From 27th to 29th January, the two research associates Tina Straßburger and Katrin Hänsel visited Scottish universities to present the research project PrävEM and to establish international cooperation.
They first visited the University of Glasgow’s School of Computing. The two young researchers talked to Professor Matthew Chalmers and Professor Roderick Murray-Smith and presented them the sub-topics of “Enterprise Information Management for Animated Movie and Games Production” and “Immersive 3D Software Modelling Environments”. The interests of both research institutions are diverging and the University in Glasgow is more specialized on Big Data and Social Web/Data Mining. But a future collaboration and a further research exchange is appreciated and the interest on the presented topics was high throughout.
The highlight was the talk at the Digital Design Studio of the Glasgow School of Art. The contact was established through Daniel Livingston – a former professor of Katrin Hänsel. The Digital Design Studio is the centre of the practical research on animated movies and games of the School of Art. Academic research and application in industry are meeting here, because many industry partners, like BBC and the Scottish Media Group, are resident. The talk was taking place in Lab 1, which is, due to the impressively huge screen, used for medical and heritage visualizations. We presented the research project PrävEM and in particular the sub-topics of Tina Straßburger and Felix Otto about the Enterprise Information Management for Games and Movies as well as the topic of three-dimensional software modelling of Katrin Hänsel. Especially the presented strategies to address the data management during film and games productions were appreciated by the audience of teaching staff, students and industry partners and were discussed after the talk. We are kindly invited to visit the School of Art again in summer to present the prototype of the Enterprise Information Management system.