Due to the rapid outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Europe, the event has been cancelled.

Joint AREA-ETSI-XR4ALL Workshop “Engineering XR for the Future: Frameworks, Requirements and Future Research” - scheduled on 5-6 March in Munich: THE EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

IMPORTANT: The rapid outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Europe and the travel restrictions already imposed by many companies impact the programme and attendance of the event planned on 5th and 6th March 2020, hosted by Siemens, in Munich, Germany.

The AREA, ETSI, XR4ALL Programme Committee members have decided to cancel the event scheduled on 5-6 March 2020, in Munich and postpone the event to a later date to be determined.

For more information, please contact events@etsi.org.

On the first day, the workshop will focus on interoperability - principles and frameworks, how to design for it and best ways to reap its benefits. Interoperability, in the context of this workshop, is the ability for different information technology components, systems and software applications to communicate and exchange data. The exchange of data permits the users to visualize in context the information that has been exchanged between systems of different providers without translation, conversion or delays. Interoperability is one of the prerequisites for scalability in a diverse and healthy technology ecosystem.

On the second day, participants will collaborate on a new industry research agenda that will shape the direction and funding of research projects in XR in Europe for the next decade. A research agenda is a strategic plan which guides researchers and those who support research through funding. The interactive sessions in this workshop will continue the process of identifying the most pressing areas for future research in XR as expressed by participants, and assess their availability and capacity to support and/or conduct projects in new research domains.

The workshop is free of charge and will be conducted in English. Registration is mandatory.

Who should attend

The event will be of particular interest to:

  • engineers, researchers and business analysts supporting XR deployments,
  • XR experience and technology developers, 
  • solution providers,
  • network service providers,
  • standards organizations and government agencies.

Why attend

By attending the event, participants will:

  • benefit from unprecedented insights into the use of open and interoperable interfaces and components to ensure that AR and XR technologies will scale up and impact every industry in the next decade,
  • have the opportunity to shape the research agenda that will drive the direction and funding of research projects in XR in Europe for the next decade.

Participants will learn about the ETSI AR Framework and how to develop clear interoperability requirements which, if/when met will improve their ability to integrate AR into their business and shorten Return on Investment. Standards Development Organizations will have a more detailed understanding of the customer requirements and, based on those, be able to evaluate if/how their organizations can reduce barriers to AR interoperability. On the second day, participants will contribute and prioritize the most pressing challenges facing their expansion of XR. By sharing their vision and the obstacles for a bright and open future for XR with others during the workshop, participants will help shape the strategic plan for future public XR research funding in Europe.


About the AREA

The Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance (AREA) is the only global, member-driven non-profit organization dedicated to widespread adoption of interoperable AR-enabled enterprise systems. Through its Interoperability and Standards program, the AREA seeks to increase knowledge about the benefits and approaches to achieving interoperability and to advance the development of standards or other approaches to interoperability.

 About XR4ALL

The XR4ALL project is a first initiative by the European Commission to strengthen the European XR/immersive technology industry and to accelerate its growth, connecting startups, companies, researchers and investors (angels, corporates, and VCs) active in XR. The main objectives are to (1) create a pan-European (XR-tech) community, (2) discover existing EU XR technology (3) develop a research agenda, (4) award grants for innovative technology projects and (5) to increase investments & tech transfers to help products reach market.

The event is hosted by Siemens in their conference centre in Munich, Germany.

Venue address:

  • Siemens AG
    Otto-Hahn-Ring 6
    81739 München

    Conference Center, Building 12, Room 8

Practical information and Access to the Venue:

  • The venue is located next to the public transportation station “Neuperlach Süd” (subway U5, city train S7, bus lines 195, 196, 199, 210, 211, 212, 217),https://efa.mvv-muenchen.de/index.html#trip@enquiry.
  • A cabstand is located next to the public transportation station and the Siemens main entrance area.
  • The closest entrance area to “Neuperlach Süd” is the Siemens South Entrance.

More information about how to access the venue, including maps is available HERE (PDF).

The following hotels are located near the venue (within walking distance):

(No reservation or room block has been organized)

  • Mercure Hotel
    München Neuperlach Süd
    Rudolf-Vogel-Bogen 3
    81739 München, Germany
    Tel.: +49 (89) 638000
    Fax: +49 (89) 6351309

  • Leonardo Hotel Munich City East
    Carl-Wery-Str. 39
    81739 München, Germany
    Tel.: +49 (89) 201 800 0
    Fax: +49 (89) 201 800 100

For questions about invitation letter for visa purposes, please contact ETSI Events team.



    Stable Agenda: The programme will continue to evolve in the run up to the workshop.

