Guest researcher from the University of Porto


Prof. Jorge Barbosa from the University of Porto visited ITEC@AAU for a period of 10 days to conduct joint research in the area of virtualisation technologies and scheduling in Cloud computing.

ITEC @ Lange Nacht der Forschung 2018

On April 13, 2018 the ‘Lange Nacht der Forschung 2018‘ (long research night) took place again in Austria and the medical multimedia research group of ITEC did also participate in this exciting event that communicates research works to the public. Our booth at Klagenfurt University showed ‘How neural networks can help surgeons to improve surgical quality‘ and it was a great success: several thousands of people came to see our research efforts and they were stunned by our interesting demos and hands-on experiences: real-time instruments detection, real-time smoke detection (with dry ice), and several laparoscopic operation simulator boxes where visitors could test their surgical skills (we also had an original KARL STORZ Endoscope with corresponding laparoscopic instruments). Photo by Riccio.

Christian Timmerer

Christian Timmerer will present invited paper at 1st IEEE MIPR 2018 and is a guest speaker at Florida Atlantic University


The 1st International IEEE MIPR 2018 is held in Miami, Florida April 10-12, 2018 which is about multimedia information processing and retrieval. Christian Timmerer will present an invited paper that deals with the “automated objective and subjective evaluation of HTTP adaptive streaming systems”. This paper responds to the challenge of a plethora of media players and adaptation algorithms showing different behavior but lack a common framework for both objective and subjective evaluation of such systems. Additionally, Dr. Timmerer is a guest speaker at Florida Atlantic University (per invitation from Prof. Oge Marques) where he will present a framework for adaptive delivery of omnidirectional video. Omnidirectional or 360-degree videos are considered as a next step towards a truly immersive media experience.

Such videos allow the user to change her/his viewing direction while consuming the video. The download-and-play paradigm (including DVD and

Blu-ray) is replaced by streaming, and the content is hosted solely within the cloud. This talk addresses the need for a scientific framework enabling the adaptive delivery of omnidirectional video within heterogeneous environments.

Poster Christian Timmerer Talk IEEE MIPZ 2018