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Hauptseminar/Master Seminar: Computer Graphics for Augmented Reality

Prof. Nassir Navab, Dr. Ulrich Eck, Felix Bork, Jakob Weiss

Type: Master Seminar Module IN2107
SWS: 2+0
ECTS: 5 Credits
Location: CAMP Seminar Room, 03.13.010
Time: 12:00 - 14:00 (except for the introductory meeting!)
Course Language: English


  • 31-01-2017: The introductory meeting will take place on the 03.02.2017, 15:30, at Narvis lab (Nussbaumstraße 20, Klinik für Allgemeine, Unfall-, Hand- und Plastische Chirurgie).
  • 18-01-2017: Information on course details and introductory meeting for follow shortly.
  • 09-05-2017: Paper assignments published on course website (see papers table).
  • 29-05-2017: The presentation slots have been published on the course website (see schedule table).


This praktikum introduces common tools and principles in computer graphics for applications in the field of augmented reality. The Seminar will propose a list of recent scientific articles related to the main current research topics in computer graphics for augmented reality together with some interesting papers from other communities.

The range of topics includes:

  • Real-time realistic rendering
  • Character animation
  • AR display technologies
  • Perception



In this Master Seminar (formerly Hauptseminar), each student is asked to select one paper from a list. In order to successfully complete the seminar, participants have to fulfill these requirements:

  • Presentation: The selected paper is presented to the other participants (20 minutes presentation 10 minutes questions). Use the CAMP templates for PowerPoint camp-tum-jhu-slides.potx, or Latex: CAMP-latex-template.zip.
  • Written Report: A document of maximum 2 pages is written and submitted one week after the presentation. Please download and use the llncs2e.zip Latex template.
  • Attendance: Participants have to participate actively in all seminar sessions.

The students are required to attend each seminar presentation which will be held during this course. Each presentation is followed by a discussion and everyone is encouraged to actively participate. The report must include all references used and must be written completely in your own words. Copy and paste will not be tolerated. Both report and presentation have to be done in English.


Date Time Topic Slides Students
03.02.2017 15:30 Introductory meeting  slides Students who join this meeting and show their interest will have high priority!
04.05.2017 16:00 - 17:00 Introduction and Papers Assignment  slides Send your preferences by Monday May 8th, 9am to Ulrich Eck
04.07.2017 12:00 - 14:00 Participant Presentations Session 1   Saporta, Kanaeva, Czempiel, Erikov
11.07.2017 12:00 - 14:00 Participant Presentations Session 2   Schlattinger, Lafci, Levy Lansch
18.07.2017 12:00 - 14:00 Participant Presentations Session 3   Staab, Padmakumara Mallikaarachchige
20.07.2017 12:00 - 14:00 Participant Presentations Session 4   Würl, Maulana, Musabayli

List of Topics and Material

The list of papers:

No Application Title Conference/Journal Tutor Student Link
01   Kronander, J. et al.: ‘Photorealistic rendering of mixed reality scenes’ Computer Graphics Forum, 2015, 34 Jakob Weiss Würl  paper
02   Franke, T.A.: ‘Delta Voxel Cone Tracing’ IEEE ISMAR 2014 Jakob Weiss Maulana  paper
03   Rohmer, K. et al.: ‘Interactive near-field illumination for photorealistic augmented reality on mobile devices’ IEEE ISMAR 2014 Jakob Weiss Musabayli  paper
04   Gruber, L. et al.: ‘Image-space illumination for augmented reality in dynamic environments’ IEEE Virtual Reality Conference 2015 Jakob Weiss Padmakumara Mallikaarachchige  paper
05   Richter-Trummer, T. et al.: ‘Instant Mixed Reality Lighting from Casual Scanning’ IEEE ISMAR 2016 Jakob Weiss    paper
06   Bichlmeier, C. et al.: ‘Hybrid In-Situ Visualization Method for Improving Multi-Sensory Depth Perception in Medical Augmented Reality’ ISMAR, 2007 Ulrich Eck Staab  paper
07   Kytoe, M. et al.: ‘Stereoscopic depth perception in video see-through augmented reality within action space’ Journal of Electronic Imaging 2014 Ulrich Eck Schlattinger  paper
08   Cheng, D. et al.: ‘Design of an ultra-thin near-eye display with geometrical waveguide and freeform optics’ Optics Express 2014 Ulrich Eck    paper
09   Maimone, A. et al.: ‘Pinlight Displays: Wide Field of View Augmented Reality Eyeglasses using Defocused Point Light Sources’ ACM TOG 2014 Ulrich Eck Lafci  paper
10   Dunn, D. et al.: ‘Wide Field Of View Varifocal Near-Eye Display Using See-Through Deformable Membrane Mirrors’ TVCG 2017 Ulrich Eck Levy Langsch  paper
11   Baran, I. & Popovic, J.: ‘Automatic Rigging and Animation of 3D Characters’ SIGGRAPH 2012 Felix Bork Saporta  paper
12   Kavan, L. et al.: ‘Geometric Skinning with Approximate Dual Quaternion Blending’ ACM TOG 2008 Felix Bork Kanaeva  paper
13   Vaillant, R. et al: ‘Implicit Skinning: Real-Time Skin Deformation with Contact Modeling’ ACM TOG 2013 Felix Bork Czempiel  paper
14   Ali-Hamadi, D. et al.: ‘Anatomy Transfer’ ACM TOG 2013 Felix Bork Erikov  paper
15   Kadlecek, P. et al.: ‘Reconstructing Personalized Anatomical Models for Physics-based Body Animation’ SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 Felix Bork    paper

Literature and Helpful Links

A lot of scientific publications can be found online.

The following list may help you to find some further information on your particular topic:

Some publishers:

Libraries (online and offline):

Some further hints for working with references:

  • JabRef is a Java program for comfortable working with Bibtex literature databases. Handy feature: if you know the PubMed ID for an article, JabRef can import data from there (via "Web Search/Medline").
  • Mendeley is a cross-platform program for organising your references.

If you find useful resources that are not already listed here, please tell us, so we can add them for others. Thanks.

Title: Computer Graphics for Augmented Reality
Professor: Prof. Nassir Navab
Tutors: Dr. Ulrich Eck, Felix Bork, Jakob Weiss
Type: Hauptseminar
Information: Hauptseminar; SWS: 2; ECTS: 5
Term: 2017SoSe

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