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Tobias Langlotz

Tobias Langlotz imageDipl. Mediensys. wiss. (BU Weimar), Dr. techn. (TU Graz)
Associate Professor

Room 7.13, Otago Business School
Tel +64 3 479 8096
Email tobias.langlotz@otago.ac.nz

Background and interests

I am an Associate Professor in mobile systems and HCI and I run together with Professor Holger Regenbrecht the HCI group at the University of Otago. I was previously a senior research at the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision (Graz University of Technology, Austria) where I also obtained my PhD.

My main research interest is location-based mobile interfaces, where I work at the intersection of HCI, Computer Graphics, Computer Vision and Pervasive Computing. Previous to my work on mobile devices, I worked in the field of Spatial Augmented Reality and Holographic displays. My research methodology is both bottom-up (build and evaluating technology and interfaces) and top-down (application-driven). Over the years, I was involved in various academic and industrial projects as well as I am an active member within an international research community.

Note to students: The University of Otago is a great place to study, offers a very good research environment, and I do my best in offering interesting thesis topics and good supervision. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in working with me (Interns/Master/PhD) but make clear why you want to work with me and what experience you have on Mobile Systems/HCI. I also have a good overview about funding opportunities and scholarship options. Please also check our group page for more information:
HCI group at the University of Otago

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Teaching

My teaching responsibilities include general topics in information science, programming for mobile devices and in particular mobile HCI and visual interfaces. In 2017 I am the paper coordinator for INFO203 - Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience - which is being offered for the first time; INFO351 - Special Topic: Human-Computer Interaction, also offered for the first time.

In 2015 and 2016, I was involved in:

  • TELE 303 Mobile Systems
  • TELE 404 Mobile Systems
  • INFO 221 Application Software Development
  • INFO 213 Business ICT Strategy
  • INFO 340 Interactive System Design (now offered as INFO351)
  • INFO 350 Special Topic – Mixed Reality Systems
  • INFO 410 Multimedia User Experience – Theory and Practice
  • INFO 470 Special Topic - Mobile interface/Mixed Reality Systems
  • BSNS 106 Information and Communication in Organisations

I further offer several projects and thesis options in the domain of mobile computing and HCI. Please contact me for a list of topics or come to my office for a chat.

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Papers

  • INFO 203 Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience
  • INFO 305 Pervasive Computing and Interactive Technologies
  • INFO 410 Multimedia User Experience – Theory and Practice
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Supervision

I am the recipient of a Supervisor Award.

Currently supervising

  • Jacob Young
  • Matthew Cook
  • Jonathan Sutton

Currently co-supervising

  • Jonny Collins
  • Chris Heinrich
  • Lewis Baker
  • Stuart Duncan
  • Tanh Tran

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Professional Duties

Member of International Program Committees/Reviewer:

Journal and book reviews:

  • IEEE Transactions of Computer Graphics and Visualization
  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  • Elsevier Computer & Graphics Journal
  • Computer Graphics Forum
  • Springer Virtual Reality Journal
  • Springer Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
  • IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications

Member of International Program Committees/Reviewer:

  • IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (Program Committee, Poster Chair, Workshop Organizer, Reviewer) 
  • IEEE Virtual Reality (Program Committee, Reviewer)
  • ACM Advances in Visual Interfaces (Associate Chair, Reviewer) 
  • ACM CHI (Reviewer)
  • ACM MobileHCI (Workshop Organizer, Reviewer)
  • ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (Reviewer)
  • ACM International Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Games (Program Committee, Reviewer)
  • ACM Siggraph Asia (Reviewer)
  • ACM Virtual Reality Software and Technology (Reviewer)
  • ACM OZCHI (Program Committee, Reviewer)
  • ACM Advances in Computer Entertainment (Reviewer)
  • Graphical Interfaces (Reviewer)
  • Joint Virtual Reality Conference (Reviewer)
  • Mobile Games Workshop at International Conference on Entertainment Computing (Program Reviewer)

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Publications

Langlotz, T., Sutton, J., Zollmann, S., Itoh, Y., & Regenbrecht, H. (2018). ChromaGlasses: Computational glasses for compensating colour blindness. Proceedings of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 390. Montreal, Canada: ACM. doi: 10.1145/3173574.3173964

