The 13th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2014)

Sep 10-12, 2014

Munich, Germany

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

MASH’D, The Human Side of Technology

The 2014 ISMAR MASH’D program is celebrating the convergence of diverse creative disciplines that will be defining future AR/MR experience. Formerly called the Arts, Media and Humanities (AMH) track, this program invites a broader base of contributors addressing the transformative, human-side of AR/MR technology. Providing a diverse program of exhibition, discourse and research in a rapidly enriching AR/MR experience, we invite artists, musicians, media producers, humanity scholars, social scientists, educators, and experience and product designers to explore the potential of Augmented and Mixed Reality real-world applications. Contributors are invited to present and contextualize creative work in AR or MR 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, panels, case studies, and demos from academic, civic and commercial sectors. We strongly recommend creative workshops to be submitted to the ISMAR Workshops program.

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
  • Entertainment (stories, games, toys)
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Social media
  • Education, training, therapy

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
  • Instructional technologies
  • Telepresence & perception

Important Deadlines

Mandatory Paper Abstracts Pre-Submission March 19, 2014, 23:59 US Pacific Time
Paper Submission S&T March 28, 2014, 23:59 US Pacific Time
Paper Submission MASH’D March 28, 2014, 23:59 US Pacific Time
Notification for Papers June 1, 2014
Poster Submission June 8,  2014, 23:59 US Pacific Time
Notification for Posters June 30, 2014
Camera-ready copy (Papers) July 7, 2014
Camera-ready copy (Posters) July 9, 2014

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]

  • Gudrun Klinker, TU Munich
  • Nassir Navab, TU Munich

Science and Technology Chairs: scitech_chairs[at]

  • Simon Julier, University College London
  • Robert W. Lindeman, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Christian Sandor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

S&T Program Committee:

  • Wolfgang Broll, TU Ilmenau
  • Ozan Cakmakci, Google Inc.
  • Andreas Dunser, CSIRO
  • Yoshinari Kameda, University of Tsukuba
  • Asako Kimura, Ritsumeikan University
  • Ernst Kruijff, FH Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
  • Andrew Maimone, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Walterio Mayol-Cuevas, Bristol University
  • Tabitha Peck, Duke University
  • Holger Regenbrecht, University of Otago
  • Dirk Reiners, University of Louisiana
  • Hideaki Uchiyama, Kyushu University
  • Eduardo Veas, Graz University of Technology
  • Jonathan Ventura, Graz University of Technology

Media, Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities & Design Chairs:mashd_chairs[at]

  • Henry Duh, HITLab AU, University of Tasmania
  • Julian Stadon, FH Salzburg
  • Christopher Stapleton, Simiosys Real World Laboratory

Workshop Chairs: workshops_chairs[at]

  • Manuel Huber, TU Munich
  • Dirk Reiners, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Hartmut Seichter, Graz University of Technology

Tracking Competition Chairs: tracking_chairs[at]

  • Andreas Dippon, TU Munich
  • Patrick Maier, TU Munich
  • Christoffer Menk, Volkswagen AG
  • Daniel Pustka, A.R.T. GmbH
  • Ulrich Rautenberg, Volkswagen AG
  • Murali Chari, QUALCOMM

Posters Chairs: posters_chairs[at]

  • Nobuchika Sakata, Osaka University
  • Veronica Teichrieb, Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE)
  • Marcus Tönnis, TU Munich

Demos Chairs: demos_chairs[at]

  • Frieder Pankratz, TU Munich
  • Ross Smith, University of South Australia
  • Julian Stadon, FH Salzburg
  • Maki Sugimoto, Keio University

Tutorials and Panels Chairs: tutorials_and_panels_chairs[at]

  • Isidro Navarro, LaSalle University
  • Jun Park, Hong-Ik University
  • David Plecher, TU Munich
  • Julian Stadon, FH Salzburg

Doctoral Consortium Chairs: dc_chairs[at]

  • Winyu Chinthammit, HIT Lab AU, University of Tasmania
  • Si Jung “Jun” Kim, UNLV

Birds-of-Feather Chairs: bof_chairs[at]

  • Lakshmi Prabha, CERN
  • Christine Perey, PEREY Research & Consulting

Sponsorship Chair: sponsorship_chairs[at]

  • Mark Billinghurst, HitLab NZ, University of Canterbury

Registration Chair: registration_chairs[at]

  • Yuta Itoh, TU Munich

Finance Chair: finance_chairs[at]

  • Dieter Schmalstieg, Graz University of Technology

Local Arrangements Chairs: local_arrangements_chairs[at]

  • Martina Hilla, TU Munich (administrative arrangements)
  • Manuel Huber, TU Munich (technical arrangements)
  • Frieder Pankratz, TU Munich (technical arrangements)
  • David Plecher, TU Munich (sponsor contact)
  • Marcus Tönnis, TU Munich (press contact)

Publications Chair: publications_chairs[at]

  • Will Steptoe, University College London

Industry Day Chairs: industry_day_chairs[at]

  • Selim Benhimane, Intel
  • Daniel Gelder, metaio GmbH
  • David Marimon, Catchoom

Publicity Chair: publicity_chairs[at]

  • Tobias Alexander Franke, Fraunhofer IGD

Student Volunteers Chair: sv_chairs[at]

  • Nikolas Lehment, TU Munich
  • Alexander Plopski, Osaka University

Web Chair: web_chairs[at]

  • Ulrich Eck, University of South Australia