ISMAR 2013 Workshops: Call for Proposals

ISMAR 2013 Workshops: Call for Proposals

The 12th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality

October 1, 2013, University of South Australia, Australia


ISMAR 2013 provides a venue for Mixed and Augmented Reality research. ISMAR 2013 workshops are a complementary forum to the main conference.


*** Aims ***

ISMAR workshops are interactive events involving participants. We therefore ask workshop organizers foster attendee involvement, making it a primary goal.


ISMAR encompasses multiple domains of research. We encourage workshop organizer teams from multiple institutions to propose specific themes from both, Science & Technology and Arts, Media, & Humanities tracks to be explored in workshops. We particularly encourage the fostering of topics or communities that do not have a “home† in other venues. In order to extend the discussion of possible future topics and trends, we also invite people from outside the Mixed and Augmented Reality community to participate in ISMAR workshops.


ISMAR is interactive and inviting. Please feel free to discuss ideas for a workshop proposal by email with the workshop chairs ( prior to submission. We aim for a balanced workshop program avoiding overlapping themes and fostering synergies.


If you have an idea for a workshop you would like to see at ISMAR, and would be willing to help organize, but haven’t found a group, please let us know! We are happy to both help find others to help, and connect people with similar interests.


*** Formats ***

ISMAR workshops provide a platform for presentations of novel work, work in progress and position papers. In order to ensure the quality of workshops the presentations have to meet a certain level of quality. Thus, we ask organizers to propose ways to ensure the quality of presentations. This can be, for example, by peer reviewing or a workshop program committee. Since the submission deadline for work in progress presentations is scheduled after the main conference sends out decisions, resubmissions of rejected ISMAR papers to workshops will have to be submitted together with ISMAR reviews.


ISMAR workshops may also serve as a platform to actively experience the insights of a variety of pervasive computing topics in seminars. Since seminars aim for a maximum of interactivity, we ask organizers of seminars to focus on proposals of how to involve attendances. This can be for example, by organizing hands-on sessions or pro-contra discussions of reading lists. Workshops may also be organized as a combination of both, resulting in seminars with presentations of novel work, work in progress or position statements.


All workshops should be planned as full day events and should not schedule work in progress presentations only.


*** Submission Guidelines ***

To submit a proposal for a workshop, please send email to with the subject “ISMAR 2013 workshop proposal† and a PDF document containing

1.  Name of workshop

2.  Theme of the workshop and topics of interest and how these relate to the overall conference

3.  Format of the workshop, example agenda, and how the agenda reflects the format

4.  How the workshop seeks to encourage attendee interactivity

5.  Preliminary Call for Papers

6.  Names, affiliations, research interest, and a short bio (up to 200 words) of the organizers

7.  Brief description (up to 1 page) of research issues that the workshop will address

8.  Reasons why the workshop is of interest to the conference participants

9.  Audience: expected number of participants, potential program committee members


After sending your proposal to the aforementioned email address, you should receive an acknowledgment of receipt.


Organizers are expected to be proactive in the field where they propose a workshop. Potential workshop organizers should also note that at least one workshop organizer is required to attend those workshops they are organizing. Any change to the workshop organization team must be submitted in writing at least two weeks prior to the paper deadline. No changes to the workshop organization team can be made after this date to ensure that potential participants submitting position papers to workshops are aware of the final organization team.


*** Important Dates ***

Deadline for proposal submissions: March 24, 2013.

Notification of proposal decisions: April 8, 2013.


The following deadlines will apply to accepted workshops only. All accepted workshops will have synchronized deadlines that are chosen to maximize visibility prior to the ISMAR registration deadlines.


Initial workshop web information (on ISMAR 2013 site): April 10, 2013

Call for Participation distributed: April 22, 2013

Workshop submission deadline (paper & position statements): June 17, 2013

Workshop submission deadline (work in progress): July 8, 2013

Submission decisions and notifications: July 15, 2013

The program for all workshops has to be published no later than July 17, 2013.

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