Third International AR Standards Meeting June 15-16, 2011

The meeting was recently concluded in Taichung, Taiwan. The objectives of this meeting were:

To establish or increase mutual awareness among Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) relevant to AR through a carefully managed “discovery” process that is mindful of the IPR policies of the respective SDOs, to establish or increase dialog among leadership of industry associations whose members are specifically interested in Augmented Reality initiatives and SDOs, to explore how SDOs and industry associations will define “contact zones” of mutual interest, to permit participants of the meeting to share their views and objectives, as well as progress/status of their activities, and to introduce new and important topics likely to impact the future of AR such as Spatial Law and Policy.

Program Committee members for this meeting were:

Neil Trevett, NVIDIA
Martin Lechner, Wikitude
Carl Reed, OGC
Douglas Knisely, Qualcomm
Gerard Kim, University of Korea
Adrian David Cheok, National University of Singapore CUTE Center
Ed Parsons, Google
Lars Erik Bolstad, Opera

A summary of the meeting can be found at:[Perey]Summary_of_3rd_AR_Standards_Meeting.pdf

Best Paper Award for 2nd International Conference on Education, Training and Informatics (ICETI 2011)

The paper titled “A Multimodal Virtual Anatomy Learning Tool for Medical Education”, has been selected as the best paper from the session of ‘Learning Technologies / Strategies for Assessing Student Learning and Teaching,’ at the 2nd International Conference on Education, Training and Informatics (ICETI 2011), held in Orlando, Florida, USA, on March 27th – 30th, 2011. This project is jointly developed by Keio-NUS CUTE Center (NUS) and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS) which is particularly useful medical students to identify key anatomy structures and their complex spatial relationships.

The members of the A Multimodal Virtual Anatomy Learning Tool for Medical Education team are:

Ponnampalam Gopalakrishnakone
Lu Jianfeng
Goh Poh Sun
Asanka Abeykoon
Owen Noel Newton Fernando
Adrian David Cheok

Khoo Eng Tat accepted in Dragon100 Young Chinese Leaders Forum

Eng Tat, a graduating PhD scholar from Mixed Reality Lab/CUTE Center, has been selected as one of the 100 young Chinese leaders to participate in this year’s Dragon 100 forum. The forum will be held from 24 July – 1 August 2011, in Hong Kong and Taiwan, under the theme, “Caring about the Poor – Today and Tomorrow”. The organizer, the Dragon Foundation, was initiated jointly by the Home Affairs Bureau and Home Affairs Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups.

Dragon 100 is an annual event at which 100 of these ethnic Chinese leaders of tomorrow, aged 18-35 come together to discuss pertinent global issues and explore about the social affair, economic development, Chinese history, culture and tradition. They must have demonstrated leadership skills, academic prowess and a commitment to the community. The Programme is intended to generate synergy among these participants from across the world so that they work together, strengthen contacts and build up networks. The selection process has been competitive, with nominations from universities, organizations and corporations from various geographical locations around the world.
Dragon100 Young Chinese Leaders Forum 2011 Invitation letter: