Alumni

Dr. rer. nat. Marcus Tönnis

Dipl.-Inf. Univ.

"Learning is like a sandstorm - you only see once everything settles!"
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Contact Information

Technische Universität München
Institute of Computer Science
Fachgebiet Augmented Reality, FAR (I-16)

 

Address: Fachgebiet Augmented Reality, I-16,
Boltzmannstraße 3,
  D-85748 Garching b. München
Germany
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Mail: toennis@in.tum.de
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Research Interests

  • Tangible and table-top interfaces
  • Time-critical Augmented Reality
  • Automotive Augmented Reality
  • Classifying Aurmented Reality
  • In preceeding research for my doctoral degree (supervisor Prof. Gudrun Klinker, Ph.D., second advisor Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Heiner Bubb) I focused on incorporating Augmented Reality in cars. Within this topic, four major subjects arose:

  • Rapid Prototyping: Developing new display-interaction-concepts for undeveloped technologies requires easy configurable solutions for evaluation
  • Concept Evaluation: Testing concept for acceptance and support for the driving task requires massive logging of time and task relevant data
  • Technology: Current Head-Up display technology is not capable of stereoscopic rendering. New hardware has to be developed and calibrated
  • Spatial Context: Spatial movement in vehicles requires knowledge about other vehicles and obstacles in the drivers environment

 