  • 09:00

    Registration & Welcome Coffee

  • 10:00
    • Welcome Address,
      Andreas Hutter, Siemens AG

    • Introduction: Objectives, Scope, Programme of the day
      Muriel Deschanel, Chairman of ETSI ISG ARF, Member of XR4ALL Consortium, b<>com
      Christine Perey, Perey Research & Consulting, Sponsor Member, Member of the Board of Directors, Leader of the Interoperability and Standards Program of the AR for Enterprise Alliance
  • 10:30

     SESSION 1: Benefits and Approaches to Achieving Interoperability

    • Why is Interoperability Desirable?
      Christine Perey, The AREA

    • ISG ARF Objectives and Reference Architecture,
      Muriel Deschanel & Jérôme Royan,  ETSI ISG ARF, b<>com

    • Initial Results of Interoperability Work Item in ETSI ISG ARF,
      Muriel Deschanel, ETSI ISG ARF, b<>com

    • Interactive Session: What are the Ecosystem’s Interoperability Requirements?
  • 12:30

    Lunch & Networking Break

  • 13:30

    Summary of Session 1

  • 13:45

    SESSION 2: Status of Standards Development

    • Overview of Relevant Standards Activity for XR,
      Christine Perey, The AREA

    • ARLEM. A Standard Describing Interaction between Virtual and Physical World,
      Stefano Masneri, Vicomtech - Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University

    • W3C Standards for XR,
      Dominique Hazael-Massieux, W3C 

    • MPEG Technologies for Point Cloud Compression,
      Marius Preda, Institut Mines Telecom

    • VR-IF use of standards to deploy XR services,
      Mauricio Aracena, Ericsson
  • 15:45

    Coffee & Networking Break

  • 16:15

    SESSION 3: Challenges to Integration (when using components from different providers)

    • Enterprise AR Integration Challenges,
      Wolfgang Stelzle, Re’Flekt GmbH

    • An industrial perspective on standardization opportunities in XR,
      Asa MacWilliams, Siemens AG

    • Open Platform Technologies,
      Fabian Schmid, Seele

    • Open Spatial Computing Platforms and AR Cloud,
      Michael Vogt, Open AR Cloud

    • Presentation Title to be confirmed
      Luis Bollinger, Holo-Light
  • 17:45

    Closing remarks of Day 1

  • 18:00

    End of Day 1


     Stable Agenda:  The programme will continue to evolve in the run up to the workshop.

  • 08:00


  • 09:00
    • Welcome Address,
      Oliver Schreer, Fraunhofer HHI and XR4ALL

    • Introduction: Objectives, Scope, Programme of the day,
      Christine Perey, The AREA 
      Oliver Schreer, XR4ALL

    • EC Perspective on the Vision of XR Technologies,
      Oliver Schreer, Fraunhofer HHI and XR4ALL
  • 09:30

    SESSION 4: Initial Results on XR Research Agenda

    • The AREA Objectives and Initial Work on Research Agenda,
      Christine Perey, The AREA

    • XR4ALL Objectives and Initial Work on Research Agenda,
      Oliver Schreer, Fraunhofer HHI and XR4ALL
  • 10:15

    Coffee & Networking Break

  • 10:45

    SESSION 5: Current State and Future of XR Technologies

    • Digital Transformation & Augmented Reality in Enterprise Manufacturing, Packaging & Service,
      Robert Hoffmeister, Goodly Innovations GmbH

    • Building Blocks for Enabling XR Technologies
      Jan Pflueger, advisXR 

    • Interactive Discussion


  • 11:45

    SESSION 6: Real World Capture, Modelling and Mapping

    • Presentation Title to be confirmed
      Jérôme Royan
      , b<>com

    • Interactive Discussion
  • 12:45

    Lunch & Networking Break

  • 13:45

    SESSION 7: Tracking and Registration

      • Advanced Computer Vision for industrial Augmented Reality - Why understanding  tracking deep tech is still so essential for enterprise use
        Timo Engelke, Visometry

      • Interactive Discussion
  • 14:45

    SESSION 8: User Experience

    • UX for Industrial Augmented Reality
      Jan Heitger, Re'Flekt GmbH

    • Interactive Discussion
  • 15:30

    Closing Remarks

  • 16:00

    End of the Event

Members of the Programme Committee:

  • Gero Baese, Siemens AG
  • Muriel Deschanel, b<>com, Chairman of ETSI ISG ARF, Member of XR4ALL Consortium
  • Sylwia Korycinska, ETSI ISG ARF Technical Officer, ETSI
  • Christine Perey, Perey Research & Consulting, Sponsor Member, Member of the Board of Directors, Leader of the Interoperability and Standards Program, Chair of the Research Committee of the AREA
  • Oliver Schreer, Fraunhofer HHI, Coordinator of H2020 Project XR4ALL

Organizational Support:

  • Emmanuelle Boswarthick, ETSI Events
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