Workshop: VR, AR and MR



Michael Reiner
University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria

Jörg Niemann
University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Germany

Christian Reimann
University of Applied Sciences Dortmund, Germany

Philip Wogart
VR/AR Association & Miami Ad School Europe Hamburg, Germany
Applications of VR, AR and MR

Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) are changing the way we define user experience – and that is clearly transforming business practices.  A plethora of technologies that have emerged in recent years is driving this trend and we are continuously seeing new applications, innovative products, and new business models making use of the recent advancements in this area. VR, AR and MR have already demonstrated considerable potential for a variety of industries – no matter whether it be entertainment, retail, marketing, manufacturing, logistics, healthcare or space exploration, the spectrum of application domains is constantly increasing.

The broad spectrum of these applications means there is a huge potential in interdisciplinary teamwork. Different industries can profit from each other by sharing experiences, best practices and visions for novel application areas in the field. This workshop aims to bring both industry and academia together to facilitate knowledge transfer, and trigger new co-operative projects. The intention of this workshop is to explore both technical and methodological aspects of VR, AR, MR, through dynamic and reciprocal exchange of knowledge and experience.


Workshop Program 1.9.2022

Workshop - VR, AR and MR
08.00 - 08.40
08.40 - 09.00
Opening by Paracelsus Medical University
EuroSPI, Dr Richard Messnarz, Chair,
ECQA, Prof. Michael Reiner,
Samer Sameh, Representative of EuroSPI to ASA (Automotive Skills Alliance)
09.00 - 09.45
Key Note 2: VR Digitalisation & Innovation of Medical Systems, Prim. Univ.Prof. Dr Herbert Reitsamer, VR Digitalisierung & Innovation, PMU Paracelsus Medical University, Austria
10.00 - 11.00
Train@Train– a case study of using immersive learning environments for health and safety training for the Austrian Railway Company
Marco Nemetz, Sandra Pfiel, Reinhard Altenburger, Florian Tiefenbacher, Matej Hopp, Rene Schuster, Michael Reiner, IMC University of Applied Science Krems, Austria
NOEDIKOM – a case study of the digitization of cultural heritage/gems in municipalities in Lower Austrian
Michael Reiner, Marco Nemetz, Sandra Pfiel, Florian Tiefenbacher, Matej Hopp, Rene Schuster, IMC University of Applied Science Krems, Austria
11.00 - 11.30
Coffee Break
11.30 - 12.30
Assessment of a Restoration Need by Experts using 3D-Models in VR- Case Study Based on a Digitalized Historic Object
Gerald Wagenhofer, Burghauptmannschaft Österreich, Austria, Sandra Pfiel, Rene Mario Schuster, Florian Tiefenbacher, Veronika Kondrlova, Michael Reiner, IMC Fachhochschule Krems, Austria
VRWalk – a case study regarding different movement options in virtual reality
Marco Nemetz, Ruben Ruiz-Torrubiano, Sandra Pfiel, Florian Tiefenbacher, Matej Hopp, Rene Schuster, Michael Reiner, IMC University of Applied Science Krems, Austria
12.30 - 14.00
Lunch Break
14.00 - 14.45
Key Note 3: Agility & ASPICE - Focusing future challenges
Dominik Feurer, Q-Planer Software Assessment,Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Chair: Gabriele Sauberer, Room: Audimax
15.30 - 16.00
Coffee Break
16.00 - 17.30
Health innovation panel discussion about Big Data, AI, Machine Learning, VR/AR, new innovation processes, cybersecurity and WHAT IS NEXT - MERGED PANEL WITH THE HEALTH INNOVATION WORKSHOP
Merged panel of VR/AR workshop and Health Innovation Workshop, Moderator is the host PMU managed by Bruno Wöran, and supported by the moderator of VR/AR, Michael Reiner, Univ. of Applied Sciences, Krems, Austria
17.30 - 18.00
EuroSPI supports a visionary paper for health innovation in the WILEY journal for health innovation and improvement with an outlook about the mentioned topics. This will form the basis for the future EuroSPI workshops in the health innovation area, and also brings inputs to the VR/AR community as one of the advanced fields where it is actually used.
18.45 - 20.00
19.30 Salzburg Dome Residence Welcome by Salzburg and Short Classical Concert
20.00 - 24.00
20.30 Moving to St Peter Kulinarium for Dinner, it is a 2 minutes walk to the restaurant

Call for Papers

Please follow the following steps for submitting a paper:

  • Your thematic topic paper should comprise 10-12 pages.
  • Your paper has to be conform to the Springer CCIS format which is the same as the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format (please see the author guidelines of Springer)
  • The paper has to be uploaded to the EuroAsiaSPI² conference website (see below).
  • Authors of accepted papers will be asked to write a final paper of 10 to maximum 12 pages and to prepare a 20 minutes PowerPoint presentation.
  • The final paper has to be uploaded to the EuroAsiaSPI² conference website again.
  • Papers shall reference the SPI Manifesto (find relationships to values and principles or propose new values and principles to be added).

Note: To publish the paper in the proceedings the authors have to sign a copyright form and at least one of the authors has to present the paper at the conference. The paper will be published in printed form and electronically and therefore we need all source files.

Please read first the author submission guideMore...

Also see "Thematic Paper Submission for one of the 10 workshop communities" for more information



Thematic Paper Topics

  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Mixed Reality (MR)
  • Industry applications
  • Mobile applications
  • Applications in different domains (healthcare, Automotive, Automation, production, learning)
  • VRARA (and related topics of that community)

Submission Dates

08.04.2022 First Thematic Paper Submission
03.05.2022 Review by International Programme Committee and Notification of Acceptance
01.06.2022 Camera Ready Version of Paper for Book
29.07.2022 Early Registration Deadline (All presenters must register, otherwise the contribution is deselected)
26.08.2022 Upload of Powerpoint Conference Presentation
29.08.2022 Free Technology Day
31.08.-02.09.2021 Conference

SPRINGER Book Series

EuroAsiaSPI² is publishing an annual SPRINGER book and the EuroSPI books show a total of 150000 (one hunded fifty thousand) chapter downloads. The workshop papers will form a chapter for this thematic topic in the SPRINGER book.


Additional Information

Submission Guidelines

The workshop will include both research papers and experience reports in the field of VR, AR, MR. Research Papers must describe original completed work or work in progress. Since the main purpose of presenting at the workshop is to exchange ideas with other researchers and to receive helpful feedback for further development of the work, papers should clearly indicate directions for future research wherever appropriate. Experience reports should clearly outline the application area, and the lessons learned in the process. Both positive and negative results should be included. All submitted papers will undergo a peer-review process. The final acceptance decision will be based on the results of the review.

Interactive Workshop Approach

Focus of interest and main questions discussed during the workshop will be:
  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Mixed Reality (MR)
  • Industry applications
  • Mobile applications
  • Applications in different domains (healthcare, Automotive, Automation, production, learning)
  • Case studies
  • Methodologies
  • Visions of usage
  • Best Practices using VR

Each presentation will be discussed towards these main topics of interest. A panel discussion at the end shall come up with a summary of the solutions presented and with new research topics to focus on to solve this integrated approach (work for next year to meet at next EuroAsiaSPI² and share again).