Vast quantities of data also signify huge energy consumption. Developers face the task of processing so-called “massive graphs”, i.e. enormous amounts of information and relationships between information nodes, and they have to do this in times when energy is in increasingly short supply. For almost a year, researchers involved in an EU Horizon project have been working on a holistic model to address the ongoing challenges. The goal is, among other things, an energy label for software codes (just like on refrigerators).
One of the top TikTok accounts among game developers in Austria is run by a small group of students and gaming enthusiasts from Carinthia, Salzburg and Styria who are preparing to launch the feel-good game “A Webbing Journey” in early 2024. The game, currently available on Steam and smartphones as a demo version, is the target of intense anticipation among TikTok users. The most popular post was viewed a total of 4.2 million times. We chatted with Sebastian Uitz and Noel Treese to find out how this success came about and what fans can look forward to at the end of the year.
Multimedia researchers around the world are seeking ways to improve the search for content in large image and video pools. Similar to a Grand Slam tournament in tennis, the Video Browser Showdown or the Lifelog Search Challenge is an important competition geared specifically towards these research teams. The world’s best teams compete to see who is the quickest and most accurate at finding what they are looking for. Klaus Schöffmann, associate professor at the Department of Information Technology at the University of Klagenfurt, emerged as the winner of the Lifelog Search Challenge on 12 June 2023.
This year, the Alpine village Turrach is the venue for the HüttenJam, which is jointly organised by the Game Development Graz Association and the University of Klagenfurt. Creative game developers will meet there from 13 to 16 April 2023 to brainstorm new game concepts over the course of 48 hours.