Research at IMM

Many research projects and research institutions testify as to the practical orientation of the Faculty of Information Management and Media. Students are often involved in this research for a study project or a graduation thesis. Thus, current developments and research results are fed back into teaching and learning. The Faculty also offers the possibility, via cooperation, to obtain a doctorate.

As the youngest and most diversified faculty of HsKA, we cover a broad range of state-of-the-art subjects in the areas of geomatics, transportation management, and media and communication sciences in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary projects. Our research priorities include the following aspects:

  • media
  • communication
  • mobility
  • space
  • data
  • technology


ESRI Development Center (EDC)

The Faculty IMM at HsKA received the GIS award to be called ESRI Development Center by world market leader Esri for their well-founded and state-of-the-art teaching and research on GIS. As EDC, we have further possibilities of education and research on and with GIS, with the development of software playing a prominent role. The EDC at the Faculty IMM focusses on linking server applications to correct and appealing visualization.

For details, see the German-language EDC pages

Geomatics Research Group (FGG)

The Forschungsgruppe Geomatik FGG (Geomatics Research Group) is an in-institute of the Institute of Applied Research IAF providing support as a competence center and contact point for research and development in the special fields and core competencies of geodesy, cartography, and geoinformatics. 

For details, please see the German-lanugage FGG pages

Institute of Geomatics (IfG)

The Institut für Geomatik (Institute of Geomatics) conducts research and development in all fields of geomatics: photogrammetry, remote sensing, cartography, GPS, establishment and further development of geographical information systems.

The professors' various areas of specialization at the Institute complement each other, covering the whole spectrum of research. This leads to synergistic relationships for complex projects.

Typical projects:

  • Data collection (GPS, photogrammetry, etc.) and effective presentation of archaeological findings (3-D visualization, archaeological information systems, etc.) for many projects at home and abroad
  • 3D-Laserscanning for documentation, virtual reassembly or reproduction of archeological monuments
  • 3D-visualization of plans for improved clarity and as a basis for simulations
  • Use of remote exploration data to produce basic geo-spatial data and thematic information
  • Use of satellite measurements (GPS) for tasks of global dimensions (e.g., design of national power supply systems) and deformation measurement and analysis for engineering projects
  • Processing and modeling of data, including the necessary system modifications, in facility management systems

For further information, please see the German-language IfG pages.

Institute of Ubiquitous Mobility Systems (IUMS)

Ubiquitous mobility systems enable flexible, intelligent Systems of Systems to support mobility in all situations as best as possible and to combine new services and technologies into a "mobility experience" for mobile customers. The Institute of Ubiquitous Mobility Systems (IUMS) carries out research in the field of mobility systems, especially at the interface between interactions and models in ubiquitous systems. The expertise is therefore found in omnipresent, distributed systems (ubiquitous computing), in Human- Computer Interaction (HCI)  and usability of ubiquitous systems as well as in the modelling of complex systems and processes for adaptive systems.

To IUMS webpage