Research Trends in Media Informatics (Seminar)

Media Informatics is a broad field spanning many research directions and topics. The Internet, Web 2.0, Social Networks, Ubiquitous Computing, Usability, Social Interaction, HCI, Privacy, Trust and new Security mechanisms are just a few examples. This seminar aims to provide an overview of different research directions and current challenges that are focus of active research around the world and at our institute.


To successfully complete the seminar the following requirements have to be fulfilled:

  • Written paper on a selected topic
    6-8 pages, German or English (English preferred)
  • Active participation
    Active participation in peer reviews and discussions
  • Presentation
    20 minutes, German or English


The seminar organization and schedule follow the style of a typical technical conference. Participants prepare a full paper on a topic, which is then peer-reviewed by at least two other students. Participants then must integrate the reviewer comments before submitting their camera-ready version of the paper.

The seminar proceedings with all final papers will be published on Uni Ulm VTS.

15.10.Topic assignment and overview
22.10.Research introduction
2.11.Submission paper proposal
3.-7.11.Proposal discussion with adviser* 
5.11.LaTeX introduction
21.12.Submission full paper
22.12.Assignment of reviews
5.1.Submission peer reviews
7.-9.1.Discussion of required changes with adviser*

Zen presentations - or how to avoid death by PowerPoint

1.2.Submission camera ready version of paper
2.-12.2.Discussion of presentation with adviser*
13.2.RTMI conference 

All deadlines are hard deadlines. No extensions will be granted. All submissions via ILIAS.

Dates for plenary meetings can be discussed at the first meeting to suit individual schedules.

*Please make an individual appointment with your adviser beforehand.


TopicStudent   Adviser
1Microinteractions for Wearable ComputingDavid Dobbelstein
2Interaction Techniques for Near-Eye DisplaysDavid Dobbelstein
3Multi-sensor fusion: applications in human-computer interactionFlorian Geiselhart
4Depth cameras in health care and hospital contextsFlorian Geiselhart
5Oh, That's Fancy! Methods and Techniques for Projection Mapping. Jan Gugenheimer
6Are we getting unsocial? Exploring Computer Mediated Communication.Jan Gugenheimer
7Non-optical object recognition and trackingChristian Winkler
8Actuating matter through air and soundChristian Winkler
9How to make the best of technology to become and stay healthyKatrin Plaumann
10Interaction concepts for people with disabilities 

Katrin Plaumann


RTMI Proceedings 2015


Capacity: 12 students

The seminar will be held as the RTMI15 mini-conference at the end of the semester.

First meeting:
15.10. | 16:00 h (s.t.)


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