Stephan Lukosch

Contact information

Room number: b1.030
Phone: +31 15 27 83403
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Research interests

  • Augmented reality
  • Presence and awareness
  • Human-computer-human interaction
  • Collaborative design and engineering
  • Design patterns and processes

Dr. S.G. (Stephan) Lukosch


Stephan Lukosch is associate professor at the Delft University of Technology. His current research focuses on foundations for participatory systems. In participatory systems new social structures, communication and coordination networks are emerging. Enabled by technology these structures span physical, temporal and relational distance in merging realities. New types of interaction emerge that require new types of governance and participation. Systems for virtual co-location allow individuals to be virtually at any place in the world and coordinate their activities with others and exchange their experiences. By using augmented reality techniques to merge realities additional information can be provided and visualized, thereby fostering shared understanding. By merging realities complex problems can be solved, complex trainings can be supervised, or complex activities can be guided without all interacting individuals being physically at the same place.

In his research, he combines his recent results from intelligent and context-adaptive collaboration support, collaborative storytelling for knowledge elicitation and decision-making, and design patterns for computer-mediated interaction. From 2003 to 2008, he was assistant professor at the FernUniversität in Hagen where he lead a research group that focused on environments for cooperative working or learning. In this relation, he published 2007 a foundational book on patterns for computer mediated-interaction with John Wiley & Sons. In 1998, he received a Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Dortmund. From 1998 to 2003, he worked as researcher at the chair for Cooperative Systems at the FernUniversität in Hagen. In 2003, he received a Dr. rer. nat. in Computer Science with distinction from the FernUniversität in Hagen for his doctoral thesis on transparent and flexible data management for collaborative applications.

His articles appeared in various journals including the International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems, International Journal of Human Computer Studies, and Journal of Universal Computer Science. Currently, he is a steering committee member of the special interest group on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) of the German computer science society. He further serves on the editorial board of the of the Springer Journal of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Journal of Universal Computer Science (J.UCS) and the International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems (IJCIS).

Key publications

  • Stephan Lukosch, Heide Lukosch, Dragos Datcu, and Marina Cidota. Providing Information on the Spot: Using Augmented Reality for Situational Awareness in the Security Domain. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) - The Journal of Collaborative Computing and Work Practices, 2015
  • Dragos Datcu, Stephan Lukosch, and Frances Brazier. On the usability and effectiveness of different interaction types in augmented reality. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, vol. 31, pp. 193-209, 2015
  • Robert O. Briggs, Gwendolyn L. Kolfschoten, Gert-Jan de Vreede, Stephan Lukosch, and Conan C. Albrecht. Facilitator-in-a-box: Process support applications to help practitioners realize the potential of collaboration technology. Journal of Management Information Systems, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 159-194, 2013 
  • Dragos Datcu and Stephan Lukosch. Free-hands interaction in augmented reality. In Proceedings of the 1st Symposium on Spatial User Interaction, SUI '13, pp. 33-40, New York, NY, USA: ACM Press, 2013
  • Ronald Poelman, Oytun Akman, Stephan Lukosch, and Pieter Jonker. As if being there: Mediated reality for crime scene investigation. In CSCW '12: Proceedings of the 2012 ACM conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, pp. 1267-1276, New York, NY, USA: ACM Press, 2012

Link to personal Metis list


  • SPM4110 Designing Multi-actor Systems
  • SPM4111 Introduction to Designing Multi-actor Systems
  • SPM4123 MAS Design from engineering perspective
  • SPM4142 MAS Design: An integrated view
  • SPM7010 Creativity and communication (skills)


Technology in Motion: The ability to move is essential for human behaviour. Disorders that impair motor function have considerable impact on our mobility, manual function and communication, which in turn may influence our ability to perform self-care, work, recreate, and ultimately affect our vitality. The project Technology in Motion (TIM) aims to develop innovative ICT technologies that facilitate uniform evaluation of motor function and to embed these technologies in medical practice, both in diagnosis and treatment. (Sponsorship by: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), January 2015 – January 2018)

On the spot: The On the Spot project investigates, in how far Augmented reality (AR) can contribute to a shared operational picture and support operational decision-making. The project therefore researches in how far AR affects communication, information sharing, and as precondition for decision-making, also (shared) situational awareness. (Sponsorship by: National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV), Ministry of Security and Justice, The Netherlands, December 2013 - December 2015)

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