Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Workshop on XR Solutions for Smart Production (XR-SPro-2023)

16.10.2023 in Sydney, Australia, in conjunction with ISMAR 2023 (held physically on site in Sydney with the possibility to present online)



Smart production is set to revolutionize the manufacturing industry by increasing workers' ability to create high-quality products and enhance the customer experience. Unlike previous industrial revolutions, smart production will enable a high level of automation, customization, productivity, and efficiency that has never been seen before. Augmented, virtual, and mixed reality technologies offer a wide range of capabilities to support workers in future factories and present information in more interactive ways. XR assistance systems promise to increase workers' efficiency by providing the right information at the right time, and XR is expected to have an increasing impact on production processes in the next few years. 

The XR-SPro workshop series aims to create an open environment for discussing and investigating novel XR solutions for smart production. The workshop brings together specialists from various related research areas to create new knowledge in the research field. This includes the usage of spatial computing approaches for real-time data visualization, XR-supported remote assistance, and customizable training scenarios that let workers train from anywhere at their own pace. The workshop tackles novel applications of XR in a smart production context from different angles and creates new knowledge in the research field. 

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

●        Use Cases and pilot applications

●        XR-supported remote assistance

●        XR training and onboarding scenarios

●        Spatial computing in industry

●        Hardware/Software support for smart production applications of XR

●        Gamified XR environments in industry

●        Interdisciplinary and intermedia approaches

●        User Acceptance of smart production XR applications

●        Real-time XR visualization of sensor and process data

●        Tactility and physicality of XR applications in smart production


Deadlines & Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: July 7, 2023 July 17, 2023 (Deadline extended!!)

Notification of acceptance: August 7, 2023

Camera-ready Deadline: August 18, 2023

Workshop Day: October 16, 2023


Contribution Formats

Following the last years, contributions are planned to be included and indexed in the IEEE digital library.

Papers must be written in English and follow the IEEE Computer Society VGTC format for described at:

All papers and camera-ready versions have to be submitted electronically using the conference management tool found at the website:

Submissions will be reviewed by at least 2 program committee members following a single-blind review process. Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the notification of acceptance.


Workshop Format

The XR-SPro workshop will be a half-day event held physically in Sydney. Accepted authors for state of the art descriptions and discussion essays will present their ideas in a panel-like format. Accepted contributions for research papers will be organized in sessions consisting of presentations and discussions. 

During panels, we will encourage the active participation of the audience. We expect this structure to provide a more focused discussions and a lively environment. Presenters will be asked to prepare a slide presentation of their accepted contribution. The general audience of this workshop will receive the workshop´s program with a set of questions in advance, which will guide the discussion in each topic´s panel. 



Thomas Moser (St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences),

Josef Wolfartsberger (University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria),


Program committee

Christoph Anthes, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria 

Oliver Bodensiek, TU Braunschweig, Germany 

Matthias Bues, Fraunhofer IAO, Germany 

Arnis Cirulis, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Latvia 

Jeremiah Diephuis, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria 

Matthias Husinsky, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria 

Andreas Kunz, ETH Zürich, Switzerland 

Andreas Jakl, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria 

Martina Maurer, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria 

Daniel Niedermayr, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria 

Victor Adriel de Jesus Oliveira, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria 

Horst Orsolits, FH Technikum Wien, Austria 

Linda Rudolph, Technical University of Munich 

Dave Seré, UCLL University of Applied Sciences, Belgium 

Alexander Schlager, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria 

Lucas Schöffer, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria 

Sabrina Sorko, University of Applied Sciences Joanneum, Austria 

Ana Maria Stanescu, Graz University of Technology, Austria 

Markus Tatzgern, University of Applied Sciences Salzburg, Austria 

Silviu Vert, Polytechnic University of Timisoara, Romania 

Georg Vogt, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria 

Tanja Zigart, Vienna University of Technology, Austria