ITEC Research Day 2018

On Sept. 3rd, 2018, ITEC met for the annual research day. This being the first time for a lot of people, we learned a lot of interesting things on the work, focus and result of our colleagues and were able to identify potential collaborations and joint efforts. Time before lunch was filled by Pecha Kucha style presentations and after lunch we came together in group discussions to identify and report overlaps and potentially beneficial collaborations.

Prof. Radu Prodan and Dr. Dragi Kimovski participate at “The 1st ACM SIGOPS Summer School on Advanced Topics in Systems”

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Prof. Radu Prodan and Dr. Dragi Kimovski participate at “The 1st ACM SIGOPS Summer School on Advanced Topics in Systems” where with many proeminent speakers in the area of distributed systenms. They will also present a poster on their work on “A Nature-Inspired Adaptive Fog Architecture”.

Christian Timmerer

A Survey on Bitrate Adaptation Schemes for Streaming Media over HTTP accepted in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorial


ITEC researcher Christian Timmerer co-authored a survey on bitrate adaptation schemes for streaming media over HTTP which has been accepted in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorial and will be available as open access. This journal covers all aspects of the communication field with an impact factor of 20.23 according to IEEEExplore.

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Prof. Radu Prodan

HORIZON 2020 project ARTICONF accepted!

The project proposal “smART SocIal media eCOsytstems in a blockchaiN Federated environment” (ARTICONF) has been accepted and the project will be coordinated by ITEC under the leadership of Prof. Radu Prodan. There are seven participating project partners and the project duration is 36 months.

Mathias Lux

Mathias Lux is co-author of the new book “Set Phasers to Teach! Star Trek in Research and Teaching“ (published by Springer)

The book is a collection of essays by 16 international researchers from a wide variety of fields, discussing how Star Trek has influenced what they do and how they do it.Topics range from Astrophysics to Ethnology, from English and History to Medicine and Video Games, and from American Studies to the study of Collective Computing Systems.

Title of Mathias chapter: “Playing Captain Kirk: Designing a Video Game Based on Star Trek”

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Philipp Moll

Philipp Moll @ UCLA


Philipp Moll is currently visiting his Mentor Jeff Burke at UCLA in Los Angeles. During the stay at UCLA, he is working together with the researchers of the _Center for Research in Engineering, Media, and Performance_ (REMAP) and with Lixia Zhang’s group of the _Internet Research Lab_ (IRL).

The stay is enabled by the Young Scientists Mentoring Program of AAU, where Philipp Moll is taking part and mentored by Prof. Jeff Burke.

Mathias Lux

Successful Game Jam Retreat @ Turracherhöhe

From July 12th to July 14th, staff and students affiliated with the Klagenfurt Game Jam have gathered at the Turracher Höhe for a retreat to discuss the status quo of gaming at Universität Klagenfurt. Organised by Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Mathias Lux, the team of fellow professors, as well as university and student assistants, has taken a moment to celebrate the achievements of the past year, ranging from the most successful Game Jams in the history of AAU to the second Game Pics Show and the impressive start of the Game Studies and Engineering master’s programme, as well as to organise their future strategies and offerings. The serene landscape of the Gurktal was no mere backdrop for strict work, though: once the daily meetings were over, there was enough time to explore the beauty of the mountainside by hiking.

Christian Timmerer

Christian Timmerer to give a tutorial at IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) 2018 in San Diego, CA, USA


The IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) is sponsored by four IEEE societies since 2000 and provides a forum to discuss latest developments in the domain of multimedia technologies related to circuits and systems, communications, computer, and signal processing communities. Dr. Timmerer will give a full-day tutorial on “Delivering Traditional and Omnidirectional Media” together with renowned experts Ali C. Begen and Liangping Ma. Furthermore, he will participate in IEEE business meetings, notably board meeting of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC), and IEEE Technical Committee on Multimedia Computing (TCMC).




Prof. Radu Prodan and Dr. Dragi Kimovski participate in the kickoff meeting of ASPIDE

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The H2020 FET-HPC project ASPIDE started with the Kickoff meeting at the University Carlos III in Madrid.

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Sabrina Kletz

Sabrina Kletz presented her poster “On Reducing Effort in Evaluatiing Laparoscopic Skills” at Machine Learning Summer School (MLSS 2018), Buenos Aires, Argentinia.


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, we investigate state-of-the-art content analysis approaches for finding error-prone video sections.


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