Welcome to the Visual Computing Institute

The Visual Computing Institute is a research institute within the Computer Science Department at RWTH Aachen University. It brings together all research groups that are addressing the diverse scientific aspects of the generation, processing, analysis, and display of visual data. As such, the VCI covers a very broad spectrum of research competences ranging from geometry processing and computer graphics to computer vision, immersive visualization and simulation. Our mission is to develop innovative methods and algorithms in this area and to create impact in fundamental research as well as in industrial applications. Further information about projects, research, and teaching activities can be found on the individual group websites:


Jury Member on SciVis 2016

After being the contest co-chair in 2014 and contest chair in 2015, Dr. Bernd Hentschel is a jury member of this year’s Scientific Visualization Contest 2016. Titled with "Particular Ensembles", the contest aims at visualizing the evolution of viscous fingers across time and multiple resolutions and study the variation of this evolution across the provided ensemble.
On Wednesday, October 26, 2016 the results of the contest will be presented at IEEE VIS 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Oct. 26, 2016

Best Poster Award

The Best Poster Award of the 6th IEEE Symposium on Large Data Analysis and Visualization 2016 (LDAV 2016) was given to Dr. Tom Vierjahn for his poster entitled “Correlating Sub-Phenomena in Performance Data in the Frequency Domain”.

Oct. 24, 2016

Concrete Research: Four Labs of RWTH Aachen presented in AN/AZ magazin

On Saturday, October 8th, 2016, the AN/AN magazin gives an insight into four labs of RWTH Aachen University. On of these, is our Virtual Reality lab.

Oct. 8, 2016

Aachen 2025

In the Aachen 2025, event held on 23rd, 24th and 25th September 2016 in Aachen, we were active in two out of eight Theme Parks, namely “Production” and “Working”. Read more...

Sept. 27, 2016

InnoTrans 2016: Experiencing VR-based Timetabling and Track Occupancy Between Aachen and Cologne

One of our service partners, the VIA Consulting & Development GmbH, is represented at the InnoTrans 2016 in Berlin (20.09 - 23.09), the leading international trade fair for transport technology with focus on five segments: Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction.

At their boost, VIA-Con presents inter alia a short video about our common investigations regarding the benefit of 3D visualizations of timetabling and track occupancies on railways. The video is also available in our youtube profile.

Sept. 20, 2016

We have a paper on interactive quad meshing at SIGGRAPH Asia 2016.

Sept. 6, 2016

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