Together with the Human-Computer-Interaction Group of the University of Stuttgart, the SFB-TRR 161 organized a Winter School in February at Söllerhaus (Kleinwalsertal, Austria). During three days, several visual computing scientists from the University of Stuttgart and the University of Konstanz could intensify their scientific cooperation, exchange their knowledge and talk about their new findings in their projects work. All of the PhD students gave talks and did some demonstrations.

In a group discussion the recent problem of correctly evaluating one’s research work was addressed, e.g. whether a user study is the right approach compared to other evaluation methods, such as validation or a more formal verification of the system. The researcher shared aspects and methodologies from different fields, such as HCI and Visualization, as well as exchanged ideas on usable security inspired by an invited talk from Florian Alt.

Hopefully that led to new ideas about future work in the field of quantification in visual computing!

These are some impressions of the Winter School:

A nice art work created during the previous week at Söllerhaus, was this art work by Juergen Scheible: “Uphill-arious Skiing in the Kleinwalsertal on 3D optical illusion”.

PhD Students Met in Austria

She was one of the initiators of the Visual Computing Blog and cared about the communication between science and public for the SFB-TRR 161 from 2015 until 2019.

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