Call: IEEE ISMAR 2013 Workshop on Collaboration in Merging Realities (CiMeR)

IEEE ISMAR 2013 Workshop on Collaboration in Merging Realities (CiMeR)
October 1, 2013 Adelaide, SA, Australia

Paper submission deadline: June 17, 2013

Our world is becoming more complex every day, and so problem solving often requires people to form teams and work remotely. To support this a variety of teleconferencing and telepresence technologies have been developed. However, most of them have involved some variation of traditional video conferencing with known limitations. In this workshop we will focus on how Augmented Reality (AR) and Mediated Reality (MR) technology can be used to enhance the remote collaboration experience and developed radically new types of collaborative experiences.

AR and MR systems allow experts to virtually be at any place in the world without traveling. In AR, virtual data is overlaid on top of physical reality, allowing the flexibility of virtual reality to be used while being grounded in physical reality. In contrast, MR adds to, subtracts information from, or otherwise manipulates the user’s perception of reality. In combination, AR and MR technologies can be used to merge the shared perceived realities of different users as well as enriching their own individual experience.

This workshop addresses the above vision. The goal is to bring together researchers who are interested in collaboration in merging realities. The participants will provide a snapshot of current research on using AR and MR for collaboration as well as setting up a common research agenda for work going forward. This, in turn, will help build a larger research community.


Topics of the workshop include but are not restricted to the following:

  • Interaction models for collaboration in merging realities
  • Tools for collaboration in merging realities
  • Collaboration awareness in merging realities
  • Case studies on using merging realities for collaboration
  • Evaluation of collaborative merging realities systems
  • Tools for building collaborative merging realities systems
  • Effects on trust, presence, and coordination of altering one’s perception in merging reality


We will accept contributions in two different formats:

  • Work in progress papers, not exceeding 3 pages.
  • Long papers, not exceeding 6 pages.

All contributions have to be formatted using the TVCG paper template for ISMAR 2013 papers (available from and submitted in PDF format. Since the submission deadline for work in progress presentations is scheduled after ISMAR sends out decisions, resubmissions of rejected ISMAR papers to workshops will have to be submitted together with ISMAR reviews.

The submission procedure will be handled via EasyChair ( The submitted papers will be reviewed by the organizers and a program committee.


Submission deadline (full papers): June 17, 2013
Submission deadline (work in progress): July 8, 2013
Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2013
Workshop date: October 1, 2013


Stephan Lukosch, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Dragos Datcu, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Mark Billinghurst, HIT Lab NZ, University of Canterbury, New Zealand


Frances Brazier, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Wolfgang Broll, TU Ilmenau, Germany
Wim van Eck, AR Lab, Royal Academy of Art, The Netherlands
Raphael Grasset, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Amin Hamad, Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering, Canada
Hirokazu Kato, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Hannes Kaufmann, TU Wien, Austria
Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Osaka University, Japan
Yolande Kolstee, AR Lab, Royal Academy of Art, The Netherlands
Bruce Thomas, University of South Australia, Australia
Jouke Verlinden, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Xiangyu Wang, Curtin University, Australia

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