Würzburg | April 11–13, 2023


Würzburg is a city in the region of Franconia in the north of the German state of Bavaria. Würzburg is the administrative seat of the Regierungsbezirk Lower Franconia. It spans the banks of the Main River. The population is approximately 130,000 residents, of which more than 37,000 are students pursuing research projects and degree programs at the Julius-Maximilian University and the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt. Würzburg’s Julius-Maximilian University was home to 14 Nobel Prize winners, such as Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen (Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery of x-rays, 1901) and Klaus von Klitzing (Nobel Prize in physics, 1985). 

Main Location

The neo-Baroque building was built between 1892 and 1896 by the university architect Rudolf von Horstig. The number of students at the University had increased to such an extent that the rooms of the Old University on Domerschulstraße and other institute buildings on Röntgenring were no longer sufficient. In addition to lecture, seminar and administrative rooms, the building also houses the theology and economics sub-libraries and the university store. The Sanderuni is also home to the Auditorium Maximum (Audimax), the university's central lecture hall with 424 seats, which will be the main venue for our meeting. Additionally, we will use the Atrium for the poster session.

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Lab

The HCI group explores novel forms of human-computer interaction that focus on the user and the interaction experience, taking into account the requirements defined by the physical, cognitive, and perceptive skills of users.

A central goal are interactive multimodal interfaces. Such interfaces use embodiment and natural human capabilities like speech, gestures, touch, movement to interact with real and virtual artifacts, that is, artifacts which receive their shape, appearance, and function by human impact and interpretation.


The MAVEL (Mixed Augmented Virtual Experience Learning) lab is situated at the new building of the faculty of industrial engineering at the THWS Campus Ledard in Schweinfurt. It is a six-meter-high multiview cave system allowing multisensory and reality-independent information to be generated and manipulated on a projection screen. Environments, people and objects can be shown both real and virtual enabling interactive prototyping

Social Event

The Hoch 3 in the Würzburg shopping mall Wöhrl in the heart of Würzburg impresses with its incomparable view over the roofs of Würzburg and probably the most beautiful view of the old Main bridge, as well as the fortress Marienberg and the "Käppele".


Quaint restaurants and traditional wine taverns offering local fare. Of course, you can also opt for international cuisine at superb restaurants. And don’t forget that this is one of the best wine-growing areas in Germany. So don’t miss the opportunity to sample a local wine from a Bocksbeutel bottle. This should be a mandatory part of any visit... 

On the first evening of the XR meeting, we booked some tables at the "Alter Kranen" restaurant which offers traditional Franconian cuisine and beer.


There are many hotels in Würzburg. Here are three suggestions located close to the conference venue at Sanderring.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us: kontakt@psychologie.uni-wuerzburg.de