Langlotz, T., Cook, M., & Regenbrecht, H. (2016). Real-Time radiometric compensation for optical see-through head-mounted displays. IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, 22(11), 2385-2394. doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2016.2593781

Müller, J., Langlotz, T., & Regenbrecht, H. (2016). PanoVC: Pervasive telepresence using mobile phones. Proceedings of the International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/PERCOM.2016.7456508

Grubert, J., Langlotz, T., Zollmann, S., & Regenbrecht, H. (2017). Towards pervasive augmented reality: Context-awareness in augmented reality. IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, 23(6), 1706-1724. doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2016.2543720

Langlotz, T., Nguyen, T., Schmalstieg, D., & Grasset, R. (2014). Next-generation augmented reality browsers: Rich, seamless, and adaptive. Proceedings of the IEEE, 102(2), 155-169. doi: 10.1109/JPROC.2013.2294255

Journal - Research Article

Grubert, J., Langlotz, T., Zollmann, S., & Regenbrecht, H. (2017). Towards pervasive augmented reality: Context-awareness in augmented reality. IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, 23(6), 1706-1724. doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2016.2543720

Langlotz, T., Cook, M., & Regenbrecht, H. (2016). Real-Time radiometric compensation for optical see-through head-mounted displays. IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, 22(11), 2385-2394. doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2016.2593781

Regenbrecht, H., & Langlotz, T. (2015). Mutual gaze support in videoconferencing reviewed. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 37(1), 965-989.

Zollmann, S., Hoppe, C., Langlotz, T., & Reitmayr, G. (2014). FlyAR: Augmented Reality supported micro aerial vehicle navigation. IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, 20(4), 560-568. doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2014.24

Langlotz, T., Nguyen, T., Schmalstieg, D., & Grasset, R. (2014). Next-generation augmented reality browsers: Rich, seamless, and adaptive. Proceedings of the IEEE, 102(2), 155-169. doi: 10.1109/JPROC.2013.2294255

Langlotz, T., Grubert, J., & Grasset, R. (2013). Augmented reality browsers: Essential products or only gadgets? Communications of the ACM, 56(11), 34-36. doi: 10.1145/2527190

Langlotz, T., Wagner, D., Mulloni, A., & Schmalstieg, D. (2012). Online creation of panoramic augmented reality annotations on mobile phones. IEEE Pervasive Computing, 11(2), 56-63. doi: 10.1109/MPRV.2010.69

Langlotz, T., Degendorfer, C., Mulloni, A., Scall, G., Reitmayr, G., & Schmalstieg, D. (2011). Robust detection and tracking of annotations for outdoor augmented reality browsing. Computers & Graphics, 35(4), 831-840. doi: 10.1016/j.cag.2011.04.004

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Langlotz, T., Sutton, J., Zollmann, S., Itoh, Y., & Regenbrecht, H. (2018). ChromaGlasses: Computational glasses for compensating colour blindness. Proceedings of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 390. Montreal, Canada: ACM. doi: 10.1145/3173574.3173964

Müller, J., Langlotz, T., & Regenbrecht, H. (2016). PanoVC: Pervasive telepresence using mobile phones. Proceedings of the International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/PERCOM.2016.7456508

Gruber, L., Langlotz, T., Sen, P., Höllerer, T., & Schmalstieg, D. (2014). Efficient and robust radiance transfer for probeless photorealistic augmented reality. Proceedings of Virtual Reality (VR) Conference. (pp. 15-20). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/VR.2014.6802044

Grasset, R., Langlotz, T., Kalkofen, D., Tatzgern, M., & Schmalstieg, D. (2012). Image-driven view management for augmented reality browsers. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR). (pp. 177-186). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/ISMAR.2012.6402555

Wagner, D., Mulloni, A., Langlotz, T., & Schmalstieg, D. (2010). Real-time panoramic mapping and tracking on mobile phones. Proceedings of the IEEE Virtual Reality Conference (VR). (pp. 211-218). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/VR.2010.5444786

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