Medical Multimedia Information Systems

For his continuous support of the International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling (MMM) and his ongoing contributions to the MMM community, yesterday Assoc.Prof. Klaus Schöffmann was awarded with the MMM’22 Community Leadership Award at the Gala Dinner in Phu Quoc, Vietnam.


Over two days (June 6-7, 2022) the 11th Video Browser Showdown (VBS) –, co-organized by Klaus Schöffmann, took place in Phu Quoc, Vietnam. Sixteen teams participated  in about six hours of competition to solve video content search tasks in a large video dataset (V3C1+V3C2), comprising 2300 hours of video content (17235 video files). Eleven teams on site, together with 5 more teams online, accepted the challenge, competed with each other, and showcased their state-of-the-art video search systems to the conference public of MMM 2022 (  Congratulations to the winning teams of different search categories: vibro (Germany), CVHunter (Czech Republic), VISIONE (Italy).

This years´s “Lange Nacht der Forschung” took place on May 20, 2022. The LNDF is Austria´s most significant national research event to present the accomplishments to the broad public. ITEC was represented by three stations and involved in the station of Computer Games and Engineering, and it was a fantastic experience for everyone! We tried to make our research easily understandable for everyone.


We are happy that our tutorial on Open Challenges of Interactive Video Search and Evaluation (by Jakub Lokoc, Klaus Schöffmann, Werner Bailer, Luca Rossetto, and Björn Thor Jonsson) has been accepted for ACM Multimedia (ACMMM 2022), to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, in October 2022.

The 5th Annual Lifelog Search Challenge (LSC 2022), co-organized by Klaus Schöffmann, will be this year’s grand challenge at the ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR 2022) in Newark, NJ, USA. More information here:

Klaus Schöffmann will give an invited talk about Relevant Content Detection in Cataract Surgery Videos at the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications (IPTA) on April 19, 2022, in Salzburg, Austria. More information here:

Klaus Schöffmann will give a tutorial about Medical Video Processing at the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications (IPTA) on April 19, 2022, in Salzburg, Austria. More information here:

We are happy that our 2nd International Workshop on Interactive Multimedia Retrieval (IMuR) has been accepted for the ACM Multimedia Conference 2022 (ACMMM) in Lisbon, Portugal. More information can be found here:

Natalia Sokolova

On April 6th, 2022, Natalia Mathá (former Sokolova) successfully defended her thesis on “Relevance Detection and Relevance-Based Video Compression in Cataract Surgery Videos” under the supervision of Assoc.-Prof. Klaus Schöffmann and Assoc.-Prof. Christian Timmerer. The defense was chaired by Univ.-Prof. Hermann Hellwagner and the examiners were Assoc.-Prof. Konstantin Schekotihin and Assoc.-Prof. Mathias Lux. Congratulations to Dr. Mathá for this great achievement!

Natalia Sokolova

Congratulations to Natalia Sokolova, who got her journal paper on “Automatic detection of pupil reactions in cataract surgery videos” accepted in the PLOS ONE journal. This work has been (co-)authored by Natalia Sokolova, Klaus Schoeffmann, Mario Taschwer, Stephanie Sarny, Doris Putzgruber-Adamitsch, and Yosuf El-Shabrawi.