We sympathize with the victims of the tragic attacks of September 11. However, ISAR '01 will be held as originally scheduled. The area around Columbia University and all the conference hotels was not affected physically, and we look forward to a productive conference.

Symposium Program [Program in PDF format]

Call for Participation [CfP in PDF format]

ISAR '01

The Second
IEEE and ACM International Symposium on 
Augmented Reality

October 29-30, 2001
Lerner Hall, Columbia University, New York, NY


Co-sponsored by the  [IEEE CS Logo] IEEE Computer Society :
Task Force on Human Centered Information Systems
and the
Technical Committee on Wearable Information Systems.

In cooperation with  ACMSIGCHI and  SIGGRAPH SIGGRAPH

Also in cooperation with EurographicsEurographics


In the past few years, Augmented Reality (AR) has received ever increasing attention, as indicated by a series of events devoted to it, including the well-attended International Workshops on Augmented Reality (IWAR '98 and '99) and last year's International Symposium on Augmented Reality (ISAR '00). By its very nature, AR is a highly interdisciplinary field involving signal processing, computer vision, computer graphics, user interfaces, human factors, wearable computing, mobile computing, computer networks, distributed computing, information access, information visualization, and hardware design for new displays and sensors. Its concepts are applicable to a wide range of applications.

This symposium continues the IWAR and ISAR series of annual meetings, providing an opportunity for AR researchers from academia and industry to meet in an informal atmosphere to exchange ideas, concepts, and research results. ISAR '01 is meant to trigger discussions among participants and to provide an intensive exchange between industrial and academic researchers working in the different AR research areas.



The symposium will be held on two days, October 29-30, 2001, on Columbia University's campus in Manhattan, New York City.
In addition to paper and poster presentations and live system demonstrations, ISAR will have several invited talks on applications of Augmented Reality and on activities in related fields.

Dates and Deadlines

  Papers and Posters  Demonstrations
Deadline for submissions
June 11, 2001
August 5, 2001
Acceptance notifications
July 13, 2001
(sent out)
sent out
Camera ready papers due
August 15, 2001
Early registration deadline October 5, 2001
Symposium October 29-30, 2001

Submission Information

ISAR '01 welcomes paper, poster, and demo contributions, as well as industrial sponsorship. All information, including supporting videos, is to be submitted online. Please see the

Submission Details.

Registration Information

IEEE Online Conference Registration

Chairs and Committees

General Chairs

Nassir Navab
Imaging & Visualization Dept.
Siemens Corporate Research
755 College Road East
Princeton, NJ 08540 (USA)
phone: 609-734-3634
fax: 609-734-6565
Steven Feiner
Columbia University Dept. of CS
500 West 120th Street
450 Computer Science Building
New York, NY 10027 (USA)
phone: +1-212-939-7083
fax: +1-212-666-0140

Program Chairs

Ronald Azuma
HRL Laboratories
Loc. MA, Bldg. 254, MS RL96
3011 Malibu Canyon Road
Malibu, CA 90265-4799 (USA)
phone: +1-310-317-5151
fax: +1-310-317-5695
Gudrun Klinker
Technische Universität München
Arcisstr. 21
D-80333 München (Germany)
phone: +49-89-289-25784
fax: +49-89-289-25296
Hideyuki Tamura
Mixed Reality Systems Laboratory Inc.
2-2-1 Nakane, Meguro-ku
Tokyo 152-0031 (Japan)
phone: +81-3-3723-3294
fax: +81-3-3723-6208

Demo Chair

Mihran Tuceryan
Indiana University - Purdue University
723 W. Michigan St, SL 280K
Indianapolis, IN 46202 (USA)
phone: +1-317-274-9736
fax: +1-317-274-9742

Local Organization

Administrative Assistance

Tobias Höllerer
Columbia University Dept. of CS
500 W. 120th Street
450 Computer Science Building
New York, NY 10027 (USA)
phone: +1-212-939-7116
fax: +1-212-666-0140
Angelika Formento
Siemens Corporate Research
755 College Road East
Princeton, NJ 08540 (USA)
phone: +1-609-734-3312
fax: +1-609-734-6565


Steering Committee
Program Committee
Student Volunteer Organizing Committee

We are looking forward to seeing you in New York City at ISAR 2001!

last update: Wednesday, March 7th, 11:17 AM (thh Computer Graphics and User
Interfaces Lab      Columbia University