ISMAR 2011 Workshop:

Enabling Large-Scale Outdoor Mixed Reality and Augmented Reality

Workshop description

While there is significant recent progress in technologies supporting augmented reality for small indoor environments, there is still much work to be done for large outdoor environments. This workshop focuses primarily on research that enables high-quality outdoor Mixed Reality (MR) and Augmented Reality (AR) applications. These research topics include, but are not restricted to:
The workshop will also showcase existing prototypes of applications enabled by these technologies: mirror worlds, high-fidelity virtual environments, applications of panoramic imagery, and user studies relating to these media types.

This workshop aims to bring together academic and industrial researchers and to foster discussion amongst participants on the current state of the art and future directions for technologies that enable large-scale outdoor MR and AR applications.  The workshop will start with a session in which position statements and overviews of the state of the art are presented.  In the afternoon, we will follow up with discussion sessions and a short closing session.

Date and Location

This workshop is part of the ISMAR 2011 series of workshops to be held on 26 October 2011 in Basel, Switzerland.
See more details at the conference's main web page:

Workshop Agenda

9:00 - 9:20 Introduction
Program, introductions (who we are): organizers and audience

9:20 - 11:00 Data and Services for large-scale outdoor Mixed and Augmented Reality
9:20 - 9:40 Enhanced User Interaction with City-Scale LiDAR and Image Data in Mixed Reality, James Lynch, Alwar Narayanan (Nokia Location & Commerce Research)
9:40 - 10:00 A Proposed Step-By-Step Guide to an AR Standard, Martin Lechner (Wikitude GmbH)
10:00 - 10:20 Mirror Worlds as Large-Scale Outdoor Mixed Reality Enablers, David J. Murphy, Tuomas Vaittinen, Ville-Veikko Mattila (Nokia Research Center - Media Technologies Lab)
10:20 - 10:40 Nokia City Scene Demo, Ramakrishna Vedantham (Nokia Research Center - Spatial Technologies)
10:40 - 11:00 Panel talk, Thommen Korah and Matei Stroila (moderators)

11:00 - 11:20 Break (Coffee)

11:20 - 12:20 Applications
11:20 - 11:40 Mobile Augmented Reality System for Construction Site Visualization, Charles Woodward, Mika Hakkarainen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)
11:40 - 12:00 Enhancing global positioning by image recognition, David Marimon, Tomasz Adamek, Arturo Bonnin, Tomasz Trzcinski (Telefonica Research and Development, Barcelona, Spain)
12:00 - 12:20 Panel talk, David J. Murphy and Sean White (moderators)

12:20 - 14:00 Break (Lunch)

14:00 - 14:40 Challenges
14:00 - 14:20 Challenges of Large-Scale Augmented Reality on Smartphones, Clemens Arth, Dieter Schmalstieg (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
14:20 - 14:40 Panel talk, Steve Feiner and Vasu Parameswaran (moderators)

14:40 - 15:40 Indoor Positioning and Navigation for Mobile AR
14:40 - 15:00 One Idea and Three Concepts for Indoor-Outdoor Positioning, Jacques Lemordant (INRIA)
15:00 - 15:20 OpenFloorPlan with Off-the-Shelf Technologies, Martin Adam (mCRUMBS)
15:20 - 15:40 Panel talk, Christine Perey and Tsutomu Miyashita (moderators)

15:40 - 16:00 Break (Coffee)

16:00 - 17:00 Concluding discussions

Brainstorming session: What enables large-scale outdoor mixed reality and augmented reality?
Steve Feiner, Thommen Korah, David J. Murphy, Vasu Parameswaran, Matei Stroila, Sean White (moderators)

Call for Participation (PDF)

This workshop will be an opportunity to present position papers outlining the authors' relevant experience and ideas that may contribute to the discussion during the event. To present at the workshop, submit a short paper of no more than four pages, using the ISMAR 2011 template ( in PDF format to
The papers will be reviewed by the organizing committee based on:
Authors will be notified of the results and the deadline for submitting the final version.  The schedule for submission and notification is as follows:


Steven Feiner (Columbia University)
Thommen Korah (Nokia Research Center -- Media Technologies Lab)
David Murphy (Nokia Research Center -- Media Technologies Lab)
Vasu Parameswaran (Nokia Research Center -- Palo Alto)
Matei Stroila (Nokia Location & Commerce Research)
Sean White (Nokia Research Center -- Media Technologies Lab)

Program Committee

Jeff Bach (Nokia Location & Commerce Research)
John C. Hart (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
Gang Hua (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center)
Martin Lechner (Mobilizy GmbH)
James Lynch (Nokia Location & Commerce Research)
Swarup Medasani (HRL Laboratories)
Ulrich Neumann (University of Southern California)
Yun-Ta Tsai (Nokia Research Center -- Media Technologies Lab)
Charles Woodward (VTT Technical Research Center of Finland)
Suya You (University of Southern California)
Yu You (Nokia Research Center -- Media Technologies Lab)


For any further information, please email the organizers at