KIT Department of Informatics

IBDS - Institute of Operating and Dialogue Systems

The research of the Chair of System Architecture (Prof. Dr. F. Bellosa) is dedicated to the architecture of component-based multiserver systems and the efficient use of new hardware technologies (FPGA, STT/PC RAM) using micro cores. Additionally, operating system strategies are examined which provide a side-effect-free assessment of the energy consumption of the hardware components based on a holistic overview of the internal processes enabling them to be influenced effectively.  Thus the power drain can be recorded, optimised or throttled on a process-specific basis. The systems examined range from small battery-operated sensor nodes up to temperature-critical multi-processor and multi-core systems.

The Chair of Computer Graphics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Prof. Dr. C. Dachsbacher) conducts research on the analysis, processing, and display of visual information. The goal is to render and manipulate synthetic images efficiently and interactively, to create convincing computer animations, and to provide insightful visualizations of complex data.
These tasks require among others models for describing virtual scenes, representations for creating and manipulating scenes, and methods for image synthesis (rendering).


Visualization further requires a preparation of data and mapping it to well-interpretable graphical and visual primitives. Important aspects in all these fields are efficiency, interactivity, and consumption of resources.

The Applied Geometry and Computer Graphics research emphasis (Prof. Dr H. Prautzsch) is in the field of geometric problems in practical application. It focuses on the modelling and reconstruction of spatial objects, their calculation and production as well as computer-internal and graphic representation. Applications can be found in the design of auto bodies, buildings and clothes as well as in medicine, geography, robotics, computer graphics and image processing.

The main focus of Dialogue Systems and Graphic Data Processing research (Prof. em. Dr. A Schmitt) covers applications such as the simulation in virtual reality systems, the mechanically correct simulation of real systems, for example for mobile robots and multi-body systems, computer animation for special effects and a real-time procedure for the photo-realistic object design.

IBDS - Institute of Operating and Dialogue Systems
Research groups Projects Contact
Prof. Dr. F. Bellosa
Prof. Dr. C. Dachsbacher
Prof. Dr. H. Prautzsch
Professor Emeritus    
Prof. em. Dr. A. Schmitt