Thank you for joining us. Hope to see you again in 2015!
The Winter Augmented Reality Meeting will take place on February, 26-27 2014 in Graz Austria
WARM is an interdisciplinary meeting of experts in AR and related domains running its ninth installment. WARM2014 continues the success of previous WARM events (WARM'05, WARM'07, WARM'08, WARM'09, WARM'10, WARM'11, WARM'12, WARM'13) and will grow further this year. We expect participants from at least 15 different research institutions and companies from all over Europe and beyond.
WARM2014 is being organized by Hartmut Seichter and Jens Grubert. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us.
Extended to December 16, 2013 - Deadline for Presentation Submission,
December 20, 2013 - Deadline for Registration of Attendance
January 9, 2014 - Program online
February 26 - 27, 2014 - Meeting
February 28 - March 2, 2014 - Skiing Trip
Keynote Speaker: Kiyoshi Kiyokawa
We are really honoured to welcome Kiyoshi Kiyokawa from the Cybermedia Center at Osaka University as our keynote speaker.
Trends and Visions of Head Mounted Display Technologies
Thanks to the Google Glass project, a head mounted display (HMD) will likely be finally accepted by many people after the first invention of its kind in fifty years ago. However, it will exhibit only a small portion of huge potential that an HMD can offer. This talk will explore the history, current research trends and future visions of HMDs. Specifically, studies on head mounted visual displays, head mounted multi-modal displays, and head mounted sensing technologies for Augmented Reality (AR) are introduced, and challenges and visions are discussed for the realization of better AR experience. During this talk, introduced are both milestone research projects of the world, and the speakers' past and current research projects. The latter includes an occlusion-capable optical see-through display, a super wide view head mounted projective display with semi-transparent retroreflective screen, and a super wide view parallax-free eye camera.
Structured optimization for computer vision
In this talk I will present efficient algorithms for non-smooth optimization problems
arising in computer vision and image processing applications. The philosophy behind
the proposed algorithms is to exploit the structure of the underlying optimization problems
by decomposing the problem into small and easy to solve sub-problems. It turns out that
this strategy leads to highly efficient schemes which can be effectively accelerated on
Further Invited Speaker: Vincent Lepetit and Gerhard Reitmayr
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
- Tracking including sensor fusion and computer vision
- Mobile Augmented Reality
- Ubiquitous Augmented Reality
- Smart Environments
- User Interface Techniques and Interaction Methods
- User studies
- Future Directions for Augmented Reality Research
- Teaching with and about Augmented Reality
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.
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
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.