Current Topics in the Field of Virtual Reality


SS 2020







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Course Dates:




Introductory Event 2020-04-07 Instruction Mail due to COVID-19
Lab Demo cancelled due to COVID-19
Submission Literature Research and Outline 2020-05-04; 8:00am
First Submission 2020-06-08; 8:00am
Final Submission 2020-07-06; 8:00am
Rehearsal Talk till check with your supervisor
Final Presentation 2020-07-15; 1:00pm - 4:30pm Zoom due to COVID-19

The seminar deals with current research topics in the field of Virtual Reality. Topics are taken from conference contributions and the latest journal publications. The focus is on research and applications in medicine, mechanical engineering, machine and plant construction, flow visualization, and flow simulation.

Changes Due To Corona

Due to the Coronavirus, we will start with an online concept for our initally planed attendance-based introductory event on April, 7th. We will prepare a video with all required information and upload it to our youtube channel. An email with the link to this video, the list of available topics, as well as explanations for the further process will be sent around to all participants.

If attendance-based classes and events are allowed from April, 20th, on, we stick to our initial plan for the semster. Otherwise, we will use videoconferences for bilateral feedback sessions as well as the final presentation.

We will keep all participants up-to-date.


Topics for presentations will be agreed on in the course of the semester; the presentations will be given in an intensive block course format towards the end of the lecture period. Seminar participants can take part in a guided tour through the VR Lab and a demonstration of the aixCAVE.


Previous knowledge of the subject is not required; but the attendance of the Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics lectures by Professors Kuhlen and Kobbelt, respectively, is recommended.

Certificate of Participation ("Schein")

Students who wish to obtain a certificate of participation must submit a written paper (a PDF file created using LaTeX), give a successful presentation of the paper (and a prior test presentation in front of their supervisor) at the block seminar, and attend the block seminar in its entirety. Please note that all deadlines must be met. The decision on who will receive the certificate will be announced at the end of the block seminar.

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