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APMAR 2017 at Beijing


I am Qirui Zhang, D3.

On 2nd July we (Taketomi Sensei, Akiyama Kun, me) arrived at Beijing to attend APMAR 2017. The taxi driver was good at talking and knew everything except Beijing map.  We reached hotel at 1:00 pm then we spent 1 hour at registration. After that we were led to the only restaurant still providing meal at that time and had lunch.

lunch at 2/7/2017

Purple dressing on the creamy stuff was dessert typically served before other dishes. Foreigners were usually surprised by such serving sequence. The red color pot was tomato juice boiled beef.




The other day afternoon I had a presentation. I realized I didn’t put enough description of my method in the slides after that.

Presentation of mine

The hall and seats were very Chinese style, very big chairs with tea serving. Old men at top who decide Chinese fate also have meetings in the same style.

And the big red stripe of APMAR hanging below the celling. Very nostalgic to me.



A presentation of prostate in augmented reality.

This is an interesting talk about how to realize a prostate in augmented reality. It was unlike main stream to render things with graphic technique that this research really physically builds a real simulator of prostate for touch check training of doctors. I didn’t remember the presenter’s name.

A talk of using curve features in SFM.




This presentation is about a research using Bezier-Splines to interpolate 3D points reconstructed form SFM and minimizing rep-rojection errors of such interpolated 3d points.

It’s my favorite presentation. I talked this the presenter Laurent Kneip and paper author Zhirui Wang outside of the meeting hall afterwards.


Beijing Duck

Last day in Beijing we spent most of our time eating. We ate Beijing Duck. Beijing Duck looked good.








Chinese Breakfast.

I happened to meet a staff from BIT dinning hall, who is from my hometown and makes meat buns(NIKU MAN) for breakfast there. I liked the meat buns.





Tian-an-men Square

it was Akiyama’s first visit to China. So we went to take pictures of Tian-an-men. It is the symbol of Beijing. On the building there is a slogan says “The Union of people from all of the world lasts long!”




After all, APMAR was a interesting meeting. I met researchers sharing common interests, and it was very nostalgic trip for me to visit BIT again since I graduated there.

APMAR 2017

Hello everyone. I’m Ryo Akiyama, D1 student.

We attended APMAR 2017 (Asia Pacific Workshop on Mixed and Augmented Reality) on 3rd July. This year, APMAR was held in Beijing Institute of Technology. From IMD lab, Qirui and I attended to this conference this year.

group photo






The conference began with Keynote Speech by Prof. Nassir Navab. The talk was about Augmented Reality(AR) application for medical field. Recently, many high quality medical equipments have been invented, but their interfaces are too complex and difficult to use freely. Prof. Navab thinks AR interfaces are very powerful for solving this problem. In addition, we can visualize inside of our body by using AR, and it is helpful for surgery or education.

Keynote speech by Prof. Nassir Navab







In oral session, we listened to many talks about recent AR, MR research. There are 22 oral presentation and 6 posters, and both Qirui and I also presented in oral session. I presented about AR interfaces for IoT applications which we discussed in workshop between NAIST and KAIST. Qirui presented about his own research about depth map regularization using curvelet domain.

Presentation by Qirui







I felt that APMAR is suitable conference for sharing research information and discussing. Next APMAR in 2018 will be held in Taiwan. I will do my research project hard in order to attend next APMAR.

Thank you for reading!!