Multimedia Communication (MMC)

Introduction

The research area “Multimedia Communication (MMC)” is being led by Prof. Hermann Hellwagner and Assoc. Prof. Christian Timmerer.

Research Topics

  • Multimedia communication and multimedia content adaptation
  • Multimedia Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE)
  • Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH)
  • 360° video/VR streaming
  • Multimedia delivery in Information-Centric Networks (ICN)
  • Communication in multi-UAV systems
  • Standardization (ISO/IEC MPEG)

News

Christian Timmerer
Authors: Wen Ji, Zhu Li, H. Vincent Poor, Christian Timmerer, and Wenwu Zhu Abstract: With the growing integration of telecommunication networks, Internet of Things (IoT), and 5G networks, there is a tremendous demand for multimedia services…
Christian Timmerer
Authors: Abdelhak Bentaleb (National University of Singapore), Christian Timmerer (Alpen-Adria Universität & Bitmovin Inc,), Ali C. Begen(Ozyegin University), and Roger Zimmermann (National University of Singapore) Abstract:…
Autor: Raimund Schatz (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology), Anatoliy Zabrovskiy (Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt), Christian Timmerer (Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Bitmovin Inc.) Abstract: Omnidirectional video (ODV) streaming…
Philipp Moll
Philipp Moll presented the paper “Distributing the Game State of Online Games: Towards an NDN Version of Minecraft” on the 6th International Workshop on Research Advancements in Future Networking Technologies. The Workshop was held in conjunction…
Christian Timmerer
Authors: Abdelhak Bentaleb, Christian Timmerer, Ali C. Begen, and Roger Zimmermann Abstract: HTTP adaptive streaming (HAS) with chunked transfer encoding can be used to reduce latency without sacrificing the coding ef- ficiency. While this…
The paper "Active Online Learning for Social Media Analysis to Support Crisis Management" was published as an "early access" article in the journal IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (Q1 in ScimagoJR). The research leading to these results received funding from the EU FP7 Programme under grant agreement no. 261817 and was performed in collaboration with Bournemouth University, UK.
Christian Timmerer
Authors: Raimund Schatz (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology), Anatoliy Zabrovskiy (Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt), Christian Timmerer(Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Bitmovin Inc.) Abstract: Omnidirectional video (ODV) streaming…
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…
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…
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…
Hermann Hellwagner actively participated in the "IKT-Konvent 2018" in Vienna on September 17, 2018. The event was to boost Austrian R&D, commercial, and educational activities toward the fully digital and connected world. As one of the panel…
Christian Timmerer
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…
Philipp Moll
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…
Christian Timmerer
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,…
Christian Timmerer
The 123rd MPEG meeting will be hosted from Monday, 16 July 2018 to Friday, 20 July 2018 in Ljubljana. The agenda contains various standardization items in the area of audio, video, 3D graphics, and systems, specifically on versatile video…
This keynote speech will give an overview of the research work on multi‐UAV systems (or: drone swarms) at AAU Klagenfurt, performed over almost a decade in the research focus area 'Networked and Autonomous Systems'. Several research groups…
Christian Timmerer
Real-time entertainment services deployed over the open, unmanaged Internet – streaming audio and video – account now for more than 70% of the Internet traffic and it is assumed that this number will reach 80% by 2021. The technology used…
Daniel, our former team-member, was one of the 2018 candidates for the Heinz Zemanek Dissertation Award. He presented his dissertation ("Towards Effective Multimedia Dissemination in Information-Centric Networks", supervised by Prof. Hermann…
Philipp Moll
Abstract: Recent research in the field of Information-Centric Networking (ICN) shows the need for push-based data transfer, which is not supported in current pull-based ICN architectures, such as Named Data Networking (NDN). IoT deployments…
Christian Timmerer
Qualinet is a network of excellence initially funded by COST and technical sponsor of the International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (Qomex). Christian Timmerer is a member of the management committee and working group leader…
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…
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…
Andreas Leibetseder
At the CARE Workshop within the MICCAI 2017 (20th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention 2017), held in Quebec from September 10-14, Andreas Leibetseder received the Best Paper Award for the paper…

Ongoing Projects

The research team actively participates in several international and national research projects on all levels, ranging from basic research to application-oriented projects and direct cooperation with industry. BITMOVIN (bitmovin.com), a company offering software for complex video services, is a successful spin-off of this research area.

  • PROMETHEUS: Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) & BITMOVIN – 2017-2019
  • DYNACON: Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) & Department of Applied Informatics (AINF) – 2017-2020
  • CONCERT: Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF) – 2014-2018
  • DRONEZ: T-Mobile & Institut für Vernetzte und Eingebettete Systeme & Institut für Intelligente Systemtechnologien – 2017-2020

Completed Projects

We gained our expertise due to actively participation in numerous international and national research projects, ranging from basic research to application-oriented projects and direct cooperation with industry, such as:

  • AdvUHD-DASH (FFG)
  • BRIDGE (EU, FP7)
  • SINUS (KWF)
  • Social Sensor (EU, FP7)
  • ALICANTE (EU, FP7)
  • P2P NEXT (EU, FP7)