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Augmentation Without Boundaries

The 14th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality

ISMAR 2015 Welcome

Welcome to the 14th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR2015)!

In 2003 and 2007, the 2nd ISMAR and the 6th ISMAR were held in Tokyo and Nara, respectively. Now with ISMAR2015, it is the third time that ISMAR is hosted in Japan. ISMAR2015 is being held at Fukuoka City, from September 29th to October 3rd, 2015. Fukuoka City is one of the most populated cities in Japan (currently, 1.5 million people are living in Fukuoka) and the largest city in Kyushu Island. Kyushu is the third largest island of Japan, located at the southwestern part of the country.

The first day, Sept. 29th, S&T workshops and tutorials of ISMAR2015 is taken place at Fukuoka Sunpalace Hotel and Hall, which is followed by reception held at Fukuoka City Museum, in which MASH’D workshop is also held on the day. From the second day, Sept. 30th, main conference of ISMAR2015 for three days is held at Fukuoka International Congress Center, where two workshops and related events are also held after the main conference on the last day of ISMAR2015, October 3rd.

We are really happy to have the excellent program in the main conference, consist of oral presentations, poster presentations including extended posters, and demo presentations. Since one of the most important aspect of AR/MR is interactivity, we have prepared huge spaces and time for a number of demo and poster presentations so that all participants can enjoy to share the interactive presentations and extensive discussions.

Following to the previous ISMARs, we also have the tracking competition in ISMAR2015. The tracking competition is organized by SIG-MR with the cooperation by IEICE-PRMU, one of the biggest academic group for computer vision and pattern recognition in Japan.

We are also happy to welcome three distinguished keynote speakers. Prof. Gudrun Klinker, one of the most contributing person to ISMAR, will give a talk on Ubiquitous Augmented Reality. Julian Oliver, a New Zealander, Critical Engineer and artist based in Berlin, will make an Introduction to Critical Engineering. Masahiko Inami, one of the most creative VR researcher, will show superhuman sports, on which he has recently founded an academy.

Such an excellent quality event as ISMAR cannot take place without the help of a lot of people who take responsibility for some parts of the event. We would like to express our cordial thanks to the members of program committees who reviewed and selected this impressive collection of oral/poster/demo presentations representing the state of the art in AR/MR, and to the authors for the high quality of their works presented. We also express our gratitude to the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Fukuoka City, and the sponsors of private companies for their financial support. Last but not least, we would like to thank all the members of the organizing committee and the local arrangements committee for their devoted support, and for spending huge hours preparing ISMAR2015.

Hirokazu Kato and Hideo Saito
ISMAR2015 General Chairs

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