AREA Issues Request for Proposals to Execute Research Project on Web-based Enterprise AR

In an effort to enable interoperable, browser-based AR experiences, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Immersive Web (IW) working group is developing the WebXR Device API specification. The resulting IW-based solutions promise to deliver inexpensive content development, delivery and maintenance options while supporting OS interoperability, device portability, easy content sharing, improved security and scalability, and seamless integration with existing enterprise Web architectures and databases.

Recently, AREA members voted to have the organization’s sixth member-funded research project focus on the challenges and opportunities ahead for those who  use Web-based technologies to create, manage and deliver AR experiences in the workplace. The research will include an in-depth study of the W3C IW working group’s activities, and a comparison of benefits and limitations of using Web-based delivery of enterprise AR content versus the existing native application approach.

The AREA request for proposals for the research project provides additional context for the research and details, including the deliverables that members seek:

  • a written report containing the results of research and analysis with recommendations and a bibliography of sources and appendix with list of experts who contributed to the research;
  • a working demonstration of Web-based AR delivery and presentation for an elementary enterprise use case; and
  • a case study or executive summary of the research to be published on the AREA Web site.

Organizations with relevant expertise in the research topic are invited to respond to the request for proposals on or before 12 PM Eastern Daylight Time on September 16, 2019.

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