Semantic Web and Augmented Reality


Creating and maintaining scenes for mobile Augmented Reality browsers can be a challenging and time consuming task. The timeliness of digital information artifacts connected to changing urban environments require authors to constantly update the structural representations of augmented scenes or to accept that the information will soon be outdated. We investigated approaches for retrieving multimedia content and relevant web services for mobile Augmented Reality applications at runtime. Using semantic web technologies, we are able to postpone the retrieval of actual media items to the moment a user actually perceives an augmented scene. This allows content creators to augment a scene only once and avoid continous manual updates. We implemented several protoypes for authors and for consumers of augmented print media.



  • Jens Grubert,  Lyndon Nixon and Gerhard Reitmayr. Augmenting the World using Semantic Web Technologies. In ISMAR 2012 Workshop on Authoring Solutions for Augmented Reality, November 5th, 2012, Atlanta, USA. url | presentation
  • Lyndon J. B. Nixon, Jens Grubert, Gerhard Reitmayr, and James Scicluna. Semantics Enhancing Augmented Reality.  In On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2012. Springer Berlin Heidelberg  (pp. 863-870). pdf | publisher website
  • Lyndon J. B. Nixon, Jens Grubert, Gerhard Reitmayr, and James Scicluna. SmartReality: Integrating the Web into Augmented Reality. In Proceedings of the I-SEMANTICS 2012 Posters & Demonstrations Track, Graz, Austria, September 5-7, 2012 (pp. 48-54). pdf
  • Jens Grubert, Robert Gründler, Lyndon Nixon and Gerhard Reitmayr. Annotate That: Preparing Event Posters for Augmentation. In ISMAR 2012 2nd Workshop on Authoring Solutions for Augmented Reality, October 26th, 2011, Basel, Switzerland. url