The first keynote for ACM MMSys 2016 is confirmed and will be held by Prof. Dieter Schmalstieg from the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision at Graz University of Technology, Austria
Advances and Trends in Augmented Reality Systems [Slides]
Abstract: Augmented Reality is an emerging new medium, with the potential of becoming very important for any kind of mobile computer use. However, creating Augmented Reality applications that go beyond proof of concept is very challenging, as it requires the successful combination of many non-trivial elements: The technology must be real-time, human-in-the-loop, accurate and precise, context-aware, and work outdoors, operated by potentially naive users. The talk will draw examples from 20 years of experience in Augmented Reality research to highlight trends and directions for future real-world systems.
Bio: Dieter Schmalstieg is full professor and head of the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision at Graz University of Technology, Austria. His current research interests are augmented reality, virtual reality, computer graphics, visualization and human-computer interaction. He received Dipl.-Ing. (1993), Dr. techn. (1997) and Habilitation (2001) degrees from Vienna University of Technology. He is author and co-author of over 300 peer-reviewed scientific publications with over 10,000 citations, with over ten best paper awards and nominations. His organizational roles include associate editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, member of the editorial advisory board of computers & graphics and of the Springer Virtual Reality journal, member of the steering committee of the IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, chair of the EUROGRAPHICS working group on Virtual Environments (1999-2010), key researcher of the K-Plus Competence Center for Virtual Reality and Visualization in Vienna and key researcher of the Know-Center in Graz. In 2002, he received the START career award presented by the Austrian Science Fund. In 2012, he received the IEEE Virtual Reality technical achievement award for seminal contributions to the field of Augmented Reality. He was elected as a senior member of IEEE, as a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and as a member of the Academia Europaea. Since 2008, he is also director of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Handheld Augmented Reality.