Three Contributions and Best Poster Award at IEEE ISMAR 2021


The IEEE ISMAR 2021 (IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality) took place from October 4 to 8. Our group was involved with three contributions.

We are very happy to announce that the authors Weizhou Luo, Eva Goebel, Patrick Reipschläger, Mats Ole Ellenberg, and Raimund Dachselt won the best poster award for the poster article “Exploring and Slicing Volumetric Medical Data in Augmented Reality Using a Spatially-Aware Mobile Device” and the honorable mention award for the corresponding demonstration “Demonstrating Spatial Exploration and Slicing of Volumetric Medical Data in Augmented Reality with Handheld Devices“. In this poster article, we present a concept and prototype for exploring volumetric medical data in AR with a spatially tracked tablet, featuring spatial navigation to extract 2D slices from volumetric data in 3D space.

In addition, Marc Satkowski, Weizhou Luo, and Raimund Dachselt presented their poster article “Towards In-situ Authoring of AR Visualizations with Mobile Devices“. In this work, we contribute a set of concepts and an early prototype, which allows configuring AR visualizations in-situ on the mobile device.


Keynote @ IEEE ICHMS

On September 10th, Raimund Dachselt gave a keynote speech at the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Human-Machine Systems (ICHMS). The invited talk on the topic „Interactive Spaces for Ubiquitous Data – A Mobile Visualization Perspective“ was closing the three-day hybrid conference, which was approaching human-centered systems for our digital world from different perspectives including HCI, cognitive ergonomics, and engineering. In the talk, Raimund introduced promising mobile computing environments for future data visualization and outlined research challenges of interactive spaces as interfaces for ubiquitous data visualization.

PhD Defense of Tom Horak

On July 7, 2021, Tom Horak successfully defended his PhD thesis. His topic Visual Data Analysis in Device Ecologies addresses the question, how multiple co-located computing devices can be used in synergistic combination for facilitating visual data exploration and analysis. Within his research, Tom Horak connected in innovative ways research from human-computer interaction and information visualization and proposed novel approaches. We are delighted that Jo Vermeulen from Autodesk Research (Toronto) agreed to serve as external reviewer for this thesis. After his great defense, the entire Interactive Media Lab and further guests came together to celebrate in a great restaurant with a gorgeous view on the Elbe river.

We congratulate Tom Horak on his remarkable dissertation and wish him all the best for the future.


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.