System Architecture of a Mixed Reality Framework Seibert Helmut Dähne Patrick In this paper the software architecture of a framework which simplifies the development of applications in the area of Virtual and Augmented Reality is presented. It is based on VRML/X3D to enable rendering of audio-visual information. We extended our VRML rendering system by a device management system that is based on the concept of a data-flow graph. The aim of the system is to create Mixed Reality (MR) applications simply by plugging together small prefabricated software components, instead of compiling monolithic C++ applications. The flexibility and the advantages of the presented framework are explained on the basis of an exemplary implementation of a classic Augmented Realityapplication and its extension to a collaborative remote expert scenario. Augmented Reality Mixed Reality framework data-flow management distributed systems 004 periodical academic journal JVRB - Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting 3(2006) 7 2007 1860-2037 urn:nbn:de:0009-6-7774 10.20385/1860-2037/3.2006.7 http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0009-6-7774 seibert2007