Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

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Classifying the AR Presentation Space

Workshop at ISMAR 2012

Workshop Date: Monday, November 5, 2012

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Already 3D visualization environments provide a large design space not being investigated to the same extent as traditional WIMP-spaces. When using this design space in combination with AR, the design space even further grows. Information can not only be presented in a 3D space, AR also puts virtual information in relation to real objects, locations or events. The different properties of presentation in AR need to be investigated to develop a comprehensive set of dimensions of presentation principles.

To know about different presentation principles is, for instance, crucial when conducting user studies. To eliminate confounding factors and to determine where effects attribute to, a deeper insight is required. As only one factor may be changed at a time to determine the effects of such factors, awareness about those principles is necessary. This way, fundamental experiences about the impact of AR onto human behavior can be achieved.

With such a classification at hand, the vast presentation space can be explored in a new way. New combinations of presentation principles, that might not have been imagined yet, gain potential for further investigation.

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers working towards such a classification of the AR presentation space. The workshop at the beginning provides a plenum to present approaches used for the collection of different properties of the AR presentation space and their integration into different dimensions of underlying principles.

The workshop then provides a forum for plenary discussion (and perhaps smaller focus groups) to collect existing classifications. Here, the plenum or subgroups (depending on number of participants) step into discussion to compare classifications and to explore how they differ. This shall lead to an understanding of what has not yet been covered by existing classifications, or has been covered only inadequately. Finally, modifications and extensions to existing classifications, and entirely new ones, shall be proposed and collected in an open format.

Admission to the workshop will be based on accepted papers and position statements. Further admissions will be granted on a first come first serve basis (up to 30 people).

Scope and Topics

We solicit contribution in two ways:

First, high quality research and position papers that address any issues that can be related to classifications, design, application and evaluation of AR systems w.r.t. application towards identifying general underlying presentation principles. The specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Concepts for determination and classification of the AR design space
  • Lessons learned and experiences for design constraints obtained from designing, developing, deploying or evaluating AR systems
  • Case studies, human factors, evaluation methods and metrics identifying presentation principles
  • Design principles
  • Surveys and taxonomies

Second, the willingness to participate in discussions and to share ideas, experiences, knowledge and concepts.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submissions: July 17, 2012
  • Notification of acceptance: July 27, 2012
  • Camera ready: August 17, 2012
  • Workshop: November 5, 2011


Location: Salon V-VI

Time Unit
09.00 - 09.15 Introduction (Marcus Tönnis)
09.15 - 10.45 Session 1: research papers (Marcus Tönnis)
  DoF-based Classification of Augmented Reality Applications, Jean-Marie Normand, Guillaume Moreau (Paper, Slides)
  Designing Augmented Reality Visualizations based on a Model of Human Attention, Weiquan Lu, Been-Lirn Henry Duh
  Classifying handheld Augmented Reality: Three categories linked by spatial mappings, Thomas Vincent, Laurence Nigay, Takeshi Kurata (Paper, Slides)
  The Augmented Reality Space Continuum, Thuong N. Hoang, Ross T. Smith, and Bruce H. Thomas (Paper, Slides)
10.45 - 11.00 Break (15 min)
11.00 - 12.00 Session 2: attendee position statements (Marcus Tönnis)
12.00 - 13.30 Lunch break
13.30 - 15.00 Working session 1: plenary discussion or subgroups (Kiyoshi Kiyokawa)
  * collecting existing classi cations
  * comparing classi cations and exploring how they di ffer
15.00 - 15.15 Break
15.15 - 16.15 Working session 2: plenary discussion or subgroups (Steven Feiner)
  * understanding of what the classi cations don't currently cover, or what they cover inadequately
16.15 - 16.30 Break
16.30 - 17.30 Plenary discussion (Gudrun Klinker)
  * proposition and collection of modi fications and extensions to existing classi cations, as well as entirely new ones


We will accept either research papers containing unpublished results, or position papers outlining the author's relevant experience and ideas that may contribute to the discussion during the workshop. Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed (single blind).

Authors submitting papers and attending the workshop (expected by submission of paper) shall be aware that there will be plenary discussions at the end of the workshop.

All submissions should be sent as PDF documents to the workshop contacts listed below.

You are very welcome to contact us directly to discuss your intention to attend the workshop and your plans to submit a paper.

Author Instructions

  • Register to attend the workshop (see registration fee and deadlines on ISMAR registration page [link]).
  • Submission for review: position statement papers 2 to 4 pages, research papers of 4 to 8 pages length must be prepared according to the VGTC style. Templates can be found here:
  • Camera-ready version preparation
    • After notification of acceptance, authors have approximately three weeks to prepare a camera-ready version of their paper.
    • When submitting the camera-ready version, authors are requested to indicate a) whether they would like to have a hard-copy of the workshop materials and b) whether they allow to releasing their paper on the workshop webpage.


There will be no printed (published) proceedings. Copies can be made and distributed for use during the workshop. If allowed by the authors, we will put the papers on the workshop webpage. All workshop materials will be included on the conference stick.

We aim towards having the outcomes of the workshop recorded. Depending on the results of the workshop we will be either generate a report acknowledging the contributors to be published on the webpage or will contact the major contributors of discussions and authors of relevant papers to contribute to a future journal submission elsewhere.


  • Marcus Tönnis
  • Steven Feiner
  • Kiyoshi Kiyokawa
  • Gudrun Klinker
  • Charles Woodward


Marcus Tönnis:

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