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7th IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality - ISMAR 2008

The seventh IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented reality was held in Cambridge UK from the 15-18th of September 2008.

ISMAR 2008 is now over. We thank all our participants for making this event a great conference!


This year's awards have been bestowed to the following three papers. Congratulations!!

Best Paper Award:

Daniel Wagner, Gerhard Reitmayr, Alessandro Mulloni, Tom Drummond, Dieter Schmalstieg
“Pose Tracking from Natural Features on Mobile Phones”

Best Student Paper Award:

Sheng Liu, Dewen Cheng, Hong Hua
“An Optical See-Through Head Mounted Display with Addressable Focal Planes”

Honorable Mention Award:

Georg Klein and David Murray
“Compositing For Small Cameras”

Tracking Competition

This year, ISMAR hosted a new event: a tracking competition to pit the latest and greatest in tracking technology against each other.

Team Items Time
1st University of Oxford 16 8:48
2nd metaio 15 10:43
3rd Fraunhofer IGD 7 25:16
- University of Bristol - -

More details and a video can be found on the competition page.


  • The ISMAR 2008 Flickr page : link
  • The Games Alfresco blog, which is liveblogging ISMAR 2008 : link


  • 19 September - ISMAR has ended. Thanks to everyone for coming!
  • 15 September - ISMAR has started!
  • 27 August - New en-suite rooms at St. Catharine's college bookable now.
  • 25 August - switch to late registration fees.
  • 31 July - Student Volunteer applications have now closed. Applicants should have received notification
  • 23 July - Details of the Tutorials and Workshops are now available
  • 21 July - Program for ISMAR 2008 is now available.
  • 25 June - Call for Student Volunteers is now available
  • 12 June - A preliminary schedule for ISMAR 2008 has been created here
  • 8 June - Final decisions are running a bit late and will be out in the next week
  • 21 May - Important dates added here.
    • Conditional decisions expected - 04 June 2008
    • Final decisions expected - 22 June 2008
    • Camera ready papers due - 30 June 2008
  • 6 May - Submissions for ISMAR 2008 have now CLOSED!
  • 25 April - Demo submission details have been added
  • 7 April - The submission system has been opened for abstracts and early submissions. See the paper submission page for abstract submission details
  • 28 March - RSS Feed - You can subscribe to the ISMAR08 website RSS to receive notifications when this website has been updated - URL: feed://
  • 26 March - The tutorials and workshops CfP has been added
  • 6 March - Submission dates updated Check the Submissions page for more details on deadlines

Aims and Scope

Mixed Reality (MR) and Augmented Reality (AR) allow the creation of fascinating new types of user interfaces, and are beginning to show significant impact on industry and society. The field is highly interdisciplinary, bringing together signal processing, computer vision, computer graphics, user interfaces, human factors, wearable computing, mobile computing, computer networks, displays, sensors, to name just some of the most important influences. MR/AR concepts are applicable to a wide range of applications.

Since 1998, ISMAR and its forerunner events, IWAR/ISAR and ISMR, have been the premier forums in this vital field (

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