2nd Winter Game Jam, December 14-16, 2018, Klagenfurt, Austria

The 2nd Winter Game Jam is open to everyone who likes games and wants to create, test and talk about games. Starting on Friday the topic will be revealed to all participants at the same time and random groups will brainstorm games. Then, after the ideas are pitched, team will emerge around ideas and games are to be created. Finally, on Sunday, the projects are presented to a jury and a price for the most awesome project is awarded.

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Our beloved Gamebert is now on Facebook! Background stories on Gamepics and the Game Jams are what he contributes to the general noise of the internet.

Gamebert is the figure of game related activities at Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt and the mascot of the Game Jams there.

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FWF Research Project SQUASH Approved

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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 automatic video content analysis, i.e, by content-based video retrieval and current methods of machine learning/deep learning.

More information is available here.

StarTrek Book Launch

StarTrek Book Launch Party, Dec 12 2018

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 PartyDecember 12, 2018 6-9 pmUniversität Klagenfurt | Stiftungssaal der Kärntner Sparkasse

Gepostet von Gamebert am Donnerstag, 6. Dezember 2018

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 Klagenfurt | Stiftungssaal der Kärntner Sparkasse

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.

Kultur-Förderpreis

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.

 

 

 

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.