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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Broll

Head of Department

Phone +49 3677 69 4735

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Wolfgang Broll

Head of Research Group

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Ilmenau University of Technology
Department of Computer Science and Automation /
Department of Business Science and Media
Virtual Worlds and Digital Games Group
Ehrenbergstraße 29
D-98693 Ilmenau

Room: EAZ 2311 (Ernst-Abbe-Zentrum)

Phone: +49 3677 69-4735 / 4732
Fax: +49 3677 69-4724
wolfgang.broll(at)tu-ilmenau.de

Regular Consultation Hours

Lecture time in summer 2017: Monday 1:30 pm - 2:30pm (please send an email in advance)

Outside the lecture time, please make individual appointments!

Further information about the person

Selected Publications

Herling, J. and Broll, W. Random model variation for universal feature tracking. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST' 12, 169 - 176, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, December 2012. ACM.
Patent pending (PCT/EP2012/069161)

Herling, J. and Broll, W.: PixMix: A Real-Time Approach to High-Quality Diminished Reality. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality 2012 (ISMAR' 2012), 141-150, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, November 2012.
Patent pending (PCT/EP2012/067352)

Herling, J. and Broll, W.: Markerless Tracking for Augmented Reality (Book Chapter), in Handbook of Augmented Reality, Springer 2011, 255 - 272, ISBN 978-1-4614-0064-6, New York

Hackenberg, G, McCall, R., and Broll, W.: “Lightweight Palm and Finger Tracking for Real-Time 3D Gesture Control”. In Proc. of IEEE Virtual Reality Symposium 2011 (IEEE VR 2011), (Singapore, March 17-21, 2011), IEEE Computer Society, NJ, USA, Piscataway, pp. 19-26. 

Dörner, R., Lok, B. and Broll, W.: “Social Gaming and Learning Applications: A Driving Force for the Future of Virtual and Augmented Reality?” in Brunett, Guido; Coquillart, Sabine; Welch, Greg (Eds.): Virtual Realities - Dagstuhl Seminar 2008, Springer, Wien, New York, 2011 (ISBN 978-3-211-99177-0), pp. 51-76.

Herling, J. and Broll, W.: An Adaptive Training-free Feature Tracker for Mobile Phones. Proceedings of the 17th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology 2010 (VRST' 2010), Hong Kong, November 2010.

Herling, J. and Broll, W.: Advanced Self-contained Object Removal for Realizing Real-time Diminished Reality in Unconstrained Environments. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality 2010 (ISMAR' 2010), Seoul, South Korea, Oktober 2010, 207 - 212.
Patent pending (US 13/270,417)

Dörner, R., Lok, B. and Broll, W.,: Social Gaming and Learning Applications – A Driving Force for the Future of Virtual and Augmented Reality? to appear in: Virtual Realities: Dagstuhl Seminar 2008, Springer, 2010.                                       

Herling, J., Broll, W.: The Ocean framework: providing the basis for next-gen MR applications. Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Software Engineering and Architectures for Realtime Interactive Systems (SEARIS) at IEEE Virtual Reality 2010 (VR 2010), Shaker, 2010, 33 – 39.

Wagner, I., Broll, W., Jacucci, G., Kuuti, K., McCall, R., Morrison, A., Schmalsteig, D., and Terrin J. On The Role of Presence in Mixed Reality. Journal of Presence, Teleoperators and Virtual Environments. MIT Press. August 2009, Vol. 18, No 4., Pages 249-276. ISSB: 1054-7460.

Broll, W., and Herling, J. Supporting Reusability of VR and AR Interface Elements and Interaction Techniques. In Proceedings of Virtual and Mixed Reality, Third International Conference, VMR 2009, Held as Part of HCI International 2009 (San Diego, CA, USA, July 19-24, 2009), HCI (13), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 5622/2009, Springer 2009, Pages 145-153.

L. Blum, W. Broll, S. Müller. Augmented Reality under water. Research Poster. In DVD Proc. of ACM SIGGRAPH 2009, 36th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (New Orleans, USA, Aug. 3 - 7, 2009), ACM, New York, 2009.

Wetzel, R., McCall, R., Braun, A.-K. and Broll, W.: Guidelines for Designing Augmented Reality Games. In: Proceedings of the 2008 Conference on Future Play (Toronto, Canada, November 3-5, 2008). Future Play '08. ACM, New York, NY.

Braun, A.-K., Herbst, I., McCall, R., and Broll, W.: TimeWarp: Interactive Time Travel with a Mobile Mixed Reality Game. In: Proc. of ACM MobileHCI 2008, the 10th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (2-5 September 2008, Amsterdam). ACM, New York, NY, 235-244. Winner of the Best Paper Award for Full Papers.

