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10 PhD Positions in Doctorate College "TrustRobots" at TU Wien available

The Doctorate College will fund 10 PhD positions, each 25h/week, for the duration of 3 years. Additionally, the DC will offer funding for the attendance of international conferences and summer schools. The yearly salary for the PhD position is regulated in the collective agreement for Austrian Universities and is, depending on previous relevant work experience, at least € 24.452,40 for 25h/week.… More

Contact: M. Gelautz

PhD position available

The Research Group on Image and Video Analysis & Synthesis (IVAS) is announcing a PhD position for graduates in the field of Informatics, Mathematics or related studies (Electrical Engineering, Physics, ...). For further information, please refer to the following document:

Contact: M. Gelautz

Khrystyna Vasylevska wins Best Paper Award at IEEE 3D User Interfaces 2017 in Los Angeles, USA

Khrystyna Vasylevska and Hannes Kaufmann win the IEEE 3D UI Best Paper Award for their work "Towards Efficient Spatial Compression in Self-Overlapping Virtual Environments"

Contact: K. Vasylevska, H. Kaufmann

IS&T EI 2017 - Student Travel Grant

Mario Vorstandlechner from the IVAS Group received a student travel grant for presenting the paper "Digital Playbook - A Teaching Tool for American Football" (by M. Vorstandlechner, M. Gelautz, and C. Putz) at the IS&T International Symposium on Electronic Imaging 2017 in San Francisco, CA. The grant recipients came from Austria, France, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Sweden,… More

Contact: M. Gelautz

VR Group wins 3rd Place at TUN Award

Speech to text device: Augmented Reality Text-Displaygerät für gehörgeschädigte Menschen

Contact: H. Kaufmann

EU COST Success Story - 3D-ConTourNet

Margrit Gelautz has been Austrian Management Committee (MC) Member of the EU COST Action 3D-ConTourNet, which is presented as Success Story by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). Please see the details at

Contact: M. Gelautz

Users in Focus - PersonalFilmAssistant

Margrit Gelautz was granted a new project "PersonalFilmAssistant" under the recent "Users in Focus" Call of the Vienna Business Agency. Under this project, an intelligent assistance system for video production on mobile devices will be developed in collaboration with lead partner emotion3D Gmbh and FH Technikum Wien Gmbh. More information on the Users in Focus Call and the successful projects can… More

Contact: M. Gelautz

ISMAR Best Poster Paper Award

Annette Mossel and Manuel Kröter win Best Poster Paper Award at 2016 ISMAR for their work on "Streaming and Exploration of Dynamically Changing Dense 3D Reconstructions in Immersive Virtual Reality". More information can be found on the project page:

Hannes Kaufmann gets WWTF project granted "Realistic Indoor Path Visualization with Real-Time Obstacle Avoidance in Augmented Reality"

The ICT Call 2015 received 137 short proposals of which 22 have been invited to full proposal stage. The following 10 projects get funded:

IMS Projekt nominiert für den Houska Preis 2015

Die WissenschaftlerInnen um Hannes Kaufmann am Institut für Softwaretechnik und Interaktive Systeme überzeugten die Jury mit einem neuen Verfahren für mobiles hybrides Tracking von Innenbereichen, das z.B. als Orientierungshilfe in Krankenhäusern angewendet werden kann. Die optische Lokalisierungsmethode bietet hohe Genauigkeit und die Darstellungsmöglichkeit in einer 3D Augmented Reality… More

First place winners at the MediaEval Multimedia Benchmark 2014

Maia Zaharieva along with team ATU took 1st place in two challenges of the MediaEval Multimedia Benchmark 2014: Social Event Detection (SED) and Synchronization of Multi-User Event Media (SEM). The immense daily growth of publicly available photos requires efficient approaches for the mining of large photo collections. A significant part of shared content depicts a variety of social event types… More

Contact: M. Zaharieva

TU Virtualizer on Kickstarter

The Cyberith Virtualizer, which is being developed by Tuncay Cakmak in cooperation with IMS is available for funding on Kickstarter.

Contact: H. Kaufmann

Matej Nezveda wins Best Poster Award

Matej Nezveda won the Best Poster Award at the EPILOG event on 12th June 2014. The diploma thesis "Evaluation of Depth Map Post-processing Techniques for Novel View Generation" was supervised by Nicole Brosch and Margrit Gelautz. More details are available at

Contact: M. Gelautz, M. Nezveda

Wissen Sie wie laut Ihre Umgebung ist?

