International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality - Call for Papers

ISMAR 2011

Call for Papers and Participation 
The Tenth IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality
Oct. 26-29, 2011, Basel, Switzerland

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The fields of Mixed Reality (MR) and Augmented Reality (AR) seek to interactively combine real and virtual objects and environments in 3D. The basic paradigm enables fascinating new types of user interfaces, and is beginning to show significant impact on industry and society. The field is highly interdisciplinary, and MR/AR concepts are applicable to a wide range of applications.

This year we are proud to present the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2011). The symposium will be held on Oct 26–29, 2011 at Congress Center in Basel, Switzerland.

We invite you all to participate in this great event for the exchange of new ideas in this exciting field!

ISMAR now invites contributions in two programs: the Science & Technology (S&T) program and a complementary Arts, Media and Humanities (AMH) program.

* Science and Technology Track * In recent years, MR/AR has been expanding from an exciting research proposition into a publicly-acknowledged technology. The field is highly interdisciplinary, combining work in disciplines such as signal processing, computer vision, computer graphics, user interfaces, human factors, wearable computing, mobile computing, computer networks, displays, and sensors. The growing interest in MR/AR applications is creating new challenges for research in all of these areas.

We invite submissions in the general field of Mixed and Augmented Reality. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, MR/AR aspects of:

- Sensing;
- Modeling;
- Information presentation;
- Interaction;
- Human factors;
- System architectures;
- Displays;
- MR/AR applications.

* Arts, Media & Humanities Track *

The 2011 ISMAR Arts, Media and Humanities chairs invite artists, designers, architects, urbanists, and scholars to explore the potential of Mixed and Augmented Reality within their respective fields. We welcome artifacts, musings, probings, discourses, and insights to be presented at ISMAR 2011 in the form of papers, posters, art exhibits and performances, panels, workshops, demos, and tutorials.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, case studies, deployments, prototypes, and evaluations of Mixed and Augmented Reality in:

- Art;
- Media art;
- Performing arts;
- Architecture;
- Urban design;
- Cultural heritage;
- Game design;
- Toys;
- Social media;
- Transhumanism;
- Design research;
- Product design;
- Advertising and marketing.

Submission Categories

The following are the categories of solicited types of work for both tracks. For detailed submission and formatting instructions, visit the website at (and follow us on twitter: ISMARConf)

* Papers and Posters (S&T and AMH)
* Innovation Workshops
* Informative Tutorials
* S&T Demonstrations
* Art Exhibits
* Tracking Competition & AMH Contests

Important Deadlines

Paper and Poster Abstracts: May 11
Paper and Poster Submission: May 16
Workshop and Tutorial Proposals: June 3
Art Exhibits: June 3
Demonstrations: August 15
Tracking Competition Entry: August 15

Organization and Contact

General chairs:
Prof. Martin Wiedmer, FHNW
Dr. Vincent Lepetit, EPFL
Program chairs:
Science and Technology:
Prof. Jun Park, Hongik University
Prof. Gerhard Reitmayr, TU Graz
Prof. Greg Welch, UNC
Arts, Media and Humanities:
Dr. Raphael Grasset, HIT Lab NZ/ICG
Jan Torpus, FHNW
Mark Podlaseck, IBM Research


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