SPIE AR | VR | MR is the most important conference on optical architectures (optics, displays, sensors) for the next generation of smart glasses and head mounted displays. We look forward to seeing your research on optical systems, subsystems, and/or the technological building blocks which will enhance virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) experiences. We invite researchers and engineers from academia and industry to present and discuss recent developments in this rapidly advancing field.

Papers will be accepted in these areas


SPIE AR | VR | MR STUDENT OPTICAL DESIGN CHALLENGE

Abstracts submitted to the Optical Architectures for Displays and Sensing in Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality (AR, VR, MR) IV conference may be eligible to apply to the 2023 SPIE AR | VR | MR Student Optical Design Challenge. The challenge is designed to encourage and acknowledge excellence in oral and poster student presentations and bridge the gap between traditional academic optics and industry expectations for today’s immersive display products. The challenge consists of standard oral/poster presentations and brief pitches on the optical design. Both the presentations and pitches are subject to review and judging. Submitted manuscripts are also subject to review. The jury will grade the optical design and the resulting optical specs (including tolerancing), as well as the actual work.

Eligibility
The SPIE AR | VR | MR Student Optical Design Challenge is open to any full-time student registered and accepted for presentation at SPIE AR | VR | MR who is enrolled at an academic or research institute, performing their work either in an academic lab, a research institute, or as an internship in an external company.

How To Apply
If you qualify and would like to participate in the 2023 SPIE AR | VR | MR Student Optical Design Challenge, add "CHALLENGE" where prompted on the first page during the submission process.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Can I have co-authors?
    Yes, any number of them, from either academy or industry, but the primary author /presenter must be a registered full-time student.
  • What software can I use?
    The optical design software is at the choice of the student. However, participating sponsors may be offering their optical design software available for use to any student registering in this challenge. More details will be announced in the instructions sent to participants.
  • Will I be required to present in the conference or can I just participate in the challenge?
    In order to be eligible for the SPIE AR | VR | MR Student Optical Design Challenge, the presenter must also register, attend, and give a technical talk in the SPIE Optical Architectures for Displays and Sensing in Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality (AR, VR, MR) IV conference.

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Optical Architectures for Displays and Sensing in Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality (AR, VR, MR) IV

This conference has an open call for papers:
Abstract Due: 20 July 2022
Author Notification: 10 October 2022
Manuscript Due: 11 January 2023
SPIE AR | VR | MR is the most important conference on optical architectures (optics, displays, sensors) for the next generation of smart glasses and head mounted displays. We look forward to seeing your research on optical systems, subsystems, and/or the technological building blocks which will enhance virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) experiences. We invite researchers and engineers from academia and industry to present and discuss recent developments in this rapidly advancing field.

Papers will be accepted in these areas
  • 3D computer vision and perception
  • 3D display techniques, technologies and architectures
  • 3D reconstruction
  • combiner optics and related architectures
  • human+machine interactions
  • human perception and user experience in immersive displays
  • light-field rendering
  • MEMS mirrors
  • novel display engines
  • novel imaging systems
  • optical sensors for 6DOF head tracking and SLAM-relocalization nanophotonics for AR, VR, MR applications
  • optical sensors for depth mapping and gesture sensing
  • optical sensors for eye, gaze, pupil, and vergence tracking
  • other sensors required for AR, VR, MR devices (human machine interface).



SPIE AR | VR | MR STUDENT OPTICAL DESIGN CHALLENGE

Abstracts submitted to the Optical Architectures for Displays and Sensing in Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality (AR, VR, MR) IV conference may be eligible to apply to the 2023 SPIE AR | VR | MR Student Optical Design Challenge. The challenge is designed to encourage and acknowledge excellence in oral and poster student presentations and bridge the gap between traditional academic optics and industry expectations for today’s immersive display products. The challenge consists of standard oral/poster presentations and brief pitches on the optical design. Both the presentations and pitches are subject to review and judging. Submitted manuscripts are also subject to review. The jury will grade the optical design and the resulting optical specs (including tolerancing), as well as the actual work.

Eligibility
The SPIE AR | VR | MR Student Optical Design Challenge is open to any full-time student registered and accepted for presentation at SPIE AR | VR | MR who is enrolled at an academic or research institute, performing their work either in an academic lab, a research institute, or as an internship in an external company.

How To Apply
If you qualify and would like to participate in the 2023 SPIE AR | VR | MR Student Optical Design Challenge, add "CHALLENGE" where prompted on the first page during the submission process.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Can I have co-authors?
    Yes, any number of them, from either academy or industry, but the primary author /presenter must be a registered full-time student.
  • What software can I use?
    The optical design software is at the choice of the student. However, participating sponsors may be offering their optical design software available for use to any student registering in this challenge. More details will be announced in the instructions sent to participants.
  • Will I be required to present in the conference or can I just participate in the challenge?
    In order to be eligible for the SPIE AR | VR | MR Student Optical Design Challenge, the presenter must also register, attend, and give a technical talk in the SPIE Optical Architectures for Displays and Sensing in Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality (AR, VR, MR) IV conference.

Conference Chair
Google (United States)
Conference Chair
Sony Corp. (Japan)
Conference Chair
Lambe Venture Group (United States)
Program Committee
Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Program Committee
Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
Program Committee
Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Program Committee
SA Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Program Committee
Institut d'Optique Graduate School (France)
Program Committee
Magic Leap, Inc. (United States)
Program Committee
Facebook Technologies, LLC (United States)
Program Committee
Microsoft Research Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Program Committee
College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Program Committee
National Yang Ming Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Program Committee
Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
Program Committee
Sony Corp. (Japan)
Program Committee
Magic Leap, Inc. (United States)
Program Committee
Google (United States)
Program Committee
Stanford Univ. (United States)
Program Committee
The Institute of Optics (United States)
Program Committee
Apple Inc. (United States)
Program Committee
Apple Inc. (United States)
Program Committee
Caltech (United States)
Program Committee
Meta (United States)
Program Committee
Stanford Univ. (United States)
Program Committee
CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)