The University of Klagenfurt and Bitmovin collaborate on innovative video transmission technologies

Bitmovin is a leading global provider of online video technology. Working with the University of Klagenfurt and funded by the Federal Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW), collaborative efforts will now focus on new technologies set to improve the video streaming experience in the future. Bearing the title ATHENA (Adaptive Streaming over HTTP and Emerging Networked Multimedia Services), the project has been endowed with a budget worth several million Euros.

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Simulating cyber-physical threats to the City of Vienna

A large number of critical infrastructure facilities are located in cities and their surroundings, providing essential services in a compact geographical space and resulting in mutual physical and logical dependencies. The provision of services such as electricity, gas, water, communication, food, fuel, road or rail, in particular, is achieved by operating extensive networks. In the FFG-funded project ODYSSEUS, Stefan Rass (Institute of Applied Informatics) and his team are working on developing a framework for a simulation designed to forecast the consequences of attacks on such interlinked infrastructure facilities.  

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Europe’s largest Dronehall is open for business

Researchers investigating autonomous drones can now use a cutting-edge research infrastructure at the University of Klagenfurt, measuring up to 150 square meters and a height of ten meters. This is a tremendous boost for the “Drone-Hub Klagenfurt”, already known for hosting some of the world’s top players in the field.

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Automatic analysis of eye surgery

In many cases, modern ophthalmic surgery involves the video recording of surgical proceedings. The video material is either used for training purposes or for the subsequent reconstruction of operation sequences. Klaus Schöffmann has assembled a research team to work on the automatic recognition of relevant sequences within the scope of an FWF-funded project. Natalia Sokolova, a doctoral candidate at the Department of Information Technology, is a member of the project team and her work focuses on improving the search for particularly “relevant” surgical phases.

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Innovation boost for “learning factory”: European research project “SemI40” generates path-breaking findings

Scientists and researchers have been conducting intensive research into the further development of autonomous factories in the framework of the European “SemI40” project (Power Semiconductor and Electronics Manufacturing 4.0). Under the leadership of Infineon Austria, 37 partners from science and industry have made decisive progress in the development of processes and methods for Industry 4.0 applications over the past three project years. The result: a unique security concept for networked communication of factories, a quality leap in the production process, plus significant improvements in energy efficiency.

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Venkata Pathuri Bhuvana: Looking for solutions

Alumni Venkata Pathuri Bhuvana has completed the PhD program “Interactive and Cognitive Environments (ICE)” at the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems. He is fascinated by the search for solutions.

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Book recommendations for the Advent and Christmas season


We are pleased to bring you reading recommendations for the (pre-)Christmas season as suggested by our colleagues here at the University of Klagenfurt – either for your own reading pleasure or as gift ideas. In addition, you can watch a short video of a member of staff reading from their recommended book – bookmark this page to view the latest video each Advent Sunday. We wish you pleasant hours with the reading matter of your choice!

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Sandeep Katragada: Exchange with international students at the University of Klagenfurt

Alumni Sandeep Katragada has completed the PhD program “Interactive and Cognitive Environments (ICE)” at the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems. Technical innovations and their journey from idea to market launch are his passion. Read more

Der Atlas Novus mit der ersten wirklichkeitsnahen Karte von China

Der Atlas Novus, bekannt auch als Atlas Blaeu, zählt zu den umfangreichsten Kartenwerken des 17. Jahrhunderts. Die Universitätsbibliothek präsentiert die Bände Europa, England, Schottland und China der lateinischen Ausgabe aus der Zeit von 1648 bis 1655 aus dem eigenen Besitz. Die Eröffnung der 20. Ausstellung in der Reihe Kostbarkeiten aus der Bibliothek findet am 4. Dezember mit einem Vortrag von Petra Svatek von der ÖAW statt.

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Does smell sell? Overview study provides evidence of ambient scent effects in consumer settings

Within the scope of a detailed meta-analysis, Holger Roschk has examined 64 studies with 71 samples and a total of 15,000 test persons to find out to what extent ambient scents have an effect on experiences and activities in shopping and service environments. Results show: Under ideal conditions, scents can have a positive influence on customer behaviour. 

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