Introduction

The “Distributed and Parallel Systems” research area led by Prof. Radu Prodan focuses on research and development of software tools to support the development and execution cycle of scientific and industrial applications on current parallel and distributed computing infrastructures.

Research Topics

  • parallel and distributed systems
  • Cloud computing and simulation
  • high-performance computing
  • performance analysis and prediction
  • resource management and scheduling
  • multi-objective optimization
  • programming and runtime environments
  • compiler technology
  • energy efficiency

News

Prof. Radu Prodan
Radu Prodan's paper in Journal of Supercomputing ("E-OSched: a load balancing scheduler for heterogeneous multicores") is online now and can be accessed from the following URLs: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11227-018-2435-1
Prof. Kashif Munir from the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan, visits ITEC@AAU for a period of two months, invited by Prof. Radu Prodan. They will jointly investigate novel architectures and networking…
Dr. Dragi Kimovski presented his work on "Adaptive Nature-inspired Fog Architecture" at the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing (ICFEC 2018).
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.
Prof. Radu Prodan
Prof. Radu Prodan participated at the program committee meeting of "The 27th International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing" (an A*-class conference) organised at Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory in Berkley,…
Prof. Neeraj Kumar and three other researchers from the Thapar University, Patiala, Punjub, India, visited ITEC@AAU for a period of 10 days. They research together with Prof. Radu Prodan a "QoS-aware Energy Management Scheme for Self-Sustainable…
Prof. Radu Prodan
Prof. Radu Prodan participated at the final meeting of the "Network for Ultra-scale Computing (NESUS)" COST action, where he was co-leader of the "State of the art and continuous learning in Ultra Scale Computing Systems" working group. He participated…
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Prof. Radu Prodan and Dr. Dragi Kimovski participated at the final review of the H2020 project "ENTICE: Decentralised Repositories for Transparent and Efficient Virtual Machine Operations", coordinated by their previous affiation, the University…
Narges Mehran officially joined Radu Prodan's team at ITEC@AAU
Prof. Radu Prodan
Prof. Radu Prodan together with Prof. Vlado Stankovski from the University of Ljubljana edited a special issue on the modern topic of "Storage for the Big Data Era" in the Journal of Grid Computing.
Prof. Radu Prodan and his group of three researchers from the University of Innsbruck (Dr. Dragi Kimovski, Roland Mathá and Nishant Saubrauh) officially joined ITEC@AAU.
Prof. Radu Prodan acquired a new H2020 FET-HPC project called ASPIDE: exAScale ProgramIng models for extreme Data procEssing. The ASPIDE project will contribute with the definition of a new programming paradigms, APIs, runtime tools and methodologies…
tiroler cloud
Prof. Radu Prodan together with the help of Prof. Hermann Hellwagner obtained aproval for transfering the FFG Bridge-1 project Tiroler Cloud "A federated energy‐aware Cloud for industrial, business, and scientific applications" from the University…
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Radu Prodan

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Radu Prodan

Full Professor
Office hours
Room
E.2.62
Fax
+43 463 2700 993616
DI Dr. Dragi Kimovski

DI Dr. Dragi Kimovski

Postdoctoral Researcher
Room
E.2.51
Projects
Roland Mathá MSc

Roland Mathá MSc

Project Assistant
Room
E.2.55
Projects
eRamp, Tiroler Cloud
Narges Mehran MSc

Narges Mehran MSc

Project Assistant
Nishant Saurabh MSc

Nishant Saurabh MSc

Project Assistant

Ongoing Projects

We actively participate in numerous international and national research projects, ranging from basic research to application-oriented projects and direct cooperation with industry, such as:

  • ASPIDE: exAScale ProgramIng models for extreme Data processing, European Commission, H2020-FETHPC-2017, 2018 – 2020.
  • Tiroler Cloud: A federated Cloud for energy-aware resource provisioning for industrial and scientific applications, Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), 2015 – 2018.

Completed Projects

We gained our expertise due to actively participation in numerous international and national research projects, ranging from basic research to application-oriented projects and direct cooperation with industry, such as:

  • ENTICE: dEcentralized repositories for traNsparent and efficienT vIrtual maChine opErations, H2020-ICT-2014-1, 2015 – 2018
  • eRamp: Excellence in Speed and Reliability for More than Moore Technologies, ENIAC Joint Undertaking, 2014 – 2016

Teaching

We teach basic lectures on distributed systems and compiler technology in bachelor and advanced Cloud, peer-to-peer, and parallel systems in the master program.

