Special Topics

This special topic will cover the technologies and applications in the emerging area of augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). The sessions will bring together scientists, engineers, business professionals, market analysts, and industry leaders involved in AR/VR technologies, products, applications, advanced developments, and emerging trends.The topics covered include:

• Augmented and Virtual Reality Systems and Applications

• Display Technologies for AR and VR Systems

• 3D-Sensing and Imaging Technologies

• Spatial Tracking, Localization, Mapping, and Navigation Techniques

• Computation, Graphics, and Display Processing

• Immersive Audio Technologies

• End-to-End System Integration and Latencies

• Inputs, Interfaces, and Interactions

• Human Factors and User Experience Considerations

• Mapping and Rendering of Virtual Objects onto Physical World

•Object, Human, and Scene Capture, Reconstruction, Recognition and Understanding

•Biometrics and User Authentication

New enabling innovations and applications of existing display solutions are enhancing large-area and seamless tiled displays featuring areas 1 m2 to >100 m2 and pixel densities ranging from 10,000 to 2 x106 pixels/m2. Applications include full-color capabilities, high contrast ratio with brightness solutions ranging from 500 to >10,000 nits. Solutions include indoor and outdoor and semi-outdoor capabilities. Papers relative to the technology and applications of these displays for curved and flat formats in any aspect ratio or shape are solicited. Focus on the technologies that create new markets and grow exiting markets through increased capabilities. Technologies and applications include, but not limited to:

• Discrete Packaged RGB LED and Modular Arrays Using Seamless Tiling

• Backplane, Unique Interconnect and Advantaged Drive Technologies

• Controller Solutions Optimizing Color Space Use and High-Dynamic-Range Implementations

• New LED Implementations Leveraging Flip-Chip and Chip-on-Board Solutions

• Automated and Programmed Color Uniformity and Calibration

• Down-Conversion Materials (Phosphors, Quantum Dots)

• Novel Implementations in Data Flow and Interconnect (Data and Power)

• Novel Emerging Applications/Unique Visualization Solutions (Compound Curves, Circles, Fiber Light Guides)

This special topic is dedicated to innovative materials and processing contributions aimed at significant improvements across all types of displays and components, enabling novel applications, as well as advancing fundamental understanding. Example areas of interest include:

• OLED Materials Processing: Molecular engineering for improving material properties and stability for charge injection, transport, and electroluminescent layers, as well as high-resolution patterning and integration processes

• Flexible Displays and Sensors: Advances in materials and low-temperature processing including substrates, transparent conductors, TFT drive circuitry, barrier and protection layers, adhesives, and module fabrication processes (laminations, bonding, lift-off, etc.).

• Advances in Electronic and Optoelectronic Materials: Including mixed oxide semiconductors, organic semiconductors, molecular scale hybrids such as organic-inorganic perovskites, as well as nanocomposites.

• Touch Components and Interactive Surfaces: Materials and processes for ruggedization, functional coatings (touch, fingerprint resistant, scratch protection), and touch feedback (piezoelectric materials, etc.).

• Novel Optical Materials and Components: Including liquid crystals, optical films (light-steering, diffusing, polarizing, color filtering, etc.), transparent projection screens, coatings (AR, AG, etc.), flexible lightguides, LED sources, photoluminescent materials, etc.

• Nanomaterials and Nanofabrication: Including quantum dots, functional nanocomposites (e.g. nanoparticle-doped polymers, liquid crystals, etc.), nanopatterning and nanofabrication for large area substrates.

• Emerging applications: Materials and processes for transparent displays, wearable displays and sensors, biocompatibility, medical applications, etc.

• Reducing Environmental Impact During Fabrication and at End-of-Life: Additive processes for reduced chemical or energy consumption, environmentally friendly materials, and recyclability.

This special track will cover all aspects of wearable displays including product and process design, user applications, wearable system integration, and display technologies. As the next step in the mobile computing revolution, wearables have emerged as one of the most active fields in the technological world. Being the most mobile and personal form of technology to the users, wearable devices present many possibilities, and at the same time many uncertainties. This special track will provide a platform for researchers, designers, engineers, and anyone involved in wearable displays to share recent advancement and challenges. The topics covered include, but not limited to, the following:

• Wearable Product Design and Concepts

• Wearable Applications

• Wearable Display Requirements including Readability and Durability in Extreme Environments

• Advanced Displays for Wearable Applications including Low Power, Flexible, Stretchable, Textile, and Others

• Wearable-Display Processes

• Directive-View Wearable Displays

• Microdisplay Design Suitable for Wearable Applications Like Head-Mounted Displays

• Fashion and Wearable Displays

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