Successful participation at ISS 2016

The ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces took place in Niagara Falls, ON, Canada from November 6 to 9. This was the first time the conference was held under its new name instead of Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS). Five of us represented the Interactive Media Lab Dresden by presenting nine publications in total (see news). Highlights certainly were the presentation of our two papers by Patrick Reipschläger (MultiLens) and Ulrich von Zadow (Miners).

Invited Lecture by Prof. Paul Rosenthal

This year’s last talk in our series Dresden Talks on Interaction and Visualization will be held by Professor Paul Rosenthal on 09/12/2016 at 13:00 in room APB E023. Professor Rosenthal is currently a visiting professor at the Institute for Computer Science at Rostock University. Previously, he was an assisting professor for Visual Computing at TU Chemnitz. The topic of the talk will be “Cognitive Processing and Human-centered Data Interfaces”. We cordially invite all those interested to this exciting talk.

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Nine Contributions at this Year’s ACM ISS 2016

At this year’s ACM ISS (formerly known as ACM ITS) our group presents nine accepted contributions – 1 full papers, 1 note, 3 posters, 1 co-organized workshop, 3 workshop contributions. The 2016 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces takes place in Niagara Falls, Canada from November 6th to 9th, 2016. The subject of our full paper MultiLens: Fluent Interaction with Multi-Functional Multi-Touch Lenses for Information Visualization are the seamless and intuitive parameterisation, combination and visualization of magic lenses for touch-enabled interactive displays. Additionally, Ulrich von Zadow will present the note Miners: Communication and Awareness in Collaborative Gaming at an Interactive Display Wall which is joint work with students of our lab.

IEEE VIS 2016 in Baltimore, USA

The IEEE VIS, the biggest conference on visualization research, was held in Baltimore, Maryland (USA) this year from October 23rd to 28th. Tom Horak represented the Interactive Media Lab Dresden at this event with multiple contributions. On Sunday, he discussed our work Logging in Visualizations: Challenges of Interaction Techniques Beyond Mouse and Keyboard at the workshop “Logging Interactive Visualizations & Visualizing Interaction Logs” (LIVVIL). Furthermore, he presented two posters on novel interaction techniques for data exploration: Towards Combining Mobile Devices for Visual Data Exploration was awarded an honorable mention award. It describes the adaptations of visualizations as a result of mobile device combination. The second poster Supporting Graph Exploration Tasks on Display Walls using Spatially-aware Mobile Devices addresses graph exploration on large display walls by means of a mobile device.

Invited Talk of Professor Albrecht Schmidt

The next talk in our successful series Dresden Talks on Interaction & Visualization is scheduled for 21 November. Professor Albrecht Schmidt, head of the  Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Stuttgart, will be presenting is work under the title of “Amplifying the Mind with Digital Tools”. Professor Schmidt is one of the leading scientists in the field of HCI in Germany and we are very happy to welcome him to Dresden. The talk will take place on 21/11/2016 at 13.00 in room APB E023. Anyone interested is cordially invited.

Professor Rukzio Visiting the Interactive Media Lab

On Wednesday, October 12th, Professor Enrico Rukzio, head of the Human-Computer-Interaction Group at Ulm University, gave an invited talk. The topic of this latest talk in the series Dresden Talks on Interaction and Visualization was “Toward Extensions of the Self: Near-body Interactions for Augmented Humans”.

We are happy that we were able to welcome a researcher of worldwide renown in the field of human computer interaction at our faculty.

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Our students received 50th start-up grant of the TU Dresden

Thomas Meerpohl and Joshua Peschke worked on their diploma theses in our lab and developed a novel hardware and software system for digital music production and drum synthesis. Together with Clemens Schmiegel they founded the NEUBAU company and now try to hit the market with their innovative solution. Raimund Dachselt is one of their mentors supporting their efforts. On August 18th 2016 they received the 50th EXIST start-up grant of the TU Dresden. Congratulations on this success and all the best for your entrepreneurial future!

Photo © Silvia Kapplusch

AVI 2016 in Bari

The AVI (International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces) took place in Bari, Italy from June 07 to June 10 this year. Ulrich von Zadow represented the Interactive Media Lab Dresden there. He presented the full paper “YouTouch! – Low-Cost User Identification at an Interactive Display Wall”.

CHI 2016 in San Jose

From May 7 to May 12, ACM CHI 2016, the largest conference in the field of human-computer interaction, took place in San Jose, California. This year, the Interactive Media Lab Dresden was represented by Wolfgang Büschel. He participated in the Second International Workshop on Interacting with Multi-Device ecologies “in the wild” and presented our position paper with the title Towards Cross-Surface Content Sharing Between Mobile Devices and Large Displays in the Wild. He also presented two posters at the conference: Embodied Interactions for Novel Immersive Presentational Experiences from our former colleague Fabrice Matulic as well as Smart Ubiquitous Projection: Discovering Surfaces for the Projection of Adaptive Content, which was produced in cooperation with the Computer Vision Lab Dresden.

Research project fastvpn started

On February 1, 2016 the BMBF funded joint project fastvpn – Network Infrastructure for Industry 4.0 has started. The project address security in networked industry 4.0. The Interactive Media Lab Dresden investigates novel user interfaces to allow the fast on-site visualization and configuration of security level, network status, or bandwidth.


Invited Talk by Dr. Petra Isenberg

On Thursday, February 25, Dr. Petra Isenberg of the AVIZ research group at INRIA Saclay, France will give an invited talk. It will take place in the council room of our faculty (APB 1004) at 10.00 am.
The topic of this exciting talk is “Novel Display Technology for Visualization and Visual Analytics”.
We are happy to welcome Dr. Isenberg to our faculty and invite all interested listeners to attend.

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Invited Talk by Prof. Bernhard Preim

This year’s Dresden Talks on Interaction & Visualization will be started by Professor Bernhard Preim, head of the Visualization Group at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. Professor Preim is going to talk about User Interfaces in the Operating Room and will present new developments in surgeon-computer interaction, including touch input, freehand gestures or myoelectric gesture control. The talk will take place on Friday, January 15, at 1:00 pm in room APB E023. We are happy to welcome Professor Preim to Dresden and invite all interested people to this talk.

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