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

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2nd Joint Advanced Student School (JASS 2004)

Course 3 - Ubiquitous Tracking for Augmented Reality

Prof. Dr. V.N. Vasiliev, Prof. Dr. Shalyto , Technical University St. Petersburg
Prof. G. Klinker, Ph.D. , Dipl.-Inf. Martin Wagner , Technische Universität München

This course's topic

Augmented Reality (AR) applications are highly dependent upon accurate and precise tracking data. Since current tracking technologies do not always provide such information everywhere in real-time application developers must combine several trackers to minimize negative properties of one tracker by another. The result are sensor networks. They can be used to inform applications about the current position and orientation of objects they are concerned about. Furthermore, such pose data can be evaluated with respect to several criteria of quality.

Currently most AR applications use their own customized solution to this problem. Typically, these solutions are hardly reusable in other systems. This inhibits the development of large-scale sensor networks because there are no standard interfaces between these technologies. In this course, we will look at the necessities to form ubiquitous tracking environments consisting of several sensor networks.

Course organization

The course was held as seminar, every participant gave a presentation of approximately 60 minutes. An active participiation in discussions related to the course's topic was the main part of the course's learning experience. Every participant wrote a 10-page paper on his topic, a collection of these papers was published as technical report.

Individual Topics of Participants from Munich

A brief descriptions of all topics and a list of relevant papers can be found here.

A Technical Report containing all papers is available.

Nr up Presenter Topic
6 Christian Wachinger
Benjamin Fingerle
Foundations of Ubiquitous Tracking
5 Christian Wachinger
Benjamin Fingerle
The Mathematics of (Auto-)Calibrating AR Systems
4 Björn Griesbach Sensor Fusion Systems: Overview and Mathematics
3 Christoph Krautz Overview and Mathematics of Tracking
2 Simon Bichler Ubiquitous and Context Aware Computing: Overview and Systems
1 Markus Geipel Augmented Reality: Overview and Current Systems

Individual Topics of Participants from St. Petersburg

The selection of topics was based on Prof. Shalyto's SWITCH technology for automata-based programming and documentation. See this paper for more information.

Nr Presenter Topic
  A.A. Shalyto Foundation of Open Project Documentation
1 Georgy Korneev Finite State Automata Oriented Development of Algorithm Visualizers
2 Maxim Mazin Development of Tools for Object-Oriented Programs with Explicit State Emphasis Engineering
3 Andrew Breslav Object Models Building by Textual Descriptions
4 Boris Yartsev Review of programming projects for Open Project Documentation at the IFMO
5 Vera Dron Methods of Teaching Programming at High Schools and Universities
6 Kim Bondarenko Crystal Mobile: multimedia framework for mobile platforms
7 Lev Naumov Cellular Automata Modeling Environment and Library
8 Svetlana Kolesnikova Computer signal transmission in optical coherence tomography on the basis of Wigner transformation

Other Resources

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