Welcome to the website of the Chair of Multimedia Technology!

The Interactive Media Lab Dresden (Chair of Multimedia Technology) at the Institute of Software and Multimedia Technology of the Faculty of Computer Science at TU Dresden was established in April 2012 and is lead by Prof. Raimund Dachselt.

The Interactive Media Lab at the Technische Universität Dresden is conducting research primarily in the field of modern Human-Computer Interaction and interactive Information Visualization. Our main focus are natural user interfaces, in particular the development of interaction techniques and data visualization approaches using various interaction modalities (multitouch, pen, gaze, tangibles, gestures) and their combination. Typical research setups are multi-display and Mixed Reality environments as well as wearables for augmenting humans. We apply our basic research results to several application domains, like biology, medicine and cyber-physical systems, and develop domain-specific solutions.

We are pleased to present exciting topics and results of our research and teaching activities. At Research you can find information about the Publications, Research Projects as well as our Partners. In the section Teaching we provide information about current Courses and Thesis Topics of the chair.

Latest News

German Pre-CHI 2023 in Dresden

We are happy to announce that the German Pre-CHI 2023 will take place March 30-31 in Dresden. This event aims to provide an opportunity for researchers from Germany to present their accepted CHI papers and discuss them in a smaller circle. Additionally, this is an excellent opportunity for younger researchers to get a taste of the quality of work presented at CHI and network. Therefore, everyone from students to professors interested in HCI is welcome! For more information, please check out or event page at https://imld.de/pre-chi.

PhD Defense of Konstantin Klamka

On January 26, 2023, Konstantin Klamka successfully defended his PhD thesis.

His topic Blending the Material and Digital World for Hybrid Interfaces addresses the question, how future user interfaces can be able to provide useful digital functionality while maintaining their physical properties and familiar patterns of use in the real world.

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IEEE ISMAR 2022 in Singapore

This year, the ISMAR conference took place in Singapore. From October 17 to 21, exciting research papers were presented at this important augmented and mixed reality conference, for the first time also in hybrid form. A record was set both in the number of papers and the number of participants. The Interactive Media Lab was represented again this year: Katja Krug, Marc Satkowski and Wolfgang Büschel attended the conference from our Lab. Katja presented our Paper CleAR Sight: Exploring the Potential of Interacting with Transparent Tablets in Augmented Reality on Wednesday and Marc presented our Paper ABOVE & BELOW: Investigating Ceiling and Floor for Augmented Reality Content Placement on Thursday.

We are looking forward to the next ISMAR, which will take place in Sydney, Australia and hope to be there again in 2023 with numerous research papers!
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Two Papers at IEEE ISMAR 2022

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We are happy to announce that two conference papers from our lab have been accepted at IEEE ISMAR 2022!
With an acceptance rate of 21%, this year’s ISMAR was again very competitive. We are glad that we are able to contribute to the community of the premier conference in the field of mixed reality with our research.

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OUTPUT 2022: Four awards for IML projects

This year‘s OUTPUT was particularly successful for the Interactive Media Lab, since we received four awards for projects which were developed at our chair, including two awards for excellent theses and a shared first place for two of our demos.

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Research

Research projects and publications of the Interactive Media Lab Dresden.

Teaching

Information about lectures and courses as well as theses offered by our group.

Dresden Talks on
Interaction & Visualization

Talks of renowned researchers and people from the industry about human computer interaction, visualization, and visual computing.

German Pre-CHI 2023
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Center for Perspicuous Computing
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IMLD Introduction (german only)
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Jobs @ IML
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