MPEG (at) ITEC
Hermann Hellwagner is a full professor of computer
science at the Department of Information Technology (ITEC), University
Klagenfurt, Austria. His current research areas are distributed multimedia
systems, multimedia communications, and Internet QoS. Current projects are
on digital video communication, a streaming protocol and a system supporting
media adaptation, and multimedia bitstream description techniques within the
MPEG-21 Digital Item Adaptation (DIA) standardization effort. He is the
editor of several books and has published on parallel computer architecture
and parallel programming and, more recently, on multimedia communications
and adaptation. He has organized several international conferences and workshops.
Dr. Hellwagner is a member of the IEEE, GI (German Informatics
Society) and OCG (Austrian Computer Society) as well as the head of the Austrian
delegation to the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG – ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11).
Christian Timmerer received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in Applied
Informatics at University of Klagenfurt, Department of Information Technology
(ITEC). He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree at the same university in the
field of multimedia adaptation.
He joined the University of Klagenfurt in 1999 and is currently
a University Assistant and chairs the IT administration group of the Department
of Information Technology. 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, and distributed multimedia adaptation. He
has been participating in the work of ISO/MPEG for several years, notably as the
deputy head of the Austrian delegation, coordinator of several core experiments,
co-chair of several ad-hoc groups, and as editor for Part 7 and 8 of MPEG-21, Digital
Item Adaptation and Reference Software.
Harald Kosch is an associate professor at the University of
Klagenfurt. His domains of interest are distributed information systems, inlcuding
researach in DBMS, multimedia database technologies, web databases, middleware, and
Internet applications. He started research at the École Normale Supèrieure in 1993
during postgraduate study and entered the Ph.D. program in 1994, obtaining his Ph.D.
degree in June 1997 and his habilitation degree in June 2002 (University Klagenfurt).
He actively participates in the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) in MPEG-7 and
MPEG-21 standardization and is involved in several international research projects in
the domain of distributed information systems.