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Collaboration in Mediated and Augmented Reality


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Collaboration in Mediated and Augmented RealityRoom 00.07.014Monday 08 Sep, 2014 09:00 AM12:30 PM
Stephan Lukosch, TU Delft
Mark Billinghurst, University of Canterbury
Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Osaka University
Leila Alem, CSIRO


In this half-day workshop we will explore how Augmented Reality (AR) and Mediated

Reality (MR) can be used to develop radically new types of collaborative experiences that overcome some of the limitations of current conferencing systems. In combination, AR and MR technologies could be used to merge the shared perceived realities of different users as well as enriching their own individual experience in a collaborative task.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers who are interested developing collaborative systems using AR and MR technologies. They will build a picture of current and prior research on collaboration in AR and MR as well as set up a common research agenda for work going forward.

Topics of the workshop will address open research issues and include but are not restricted to the following:

• Case studies on using MR/AR for collaboration

• Tools for building collaborative MR/AR systems

• Effects of MR/AR on trust, presence, and coordination

• Interaction models for collaboration in MR/AR

• Tools for collaboration in MR/AR

• Collaboration awareness in MR/AR

  • Other related work

The workshop will be informal, meaning that attendees will discuss these topics and present their own short (1-2 page) position papers.

Organizer Backgrounds

Stephan Lukosch is associate professor at the Delft University of Technology. His current research focuses on virtual co-location that allows individuals to be virtually at any place in the world and coordinate their activities with others and exchange their experiences. His articles appeared in various journals including the International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems, International Journal of Human Computer Studies, and Journal of Universal Computer Science.

Professor Mark Billinghurst is Director of the HIT Lab New Zealand (HIT Lab NZ) at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and has produced over 250 technical publications at a wide variety of conferences. He has a PhD from the University of Washington and conducts research in Augmented and Virtual Reality, collaborative systems, multimodal interaction and mobile interfaces.

Kiyoshi Kiyokawa is an Associate Professor at Cybermedia Center, Osaka University. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in information systems from the Nara Institute of Science and Technology in 1996 and 1998, respectively. His research interests include virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D user interfaces, CSCW, and context awareness. He has been involved in organizing IEEE and ACM conferences, such as the IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), and IEEE Virtual Reality.

Leila Alem is a principal research scientist at the CSIRO’s Computational Informatics Information Engineering research Laboratory based in Sydney, Australia. Her current research interests include: Human Computer Interaction, Computer mediated interaction, and Evaluation of information systems. Her work mainly involves the study of how people perform, behave and interact with others when using emerging interface technologies such as augmented and mixed reality, gesture systems immersive visualization and wearable glasses.

Information and Participation

People interested in participating in this workshop or finding out more information should contact either:

Mark Billinghurst (mark.billinghurst (at)

Kiyoshi Kiyokawa (kiyo (at)

They will need to submit a position paper by August 30th to either Mark or Kiyoshi. The paper should be at least one page in length.

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