Gemeinsam mit Sophisystems (Sophisticated System Engineering) entwickelten ForscherInnen am Institut für Softwaretechnik und Interaktive Systeme die Android-App zur langfristigen Aufzeichnung von Lärmeinwirkung. Die psychophysikalisch ausgewerteten Daten weisen die NutzerInnen auf mögliche Gesundheitsrisiken hin. Mehr:… More

Contact: H. Eidenberger

Most of our talks and events happen in the context of our weekly IMS Seminar. The seminar usually takes place on Thursdays at 13:15 in Seminar Room 188/2 (1040 Favoritenstrasse 9-11, 4th floor, room HD0407, phone 18869 or 79901996). — If you would like to give a talk or presentation, please send name of the speaker, title, abstract, and suggested date/time to

Archived News, Talks, and Events

April 2018

Stephan Rotheneder: “Diploma thesis on High Performance Stereo Matching (Diploma thesis presentation test talk)”.   In the process of calculating 3-Dimensional (3D) information from two 2-Dimensional (2D) images, stereo matching is used to find the… More
Contact: M. Gelautz

Stephan Weiss Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt: “Vision Focused Multisensor-Fusion for Mobile Robots”.   Essential to any autonomous (mobile) robot is its robust and accurate estimation of the current state to answer the question… More
Contact: M. Gelautz

Alexander Pacha: “Seminar talk: Handwritten Music Object Detection”.   Optical Music Recognition (OMR) is the challenge of understanding the content of musical scores. Accurate detection of individual music objects… More
Contact: A. Pacha

March 2018

Patrick Adelberger: “Evaluation and Extension of an EEG and ERP based Image Ranking Application (Master thesis test talk)”.   This thesis analyzes an application that presents picture sets to a participant by flashing images sequentially multiple times. A brain… More
Contact: C. Breiteneder

Emanuel Vonach: “Robot Supported Virtual and Augmented Reality (test talk for IEEE VR)”.   In this dissertation different aspects from research in the fields of Tangible User Interfaces, encounter-type devices and Passive Haptics are… More
Contact: E. Vonach

Georg Gerstweiler: “Guiding People in Complex Indoor Environments using Augmented Reality (test talk for IEEE VR)”.   Complex public buildings like airports use various systems to guide people to a certain destination. Such approaches are usually implemented… More
Contact: G. Gerstweiler

Peter Kán: “Automatic Furniture Arrangement Using Greedy Cost Minimization (test talk for IEEE VR)”.   In this paper, we present a novel method for fast generation of furniture arrangements in interior scenes. Our method exploits… More
Contact: P. Kán

February 2018

Karl Platzer: “Path Planning in AR Indoor Environments (Master presentation test talk)”.   Superimposing a virtual path onto a real indoor environment assists a person walking through a building towards a requested destination.With… More
Contact: G. Gerstweiler

January 2018

Rafael Perndorfer: “3D Interaction within a Multi-User Distributed Untethered Virtual Reality Training Simulation (Master presentation test talk)”.   Catastrophes happen worldwide, in some areas more often than in others. The first priority is to circumvent these catastrophes. When… More
Contact: H. Kaufmann

December 2017

Mario Froeschl: “Immersives Training in einer mobilen, virtuellen Umgebung”.   Leaders of First Responder Units requires comprehensive training units to accomplish their tasks fast, confident and correct. But realistic training… More
Contact: A. Mossel

Clemens Gatterer: “Virtual Reality zum Anfassen - VR-System mit robotergestütztem haptischem Feedback (Master presentation test talk)”.   Abstract DE: Virtuelle Umgebungen werden dank stetig besser werdender Hardware immer realistischer. Die Immersion wird aber oft durch fehlendes oder… More
Contact: E. Vonach

Alper Ince: “Weakly-Supervised Learning of Visual Object Models (Master thesis test talk)”.   This master thesis investigates the weakly-supervised visual object detection from a given set of images. The main goal is set… More
Contact: C. Breiteneder

November 2017

Alexander Pacha: “Optical Music Recognition with Deep Learning”.   Abstract: Optical Music Recognition (OMR) aims at automatically recognize and understand the content of music scores in images. The goal… More
Contact: A. Pacha

October 2017

Alexander Pacha: “Test-Talk for ICDAR: Towards a Universal Music Symbol Classifier”.   Optical Music Recognition (OMR) aims to recognize and understand written music scores. With the help of Deep Learning, researchers were… More
Contact: A. Pacha