Call for student/junior faculty participation and application for scholarships


AR101 (An Introduction to Augmented Reality) is a unique opportunity exclusive to Students and Junior Faculty in Mexico to learn from world experts about the exciting area that is Augmented Reality.

AR101 is part of the IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) 2016, the most prestigious academic venue for AR/MR and which will be held in Merida Yucatan, and that is being organised by Mexican researchers.

AR101 provides an opportunity to explore your research interests in this area through an interdisciplinary tutorial, under the guidance of Augmented Reality (AR)’s top researchers, our rockstARs.

AR101 will be held on Sunday 18th of September 2016, one day before the main ISMAR conference starts. Attendees will be able to interact closely with the rockstAR researchers. Furthermore, selected students will be given free registration to the ISMAR conference 19-23 September where they will be able to learn about the state of the art in this area.  ISMAR will also offer a way to learn about PhD, internship and MSc opportunities to develop your career in this area. 

Grants for AR101 and ISMAR’16

We aim to make a selection of students from all around Mexico and help to sponsor their travel, accommodation and entry to ISMAR. This financial support will be assigned to the best applications and on a limited number.

In case of securing financial support, accommodation will be selected by the organising committee, and the rooms will be shared in a double occupancy basis only by selected AR101 participants. The participants should pay all costs for their travel and seek reimbursement once the conference has finished and after confirmation that their attendance to ISMAR and AR101 was satisfactory. The trip should be timely planned in order to serve the best interests of the ISMAR organising committee at a reasonable cost: excessive costs are not acceptable and will not be reimbursed. Any travel expense should be supported with official receipts and documentation. Further details will be provided after selection.

Junior researchers/faculty (i.e. non-students) such as those that graduated from their BSc/MSc/PhD and are at a Mexican institution can apply for free entry to AR101 but there will be no financial support for travel or entry to the conference. This is because all our financial support will be directed to help students in the first instance.

Preparing and submitting your application

In order to attend the AR101 event, it is necessary to be resident in Mexico (at least 18 years old) and study an undergraduate or graduate program at a Mexican institution, or being a young researcher with less than 5 years after the PhD/MSc/BSc. The submission will be a video (no longer than 90 seconds) in spoken English, with the following information:

  • Full name and age.

  • Main motivation to attend the event, from the viewpoint of the topics of ISMAR.

  • Main reason for being chosen as an AR101 participant.

  • What do you expect from this event?

The student must provide a public access link to the video, which can be in any personal website or hosting service of digital video (e.g., Youtube, Vimeo). Video content will be reviewed by a committee.

The application should be send by e-mail with the following information:

  • Mail subject: [AR101_Submission] + full name of the participant

  • City and institution of procedence.

  • Title of the undergraduate or graduate program that is currently studying, or information on the finished PhD program (for young faculty).

  • Link to the video for the submission, with public access and hosted in a file or video cloud service. Note: Only the links to hosting services for video or file sharing will be received. Do not send the full video by e-mail.

  • In case of asking for a travel grant, include the trip itinerary and a detailed estimate of travel expenses.


Your application should be sent to the following e-mail address: ar101 [at]


Important dates

  • Application submission deadline: 31 of July 2016 (23:59 CDT)

  • Notification: Early August 2016

  • AR101 school: 18th September 2016

  • ISMAR conference: 19-21 September 2016


AR101 Organising committee

  • Javier Flavio Vigueras, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí

  • Greg Welch, University of Central Florida

  • Walterio Mayol, University of Bristol

  • Anabel Martín, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

  • Erick Méndez, Daqri

  • Edgar Arce, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí

  • Claudia Esteves, Universidad de Guanajuato







08:30 - 09:00



09:00 - 10:00

Introduction: historical perspectives and applications

Mark Billinghurst

University of South Australia 

10:00 - 11:00

Overview of Primary Research Areas: displays, tracking, rendering, UI methods

Tobias Höllerer / Dieter Schmalstieg

University of California, Santa Barbara /  Technische Universität Graz

11:00 - 11:45

Tracking: general & vision-based

Gerhard Reitmayr

Qualcomm Research

11:45 - 12:30

Rendering/Graphics for AR

Tobias Höllerer / Dieter Schmalstieg

University of California, Santa Barbara /  Technische Universität Graz

12:30 - 13:15

AR Displays

Kiyoshi Kiyokawa

Osaka University

13:15 - 14:30



14:30 - 15:15

Collaboration in AR

Steve Feiner

Columbia University

15:15 - 16:30

Projector-Based AR

Greg Welch

University of Central Florida

16:30 - 17:15

Input / Interface Techniques

Tobias Höllerer / Dieter Schmalstieg

University of California, Santa Barbara /  Technische Universität Graz


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