Entries by Rudolf Messner


8th Video Browser Showdown (VBS) at MMM2019 in Thessaloniki

Last week, Klaus Schoeffmann co-organized the 8th Video Browser Showdown (VBS) at MMM2019 in Thessaloniki, and it was a great success. For the first time they used the V3C1 dataset (Part 1 of the Vimeo Creative Commons Collection), which consists of 7475 video files that amount for about 1000 hours of content. The six participating teams (including […]


Hermann Hellwagner appointed Member of Scientific Board of Christian Doppler Research Association

Prof. Hellwagner, head of ITEC, has been appointed Member of the Scientific Board of  the CD Research Association for the period of 2019. The Christian Doppler Research Association promotes cooperation between science and business, whereas the Scientific Board and its members serve as scientific advisory committee to ensure the quality of research. The CDG Scientific […]


Christian Doppler Research Association approves ATHENA project proposal

ATHENA stands for Adaptive Streaming over HTTP and Emerging Networked Multimedia Services and has been jointly proposed by the Institute of Information Technology (ITEC; https://itec.aau.at) at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (AAU) and Bitmovin GmbH (https://bitmovin.com) to address current and future research and deployment challenges of HTTP adaptive steaming (HAS) and emerging streaming methods.


FWF Research Project SQUASH Approved

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 […]

StarTrek Book Launch

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 […]

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. […]


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

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 […]