• March 18, 2022: The Horizon Europe project proposal “Scalable Platform for Innovations on Real-time Immersive Telepresence” (SPIRIT) got accepted. Most important partners: Ericsson GmbH, Deutsche Telekom AG (and associated companies), Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI), Ghent University, University of Surrey.
  • Jan. 26, 2022: The ISO/IEC MPEG standardization group, with notable contributions by Assoc.Prof. Christian Timmerer, received one of the 73rd Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards by NATAS.

Research Group

The research group „Multimedia Communication (MMC)“ was founded and is being led by Prof. Hermann Hellwagner. Assoc.Prof. Christian Timmerer is now co-lead of the group.

The research activities of the group are in the areas of

  • Adaptive video streaming: Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH)
  • Multimedia Quality of Service/Experience (QoS/QoE)
  • 360° video and point cloud streaming over 5G; edge computing
  • Standardization within ISO/IEC MPEG
  • Communication in UAV systems

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

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.