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Honourable Mention Award


Raf Ramakers, Fraser Anderson, Tovi Grossman, George Fitzmaurice
RetroFab: A Design Tool for Retrofitting Physical Interfaces using Actuators, Sensors and 3D Printing, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '16), San Jose, USA, May 2016



Best Paper Award


Johannes Schoëning, Dirk Wenig, Brent Hecht, Rainer Malake
Stripemaps: Improving Map-based Pedestrian Navigation for Smartwatches, MobileHCI 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 2015

Honourable Mention Award


Johannes Schoëning, Simons Voelker, Andrii Matviienko, Jan Borchers
Combining Direct and Indirect Touch Input for Interactive Desktop Workspaces Using Gaze Input, ACM SUI 2015, Los Angeles, USA, August 2015

Google Faculty Research Award


Johannes Schoëning
Improving Map-based Pedestrian Navigation for Wearable Devices, February 2015



Honourable Mention Neo Ubimedia MindTrek Award


Dirk Wenig, Johannes Schoëning, Rainer Malaka, Brent Hecht
StripeMaps a new approach to map navigation for smart watches, Tampere, Finland, November 4, 2014

Most Suitable for Commercial Application


Fabian Di Fiore
AMDO 2014
Real-time Hand-painted Graphics for Mobile Games, Palma, Mallorca, Spain, July 16-18, 2014

Best Paper Award


Saul Greenberg, Sebastian Boring, Jo Vermeulen, Jakub Dostal
Dark Patterns in Proxemic Interactions: A Critical Perspective, DIS 2014, Vancouver, Canada, June 21-25, 2014

The Alcatel-Lucent MSc Thesis Award


Thomas Stockx, promotor Johannes Schoëning
Going Deeper Underground: Using accelerometers on mobile devices to enable positioning on underground public transportation systems



ACM Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contribution within Computer Science and Informatics


Johannes Schoëning, Thomas Bartoscheck
Geoinformatics at School (GISchool) This program empowers students to design solutions to problems in their communities by bringing geographic information together with computing and human interaction technologies, ACM Awards Banquet, San Francisco (USA), June 15 2013

Student Innovation Contest


Raf Ramakers, Ben Jorissen, Thomas Stockx,
Xbox H2O,2nd Place UIST 2013, St. Andrews, Scotland, 10th October 2013

The Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Award


Linsey Raymaekers, Jo Vermeulen, Kris Luyten
TAP - The Augmented Piano

Best Student Paper Award


Patrik Goorts, Steven Maesen, Maarten Dumont, Sammy Rogmans and Philippe Bekaert. Optimization of Free Viewpoint Interpolation by applying Adaptive Depth Plane Distributions in Plane Sweeping - A Histogram-Based Approach to a non-Uniform Plane Distribution, SIGMAP 2013, Reykjavík Iceland, July 29-31

Best Paper Honorable Mention Award


Jo Vermeulen, Kris Luyten, Elise van den Hoven (Sydney University of Technology & Eindhoven University of Technology), Karin Coninx . Crossing the Bridge over Norman's Gulf of Execution: Revealing Feedforward's True Identity, ACM CHI 2013, Paris (France), April 27 – May 2 2013 

Google Faculty Research Award


Johannes Schöning, Brent Hecht (University of Minnesota, VS) and dr. Werner Kuhn (University of Münster, Germany), March 2013



Best Paper Award


Patrik Goorts, Maarten Dumont, Sammy Rogmans and Philippe Bekaert. An End-to-end system for Free Viewpoint Video for Smooth Camera Transitions, IC3D 2012, Luik, December 3-6 2012

Best Student Paper Award


Jo vermeulen, Kris Luyten, karin Coninx,Fahim Kawsar, Adalberto L. Simeone, Gerd Kortuem. Informing the Design of Situated Glyphs for a Care Facility, IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, Innsbruck, Austria



Best Paper Award


Petr Aksenov, Kris Luyten, Karin Coninx. A unified scalable model of user localisation with uncertainty awareness for large-scale pervasive environments. In Proc. of NGMAST 2011, pp. 212-217, ISBN 978-0-7695-4496-0, 14-16 Sept. 2011, Cardiff, UK

Best Paper Award


Andy Motten, Luc Claesen. Low-Cost Real-Time Stereo Vision Hardware With Binary Confidence Metric and Disparity Refinement. In Proc. of IEEE ICMT 2011, 26-28 Jul 2011, Hangzhou, China


  The awarded team was formed by Steven Maesen, Patrik Goorts, Lode Vanacken, Sofie Notelaers, and Tom De Weyer. They submitted a video illustrating their novel approach to solve the proposed interaction problem and were awarded the 3rd prize at the contest. Their awarded solution/video is available on Youtube



IEEE 3DUI Grand Prize


A team of EDM researchers (Lode Vanacken, Steven Maesen, Tom De Weyer, Sofie Notelaers, Johanna Renny Octavia and Anastasiia Beznosyk) have won the video contest of the first 3DUI Grand Prize. The 3DUI Grand Prize is a contest run by the annual IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI). The goal was to find innovative solutions to classic human-computer interaction (HCI) problems in virtual environments. Their winning video is available on YouTube.

Best Poster Award

  Sammy Rogmans, Maarten Dumont, Gauthier Lafruit, Philippe Bekaert. Immersive GPU-driven biological adaptive stereoscopic rendering. In Proc. of 3D Media, Liège, Belgium, 10-12 Dec. 2010

Best Paper Award


Lode Vanacken, Sofie Notelaers, Chris Raymaekers, Karin Coninx, Wouter van den Hoogen, Wijnand IJsselsteijn, Peter Feys. Game-Based Collaborative Training for Arm Rehabilitation of MS Patients: A Proof-of-concept Game. In Proc. of GameDays 2010, pp. 65 - 75, ISBN 978-3-928876-23-0, Mar. 2010.




  The INCA (Innovative and Creative Application) Award is an open competition for developers, encouraging them to build applications which are “cool and useful”. More info: Most innovative and creative ICT application

Best Poster Award

  Maarten Dumont, Sammy Rogmans, Gauthier Lafruit, Philippe Bekaert. Immersive Teleconferencing with Natural 3D Stereoscopic Eye Contact Using GPU Computing. In Proc. of 3D Stereo Media, Liège, Belgium, 1-3 Dec. 2009



Best Paper Award

  Peter Vandoren, Tom Van Laerhoven, Luc Claesen, Johannes Taelman, Chris Raymaekers, Frank Van Reeth. IntuPaint: Bridging the Gap between Physical and Digital Painting. In Proc. of IEEE TableTop and Interactive Surfaces 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 1-3

Best Student Paper Award

  Maarten Dumont, Steven Maesen, Sammy Rogmans, Philippe Bekaert (2008) A prototype for practical eye-gaze corrected video chat on graphics hardware. In Proc. of International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications (SIGMAP 2008), Porto, Portugal, July 26-29



The Expertise Centre for Digital Media of Hasselt University received the SWIFT Prize of the King Baudouin Foundation for its Archie project, co-promoted by the Provincial Gallo-Roman Museum of Limburg. The project particularly fitted in the objective of the museum to stimulate the public’s interest in society’s extraordinary origins by proposing to its visitors a total and bespoke museum experience. For more info : King Baudouin Foundation