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

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.

PhD Defense of Ulrich von Zadow

On May 14, 2018 Ulrich von Zadow successfully defended his dissertation as part of the Interactive Media Lab Dresden. Congratulations from all of us, Ulrich!

The topic of his dissertation was “Personalized Interaction with High-Resolution Wall Displays” and addresses the localization of multiple users in front of wall-sized displays, the according adaptation of user interfaces, and the analysis of user behavior. We are happy that Olivier Chapuis from the university Paris-Sud, France agreed to act as external reviewer of his thesis. After Ulrich’s great talk and successful discussion of the work, the event was celebrated at a restaurant in Dresden’s city center. A small photo gallery provides a view into this special day.

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PhD Defense of Ulrike Kister

Ulrike Kister defended her dissertation on May 8, 2018 as another very successful PhD student of the Interactive Media Lab Dresden. Her topic Interactive Visualization Lenses addresses the support of data exploration for multiple users at wall-sized displays with the help of configurable analysis tools. She combines aspects of the two research fields human-computer interaction and information visualization. We are very happy that Petra Isenberg from AVIZ research group (Inria) agreed to act as external reviewer for this thesis. After her great defense, the entire Interactive Media Lab and guests celebrated at a nice restaurant near the Loschwitz Bridge. Some impressions of the great day can be found in our small photo gallery.

We congratulate Ulrike Kister on her great dissertation and wish her all the best for her future endeavors.

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Research

Research projects and publications of the Interactive Media Lab Dresden.

Teaching

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.

Mensch und Computer 2018
Mensch und Computer 2018 in Dresden
MobileVis: A CHI 2018 Workshop
Data Visualization on Mobile Devices: A CHI 2018 Workshop
smart@work 2017
Dresden International Spring School smart@work
Workshop @ ACM ISS 2016
Workshop Immersive Analytics @ ACM ISS 2016