ASKALON

We integrate our innovative tools, services, and methodologies researched in the ASKALON environment aiming to make the development, optimization, and execution of real industrial and scientific applications on distributed computing environments an everyday practice.

Collaborations

We closely collaborate with the Distributed and Parallel Systems group at the University of Innsbruck affiliated to us.

Multimedia Communication (MMC)

Introduction

The research area “Multimedia Communication (MMC)” is being led by Prof. Hermann Hellwagner and Assoc. Prof. Christian Timmerer.

Research Topics

  • Multimedia communication and multimedia content adaptation
  • Multimedia Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE)
  • Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH)
  • 360° video/VR streaming
  • Multimedia delivery in Information-Centric Networks (ICN)
  • Communication in multi-UAV systems
  • Standardization (ISO/IEC MPEG)

News

Christian Timmerer
Qualinet is a network of excellence initially funded by COST and technical sponsor of the International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (Qomex). Christian Timmerer is a member of the management committee and working group leader…
Christian Timmerer
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…
Bitmovin, the online video software and infrastructure company founded by the co-creators of the MPEG-DASH video streaming standard, has raised $30 million in Series B funding. The round is led by Highland Europe, with participation from existing…
Andreas Leibetseder
At the CARE Workshop within the MICCAI 2017 (20th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention 2017), held in Quebec from September 10-14, Andreas Leibetseder received the Best Paper Award for the paper…

Ongoing Projects

The research team actively participates in several international and national research projects on all levels, ranging from basic research to application-oriented projects and direct cooperation with industry. BITMOVIN (bitmovin.com), a company offering software for complex video services, is a successful spin-off of this research area.

  • PROMETHEUS: Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) & BITMOVIN – 2017-2019
  • DYNACON: Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) & Department of Applied Informatics (AINF) – 2017-2020
  • CONCERT: Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF) – 2014-2018
  • DRONEZ: T-Mobile & Institut für Vernetzte und Eingebettete Systeme & Institut für Intelligente Systemtechnologien – 2017-2020

Completed Projects

We gained our expertise due to actively participation in numerous international and national research projects, ranging from basic research to application-oriented projects and direct cooperation with industry, such as:

  • AdvUHD-DASH (FFG)
  • BRIDGE (EU, FP7)
  • SINUS (KWF)
  • Social Sensor (EU, FP7)
  • ALICANTE (EU, FP7)
  • P2P NEXT (EU, FP7)

Multimedia Information Systems

We at ITEC strongly believe that multimedia content creation, retrieval, sharing and processing offer great research challenges and research in this area is beneficial to cultural and technology development of our society.

More specifically, we focus our research on

  • Interactive multimedia search and retrieval
  • Multimedia analytics
  • Medical multimedia information systems
  • Multimedia indexing and retrieval
  • User-centered multimedia and multimedia experience

One of our main research topics is medical multimedia information systems, where we investigate novel methods to automatically analyze the content of medical videos (from endoscopic inspections/surgeries, or microscopic surgeries) and use analysis results to build up an information retrieval system for a medical video database. This includes automatic filtering of relevant content, effective domain-specific compression of video data, automatic content indexing and detection of semantics, such as anatomical structures, instruments, surgical actions, and surgical errors, as well as the investigation of efficient and appropriate interfaces to provide browsing and searching (i.e., content-based retrieval) in the underlying video data. Relevant research projects in this field are: EndoVIP, EndoVIP2, CODE-MM, and KISMET. More details on our research on medical multimedia information systems can be found here.

Another important topic is interactive video retrieval (for videos in general), where we investigate novel interfaces and approaches to improve content-based search in large video archives. For that effort, we organize an annual international video retrieval competition since 2012, called the Video Browser Showdown. There we evaluate video retrieval systems developed by international researchers in the field of multimedia, which compete in solving Known-Item Search (KIS) as well as Ad-Hoc Video Search (AVS) tasks as quickly as possible for a shared video dataset. For the last three years we used the IAAC.3 dataset for that purpose, consisting of 4.593 Internet Archive videos, covering 600h of video content, in collaboration with NIST/TRECVID, which also provided challenging AVS tasks.

ITEC also has a strong track record in visual information retrieval including local and global visual features, temporal features for video retrieval and lately deep learning for visual information retrieval. The popular open source software libraries Lire and LireSolr are just two examples of successful research to application projects. We also consider multimedia not independent from users and investigate user intentions and user goals in context of multimedia consumption and retrieval systems, i.e., by investigating relevance of search results in comparison to the question why people actually triggered a search. In this context we also organize tracks at MultimediaEval on a regular basis.