Honorable Mention

The Honorable Mention for the best Short Paper of the 19th EG/VGTC Conference on Visualization (EuroVis 2017) was given to Claudia Hänel and Ali Can Demiralp for their paper entitled "Interactive Level-of-Detail Visualization of 3D Polarized Light Imaging Data Using Spherical Harmonics".

June 16, 2017

Torsten Kuhlen gave an invited talk at the ART Days 2017 in Ottobrunn, Munich.

June 2, 2017

Profile Area Information and Communication Technology now on LinkedIn

The Profile Area Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) plays an important role in all global challenges the institutional strategy of RWTH Aachen University addresses. Major topics of ICT such as Smart Systems, eHealth & AAL, Wireless Communication or Data Mining have an enormous research potential and a considerable practical relevance. However, the challenges occurring in this fields can only be solved on an interdisciplinary level. Therefore, the RWTH Aachen University founded the interdisciplinary Profile Area ICT with the respective Project House ICT Foundations of a Digitized Industry, Economy, and Society. Both, the Visual Computing Institute as well as the Chair of Computer Science 12, are members of this Project House with, in total, three projects.

In order to share and discuss ICT related information, the Profile Area ICT now has a LinkedIn presence. So, visit our profile and follow us on LinkedIn.

May 15, 2017

Theodore-von-Kármán-Fellowship for Bernd Hentschel

Bernd Hentschel spent one month (April 2017) abroad by Hank Childs, an Associate Professor in the Computer and Information Science Department at the University of Oregon, USA, through a Theodore-von-Kármán Fellowship for Outgoing Scientists. Congratulations!

May 1, 2017

Upcoming Event: VR in Industry

Virtual Reality offers a wide range of new and innovative ways for the industry in areas like product development, product presentations or training courses.

But - how can VR be optimally integrated into the existing processes, which hardware and software are required and which costs are incurred for a company?

To answer these questions we teamed up with the TEMA Technologie Marketing AG, in order to organize and host The VR in Industry Days in Aachen on July, 4th to 5th. The varied conference program contains business cases and live demonstrations, presented by industrial partners as well as academic VR experts.

More information can be found on the respective event's website:

We look forward to seeing you!

April 26, 2017

Thomas Beer receives doctoral degree from RWTH Aachen University

Today, our colleague Thomas Beer successfully passed his Ph.D. defense and received a doctoral degree from RWTH Aachen University for his thesis on "Plattform zur kollaborativen Simulation und Visualisierung von Szenarien des Integrative Computational Engineering ". Congratulations!

March 29, 2017

Co-Chair on WOIV’17

ISC 2017 accepted the second edition of the "ISC Workshop on in situ visualization”. Tom Vierjahn will be one of the co-chairs together with Guido Reina, Steffen Frey (both Univ. Stuttgart), and Gunther Weber (LBNL). The submission system is open …

Call for Papers:

March 24, 2017

3DUI and IEEE VR 2018 will be held in Germany

We are very happy to announce, that next year’s 3DUI and IEEE VR will be located in Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. We are particularly pleased that Torsten W. Kuhlen is one of the conference co-chairs together with Betty Mohler (Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany), Evan Suma Rosenberg (University of Southern California, Institute of Creative Technologies, California) and Matthias Bues (Frauenhofer IAO, Stuttgart, Germany).

We look forward to seeing you in Reutlingen in March 2018!

March 24, 2017

Successful participation in 3DUI and IEEE VR 2017: Presentations & Contest Chair of 3DUI Contest

Our group presented three papers at 3DUI and three workshop papers as well as six posters at IEEE VR 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA on March 18-22.

Furthermore, Benjamin Weyers continued his engagement for the 3DUI contest: He was one of the co-chairs together with Rongkai Guo (Kennesaw State University, USA) and Ryan R. McMahan (University of Texas in Dallas, USA).

March 24, 2017

Successfull Application for ICT Project

Our efforts to integrate virtual humans into complex scientific and technical applications are partially funded by the project house ICT Foundations of a Digitized Industry, Economy, and Society, RWTH Aachen University. More information can be found here.

March 8, 2017

Teaching Award 2016 in the category "Project" at RWTHtransparent

Congratulations to our colleagues Prof. Torsten W. Kuhlen and Dominik Rausch for winning the Teaching Award in the category "Project 2016" for the project Virtual Sketching on this year’s RWTHtransparent. During his diploma thesis in 2008, Dominik Rausch developed a Virtual Reality-based tool for sketching in immersive virtual environments and later on extended in an interdisciplinary collaboration with the Department of Visual Design (Prof. Thomas H. Schmitz, Hannah Groninger). It incorporates the advantages of classical open, undetermined hand-drawn sketches and 3D computer drafts: the drawer is immersed in his draft or model inside the aixCAVE at RWTH Aachen. He can freely move and look around in the virtual scenery and sketch 3D strokes directly into the environment using tracked input devices.
In the RWTH Aachen University’s youtube video one can receive an impression of the Sketching application and the official University News can be found here.

Besides the awarded project, which could be tested in an HMD-Version during the exhibition, our group teamed up with collaboration partners in order to exhibit three more current research projects at information stands during the RWTHtransparent’s exhibition. The projects presented range from brain visualization over the melting process of pressure casting to cultural heritage.

Jan. 27, 2017

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