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Florian Weidner, M.Sc.

Research Assistant


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

Room: EAZ 2336 (Ernst-Abbe-Zentrum)
Phone: +49 3677 69-4740
Fax: +49 3677 69-4724
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Consultation Hours

  • Tuesday: 16.15 - 17.15
  • Friday: 14.15 - 15.15

Please make appointment in advance via email.

Further information about the person


From March 2015
Research Assistant at the Department of Virtual Worlds and Digital Games at the TU Ilmenau.

April 2013 - March 2015
M.Sc. Media Computer Science at TU Dresden

September 2009 - March 2013
B.Sc. Media Computer Science at TU Dresden


C. Haupt, F. Weidner, and W. Broll. personalDash: First Steps Towards User-controlled Personalization of 3D Dashboards with Mobile Devices. In A. Press (Ed.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications Adjunct - AutomotiveUI ’18, 2018. New York, New York, USA.

F. Weidner and W. Broll. "Exploring Large Stereoscopic 3D Dashboards for Future Automotive User Interfaces". In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics AHFE (pp. 502–513), 2019. Orlando, FL: Springer, Cham.

A. Hoesch, S. Poeschl, F. Weidner, R. Walter, and N. Doering, “The Relationship between Visual Attention and Simulator Sickness : A Driving Simulation Study,”  in Proceedings IEEE Virtual Reality, 2018.

A. Iskenderova, F. Weidner, and W. Broll, “Drunk Virtual Reality Gaming: Exploring the Influence of Alcohol on Cybersickness,” in Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, 2017, pp. 561–572.

F. Weidner and W. Broll, “Establishing Design Parameters for Large Stereoscopic 3D Dashboards,” in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications - AutomotiveUI ’17, 2017.

C. Koehler, F. Weidner, and W. Broll, "Investigating Customer Perception of Virtual Promotions Using Mixed Reality Smart Glasses" in Virtuelle Und Erweiterte Realität - 14. Workshop Der GI-Fachgruppe VR/AR. 2017

F. Weidner, W. Broll (2017). A Spatial Augmented Reality Driving Simulator for Prototyping 3D in-car User Interfaces. In Proceedings of the Driving Simulation and Virtual Reality Conference and Exhibition (DSC 2017), Stuttgart, Germany, 2017.

Zhang, X., Weidner, F., & Broll, W. (2017). Exploring users views on immersive adult entertainment applications. In 2017 Ninth International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX) (pp. 1–3). IEEE.

F. Weidner, A. Hoesch, S. Poeschl, and W. Broll, “Comparing VR and non-VR Driving Simulations : An Experimental User Study,” in Proceedings IEEE Virtual Reality, 2017.

Nico Hoffmann, Florian Weidner, Christian Schnabel, Edmund Koch, Gerald Steiner, Uwe Petersohn, and Matthias Kirsch. 2016. Incorporating MRI structural information into intraoperative functional thermography in neurosurgery. 5. CURAC Annual Conference.

Nico Hoffmann, Florian Weidner, Peter Urban, Tobias Meyer, Christian Schnabel, Yordan Radev, Gabriele Schackert, Uwe Petersohn, Edmund Koch, Stefan Gumhold, Gerald Steiner, and Matthias Kirsch. 2017. Framework for 2D-3D image fusion of infrared thermography with preoperative MRI. Biomedical Engineering / Biomedizinische Technik.

F. Weidner, “Keep people close: (Spatial) Augmented Reality for Improved In-Car User Interfaces,” in Doctoral Colloquium of the International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, 2016.

Hoesch, A., Poeschl, S., Weidner, F., & Doering, N. (2016, June). Effects of Fidelity on Driving Behavior - An Experimental Study. 21th Annual CyperPsychology, CyperTherapy & Social Networking Conference (CyPsy21), Dublin, Ireland.

Weidner, Florian: Entwicklung eines Gehirn-Phantoms zur Perfusions und Brain-Shift Simulation, in: 5. Dresdner Medizintechnik Symposium, Biomedizinische Technik – Von der Grundlagen­forschung zum Transfer, hrsg. v. Andreas Förster, Jens Füssel, Michael Gelinsky, Edmund Koch, Hagen Malberg, Winfried Vonau, Dresden 2014, S. 111-113, ISBN 978-3-95663-018-7 2014

Research Interests

Virtual Worlds

  • XR (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Diminished Reality,...)
  • Driving Simulations
  • Biomedical Applications of Virtual Worlds

Human-Machine and Human-Computer Interaction

  • Design and Development of Future User Interfaces (i.e. NUIs or TUIs)
  • Human Factors in XR
  • Adaptive and Context-Sensitive Environments