HumTec | 09.01.2018

European Association for the Study of Science and Technology

Call for papers for the EASST Conference panel on "The Power of Correlation and the Promises of Auto-Management. On The Epistemological and Societal Dimension of Data-Based Algorithms" is now open until 14th of February. The EASST (European Association for the Study of ...

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HumTec | 12.09.2017

Conference: SocInfo

Social Informatics, Univ. of Oxford, 13-15 Sept. Among the Keynote speakers, Prof Markus Strohmaier. (more)

SocInfo is an interdisciplinary venue for researchers from Computer Science, Informatics, Social Sciences and Management Sciences to share ideas and opinions, and present original research work on studying the interplay ...

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HumTec | 12.09.2017

Job offer at the new chair for Methods and Theories of Computational Social Sciences and -Humanities

The  new chair for Methods and Theories of Computational Social Sciences and -Humanities offers exciting job opportunities in the fields of:

IT Mitarbeiter/in für den Aufbau von Serverinfrastruktur am Lehrstuhl Verwaltungsbeschäftigte/r / Administrative Assistent ...

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HumTec | 28.06.2017

New cair for Methods and Theories of Computational Social Sciences and -Humanities

We are proud to announce that the new chair Methods and Theories of Computational Social Sciences and -Humanities is now headed by Prof. Dr. Markus Strohmaier with effect from 28th of June.

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Natural Media | 22.11.2016

Natural Media

The next talk of the Cologne Aachen Gesture Coloquium takes place on Thursday, November 24th)

Dr. Catherine Bolly:  "Multimodal stance and emotion in the oldest-old" (Abstract)

Thursday, November 27th, 2016, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm at the Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln (Senatssaal, Sportpark Müngersdorf 6, 50933, Köln)



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LingUnite 2016

The second day of language research at RWTH Aachen University will take place on 14 October 2016. Language researchers from NRW will come together to discuss posters and research starting at 12:30pm in the Ford Hall at Super C. For more information:

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Natural Media | 01.08.2016

Natural Media: Teilnahme an der ISGS 2016


The seventh conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies ISGS: Gesture- Creativity- Multimodality, has covered various aspects of Gesture Studies, including the role of gesture in artistic creation, the multimodal creativity of bodily expression, and the combined used of gesture/sign with other artistic media.

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Natural Media | 29.06.2016

NaturalMedia - NeuroPeirce

Prof. Mittelberg will hold a plenary talk at the 11th conference of the society for ‘Researching and Applying Metaphor’ on July 1 at the Free University of Berlin. In her talk she will present a new frames-based account of metonymy and metaphor in gesture and other visuo-spatial modalities. 

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HumTec | 24.05.2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 7pm, Centre Charlemagne, Katschhof 1

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Martina Ziefle

Ambient Assisted Living – The Feasibility of Life at Home Supported by Technology in Old Age

One of the largest social challenges is dealing with demographic change. The increasing number of older people requiring care, the increasing life expectancy, and the associated probability ...

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HumTec | 21.04.2016

Five new professorships in a new center of interdisciplinary science and technology studies

Guided by the conviction that the great challenges of our times will not be met through scientific and technical means alone, but only in collaboration with outstanding humanities and social sciences research, the ...

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Natural Media | 04.03.2016

Natural Media/NeuroPeirce:

Prof. Mittelberg und Yves Gloy als Sprecher eingeladen im Haus am Lützowplatz (HAL):

Als Teil eines Kooperationsprojekts der Natural Media Group, des Instituts für Textiltechnik (ITA) und der Berliner Künstlerin Anette Rose sprechen Prof. Irene Mittelberg (NaturalMedia) und Yves Gloy (ITA) auf der Führung zur Austellung "Captured Motion" ...

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Natural Media | 04.03.2016

Natural Media/NeuroPeirce:

Prof. Mittelberg invited to speak at Freie Universität Berlin as part of her fellowship with the Cinepoetics Research Group

On the workshop Metaphor and Film – Experience and Metonymy on February 22nd Prof. Irene Mittelberg addressed "Metonymic Moments in the Flow of Semiotic Experience"

Further information on the Cinepoetics Research Group can be found ...

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Natural Media | 28.01.2016

Cologne-Aachen Gesture Colloquium:

The next talk will take place on Monday, January 1st 2016, 17:00–18:30 

at the Deutsche Sporthoschule Köln (Zentralbibliothek, Besprechungsraum 328).


Dr. Amy Hubbard (DSHS Köln, Institut für Bewegungstherapie, Abteilung Neurologie):

"Giving Speech a Hand: Neural Processing of Co-speech Gesture"


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eHealth | 24.11.2015

UFO/ FuEco at the RWTH Science Night "5 to 12" 2015

On 13th November, the 13. RWTH Science Night called "5 to 12" took place all around the central buildings of the RWTH Aachen University. Visitors had the opportunity to listen to exciting talks on different topics and to watch live science experiments. The main issue this year was the sustainable handling of resources. Questions like "What ...

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Natural Media | 10.08.2015

Wissenschaftsministerin Svenja Schulze zu Gast bei SignGes

Die Natural Media Forschungsgruppe und das Kompetenzzentrum für Gebärdensprache und Gestik (SignGes) der RWTH Aachen begrüßten Wissenschaftsministerin Svenja Schulze und Frau Daniela Jansen (MdL). Im Rahmen der Sommertour von Frau Schulze zeigte das Team im Videostudio und Gestik-Labor wie digitale Medien zur ...

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UFO: FuEco started summer campaign in Münster

The UFO Team FuEco is on the road again. We are happy to announce that the new campaign just started. We do measurements on so called days with summer conditions (over 28°C, stable weather conditions). You can find us in Münster around the Aasee and at the Weselerstraße.

The measurements cover acoustical and atmospheric ...

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UFO: Farewell lecture by Professor Christoph Schneider

Professor Christoph Schneider, head of the Department of Geography and research supervisor of UFO is going to leave RWTH Aachen University after summer term 2015, following a call to the Geography Department at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.

On that account he is going to hold a farewell lecture on Tuesday the 7th July at 3 pm in room ...

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UFO represented at conference in Lisbon

Teresa Schmidt, Barbara Zaunbrecher and Martina Ziefle travelled to Lisbon in May to present the results of their research at three different conferences.

Teresa Schmidt presented her paper "Safety first? V2X – Perceived benefits, barriers and trade-offs of automated driving" at the VEHITS conference and Barbara Zaunbrecher gave a presentation ...

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e-cosmos team at Linguistic Annotation Workshop (LAW IX)

The e-cosmos team represented by Tatiana Serbina participated in the Linguistic Annotation Workshop (LAW IX) co-located with NAACL in Denver, Colorado, USA. The full paper could be found online:

Tatiana Serbina, Paula Niemietz, Matthias Fricke, Philipp Meisen and Stella Neumann. 2015. Part of speech annotation of intermediate versions ...

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UFO: 3rd module of IDEA League Doctoral School "Urban Systems" in Aachen

From 15th to 18th January 2015 the third and last module of the IDEA League Doctoral School „Urban Systems“took place at RWTH Aachen University with 24 PhD students from Aachen, Delft, Gothenburg, Zürich and Guangzhou. Teresa Schmidt (FuEco) and Barbara Zaunbrecher (FuEne) represented the UFO group. After ...

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2nd module of IDEA League Doctoral School „Urban Systems“ in Singapore and Guangzhou (China)

Ivan Golod, Barbara Zaunbrecher (FuEne) and Teresa Schmidt (FuEco) took part in the second module of the Doctoral School in Singapore and Guangzhou from 9th to 20th November 2014. The three PhD candidates and 22 other PhD students of Aachen, Delft, Gothenburg, Zürich and Guangzhou spent ...

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UFO: Teilprojekt stellt sich dem Wissenschaftsrat vor

Am 13. November 2014 besuchte der Wissenschaftsrat die RWTH Aachen. Das Projekt UFO hatte die Möglichkeit eines der Teilprojekte bei der Begehung der RWTH durch den Wissenschaftsrat vorzustellen. Hierbei vertrat der wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter Bastian Paas das FuEco Team. Hier ein paar Eindrücke der hochkarätigen ...

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UFO gives insights into recent research

Since 2008 the project "Leonardo“ at RWTH Aachen University has been dealing with current social challenges in the form of extra classes. In the past semesters questions regarding energy supply, climate change or a growing world population have been topics.

