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The Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (IGD) in Darmstadt focuses on the development of product prototypes (hard- and software) and the realization of concepts, models, and solutions for computer graphics and its adaption to specific application requirements. The work is rounded off by object-oriented basic research projects and the realization of single devices and computer graphics systems with pilot character (e.g. virtual and augmented reality, mobile computing, and security technologies). About 200 full-time researchers deal with all aspects of Computer Graphics and its applications. For our customers we perform about 300 studies, research projects and product prototype developments per year.

Fraunhofer-IGD's Department for Security Technology in Graphics and Communication Systems (IGD A8) is working on the realization of information assurance and security services (confidentiality, integrity, reliability, availability, etc.) and their integration into information and communication systems. Special interests are the development of security mechanisms and protocols adapted to the particular requirements of multimedia communications and co-operation including access control, copyright protection and management for multimedia data. IGD A8's topics include:
  • Biometrics
  • Digital Watermarking and Content Protection
  • Information Assurance
  • Mobile Security