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 will follow the style of a typical technical conference. Participants prepare a full paper on 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.

19.10.Topic Assignment and Organization
26.10.Research and Latex Introduction
06.11.Paper Proposal Submission Deadline
07.-11.11.Outline Discussion with adviser*
18.12.Full Paper Submission Deadline
19.12.Assignment of reviews
08.01.Peer-Review Submission Deadline
09.-13.01.Discussion of required changes with adviser*
01.02.Introduction to proper presentations
05.02.Camera Ready Submission Deadline
31.01.-10.02.Slides Discussion with adviser (optional)*

RTMI Conference

*Please make appointments with your advisor beforehand.


Here is the list of this year's topics and assignments:

The seminar proceedings are available at the Uni Ulm VTS.

assigned toadvisor
Seamless Integration of Consumer Electronics and Automobiles-
Usability of In-car Security-
Driver Distraction in Automotive HMIMarcel ReichersdörferMark Poguntke
Anonymity/Pseudonymity in Vehicular Networks-
Identity ManagementArmin PfäffleNaim Asaj
RFID Security and PrivacyPhilipp HockBastian Könings
Advanced Authentication ProtocolsDaniel RitterBastian Könings
Configuration-free NetworkingTill FischerBastian Könings
Body Area NetworksJonathan SondershausFlorian Schaub
Flying Ad-Hoc NetworksMichael MüllerBjörn Wiedersheim
Ultra Wideband Communication-
GSM/3G/4G/DECT SecurityDominik DeuterBjörn Wiedersheim
Trust Management-
Privacy in Ubiquitous ComputingJuliane WessalowskiFlorian Schaub
Credibility and Persuasive Systems-
GamificationFabian GrohFlorian Schaub


LaTeX Template

All papers must be prepared in LaTeX and adhere to the IEEE Transactions LaTeX Template (IEEEtran), with documentclass options "conference,a4paper". A prepared tex file with the correct template settings for the RTMI proceedings can be downloaded from ILIAS. Submissions in other formats (e.g., Word) will not be accepted.

You are unfamilar with LaTeX? Don't worry. We will provide an introduction to LaTeX and point you in the right direction.


Capacity: 15 students
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The seminar will be held as a mini-conference at the end of the semester.

next meeting:
RTMI conference
14 Feb | 9st | Villa Eberhardt