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This paper describes OpenTracker, an open software architecture that provides a generic solution to the different tasks involved in tracking input devices and processing tracking data for virtual environments. It combines a highly modular design with a configuration syntax based on XML, thus taking full advantage of this new technology. OpenTracker is a first attempt towards a write once, track anywhere approach to virtual reality application development. To support these claims, integration into an existing augmented reality system is demonstrated. Once development is sufficiently mature, it is planned to make OpenTracker available to the public under an open source software license.

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@techreport{Schm-2000-Bri,
  title =      "OpenTracker - An Open Software Architecture for
               Reconfigurable                  Tracking based on XML",
  author =     "Gerhard Reitmayr and Dieter Schmalstieg",
  year =       "2000",
  abstract =   "This paper describes OpenTracker, an open software
               architecture that provides a generic solution to the
               different tasks involved in tracking input devices and
               processing tracking data for virtual environments. It
               combines a highly modular design with a configuration syntax
               based on XML, thus taking full advantage of this new
               technology. OpenTracker is a first attempt towards a write
               once, track anywhere approach to virtual reality application
               development. To support these claims, integration into an
               existing augmented reality system is demonstrated. Once
               development is sufficiently mature, it is planned to make
               OpenTracker available to the public under an open source
               software license.",
  month =      sep,
  number =     "TR-186-2-00-18",
  address =    "Favoritenstrasse 9-11/E193-02, A-1040 Vienna, Austria",
  institution = "Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, Vienna
               University of Technology ",
  note =       "human contact: technical-report@cg.tuwien.ac.at",
  keywords =   "decoupled simulation, XML, tracking, augmented reality,
               virtual reality",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2000/Schm-2000-Bri/",
}