Engineering XR for the Future: Frameworks, Requirements and Future Research — Online Events

Workshop session organized by XR4ALL

FINAL DATES TO BE CONFIRMED. Updated information can be found here:

In view of the global COVID-19 situation and the related restrictions, the Programme Committee is reformatting the event into online sessions. This online content in a variety of formats will become available over time.

Two tracks are being developed:

  • one focused on standards and interoperability
  • and one on a research agenda for XR.

The Standards and Interoperability Track:

This track will focus on relevant standards for XR – existing and under development – and interoperability – principles and frameworks, how to design for it and best ways to reap its benefits. Interoperability is the ability for different information technology components, systems and software applications to communicate and exchange data. The exchange of data permits the users to visualize in context the information that has been exchanged between systems of different providers without translation, conversion or delays. Interoperability is one of the prerequisites for scalability in a diverse and healthy technology ecosystem.

Research Agenda Track:

In this track, participants will collaborate on a new industry research agenda that will shape the direction and funding of research projects in XR in Europe for the next decade. A research agenda is a strategic plan which guides researchers and those who support research through funding. The interactive sessions will continue the process of identifying the most pressing areas for future research in XR as expressed by participants and assess their availability and capacity to support and/or conduct projects in new research domains.

The online sessions will be of particular interest to:

  • engineers, researchers and business analysts supporting XR deployments,
  • XR experience and technology developers,
  • solution providers,
  • network service providers,
  • standards organizations and government agencies. 

Participants of the online sessions will:

  • benefit from unprecedented insights into the use of open and interoperable interfaces and components to ensure that AR and XR technologies will scale up and impact every industry in the next decade,
  • have the opportunity to shape the research agenda that will drive the direction and funding of research projects in XR in Europe for the next decade.

Participants will learn about the ETSI AR Framework and how to develop clear interoperability requirements which, if/when met will improve their ability to integrate AR into their business and shorten Return on Investment. Standards Development Organizations will have a more detailed understanding of the customer requirements and, based on those, be able to evaluate if/how their organizations can reduce barriers to AR interoperability. Participants will contribute and prioritize the most pressing challenges facing their expansion of XR. By sharing their vision and the obstacles for a bright and open future for XR with others during the online sessions, participants will help shape the strategic plan for future public XR research funding in Europe.

About AREA

The Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance (AREA) is the only global, member-driven non-profit organization dedicated to widespread adoption of interoperable AR-enabled enterprise systems. Through its Interoperability and Standards program, the AREA seeks to increase knowledge about the benefits and approaches to achieving interoperability and to advance the development of standards or other approaches to interoperability.