Publications

2015
  G. Schubert, D. Schattel, M. Tönnis, G. Klinker, F. Petzold
Tangible Mixed Reality On-Site: Interactive Augmented Visualisations from Architectural Working Models in Urban Design
The 16th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design (CAAD Futures), Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 6 - 10, 2015, pp. 55-74 (bib)
2014
  M. Tönnis, G. Klinker
[Demo] Placing Information near to the Gaze of the User
The IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Munich, Germany, Sep. 10 - 12, 2014, pp. 377-378. (bib)
  D. Schattel, M. Tönnis, G. Klinker, G. Schubert, F. Petzold
[Demo] On-Site Augmented Collaborative Architecture Visualization
The IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Munich, Germany, Sep. 10 - 12, 2014, pp. 369-370. (bib)
  M. Tönnis, S. Weber, G. Klinker
[Poster] The Posture Angle Threshold between Airplane and Window Frame Metaphors
The IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Munich, Germany, Sep. 10 - 12, 2014, pp. 317-318. (bib)
  G. Schubert, M. Tönnis, V. Yanev, G. Klinker, F. Petzold
Dynamic 3D-Sketching - A design tool for urban and architectural design
Proceedings of the 19th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), May 2014. (bib)
  M. Tönnis, G. Klinker
Boundary Conditions for Information Visualization with Respect to the User’s Gaze
The 5th Augmented Human International Conference (AH), Kobe, Japan, Mar 7 - 9, 2014. Honorable Mention Award (bib)
  G. Klinker, M. Huber, M. Tönnis
Risk Issues in Developing Novel User Interfaces for Human-Computer Interaction
In "RISK - A Multidisciplinary Introduction", Springer, 2014, pp. 407-439. (bib)
2013
  T. Coskun, C. Bruns, A. Benzina, P. Maier, M. Huber, M. Tönnis, G. Klinker
Gestyboard BackTouch 1.0: Two-Handed Backside Blind-Typing on mobile Touch-Sensitive Surfaces
10th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous?), Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 2013, pp. 422-434. (bib)
  M. Tönnis, D. A. Plecher, G. Klinker
Representing Information - Classifying the Augmented Reality Presentation Space
Computers & Graphics, Vol. 37, Issue 8, Dec. 2013, pp 997-1011. (bib)
  A. Benzina, A. Dey, M. Tönnis, G. Klinker
Empirical Evaluation of Mapping Functions for Navigation in Virtual Reality using Phones with Integrated Sensors
International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC), Vol. 9 No. 12, pp. 4693-4709, Dec. 2013. (bib)
  M. Tönnis, A. Benzina, G. Klinker
Experiences with a Flexibly Reconfigurable Visualization System on Software Development and Workplace Ergonomics
In "Advanced Computing", ISBN 978-3-642-38762-3. Springer, Dec. 2013, pp. 223-240. (bib)
  F. Laquai, C. Gusmini, M. Tönnis, G. Rigoll, G. Klinker
A Multi Lane Car Following Model for Cooperative ADAS
The 16th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), The Hague, The Netherlands, Oct 6-9, 2013, pp. 1579-1586. (bib)
2012
  M. Tönnis, S. Feiner, K. Kiyokawa, G. Klinker, C. Woodward
ISMAR Workshop: Classifying the AR Presentation Space
The Eleventh IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Atlanta, Georgia, Nov. 5 - 8, 2012. (bib)
  P. Maier, A. Dey, C. Waechter, C. Sandor, M. Tönnis, G. Klinker
An Empiric Evaluation of Confirmation Methods for Optical See-Through Head-Mounted Display Calibration
Joint Virtual Reality Conference of ICAT - EGVE - EuroVR (2012), Madrid, Spain, October 2012, pp. 73-80. (bib)
  A. Benzina, A. Dey, M. Tönnis, G. Klinker
Empirical Evaluation of Mapping Functions for Navigation in Virtual Reality using Phones with Integrated Sensors
10th Asia Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction (APCHI), Matsue, Japan, Aug. 28 - 31, 2012, pp. 149-158. (bib)
2011
  P. Maier, A. Dey, C. Waechter, C. Sandor, M. Tönnis, G. Klinker
An Empiric Evaluation of Confirmation Methods for Optical See-Through Head-Mounted Display Calibration (Poster)
10th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), Basel, Switzerland, Oct. 26-29, 2011, pp. 267-268. (bib)
  M. Tönnis, A. Benzina, G. Klinker
Utilizing Consumer 3D TV Hardware for Flexible and Reconfigurable Visualization Systems
Technical Report (TUM-I1113), Technische Universität München, Germany, Jul. 1, 2011. (bib)
  M. Tönnis, A. Benzina, G. Klinker
Exploring and Controlling Multidimensional Parameter Spaces
Proceedings of the International Conference on Simulation Technology (SimTech), Stuttgart, Germany, Jun. 14 - 17, 2011. (bib)
  M. Tönnis, D. A. Plecher
Presentation Principles in Augmented Reality - Classification and Categorization Guidelines (Version 1.0)