Broll, W., Lindt, I., Ohlenburg, J., Herbst, I., Braun, A.-K., and Wetzel, R.: Toward Next-Gen AR Games. In: IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications, Vol. 11, No. 4, 2008, Special Issue on Mobile Graphics, IEEE Computer Society, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 24 - 32.

Ohlenburg, J., Broll, W. and, Lindt, I.: Orchestration and Direction of Mobile MR Games. In: Proc. of the ACM Computer Human Interaction 2008 (CHI 2008) Workshop on Urban Mixed Realities - Technologies, Theories and Frontiers (Florence, Italy, April 5 – 11, 2008).

Herbst, I., Braun, A.-K., McCall, R., and Broll, W.: Multi-Dimensional Interactive City Exploration through MR. In: Proc. of IEEE Virtual Reality 2008 (IEEE VR 2008; March 8-12, 2008). IEEE Computer Society, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 259-260.

Wittkämper, M., Ohlenburg, J., Lindt, I., Herling, J., Broll, W., and Ghellal, S.: Exploring Augmented Live Video Streams for Remote Participation. ACM Computer Human Interaction 2007 (CHI 2007) (San Jose, California, April 28 - May 3, 2007), in Proc. CHI '07 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, ACM, New York, 2007, 1881 - 1886.

Dachselt, R., Figueroa, P., Lindt, I., and Broll, W. (eds.): Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Mixed Reality User Interfaces 2007 (MRUI’07) at IEEE Virtual Reality 2007 (VR 2007), (Charlotte, NC, USA, March 10, 2007), Shaker Verlag, Aachen, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-8322-5982-2, ISSN: 0945-0807.

Broll, W., Ohlenburg, J., Lindt, I., Herbst, I., and Braun, A.-K.: Meeting Technology Challenges of Pervasive Augmented Reality Games. In: Proc. of the ACM Netgames 2006 (Singapore, Oct. 30-31, 2006).

Ghellal, S., Lindt, I., Pankoke-Babatz, U., Broll, W., and Prinz, W.: Exploring Mixed Reality Gaming Interfaces. In: Proc. of eChallenges 2007 (Barcelona, Spain, Oct. 25-27, 2006), also in Exploiting the Knowledge Economy: Issues, Applications, Case Studies, Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham (Eds), IOS Press, 2006 Amsterdam.

Broll, W., Lindt, I., Ohlenburg, J., Herbst, I., Wittkämper, M., and Novotny, T.: An Infrastructure for Realizing Custom-Tailored Augmented Reality User Interfaces. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 11, No. 6, 2005, 722-733.

Curriculum

From December 2014
Member of the Management Board at fayteq AG

July 2013 - December 2014
Managing Partner at fayteq GmbH, Erfurt

July 2011 - June 2013
CEO of fayteq GmbH, Ilmenau

September 2010 - April 2013  
Director of the Institute of Media and Communication Science at the TU Ilmenau (Ilmenau University of Technology)

From May 2009       
Full professor at the TU Ilmenau (Ilmenau University of Technology)
Head of the Virtual Worlds and Digital Games Department

June 2003 - August 2012
Head of the Mixed and Augmented Reality Solutions department (until 2011: business area "Collaborative Virtual and Augmented Enviroments") at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT, Sankt Augustin

from July 2003 
Founding member and (since April 2006) elected member of the executive committee of the GI (German Computer Society) VR/AR - Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality section

October 2000 - April 2009
Lecturer at the RWTH Aachen (Aachen University of Technology)

August 2001 - May 2003
Head of the research group Collaborative Virtual and Augmented Environments 
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT, Sankt Augustin

September 2000 - July 2001
Head of research group Collaborative Virtual and Augmented Environments
GMD - Forschungszentrum Informationstechnik GmbH (German Nationa Research Center on Information Technology)
Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT), Sankt Augustin

1998 - 2000
Post-Doc
GMD, FIT, Sankt Augustin

Februar 1998
PhD in computer science at the Tübingen University
Title of the dissertation: "An object oriented interaction model for supporting distributed virtal environment."

1996 - 1998
Research Associate
GMD, FIT, Sankt Augustin

1994 - 1996
Research Associate (PhD Student)
GMD, FIT, Sankt Augustin

1991 - 1992
Student Trainee, Software AG, Darmstadt

1988 - 1993
Studies of computer science (minor subject business administration) at the TU Darmstadt (Darmstadt University of Technology) graduated as Dipl.-Inf. (equiv. M. Sc.)

Title of the thesis: "Design and development of a system for recognizing dynamic gestures in virtual environments"