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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



Florian Weidner, Bernhard Fielder, Johannes Redlich, and Wolfgang Broll. 2019. Exploring Audiovisual Support Systems for In-Car Multiparty Conferencing. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Spatial Audio ICSA. 8 pages.

Kathrin Knutzen, Florian Weidner, and Wolfgang Broll. 2019. Talk to me!: exploring stereoscopic 3D anthropomorphic virtual assistants in automated vehicles. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications: Adjunct Proceedings (AutomotiveUI '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 363-368. DOI:

Florian Weidner and Wolfgang Broll. 2019. Smart S3D TOR: intelligent warnings on large stereoscopic 3D dashboards during take-overs. In Proceedings of the 8th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 5, 7 pages. DOI: 

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.


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.

A. Hoesch, S. Poeschl, F. Weidner, R. Walter and N. Doering, "The Relationship Between Visual Attention and Simulator Sickness: A Driving Simulation Study," 2018 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR), Reutlingen, 2018, pp. 1-2., doi: 10.1109/VR.2018.8446240, URL:


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

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