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Seminars, projects and guided research


We offer a regular master seminar (4 CP) and project (8 CP) each semester. In addition, guided research (8-12 CP) can be performed at any time. Just contact us!

Seminar/Project "3D Computer Vision & Augmented Reality"

  • Offered each summer semester
  • Selected topics from the field, e.g.:

    • Algorithms and methods for camera tracking, object recognition, pose estimation, etc. 
    • Rigid and non-rigid 3D reconstruction
    • Augmented Reality applications, current trends
    • Computer Vision and mobile Augmented Reality on consumer devices
    • Realistic Rendering

  • Required knowledge: Lecture "3D Computer Vision"

Seminar/Project "Computer Vision: Object and People Tracking"

  • Offered each winter semester
  • Selected topics from the field, e.g.:

    • Marker-less object detection, recognition and tracking in video sequences
    • Multi-target tracking
    • Marker-less human body tracking in video sequences
    • Current applications and trends
    • Etc.

  • Required knowledge: Lecture "Computer Vision: Object and People Tracking"

Guided Research

  • Can be performed within one semester (like the project) with any topic from our field.
  • The amount of credit points (between 8 and 12) will be individually agreed upon with your supervisor.


Dr. Oliver Wasenmüller [Link]

Prof. Didier Stricker [Link]

Organization and Registration

Seminars and projects are usually performed throughout the semester. A suitable topic and supervisor (from the Augmented Vision Department) are found within a Kick-Off meeting scheduled at the beginning of the semester at DFKI. Please note the corresponding dates at here. If you want to participate, please email to Oliver.Wasenmueller[at]dfki.de in order to register. If you want to perform a guided research, just an email too.

Educational objectives of the seminar:

Ability to

  • become acquainted with a specific topic from the respective field
  • review scientific articles
  • prepare and give a comprehensive presentation of a specific topic supported by media
  • discuss a scientific topic

Educational objectives of the project and guided research:

Ability to

  • investigate, design, implement, and evaluate algorithms and methods in the respective area
  • review, analyze and benchmark algorithms and procedures
  • apply an object oriented programming language (e.g. C++)
  • become acquainted with and apply existing software libraries
  • apply development, source code management and testing tools

Requirements for certificate:

  • Intermediate presentation/demonstration of state and initial results and discussion round (5 minutes + 5 minutes questions).
  • Final presentation/demonstration and discussion round (20 minutes + 5 minutes questions).
  • Attendance of and contribution to all meetings.
  • Seminar: Written survey paper (8 pages) introducing the topic, describing the studied approach and discussing it (e.g. what are advantages/disadvantages, what are the requirements, under which conditions are good/bad results to be expected, what could be extensions/improvements, etc.).
  • Project: Written paper describing the project (6-10 pages) and documented source code. The paper should be a scientific paper (no source code description), i.e. introduce the problem, your requirements, describe the approach, evaluate it.
  • Guided Research: Comparable to project. In addition, this should result in a scientific publication that could be submitted to a conference.
  • Documentation materials should be submitted at the day of the presentation (unless otherwise agreed upon with the individual supervisor). Please email all (source) files to your supervisor and to Oliver.Wasenmueller[at]dfki.de.
  • For both, presentation and written paper, please use the provided templates and keep the evaluation criteria in mind.

Course proceedings of past semesters: