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Dr.-Ing. Polina Häfner

  • Institute for Information Management in Engineering 

    Kriegstr. 77
    76133 Karlsruhe

    Germany

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Polina Häfner (born Stoyanova) studied from September 2004 to March 2009 at the Faculty of German Engineering Education and Industrial Management (FDIBA) of the Technical University of Sofia according to the University of Karlsruhe (KIT) computer science curriculum. She wrote the bachelor thesis "Methods of Virtual Reality for configuring a product by customer co-design" at the Institute for Information Management in Engineering (IMI) at the University of Karlsruhe in cooperation with the FDIBA faculty. From April 2009 to May 2012 she studied informatics at the KIT. Her diploma thesis "Development of an intuitive, easy-to-use human-machine interface for immersive environments" dealt with one of the challenging topics of virtual reality - the interaction. During her studies at the KIT she worked as a research assistant at the IMI. She participated in different projects (MINT-Box Drive, EMO-VR) and developed the course "Virtual Reality Practical Course", which she still supervises. Since June 2012 she is a researcher at the IMI and deals mainly with basic and applied research in the field of Virtual Reality, Human-Computer Interaction and virtual learning environments. In September 2020, Mrs. Häfner successfully defended her doctoral thesis on "Holistic Approach for Authoring Immersive and Smart Environments for the Integration in Engineering Education". 

Research

  •  Immersive Visualization for Virtual Reality (VR) und Mixed Reality (MR) 
  •  Immersive and Intelligent Learning Environments
Projects
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Erasmus+

VIEW-BW - Visualisierung der Energiewende in Baden-Württemberg

Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

For the project "DriveSim", IMI team develops a novel intelligent driving simulator that is tailored to the needs of the Chinese driving school students using technology like virtual reality and artificial intelliegence to create experience closest to reality.

KIT TT Project 

"Multidimensional Service Prototyping" and development of tecniques and tecnologies for "Rapid-Service-Prototyping"

BMBF

3DConFu: 3D reconstruction of rooms and intelligent configuration of furniture

 

BMWi, ZIM Cooperation project

Experiencing Physical and Technical Phenomena in Schools Using Virtual Reality Driving Simulator

 Baden-Württemberg Stiftung foundation

Knowledge-based energy management for public buildings through holistic information modeling and 3D visualization

FP7-285229

 