Technical Report (TUM-I1111), Technische Universität München, Germany, Jun. 6, 2011. (bib)
  A. Benzina, M. Tönnis, M. Ashry, G. Klinker
Phone-Based Motion Control in VR - Analysis of Degrees of Freedom
CHI Extended Abstracts'2011, Vancouver, Canada, May 7 - 12, 2011, pp. 1519-1524. (bib)
2010
  P. Maier, M. Tönnis, G. Klinker
Poster: Designing and Comparing Two-Handed Gestures to Confirm Links between User Controlled Objects
9th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), Seoul, Korea, Oct. 13-16, 2010, pp. 251-252. (bib)
  M. Tönnis
Augmented Reality - Einblicke in die Erweiterte Realität
ISBN 978-3-642-14178-2, DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-14179-9, Springer, Sep. 2010 (bib)
  P. Maier, M. Tönnis, G. Klinker, A. Raith, M. Drees, F. Kühn
What Do You Do When Two Hands Are Not Enough? Interactive Selection of Bonds Between Pairs of Tangible Molecules
5th International IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces, Waltham, MA, March 2010, pp. 83-90. (bib)
2009
  F. Echtler, A. Dippon, M. Tönnis, G. Klinker
Inverted FTIR: Easy Multitouch Sensing for Flatscreens
ITS 2009, November 23 - 25, Banff, Canada, pp. 29-32. (bib)
  P. Maier, M. Tönnis, G. Klinker
Dynamics in Tangible Chemical Reactions
International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Vol:3, No:9, 2009 (bib)
  P. Maier, M. Tönnis, G. Klinker
Dynamics in Tangible Chemical Reactions
International Conference on Chemical Engineering (ICCE 2009), Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sep 23 - 25, 2009 (bib)
  M. Tönnis, G. Klinker
A Collaborative Table-top Platform for Discussion and Development of Traffic Scenarios with Human Behavior
The 17th World Congress on Ergonomics (International Ergonomics Association, IEA), Beijing, China, Aug. 9 - 14, 2009. (bib)
  M. Tönnis, M. Plavšic, G. Klinker
Survey and Classification of Head-Up Display Presentation Principles
The 17th World Congress on Ergonomics (International Ergonomics Association, IEA), Beijing, China, Aug. 9 - 14, 2009. (bib)
  M. Plavšic, M. Duschl, M. Tönnis, H.Bubb, G. Klinker
Ergonomic Design and Evaluation of Augmented Reality Based Cautionary Warnings for Driving Assistance in Urban Environments
The 17th World Congress on Ergonomics (International Ergonomics Association, IEA), Beijing, China, Aug. 9 - 14, 2009. (bib)
  S. Nestler, M. Tönnis, G. Klinker
Common Interaction Schemes for In-Vehicle User-Interfaces
13th International Conference, HCI International 2009, San Diego, USA, July 2009. (Proc. published as Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 5612: Human-Computer Interaction. AMbient, Ubiquitous and Intelligent Interaction. 2009, pp. 159-168. (bib)
  M. Tönnis, F. Echtler, M. Huber, G. Klinker
Low Cost 3D Rotational Input Devices: the stationary Spinball and the mobile Soap3D
The 11th Symposium on Virtual and Augmented Reality (SVR), Porto Alegre, Brazil, May 25 - 28, 2009. Best short paper (bib)
  P. Maier, M. Tönnis, G. Klinker
Augmented Reality for teaching spatial relations
IJAS American Canadian Conference for Academic Disciplines, Toronto, Canada, May 25 - 28, 2009 (bib)
  M. Tönnis, M. Huber
May AR Manipulate Users Subconsciously?
The 1st European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition (FET) of the European Commission, Prague, Czech Repulic, Apr. 21 - 23, 2009. (bib)
2008
  M. Tönnis, G. Klinker
Augmented 3D Arrows reach their Limits in Automotive Environments - Why are AR schemes confusing?
In "Mixed Reality In Architecture, Design, And Constructions", Springer, Dec 2008 (bib)
  M. Tönnis
Towards Automotive Augmented Reality
Dissertation (PhD thesis), Fakultät für Informatik, Technische Universität München, 2008 (online version available here) (bib)
  M. Tönnis, L. Klein, G. Klinker
Perception Thresholds for Augmented Reality Navigation Schemes in Large Distances
The Seventh IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Cambridge, UK, Sep. 15 - 18, 2008, pp. 189-190. (bib)
  C. Lange, H.Bubb, M. Tönnis, G. Klinker
Sicherheitspotential und Verbrauchsreduzierung durch ein intelligent geregeltes aktives Gaspedal (Safety enhancement and fuel consumption reduction by an intelligent active accelerator)
VDI/VW Gemeinschaftstagung "Aktive Sicherheit durch Fahrerassistenz", Garching b. München, Germany, Apr. 7 - 8, 2008. (bib)
  M. Tönnis, J. Fischer, G. Klinker
From Sensors to Assisted Driving - Bridging the Gap
Journal of Software (JSW), Vol. 3, Issue 3, ISSN : 1796-217X, Mar. 2008, pp. 71-82. (bib)
