Last Update : September 21, 2012

The 3rd International Workshop on

Benchmark Test Schemes for AR/MR

Geometric Registration and Tracking Method


November 11th, 2012, Tsukuba International Congress Center in Tsukuba Science City, Japan, in conjunction with ICPR2012

Call for papers

In the research fields of Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR), tracking and registration methods are still one of the most important topics. The tracking research field is highly active, and numerous methods appear on a regular basis. The TrakMark working group (WG) was established 2009 to create a benchmark test that permits objective and accurate evaluation of the tracking methods. This year, the workshop will cover a wide range of topics concerning AR/MR registration, tracking and benchmarking. Key areas include, but are not limited to:


09:30-10:30 Invited Talk

Title: Dense Localization and Mapping: Recent Advances and Benchmark Evaluation

Speaker: Daniel Cremers
Professor for Computer Science and Mathematics
Technische Universitat Munchen

Abstract: Image-based reconstruction from color- or RGB-D cameras is an important challenge with numerous applications. I will present methods to tackle the problems of localization and mapping by means of spatially dense approaches. To this end, I will introduce variational approaches and show how they can be minimized using convex optimization techniques. In particular, I will focus on algorithms which allow realtime performance. Finally, I will discuss recent developments aiming at benchmarking the performance of such algorithms.

This is joint work with Kalin Kolev, Jan Stuehmer, Frank Steinbruecker and Juergen Sturm.

RGB-D benchmark:
Algorithm for realtime localization using RGB-D camera:
Algorithm for realtime dense reconstruction from a color camera:

10:30-10:40 break

10:40-11:40 Tracking and evaluation

Pose Estimation Evaluation of Viewpoint Generative Learning
Takumi Yoshida, Hideo Saito (Keio University)

Real-time Line-based SLAM for AR
Keisuke Hirose, Hideo Saito (Keio University)

Trial Evaluation of a Marker-based Geometric Registration Method Using a TrakMark Data Set
Yukiko Kubo, Shinya Komurasaki, Fumihisa Shibata, Asako Kimura, Hideyuki Tamura (Ritsumeikan University)

11:40-12:40 Pose estimation and visual servo

Accurate Detection of Passive Marker for Pose Reconstruction in Dental Navigation Systems
Evgeniy Minaev, Artem Nikonorov (Russian Academy of Science)

Application of Moiré Patterns to AR Markers for High-accuracy Pose Estimation
Hideyuki Tanaka, Yasushi Sumi, Yoshio Matsumoto (AIST)

Development of Visual Servo Microscopes for Tracking of Model Organisms
Shogo Arai, Mitsunori Maru, Shintaro Matsui, Koichi Hashimoto (Tohoku University)

12:40-13:40 Lunch

13:40-14:40 Tracking of moving objects

Visual Tracking Using L1 Minimization and Forward-Backward Verification
Dongjing Shan, Chao Zhang, Tan Xiao (Peking University)

Occlusion Robust Recognition and Tracking of Motion Objects
Takashi Matsuzaki, Yuichi Yaguchi, Ryuichi Oka (University of Aizu)

Tracking Sport Video Shots Region of Interest using the Angular Orientation Partition Descriptor
António M. G. Pinheiro (University of Beira Interior)

14:40-15:40 AR Benchmark

A Benchmark Suite with Virtualized Reality Models for Supporting Tracking Evaluation and Data Set Generation
Koji Makita, Takashi Okuma, Tomoya Ishikawa (AIST), Laurence Nigay (UJF), Takeshi Kurata (AIST)

Uniform Software Environment for AR Performance Evaluation based on USB boot Linux
Yoshinari Kameda, Itaru Kitahara, Yuichi Ohta (University of Tsukuba)

Realistic CG Stereo Image Dataset with Ground Truth Disparity Maps
Sara Martull (University of Tsukuba), Martin Peris (Cyberdyne), Kazuhiro Fukui (University of Tsukuba)

15:40-15:50 break

15:50-16:50 Panel Session

Title: Trakmark and beyond
This panel overviews the recent trend of camera tracking evaluation and discuss the future of highly and toughly evaluated camera tracking methods. In order to promote higher quality of camera tracking methodologies, what the TrakMark can do? What should be tackled first? Outstanding researchers in this literature will reveal some hints to answer these questions and have a hot dicussion.

Yoshinari Kameda

Daniel Cremers (Recent trend of RGB + D camera use)
Hideo Saito (Computer Vision and trend in ACCV)
Kiyoshi Kiyokawa (AR and trend in ISMAR)
Takeshi Kurata (Standardization)

16:50-17:00 Closing


General Chairs

Gudrun Klinker (TUM, Germany)

Hideo Saito (Keio University, Japan)

Program Chairs

Tobias Höllerer (UCSB, USA)

Tomokazu Sato (NAIST, Japan)

Organizing Committee

Winyu Chinthammit (HITLab, Australia)

Yoshinari Kameda (University of Tsukuba, Japan)

Hirokazu Kato (NAIST, Japan)

Itaru Kitahara (University of Tsukuba, Japan)

Kiyoshi Kiyokawa (Osaka University, Japan)

Takeshi Kurata (AIST, Japan)

Fumihisa Shibata (Ritsumeikan university, Japan)

Takafumi Taketomi (NAIST, Japan)

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline Extended

Submission deadline: June 21st, 2012July 5th, 2012

Notification of acceptance: July 5th, 2012July 10th, 2012

Camera ready deadline: October 8th, 2012

Workshop: November 11th, 2012

Paper Submission

Please send an extended abstract with title, authors, figures and references to "" before the due deadline. If you have already made a paper in camera ready format, you may submit it instead of the extended abstract.

Format of Camera Ready Paper

Paper format of ICPR2012 conference ( ) is recommended. The number of pages of the paper should be from 2 to 4.

Publication of Accepted Papers

Accepted papers will be published on the webpage of TrakMark ( ).