WARM2013

Winter Augmented Reality Meeting 2013

About

The WARM is an interdisciplinary meeting of experts in AR and related domains running its sevens installment. WARM2013 continues the success of previous WARM events (WARM'05, WARM'07, WARM'08, WARM'09, WARM'10, WARM'11, WARM'12) 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

WARM2013 is being organized byHartmut Seichter and Tobias Langlotz

Dates

  • February 13+14, 2013 - Meeting
  • February 15-17, 2013 - Skiing Trip

Program

WARM2013 Program

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
  • Teaching with and about AR

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 15 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 i1 at Inffeldgasse 18


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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 - Planneralm

There is a three-day skiing event planned for the days after the workshop from February 15-17. Please register for the skiing event early! It is compulsory and can not made later than January 15th, 2013, 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 January 15th for a limited number of participants (around 20).

The first accommodation site is the guesthouse Gstemmerblick. We reserved a set of 2-bed and 4-bed rooms for total 20 people. The rooms including half-board with breakfast and dinner cost EUR 90-98 for two nights. Even though we put the reservation you are responsible to book it your own via their website or email. Please use "WARM" and "TUGRAZ" to indicate that you are belonging to our group so that they can take the room from our reservation. Please contact us if you have problems with booking a room or in case you are just looking for a bed in a shared room. We assume most people to stay in this hotel.

In case you look for a more budget friendly accommodation there is a second accommodation just next (less than 1min) the the first: the Alpine Association Hut. We haven't placed any reservation there but they have a set of 2-bed room and a set of 3-bed rooms and a bunk. The rooms include half board (breakfast and dinner) and will cost EUR 70 for two nights. Let us know if you need help for booking the accommodation.

Also, please let us know, if you require a single room as we currently have not reserved any or if you will require transport to and from the resort. Planneralm is about 2 hours driving from Graz and it is rather complicated to go by public transport.