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  • Opportunity for Bachelor/Master Thesis at Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT), Munich, Germany. For further information, please contact me.
  • Please consider submitting a paper to NOSSDAV 2016 (Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video) and/or other workshops, to be held in conjunction with ACM MMSys 2016 (Conference on Multimedia Systems), 10-13 May 2016, Klagenfurt, Austria.
  • Papers for MuSIC 2016 (Workshop on Multimedia Streaming in Information-/Content-Centric Networks), to be held in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2016 (International Conference on Computer Communications), 10-15 April 2016, San Francisco, CA, USA, are currently under review.

Research Group

The research group “Multimedia Communication (MMC)” was founded and is being led by Prof. Hermann Hellwagner. In addition, the group currently comprises one associate professor (Christian Timmerer), two university assistants, two project researchers, one student staff member, and two administrative and technical staff members.

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The research activities of the group are in the areas of

  • Multimedia communication and QoS/QoE provisioning
  • Adaptive video streaming: Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH)
  • Use of Scalable Video Coding (SVC) technology
  • Multimedia content distribution in Information-Centric Networks (ICN)
  • QoE beyond audio-visual perception: sensory experience
  • Standardization within ISO/IEC MPEG
  • Multimedia in disaster management

The focus of the MMC group is clearly on adaptive delivery of audio-visual contents.

The projects being pursued by the group typically contribute to the Content-Aware Networks area of Future Internet research. As one aspect, we are currently investigating the use of Scalable Video Coding (SVC) technology in such networks.

The group 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.

In teaching, the MMC group covers the technical courses of the Informatics study programme such as Computer Organization, Operating Systems, Computer Networks, Servers and Clusters, Multimedia Technology, and Adaptive Media Streaming.

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