Situated Analytics and Digital Twins (Dieter Schmalstieg)

July 13, 2022, 4:00 p.m. (CEST)

SimTech Colloquium

Time: July 13, 2022, 4:00 p.m. (CEST)
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Place: Pfaffenwaldring 7, V7.01

New interface technologies, such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are making rapid inroads towards a broader audience. This development is driven by consumer application and games, but the same technology enables immersive and situated analytics. Instead of a desktop monitor, VR and AR displays can leverage the natural human understanding of space to communicate visual information more efficiently. Situated analytics delivers this visualization capability directly at a task location, for example, at a construction site or in a surgical operating theater. Users of situated analytics with an AR display can see the real world extended with relevant digital information stored in a digital twin and potentially enriched with simulation results. This talk will look at the state of the art in situated analytics and present a toolkit and selected application examples.

Dieter Schmalstieg is full professor and head of the Institute of Computer Graphics and Vision at Graz University of Technology, Austria. His current research interests are augmented reality, virtual reality, computer graphics, visualization and human-computer interaction. He received Dipl.-Ing. (1993), Dr. techn. (1997) and Habilitation (2001) from Vienna University of Technology. He is author and co-author of over 400 peer-reviewed scientific publications with over 20,000 citations and over twenty best paper awards and nominations. His organizational roles include associate editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, associate editor of Frontiers in Robotics and AI, member of the steering committee of the IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, chair of the EUROGRAPHICS working group on Virtual Environments (1999-2010), key researcher of the K-Plus Competence Center for Virtual Reality and Visualization in Vienna and key researcher of the Know-Center in Graz. In 2002, he received the START career award presented by the Austrian Science Fund. In 2008, he founded the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Handheld Augmented Reality. In 2012, he received the IEEE Virtual Reality technical achievement award, and, in 2020, the IEEE ISMAR Career Impact Award. He was elected as Fellow of IEEE, as a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Academia Europaea, and the IEEE VGTC Virtual Reality Academy.

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