On Tuesday, 25th November 2014,  Prof. Martina Ziefle, Teresa Schmidt, Simon ...

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Natural Media | 19.11.2014

Natural Media/NeuroPeirce:

NaturalMedia Group at MaMuD 2 Leuven

The NaturalMedia Group will be represented on the 2nd international Mapping Multimodal Dialogue Workshop at the University of Leuven.

The talks will feature different research topics from our Group.


Irene Mittelberg & Jennifer Hinnell: Image schemas as a mapping tool for aspectual contours in co - speech ...

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e-cosmos workshop

"Computational Perspectives on Multimodal Data"

e-cosmos will be hosting a workshop entitled "Computational Perspectives on Multimodal Data" at the RWTH Aachen Guest House (Königshügel) on 13th-14th November 2014.

Invited guest speakers:

Michael Carl Centre for Research and Innovation in Translation and Translation Technology, Copenhagen Business ...

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Natural Media | 06.11.2014

Natural Media / NeuroPeirce / eCosmos

Guest lecture at the University of California, Merced.

Prof. Irene Mittelberg, was invited to talk on the 6th of November at the Interactive Cognition Lab of the University of California, Merced.

The topic will be "Mapping captured motion: Ways of visualizing communicative action and the use of gesture space".



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Natural Media | 04.11.2014

Natural Media / NeuroPeirce / eCosmos

Conference at CSDL 12 in Santa Barbara

The NaturalMedia Group und the eCosmos project represented by Prof. Irene Mittelberg will be participating the CSDL 12 (Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language) in Santa Barbara by giving a talk.

Prof. Irene Mittelbergs topic will be:

Multimodal constructions: A quantitative image-schema analysis of ...

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Natural Media | 22.10.2014

Natural Media / NeuroPeirce

Guest lecture at the Centre for Cognitive Semiotics, Lund University

The NaturalMedia Group represented by Prof. Irene Mittelberg will be participating the Centre for Cognitive Semiotics of the Lund University in Sweden by delivering a guest lecture.

Prof. Irene Mittelberg will talk on October 23, 2014 about:

Experiential Essence: ...

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Natural Media | 28.09.2014

Natural Media/NeuroPeirce:

Sechste Internationale Konferenz der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kognitive Linguistik (DGKL)

Die NaturalMedia Group wird auch auf der 6. Konferenz der deutschen Gesellschaft für kognitive Linguistik (DGKL), vom 29.09. bis zum 02.10.14 an der Universität Erlangen, mit einem Vortrag vertreten sein.

Prof. Irene Mittelberg spricht über

Multimodal ...

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Natural Media | 25.09.2014

Natural Media/NeuroPeirce:

The First Conference of the International Association for Cognitive Semiotics (IACS)

The NaturalMedia Group will be present on the First Conference of the International Association for Cognitive Semiotics (IACS)

  2014 from 09-25 till 09-27 the the University of Lund.


Linn-Marlen Rekittke, & Irene Mittelberg will be speaking about

Metonymic taboo ...

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UFO PhD students participate in the IDEA League Doctoral School „Urban Systems“

Teresa Schmidt (FuEco) and Barbara Zaunbrecher (FuEne) took part in the first module of the Doctoral School in Delft from 20th to 24th August 2014. The 25 participants from TU Delft, Chalmers University of Technology, South China University of Technology, ETH Zürich and RWTH Aachen University ...

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UFO: Ernst Schmachtenberg, rector of RWTH University, praised the project UFO as an example of successful multidisciplinarity of human and social sciences with engineering and natural sciences.

In an interview from 28th July 2014 with a newspaper based in Aachen the rector of RWTH University, Ernst Schmachtenberg, has been positive about Project House Hum-Tec and its research project UFO.  ...

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UFO presentations at HCI International 2014

From 22nd to 27th of June the 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction took place on the island of Crete, Greece. UFO researchers Barbara Zaunbrecher and Simon Himmel presented results from the several UFO projects.

"The future city designed by pupils – a user centered approach concerning mobility, energy, and city climate" ...

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UFO: second FuEco research campaign has begun

After the promising first research campaign which was conducted in Winter 2013, we have now started the corresponding summer campaign. Until end of July, the FuEco research team is going to measure meteorological and acoustic parameter on one of Aachen’s main plazas. Simultaneously, we will interview passers-by and ask for their impressions on ...

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UFO researchers launch survey on the  „Campusbahn“

In the UFO sub-project FuMob researchers currently run a survey on the „Campusbahn“, a tramway which was planned for Aachen but was rejected by a referendum in March 2013. Citizen's of Aachen are invited to take part and express their opinion on the "Campusbahn".

With the help of the online survey the researchers ...

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UFO: Collaborative Workshop on Urban Development in Rio, Brazil

From 5th to 7th May, a delegation of the UFO research project organized a workshop in collaboration with researchers from the Brasilian project „Engenaria Urbana“ in Rio de Janeiro. Titled  "Urban Future Outline: designing solutions for sustainability and resilience of tomorrow’s cities", the workshop provided ...

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UFO: UFO goes Hamburg! Research on the subject of citizens' participation

From March to April, UFO-research assistant Bianca Achilles spent time in Hamburg for her research on the subject of citizen's participation in transport projects in the 1970s, visiting various institutions.

Especially the archive of the city quarter "Hamburg-Ottensen" proved to be helpful, as it provided her with ...

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UFO: Interdisciplinary cooperation on urban greens in Aachen 

In the UFO sub-project FuEne, researchers from environmental biology and communication science are currently developing an interdisciplinary index to evaluate urban greens.

On 17th April 2014, the researchers therefore visited several green spaces in Aachen: two parks (Veltmannplatz and Elisengarten), a space used for urban ...

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UFO: Application phase for Doctoral School on Urban Systems and Sustainability has started

Anyone who wants to take part in the Doctoral School on Urban Systems and Sustainability can apply until 1st June 2014. Further information are available on the website of IDEA League . Last year,  UFO research assistent Isabell Maras participated in the Summer School „Future Cities“ ...

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UFO: Attendance of Prof. Dr. Jens Bange

On 15.04.2014, Prof. Dr. Jens Bange (Environmental physics – University of Tübingen) is going to give a lecture on "unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) used for research in the lower atmosphere". The lecture starts at 18:15 in room SG 513.

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UFO: Insights into the first FuEco research campaign

On their website, the FuEco research team provides vivid insights into the first complex in situ measurement on one of Aachen’s main plazas. While analyses are still in process, we can already reveal that the large number of responses has exceeded our expectations by far and all parameter were measured successfully.

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Natural Media | 05.04.2014

UFO: FuEco on air

On 17.03.2014, FuEco research assistant Bastian Paas was invited by a local radio station in Aachen to report about his research on fine particles pollution in urban areas.

You can find his reports (in german) here:

Antenne AC report 1

Antenne AC report 2

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UFO: International group of pupils discusses global challenges and life in future urban areas

As part of the COMENIUS project, 35 pupils from various countries discussed the requirements for the city of the future together with research assistents from the UFO project. After an introduction into the project and a presentation of challenges in the fields of mobility, energy supply and city ...

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eHealth | City 2020+ | EET | 23.01.2014

UFO: Colloquium and Workshop on Brazilian-German Collaborations in Urban Management & Urban Technologies

Representatives of the Brazilian research project „Engenaria Urbana“ from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and the UFO research project met on 23rd January 2014 for the workshop „Brazilian-German Collaborations in Urban Management & Urban Technologies“ to ...

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Colloquium and Workshop


Brazilian-German Collaborations in Urban Management & Urban Technologies

Thursday, 23rd January 2014, Humtec Gebäude, Theaterplatz 14, Room 303, 3rd floor




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UFO: Natural City, FuHaus und Teleportation - Der Green Day 2013 am HumTec Projekthaus der RWTH Aachen

Das interdisziplinäre Projekthaus HumTec der RWTH Aachen zählte dieses Jahr neben vielen anderen Hochschulen und Unternehmen zum Mitausrichter des Green Day 2013. Der Green Day, der schon zum zweiten Mal deutschlandweit durchgeführt wurde, soll Jugendlichen nachhaltige ...

