PapAR - Interacting with Multimedia on Paper

Jörg Cassens, Michael Herczeg, Thomas Roth-Berghofer (Editor), Martin Atzmueller (Editor), Samia Oussena (Editor)


In this contribution, we introduce the augmented reality presentation system PapAR. PapAR extends the use of printed paper documents in such a way that it is possible to integrate tokens for multimedia elements such as pictures, video or audio. These tokens can then be used in conjunction with a presentation system to interact with the multimedia elements on a large display, e.g. in a lecture situation. To this end, a PDF document that has been produced with any application is annotated with multimedia elements in the PapAR editor component. The multimedia elements, together with some metadata, are stored in the Network Environment for Multimedia Objects (NEMO) or on a physical device. Additionally, a new PDF document is generated containing tokens for the multimedia elements and for interaction with them. The new PDF can be printed and taken to the PapAR presentation system where the printout is placed under a camera. On the presentation screen, the tokens are overlaid with the respective multimedia or interactive elements.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventProceedings of the First International Smart University Workshop,
- Annecy, France
Duration: 28.10.201331.10.2013


ConferenceProceedings of the First International Smart University Workshop,


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