Publikationsliste


2022
Users’ experiences and Perceptions about Telepresence robots in Education
Perifanou, M.; Häfner, P.; Economides, A.
2022. EDULEARN22 Proceedings. 14th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, 4-6 July, 2022, Palma, Spain, 9870–9879, IATED. doi:10.21125/edulearn.2022.2379
A focus group study on telepresence robots in education
Perifanou, M.; Galea, M.; Economides, A.; Wernbacher, T.; Häfner, P.
2022. 14th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN22), Palma, E, July 4-6, 2022, 9936–9944, IATED. doi:10.21125/edulearn.2022.2397
TRinE: Telepresence robots in education
Wernbacher, T.; Pfeiffer, A.; Häfner, P.; Buchar, A.; Denk, N.; König, N.; DeRaffaele, C.; Attard, A.; Economides, A. A.; Perifanou, M.
2022. INTED2022 Proceedings. 16th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Online Conference, 7-8 March, Hrgs.: IATED, 6514–6522, IATED. doi:10.21125/inted.2022.1653
Limits and benefits of using telepresence robots for educational purposes
Häfner, P.; Wernbacher, T.; Pfeiffer, A.; Denk, N.; Economides, A.; Perifanou, M.; Attard, A.; DeRaffaele, C.; Sigurardóttir, H.
2022. The 25th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL2022), 27th-30th September 2022
Mobile Telepresence Robots in Education: Strengths, Opportunities, Weaknesses, and Challenges
Perifanou, M.; Economides, A. A.; Häfner, P.; Wernbacher, T.
2022. Educating for a New Future: Making Sense of Technology-Enhanced Learning Adoption – 17th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2022, Toulouse, France, September 12–16, 2022, Proceedings. Ed.: I. Hilliger, 573–579, Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-031-16290-9_52
Serious Game Concept to Promote Citizen Engagement for the Energy Transition Using Virtual Reality and Web Platforms
Michels, F. L.; Müller, L.; Häfner, V.; Häfner, P.
2022. New Realities, Mobile Systems and Applications – Proceedings of the 14th IMCL Conference. Ed.: M. Auer, 601–612, Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-96296-8_54
2021
Holistic Approach for Authoring Immersive and Smart Environments for the Integration in Engineering Education. PhD dissertation
Häfner, P.
2021, April 1. Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT). doi:10.5445/IR/1000130947
2020
Methoden
Abdel Razek, A. R.; Raban, M.; Hengels, A.; van Husen, C.; Elstermann, M.; Häfner, V.; Häfner, P.; Imran, S.
2020. Multidimensionales Service Prototyping. Hrsg.: C. van Husen, 47–129, Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-60732-9_2
Categorisation of the benefits and limitations of immersive technologies for education
Häfner, P.
2020. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation (MAS 2020). Ed.: A. G. Bruzzone, 154–159, CAL-TEK. doi:10.46354/i3m.2020.mas.020
2018
Decision support method for using virtual reality in education based on a cost-benefit-analysis
Häfner, P.; Dücker, J.; Schlatt, C.; Ovtcharova, J.
2018. 4th International Conference of the Virtual and Augmented Reality in Education, VARE 2018; Budapest; Hungary; 17 September 2018 through 19 September 2018. Ed.: A. G. Bruzzone, 103–112, Dime University of Genoa
Immersive Kansei Engineering : A New Method and its Potentials
Häfner, P.; Ommeln, M.; Katicic, J.; Ovtcharova, J.
2018. Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT). doi:10.5445/IR/1000080477
2017
The dimenSion concept-approaching service prototyping from a multi-aspect description perspective
Elstermann, M.; Husen, C. van; Häfner, P.
2017. Proceedings of the QUIS15 International Research Symposium on Service Excellence in Management, June 12-15 2017, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
2016
Virtual Reality im Alltag - Erfahrungswerte von VR-Industrieanwender in Bezug auf Einsatz, Probleme und Wirtschaftlichkeit
Dücker, J.; Häfner, P.; Ovtcharova, J.
2016. INNTERACT CONFERENCE. 3D Sensation, 10 S
Virtual Reality Based Rapid Service Prototyping Tool
Häfner, P.; Elstermann, M.; Häfner, V.; Ovtcharova, J.
2016. Proceedings of EuroVR Conference 2016, Athene, Greece
Neue Wege durch Service Prototyping : Verbesserte Kommunikation und Entscheidungsfindung in der Dienstleistungsentwicklung durch den Einsatz von Prototyping
Husen, C. van; Sämann, M.; Razek, A. R. A.; Elstermann, M.; Häfner, P.; Ovtcharova, J.
2016. Zeitschrift für wirtschaftlichen Fabrikbetrieb, 111 (3), 132–134. doi:10.3139/104.111482
Methodology for efficiency analysis of VR environments for industrial applications
Dücker, J.; Häfner, P.; Ovtcharova, J.
2016. Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics : 3rd International Conference, AVR 2016, Lecce, I, June 15-18, 2016. Ed. L. T. De Paolis, 72–88, Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-40621-3_5
2015