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NeuroPeirce at ICLC Edmonton, Kanada

NeuroPeirce will present three talks at the 12th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC) in Edmonton, Canada. Julius Hassemer talks about "Talmy's topological dimensions of figure and ground applied to gesture" and, together with Matthias Priesters and Irene Mittelberg, will present work on "Conceptualizing gesture form: Introducing a set of ...

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Prof. Mittelberg holds plenary at SALC IV, Joensuu, Finland

NeurpPeirce will attend SALC IV in Joensuu, Finland  - the annual conference of the Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition - as Prof. Mittelberg was invited to hold a plenary talk. Under the title "The exbodied mind: Cognitive-semiotic principles as motivating forces in gesture" she will talk about ...

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NeuroPeirce welcomes Dr. Yutaka Kato as ERS guest scientist 

Yutaka Kato, M.D., Ph.D. (Keio University, School of Medicine, Japan) was invited by Prof. Klaus Mathiak (Klinik für Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie und Psychosomatik, LuFG Experimentelle Verhaltenspsychobiologie), Prof. Irene Mittelberg (HumTec, Natural Media and NeuroPeirce) und Prof. Janina Fels (Institute of ...

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Natural Media | 15.05.2013

NeuroPeirce vertreten bei der eikones Tagung 2013 in Basel

In einer Kooperation von NeuroPeirce mit dem Lehrstuhl für Bildnerische Gestaltung (BiG) ist ein Paper entstanden, das nun auf der eikones Konferenz "Bildlichkeit im Zeitalter der Modellierung" in Basel präsentiert wird. Das Paper "Operative Manufakte. Gesten als real räumliche Skizzen in frühen Stadien des ...

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Natural Media | 14.05.2013

 NeuroPeirce: Prof. Mittelberg hält Plenarvortrag auf der AFLiCo 5 in Lille

Die 5. Konferenz der Association Française de Linguistique Cognitive findet dieses Jahr statt unter dem Motto Empirical Approaches to Multi-Modality and to Language Variation. Der Plenarvortrag von Prof. Irene Mittelberg behandelt aktuelle Forschungsarbeit über die Gestenproduktion und ...

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Natural Media | 07.05.2013

NeuroPeirce: Prof. Mittelberg at annual conference of the german Gesellschaft für Technikgeschichte, Dresden

The 22. annual conference of the german Gesellschaft ür Technikgeschichte (May 10th-12th) holds the motto "Die Sinnlichkeit der Technik" (the sensuality of technology). NeuroPeirce wird dort mit einem Vortrag von Prof. Irene Mittelberg vertreten sein, ...

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Natural Media | 03.05.2013

Prof. Mittelberg is Keynote speaker at "Multimodal Communication: Language, Performance and Digital Media" Lisbon

Prof. Irene Mittelberg was invited to give a keynote talk at the  "Multimodal Communication" conference at  Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas at University of Lisbon (May 2nd and 3rd 2013). Alongside Charles Forceville and other distinguished ...

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Natural Media | 25.04.2013

Natural Media: Dr. Grandhi presents work on User Perceptions of Gestural Interaction at CHI 2013, Paris

Dr. Sukeshini Grandhi, who has been working with the Natural Media & Engineering group until September last year, will be presenting her latest work with the group on "How We Gesture Towards Machines: An Exploratory Study of User Perceptions of Gestural Interaction" at the ACM Conference ...

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"Begriffsstudien" -

Prof. Mittelberg talks at Faculty for Design, FH Aachen

Prof. Irene Mittelberg was invited to talk at "Design Horizont No 21", a lecture series at the faculty of Design, FH Aachen. Her talk "Begriffsstudien. Manuelle Gesten als natürliches Artikulationsmedium für Konzepte, Objekte und Interaktionen" will cover manual gestures as genuin means of design for the ...

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LEONARDO modul "Natural Media of Human Communication" in summer term 2013

We are pleased to announce this semester's LEONARDO modul as a joint initiative of the HumTec project Natural Media/NeuroPeirce and the newly established RWTH Aachen Center for Sign Language and Gesture (SignGes). "Natural Media of Human Communication" explores connections among the human mind, language, and other ...

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Natural Media | 24.01.2013

NeuroPeirce: Cologne-Aachen Gesture Colloquiums hosts second talk tomorrow (January 25th)

Prof. Dr. med. Ferdinand Binkofski: "Apraxia: A misunderstood disturbance of higher neural functions"

Friday, January 25th 2013, 3 pm, R303, HumTec

Prof. Binkofski is head of the section Klinische Kognitionsforschung (department of neurology) at University Hospital Aachen. His research focuses on ...

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NeuroPeirce: Prof. Mittelberg at the Linguistics Department of UC Berkeley

Prof. Mittelberg was invited to talk at the workshop 'The Pragmatics of Gesture' held at University of California at Berkeley(January 11 - 13). Her talk, entitled "Crossmodal pragmatic inferencing and 3D-insights into the functional structure of gesture spaces", will cover recent research activities at NeuroPeirce.


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NeuroPeirce: Cologne-Aachen Gesture Colloquium starts on December 10th

"Framing Effects on Attitudes and Behaviors"

This semester´s Cologne-Aachen Gesture Colloquium will start with a talk by Christian von Sikorski (Institute of Media and Communication Research, German Sport University Cologne). In his talk "Framing Effects on Attitudes and Behaviors" he will address the effects of news ...

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| 03.12.2012

U-Turn: IDEA League Doctoral School on Ageing and Sustainability in Tokyo

Vom 11.-17. November 2012 fand in Tokyo (Japan) das zweite Modul der interdisziplinären Doctoral School on Ageing and Sustainability statt. Shirley BeulPhilipp BraunerAnne Kathrin Schaar und U-Turn Mitarbeiter Kai Kasugai reisten nach Tokyo und setzten sich in dem Doktoratkolleg eine Woche ...

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Natural Media | 08.11.2012

NeuroPeirce: Prof. Mittelberg talks at SFB 673 in Bielefeld

On Monday, November 12th, Prof. Irene Mittelberg will attend the Monday Colloquium of Sonderforschungsbereichs 673 at Bielefeld University and talk about "Embodied image schemata and metonymy as structuring principles in gesture". Invited by Prof. Ipke Wachsmuth, she will present in her talk an approach to gesture that centers on how ...

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| 29.10.2012

U-Turn: Project Introduction at URBANTEC 2012 in Cologne

With a talk and a poster Dr. Katrin Arning and Isabell Maras, M.Sc. presented the concept and research objectives at URBANTEC 2012. The vast interest exhibited by the international expert audience confirmed the relevance of the interdisciplinary research project on future urban quarters which is funded by the excellence ...

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Natural Media | 19.09.2012


Kick-off of European Research Framework "CLARIN" Work Group with Natural Media Contribution

On September 21st, University Bielefeld will host the first general assembly of the Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure (CLARIN) working group "Speech and other Modalities" - coordinated by Prof. Stefan Kopp (Bielefeld). The meeting marks the start of a ...

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Natural Media | 29.07.2012

Prof. Eve Sweetser visits Natural Media


We are very pleased to announce that Prof. Eve Sweetser of UC Berkeley, California, will be spending a week in Aachen visiting Natural Media & Engineering.

Prof. Sweetser is an expert in the field of Gesture Studies and her primary research interests include historical linguistics, semantics and meaning changes, the semantics of grammatical ...

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Natural Media | 19.07.2012

Natural Media: Participation at ISGS5 2012

The entire Natural Media group will present at the 5th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS), to be held at the University of Lund, Sweden  (July 23th-27th)

The papers to be presented by the team members cover diverse fields such as cognitive semiotics, HCI, cognitive linguistics, neuroscience, and anthropology:


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EET | 02.07.2012

eet: Research programme presented by CEF.NRW

Der Cluster EnergieForschung.NRW präsentiert in der Reihe "CEF.NRW stellt vor" beispielhafte Hochschulen und Forschungseinrichtungen. Aktuell wird eet auf der Webseite des CEF.NRW vorgestellt.

Einen Link finden Sie hier.

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Natural Media | 13.06.2012

Natural Media welcomes UROP student

The Natural Media & Engineering Group is very pleased to welcome Brandon Montell as this summer´s UROP student. Brandon studies Computer Science and Neuroscience at Brown University and will be exploring how much space people use to gesture with their hands, and how that changes depending on the context of the gesture during his stay in Aachen. ...

