Curriculum Vitae

Christian Timmerer received his M.Sc. (Dipl.-Ing.) in January 2003 and his Ph.D. (Dr.techn.) in June 2006 (for research on the adaptation of scalable multimedia content in streaming and constraint environments) both from the Klagenfurt University. He joined the Klagenfurt University in 1999 and is currently a Assistant Professor (Ass.-Prof.) at the Department of Information Technology (ITEC) – Multimedia Communication Group where he also chairs the IT administration group. At the university, he has been working on coding-format agnostic resource adaptation within the MPEG-21 Multimedia Framework. Other research interests include the transport of multimedia content, multimedia adaptation in constrained and streaming environments, distributed multimedia adaptation, and Quality of Service / Quality of Experience.

He has published more than 60 papers (incl. book chapters and tutorials) in these areas and he has been a chair of the “Special Session on UMA (WIAMIS 2006) and the “Workshop on End-to-End QoS for UMA” (AXMEDIS2006). Furthermore, he was the general chair of WIAMIS2008, ISMW2009, EUMOB2009, AVSTP2P2010, and WoMAN2011. He organized a Special Session on Modern Media Transport at MMSys2011. Additionally, he is an editorial board member of the Encyclopedia of Multimedia, ACM/Springer International Journal on Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP), and associate editor for IEEE Computer Science Computing Now, a new online front end to all IEEE CS magazine which transitions the printed media to virtual adopting and applying Web 2.0 principles in practice. He is the inaugurating chair of the IEEE CS Special Technical Community on Social Networking (STCSN). Finally, he as an area editor for the Elsevier journal on Signal Processing: Image Communication and a key member of the Interest Group (IG) on Image and Video Coding as well as Quality of Experience of the IEEE Multimedia Communication Technical Committee.

He has been actively participating in several EC-funded projects, notably the FP6-IST-DANAE (2004-2006), FP6-IST-ENTHRONE (2006-2008), FP7-ICT-P2P-Next (2008-2012), FP7-ICT-ALICANTE (2010-2013), COST-IC1003-Qualinet (2010-2014), and FP7-ICT-SocialSensor (2011-2015) projects. For the FP6-IST-ENTHRONE and FP-7-ICT-ALICANTE, he served as a work package leader and chaired the End-to-End QoS Management Committee. Additionally, he has been appointed as an expert member of the FP6-IST-AXMEDIS User Group and as an external expert board member for the same project.

Dr. Timmerer participated in the work of ISO/MPEG for several years, notably as the head of the Austrian delegation, coordinator of several core experiments, co-chair of several ad-hoc groups, and as an editor for Parts 7 and 8 of MPEG-21, Digital Item Adaptation and Reference Software for which he received ISO/IEC certificates. His current contributions are in the area of the MPEG Extensible Middleware (MXM), MPEG-V (Media Context and Control formerly known as Information Exchange with Virtual Worlds), Advanced IPTV Terminal (AIT), and Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH), and MPEG Media Transport (MMT) for which (i.e., MXM and MPEG-V) he also serves as an editor.

He is a member of IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Communications Society, and ACM SIGMM.

Publications and MPEG contributions can be found under


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