TechViz XL helps KITs Formula Student car "become alive"
Bayart, B.; Vartanian, A.; Häfner, P.; Ovtcharova, J.
2015. IEEE Virtual Reality (VR 2015), 395–396, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/VR.2015.7223462
Virtual Reality für den Mittelstand
Häfner, P.; Dücker, J.; Ovtcharova, J.
2015. 12. Fachtagung "Digital Engineering zum Planen, Testen und Betreiben Technischer Systeme" - 18. IFF-Wissenschaftstage, 24.–25. Juni 2015, 232–237
Wirtschaftlichkeit von Virtual Reality für den Mittelstand
Dücker, J.; Häfner, P.; Ovtcharova, J.
2015. 3. Fachkonferenz zu VR/AR-Technologien in Anwendung und Forschung an der Professur für Werkzeugmaschinen und Umformtechnik
Methodology for Emotional Assessment of Product Design by Customers in Virtual Reality
Katicic, J.; Häfner, P.; Ovtcharova, J.
2015. Presence, 24 (1), 62–73. doi:10.1162/PRES_a_00215
Methodology to Develop Ontological Building Information Model for Energy Management System in Building Operational Phase
Wicaksono, H.; Dobreva, P.; Häfner, P.; Rogalski, S.
2015. Knowledge discovery, knowledge engineering and knowledge management : 4th international joint conference, Barcelona, Spain, October 4 - 7, 2012; revised selected papers. Ed.: A. Fred, 168–181, Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-46549-3_11
2014
Interactive Visualization of Energy Effciency Concepts Using Virtual Reality
Häfner, P.; Seessle, J.; Duecker, J.; Zienthek, M.; Szeliga, F.
2014. EuroVR 2014 - Conference and Exhibition of the European Association of Virtual and Augmented Reality. Ed.: J. Perret, 1–6, The Eurographics Association. doi:10.2312/eurovr.20141346
New Techniques for Hand Pose Estimation Based on Kinect Depth Data
Hummel, S.; Haefner, V.; Häfner, P.; Ovtcharova, J.
2014. EuroVR 2014 - Conference and Exhibition of the European Association of Virtual and Augmented Reality. Ed.: J. Perret, 1–6, The Eurographics Association. doi:10.2312/eurovr.20141355
Experiencing Physical and Technical Phenomena in Schools Using Virtual Reality Driving Simulator
Häfner, P.; Häfner, V.; Ovtcharova, J.
2014. Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Technology-Rich Environments for Learning and Collaboration : First International Conference, LCT 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014, Proceedings, Part II. Ed.: P. Zaphiris, 50–61, Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-07485-6_6
Innovation braucht Resourceful Humans Aufbruch in eine neue Arbeitskultur durch Virtual Engineering
Ovtcharova, J.; Häfner, P.; Häfner, V.; Katicic, J.; Vinke, C.
2014. Zukunft der Arbeit in Industrie 4.0. Hrsg.: A. Botthof, 111–124, Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-45915-7_12
2013
Methodology for Immersive Emotional Assessment of Virtual Product Design by Customers
Katicic, J.; Häfner, P.; Ovtcharova, J.
2013. 5th Joint Virtual Reality Conference 2013, Campus Paris Saclay, 77–82. doi:10.2312/EGVE.JVRC13.077-082
Interaktive Flexibilitätsbewertung in virtuellen Welten
Häfner, V.; Siebel, J.; Häfner, P.; Rogalski, S.
2013. Zeitschrift für wirtschaftlichen Fabrikbetrieb, 108 (3), 123–127
The Impact of Motion in Virtual Environments on Memorization Performance
Häfner, P.; Vinke, C.; Häfner, V.; Ovtcharova, J.
2013. 2013 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Virtual Environments for Measurement Systems and Applications, CIVEMSA 2013; Milan; Italy; 15 July 2013 - 17 July 2013; Category numberCFP13CVA-CDR, 104–109, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/CIVEMSA.2013.6617404
Semi-automated ontology population from building construction drawings
Häfner, P.; Häfner, V.; Wicaksono, H.; Ovtcharova, J.
2013. 5th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development, KEOD 2013; Vilamoura, Algarve; Portugal; 19 September 2013 - 22 September 2013, 379–386, INSTICC
Ontology Development towards Expressive and Reasoning-enabled Building Information Model for an Intelligent Energy Management System
Wicaksono, H.; Dobreva, P.; Häfner, P.; Rogalski, S.
2013. 5th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development, KEOD 2013; Vilamoura, Algarve; Portugal; 19 September 2013 through 22 September 2013, 38–47, INSTICC
Teaching Methodology for Virtual Reality Practical Course in Engineering Education
Häfner, P.; Häfner, V.; Ovtcharova, J.
2013. Procedia Computer Science, 25, 251–260. doi:10.1016/j.procs.2013.11.031
Integration eines realen Fahrzeugs in eine Mixed-Reality-Fahrsimulation
Handfest, A.; Schröder, M.; Grefe, P.; Carra, P.; Häfner, P.
2013. Wissenschaftliche Konferenz "Wirtschaft und Technologie im Dienst der Gesellschaft", 2013, Sofia, Bulgarien 21-22.11.2013
Publications
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M. Elstermann, C. van Husen, P. Häfner