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Natural Media | 10.06.2012

Natural Media: Prof. Mittelberg at workshop "Remembering in Context" at ZiF Bielefeld

Prof. Irene Mittelberg was invited to speak about "At Human Scale: Gestural Memories of Architectural Space" at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) of Bielefeld University. Her talk is embedded into the workshop "Remembering in Context", whose aim is to integrate our understanding of the ...

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eHealth | 22.05.2012

eHealth: new addition to the eHealth team

On May 2nd Vincent Vito Wilkowski was born and the whole eHealth team is happy for the young parents.

"We are proud parents of a 53cm tall and weighing in at 3170g boy" says the mother Wiktoria Wilkowska. EHealth wishes the little family a lot of joy and not too many sleepless nights!

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Natural Media | 17.05.2012

Natural Media at CSDL Vancouver

Natural Media & Engineering took part in the "Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language Conference" that this year held a focus on "Language and the Creative Mind": Prof. Irene Mittelberg presented "Balancing Acts: Felt qualities of meaning in descriptive gestures and artworks by Paul Klee" and explored the role of embodied conceptual structures as driving ...

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EET | 11.05.2012

eet: Prof. Hillerbrand invited to "Leopoldina-Symposium"

Vom 15. bis zum 16. Juni wird in Bonn das Leopoldina-Symposium zu dem Thema "Risiko: Erkundigungen an den Grenzen des Wissens" stattfinden. Prof. Hillerbrand ist eingeladen, dort einen Vortrag zu halten. Einen Link finden Sie hier.

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EET | 10.05.2012

eet: Contribution to latest publication of "Reichersberger Pfingstgespräche"

Im Band "Reichersberger Pfingstgespräche 2007 - 2011. Auf den Menschen kommt es an", der im Trauner Verlag erscheinen wird, ist ein Beitrag von Prof. Hillerbrand enthalten. Einen Link zur Verlags-Seite finden Sie hier.

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Natural Media | 18.04.2012

Natural Media: Network Meeting of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

From April 24th to 27th one of three of this year´s network meetings of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will take place at RWTH Aachen University. The meeting aims at informing about German university institutions and the university system, and wants to offer an opportunity to meet colleagues and ...

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EET | 18.04.2012

Prof. Hillerbrand invited to Forschungszentrum Jülich

Am Donnerstag, 19. April 2012, um 10:00 Uhr hält Prof. Hillerbrand auf Einladung des Fachbereichs Nukleare Entsorgung einen Vortrag am Forschungszentrum Jülich. Der Titel lautet: Risiken & Unsicherheiten in der Energieversorgung. 
Eine Herausforderung für Ethik & Politik. Einen Link finden sie hier.

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Natural Media | 13.04.2012

Leonardo Modul "Natural Media of Human Communication" geht in die dritte Runde

Natural Media is pleased to announce this semester´s third round of the Leonardo Module "Natural Media of Human Communication" that is held by Prof. Irene Mittelberg and Dr. Lynn Huestegge. The topics covered this time will range from semiotics, linguistics, psychology to human-computer-interaction and ...

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Natural Media | 12.04.2012

Natural Media: Prof. Leonard Talmy visiting

The renowned Cognitive Linguist and pioneer of Cognitive Semantics, Leonard Talmy visits Natural Media. The Professor Emeritus of linguistics and philosophy at the University at Buffalo in New York will give a talk on “Gestures as cues to a target” on May 23rd. Details follow shortly.

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Natural Media | 05.04.2012

Symposium Mimicry as Communication

On April 19, Prof. Mittelberg will give the first talk at the the Symposium Mimicry as Communication  about "Mimicry and Gesture: Cognitive-Semiotic Perspectives on Multimodal Communication". The Symposium, held as a co-organization of the University of Bonn and the Forum Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung frames mimicry as a ...

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EET | 04.04.2012

Prof. Hillerbrand interviewed by Academia.Net

Auf der Webseite von Academia.Net ist ein aktuelles Interview mit Prof. Hillerbrand veröffentlicht. Academia.Net ist ein von der Robert Bosch Stiftung und Spektrum der Wissenschaft ins Leben gerufenes Portal für exzellente Wissenschaftlerinnen. Einen Link finden Sie hier.

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Natural Media | 02.04.2012

Natural Media: Visiting scientist Dr. Pamela Perniss

The Natural Media & Engineering Group is very pleased to welcome Dr. Pamela Perniss from MPI Nijmegen and University College London as visiting scientist until April 30. She is staying in Aachen following an invitation by Prof. Klaus Willmes, Prof. Ludwig Jäger, Prof. Iring Koch and Prof. Irene Mittelberg.

Her research focuses on the ...

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EET | 19.03.2012

Prof. Hillerbrand invited by the Rotary Club Düren in occasion of the German energy transition

Am 21.03. hält Prof. Hillerbrand im Forschungszentrum Jülich einen öffentlichen Vortrag zu "Risiken und Unsicherheiten in der Energieversorgung. Eine Herausforderung für Ethik und Politik". Die Veranstaltung ist organisiert vom Rotary Club Düren.Forschungszentrum ...

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Natural Media | 12.03.2012

Prof. Irene Mittelberg was invited to give a seminar with the topic "Peirce, Jakobson, and the Cognitive Semiotics of Multimodal Communication" at the University of São Paulo. She will spend 10 days at the Departamento de Letras Modernas where she will work together with Prof. Leland McCleary, who had been a guest researcher at Natural Media & Engineering group during the winter term ...

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eHealth | 08.03.2012

eHealth: "Einfach UmWeltspitze!" - Regionalsieger des diesjährigen Schülerwettbewerbs in Mathematik, Naturwissenschaft und Technik der Siemens Stiftung stehen fest

Auch dieses Jahr fand an der RWTH Aachen der regionale Vorentscheid des Schülerwettbewerbs der Siemens Stiftung statt. Knapp 400 SchülerInnen haben sich beworben, 15 Teams haben sich für die Vorentscheide ...

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EET | 05.03.2012

eet: Prof. Hillerbrand invited to the annual meeting of IÖW and VÖW

Prof. Hillerbrand ist eingeladen, auf der Tagung "Was bewegt? – Von sozial-ökologischen Experimenten in den Alltag" einen öffentlichen Vortrag zu halten und an einer Podiumsdiskussion teilzunehmen. Die Veranstaltung wird organisiert durch das Institut und die Vereinigung für ökologische ...

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eHealth | 13.01.2012

eHealth: Newspaper presents eHealth

The newspaper Aachener Nachrichten published an article entitled "HumTec: Nachdenken über Technik und Mensch" where HumTec and its projects are presented. The eHealth project is subject as well moreover Martina Ziefle, Kai Kasugai, Christian Möllering and the Future Care Lab posed for the picture in the article.

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EET | 12.01.2012

eet: Prof. Hillerbrand gives a talk at ESG

Am 25. Januar hält Prof. Hillerbrand einen Vortrag mit dem Titel"Risiken & Unsicherheiten in der Energieversorgung. Eine Herausforderung für Ethik & Politik" bei der Evangelischen Studierendengemeinde in Aachen. Einen Link zur Webseite der ESG finden Sie hier.

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Natural Media | 04.01.2012

Film about Natural Media

The press office of RWTH Aachen University released a film about the research programme Natural Media & Engineering.

The film can also be found on the homepage of the press office as well as in the official RWTH Aachen University Youtube channel.

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Natural Media | 04.01.2012

Natural Media at EPS Workshop London

On January 7th and 8th Prof. Leland McCleary and Dr. Simon Harrison will take part in the EPS Workshop at University College London. It addresses the bias of the understanding of the cognitive and neural underpinnings of language learning and processing that is highly influenced by the fact that empirical research and theoretical development has ...

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EET | 02.01.2012

eet: Prof. Hillerbrand at the 42th IWASA

Prof. Hillerbrand hält am 12.01. einen Vortrag beim 42. Internationalen Wasserbau-Symposium Aachen. Die Veranstaltung findet vom 12. bis 13. Januar im Technologiezentrum Aachen statt. Einen Link finden Sie hier.

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EET | 02.01.2012

eet: Prof. Hillerbrand will give a talk at the University of Paderborn

Im Rahmen des Kolloquiums zur Philosophie spricht Prof. Hillerbrand am 19.01. an der Universität Paderborn zu Risiken und Unsicherheiten in der Energieversorgung. Einen Link zur Veranstaltung finden Sie hier.

