which is around two hours away from Graz. We will go there on Friday morning, stay two nights and leave on Sunday evening.

We have a reservation agreement with the Hotel Die Post in the beautiful village of Bad Mitterndorf.

We need to know exact number of attendees by 19. December 2011, as this is high season and we cannot guarantee if there is anything left after that date.

Please do a registration for the skiing event early! It is compulsory and can not made later than December 19th, together with, but independent of a presentation proposal. We need to assure bookings are paid on your name as we cannot vouch for people sick or canceling on short notice.

All costs need to be covered by the participants themselves. Transportation is mostly by car-sharing, organized short-term. Accommodation is reserved from now until 19 December for a limited number of participants (around 30). Please contact Contact Hartmut if you have special requirements.