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.
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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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