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Natural Media | 22.12.2011

Natural Media: Artist-in-Residence Anette Rose

The Natural Media & Engineering Group is very pleased to welcome Anette Rose as artist-in-residence for 2 months.Her stay in Aachen is realized as a co-operation between Natural Media & Engineering and Lehrstuhl für Bildnerische Gestaltung (BIG, Faculty of Architecture) funded by the cluster of excellence "Integrative Production ...

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Natural Media | 15.12.2011

Natural Media at the BASF International R&D Community Day 2011

Dr. Simon Harrison was invited to animate a World Café event at the BASF International R & D Community Day 2011 in Mannheim on Nov 18th 2011. His performance entitled 'Innovative communication in industry' served to highlight the difficult communication conditions that characterise industrial environments and invite ...

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Natural Media | 14.12.2011


Natural Media at Lund Humanities Lab

Prof. Irene Mittelberg, Dr. Simon Harrison and Marlon Meuters were invited to attend the workshop "Seeing and Hearing Language - Mocap data in gesture and sign language research" at Lund Humanities Lab on the 25th - 26th of November 2011. Issues discussed there included the embedding of Motion-Capture Data into theoretical frameworks as ...

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Natural Media | 14.12.2011

Natural Media now part of CLARIN network

The Natural Media & Engineering group is now a part of the German section of the CLARIN (Common Language Resources and Technology) network that aims to provide linguistic data, tools and services in an integrated, interoperable and scalable infrastructure for the social sciences and humanitiesThe working group "Speech and other Modalities" - ...

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Natural Media | 13.12.2011

NM: Dr. Harrisons wins second Aachen Science Slam

Dr. Simon Harrison participated in the second Aachen Science Slam organised by LUUPS (Wednesday December 13 2011). His performance entitled 'Establishing the RWTH Gesture Code' was voted first place by the audience attending the event, taking place at the Jakobshoff nightclub.

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eHealth | 12.12.2011

eHealth: Best Presentation Award at USAB 2011

Shirley Beul, M.A. was awarded with the Best Presentation Award at the 7th conference of the Austrian Computer Society Workgroup: Human-Computer Interaction organized by the Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation Medical University of Graz.

The title of her presentation was 'Remote Medical Encounter. ...

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eHealth | 12.12.2011

eHealth: Best Paper Award at USAB 2011

Firat Alagöz, Martina Ziefle, Wiktoria Wilkowska and André Calero Valdez were awarded with the Best Paper Award 2011 for their interdisciplinary paper: 'Openness to Accept Medical Technology - A Cultural View'.

The 7th conference of the Austrian Computer Society
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eHealth | 12.12.2011

eHealth: USAB 2011 in Graz 

On the 25th-26th November 2011 the 7th Conference of the Austrian Computer Society Workgroup: Human Computer Interaction took place at the Medical University of Graz. The eHealth team was successfully represented by Martina Ziefle, Shirley Beul, Anne Kathrin Schaar, Firat Alagöz, Simon Himmel and Oliver Sack. 

Anne Kathrin Schaar presented her ...

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EET | 01.12.2011

eet: Contribution to publication of Federal Agency for Civic Education

In der aktuellsten Ausgabe der Zeitschrift Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (APuZ), "Ende des Atomzeitalters?", der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung ist ein Beitrag der Forschungsgruppe eet zu Risikoabschätzungen und dem guten Leben. Einen Link zur Zeitschrift finden Sie hier.

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eHealth | 22.11.2011

eHealth: New Image movie gives an insight into the Future Care Lab

The eHealth Team produced a new Image movie on the occasion of the World Usability Day 2011 and the opening of the new Human Computer Interaction Center. The new movie gives a vivid insight into the work of the Team and the Future Care Lab.

Directed by: Kai Kasugai, Felix Heidrich

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EET | 16.11.2011

eet: Prof. Hillerbrand at "Forum des Fortschritts - CleanTech NRW"

Das Ministerium für Innovation, Wissenschaft und Forschung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen lädt  zum Forum des Fortschritts - CleanTech NRW am 12. Dezember 2011 in die Zinkfabrik Altenberg in Oberhausen ein. Im Rahmen dieser Veranstaltung wird Frau Prof. Hillerbrand einen Vortrag zum Thema "Ganzheitliche ...

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eHealth | 15.11.2011

eHealth: Human-Computer-Interaction Center opening on World Usability Day 2011 

Last thursday, November 10th 2011,  the opening of the Human-Computer-Interaction Center (HCIC) took place at RWTH Aachen University. The occasion was this year's World Usability Day hosted by Prof. Jan Borchers' chair of Media Computing at RWTH Aachen in cooperation with P3 Communications GmbH.

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Natural Media | 05.11.2011


Natural Media participates in RWTH Wissenschaftsnacht 2011

Friday, Nov. 11, 22:00. Kármán-Auditorium, Eilfschornsteinstraße, Hörsaal Fo 4.Prof. Mittelberg will give a talk at this year's RWTH Wissenschaftsnacht: "Der Sprache oft ein Stück voraus: Formen und Funktionen von Gesten." See German Version of this page for more details.

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Natural Media | 27.10.2011

Prof. Mittelberg elected advisory board member of the German Association of Semiotics

On the 14th of October, Prof. Irene Mittelberg was elected advisory board member of the German Association of Semiotics (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Semiotik, DGS). She will be directing the section “Body Semiotics” (“Körpersemiotik”).For more information about the activities of ...

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Natural Media | 20.10.2011

Dr. Vito Evola received stipend as FIIRD Fellow by the Levant Foundation, Geneva

The Scientific Committee of the Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (FIIRD) announced Vito Evola as one of four academic fellows for the upcoming year. This prestigious position will focus on deepening the understanding among persons of different religions and fostering leadership to respond to ...

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EET | 18.10.2011

eet at RWTH-Wissenschaftsnacht

Am 11.11. hält Professor Hillerbrand (HumTec, eet) zusammen mit Professor Schneider (Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Physische Geographie und Klimatologie) im Rahmen der RWTH-Wissenschaftsnacht einen Vortrag mit dem Titel "Perspektivenwechsel: Die Global Challenges Klimawandel und Energiewende aus integraler Sicht". Die Veranstaltung findet im Hörsaal Fo4 (im ...

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eHealth | 13.10.2011

eHealth: Excellent Paper Award to Dr. Carsten Carsten Röcker

Dr. Dr. Carsten Röcker was awarded on the International Conference on Information and Digital Engineering (ICIDE 2011), September 2011 in Singapore, with one of three Excellent Paper Awards, based on his high quality speech and his outstnanding paper with the title:

Designing Ambient Assisted Living Applications: An Overview ...

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EET | 06.10.2011

Contributions from eet at "Nacht der offenen Kirchen"

Am Freitag, 7. Oktober findet in Aachen in der Annakirche - im Rahmen der Nacht der offenen Kirchen - eine Veranstaltung zu Fragen von Technik und Ethik statt. Das Motto des Abends lautet "Vom Turmbau und anderen Katastrophen...". Verschiedene Wissenschaftler (u.a. von FH und RWTH Aachen) werden dort Vorträge halten.Ein Programm finden ...

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Natural Media | 20.09.2011

Prof. Mittelberg as senior fellow at TOPOI in Berlin

Prof. Irene Mittelberg is invited as senior fellow at TOPOI Excellence Cluster: "The Conception of spaces in language" , Humboldt University of Berlin from September 20 - October 16, 2011.

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Natural Media | 08.09.2011

Natural Media welcomes visiting professor from Brazil

The Natural Media team is pleased to welcome Prof. Leland McCleary who will be joining HumTec for the fall semester. Prof. McCleary is orginally from the U.S. and comes to us from the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of São Paulo. He is a distinguished scholar who has done extensive research in the areas of cognitive and ...

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Natural Media | 02.09.2011

Natural Media at GESPIN Conference Gesture and Speech in Interaction

The Natural Media Team will present research at the GESPIN Conference 'Gesture and Speech in Interaction' at the Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung (ZiF) in Bielefeld.

5.-7. Sept. 2011



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EET | 27.08.2011

eet: Prof. Hillerbrand at meeting on "Energy supply for 2050"

Am 27. Oktober spricht Frau Prof. Hillerbrand zu Risiken und Unsicherheiten in der Energieversorgung in der Paulus-Akademie in Zürich.

