Open House Event at the IMLD

On Thursday, November 20th, we had an Open House Event at the Interactive Media Lab Dresden. The event took place directly after the international tabletop conference (ITS 2014), organized by the IMLD, and combined two exciting scientific talks by Dr. Sheelagh Carpendale and Dr. Miguel Nacenta with demos of our research prototypes. A buffet sponsored by MultiTouch Ltd. supplied our guests with the energy needed. Also, Dr. Tommi Ilmonen, CTO of MultiTouch Ltd., presented the technology behind our interactive multitouch wall and was able to answer questions. We thank MultiTouch Ltd. for sponsoring the event and all our guests for their interest in our research and the valuable, positive feedback.

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Additional impressions of the event can be found in our photo gallery.

Two Invited Talks in November

We are happy to announce to exciting research talks in November. On Thursday, November 20th Dr. Sheelagh Carpendale and Dr. Miguel Nacenta are going to visit us. Starting 9.30 am, Dr. Carpendale is going to give a talk on Thinking about Interacting with Information in our Everyday Lives. Then, at 10.15 am, Dr. Nacenta is going to talk about Playing with perception, representation, and presentation: three ways to subvert current visualization techniques. Both research talks will take place in the lecture hall INF E023. Anyone interested is cordially invited!

ISMAR 2014 Best Paper Award for our IPAR Paper

The paper Interactive Near-field Illumination for Photorealistic Augmented Reality on Mobile Devices, a result of the DFG project IPAR, has been honored with the Best Paper Award at ISMAR 2014. Kai Rohmer (Computational Visualistics Group at OvGU Magdeburg) presented the paper last week at the world’s leading conference on Mixed and Augmented Reality.

IPAR is a DFG-funded joint project of the Computational Visualistics Group and Interactive Media Lab Dresden.

DIS 2014 Honorable Mention for our LEIF paper

The paper tPad: Designing Transparent-Display Mobile Interactions, a result of the LEIF exchange program, received an “Honorable Mention” at this year’s DIS 2014.

LEIF was a EU funded exchange program between Canada and the European Union. Professor Dachselt was the European project coordinator.

AVI 2014 in Como and PerDis 2014 in Copenhagen

In the last weeks, two conferences with successful participation by the Interactive Media Lab Dresden took place: Mai 27.-30., the AVI 2014 International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces in Como, Italiy and on June 3rd and 4th the International Symposium on Pervasive Displays in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Invited Talk by Dr. Vlastimil Havran

This year’s season of the Dresden Talks on Interaction and Visualization is starting. The first talk will be given by Vlastimil Havran of the Czech Technical University, Prague on Friday, the 25th of April 2014 at 1:00 pm in the lecture room INF E023. Titled Bidirectional Texture Function Compression based on Multi-Level Vector Quantization, we expect an exciting presentation. We are looking forward to welcoming you.

Info event on thesis topics

On Wednesday, February 12th at 3pm, we organize a short info event about possible thesis topics in room INF E010.

Those who are interested in the topics of our courses and would like to write their thesis (bachelor, master, diploma, baccalaureate or Belegarbeit) are cordially invited. You will learn what we are working on at the moment and which topics we offer.

Please register via mail (to:, subject: Voranmeldung Themenvorstellung 12.2.) until February 10th, to allow us to plan the event.

In 2014, ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces will be in Dresden!

We are happy to announce that we will host the international conference ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2014 (ITS) in Dresden. The ACM SIGCHI sponsored ITS represents the most important HCI special conference on interactive surfaces worldwide. Besides Raimund DachseltNick Graham is the second general chair. Already mark November 16-19 2014 in your calendars, you all will be welcome in the beautiful city of Dresden!

Promotion Sophie Stellmach

The first PhD student of the Interactive Media Lab Dresden to do so, Sophie Stellmach very successfully defended her dissertation on May 17th. 2013. Congratulations from all of us for this great achievement, Sophie! The topic of the dissertation was “Gaze-Supported Multimodal Interaction”. We were ale to win Prof. Robert Jacob, PhD of Tufts University (USA) as external supervisor. As the promotion was started in Magdeburg, some ceremonial traditions from Mageburg enriched the festivity in Dresden. The photo gallery gives an insight into this memorable day. It was crowned with a party on the banks of the Elbe in the evening, where Sophie also mastered the “real” parts of her defense.