Closing Keynote speech by Nils Petersen
Closing Keynote speech by Nils Petersen at Industry Simposium
When:     Tuesday, 30th September 2014, 16:10 pm
Where:    Maritim proArte Hotel Berlin, 
Address:  Friedrichstraße 151, 10117 Berlin
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Two papers accepted at ECCV 2014

ECCV 2014

Two publications were accepted at the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2014. ECCV is one of the top conferences for researchers in the field of computer vision.

Christian Bailer, Alain Pagani, Didier Stricker
A Superior Tracking Approach: Building a strong Tracker through Fusion

Tobias Nöll, Johannes Köhler, Didier Stricker
Robust and Accurate Non-Parametric Estimation of Reflectance using Basis Decomposition and Correction Functions

ECCV 2014 takes place for the 13th time and will be held from September 6th to September 12th in Zürich (Switzerland).

Alain Pagani schließt Promotion erfolgreich ab

Alain Pagani hat am 13.06.2014 seine Dissertation mit der wissenschaftlichen Aussprache erfolgreich abgeschlossen.

Seine Doktorarbeit trägt den Titel „Reality models for efficient registration in Augmented Reality“.  In seiner Arbeit befasste sich Alain Pagani mit mathematischen Modellen realer Objekte oder Szenen, um das Problem der Kameraregistrierung im Forschungsfeld  Erweiterte  Realität zu behandeln. Die vorgeschlagenen bildbasierte Verfahren ermöglichen  eine effiziente Kamerapose-Berechnung  in unterschiedlichen Szenarien und lösen somit eine grundliegende Herausforderung der erweiterten Realität.

Gutachter der Arbeit sind Prof. Dr. Didier Stricker und Prof. Dr. Michael Felsberg (Linköping University).

Wir gratulieren Alain Pagani herzlich zu diesem Erfolg!

ARTE FUTERMAG interviewed Prof. Stricker to AlterEGO project


A Franco-German TV Network ARTE (ARTE FUTUREMAG) interviewed Prof. Dr. Didier Stricker to the european project AlterEGO.

The full interview is available in german and french languages (see links below)

Two papers accepted at the WSCG 2014 conference

Recently two publications resulting from research work within the Augmented Vision Group were accepted at the WSCG 2014 conference ( Both publications address image-based 3D reconstruction relying on perspective respectively spherical images.

Oliver Wasenmüller, Bernd Krolla, Francesco Michielin, Didier Stricker
Correspondence Chaining for Enhanced Dense 3D Reconstruction
The paper proposes and evaluates a new algorithm to fuse existing dense two-view 3D reconstruction algorithms to a multi-view reconstruction, where each 3D point is estimated from multiple images. This leads to an enhanced precision and reduced redundancy of the reconstructed model.

Bernd Krolla, Christiano Couto Gava, Alain Pagani, Didier Stricker
Consistent Pose Uncertainty Estimation for Spherical Cameras
The paper discusses and evaluates the reliability of first order uncertainty propagation results in context of spherical Structure from Motion, concluding that they are not valid without restrictions, but depend on the choice of the objective function.

The “International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision” (WSCG) takes place for the 22nd time and will be held from June 2nd to June 5th in Pilzen (Czech Republic).

Nils Petersen will give a talk on “Augmented Reality in Service & Support”


Think Outside the Box:
Nils Petersen will give a talk on „Augmented Reality in Service & Support” at Service Desk World 2014
When: 6th May 2014, 13:10 – 13:30
Where: InterContinental Düsseldorf, Königsallee 59, 40215 – Düsseldorf

Talk about superhumans at the XXI Future Trends Forum

Save the date: Professor Stricker has been invited by the Fundación Innovación Bankinter to give a talk about SuperHumans at the XXI Future Trends Forum (link not available anymore) on April 29th in Madrid.

CeBIT 2014 impressions

Alexander Schweitzer – Minister für Soziales, Arbeit, Gesundheit und Demografie des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz lässt sich am DFKI-Stand das Exponat „TrackMe meets GeoVisualizer” erklären

Augmented Vision@CeBIT 2014

FastMRO – If you are visiting CeBIT 2014 and are interested in the latest results on Augmented Vision for the Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul of Agricultural Machines, visit us at Hall 9, Booth D44. Our colleagues are happy to show you how helpful AV can be.

If you cannot make it, check it out here.

If you are interested in Wearable Computing and Human Analytics, visit us at Hall 9, Booth F43 and experience our latest results from the European research project EASY-IMP.

Don’t miss it!

Human analytics – TrackMe meets Geovisualizer

In the context of DFKI’s SmartCity Living Lab opening on February, 5th, 2014 in Kaiserslautern, the department Augmented Vision presented results from the EU project EASY-IMP. The researchers have chosen the general title “Human Analytics – TrackMe meets GeoVisualizer” to showcase a mobile sensing Android app called TrackMe and the visualization toolkit GeoVisualizer. The TrackMe app collects, analyzes and stores a variety of sensor data. Furthermore, the smart phone app is able to broadcast the collected data to a standardized web service, e.g. for real time monitoring.