News

Oct, 2017: EUROVR association is co-financing an important initiative: the VR Tour. Organized by Laval Virtual, the tour is scheduled to visit the various actors operating in the fields of Virtual and Augmented Reality in all Europe.

Jun 17, 2017: Haptic and hand tracking demos at the Open Campus 2017.

Feb-Apr 2017: David Vilela (Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, University of Coruna, Spain) visited our lab. He is working on benchmarks to compare different intersection calculation methods in collisions, and also different force models.

Feb 2017: G. Zachmann and J. Teuber visited the Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand as part of a delegation from the University of Bremen. The goal of the visit was to foster the cooperation between the two universities and lay ground-work for future colaborations.

Jun 2016: Radio Bremen visited our lab to film the works of the Creative Unit "Intra-Operative Information" for a news magazine on the local TV station. Click here for the film at Radio Bremen. And Click here for the same film on our Website.

May 16, 2016: Patrick Lange was honored with the SIGSIM Best PhD Award at the ACM SIGSIM PADS Conference 2016.

Jun 19-21, 2015: G. Zachmann gives invited talk at the DAAD-Stipendiatentreffen in Bremen, Germany.

Jun 2015: Haptic and hand tracking demos at the Open Campus 2015.

Dec 08-10, 2014: ICAT-EGVE 2014 and EuroVR 2014 conferences at the University of Bremen organized by G. Zachmann.

Sep 25-26, 2014: GI VR/AR 2014 conference at the University of Bremen organized by G. Zachmann.

Sep 24-25, 2014: VRIPHYS 2014 conference at the University of Bremen organized by G. Zachmann .

Feb 4, 2014: G. Zachmann gives invited talk on Interaction Metaphors for Collaborative 3D Environments at Learntec.

Jan 2014: G. Zachmann got invited to be a Member of the Review Panel in the Human Brain Project for the Competitive Call for additional project partners

Nov 2013: Invited Talk at the "Cheffrühstück 2013"

Oct 2013: PhD thesis of Rene Weller published in the Springer Series on Touch and Haptic Systems.

Jun 2013: G. Zachmann participated in the Dagstuhl Seminar Virtual Realities (13241)

Jun 2013: Haptic and hand tracking demos at the Open Campus 2013.

Jun 2013: Invited talk at Symposium für Virtualität und Interaktion 2013 in Heidelberg by Rene Weller.

Apr 2013: Rene Weller was honored with the EuroHaptics Ph.D Award at the IEEE World Haptics Conference 2013.

Jan 2013: Talk at the graduation ceremony of the University of Bremen by Rene Weller.

Oct 2012: Invited Talk by G. Zachmann at the DLR VROOS Workshop Servicing im Weltraum -- Interaktive VR-Technologien zum On-Orbit Servicing in Oberpfaffenhofen, Munich, Germany.

Oct 2012: Daniel Mohr earned his doctorate in the field of vision-based pose estimation.

Sept 2012: G. Zachmann: Keynote Talk at ICEC 2012, 11th International Conference on Entertainment Computing.

Sep 2012: "Best Paper Award" at GI VR/AR Workshop in Düsseldorf.

Sep 2012: Rene Weller earned his doctorate in the field of collision detection.

Aug 2012: GI-VRAR-Calendar 2013 is available!

Miscellaneous

Programmieren

Bitte verwenden Sie unbedingt unsere Programmierrichtlinien ( Coding Guidelines)! Keine Angst, diese enthalten einfach eine kleine Liste hilfreicher Tips & Tricks, und einige einfache Konventionen, die sich als sehr hilfreich herausgestellt haben.

Tips for Giving Presentaions

When you give your first presentation, my suggestion is: pick one of the documents below, read it, prepare your talk, repeat n times: read the tips again, practice your presentation. For your next presentation, pick another tips document.

First of all, here is a bad example, taken from a real presentation at a real conference.
Here are the Ten Golden Rules for delivering good presentations (in German).
Here is another set of tips, a litle bit lengthier (in German, too), written by Georg Schied, Jügen Schwille, Bernd Holzmüller, Rainer Koschke. (Source)
Here are some tips on How to Give a Good Research Talk by Peyton Jones, Hughes, and Launchbury; ACM SIGPLAN Notices 28(11), Nov. 1993, 9-12. The part on technology is a bit outdated, but the rest still gives valuable advice.
The same goes for the Speaker's Guides for Students by Ian Parberry, University of North Texas.
Hier finden Sie einige Hinweise für Seminararbeiten von Prof. Wolfgang Coy, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; allerdings stimme ich ihm nicht zu, dass "Der mündliche Vortrag [...] durch Vorlesen eines Manuskripts [erfolgen kann]".
A very inspiring rant against Powerpoint is Edward Tufte's PowerPoint Does Rocket Science. (Here is the original source; Edward Tufte is, by the way, a very renowned visualization expert)
Pretty much fun is also this Conference Presentation Judo, but it is geared towards longer presentations, such as tutorials. (Here is the original source)

Schnelle Kurven- und Flächendarstellung auf grafischen Sichtgeräten

Here you can download the PhD thesis of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Strasser: "Schnelle Kurven- und Flächendarstellung auf grafischen Sichtgeräten", 1974. On the last page, 6-1, in chapter Future Work, he describes basically the Z-buffer.

GI-Calendar 2013

Now you can purchase the new GI-Calendar 2013. For more information click here!

Conferences

We organized the following conferences:
VRIPHYS 2014, GI VR/AR 2014, EuroVR 2014, and ICAT-EGVE 2014.

Joseph Weizenbaum

Here is one of the last interviews with Joseph Weizenbaum, which I recorded from a radio broadcast (I forget, unfortunately, which program). He was a pioneer in AI and later a critic of mankind delegating too many important tasks and responsibilities to machines.