Hier finden Sie einen Flyer.

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EET | 27.08.2011

eet: Prof. Hillerbrand at pupils´ symposium on "Energy, Climate, Responsibility"

Vom 13. bis 15. Oktober findet im Science College Overbach, in Jülich, ein Symposium für SchülerInnen der Jahrgangsstufen 10 bis 13 statt. Titel der Veranstaltung ist "Energie, Klima, Verantwortung". Frau Prof. Hillerbrand spricht in diesem Rahmen am 13.10. zu Risiken und Unsicherheiten in der ...

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Natural Media | 18.08.2011

Leonardo Science Slam Winner

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 1st LEONARDO - Natural Media SCIENCE SLAM.

1st place: Christian Dickel & Frank Scholtka "The Costs of Babylon"

2nd place: Wei Li & Nikhil Vittal Shetty "The Power of Gestures"

Congratulations on a great performance!!

Please find more about Leonardo and the modul NATURAL MEDIA OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION.


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EET | 13.07.2011

EET: Prof. Hillerbrand gives a talk at Kolloquium Informatik

On Wednesday 13th July, Prof. Hillerbrand will give a talk within the lecture series of the department of computer science at RWTH University (Kolloquium Informatik). The topic is "Simulierte Wissenschaft oder Erkenntniswerkzeug? Ein philosophischer Blick auf Computersimulationen".


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EET | 26.06.2011


EET: Prof. Hillerbrand gives a talk at KIT

Prof. Hillerbrand gives a talk at the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) on "Epistemische Unsicherheiten in der Klimamodellierung. Grenzen desVorsorgeprinzips", June 28th, 7 p.m.

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Natural Media | 20.06.2011

Prof. Mittelberg elected to the RaAM Executive Committee

Prof. Irene Mittelberg was elected to the Executive Committee of the Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM) International Association, which advances the interdisciplinary study of figurative language especially in real-world contexts.

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Natural Media | 14.06.2011

Prof. Irene Mittelberg and Dr. Simon Harrison at the third conference of the Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition (SALC III)

Prof. Irene Mittelberg and Dr. Simon Harrison will chair a theme session on gesture space at this year's international conference of the Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition (

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EET | 12.06.2011

EET: Prof. Hillerbrand at Reichersberger Pfingstgespräche

Prof. Hillerbrand will give a talk at Reichersberger Pfingsgespräche. The topic of this meeting is "Towards a new age of energy production". It takes place in Reichersberg, Austria, on June 13/14. There are other prominent speakers like Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer (former environment minister).


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Natural Media | 19.05.2011

Prof. Mittelberg on Metaphorik Worshop.

Prof. Mittelberg was invited to give a guest presentation entitled "Metonymic moments: Cognitive-semiotic prerequisites for the interpretation of metaphoric gestures"

at the workshop Taking Stock of figurative language and thought: On the past, present and future of applied research on metaphor , which took place at  Mulheim an der Ruhr on May ...

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eHealth | 19.05.2011

André Calero Valdez (eHealth) winner at Science Slam Aachen 2011

On May 11th eHealth member Dipl.-Inform. André Calero Valdez won the first Aachener Science Slam at Jakobshof. In a ten minute talk he presented some results of his doctoral thesis he is writing within the eHealth programme. The perfect mixture of science and entertainment convinced the audience consisting of ...

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EET | 18.05.2011

eet: Hillerbrand at ENRC meeting in Brussels

Prof. Hillerbrand gives an invited presentation at the 16th ENRC meeting in Brussels on Wednesday 18th of May. The special topic of the meeting is „Giving a voice to (young) researchers“.


The European Network on Research Careers (ENRC) was established in 2003 on the initiative of the DFG. Its aims were to provide a platform for ...

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EET | 16.05.2011

eet: Ave Mets winner of the Regulatory Cosmopolitan masterclass prize


Ave Mets of EET has been selected as the winner of the Regulatory Cosmopolitan masterclass prize sponsored by the University of Tilburg. The jury consisted of the editors-in-chief of the international journal Law, Innovation and Technology (LIT). The prize entails a cash award and the offer of publication ...

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EET | 11.05.2011

eet: Prof. Hillerbrand at the University of Aberdeen


Prof. Hillerbrand gives a talk on the 11th of May at the University of Aberdeen on "Ethcis & Energy. The Greenhouse Effect as an Interdisciplinary Problem". Furthermore, on the 13th of May she teaches a seminar on "Epistemic Uncertainties in Climate" at the same place.

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EET | 28.04.2011

eet: Bericht im WDR Fernsehen

Am 28.04. sendet der WDR in der Lokalzeit Aachen einen Bericht über Ethics for Energy Technology. Es handelt sich um ein Porträt des Forschungsprojekts inkl. eines Interviews mit Prof. Hillerbrand.


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EET | 28.04.2011

eet: Prof. Hillerbrand invited by the ethics commission for safe energy supply


Phoenix TV station will broadcast live.

The ethics commission for safe energy supply invited Prof. Dr. Dr. Hillerbrand as an expert to talk about "scientific und technical aspects of safe energy supply".On Thursday 28th April in between 12:15 and 14:30 p.m. Prof. Hillerbrand will have the opportunity to give ...

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Natural Media | 18.04.2011

Natural Media & Engineering on television

Prof. Irene Mittelberg, Sukeshini Grandhi, Ph.D., Dr. Simon Harrison und Julius Hassemer, M.A. were invited to to talk about the research programme Natural Media & Engineering.

The recording of the tv appearance from March 16th is now available on our homepage. (German only)


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Natural Media | 08.02.2011

Film about Student Research Project

UROP-Duo for Natural Media & Engineering

In summer 2010, two undergraduate students worked on a student research project entitled "Modeling gestures: Towards the analysis of fine-grained hand movements with MoCap systems" in the Natural Media Lab. The UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program) International Project...

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Natural Media | 28.01.2011

NM: Dr. Sukeshini Grandhi gives presentation at FIT in Sankt Augustin

Dr. Sukeshini Grandhi gave a presentation at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT in Sankt Augustin,Sankt Augustin. The topic was "Understanding Naturalness and Intuitiveness in Gesture Production: Insights for Touchless Gestural Interfaces".

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Natural Media | 24.01.2011

The Winner's Dinner: Dr. Simon Harrison wins the RWTH Science Slam and Dines with Rector and Chancellor

Following his win at the RWTH Aachen Science Slam, Dr. Simon Harrison from Natural Media & Engineering dines with Rector Ernst Schmachtenberg and Chancellor Manfred Nettekoven. 

Dr. Simon Harrison from the Natural Media & Engineering group won the first ever RWTH Aachen ...

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eHealth | 06.01.2011

eHealth: Three Books on eHealth and Smart-Healthcare-Applications published

In January 2011, three books on ehealth, smart healthcare and assistive technologies in the medical sector have been published at IGI Clobal, a well- renowed international publisher of Information Science, Medical Information Science, Business Science and Engineering Science reference sources. Martina Ziefle and Carsten Röcker ...

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Natural Media | 13.12.2010

Simon Harrison takes University of Paris Nanterre doctoral school From Performance to Excellence.

From Performance to Excellence is a workshop in graduate school success. During two days with the 10 Paris Nanterre doctoral students (December 9th and 10th), Dr. Harrison taught essential skills in academic speaking and writing, while explaining the habits of highly effective ...

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Natural Media | 09.12.2010

Manufacturing Communication

News release of RWTH Aachen University about Dr. Simon Harrison's gesture research project (in German). 

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Natural Media | 26.11.2010

Dr. Harisson und Dr. Evola on workshop in Paris

Dr. Simon Harrison and Dr. Vito Evola from the Natural Media & Engineering group were invited as guest speakers to give a presentation entitled "Methods and strategies for a multimodal corpus analysis. Using ELAN for sound scientific research"at the workshop "Tools and Research based on Language Acquisition Corpora", which took place at the ...

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Natural Media | 17.11.2010

Natural Media: Special journal issue on "Language and Gesture"

Prof. Mittelberg has edited a special issue of the journal Language and Literature (Wilhelm Fink Verlag). The issue on the topic 'Language and Gesture' contains contributions on the structure and semantics of coverbal gestures and signed languages by Gisela Fehrmann, Ellen Fricke, Ludwig Jäger, Silva H. Ladewig, Cornelia ...

