Human-Computer Interaction
"Breaking Bad Behaviours" at ARTE broadcast "Xenius: Homo Digitalis"
The collaborative research project "Breaking Bad Behaviours" of School Pedagogy and HCI has been the target of the recent ARTE production "Xenius: Homo Digitalis".
Cross Industry Innovations - Games Engineering
We invite all interested students to attend the exciting lectures of the Cross Industry Innovation - Games Engineering Event.
Human-Computer Interaction at the MedienCampus in Munich
The chair for Human-Computer Interaction is presenting the programs HCI, Games Engineering, and Media Communication programs at the MedienCampus in Munich
Lecture series "Digitale Innovationen"
Invitation for the upcoming lecture series "Digitale Innovationen" starting in October 2017. Among the speakers are Prof. Brigit Lugrin and Prof. Sebastian von Mammen.
Impressions of the EXPO 2017
The joint EXPO 2017 for MCS, HCI and Games Engineering was a great success!
Public PhD thesis defense by Martin Fischbach
Martin Fischbach publicly defenses his thesis at 4. August 2017, 10:00 in Z6, SE 1.010
Games Engineering Course is Think ING Course of the Month August 2017
The Games Engineering Course was awarded with as Course of the Month August 2017 by GESAMTMETALL Think ING.
Human-Computer & Games EXPO
A cordial invitation to everybody to the Human-Computer & Games EXPO on 2 August 2017! You are invited to learn about and experience project works by our students enrolled in MCS, HCI and Games Engineering.
New HCI Teaser Video Online
Our new HCI group teaser video is available on YouTube! The video illustrates the broad scope of research projects and topics we are working on. Have a look!
Games Engineering
Prof. Latoschik illustrates the concept of the Würzburger university program "Games Engineering" in the "Life und Style". He points out general competencies taught in this curriculum as well as requirements for prospective students and gives insight into the specifics of Würzburg University’s program.
IHK Zukunftsforum
The HCI group will show live highlights of their latest work at the IHK Zukunftsforum and will introduce the visitors to the relating university programs MCS, HCI, Games Engineering and Computer Science. In addition, Prof. Latoschik will introduce the audience to the Human-Computer Interaction group’s portfolio and research activities.
Digital self - Between Human and Machine
Prof. Latoschik is invited into the 'Digitaler Salon' to discuss the effects of the digitalization on our very self as human beings. Join us at the open house of the Bavarian Science Academy in Munich between 11:00 and 18:00 during a full day of interesting events around science.
Main-Post Article About Virtual Psychotherapy
The work of our chair has been the target of an article about using VR for Psychotherapy, published in the Main-Post .
Persentation Prize of the MCS/HCI Exhibition WS 16/17
We congratulate the winners of the persentation prize of the MCS/HCI exhibition WS 16/17.
MCS/HCI Exhibition WS 16/17
A cordial invitation to the public exhibition of recent Bachelor and Master projects.
From A(avatars) to Z(ero latency)
Prof. Latoschik has an invited talk at the research center Jülich. He will introduce recent work of Würzburg's HCI group including results in avatar research, interpersonal synchronization, illusion of virtual body ownership, simulator technology, latency, and computer games.
First Indie Outpost in Würzburg
A cordial invitation to the first Indie Outpost, an exchange platform for game developers, on 2 February 2017 starting at 7 pm at Coworking Würzburg
Games Engineering Program in the Main-Post
Our new bachelor program Games Engineering has been target of an article of the Main-Post. Follow the link to read the full article.
Games Engineering Program in BR Television
Our new bachelor program Games Engineering has been target of a recent TV production for the BR. Follow the link to watch the spot in the BR Mediathek.
Open Position for Student Employee
We are looking for a student employee for managing the website visualhumanities.org in Wordpress.
Open Position for Student Employee
We are looking for a motivated student for an open student employee postion
Welcome to the HCI chair!
We are very happy to welcome Chris, Daniel, Jonas and Sebastian to our team!
Article in the Main-Post
The daily newspaper Main-Post released an article about the collaboration between computer scientists and historians in the junior research group HistStadt4D.
New collaborative project
The HCI group is part of a new 5-year 1 Mio. € collaborative research project VARyFAST which aims at establishing Virtual Reality and competencies to use Virtual Reality as a central tool in various university programs across north Bavaria.
HCI group presents at the ACM VRST 2016
We will present new results of our work (two papers and several posters) at the world premier ACM conference on Virtual Reality Systems and Technology 2016 which will this year take place in Munich, Germany.
Dreamland or Reality
Prof. Latoschik gave an invited talk at the Deutsches Museum in Munich. He took us on a wild tour exploring the principles as well as the philosophical aspects of Virtual Reality. The 250 places of the Ehrensaal quickly sold out and participants enjoyed an inspiring event with a lively discussion.
