The Eleventh IASTED International Conference on
Computer Graphics and Imaging
CGIM 2010

February 17 – 19, 2010
Innsbruck, Austria


The Future of Augmented Reality

Prof. Dieter Schmalstieg
Graz University of Technology, Austria


Augmented reality is a technique that combines computer-generated visual information with a user's perception of the real world. It can provide continuous access to digital information, and is ideally suited as a user interface for mobile computing. Smart phones with cameras can provide inexpensive access to augmented reality today. This talk will examine the development of mobile augmented reality and describe ongoing work whose goal is to interweave augmented reality with social networking.

Biography of the Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker Portrait

Dieter Schmalstieg is full professor of Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics at Graz University of Technology, Austria, where he directs the Studierstube research project on augmented reality. His current research interests are augmented reality, virtual reality, distributed graphics, 3D user interfaces, and ubiquitous computing. He received the Dipl.-Ing. (1993), Dr.techn. (1997) and Dr. habil (2001) degrees from the Vienna University of Technology. He is author and co-author of over 100 reviewed scientific publications, member of the editorial advisory board of Computers & Graphics, member of the steering committee of the IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, chair of the EUROGRAPHICS working group on Virtual Environments, advisor of the K-Plus Competence Center for Virtual Reality and Visualization in Vienna, deputy director of the doctoral college for confluence of graphics and vision, director of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Handheld Augmented Reality and member of the Austrian Academy of Science. In 2002, he received the START career award presented by the Austrian Science Fund.