252-3800-00L  Advanced Topics in Technical Human-Computer Interaction

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersC. Holz
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 24.

The deadline for deregistering expires at the end of the second week of the semester. Students who are still registered after that date, but do not attend the seminar, will officially fail the seminar.


252-3800-00 SAdvanced Topics in Technical Human-Computer Interaction2 hrs
Wed15:15-17:00CHN D 46 »
C. Holz

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AbstractWe will discuss the latest topics in HCI and related communities: interactive devices, wearable and mobile sensing, applied computer vision for gesture, hand, and body pose input, machine learning-based processing. assistive and accessible technologies, biometrics & authentication, fabrication, haptic feedback, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, projection-based systems, affective computing.
ObjectiveThe objective of the seminar is for participants to collectively learn about the state-of-the-art research in Human-Computer Interaction and closely related areas. Another objective is to collectively discuss open issues in the field, necessary follow-up work for the latest presented results in the field, and developing a feeling for what constitutes research questions and outcomes in the field of technical Human-Computer Interaction.
ContentThe seminar format is as follows: attendees individually read one recent full-paper publication, working through its content in detail and possibly covering some of the background if necessary, and present the approach, methodology, research question and implementation as well as the evaluation and discussion in a 20–25 min talk in front of the others. Each presenter will then lead a short discussion about the paper, which is guided by questions posed to the audience in advance.
Literature24 papers will be provided by the lecturer and distributed in the first seminar on a first-come, first-served basis according to participants' preferences. The lecturer will also give a brief run-down across all 24 papers in a fast-forward style, covering each paper in a single-minute presentation, and outline the difficulties of each project. The schedule is fixed throughout the term with easier papers being presented earlier and more comprehensive papers presented later in the term.
Prerequisites / NoticeAll students are welcome in the first seminar to see the overview over the papers we will discuss. After assigning papers, the seminar will be limited to 24 attendees, i.e., those students that sign up for papers first.

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ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersC. Holz
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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Places24 at the most
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is until 26.02.2020 only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupElectrical Engin. + Information Technology BSc (228000)
Computer Science BSc (252000)
Computer Science (Mobility) (274000)
Waiting listuntil 01.03.2020

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