In recent years, Augmented Reality has made significant progress. We are very close to being able to show virtual objects embedded in the real world, which are indistinguishable from real objects. With consumer devices like Google Glass getting ready to be used by the masses, this will be the most profound change to our lives since the mass-adoption of the internet.

We invited 10 leading scientists in this field to Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST). In our event on 4 August 2014, they will share their thoughts on the future of Augmented Reality through presentations and panel discussions. We will follow the format used in the TED conference: 18 minutes per presentation.

Attendance is free, but registration is required. We will also stream this event live on the internet.

Video recordings are online now! Please check under Schedule.


abstracts available in the Speakers section



10:00 Welcome and Opening (Christian Sandor)
10:15 Presentations by
Martin Fuchs, Richard Newcombe,
Tomokazu Sato, and Alvaro Cassinelli
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Panel 1 (Fuchs, Newcombe, Sato, Cassinelli)
13:45 Presentations by
Goshiro Yamamoto, Mai Otsuki,
and Masayuki Kanbara
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 Presentations by
Takeo Igarashi, Masahiko Inami,
and Hao Li
16:45 Panel 2 (Yamamoto, Otsuki, Kanbara, Igarashi, Inami, Li)
17:30 End






Conference Streaming

Live stream link now active!
Streaming starts:
Monday, 4 August 2014, 10am Japanese time