Five Full Papers at CHI 2021

We are happy to announce that five full papers with co-authors from our lab have been accepted at ACM CHI 2021! Three of these papers are projects of our group, with two more papers being co-authored in cooperation with international researchers around the world. We are happy to contribute to the community of the largest and most important conference in the field of human-computer interaction. All papers will be presented online at the conference May 8-13. Further information, as well as short videos and the already-available author-versions of the papers can be found on their respective project pages.

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Three Contributions and Honorable Mention Award at the Mensch und Computer 2020

The Mensch und Computer 2020 took place from September 6-9. The Interactive Media Lab Dresden (Chair of Multimedia Technology) was represented with three contributions.

The full paper Achiever or Explorer? Gamifying the Creation Process of Training Data for Machine Learning examines whether and how Gamification can be used to create high-quality training data for machine learning. The publication was based on the master thesis of Sarah Alaghbari. Besides Sarah Alaghbari, Annett Mitschick and Raimund Dachselt as well as Martin Voigt and Gregor Blichmann from the company AI4BD were also involved in the project.

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Great Success in Excellence Competition

On the 28th of September 2018, important results of the prestigious German Excellence Competition were announced. We are very happy that our university received approval for three Clusters of Excellence and thus can apply for the University of Excellence funding line. Congratulations! Prof. Dachselt and his team are extremely delighted to be principal investigator in two of them: Physics of Life (PoL) investigates the fundamental issues in cell and developmental biology, and the Centre for Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop (CeTI) aims to expedite the efficient cooperation between man and machine. We are excited to be part in these interdisciplinary research teams.

“Mensch und Computer 2018” in Dresden!

The Mensch und Computer conference took place from Sep 2 – 5, 2018 in Dresden, Germany. With a notable number of 770 participants from both research and industry the Mensch und Computer 2018 is again one of the largest German-speaking IT and HCI conferences in Europe. Together with our colleagues from the chair of Human-Computer Interaction, we as members of the Interactive Media Lab were particularly involved in the organization of the conference. And one of our goals was to let this conference be an inspiring event for all participants. In the gallery you can find selected photos, in which various impressions of the Mensch und Computer 2018 in Dresden have been captured.

AVI 2018 in Castiglione della Pescaia, Italy

From May 29 to June 1, the 2018 International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (short AVI 2018) took place in Castiglione della Pescaia (Grosseto, Italy). As a cooperation between several ACM SIGs, this biannual conference is hosted at different locations in Italy.
This year, Ricardo Langner presented two contributions of the Interactive Media Lab Dresden. During the workshop on Multimodal Interaction for Data Visualization we showed our work “Combining Interactive Large Displays and Smartphones to Enable Data Analysis from Varying Distances“, in which we discuss first ideas and interaction concepts as part of our research project Multiple Coordinated Views at Wall-Sized Displays. With “Demonstrating VisTiles: Visual Data Exploration Using Mobile Devices” we also presented the prototype as well as implemented visualization and interaction concepts of the VisTiles project.
Some impressions of the scientific part and non-scientific program can be found in the twitter feed of the conference @AVIConference.

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

German HCI-Book “Interaktive Systeme” Vol. 2 published

Cover HCI Buch Band 2

In April 2015, the second volume of the most comprehensive German textbook on Human-Computer Interaction appeared in print. On 774 pages, Bernhard Preim and Raimund Dachselt address three larger topics in 12 chapters (download table of contents):
User Interface Engineering (the entire development process of User Interfaces), 3D User Interfaces (incl. input/output devices, basic and advanced 3D interaction) und Natural User Interfaces (gestural interaction, interactive surfaces, Tangible UIs).
In combination with volume 1, the comprehensive 1,400 page compendium now covers a wide range of HCI topics for a broad audience. The book can be ordered in print, as an eBook, or downloaded as a PDF at Springer Link. The accompanying book website contains more information, and a table of contents can be downloaded here (sorry, only in German, like the entire book ;-).

ITS 2014 in Dresden, Germany

The International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS’14) took place from Nov 16 – 19, 2014 in Dresden, Germany. As principal organizers of this years event, we were particularly keen to make these four days an enjoyable and pleasant happening. The hard work of Co-General Chair Raimund Dachselt, our team as well as all others involved has paid off. Catch some impressions of the conference at our photo gallery!

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IML Dresden at OUTPUT and the Long Night of Sciences Dresden

This year’s two big events, the 9th edition of OUTPUT, the project show of our faculty as well as the 12th Long Night of Sciences Dresden took place on July 3 and 4. Find exciting impressions captured on images at our photo gallery!
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