Augmented Reality Summer School

21-25 April 2014, 8:30 to 4:30
Room CTC 112
Ateneo Laboratory for the Learning Sciences
Department of Information Systems and Computer Science
Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Augmented reality refers to the superimposition of digital information on the real world. The additional layer provides the user with information that enables him to accomplish real-world tasks. Augmented reality has applications in many fields including the assembly, maintenance, and repair of complex machinery; as a visualization or training aid for surgery; for games and other forms of entertainment; and for the annotation of environments with public or private information.

The Augmented Reality Summer School is an intensive five-day workshop focused on designing and creating augmented reality applications. Resource speakers from the Interactive Media Lab of Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) in Japan will familiarize participants with augmented reality development toolkits, best practices for design and development, and opportunities for the technology’s application. By the end of the workshop, the participants will produce an augmented reality application. Resource people will critique the application and provide recommendations as to how it might be extended.

The Summer School is open to current or prospective graduate students who wish to learn more about augmented reality, its applications, the development of these applications, and how AR might be instrumental in thesis or dissertation research. The tentative schedule of activities is as follows:

April 21 – Introduction to AR, applications, familiarization with the dev enviornment
April 22 – ARToolKit
April 23 – ARToolKit
April 24 – ARToolKit
April 25 – Finalization of programs, presentation and critiquing

To apply, prospective participants must email a 2-3 page PDF document (12-point Times New Roman Font, 1 inch margins on all sides, double spaced) with the following information to Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo ( by 31 March 2014:

Full name
Email address
Highest degree earned or ongoing studies
Describe your programming skills. What computer languages do you already know? On what systems or platforms have you programmed?
If you are not currently enrolled in a graduate degree program, are you planning to enroll in graduate school? What is your time line? What specialization do you intend to pursue?
Why are you interested in attending the Augmented Reality Summer School? How is it relevant to your current or future work? How do you see yourself applying what you learned? (The response to this question must be 500 to 600 words long.)

Successful applicants will be allowed to attend the Summer School free of charge. They will, however, be responsible for their own transportation, meals, and lodging. Current graduate students also have the option of officially registering for this course and taking it for credit as CS295.O3 Multimedia Applications.

Slots are limited, so please apply soon!

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