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.

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Three Contributions at this Year’s ACM ISS 2017

ACM ISS'17

At this year’s ACM ISS (formerly known as ACM ITS) our group presented three accepted contributions – two full papers and one demo contribution. The 2017 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces took place in Brighton, UK from October 17th to 20th, 2017. This year, Raimund Dachselt served as one of the program chairs, together with Diego Martinez Plasencia and Tovi Grossman. Wolfgang Büschel presented our full paper Investigating the Use of Spatial Interaction for 3D Data Visualization on Mobile Devices. In this paper, we investigated how mobile devices can be used to explore 3D data visualizations with mobile devices. Additionally, Fabrice Matulic presented the paper Hand Contact Shape Recognition for Posture-Based Tabletop Widgets and Interaction. Finally, we are very happy that Konstantin Klamka, Wolfgang, and Raimund received the Best Demo Award for their IllumiPaper demo Illuminated Interactive Paper with Multiple Input Modalities for Form Filling Applications. We also added some photos to our gallery.

Paper and Poster at IEEE VIS 2017 in Phoenix, AZ, USA

The IEEE VIS, the leading conference on visualization research, took place in Phoenix, Arizona, USA from October 1 to 6. Ricardo Langner and Tom Horak represented the Interactive Media Lab with both a paper and a poster. On Tuesday, Ricardo gave his talk on our paper VisTiles: Coordinating and Combining Co-located Mobile Devices for Visual Data Exploration in the opening session of the InfoVis track. Notably, the first ideas for VisTiles were presented as a poster at VIS last year, received an honorable mention, and became now a full paper. Our second contribution was presented on Wednesday: Tom showed and explained our poster Improving Value Driver Trees to Enhance Business Data Analysis (poster PDF) during the poster session. Again, IEEE VIS has been an exciting and inspiring conference as also can be seen in our photo gallery.

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Keynote and Paper at EuroVA and EuroVis 2017

The European Conference on Visualization Eurographics/IEEE EuroVis took place this year from June 12 to 16 in Barcelona, Spain. EuroVis is an annual conference organized by the Eurographics Working Group on Data Visualization and supported by IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (IEEE VGTC). A number of additional workshops are co-located with EuroVis. The 8th International Workshop on Visual Analytics EuroVA 2017 was opened on Monday with Raimund Dachselt giving a keynote on Natural Interaction for Enhancing Visual Analytics.
Beside Raimund Dachselt, Ulrike Kister represented the Interactive Media Lab Dresden at EuroVis this year. On Friday she presented our paper GraSp: Combining Spatially-aware Mobile Devices and a Display Wall for Graph Visualization and Interaction. In this work, mobile devices are applied to graph analysis as personal toolboxes with a variety of different analysis functions. All in all, we had a sucessful conference with many interesting talks and discussions. Some impressions of the event and our contributions can be seen in our photo collection.

IML Dresden active at OUTPUT and Dresden Science Night

Once more, the IML Dresden participated with multiple demos in both OUTPUT and the Dresden Science Night.

On Thursday, June 15, Students of the Faculty of Computer Science presented interesting projects at OUTPUT 2017, developed during last semester’s courses. We were able to enroll four projects: Alexandra Krien, Robert Menger, Franziska Richter, and Jan Schmalfuß showed their project JobShopScheduling, a tool for the collaborative design of machine schedules. Leon Brandt, Georg Grassnick, Jonas Precht, Erich Querner, and Pascal Rosenkranz presented MazeRun, a collaborative tabletop game.

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ACM Symposium and Summer School on Computational Fabrication 2017

ACM SCF 2017

Konstantin took part at the ACM Symposium on Computational Fabrication (SCF) in Cambridge (MA) and gained exciting insights into current trends and research directions.
The ACM Symposium on Computational Fabrication is an interdisciplinary venue that brings together leading experts from academia and industry in the area of computer graphics, geometry processing, mechanical engineering, materials science, architecture, human-computer interaction, robotics, and applied math.

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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.

Mensch und Computer 2018
Mensch und Computer 2018 in Dresden
smart@work 2017
Dresden International Spring School smart@work
Workshop @ ACM ISS 2016
Workshop Immersive Analytics @ ACM ISS 2016