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

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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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

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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.

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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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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.

Workshop @ ACM ISS 2016
Workshop Immersive Analytics @ ACM ISS 2016
Fachtagung USEWARE 2016
Fachtagung USEWARE 2016