2007
  M. Tönnis, R. Lindl, L. Walchshäusl, G. Klinker
Visualization of Spatial Sensor Data in the Context of Automotive Environment Perception Systems
The Sixth IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Nara, Japan, Nov. 13 - 16, 2007, pp. 115-124. (bib)
  M. Tönnis, C. Lange, G. Klinker
Visual Longitudinal and Lateral Driving Assistance in the Head-Up Display of Cars
The Sixth IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Nara, Japan, Nov. 13 - 16, 2007, pp. 91-94. (bib)
  M. Tönnis
The Tangible Car - Rapid Intuitive Traffic Scenario Generation in a Hybrid Table-top and Virtual Environment
The Fourth International Workshop on the Tangible Space Initiative in conjuntion with the Sixth IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Nara, Japan, Nov. 13 - 16, 2007. (bib)
  M. Tönnis, M. Huber
Ambient Interfaces - Ubiquitous Tracking and the Sphere of Vision
The International Young Researchers' Workshop on Ambient Interfaces, Osaka, Japan, Nov. 11 - 12, 2007. (bib)
  Laura K. Thompson, M. Tönnis
Facing Diversity when Designing and Evaluating Driver Support Systems
In "Meeting Diversity in Ergonomics", Elsevier, Sep 2007 (bib)
  M. Tönnis, J. Fischer, G. Klinker
Ontology-based Pervasive Spatial Knowledge for Car Driver Assistance
Proceedings of the 5th annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom), White Plains, NY, USA, Mar. 19 - 23, 2007, pp. 401-406. (bib)
2006
  M. Tönnis
Time-Critical Supportive Augmented Reality - Issues on Cognitive Capture and Perceptional Tunnelling
The Fifth IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, Oct. 22 - 25, 2006. (bib)
  M. Tönnis, G. Klinker
Effective Control of a Car Driver's Attention for Visual and Acoustic Guidance towards the Direction of Imminent Dangers
The Fifth IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, Oct. 22 - 25, 2006, pp. 13-22. (bib)
  G. Klinker, S. Nölle, T. Ohshima, M. Tönnis
ISMAR Workshop: Industrial Augmented Reality
The fifth IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Santa Barbara, California, Oct. 22 - 25, 2006. (bib)
  Laura K. Thompson, C. Lange, M. Tönnis
Using Glance Behaviour to Evaluate ACC Driver Controls in a Driving Simulator
The 50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), San Francisco, USA, Oct. 16 - 20, 2006. Alphonse Chapanis Student Paper Award (bib)
  M. Tönnis, C. Lange, G. Klinker, H.Bubb
Transfer von Flugschlauchanzeigen in das Head-Up Display von Kraftfahrzeugen (Transfer of Flight Tunnel Visualizations into the Head-Up Display of Cars)
VDI/VW Gemeinschaftstagung "Integrierte Sicherheit und Fahrerassistenzsysteme", Wolfsburg, Germany, Oct. 12 - 13, 2006. (bib)
  C. Lange, M. Tönnis, H.Bubb, G. Klinker
Einfluss eines aktiven Gaspedals auf Akzeptanz, Blickverhalten und Fahrperformanz (Effect of an Active Gas Pedal on Acceptance, Gaze Behavior and Driving Performance)
VDI/VW Gemeinschaftstagung "Integrierte Sicherheit und Fahrerassistenzsysteme", Wolfsburg, Germany, Oct. 12 - 13, 2006. (bib)
  M. Tönnis, J. Fischer, G. Klinker
An Ubiquitous Spatial Knowledge Framework for Car Driver Assistance: SCORE - Spatial Context Ontology Reasoning Environment
UbiSys Workshop in conjunction with 8th annual conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), Orange County, CA, USA, Oct. 17 - 21, 2006 (bib)
  Laura K. Thompson, M. Tönnis, C. Lange, H.Bubb, G. Klinker
Effect of Active Cruise Control Design on Glance Behaviour and Driving Performance
The 16th World Congress on Ergonomics (International Ergonomics Association, IEA), Maastricht, Netherlands, Jul. 10 - 14, 2006. Best paper on Vehicle Ergonomics Symposium (bib)
  M. Tönnis, V. Broy, G. Klinker
A Survey of Challenges Related to the Design of 3D User Interfaces for Car Drivers
The 1st IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (in conjunction with IEEE Virtual Reality Conference), Alexandria, Virginia USA, Mar. 25 - 26, 2006, pp. 127-134. (bib)
2005
  M. Tönnis, C. Sandor, G. Klinker, C. Lange, H.Bubb
Experimental Evaluation of an Augmented Reality Visualization for Directing a Car Driver’s Attention
The Fourth IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Vienna, Austria, Oct. 5 - 8, 2005, pp 56-59. (bib)
2004
  M. Bauer, M. Wagner, M. Tönnis, G. Klinker, V. Broy
Lehrkonzept für ein Augmented Reality Praktikum
1. GI Workshop "Virtuelle und Erweiterte Realität", Chemnitz, 27. - 28. September 2004 (bib)
2003
  M. Tönnis
Data Management for Augmented Reality Applications
Master Thesis - Technische Universitaet Muenchen (bib)

