Successful theses defenses @ SOMA

We are proud and happy to announce the successful defense of two dissertations @ SOMA:

Anita Sobe: Self-Organizing Multimedia Delivery, Supervisors: Prof. Laszlo Böszörmenyi & Prof. Pascal Felber

Manfred del Fabro: Non-sequential Decomposition, Composition and Presentation of Multimedia Content, Supervisors: Prof. Laszlo Böszörmenyi & Prof. Alan Hanjalic

Both passed their defense with distinction! Congratulations!

Best Video Browser Award for Manfred del Fabro @ MMM 2012

MMM 2012

Manfred del Fabro participated with his AAU Video Browser in the Video Browser Showdown @ MMM 2012 and won the expert run.

Photos of the conference can be found here.

MMM 2012 @ Klagenfurt

MMM 2012The 18th International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling (MMM 2012) will be hosted by the Institute of Information Technology from January 4-6, 2012.  The conference is a leading international conference for researchers and industry practitioners to share their new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences from all MMM related areas.

We are honored to announce the following inspiring invited speakers this year:

We cordially invite faculty members and students to join the keynote talks!

More information is available at

Mathias Lux @ Top 10 ACM SIGMM Downloads

Top 10

We are very pleased that Mathias reached a top-ten position with his publication “Lire: lucene image retrieval: an extensible java CBIR library” at the top downloaded ACM SIGMM articles from the ACM Digital Library.

More information is available on the SIGMM Website.

Anita Sobe @ IEEEXtreme 24-Hour Programming Competition

IEEEXtremeIEEEXtreme 24-Hour Programming Competition is a global challenge in which approximately 1500 teams of IEEE student members compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems.

Anita Sobe from the SOMA team participated (together with Michael Grafl from ITEC and István Fehérvári from NES) and (preliminary) ranked #36. Photos of the competition!

Keynote of Laszlo Böszörmenyi @ AVSS 2011

AVSS 2011Prof. Böszörmenyi was invited to give a keynote speech at the 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance (AVSS 2011), hosted this year by the Pervasive Computing research group of the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems at Klagenfurt University.

In his talk he describes a set of ideas and presents some first results of realizing the idea of the Vision of the Crowds. Beside general considerations, two particular applications will be introduced, in the area of medicine (in particular endoscopic videos) and traffic.

Watch the full talk HERE

AVSS 2011 in Klagenfurt

AVSS 2011The 8th edition of AVSS takes place in Klagenfurt, Austria from August 30 to September 2, 2011.

AVSS is the prominent IEEE conference series on video and signal-based surveillance. AVSS provides a forum bringing together participants from the worlds of research, industry and government agencies sharing interest in various forms of surveillance. Starting in Genoa in 1998, it has continued to take place in exciting cities all over the world.

Lakeside Research Days 2011

The Research Days are an annual event concentrating on the core competence of Lakeside Labs – Self-organizing Networked Systems. During this workshop organized by Lakeside Labs GmbH in cooperation with the University of Klagenfurt, international experts devote themselves to a special topic in self-organization.

Further information

Prof. Klara Nahrstedt @ ITEC

Klara NahrstedtWe are very pleased to announce the visit of Prof. Klara Nahrstedt from Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She will meet with the various researchers at our University but will also give a talk with the following topic: “Mobile Networking Solutions for First Responders”. The colloquia will be held on July 11, 2011.

Her research interests are directed toward multimedia systems, quality of service (QoS) management in mobile networks, QoS routing, QoS-aware resource management, Quality of Protection (QoP) in multimedia systems, and real-time security in mission-critical systems.

SOMA @ ITEC Research Days 2011

ITEC Research Days 2011
On 26th and 27th April the ITEC Research Days 2011 took place. Many members of the Institute of Information Technology (including the members of the SOMA team) presented their current research topics. The following discussions resulted in intersting ideas for ongoing activities. The program can be found HERE.