Call for Papers for the

Second International Workshop on
Augmented Reality (IWAR) '99

Oct 20-21, 1999
Cathedral Hill Hotel, San Francisco, CA (USA)

In cooperation with ACM SIGCHI and SIGGRAPH SIGGRAPH.

New: Demonstration submission deadline extended until August 20!

Join the IWAR discussion group!

(Pending: approval of co-sponsorship by IEEE CS, in-cooperation by EUROGRAPHICS)


The research topic "Augmented Reality" (AR) is receiving significant attention due to striking progress in many subfields (triggered by the advances in computer miniaturization, speed, and capabilities) and fascinating live demonstrations. AR, by its very nature, is a highly inter-disciplinary field, and AR researchers work in areas such as signal processing, computer vision, graphics, user interfaces, human factors, wearable computing, mobile computing, computer networks, distributed computing, information access, information visualization, and hardware design for new displays. In the past, AR evolved from research activities in areas like "Virtual Reality", "Human-Computer Interaction", and "Wearables". This workshop is intended to provide an opportunity for AR researchers from academia as well as from industry to meet in an informal atmosphere for an exchange of ideas, concepts, and research results.

Goals and Scope:

This workshop provides an opportunity for the international AR community to get together and concentrate on topics of AR research and applications without the "overhead" of events where AR is only a related topic. It will trigger discussions among participants and provide an intensive exchange between academia and industry as well as between researchers working in the different AR research branches.

Topics to be Discussed at the Workshop:

Both "AR enabling" and "AR utilizing" research and technology will be discussed at the workshop. The list of topics is:


The workshop will be on two days from October 20-21, 1999.

In order to provide a convenient opportunity to gather many relevant participants, this workshop willl be held in the same venue as the International Symposium on Wearable Computing (Oct.18-19) at the Cathedral Hill Hotel in San Francisco.

Conference Chairs:

Reinhold Behringer
Rockwell Science Center
1049 Camino Dos Rios
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (USA)
phone: 805-373-4435
fax: 805-373-4862
David Mizell
The Boeing Company
P.O. Box 3707 MS 7L-48
Seattle, WA 98124-2207
phone: 425-865-2705
fax: 425-865-2965

Program Chair:

Gudrun Klinker
Technische Universität München
Arcisstr. 21
D-80333 München (Germany)
phone: ++49 89-289-25784
fax: ++49-89-289-25296

Program Committee:

Ron Azuma HRL Laboratories, USA
Mark Billinghurst U Washington, USA
Jerry Bowskill BT Laboratories, UK
Tom Caudell University of New Mexico, USA
Steve Feiner Columbia University, USA
Eric Foxlin Intersense Inc., USA
Michael Gervautz Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Michitaka Hirose University of Tokyo, Japan
Adam Janin University of California at Berkeley, USA
Blair MacIntyre Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Takeo Kanade Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Paul Milgram University of Toronto, Canada
Stefan Müller Fraunhofer IGD, Germany
Nassir Navab Siemens Corporate Research, USA
Ulrich Neumann University of Southern California, USA
Dirk Reiners Fraunhofer IGD, Germany
Rajeev Sharma Pennsylvania State University, USA
Andrei State University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Venkataraman Sundareswaran Rockwell Science Center, USA
Hiroyuki Yamamoto Mixed Reality Systems Laboratory, Japan

Demo Organizing Committee:

Demo Chairs:

Dirk Reiners
Fraunhofer IGD
Darmstadt (Germany)
Adam Janin
University of California at Berkeley

Demo Committee:

Steve Feiner
Columbia University
Blair MacIntyre
Georgia Institute of Technology
Ulrich Neumann
University of Southern California


We invite researchers to submit technical papers (not more than 10 pages) on the above topics in the research field "Augmented Reality". Please follow the guidelines set by the IEEE Computer Society at

For your convenience, you may use the following templates: LaTeX template ( or Word 97 template ( Submit your paper either as zipped Postscript (viewable by Ghostscript!) or as zipped Word file. Choose a unique filename, composed of the initials of your organization and the last name of the principal author (e.g. or

Submission by Email:
If the file you intend to submit is smaller than 6 MB, you may email it to both the following email addresses: and Email submissions should have a single MIME-compliant attachment or a single uuencoded file; no multi-part/alternative mails are accepted.

Submission by FTP:
You may upload your paper, poster or discussion summary to the ftp server using the following credentials:

user: IWAR99
password: {your email address}
You also should send an email to the organizers ( and, indicating the filename of the submitted document.
The FTP server will give you only write access, no delete access. Therefore, once you have uploaded your submission (or a part of it), you will not be able to overwrite it. Therefore, if you have to upload a new version of your file, you should append to the file name the following: "_revXX", with XX denoting the number of your revision.

If you do not receive an emailed confirmation of your submission by June 21, please send again an email to and to ask for the status of your submission.


We invite researchers to submit one-page summaries of posters on the above topics in the research field "Augmented Reality". Please follow the same guidelines as for the above papers. Specifications for poster size will be available later here on this website.


IWAR will host peer-reviewed demonstrations showing AR hardware prototypes and/or AR work in progress. The demos will be given in an informal setting and will be shown on all two days of the workshop. They should be brief (a few minutes) so that they can be shown repeatedly during the demonstration sessions. Demos with which people can interact are especially encouraged.

Demo submission will be evaluated on the basis of their innovation, relevance, scientific contribution, and potential logistic constraints.

Please submit the following:

IWAR will provide: electrical power, a table, and a chair for your setup, and lighting.

In order to give people more time to prepare the required items, the deadline has been extended to August 20, 1999.

Preliminary Schedule:

The following schedule is only preliminary and is subject to changes. Please "stay tuned" to the IWAR web page for latest updates!

  Papers and posters       Demonstrations
Deadline for submissions: June 7 August 20
Acceptance notifications: July 20 September 10
Camera ready papers due: Aug. 13  
Workshop Oct. 20-21  

We are looking forward to see you in San Francisco at IWAR'99!

last update: June 25 1999 (rb) visitors since January 22, 1999 ASCII file of CfP TU Muenchen   Rockwell Science Center