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 is the development of interaction techniques and natural user interfaces using various interaction modalities (multitouch, pen, gaze, tangibles, gestures) and their combination in multi-display environments. We apply our basic research results to several application domains and also 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

PhD Defense of Ulrich von Zadow

On May 14, 2018 Ulrich von Zadow successfully defended his dissertation as part of the Interactive Media Lab Dresden. Congratulations from all of us, Ulrich!

The topic of his dissertation was “Personalized Interaction with High-Resolution Wall Displays” and addresses the localization of multiple users in front of wall-sized displays, the according adaptation of user interfaces, and the analysis of user behavior. We are happy that Olivier Chapuis from the university Paris-Sud, France agreed to act as external reviewer of his thesis. After Ulrich’s great talk and successful discussion of the work, the event was celebrated at a restaurant in Dresden’s city center. A small photo gallery provides a view into this special day.

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PhD Defense of Ulrike Kister

Ulrike Kister defended her dissertation on May 8, 2018 as another very successful PhD student of the Interactive Media Lab Dresden. Her topic Interactive Visualization Lenses addresses the support of data exploration for multiple users at wall-sized displays with the help of configurable analysis tools. She combines aspects of the two research fields human-computer interaction and information visualization. We are very happy that Petra Isenberg from AVIZ research group (Inria) agreed to act as external reviewer for this thesis. After her great defense, the entire Interactive Media Lab and guests celebrated at a nice restaurant near the Loschwitz Bridge. Some impressions of the great day can be found in our small photo gallery.

We congratulate Ulrike Kister on her great dissertation and wish her all the best for her future endeavors.

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Successful participation at CHI 2018

The ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (short CHI) took place in Montréal, QC, Canada from April 21 to 26. Five of us represented the Interactive Media Lab Dresden by presenting nine contributions in total (see news). One highlight certainly was the presentation of our full paper When David Meets Goliath: Combining Smartwatches with a Large Vertical Display for Visual Data Exploration. The paper is the result of a cooperation of Tom Horak and Raimund Dachselt with Karthik Badam and Niklas Elmqvist from the University of Maryland and received a Honorable Mention Award at ACM CHI 2018.
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Best Paper Award for Our Perspective Paper at CHIIR 2018

Wolfgang presented our perspective paper “Here and Now: Reality-Based Information Retrieval” at ACM CHIIR 2018 in New Brunswick, NJ, USA. We are very happy that our concepts and ideas for possible future information retrieval systems in mixed reality environments proved very popular. Our paper was awarded the Best Paper Award at the conference. Congratulations to the authors Wolfgang Büschel, Annett Mitschick and Raimund Dachselt! We also added some photos to our gallery.

Nine Contributions & Honorable Mention Award at ACM CHI 2018

At this year’s ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), our group presents nine accepted contributions – 1 full paper, 2 Late Breaking Work articles, 2 demonstrations, 1 co-organized workshop and 3 workshop contributions. The ACM CHI is the biggest and most important conference in the field of human-computer interaction and will take place in Montreal, Canada from April 21 to 26, 2018. We are particularly pleased about the honorable mention award (top 5%) for our full paper When David Meets Goliath: Combining Smartwatches with a Large Vertical Display for Visual Data Exploration. The paper is the result of a cooperation from Tom Horak and Raimund Dachselt with Karthik Badam and Niklas Elmqvist from the University of Maryland. The focus of the work is the combination of smartwatches and large interactive displays for data analysis. We will also present the corresponding prototype of this work in an accompanying CHI Interactivity demonstration.
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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.

We are taking part again
Girls' Day 2018
Mensch und Computer 2018
Mensch und Computer 2018 in Dresden
MobileVis: A CHI 2018 Workshop
Data Visualization on Mobile Devices: A CHI 2018 Workshop
smart@work 2017
Dresden International Spring School smart@work
Workshop @ ACM ISS 2016
Workshop Immersive Analytics @ ACM ISS 2016