Winter School 2019

Part 1: 15th-18th of February “From Research to Start-Up”
Part 2: 18th-22nd of February “Creating and Evaluating AR/VR/MR Systems”


  • Hans Gellersen, Lancaster University
  • Antonio Krüger, Saarland University
  • Eva Hornecker, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • Andreas Bulling, Universität Stuttgart
  • Albrecht Schmidt, LMU München
  • Andreas Butz, LMU München
  • Florian Alt, Universität der Bundeswehr München
  • Tanja Döring, Universität Bremen
  • Bastian Pfleging, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Paweł Woźniak, Utrecht University
  • Stefan Schneegaß, Universität Duisburg-Essen

Schedule Part 1: From Research to Start-Up

Time Friday 15th Saturday 16th Sunday 17th Monday 18th
14:30-16:00 Travel to Söllerhaus Business vs. Research, Business Plan Workshop, Market Analysis (Matthias Mögerle, Albrecht Schmidt) Workshop: from Research to Product; Presenting Your Business Idea Checkout (until 10:30)
16:30-18:00 Travel to Söllerhaus Funding a Start-Up, EXIST, Workforce (Albrecht Schmidt, Antonio Krüger) Invited Talk by Antonio Krüger Departure
20:00-21:30 Welcome, Introduction on Research Innovation, Value and Venture Creation (Albrecht Schmidt, Antonio Krüger, Matthias Mögerle) Invited Talk by Hans Gellersen Start-up Pitches (all) Departure

Schedule Part 2: Creating and Evaluating AR/VR/MR Systems

Time Monday 18th Tuesday 19th Wednesday 20th Thursday 21st Friday 22nd
14:30-16:00 Travel to Söllerhaus Usable Security Basics
Security and Privacy in VR/AR (Florian Alt)
Virtual vs. Tangible; Reality-Based Interfaces and AR/VR (Tanja Döring)
Student Presentations
Methods along the lifecycle of VR/AR projects
Student Presentations
Check-Out (until 10:30)
16:30-18:00 Introduction on AR/VR/MR, Research Methods and Tools, Trends in and Visions for VR/AR (all)
slides group work
Workshop on Authentication (Florian Alt)
Presentation of Results (all)
Evaluation Methods (Eva Hornecker)
Student Presentations
Ideation Workshop (I): Concepts and Applications for VR (Paweł Woźniak, Bastian Pfleging)
worksheet, slides
20:00-21:30 Career Panel Academia vs. Industry vs. Start-Ups, How to find a job? (Andreas Bulling, Andreas Butz, Albrecht Schmidt, Eva Hornecker) Ethics Panel
Hands-On on Ethics for Projects (Andreas Bulling, Florian Alt, Albrecht Schmidt, Eva Hornecker, Thomas Kosch)
19:30 Dinner at Gasthof Kreuz Ideation Workshop (II): Concepts and Applications for VR
Group Presentations (Paweł Woźniak, Bastian Pfleging)
Understanding CHI


The registration covers all lectures, accommodation for 3, 4 or 7 nights in shared rooms, and breakfast and dinner. If you plan to go skiing, additional costs may arise. Language of instruction is English. If more people register than there are places available, we will prioritize applications of students who conduct a PhD that is closely related to the topic of the winter school.

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.

Söllerhaus is reachable by public transport. The next train station is Oberstdorf/Allgäu (Germany) and there is a bus to Hirschegg, which run several times per hour and takes about 30 minutes. Participants will have to organize their own travel from and to the winter school. We will help to coordinate this.

Information about the skiing area can be found at:

Travel information to Söllerhaus (in German)