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.
Jury Member on SciVis 2016
After being the contest co-chair in 2014 and contest chair in 2015, Dr. Bernd Hentschel is a jury member of this year’s Scientific Visualization Contest 2016. Titled with "Particular Ensembles", the contest aims at visualizing the evolution of viscous fingers across time and multiple resolutions and study the variation of this evolution across the provided ensemble.
|Oct. 26, 2016|
Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award of the 6th IEEE Symposium on Large Data Analysis and Visualization 2016 (LDAV 2016) was given to Dr. Tom Vierjahn for his poster entitled “Correlating Sub-Phenomena in Performance Data in the Frequency Domain”.
|Oct. 24, 2016|
Concrete Research: Four Labs of RWTH Aachen presented in AN/AZ magazin
On Saturday, October 8th, 2016, the AN/AN magazin gives an insight into four labs of RWTH Aachen University. On of these, is our Virtual Reality lab.
|Oct. 8, 2016|
|Sept. 27, 2016|
InnoTrans 2016: Experiencing VR-based Timetabling and Track Occupancy Between Aachen and Cologne
One of our service partners, the VIA Consulting & Development GmbH, is represented at the InnoTrans 2016 in Berlin (20.09 - 23.09), the leading international trade fair for transport technology with focus on five segments: Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction.
At their boost, VIA-Con presents inter alia a short video about our common investigations regarding the benefit of 3D visualizations of timetabling and track occupancies on railways. The video is also available in our youtube profile.
|Sept. 20, 2016|
Benedikt Thelen passes apprenticeship and bachelor’s degree
|Sept. 7, 2016|