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

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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Successful participation at CHI 2017

The ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (in short CHI) took place in Denver, CO, USA from May 6 to 11. Three of us represented the Interactive Media Lab Dresden by presenting four contributions in total. Highlights were certainly the presentation of our two full papers by Ulrich von Zadow (GIAnT) and Konstantin Klamka (IllumiPaper) as well as our IllumiPaper research demonstration.

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Successful Closing of the International Spring School „smart@work“

smart@work group picture

From March 5 to 11, the International Spring School on Human Technology Cooperation “smart@work” was held at the Technischen Universität Dresden with 22 participating PhD students and Post-Docs from 15 different countries. During three keynotes, four talks and five workshops, questions about the future of human work were discussed, i.e., how to facilitate cooperation between people and technology as partners on equal footing.

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Research projects and publications of the Interactive Media Lab Dresden.


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.

smart@work 2017
Dresden International Spring School smart@work
Workshop @ ACM ISS 2016
Workshop Immersive Analytics @ ACM ISS 2016