13 DECEMBER - AM - 11:30-12:30

The topic is about anchoring, using ultra-precise “positioning”, data to real-world places & objects to create a ubiquitous digital overlay on the physical world, thus painting it with data. While academics favor the term “Spatial Computing” (from S. Greenwold 2003 PhD thesis at MIT), other use equally-intriguing terms such as World’s Digital Twin, Magic Verse, Metaverse, Mirrorworld, The Spatial web, & AR Cloud. The deployment of this capability will require tremendous mobile computing power (often referred to as “Edge Computing”) & connectivity (via 5G).

This conference “paints” a picture of the field, now regaining interest due to increasing capabilities in hardware and computer-vision & AI algorithms, and poised to be the next big XR thing. It also addresses the strategic question of who will dominate the field…


Chairpersons: Jan-Erik Vinje (Norkart AS, Norway) & Jacques G. Verly (University of Liège & Stereopsia, Belgium)

  • AR cloud: the next big thing?, Jérôme Royan (B<>COM, France)
  • Location-based AR: visualizing a contextual map, Marco Tillmann (HERE Technologies, Germany)
  • The next digital platform for economic and cultural advancement: The Open Spatial Computing Platform, Jan-Erik Vinje (Norkart AS, Norway)


International companies may find it strategically useful to sponsor/adopt this innovative, straight-to-the-point conference. 

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For more information, please contact Alain Gallez.

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