Roland Tusch

Roland TuschDr. Roland Tusch was the head of the Mobile Multimedia Systems (M³-Systems) research group, which is ITEC’s research group focusing on applied research projects with partners from the local industry. He received his M.Sc. (Dipl.-Ing.) in December 1999 and his Ph.D. (Dr.techn.) in April 2004, both from the University of Klagenfurt. In his master thesis, he developed a generic indexing model for semantic and physical video indexing. His Ph.D. thesis has been accomplished in the course of the ADMITS project and dealt with methods and techniques for offensive adaptation of streaming services and streaming content in distributed multimedia systems. From May 2005 to July 2007, he was a collaborator of the CAMUS project and focused on applied research studies in context-aware multimedia services. Since October 2007, he leads the applied research-oriented LOOK project, which develops a multimedia-enhanced traffic content platform for Austria’s local street network operator ASFiNAG. He is author of a number of publications in the area of adaptive and context-aware multimedia services in refereed international journals and conference proceedings.

Felix Pletzer

Felix Pletzer was born in 1982 in Oberpullendorf, Austria. He studied Telematics at Graz University of Technology and received his Dipl.-Ing.-degree (with distinction) in April 2008. As part of his studies he spent 6 months at Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, working on a service oriented middleware for wireless sensor networks. He wrote his master thesis at the Institute for Technical Informatics (ITI) in the field of middleware aspects and RF based localization and for wireless sensing nodes. In February 2009 he joined the Pervasive Computing Group at University of Klagenfurt, Austria, working as researcher at the SOMA project.

Manfred del Fabro

Manfred  del  Fabro studied informatics at Klagenfurt  University. He received his degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in February 2009 (with distinction). In his master´s thesis he focused on the user interface and interaction aspects of video browsing, thereby designing and implementing an extensible toolkit for non-sequential video exploration. While studying, Manfred also worked for an Austrian internet service provider as a member of their Voice over IP (VoIP) product development team, helping to migrate  several companies from traditional phone systems to VoIP-based systems. In March 2009 he joined the Distributed Multimedia Systems group and is now working on his PhD thesis in the SOMA project. His current research focuses on video composition and decomposition (such as video summarization).

Marian Kogler

Marian Kogler studied informatics at Klagenfurt University with a focus on distributed multimedia systems. Beside his studies he worked at the M3-Systems research lab and at BAP enterprise, developing enterprise resource planning software.  He finished his studies in April 2009 with his master’s thesis entitled “command protocols in distributed and video-supported traffic management systems“, which was written as part of a national project with ASFINAG as the industrial partner.  He joined the Distributed Multimedia Systems group in May 2009, where he is currently working on his PhD thesis within the Lakeside Labs research project SOMA.

Anita Sobe

Anita Sobe finished her master´s degree in informatics at Klagenfurt University in spring 2008. She wrote her diploma thesis at the NEC Network Labs in Heidelberg about the interworking of the Generic Bootstrapping Architecture and the Liberty Alliance Identity Provider in IMS-based IPTV systems.
Before that, she completed an internship (Praxissemester) at the IBM Zurich Research Lab. She teaches practical courses in distributed systems and programming. In her current research as a university assistant, she is concentrating on self-organizing multimedia delivery.

Mathias Lux (ITEC)

Dr. Mathias Lux is University Assistant at the Institute of Information Technology at the University of Klagenfurt in the distributed multimedia systems group. He received his master degree in Mathematics in 2004 and his Ph.D. in Telematics in 2006, both with distinction from Graz University of Technology. His Ph.D. thesis focused on semantics in multimedia metadata, especially MPEG-7. Having worked as researcher and project manager in the Know-Center, the Competence Center for Knowledge Based Applications in Graz, he has experience in the management and organization of research projects.

Mathias Lux has an extensive research record in the field of multimedia metadata. His experi-ence encompasses research on annotation, metadata based multimedia retrieval, and social software and user intentions. He published numerous papers at peer reviewed conferences and some peer reviewed journals. Lately, he published a book on multimedia semantics as editor. His current research focus is on intentional metadata and social aspects of multimedia annota-tion and retrieval. He is a founding member of the Multimedia Metadata Community (, which has organized several successful scientific events.

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Klaus Schöffmann (ITEC)

Klaus SchoeffmannKlaus Schöffmann received his Ph.D. degree (Dr.techn.) from Klagenfurt University in June 2009. In his Ph.D. thesis he investigated possibilities to combine video browsing, video retrieval, and video summarization in order to allow for immediate video exploration. His current research focuses on user-centric video search, including user interfaces, content visualization and interaction models for video search and retrieval as well as integration of users and their potential knowledge about the content to be found. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications on video browsing, video exploration, and video content analysis. Furthermore, he teaches various courses (ranging from programming languages over operating systems to multimedia systems) and he has (co-)organized special sessions at international conferences and workshops. He is a member of the IEEE society and a reviewer for international conferences and journals in the field of multimedia.


Laszlo Böszörmenyi (ITEC)

Dr. László Böszörményi is a full professor and the head of the Institute of Information Tech-nology at the University Klagenfurt. He received his M.Sc. in 1972 and his Ph.D. in 1980 from the Technical University Budapest, Hungary. His main research areas are distributed and parallel systems with emphasis on adaptive distributed multimedia systems, multimedia proxy and gateway architectures, resource scheduling in distributed multimedia systems, program-ming languages, and compilers.

László Böszörményi is author of several books and publishes regularly in refereed international journals and conference proceedings. He is organizer and program committee member of several international workshops and conferences. He is a member of the ACM, IEEE, and the OCG, and he is deputy head of the Austrian delegation to the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG – ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29 WG11).

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Bernhard Rinner (NES)

Bernhard RinnerDr. Bernhard Rinner is a full professor and chair of pervasive computing at University of Klagenfurt, Austria. He received both his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Telematics from Graz University of Technology in 1996 and 1993, respectively. Before joining Klagenfurt he was with Graz University of Technology and held research positions at the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin in 1995 and 1998/99. His research interests include parallel and distributed processing, embedded systems as well as mobile and pervasive computing. Bernhard Rinner is currently working on pervasive computer systems, multi-DSP architectures, embedded multimedia systems, and distributed smart cameras.

Dr. Rinner has authored and co-authored more than 100 papers for journals, conferences and workshops, lead several research projects and served as reviewer, program committee member, program chair and editor-in-chief. He is co-founder of the ACM/IEEE International Con-ference on Distributed Smart Cameras and serves as guest editor of a special issue on distri-buted smart cameras in The Proceedings of the IEEE.  He is member of the IEEE, IFIP and TIV (Telematik Ingenieurverband).

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