Collaborative Research Center


Quantitative Methods for Visual Computing

We are living in a data society in which data is generated at amazing speed; individuals, companies, organizations, and governments are on the brink of being drawn into a massive deluge of data. The great challenge is to extract the relevant information from vast amounts of data and communicate it effectively.

Typical scenarios include decision and policy making for urban and environmental planning or understanding relationships and dependencies in complex networks, e.g., social networks or networks from the field of bioinformatics. These scenarios are not only of interest to specialized experts; in fact, there is a trend toward including the broad public, which requires the information to be presented in a reliable, faithful, and easy-to-understand fashion.

Visual computing can play a key role in extracting and presenting the relevant information.

In visual computing research the aspect of quantification is often neglected. The SFB-TRR 161 seeks to close this gap.

The long-term goal is to strengthen the research field by establishing the paradigm of quantitative science in visual computing.


April 2020

April 3, 2020
SFB-TRR-161 corona pandemic related research activities

The spread of the coronavirus affects the research done within the SFB-TRR 161. We report on our research activities related to the coronavirus pandemic.
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April 1, 2020
In the Media: Konstanzer Forscher entwickeln Corona-Landkarte

Podcast with SFB-TRR 161 Project Leader Daniel Keim on CoVis, a digital map to show german hospitals capacities for intensive care beds; SWR4, BW Regional, 01.04.2020.
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Upcoming Events

The SFB-TRR 161 organizes talks, courses, workshops, conferences and summer schools for the scientific community, and presents results and visions in public events of the transregio parters.

October 2020

Workshop | 1st Workshop on Aesthetic and Technical Quality Assessment of Multimedia (ATQAM 2020)

October 12, 2020 » more »


Workshop | Data-driven Just Noticeable Difference for Multimedia Communication (ICME 2020)

July 10, 2020 » more »


SFB-TRR 161 | Status Seminar

June 29, 2020 » more »

Workshop | PrEThics: Privacy and Ethics in Eye Tracking (ETRA 2020)

June 2, 2020 » more »

Workshop | ET-MM: Eye Tracking for Quality of Experience in Multimedia (ETRA 2020)

June 2, 2020 » more »


CANCELLED --- Talk | Maxime Cordeil, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

May 25, 2020 » more »


CANCELLED --- Talk | Alex Endert, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

April 3, 2020 » more »

Festvortrag | Warum eigentlich Visualisierungen?

April 17, 2020 » more »

Further Information & Ressources


The SFB-TRR 161 produces videos to give insights into the projects and the ongoing research. Please visit our YouTube Channel.

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Graduate School

Graduate School

PhD students of the projects at the Universities of Stuttgart and Konstanz, and at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics learn and do research together on their way to the doctoral degree in visual computing.

Graduate School

Visual Computing Blog

Visual Computing Blog

The scientists of the SFB-TRR 161 as well as guest authors are blogging about their activities in computer graphics, visualization, computer vision, augmented reality, human-computer interaction, and psychology.

Visual Computing BLOG

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