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eHealth | 11.11.2010


myGreenSpace on television

Kai Kasugai and Felix Heidrich were invited to center.TV to give an interview about their project "myGreenSpace" which recently won the 1st prize of the Nokia Ubimedia Award.





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EET | 11.11.2010

Prof. Hillerbrand meets Federal Minister of Education and Research Annette Schavan

Prof. Dr. Dr. Rafaela Hillerbrand meets Federal Minister of Education and Research Annette Schavan in Berlin today, to talk with her and PD Dr. Florian Steger (LMU Munich) about the Junge Akademie and the promotion of young scientists and scholars in Germany.

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EET | 10.11.2010

Prof. Hillerbrand welcomed into online portal "AcademiaNet - Exzellente Wissenschaftlerinnen im Blick"

On recommendation of the Leopoldina, Prof. Dr. Dr. Rafaela Hillerbrand has been welcomed into the online portal "AcademiaNet - Exzellente Wissenschaftlerinnen im Blick", which was presented and launched by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel last week.

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EET | 25.10.2010

Publish or Perish – Probleme und Perspektiven des wissenschaftlichen Publizierens

Workshop und Podiumsdiskussion am 26. Oktober 2010 im KörberForum in Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Dr. Rafaela Hillerbrand wird als Sprecherin der Jungen Akademie der Wissenschaften beim Workshop zum Thema "Papierstau im Exzellenzkampf: Hochschulen als Druckmaschinen oder Torwächter?" referieren und ...

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eHealth | 14.10.2010

eHealth: "myGreenSpace" by Kai Kasugai and Felix Heidrich wins 1st Price at the Nokia Ubimedia Award

Kai Kasugai and Felix Heidrich were awarded the 1st prize at the Nokia Ubimedia Award with the project "myGreenSpace". The competition was part of the 14th Mindtrek Conference in Tampere, Finland, and was open to all kinds of artists, practitioners, and industries. As one of three finalists, they ...

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HUMIC | 27.09.2010

Dr. Katrin Arning led working group at DGP 2010 with the topic "Acceptance of Technology in times of rapidly changing Technology"

On September 09th 2010 Dr. Katrin Arning led a working group at the 47th congress of the German Society of Psychology in Bremen. The working title was „Acceptance of Technology in times of rapidly changing Technology - new challenges for the psychological ...

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Natural Media | 24.09.2010

Natural Media: Berkeley Gesture Group meeting

Prof. Irene Mittelberg & Dr. Vito Evola give a talk on

"From Cognitive Semiotics to Motion Capture Technology: Work in Progress in the Natural Media Lab"

at Berkeley Gesture Group, directed by Prof. Eve Sweetser, September 24, University of California, Berkeley.

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Natural Media | 15.09.2010

Natural Media: Talk on "Image schemas in captured motion: First insights from a 3-D analysis" at CSDL Conference

Prof. Mittelberg and Dr. Evola give a talk on "Image schemas in captured motion: First insights from a 3-D analysis" at CSDL Conference (Cognitive Structures, Discourse, and Language). September 16 - 19, University of California, San Diego.

More information about the CSDL conference


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eHealth | 13.09.2010

Das eHealth Team gehört zu einem von drei Gewinnerteams der diesjährigen Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Awards

Kai Kasugai und Felix Heidrich sind mit ihrer Arbeit myGreenspace von einer mehrköpfigen Jury für die Gewinnerrunde des Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Awards 2010 nominiert worden.



Auszug aus dem Jury-Urteil:

Calling myGreenspace mere virtual wallpaper does not ...

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Natural Media | 08.09.2010

Natural Media: Stipend from the Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and the James McDonnel Foundation (UK)

Dr. Gina Joue received a stipend from the Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and the James McDonnell Foundation (UK) to attend the summer school "The Visceral Mind: A Hands-on Course in the Neuroanatomy of Cognition", September 6-10, at Bangor University, Wales.

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eHealth | 03.09.2010

Das ehealth Projekt vernetzt sich deutschlandweit

 Das vom Bundesministerium geförderte Projekt E-Health@Home hat eine interaktive deutschlandweite Landkarte erstellt. Sie erlaubt einen systematischen und kassifizierenden Überblick  über Modellprojekte aus dem Bereich Telemedizin und Ambient Assisted Living (AAL).

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City 2020+ | 16.08.2010

"Driving Thermometers": City 2020+ in Media

The current temperature measurement campaign of City 2020+ subprojects "Cold Air Drainage Flows" and "Thermal Stress in Urban Areas" found high media attention. The local press as well as radio and TV reported on the as "driving thermometers" transformed buses of the ASEAG.

The following link leads you to an article published in Aachener ...

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Natural Media | 14.07.2010

Natural Media: Participation at ISGS 2010

The entire Natural Media group will present at the 3rd Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS), to be held at the European University Viadrina at Frankfurt/Oder (July 25th-30th)

The papers to be presented by the team members cover diverse fields such as cognitive semiotics, HCI, cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, and ...

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EET | 08.07.2010

Prof. Hillerbrand im neu gewählten Vorstand der Jungen Akademie

Prof. Dr. phil. Dr. rer. nat. Rafaela Hillerbrand wurde zur Sprecherin des Vorstandes der Jungen Akademie an der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina gewählt. Mit der Plenarsitzung am 28. Juni 2010 hat der neue Vorstand der Jungen Akademie seine ...

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eHealth | 27.05.2010

Smart Floor in eHealth Future Care Lab successfully wired

The Cabling of the Intelligent Floor in the eHealth Future Care Lab is successfully completed. Below every base plate are installed 4 piezo-sensors. Regarding to the specific pressure they send a signal to the operational amplifier. The micro-controllers send evaluable information to the central computer. In total 250 piezo-sensors ...

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eHealth | 06.05.2010


Closing Keynote at the VDI-Convention "Kunststoffe in der Medizintechnik" in Friedrichshafen

On April 29th, 2010, Dipl.-Ing. Lars Klack gave the Closing Keynote at the VDI-Convention "Kunststoffe in der Medizintechnik" about intelligent environments for medical assistance. 


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eHealth | 27.04.2010

eHealth wins renowned fellowship grant of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

In the selection process of the renowned "JSPS Fellowship Program", the eHealth team successfully establishes itself against national and international competitors and wins one of the highly coveted JSPS Fellowship grants. Within the scope of the fellowship program, Carsten Röcker will conduct ...

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eHealth | 07.04.2010


In the eHealth Program the first patent was applied for: The Intelligent Baseboard

The corporate research group in the eHealth program is proud to present its first  application for a patent. The basic idea of the "intelligent baseboard" (C. Möllering, K. Kasugai, T. Stachelhaus, P. Russell, reference number 10 2010 009 590.7) is a device in baseboard and door frame for object ...

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eHealth | 06.04.2010

Program eHealth in current Newsletter on Interdisciplinary Forums of RWTH Aachen University

The program eHealth of Human Technology Center presents itself in the current Newsletter (01/10) on Interdisciplinary Forum of RWTH Aachen University. Topics are the working schedule and the content focusing.

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eHealth | 18.03.2010

eHealth 'Future Care Lab' admitted to European Network of Living Labs

The eHealth Laboratory has been admitted to the European Network of Living Labs in the 4th Wave in the announcement of "Living Labs" (ENoLL). The eHealth Laboratory has now a full membership in the ENoLL Community and is now known as "The Future Care Lab" 

On April 13th and 14th, 2010, the Laboratory will participate in ...

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eHealth | 18.03.2010

eHealth Group in review board of the research Academy of Finland

Dr. Dr. Carsten Röcker was admitted as reviewer in natural and engineering science for the research Academy of Finland. The Academy of Finland is the prime funding agency for basic research in Finland. Fundings for universities and research institutions in the past year amount to 295 million euros.

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eHealth | 04.03.2010


Our regional final winners of the Siemens Stiftung student competition in math, science and technology ”Using resources intelligently – Working today to conserve for tomorrow.“

Each year the siemens foundation announces a student competition in the field of math, science and technology. Students attending classes 11 to 13 make an application with innovative future ...

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eHealth | 25.02.2010


Session Keynote at the International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing (COMA `10) at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.