Proceedings of the QUIS15 International Research Symposium on Service Excellence in Management,
June 12-15 2017, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

12.-15. Juni 2017

Polina Häfner, Matthes Elstermann, Victor Häfner, Jivka Ovtcharova

Proceedings of EuroVR Conference 2016, Athene, Greece

2016

Jana Dücker, Polina Häfner, Jivka Ovtcharova

INNTERACT CONFERENCE.  3D Sensation

23-24.06.2016

Jana Dücker, Polina Häfner,

Jivka Ovtcharova

 Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) edited by Springer (Konferenz Salento AVR)

15.06.2016

Dücker, Jana; Häfner, Polina; Ovtcharova, Jivka

VAR² 2015, 3. Fachkonferenz zu VR/AR-Technologien in Anwendung und Forschung in Chemnitz

02.-03.12.2015

Häfner, Polina; Dücker, Jana

18. IFF-Wissenschaftstage in Magdeburg 2015, Digital Engineering zum Planen, Testen und Betreiben technischer Systeme

24-25.06.2015

Katicic, Jurica, Häfner, Polina, Ovtcharova, Jivka 

Presence Presence, Vol. 24, No. 1

Winter 2015

Bayart, Benjamin; Vartanian, Alexis; Häfner, Polina; Ovtcharova, Jivka

 IEEE Virtual Reality2015, Industrial Paper, Arles, France

2015

Häfner, Polina; Seeßle, Julia; Dücker, Jana; Zientek, Matthias; Szeliga, Filip 

EuroVR 2014, Bremen, Germany

08 - 10.12.2014

Hummel, Simon; Häfner, Victor; Häfner, Polina; Ovtcharova, Jivka

08 - 10.12.2014

Jivka Ovtcharova, Polina Häfner, Victor Häfner, Jurica Katicic, Christina Vinke

Zukunft der Arbeit in Industrie 4.0, Automonik für Industrie 4.0, Bundesministerium Wirtschaft und Energie 

Mai 2014

Katicic, Jurica; Häfner, Polina; Ovtcharova, Jivka

5th Joint Virtual Reality Conference 2013, Campus Paris Saclay (Berst Paper Award)

11-13 December 2013

Handfest, Alexander; Schröder, Michael; Grefe, Philip; Carra, Pablo; Häfner, Polina

Wissenschaftliche Konferenz "WIRTSCHAFT UND TECHNOLOGIE IM DIENST DER GESELLSCHAFT", 2013, Sofia, Bulgarien

21-22.11.2013

Häfner, Polina; Häfner, Victor; Ovtcharova, Jivka

International Conference on Virtual and Augmented Reality in Education 2013, Procedia Computer Science Volume 25, 2013, Pages 251–260 (Best Paper Award)

 

7-8.11.2013

Häfner, Polina; Häfner, Victor; Wicaksono, Hendro; Ovtcharova, Jivka

5th International Conference Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development, 2013, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

19-22 September 2013

Wicaksono, Hendro; Dobreva (Krahtova), Preslava; Häfner, Polina; Rogalski, Sven

5th International Conference Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development, 2013, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

19-22 September 2013

Häfner, Victor; Siebel, Jan; Häfner, Polina; Rogalski, Sven 

Zeitschrift für wirtschaftlichen Fabrikbetrieb (ZWF), 108. Jahrgang, Hanser Verlag, Heft März 2013, S. 123-127

März 2013

Häfner, Polina; Vinke, Christina; Häfner, Victor; Ovtcharova, Jivka

IEEE International conference on Computional Intelligence and Virtual Environments for Measurement Systems and Applications (CIVEMSA), 2013, Milano, Italy

16.07.2013

Bachvarov, Angel; Maleshkov, Stoyan; Katicic, Jurica, Stoyanova (Häfner), Polina

4th International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping VRAP 2009, Leiria, Portugal

2009

Bachvarov, Angel; Maleshkov, Stoyan; Katicic, Jurica, Stoyanova (Häfner), Polina

Proceedings of the 5-th International Conference on Mass Customization & Personalization MCPC 2009, Helsinki, Finland

4-8. October 2009