The 11th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2012)

November 5-8, 2012

Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.


Aims & Scope

Science & Technology

In recent years, Mixed and Augmented Reality has been expanding from an exciting research field into a commercially viable technology. The field is highly interdisciplinary, combining work in diverse disciplines, ranging from human centered research into user interfaces, interaction techniques, education, design, human factors, wearable computing and mobile computing, through more technology oriented research including computer graphics, display technology, computer vision, sensors, signal processing and computer networking. The growing interest in M&AR applications is creating new challenges for research in all of these areas.

We invite papers, posters, workshops, panels, tutorials submissions in the general field of Mixed and Augmented Reality.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, MR/AR aspects of:
  • Sensors
    • Acquisition of 3D scene descriptions
    • Calibration methods
    • Position and orientation tracking technology
    • Sensor fusion
    • Vision-based registration and tracking
  • Information presentation
    • Aural, haptic and olfactory augmentation
    • Display and view management
    • Mediated and diminished reality
    • Object overlay and spatial layout techniques
    • Photo-realistic rendering
    • Real-time rendering
  • User interaction
    • Collaborative MR/AR
    • Interaction techniques for MR/AR
    • Multi-modal input and output
  • System architecture
    • Display hardware
    • Distributed and collaborative MR/AR
    • Performance issues [real-time approaches]
    • Wearable and mobile computing
    • Online services and MR/AR
  • Human factors
    • Acceptance of MR/AR technology
    • Social implications
    • Usability studies and experiments
  • MR/AR Applications
    • MR/AR for Architecture
    • MR/AR for art, cultural heritage, or education and training
    • MR/AR for entertainment
    • Industrial and military MR/AR applications
    • Medical MR/AR applications
    • Personal MR/AR information systems

Arts, Media & Humanities

The 2012 ISMAR Arts, Media and Humanities (AMH) program invites artists, designers, and scholars to explore the potential of Mixed and Augmented Reality.  Artists and designers are invited to present and contextualize creative work in MR or AR media forms and to reflect on the place of  these technologies in various fields of art and design. Scholars are invited to present work that analyzes or critiques AR/MR in the contexts of current social forms or the history of art and media. We welcome papers, posters, and demos, as well as proposals for panels and workshops.

Topics of interest include Mixed and Augmented Reality works in relation to, but not limited to:

  • Media art
  • Performing arts
  • Art History
  • Architecture
  • Urban design
  • Game and toys
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Social media
Fields and approaches of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Media Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Literary Studies
  • Game Studies
  • Practitioner Case Studies
  • Design research
  • Communications

Important Deadlines

Paper and Poster Abstracts May 18, 23:59 US Pacific Time
Paper and Poster Submission May 25, 23:59 US Pacific Time
Notification for Papers and Posters August 8
Camera-ready copy September 7

Conference Committee

If you have further questions, feel free to email info[at], or contact the appropriate chairs at the email addresses given below:

General Chairs: general_chairs[at]

  • Blair MacIntyre, Georgia Tech
  • Greg Welch, University of Central Florida

Science and Technology Chairs: scitech_chairs[at]

  • Maribeth Gandy, Georgia Tech
  • Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Osaka University
  • Gerhard Reitmayr, TU Graz
S&T Program Committee:

  • Jonathan, Ventura UCSB, USA
  • Hong Hua, University of Arizona, USA
  • Hrvoje Benko, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Stephen DiVerdi, Adobe, USA
  • Jason Wither Nokia, USA


  • Masayuki Kanbara, NAIST, Japan
  • Andreas Dünser, HITLab NZ, New Zealand
  • Holger Regenbrecht, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Fumihisa Shibata, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
  • Christian Sandor, University of South Australia, Australia


  • Reinhold Behringer, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
  • Andreas Simon, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern, Switzerland
  • Andreas Butz, University of Munich, Germany
  • Gabriele Bleser, DFKI, Germany
  • Hideaki Uchiyama, INRIA, France

Arts, Media and Humanities Chairs: amh_chairs[at]

  • Jay Bolter, Georgia Tech
  • Henry Duh, NUS
  • Sean White, Nokia

AMH Program Committee:

  • Jay David Bolter, Georgia Tech, USA
  • Vanessa De Luca, SUPSI, Switzerland
  • Henry Been-Lirn Duh, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Maria Engberg, Blekinge Institute of Technology Sweden
  • Monika Fleischmann, Fraunhofer Institute IAIS, Germany
  • Raphael Grasset, ICG/TU Graz, Austria
  • Sinem Guven, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA
  • Orhan Kipcak, Fh Joanneum ­ University of Applied Sciences, Austria
  • Hartmut Seichter, ICG/TU Graz, Austria
  • Christopher Stapleton, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Wolfgang Strauss, Fraunhofer Institute IAIS, Germany
  • Sean White, Nokia Research Center, USA

Registration committee chair: registration[at]

  • Evan Barba, Georgia Tech

Workshop Chairs: workshops_chairs[at]

  • Denis Kalkofen, TU Graz
  • Carson Reynolds, University of Tokyo
  • Hartmut Seichter, TU Graz

Tutorials and Panels Chairs:
tutorials_chairs[at] and panels_chairs[at]

  • Matt Adcock, CSIRO, Australia
  • John Quarles, UTSA
  • Andreas Simon, FHRW

Demonstration Chairs: demos_chairs[at]

  • Winyu Chinthammit, HIT Lab AU
  • Iulian Radu, Georgia Tech

Tracking Competition Chairs: tracking_chairs[at]

  • Changhyun Choi, Georgia Tech
  • Henrick Christensen, Georgia Tech
  • Manuel Huber, TU Munich

Doctoral Consortium Chairs: dc_chairs[at]

  • Si Jung “Jun” Kim, University of Central Florida
  • Bruce Thomas, University of South Australia

Birds of a Feather Chairs: bof_chairs[at]

  • Christine Perey, PEREY Research & Consulting
  • Chris Stapleton, Simiosys Real World Laboratory
  • Mark Billinghurst, The HIT Lab NZ University of Canterbury

Awards committee chair:

  • Mark Billinghurst, The HIT Lab NZ University of Canterbury

Last Impact Awards committee chair:

  • Tom Drummond, Monash University

Publications Chair: publications_chairs[at]

  • Carson Reynolds, University of Tokyo

Sponsorship Chair: sponsorship[at]

  • Simon Julier, University College London

Student Volunteer Chairs: sv_chairs[at]

  • Arindam Dey, UniSA
  • Jennifer Milam, Georgia Tech
  • Yan Xu, Georgia Tech

Online Communication Chair:

  • Raphael Grasset, ICG/TU Graz, Austria

Web Chair: web_chairs[at]

  • Gheric Speiginer, Georgia Tech