Sabrina Kletz

Sabrina Kletz @ ACM Multimedia Conference 2018, Seoul

On Reducing Effort in Evaluating Laparoscopic Skills

Abstract: Training and evaluation of laparoscopic skills have become an important aspect of young surgeons’ education. The evaluation process is currently performed manually by experienced surgeons through reviewing video recordings of laparoscopic procedures for detecting technical errors using conventional video players and specific pen and paper rating schemes. The problem is, that the manual review process is time-consuming and exhausting, but nevertheless necessary to support young surgeons in their educational training. Motivated by the need to reduce the effort in evaluating laparoscopic skills, this PhD project aims at investigating state-of-the-art content analysis approaches for finding error-prone video sections in surgery videos. In this proposal, the focus specifically lies on performance assessment in gynecologic laparoscopy using the Generic Error Rating Tool (GERT).

Conference: 2018 ACM Multimedia Conference, October 22–26, 2018, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Track: Doctoral Symposium

ITEC alumnus Daniel Posch awarded with “Carinthian Digitization Scholarship”

ITEC alumnus Daniel Posch wins the digitization scholarship (Digitalisierungsstipendium des Landes Kärnten)  of the Province of Carinthia within the category “Dissertation” (Supervision: Prof. Hellwagner). “

Klaus Schöffmann awarded with the Carinthian “Kultur-Förderpreis”

Klaus Schöffmann was awarded with the Carinthian “Kultur-Förderpreis” (area technical sciences).  More information is available HERE and HERE. Klaus will receive the prize officially on December 10, 2018 by the carinthian governor.


Radu Prodan @ Kleine Zeitung

An interview with Radu Prodan was published in the local newspaper Kleine Zeitung – learn more HERE.



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.




Inaugural lecture of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Radu Prodan „The Fun Side of Distributed Systems“

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inaugural lecture of Radu Prodan

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


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