2nd Winter Game Jam, December 14-16, 2018, Klagenfurt, Austria

The 2nd Winter Game Jam is open to everyone who likes games and wants to create, test and talk about games. Starting on Friday the topic will be revealed to all participants at the same time and random groups will brainstorm games. Then, after the ideas are pitched, team will emerge around ideas and games are to be created. Finally, on Sunday, the projects are presented to a jury and a price for the most awesome project is awarded.

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Our beloved Gamebert is now on Facebook! Background stories on Gamepics and the Game Jams are what he contributes to the general noise of the internet.

Gamebert is the figure of game related activities at Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt and the mascot of the Game Jams there.

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FWF Research Project SQUASH Approved

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A new ITEC research project on Surgical Quality Assessment in Gynecologic Laparoscopy (SQUASH) – in collaboration with the Medical University of Vienna – has been approved by the FWF Austrian Science Fund. In this research project the team around Klaus Schöffmann will investigate how to improve the efficiency and feasibility of technical skill assessment by automatic video content analysis, i.e, by content-based video retrieval and current methods of machine learning/deep learning.

More information is available here.

StarTrek Book Launch

StarTrek Book Launch Party, Dec 12 2018

What to do before the 2nd Winter Game Jam? "Set Phasers to Teach! Star Trek in Research and Teaching" an edited book reflecting the ideas of the Star Trek universe from different academic views is presented on Dec 12 2018 at Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt: Star Trek Book Launch PartyDecember 12, 2018 6-9 pmUniversität Klagenfurt | Stiftungssaal der Kärntner Sparkasse

Gepostet von Gamebert am Donnerstag, 6. Dezember 2018

What to do before the 2nd Winter Game Jam? “Set Phasers to Teach! Star Trek in Research and Teaching” an edited book reflecting the ideas of the Star Trek universe from different academic views is presented on Dec 12 2018 at Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt:

Star Trek Book Launch Party
December 12, 2018 6-9 pm
Universität Klagenfurt | Stiftungssaal der Kärntner Sparkasse

Mathias Lux

Mathias Lux @ MediaEval

Mathias Lux actively participated in the MediaEval 2018 Workshop in Sophia Antipolis, France. He co-organized GameStory: The 2018 Video Game Analytics Challenge and Medico: The 2018 Multimedia for Medicine Task and held two presentations.

 

 

 

Early and Late Fusion of Classifiers for the MediaEval 2018 Medico Task

AAU/ITEC researchers Mario Taschwer, Klaus Schöffmann, and Jürgen Primus collaborated with Oge Marques (FAU, USA) on a research challenge targeting automatic classification of endoscopic images of the human gastro-intestinal tract. The challenge was posed as the MediaEval 2018 Medico task and called not only for classification effectiveness, but also for run-time efficiency of proposed approaches. The joint AAU-FAU team therefore proposed a combination of CNN-based feature extraction with traditional machine learning algorithms and achieved respectable results in comparison to deep-learning based approaches submitted by other participants, which has been honored with a “distinctive mention” by Medico task organizers. The AAU-FAU approach has been presented remotely by Mario Taschwer at the MediaEval 2018 Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, on October 30, 2018.

Paper and slides are available here.

Klaus Schöffmann, Bernd Münzer & Sabrina Kletz @ ACM International Conference on Multimedia in Seoul, South Korea

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From October 22-26, 2018, Klaus Schöffmann and people from his group (Sabrina Kletz and Bernd Münzer) participated in the ACM International Conference on Multimedia in Seoul, South Korea. Klaus Schöffmann presented two well-attended tutorials – one on “Interactive Video Search“ together with colleagues from Prague University, JOANNEUM RESEARCH, and NIST – and another one on “Medical Multimedia” together with Bernd Münzer and colleagues from Simula Research (the slides for both tutorials can be found below). Moreover, Sabrina Kletz successfully presented her PhD work there in the Doctoral Consortium and received some feedback from the community.

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Philipp Moll

Philipp Moll presented his paper on “Wireless Network Emulation for Research on Information Centric Networking” at the ACM WiNTECH Workshop 2018.

The WiNTECH workshop explicitly deals with methodological and technical issues that have to be faced for defining, running, controlling and benchmarking experiments on wireless solutions. The workshop, that this year reach the 12th edition, has a consolidated tradition for bringing together an important number of researchers and industry players working in different aspects of experimental wireless communications. This year the workshop was held in conjunction with the International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom) in New Delhi, India. Read more

Prof. Radu Prodan

Prof. Radu Prodan @ India

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From October 13-22, 2018 Prof. Radu Prodan visited Chandigarh University and Lovely Professional University in India for interaction with research scholars and discussions about the common research projects.

 

ITEC researchers presenting at 25th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) in Athens, Greece on October 7-10, 2018

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The 25th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP; https://2018.ieeeicip.org/) will be held in Athens, Greece on October 7-10, 2018. ITEC researcher Anatoliy Zabrovskiy will present “A Practical Evaluation of Video Codecs for Large-Scale HTTP Adaptive Streaming Services” within the special session on “Video Coding at Scale”. The abstract is as follows: The number of bandwidth-hungry applications and services is constantly growing. HTTP adaptive streaming of audiovisual content accounts for the majority of today’s internet traffic. Although the internet bandwidth increases also constantly, audio-visual compression technology is inevitable and we are currently facing the challenge to be confronted with multiple video codecs. This paper provides a practical evaluation of state of the art video codecs (i. e., AV1, AVC/libx264, HEVC/libx265, VP9/Iibvpx-vp9) for large-scale HTTP adaptive streaming services. In anticipation of the results, AV1 shows promising performance compared to established video codecs. Additionally, AV1 is intended to be royalty free making it worthwhile to be considered for large scale HTTP adaptive streaming services. Read more