Winterschool 2018, Hirschegg, Austria

In the 4th winter school, we focus on technologies for extending the human senses and cognition. We look at the intersection of scientific fields for opportunitues to amplify our abilities as humans in perceiving our surroundings. We explore creating new senses such as a sense of location and a sense of emotional intelligence besides the five classical ones (vision, audition, gustation, olfaction, and somatosensation). Through a series of interactive activities, we capture innovative use cases while exchanging methodologies on how to conduct impactful research.


Prof. Dr. Albrecht Schmidt, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Prof. Dr.Stefan Schneegass, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Enrico Rukzio, University of Ulm, Germany
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Niels Henze, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Florian Alt, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Dr. Andreas Bulling, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
Dr. Florian Michahelles, Siemens Corperation, USA
Dr. Ken Pfeuffer, Lancaster University, UK
Dr. Paweł W. Woźniak, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Dr. Bastian Pfleging, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

Schedule and Material

Extra resources recommended during the sessions are available here.

Session 1 (90min)

14:30 – 16:00

Session 2 (90min)

16:30 – 18:00

Session 3 (60/90min)

20:00 – 21:30

Sun, 11.03.2018
 FREE ( photos) Amplification & intervention: New interaction techniques

Albrecht Schmidt


What is “Innovation” & “Impact”?

 Albrecht Schmidt & Niels Henze 

Mon, 12.03.2018
Student talks 1

 Sebastian Feger & Sarah Völkel

How to write a good research paper?

Albrecht Schmidt

Paper clinic 1

 abstract template

Beyond incremental research

Stefan Schneegass


Using Visual Attention for Intelligent UI

Ken Pfeuffer


Tue, 13.03.2018
Panel: Intelligent interactive systems

Andreas Bulling, Albrecht Schmidt, Niels Henze, & Passant El.Agroudy

Security in HCI

Florian Alt & Albrecht Schmidt


Making technology healthy

Pawel Woźniak


Student talks 2

Mohamed Khamis

Wed, 14.03.2018
How to review?

 Bastian Pfleging & Florian Alt


Paper clinic 2

 reviews template


@ Gasthof Kreuz

Thu, 15.03.2018
Career Advise, plan A, plan B, … plan Z?

Enrico Rukzio


Student talks 3

Matthias Hoppe, Michael Braun, & Elena di Lascio

Amplify: Senses brainstorming

Albrecht Schmidt, Passant ElAgroudy, & Francisco Kiss


Fri, 16.03.2018
Student talks 4

Alexandra Voit & Philip Schäfer

How to do a systematic lit review?

Albrecht Schmidt

Student talks 5

Evangelos Niforatos

Research in Industry

Florian Michahelles

Venue and Travel

The Venue is Söllerhaus – a small family run hotel with lecture rooms – situated in the Kleinwalsertal just above Hirschegg, directly in the skiing area Heuberg. Snow permitting one can ski directly from the front door. Information about the skiing area can be found here.

How to get there?

Söllerhaus  is reachable by public transport. The next train station is  Oberstdorf/Allgäu (Germany). Participants will have to organize their own travel from and to the winterschool. Further travel information to Söllerhaus (in German) is found here.

Connection to Söllerhaus
  1. Arrive at the train station: Oberstdorf/Allgäu (Germany)
  2. Take bus line 1 (Direction: Baad/Mittelberg, Stop:  Riezlern Post) (Bus schedule)
  3. Change to line 5 (Direction: Ifen, Stop:  Fuchsfarm) (Bus schedule)
  4. From there, it is a short uphill walk to the hut.
Connection to the Village

If you want to visit the village, there is a bus to Hirschegg, which run several times per hour and takes about 30 minutes. There is a supermarket and a pharmacy there.


The winter school is supported by the European project: AmplifyThe project received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (ERC Consolidator Grant no.683008). The project runs from 2016-07-01 to 2021-06-30.