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.

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 evaluation of HTTP adaptive streaming systems”. This paper responds to the challenge of a plethora of media players and adaptation algorithms showing different behavior but lack a common framework for both objective and subjective evaluation of such systems. Additionally, Dr. Timmerer is a guest speaker at Florida Atlantic University (per invitation from Prof. Oge Marques) where he will present a framework for adaptive delivery of omnidirectional video. Omnidirectional or 360-degree videos are considered as a next step towards a truly immersive media experience.

Such videos allow the user to change her/his viewing direction while consuming the video. The download-and-play paradigm (including DVD and

Blu-ray) is replaced by streaming, and the content is hosted solely within the cloud. This talk addresses the need for a scientific framework enabling the adaptive delivery of omnidirectional video within heterogeneous environments.

Poster Christian Timmerer Talk IEEE MIPZ 2018

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, California, USA. At the co-organised “CS-Seminar: HPDC Program Committee Research Talks”, he gave a presentation on “HPDG: Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming”.

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 Data Centers using Renewable Energy Sources”, a project jointly funded by ÖAD and DST.

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 in an “In-Cooperation H2020 research projects panel”, where he represented the two H2020 projects he is involved in: ENTICE and ASPIDE.

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.

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 investors Atomico, Constantia New Business, Dawn Capital, and Y Combinator. Bitmovin is a spin-off of Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, specifically the Institute of Information Technology (ITEC) and in the context of the FP7 projects ALICANTE and Social Sensor. Further news about Bitmovin can be found on their blog: Bitmovin blog
Links: Bitmovin , Techcrunch

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.