Sunday, April 25, 2010

W3C to host Augmented Reality on the Web in Barcelona

W3C is delighted to announce this upcoming W3C Workshop:

  "Augmented Reality on the Web"
  15-16 June 2010 -- Barcelona, Spain
  http://www.w3.org/2010/04/W3C-augmented-reality-workshop-omweb.htm

The workshop will take place at the Barcelona Tech University (Universitat Polit├Ęcnica de Catalunya) and is co-located with the Mobile 2.0 conference that takes place on the following day (17 June -http://mobile20.eu/).

Important dates until then:
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 * From today: Send expression of interest
 * 29 May: Deadline for position papers
 * 7 June: Acceptance notification and registration instructions sent
 * 15-16 June: Workshop

More information is available in the Call for Participation:
  http://www.w3.org/2010/04/W3C-augmented-reality-workshop-omweb.htm

Summary:
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Augmented reality (AR) is a term for a live direct or indirect view of a real-world environment whose elements are supplemented with, or augmented by computer generated imagery. AR is a long standing topic in its own right but it has not been developed on the Web platform. As mobile devices become more powerful and feature-rich, the workshop will explore the possible convergence of AR and the Web.

The objective of this W3C workshop on Augmented Reality on the Web is to provide a single forum for researchers and technologists to discuss the state of the art for AR on the Web, particularly the mobile platform, and what role standardization should play for Open Augmented Reality.

If you have any questions, please contact Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Workshop on Haptic and Audio-Visual Stimuli: Enhancing Experiences and Interaction

In this special symposium we want to address the specific effects of combined (multi-sensory) stimuli. Topics we want to address range from the effect of mutual timing in audio, video and haptic stimuli, to actuator technologies, to how to such "more than the sum of the elements" effects of multimodal stimuli are created in a user's perception.

Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2010, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This workshop is organized by Twente University and Philips Research and it precedes the EuroHaptics 2010 conference.

See the workshop website for more information.