[X3D-Public] Reminder: ISMAR 2014 - Volkswagen Tracking Challenge

Tobias Alexander Franke tobias.franke at igd.fraunhofer.de
Thu Jul 10 02:41:17 PDT 2014

_Volkswagen Tracking Challenge 2014_

We invite you to participate in this year’s *Volkswagen Tracking 
Challenge* which is part of the International Symposium on Mixed and 
Augmented Reality (ISMAR) 2014 at the TU Munich. The competition will be 
conducted at the 9th and 11th of September 2014.

Some facts about the Tracking Challenge:

  * Contest of Augmented Reality technologies especially for but not 
limited to vision-based tracking methods
  * Four challenging scenarios with varying difficulties for novice and 
  * Possible participation in only one, two, three or all scenarios
  * Total prize value of *12.000€*
  * Scientific exchange between researchers from academia and industry
  * Winners will be announced at the ISMAR closing ceremony
  * *Registration deadline is July 31, 2014*

Vision-based tracking technologies, especially used for tracking of 
vehicle components, are one of the most crucial basis-technologies 
required for a widespread application of Augmented Reality in the 
automotive and industrial domain. The competition aims to provide a 
forum for scientific exchange between researchers from academia and 
industry, as well as an opportunity to get in contact with potential 
customers in the environment of the Volkswagen Group.

This year's Tracking Challenge consists of four scenarios that are based 
on corresponding processes and requirements of automotive industry as 
well as current issues in science. The participants will receive a 
certain number of 3D reference points or corresponding 3D data for the 
registration into the local coordinate system for each of the scenarios. 
Then, they will have to determine and visualize elements which are 
defined by given 3D coordinates.

The preparation day will be on *Tuesday Sept. 9, 2014* where the 
participants can test their tracking system and register to the local 
coordinate system of the scenarios. The actual competition will run on 
*Sept. 11, 2014*. Each participant will have a dedicated timeslot for 
completing the task in a scenario.

Further details on the registration, the scenarios and the competition 
will be published on the Volkswagen Tracking Challenge website: 

Are you interested in participating in the Volkswagen Tracking Challenge 
2014 or do you need more information? Please contact us by email: 
tracking_chairs at ismar14.org

Tracking Competition co-Chairs:
Murali Chari, QUALCOMM
Andreas Dippon, TU Munich
Patrick Maier, TU Munich
Christoffer Menk, Volkswagen AG
Daniel Pustka, A.R.T GmbH
Ulrich Rautenberg, Volkswagen AG

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