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Call for Industry Participation: Embedded Camera API Exploratory Group

Group will ascertain industry interest in creation of open royalty-free API standards for controlling embedded cameras and sensors

The Khronos® Group and the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA), the leading European industry association dedicated to vision technology, jointly announced the formation of an Embedded Camera API Exploratory Group, open to all at no cost, to explore industry interest in the creation of open royalty-free API standards for controlling embedded cameras and sensors. All participants will be able to discuss use cases and requirements for new interoperability standards to accelerate market growth and reduce development costs in embedded markets using vision and sensor processing and associated acceleration. If the Exploratory Group reaches significant consensus, then Khronos and EMVA will work to initiate the proposed standardization projects at the appropriate organizations. More...

Vulkan SDK Offers Developers a Smooth Transition Path to Synchronization2

LunarG LogoThe newly released VK_KHR_synchronization2 extension brings extensive improvements to Vulkan® queue submission, events, and pipeline barriers resulting in API significant usability enhancements for developers.

Synchronization2 highlights include:

  • Data for semaphores and command buffers is passed in arrays of structures, rather than in separate arrays spread across multiple structures, to streamline queue submissions.
  • Barrier pipeline stage masks are now stored in the barrier structure rather than passed as separate parameters to vkCmdPipelineBarrier() to simplify resource state tracking.
  • VkPipelineStageFlags2KHR and VkAccessFlags2KHR are expanded to 64-bits to allow for future extensibility with new extensions.
  • vkCmdSetEvent2KHR() requires pipeline barriers, enhancing driver efficiency by scheduling work at event ‘set’ time, rather than the ‘wait’ for barrier information to become available.
  • New image layout types now ‘do the right thing’ for both color and depth/stencil images. Also, image layout transitions do not happen if a barrier’s oldLayout and newLayout field are equal, even if the layout provided doesn’t match the current layout of the image.

More details on this significant extension have been added to the Vulkan Guide. More...

SYCL 2020 - What You Need to Know

SYCL LogoSYCL™ 2020 adds significantly more features and fixes to the specification for easier and faster integration and parallel features with ISO C++17. Based on ISO C++17, SYCL 2020 simplifies interoperability and extends C++ with heterogeneous capabilities for higher performance and greatly improved programmability for developers.

Want to know more about SYCL and what’s new with SYCL 2020? We put together our hot list of frequently asked questions to give you more insight into SYCL, how to use it, and its benefits to developers. This list will be updated as new questions and releases appear. More...

Register Now for the WebGL Meetup

WebGL Logo Join us for a virtual WebGL™ Meetup where we will hear from a variety of exciting speakers including: NVIDIA, Unfolded, Zea, CrazyPanda, and PlayCanvas. The meetup will conclude with a live Q&A discussion.

When: March 17, 2021
Time: 9:00am - 10:30am PDT

Registration is now open.

glTF Sample Viewer Webinar Announced

glTF LogoPlease join us as glTF™ expert, Norbert Nopper, demonstrates features in the new glTF Sample Viewer. During the webinar, he will demonstrate:

  • How the Sample Viewer interacts with PBR Next materials
  • The Sample Viewer's support for glTF Material Variants
  • Demonstrate BasisU compression in glTF, and more...
When: March 24, 2021
Time: 9:00a.m - 10:00a.m.

Registration is now open.


March 30 - April 1, 2021


ODSC East 2021 LogoDon't miss this opportunity to learn about the latest developments in data science and AI from the thought leaders in the field. Visit our website to get your code for 50% off an ODSC East pass. More...

RealTime Conference

April 26-27, 2021


RTC LogoJoin Khronos Group President, Neil Trevett, at RTC 2021 where he will be giving a keynote on Building the Metaverse, One Standard at a Time. More...

Embedded Vision Summit

May 25-27, 2021


Embedded Vision Summit LogoJoin the Khronos Group at the Embedded Vision Summit which is the only event focused exclusively on the hottest topic in the electronic industry today: deployable computer vision! Bookmark this web page as your information hub to all that is Khronos at EVS this year.

ISMAR - Call for Papers

October 4-8, 2021

ISMAR 2021 LogoThe IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) is the leading conference for the Augmented and Mixed Reality research communities. This year, ISMAR will be held on October 4-8 in Bari, Italy. ISMAR 2021 seeks two types of paper submissions:

ISMAR 2021 Journal Papers (to be published in special issue of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG))
Abstract Deadline: March 7, 2021
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2021
Notification: May 21, 2021

ISMAR 2021 Conference Papers
Abstract Deadline: May 24, 2021
Submission Deadline: May 28, 2021
Notification: July 23, 2021
For more information visit the Call for Papers page.

Khronos AR and 3D Commerce Initiatives and their Wider Industry Impact

March 3, 2021

AREA LogoKhronos presented at the AR for Enterprise Alliance (AREA) webinar last week. The audience heard Martin Enthed discuss how AR interoperability changes the world and Neil Trevett present on the industry impacts of Khronos standards for AR and 3D Commerce. After Neil's presentation, Max Limper talked about efficient asset creation and optimization for 3D Commerce followed by Brent Scannell's presentation on 3D Commerce and the evolution of 3D content creation tools. Lastly, Ashley Crowder discussed making 3D fast and easy at scale. After the presentations, all the speakers took part in a panel hosted by Christine Perey, the Founder of AREA. 

The presentations and video have been made available for on-demand viewing.


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