Module, Project and Thesis Results of SS 2016
The semester comes to an end and we are happy to present some great results of lecture modules, projects, and thesis.
Research group HistStadt4D
Repositories of digitized historical photographs are a key topic of the eHumanities. The junior research group investigates and develops methodical and technological approaches in order to merge, structure and annotate photograps and additional information related to their place and time.
Open Research Position E-Learning
The HCI-group has an open position for a research assistant (and PhD candidate) in the area of e-learning/blended learning.
Open Research Position Interactive Systems
The HCI-group has an open position for a research assistant (and PhD candidate) in the general area of interactive systems.
We Want You!
Open position for a motivated student employee.
MCS and HCI Exhibition
Students of the bachelor MCS and the master HCI will present results of projects and thesis on a public exhibition at the Z6 (first floor) on July, 20 from 10:00 to 16:00
Job Offer Design and Systems Würzburg
Design and Systems Würzburg seeks motivated students who want to work full-time after their thesis (Bachelor and Master) or alongside their master studies (e.g., for 2 days per week).
Interview in the intro
Prof. Latoschik has given an interview about the application of Virtual Reality as a tool for psychotherapy in the June edition of the intro.
New Games Engineering Program
The new Games Engineering Bachelor program is officially initiated. The new program accepts student applications beginning winter semester 2016/2017. Details can be found on the official Games Engineering website.
Courses in SS 2016
The lecture time of summer semester 2016 starts next week. Check our courses summary page to see all courses held by the HCI group this semester.
Module, Project and Thesis Results of WS 2015/16
The semester comes to an end and we are happy to present some great results of lecture modules, projects, and thesis.
From A(avatars) to Z(ero latency)
Prof. Latoschik has an invited talk at the CITEC in Bielefeld. He will introduce recent work of Würzburg's HCI group including results in avatar research, interpersonal synchronization, illusion of virtual body ownership, simulator technology, latency, and computer games.
The Quest for the Holodeck
Prof. Latoschik will talk about the 'Quest for the Holodeck' at the Quo Vadis, Germany's most important international game developers’ conference in Berlin.
Best Poster award
Congratulations! The contribution 'A Simplified Inverse Kinematic Approach for Embodied VR Applications' by Daniel Roth, Jean-Luc Lugrin, Julia Büser, Gary Bente, Arnulph Fuhrmann, and Marc Erich Latoschik was awarded as best poster at the IEEE Virtual Reality conference 2016.
Social Robots for Elderly Care
The Bayrischer Rundfunk visited the Media Informatics group at the chair of computer science 9. During the broadcast of the 28.02.2016 the Frankenschau reported on the potential of social robots for the care of elderly.
VR-Therapy on TV
Our basic research concerning the psycho-physical effectiveness of VR as a therapy medium has been target of a recent TV production for the 'Elektrischer Reporter' of the ZDF info channel. The broadcasting date is the 31.03.2016 at 00:30.
REETI - Tiny, cute, and communicative
Prof. Birgit Lugrin and the media informatics group have been interviewed by the Bayrischer Rundfunk about a recent student project from the master program Medienkommunikation.
Winter School - Interactive Spaces
The HCI chair invited a group of 30 highly motivated people for 10 days to learn about novel human-computer interaction and interfaces. The winter school will cover a broad range of topics including interactive graphics, virtual- and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and computer games.
HCI group presents at the IEEE VR 2016
We will present new results of our work (one full paper, six posters, one workshops, one tutorial) at the world premier conference on Virtual Reality, the IEEE Virtual Reality 2016.
SEARIS Workshop
We co-organize the 9th Workshop on Software Engineering and Architectures for Realtime Interactive Systems (SEARIS) and present actual work in this field.
XRoads Demo at the Mobile Media Day
Berit Barkschat and Sascha Link present the latest results of the ongoing project XRoads at the Mobile Media Day in Würzburg.
ICMI '15 in Seattle
The International Conference on Multimodal Interaction 2015 is over. Have a look at the excellent publications!
Best Paper at Culture and Computing 2015
Congratulations! The contribution 'Modeling and Evaluating a Bayesian Network of Culture-Dependent Behaviors' by Birgit Lugrin, Julian Frommel, and Elisabeth André was awarded as best paper at the International Conference on Culture and Computing 2015 in Kyoto, Japan.
Machine Learning - SS 2015
Short videos showcasing the results of last semester's Machine Learning course are now available at our youtube channel.
Autumn school
The HCI master student David Zilch is attending autumn school on 'The sensorimotor foundations of social cognition' in Boltenhagen, Baltic Sea, Germany.
Thesis Defense
Dennis Wiebusch will defend his PhD thesis on Reusability for Intelligent Realtime Interactive Systems at the 6th of October.
