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.

 

Philipp Moll

Philipp Moll’s Research Stay at UCLA

During the summer break, Philipp Moll was visiting his Mentor Jeff Burke at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The main focus of the stay was to progress the dissertation project, which is about Gaming over Named Data Networking. During the stay, Philipp Moll worked together with researchers from two different research groups from UCLA, Jeff Burke’s Center for Research in Engineering, Media and Performance (REMAP) and Lixia Zhangs Internet Research Lab (IRL). Together with Jeff Burke, the decision was made to use Minecraft to build a prototype for a distributed game architecture with NDN as network protocol. Finally, a network protocol for that architecture was designed, which is now the base for future publications.

Currently, the prototype of Minecraft over NDN is build at AAU. One part of the prototype, the synchronization of the game state among multiple game servers, is currently developed in the course of a master thesis under the supervision of Prof. Hermann Hellwagner and Philipp Moll.

Klaus Schöffmann on the PhD defense committee of Luca Rossetto and gives an invited talk about “Medical Video Analytics”.

On September 27, 2018 Klaus Schöffmann participated on the PhD defense committee of Luca Rossetto at the University of Basel. The title of Luca Rossetto’s PhD is “Multi-Modal Video Retrieval”. Additionally, he gave an invited talk on September 28, 2018 about “Medical Video Analytics at the University of Basel, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

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

Prof. Radu Prodan (Principal Investigator, ARTICONF, European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation H2020-ICT-2018-2) sharing insights about next generation social media

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Please find the full AAU news blog article here.

ITEC-Spinoff Bitmovin unter den fünf vielversprechendsten heimischen Start-ups

Der Standard hat sich in der Szene umgehört und Business-Angels, Investoren, Non-Profit-Organisationen und Szenekenner gefragt, wen sie für die vielversprechendsten heimischen Start-ups halten – derstandard.at/2000087381425/Diesen-fuenf-heimischen-Start-ups-koennten-Millionendeals-gelingen

 

Klaus Schöffmann and Mario Taschwer outline the research goals of their new FWF stand-alone project on relevance detection in ophthalmic surgery videos.

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The OVID research project (relevance detection in Ophthalmic surgery VIDeos), funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), will start on October 1st, 2018 and run for three years. Together with research partners from Klinikum Klagenfurt, it will allow three PhD students (and an accompanying student assistant) to investigate challenging new research questions at the intersection of computer science and ophthalmic surgery. In particular, automatic classification and prediction of relevant content in video recordings from ophthalmic surgeries (e.g., operation phases, surgical actions, irregular events and their cause) should be evaluated for the purpose of medical training and retrospective analysis of irregularities. The researchers want to address these goals by using methods from video analysis, video compression, and machine learning (including deep neural networks). An interview summarizing the research goals can be found here (in German): https://www.aau.at/blog/relevante-stellen-in-augenoperationsvideos-maschinell-erkennen/

Hermann Hellwagner @ IKT-Konvent 2018

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Hermann Hellwagner actively participated in the “IKT-Konvent 2018” in Vienna on September 17, 2018. The event was to boost Austrian R&D, commercial, and educational activities toward the fully digital and connected world. As one of the panel members, Hellwagner contributed to the session “5G Applications” which discussed potential applications and benefits of future 5G networks, how to prototype and introduce 5G infrastructure and applications, and which cooperations among industry, academia, and government are required to perform 5G projects and become a frontrunner in the 5G area.

Christian Timmerer

Christian Timmerer on the PhD defense committee of Mario Cordina and gives an invited talk about “HTTP Adaptive Streaming — State of the Art and Challenges Ahead”

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On September 18, 2018 Christian Timmerer participates on the PhD defense committee of Mario Cordina at the University of Malta. The title of Mario Cordina’s PhD is “Cross-Layer Design for Multi-View Video Plus Depth Transmission over LTE Networks in Crowd Event Scenarios”. Additionally, he delivered an invited talk about “HTTP Adaptive Streaming — State of the Art and Challenges Ahead” at the University of Malta, Department of Communications and Computer Engineering.