Martina Ziefle and Eva-Maria Jakobs hold the Session-Keynote at the 4th international Conference on Competitive Manufacturing entitled „New Challenges in Human Computer Interaction – Strategic Directions and Interdisciplinary Tends". ...

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HUMIC | 02.02.2010

Our project is now also represented on Facebook!

The HUMIC-team invites all interested parties to visit our profile and to discuss with other users online. This way to Facebook!

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eHealth | 28.01.2010

The eHealth group presents research results at the 3rd AAL-convention

At the 3rd Ambient-Assisted-Living Conference in Berlin members of the eHealth-Program presented their results of the latest research to the expert audience. Motto of this years AAl-Conference was "Assistenzsysteme im Dienste des Menschen zuhause und unterwegs"

For further information

Alagöz, F.; Wilkowska, W., ...

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EET | 28.01.2010

Wege aus der Klimakrise: Regenerative oder Kernenergie?

Hier gelangen Sie zu Berichterstattung über die Diskussion in den Aachener Nachrichten.

Expertendiskussion am 25. Januar 2010 Beginn: 19:00 Uhr im SuperC RWTH Aachen.

Organisiert wird das Expertengespräch von der HumTec-Forschungsgruppe "Ethics for Energy Technology" (EET). Wir haben es uns zur Aufgabe gemacht, eine ...

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eHealth | 28.01.2010

Books dealing with eHealth to be released in 2010

In 2010 two research handbooks about eHealth will be released by IGI-Global.

The Handbook "Human-Centered Design of E-Health Technologies" (published by Prof. Dr. Martina Ziefle and Dr. Dr. Carsten Röcker) is dealing with conflicts in user-orientated medicine technique regarded from different scientific point of views.

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eHealth | 27.01.2010


Siemens Stiftung student competition in math, science and technology 2010 dealing with future Energy-Geniuses 

The Siemens Stiftung student competition in math, science and technology 2010 is entitled ”Using resources intelligently – Working today to conserve for tomorrow.“

This years student competition aims for new ideas of efficient energy use.

Each year, the ...

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EET | 26.01.2010

Sind erneuerbare Energien nur eine Frage des Willens?

Aachen. Was die Beschlüsse von Politikern anbelangt, ist Rafaela Hillerbrand skeptisch. Die Professorin der Forschungsgruppe Ethics for Energy Technology (Ethik für Energietechnologie, EET) an der RWTH Aachen fragt: «Kann man Ziele im Kampf gegen den Klimawandel so beschließen wie Steuererhöhungen?»


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eHealth | 20.01.2010

eHealth group visits Smart Home in Eindhoven

On January 19th, 2010, the eHealth group visited the EU-Project "Soprano" and their "Smart Home"


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eHealth | 14.01.2010

Lecturer Invitation for Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin

Martina Ziefle was invited as speaker at the the series of lecrtures „Menschliche Informationsverarbeitung- interdisziplinäre Elementaranalyse und diagnostische Anwendung“ within the scope of the class of natural science at Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin.

The lecture entitled "Zur ...

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eHealth | 14.01.2010

eHealth-Project in EU-Catalog "The Aging Society"

The eHealth-Program and its applicant body are represented in the EU-Catalog "The Aging Society" dealing with excellent large-scale projects in NRW.

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Natural Media | 18.12.2009

Simon Harrison receives Humboldt fellowship for postdoctoral research in the Natural Media group

We are pleased to announce that Simon Harrison (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle—Paris 3) has received a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for a two-year postdoctoral position in the Natural Media group starting in September. His research topic will be "Manufacturing ...

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EET | 15.12.2009

IFHT/EET-Team im Finale der nPower Challenge 2010

Das gemeinsame IFHT/Humtec-Team ist in die finale Runde der nPower Challenge eingezogen. Das Team wird am 15. März 2010 gemeinsam mit einem Team der TU Darmstadt die deutschen Hochschulen im Londoner Wembley-Stadion vertreten! Weitere Informationen zur nPower Challenge.

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Natural Media | 12.12.2009

12.-13. Dec. 2009: Visit from the TOPOI group from Berlin

The TOPOI group, in the Excellence Cluster C-1-I, is coming to visit the Natural Media group. Saturday evening is a relaxed get-together, and Sunday is an internal workshop on the topic of "Iconicity in ancient writing systems, sign language and gesture: sign and mind", with discussions of common research interests and possibilities for ...

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EET | 03.12.2009

Zeit für den Rohstoffwandel

Unter diesem Titel ist in der aktuellen Ausgabe der RWTH Themen ein Artikel unter Mitarbeit der Ethics for Energy Technologies-Gruppe erschienen. Link

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eHealth | 01.12.2009

International Workshop on Smart Health

At the OZCHI09: 21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG) of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA), University of Melbourne, Australia, the eHealth-Group, with colleagues from England and Austria, hosted a Workshop on Smart Health.

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EET | 01.12.2009

Call for UROP Project Applications

The HumTec programme Ethics for Energy Technologies (EET) is offering a UROP project. Please find the call for applicants here (in German).

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EET | 22.11.2009

Salon Kunst & Wissenschaft in Berlin

Am 22. November 2009 nimmt Prof. Dr. Dr. Rafaela Hillerbrand, Leiterin des HumTec-Projektes "Ethics for Energy Technologies", am Salon Kunst & Wissenschaft zum Thema KlimaKunstForschung teil. Der Salon Kunst & Wissenschaft ist ein gemeinsames Projekt der Akademie der Künste und einer Arbeitsgruppe der Jungen Akademie an der ...

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EET | 10.11.2009

Veranstaltung "Luxusgut Forschung" in der Reihe „Forum Technik - Wirtschaft – Ethik“

Prof. Dr. Dr. Rafaela Hillerbrand referiert am Dienstag, den 10.11.2009 auf der Veranstaltung "Luxusgut Forschung. Wissenschaft im Spannungsfeld von Freiheit und Wirtschaftlichkeit am Beispiel der Energieforschung". Die Veranstaltung findet unter Moderation von Barbara Baumann im ...

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EET | 15.07.2009

HumTec-Professorin in die Junge Akademie aufgenommen

Prof. Dr. Dr. Rafaela Hillerbrand vom Institut für Philosophie der RWTH Aachen wurde jetzt in die Junge Akademie der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina aufgenommen. In Berlin erhielt die Juniorprofessorin für Angewandte Technikethik gemeinsam mit neun weiteren ...

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eHealth | 26.06.2009

Keynote at Worldcongress

Prof. Dr. Martina Ziefle is invited to give a Keynote at "17th Worldcongress on Ergonomics" of the International Ergonomic Association in Beijing, China.

The title of the keynote is "Aging and mobile devices: Challenges and requirements for age-senstive electronic information designs".

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eHealth | 21.06.2009

Dr. Katrin Arning and Dr. Kathrin Hippmann receive the Borchersplakette of RWTH for excellent dissertations

On 19.06.2009 Katrin Arning and Kathrin Hippmann received the Borchersplakette for "summa cum laude" graduations.

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eHealth | 19.05.2009

International Workshop for Medicine & Healthcare (HCI4MED)

For the international Human Computer Interaction Conference, taken place in September 2009 at Cambridge University, UK, the Workshop „Human–Computer Interaction for Medicine and Health Care (HCI4MED): Evaluation of Information Technology in Health Care“ was accepted by the Reviewers of the Conference Commitee.

The ...

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eHealth | 28.02.2009

Dr. Dr. Carsten Röcker receives second doctor's degree

We congratulate Dr. Ing., Dipl.-Ing., Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Carsten Röcker on his second Promotion (Dr. phil.), which was succesfully finalized on Februar 9th,  2009,  at Dortmund University.

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eHealth | 01.12.2008

Kid's Corner in eHealth-Group

In October and November 2008, three of the third-party funds projects in the human and technology area took up employment. Their research results will flank the eHealth-Group of Prof. Martina Ziefle with regards to content and methods. The project's collaborators are "avocational" also mothers, who have to harmonize their research with the care of their children.


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e-cosmos workshop


The e-cosmos project team is organizing a workshop on May 7, 2014 to present and discuss the on-going project-related work. The workshop includes two guest lectures. Fabio Alves from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil will give a talk entitled "Mapping Expertise in transation: insights from CORPRAT, the Corpus on Process for the Analysis of Translation". The ...

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