Presentation at the ICMI '15 in Seattle
Martin Fischbach will present an extended exposé of his PhD thesis on software techniques for multimodal input processing in Realtime Interactive Systems at the International Conference on Multimodal Interaction in Seattle.
The Quest for Zero Latency
Prof. Latoschik is invited to give a talk during the GamesCampus 2005 Event 'Games Future und Universität 4.0' in Munich during a meeting of colleagues involved in games development and games education.
INTERACT 2015 in Bamberg
The 15th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2015 takes place from 14 to 18 September 2015 in Bamberg.
Long paper accepted at ICAT-EGVE 2015
New HCI Group Publication accepted at the ICAT-EGVE 2015. ICAT-EGVE is the merger of the 25th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT 2015) and the 20th Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments (EGVE 2015).
MCS/HCI Exhibition
This Thursday students of the Bachelor MCS and the Master HCI will present the results of projects and thesis during a public exhibition. The event takes place in the 1st floor of the central lecture- and seminar-building (Z6). Anyone interested is cordially invited to visit the exhibition from 10.00 am to 16.00 pm.
Dresden Talks on Interaction & Visualization
Prof. Latoschik is invited to talk about techniques for future human-computer interfaces at the Interactive Media Lab in Dresden.
Open Positions
The HCI-group has open positions for research associates and research assistants (including PhD candidates).
aic - Panel Discussion
Prof. Latoschik is invited to a panel discussion on the subject of 'Arbeitswelt der Zukunft'.
InterMem - Interactive Memories
At the beginning of june 2016 the BMBF-founded project InterMem officially started. This interdisciplinary project is carried out by the chair of Psychological Ergonomics and the chair of Human-Computer Interaction, amongst others. In total, the University of Würzburg is supported with 442.000€.
HCI Chair joins Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware
The chair for Human-Computer-Interaction is now member of the Federal Association of Interactive Entertainment Software.
Intelligent, Interactive, Multimodal
Prof. Latoschik is invited to talk about techniques for future human-computer interfaces at the graduate school 'CrossWorlds (Connecting Virtual and Real Social Worlds in Chemnitz)'.
HCI at the RPC 2015 in Cologne
The HCI group presented the latest result of the ongoing project XRoads - a realtime mixed-reality game - at the Role Play Convention in Cologne.
Enjeux et défis de la Réalité Virtuelle Augmentée
Prof. Latoschik is invited to talk about 'Issues and challenges of Virtual Reality' at the Centre de Développement des Technologies Avancées (CDTA) in Baba Hassen, Algeria.
Talk at the CEIT'2015
Prof. Latoschik is invited to talk about 'Intelligent, Interactive, Multimodal - Techniques for Future Human-Computer Interfaces' at the international conference on Control, Engineering & Information Technology (CEIT) in Tlemcen, Algeria.
Barrierefrei lesen: Hochschulperle digital für Würzburger 'Lupen- und Fernglas-App'
Studierende der Universität Würzburg haben eine App für Menschen mit Sehbehinderung entwickelt. In Kooperation mit dem Berufsförderungswerk Würzburg ist die Lupen- und Fernglas-App Yris entstanden. Der Stifterverband verleiht dem Projekt die Hochschulperle digital des Monats Mai.
Girls' Day at the Institute of Computer Science
The HCI group presented two interactive demonstrations to girls that are interested in 'Virtual Reality'.
The healing game: positive aspects of game design and play
Prof. Latoschik is invited to present recent results from game-related research of the HCI group during a special event organized by the International Communication Association and University of Cologne.
Posters at IEEE VR 2015
This year four of our students will present the results of their bachelor or master thesis at the premier international conference and exhibition on virtual reality: IEEE VR 2015 - Congratulations to them!
Bavarian TV (Bayrischer Rundfunk) about immersive VR
The Bavarian TV will broadcast a news clip about the immersive VR experiments taking place at the HCI group's VR lab. January 30th during the Rundschau on BR.
eRIS Tutorial at IEEE VR 2015
eRIS is a one day tutorial about the art of engineering real-time interactive systems (RIS). The course provides state-of-the-art conceptual and technical solutions for building highly interactive software systems typical for Virtual, Augmented, Mixed Reality, computer games, and perceptual computing.
Terra X "Supertalent Mensch" on the Unreal Pit
The Terra X TV show broadcasts two episodes on people with extraordinary capabilities and skills. Lukas Irmler, a very talented and well-known slackliner tries his skills in the unreal pit at the HCI group's VR lab. How will he perform the immersive tasks? See it for yourself December 21st on ZDF.
Demonstration at the Mobile Media Day in Würzburg
The HCI group presents the latest results of the ongoing project XRoads as well as the outcome of the myCards project at the Mobile Media Day in Würzburg.
Demonstration at the ITS '14 in Dresden
The HCI group demonstrates the latest research on fusion of mixed reality tabletop and location-based applications for pervasive games at the Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces conference in Dresden.
Demonstration at the WUD '14 in Würzburg
The HCI group presents the latest results of the ongoing project XRoads as well as a thesis on the comparison of interaction techniques for time-critical applications at the World Usability Day in Würzburg.
Presentation at the TGMIS '14 in Istanbul
The HCI group presents the latest research on software techniques for the enhancement of multimodal processing software at the Turkish German Multimodal Interaction Summit in Istanbul.
Publication at the VRST '14 in Edinburgh
Stephan Rehfeld presents the latest results on profiling and benchmarking event and message-passing-based asynchronous realtime interactive systems at the 20th symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology in Edinburgh.
HCI at the SPIEL'14 in Essen
The HCI group presents the latest results of the ongoing project XRoads together with the co-operation partner Pegasus Spiele at the Internationale Spieltage SPIEL'14 in Essen.
HCI Group at ISMAR 2014
Chris Zimmerer and Marvin Thäns presented the XRoads Demonstration at the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality.
Robot & Frank - Scientific movie evening on board of the MS Wissenschaft
Empathic robots, cyborgs, autonomous vehicles: Where does science fiction end and where does science start? We will discover the scientific background of the tragicomedy Robot & Frank together with Prof. Marc Latoschik during a movie evening on board of the MS Wissenschaft.
Campus Festival 2014
The HCI group presented two demos during the 2014 campus festival: Visitors could try the multimodal tabletop role-playing game XRoads and they could defend a city against invading ghosts as a wizard using speech and gesture spells.
Engineering Variance - Talk at the HCI International 2014
Prof. Latoschik presents Software Techniques for Scalable, Customizable, and Reusable Multimodal Processing, results of ongoing research work conducted with Martin Fischbach.
Terra X report on the unreal pit
Film crew arrives to send Lukas Irmler, a very talented and well-known slackliner, into the unreal pit and to capture the results. How will he perform the immersive tasks?
Dienstagsgespräch at FHWS
Prof. Latoschik speaks at the faculty for design of the FHWS about ongoing research work and future trends.
Phone Interview
Marc gives an interview about gamification and transfer of game design elements for sustainable diets.
HCI at the RPC 2014 in Cologne
The HCI group presented the latest results of the ongoing project XRoads together with the co-operation partner Pegasus Spiele at the Role Play Convention in Cologne.
SEARIS at the IEEE VR 2014
We co-organize the 7th Workshop on Software Engineering and Architectures for Realtime Interactive Systems and present actual work in this field.
HCI at the Spiel'13 in Essen
A second study of the advanced XRoads prototype has been conducted during a demonstation at the SPIEL '13 in Essen.
Automation app wanted
The Elektrotechnik magazine again awards the best automation app. This year, Prof. Latoschik joins he jury. Please follow the call to take part.
10th GI VR/AR workshop at Uni Würzburg
The HCI and IMG groups organize and host the 10th GI VR/AR workshop at Würzburg University.
Interactive Intelligent Spaces -- Summer School
If you are interested in the current state-of-the-art in interactive graphics, Virtual and Augmented Reality, artificial intelligence, and computer games, this summer school is your place to be.
Intelligent, Interaktiv, Multimodal -- Invited talk at Freiburg University
Prof. Latoschik speaks at the center for Cognitive Sciences of Freiburg University during Freiburg's group colloquium where he introduces the work of the HCI group.
Ethics workshop in Jena
About the excitement, the risks, and the chances of a digital reality: Prof. Latoschik is invited to talk at the University of Jena as part of a workshop organized by students of Jena's master program ethics.
Global Future 2045
A very interesting topic and conference. But what about scientific credibility? Let's go and check that out.
Dagstuhl Seminar on Virtual Realities
Virtual Reality (VR) is a multidisciplinary area of research aimed at interactive human computer mediated simulations of artificial environments. Prof. Latoschik is invited to join the research group and to discuss future developments and plans with international colleagues.
HCI student project presented at the RPC in Cologne
MCS students presented their project - a mixed reality boardgame - at the 'Role Play Convetion' in Cologne.


Open Positions

HCI is hiring student employees!
We have several open positions for motivated student employees in reseach and teaching!
Student employee for media informatics wanted
Unity / VR opportunity! Medieninformatik have an opening for a student assistant (HiWi) to help us develop VR systems and experiments. If you're interested in VR and have some programming skills, don't hesitate to apply!
Open Research Position Interactive Systems (TVL E13 100%)
The HCI-group has an open position for a research assistant (and PhD candidate) in the general area of interactive systems.


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