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.

RTMI Conference

Conference Program

9:35Keynote by Prof. Dr. Enrico Rukzio:
Current and Future Research Topics of the Institute of Media Informatics
10:30Coffee break
Session 1: Tracking and Sensing
10:45State of the Art: Eye Tracking Technology and Applications
11:15State of the Art in Body Tracking
11:45Google Glass and the State of the Art in Wearable Computing
12:15An Overview of Consumer-Available Depth-Sensing Technologies
12:45Lunch break
Session 2: UbiComp and the Home
14:00Serious Games from a UbiComp Perspective
14:30The Future of Remote Controls: New Ways of Interacting with Home Entertainment Systems
15:00Wireless Optical Communication: Infrared, Time-Of-Flight, Light Fields, and Beyond
15:30Coffee break
Session 3: Novel Challenges
15:45User Interfaces for Privacy Awareness and Control
16:15Error Handling Strategies of Recognition-based Dialog Systems
16:45Interaction Issues during Autonomous Driving
17:15Closing Remarks & Best Paper Award


The conference will take place at:

"Villa Eberhardt", Heidenheimer Straße 80, 89075 Ulm


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.

17.10.Topic assignment and overview
24.10.Research introduction
3.11.Submission paper proposal
4.-8.11.Proposal discussion with adviser* 
7.11.LaTeX introduction
22.12.Submission full paper
23.12.Assignment of reviews
6.1.Submission peer reviews
6.-10.1.Discussion of required changes with adviser*

Zen presentations - or how to avoid death by PowerPoint
10:00 Uhr (st) | O27/331

2.2.Submission camera ready version of paper
3.-13.2.Discussion of presentation with adviser*
14.2.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.


1User Interfaces for Privacy Awareness and ControlLaura IrlingerBastian Könings
2State of the Art: Eye Tracking Technology and ApplicationsPatryk BoczonFelix Schüssel
3Interaction issues during autonomous drivingTamino HartmannMichael Weber
4Serious Games from a Ubicomp PerspectiveMichael LegnerMichael Weber
5The state-of-art in body tracking using computer visionThamar HodenbergChristian Winkler
6Die Zukunft der Fernbedienung: Interaktionsmöglichkeiten im Home EntertainmentFlorian WilpertFelix Schüssel
7An Overview of Low-Cost, Consumer-Available Depth-Sensing TechnologiesAndreas KöllFlorian Geiselhart
8Wireless Optical Communication: Infrared, Time-Of-Flight, Light Fields, and BeyondJonas KrausChristian Winkler
9Google Glass and the State of the Art in Wearable ComputingAndreas SchmidBastian Könings
10Error handling strategies of recognition-based dialog systemsÖmer SahinSven Reichel


Capacity: 12 students

The seminar will be held as the RTMI13 mini-conference at the end of the semester.

First meeting:
17.10. | 14:15h