ISMAR 06 --- Fifth IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality --- Oct. 22 - 25, 2006 in Santa Barbara, CA

5th IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality
Sun, Oct. 22 to Wed, Oct 25 2006
University of California at Santa Barbara, USA

Santa Barbara



The conference general chairs Tobias Hollerer and Wayne Piekarski would like to thank everyone who helped to make the conference the success that it was. In particular, we would like to thank all of the sponsors and chairs for their financial support and dedication to the conference.

We look forward to seeing you all next year at ISMAR 2007 in Japan!

Getting around Santa Barbara

The venue page has been updated with more information about parking on campus, where events will be located during the conference, as well as the shuttle, and public bus information. Expect sunny weather with temperatures around 75F (24C) during the day, but prepare for cool evenings and nights. Bring a sweater to the beach BBQ!

Bus Schedule announced

The recommended conference hotel, the MarMonte, and the affiliated Parkside Inn, are situated in downtown Santa Barbara, right by the beach and in walking distance to the pier, and downtown State Street, Santa Barbara's main shopping and restaurant mile. The conference site is located about 10 miles away, on the UCSB campus, close to the Santa Barbara airport and the town of Goleta, California. In order to make it as convenient for conference attendees as possible to get to the conference every day and back to the hotel, we are providing a shuttle bus service. Please check the bus schedule and be aware that if you miss the bus, or don't want to take the bus, you will have to use another method of getting to the conference site.  

Workshop/Tutorial/Colloquium Reception Sunday Evening

We cordially invite everyone who is attending any of the Sunday conference events to our Sunday evening reception for food and drink and stimulating conversations with your colleagues. The reception is taking place on Oct. 22 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the UCSB MultiCultural Center right next to the conference site.

ISMAR Student Colloquium

The ISMAR Student Colloquium is an opportunity for students pursuing a graduate degree in the general research area of Mixed and Augmented Reality to present their research goals and interactively discuss challenges and ideas among a group of senior researchers and other students. The Student Colloquium will be held on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm.

ACM Multimedia Workshops

ACM Multimedia has a number of workshops on Oct. 26-27 that may be of interest to ISMAR attendees. For information, go to and click on Workshops.

Early registration deadline

The early registration deadline has been extended to Saturday, September 30, 11pm PST. Please check the fees section and  register!

New program schedule!

On Sept. 5th, the program schedule was changed. The Beach BBQ now starts an hour earlier and some sessions have been swapped. Please notice our new schedule!


To register for ISMAR 2006, go to the Registration Website and fill out the form there. Payments are accepted via MasterCard or Visa credit cards. Alternately, on-site registration is also available. For more information please see also our fees section.

Conference program online

The preliminary conference program is ready and online. See program section for more details.

Invited Speakers:

Tom Furness Tom Furness,
Founding Director of the Human Interface Technology Lab

Ramesh Raskar Ramesh Raskar,
Research Scientist at MERL Research Lab


Find more details on the conference program on program section.

Oct 22 2006
Workshop 1 (full day):
Industrial Augmented Reality

Workshop 2 (full day):
Mixed Reality Technology for Film Making

Tutorial 1 (half day):
Computer Vision for Augmented Reality

Tutorial 2 (half day):
Head-worn Displays (HWD) Fundamentals and Applications

Student Colloquium

Workshop/Tutorial/Colloquium Reception
Oct 23 2006
Keynote by Ramesh Raskar
Sessions: Applications of AR, Tracking, AR User Interfaces
Beach Barbeque
Oct 24 2006
Sessions: Mobile Tracking, Mobile User Interfaces, Evaluations
Poster/Demo session
Conference Dinner
Oct 25 2006
Keynote by Tom Furness
Session: Calibration and Registration, Multimodal AR, Visualization
Poster/Demo session


ISMAR will take place at the Corwin Pavilion at the University of California, Santa Barbara.The recommended conference hotel is the MarMonte in downtown Santa Barbara, just steps from the beach. We will run a bus service from that hotel to the conference site.

Related conference: ACM Multimedia 2006. Some conference events (e.g. electronic art and demonstration sessions, open lab visits) may be shared.


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