 

 

Teaching

Seminars, Lectures and More

  • Winter 2014/2015 -- Vorlesung -- Interaktionsmethoden und -geräte
  • Summer 2014 -- Übungsbetrieb zur Vorlesung -- 3D User Interfaces
  • Winter 2013/2014 -- Vorlesung -- Interaktionsmethoden und -geräte
  • Summer 2013 -- Übungsbetrieb zur Vorlesung -- 3D User Interfaces
  • Winter 2012/2013 -- Vorlesung -- Interaktionsmethoden und -geräte
  • Summer 2012 -- Übungsbetrieb zur Vorlesung -- 3D User Interfaces
  • Winter 2011/2012 -- Übungsbetrieb zur Vorlesung -- Augmented Reality
  • Summer 2011 -- Übungsbetrieb zur Vorlesung -- 3D User Interfaces
  • Winter 2010/2011 -- Übungsbetrieb zur Vorlesung -- Augmented Reality
  • Summer 2010 -- Open House Teaching -- I-Tüpferl
  • Summer 2010 -- Übungsbetrieb zur Vorlesung -- 3D User Interfaces?
  • Winter 2009/2010 -- Open House Teaching -- I-Tüpferl
  • Summer 2009 -- Übungsbetrieb zur Vorlesung -- 3D User Interfaces?
  • Summer 2009 -- Tutorübungen zur Vorlesung -- Übungen zu Grundlagen Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen
  • Winter 2008/2009 -- Übungsbetrieb zur Vorlesung -- 2D User Interfaces?
  • Summer 2008 -- Hauptseminar -- Interaction in Chemistry and Cars?
  • Summer 2007 -- Proseminar -- Anwendungen der Augmented Reality?
  • Spring 2007 -- International Course -- Joint Advanced Student School
  • Winter 2006/2007 -- Übungsbetrieb zur Vorlesung -- 3D User Interfaces?
  • Winter 2006/2007 -- Praktikum -- Evaluation of 3D und Augmented Reality User Interfaces?
  • Winter 2006/2007 -- Hauptseminar -- Designing Ubiquitous 3D User Interfaces for the Workplace and for Cars?
  • Summer 2006 -- Hauptseminar -- Designing Ubiquitous 3D User Interfaces for the Workplace and for Cars?
  • Winter 2005/2006 -- Hauptseminar -- Augmented Reality for Driving Assistance in Cars?
  • Summer 2005 -- Proseminar -- Gödel, Escher, Bach?
  • Summer 2005 -- Proseminar -- Anwendungen der Augmented Reality?
  • Summer 2004 -- Praktikum -- Augmented Reality Praktikum

 

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Misc

Talks and Panels

  Invited Talk: User Interfacing beyond hand-held Devices in large scale Visualization Systems
Symposium Interaction and HPC: Multi-Scale / Multi-Physics Applications at the International Conference on Parallel Computing (ParCo), Technische Universität München, München, Germany, Sep. 10, 2013
  Invited Talk: Classifying the AR Presentation Space
AR Standards for Open and Interoperable Augmented Reality Experiences at the Technology Square Research Building, Georgia Tech University, Atalanta, Japan, Nov. 8, 2012
  Invited Talk: Virtual Arabia - Multi-Purpose Navigation in a Flexible Research Environment
Cyber Media Center, Osaka University, Japan, Sep. 3, 2012
  Invited Talk: A Display-where-needed Architecture : The FRAVE – A Fully Reconfigurable CAVE
The ASIM Workshop Trends in Computational Science and Engineering: Foundations of Modeling and Simulation at the Leibniz Rechenzentrum (LRZ) Garching b. München, Germany, Mar 14 - 16, 2011
  Talk: Embedding User Interfaces in the Real World
Al Akhawayn University (AUI), Ifrane, Morocco, Dec. 14, 2010.
  Talk: Information Presentation in Three Spatial Dimensions
The Geometric Modeling and Scientific Visualization Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 3 - 7, 2010.
  Tutorial: Development Cycles for Usability Testing in Augmented Reality
The International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), Seoul, Korea, Oct. 13 - 16, 2010.
Slides
  Talk: Towards Augmented Reality in Automotive Environments
The Digital Human Research Center (DHRC), Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 19, 2007.
  Invited Talk: The Car - A Mobile Carrier for Ambient Interfaces
International Young Researchers' Workshop on Ambient Interfaces, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, Nov. 11 - 12, 2007.
  Colloquium: TUMMIC
Final Presentation of the TUMMIC Project, BMW FIZ Forum, Munich, Germany, Jul. 12, 2007.
  Panel: Middleware Directions and Challenges
System Support for Ubiquitous Computing at the 8th Annual Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Orange County, CA, USA, Sept. 17 - 21, 2006.