In autumn 2012 the Dresden Talks on Interaction & Visualization were newly established as a series of distinguished talks at the Faculty of Computer Science. We will invite renowned international researchers as well as talented young academics and people from the industry to report on their exciting research in the areas of human computer interaction, visualization, and visual computing. We expect these talks and follow-up discussions to stimulate the academic exchange within the fascinating intersection of these research areas. A dozen or so talks are scheduled every year which are open to all interested people. You are invited to come!