The 12th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2013)

October 1-4, 2013

Adelaide, S.A., Australia


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.

All topics relevant to Mixed Reality are of interest. This includes, but is not limited to:

Information Presentation

  • Visual, aural, haptic and olfactory augmentation
  • Multisensory rendering, registration and synchronization
  • Mediated and diminished reality
  • Photo-realistic and non photo-realistic rendering
  • Real-time and non real-time interactive rendering


  • Acquisition of 3D video and scene descriptions
  • Video processing and streaming
  • Projector-camera systems
  • Calibration and registration of sensing systems
  • Location sensing technologies (of any kind, including non real-time)
  • Sensor fusion
  • Wearable sensors, ambient-device interaction
  • Touch, tangible and gesture interfaces
  • Smart spaces


  • Display hardware, including 3D, stereoscopic and multi-user
  • Live video stream augmentation (e.g., in robotics and broadcast)
  • Wearable and situated displays (e.g., Google Glass, smart watches, pico-projectors)
  • Wearable actuators and augmented humans

User Experience Design

  • Collaborative interfaces
  • Interaction techniques
  • Multi-modal input and output
  • Usability studies and experiments
  • Technology acceptance and social implications

System Architecture

  • Distributed and collaborative architectures
  • Real-time performance issues
  • Wearable and mobile computing
  • Online services
  • Scene description and management issues
  • Content creation and management


  • Personal information systems
  • Architecture
  • Art, cultural heritage, education and training
  • Entertainment, broadcast
  • Industrial, military, emergency response
  • Medical

Arts, Media & Humanities

The 2013 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 April 18, 2013, 23:59 US Pacific Time
Paper and Poster Submission S&T May 2, 2013, 23:59 US Pacific Time
Paper and Poster Submission AMH May 9, 2013, 23:59 US Pacific Time
Notification for Papers and Posters July 1, 2013
Camera-ready copy August 7, 2013

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]

  • Mark Billinghurst, University of Canterbury
  • Bruce Thomas, University of South Australia

Science and Technology Chairs: scitech_chairs[at]

  • Maribeth Gandy, Georgia Tech
  • Simon Julier, University College London
  • Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Osaka University
S&T Program Committee:

  • Hrvoje Benko, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Hong Hua, The University of Arizona, USA
  • Jonathan Ventura, Graz University of Technology
  • Jason Wither, Nokia, USA
  • Yan Xu, Intel Labs, USA


  • Andreas Dunser, HITLab NZ, New Zealand
  • Fumihisa Shibata, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
  • Maki Sugimoto, Keio University, Japan
  • Hideaki Uchiyama, Toshiba Co., Japan
  • Woontack Woo, KAIST, Korea


  • Jan Herling, Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany
  • Otmar Hilliges, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Ernst Kruijff, CURE, Austria
  • Eric Marchand, IRISA, France
  • Charles Woodward, VTT, Finland

Arts, Media and Humanities Chairs: amh_chairs[at]

  • Jay Bolter, Georgia Tech
  • Henry Duh, NUS
  • Maria Engberg, Blekinge Institute of Technology

Registration committee chair: registration[at]

  • Steve Henderson, US Army

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
  • Tom Drummond, Monash University

Demonstration Chairs: demos_chairs[at]

  • Ross Smith, University of South Australia
  • Maki Sugimoto, Keio University
  • Raphael Grasset, TU Graz

Works-In-Progress Chairs: wip_chairs[at]

  • Stephen DiVerdi, Google
  • Jun Park, Hongik University

Tracking Competition Chairs: tracking_chairs[at]

  • Winyu Chinthammit, University of Tasmania
  • Gerhard Reitmayr

Doctoral Consortium Chairs: dc_chairs[at]

  • Winyu Chinthammit, UTAS
  • Si Jung “Jun” Kim, University of Central Florida

Birds of a Feather Chairs: bof_chairs[at]

  • Gun Lee, HITLabNZ

Posters Chairs: posters_chairs[at]

  • Nobuchika Sakata, Osaka University

Awards Committee Chairs:

  • Mark Billinghurst, University of Canterbury
  • Christian Sandor, University of South Australia

Industry Relations Chair: sponsorship[at]

  • Matt Adcock, CSIRO
  • Rob Manson, MOB Labs
  • Christian Sandor, University of South Australia

Finance Chair:

  • Jason Wither, Microsoft

Student Volunteer Chairs: sv_chairs[at]

  • Michael Marner, University of South Australia

Local Arrangements Chair:

  • Stewart Von Itzstein, University of South Australia

AMH Local Arrangements Chair:

  • Brad Cameron

AMH Exhibition Curator and Demos Chair:

  • Julian Stadon, Curtin University

Publications Chair: publications_chairs[at]

  • Wonwoo Lee, INRIA

Online Communication Chair: online_chairs[at]

  • Arindam Dey, James Cook University

Web Chair: web_chairs[at]

  • Ulrich Eck, University of South Australia