at RWTH Aachen University!
The Virtual Reality and Immersive Visualization Group started in 1998 as a service team in the RWTH IT Center. Since 2015, we are a research group (Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet) at i12 within the Computer Science Department. Moreover, the Group is member of the Visual Computing Institute and continues to be an integral part of the RWTH IT Center.
In a unique combination of research, teaching, services and infrastructure, we provide Virtual Reality technologies and the underlying methodology as a powerful tool for scientific-technological applications.
In terms of basic research, we develop advanced methods and algorithms for multimodal 3D user interfaces and explorative analyses in virtual environments. Furthermore, we focus on application-driven, interdisciplinary research in collaboration with RWTH Aachen institutes, Forschungszentrum Jülich, research institutions worldwide, and partners from business and industry, covering fields like simulation science, production technology, neuroscience, and medicine.
To this end, we are members of / associated with the following institutes and facilities:
Our offices are located in the RWTH IT Center, where we operate one the largest Virtual Reality labs worldwide. The aixCAVE, a 30 sqm visualization chamber, makes it possible to interactively explore virtual worlds, is open to use by any RWTH Aachen research group.
Successful Presentations at ISC'18
At this year's International Supercomputing Conference from June 24 - 28, 2018 in Frankfurt scientists of the JARA-HPC presented latest research results at the exhibition and organized a workshop on In Situ Visualization.
|July 17, 2018|
Matt Larsen visits our group.
Matt Larsen is a staff scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Oregon in 2016. He is the primary developer for the ASCENT in situ library, as well as a key contributor to the VTK-m library and the VisIt visualization software. Matt's research interests include rendering for visualization, performance modeling for visualization, and many-core architectures.
|July 11, 2018|
Bernd Hentschel jointly organized a Dagstuhl Seminar on "In Situ Visualization for Computational Science"
Janine Bennett (Sandia National Lab, CA), Hank Childs (University of Oregon), Christoph Garth (TU Kaiserslautern), and Bernd Hentschel jointly organized a Dagstuhl Seminar on "In Situ Visualization for Computational Science". Being held in Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany between 2-6 July, the seminar brought together 39 experts from the fields of computational science, high-performance computing, and large-scale data visualization in order to discuss challenges and research opportunities with respect to highly scalable in situ visualization methods. Over the course of four and a half days, participants discussed a variety of topics in small working groups. The results of these discussions will be disseminated as a Dagstuhl Report, which outlines the current state of the field as well as a mid-term research agenda. Find more info at https://www.dagstuhl.de/de/programm/kalender/semhp/?semnr=18271.
|July 2, 2018|
Tom Vierjahn jointly organized WOIV’17
Kenneth Moreland (Sandia National Labs, CA), Guido Reina (Univ. Stuttgart), Thomas Theussl (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia), and Tom Vierjahn jointly organized the 3rd "Workshop on in situ visualization: Introduction and Applications” at this year’s ISC in Frankfurt. WOIV provides a venue for speakers to share practical expertise and experience with in situ visualization approaches. This year’s workshop additionally featured approaches that either did not work at all or did not live up to their expectations. It, therefore, provided first-hand reports on lessons learned. A total of 8 paper talks and 4 invited presentation provided participants with current, deep insights into the field. The accepted papers will be published in the ISC Workshop proceedings edition of the Springer Lecture Notes on Computer Science. Find more info at http://www.woiv.org.
|June 28, 2018|
Bernd Hentschel on International Program Committee of the LDAV'18
Bernd Hentschel serves on the International Program Committee of the IEEE Symposium on Large Data Analysis and Visualization (LDAV'18). Addressing the need for scalable visualization and analysis algorithms, LDAV is a major forum for original work in this area. This year's edition will be co-located to IEEE VIS in Berlin, Germany and will be held on October 21, 2018. Find more info at http://ldav.org/.
|June 24, 2018|
Former RWTH CAVE Inaugurated in Regensburg
Andrea Bönsch gave an invited talk at the International Symposium Virtual Reality in Psychotherapy Research, Regensburg. During this symposium, the new multisensory laboratory (CAVE) at the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy by Prof. Andreas Mühlberger, University Regensburg, was ceremonially inaugurated. As this CAVE was operated by our group here at RWTH Aachen University till 2011, it is great to know that it now has a new home and intended purpose at Regensburg. We wish Prof. Mühlberger and his research group a lot of success in their research on human behavior conducted by means of the new laboratory.
|June 13, 2018|
Open Student Worker position in the research area of interaction techniques in VR
|July 16, 2018|