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Mission Statement


The emblem of our research group depicts a multimedia clip (consisting of video and audio) in front of a network. Symbolizing our current research which concentrates on multimedia-coding, adaptation - and especially the transmission of multimedia content over different kinds of networks.



The research group Distributed Multimedia Systems strives for excellence in (1) research, (2) teaching and (3) cooperation with industry.


1. Current research topics

• Self-organizing content delivery
• Video Calculus – formal framework for handling non-linear video delivery
• Video Exploration – interactive and immediate extraction of semantics from videos
• Non-linear video presentation
• Fast video analysis based on H.264 video encoding
• Social computing, metadata, semantics in multimedia
• Languages, compilers and frameworks for QoS aware applications


Our main interest lies in basic research. We aim to actively participate in the work of the international scientific community and also strive to apply our results in close cooperation with industry.

See for more details our publications and projects.


2. Teaching areas

Computer Networks and Network Programming, Current Topics in Distributed Multimedia Systems, Distributed Systems, Compiler Construction, Limits of formal sciences.


3. Cooperation with industry

Besides project-based cooperation with a number of companies, we are supporting activities of former PhD and master students to found start-up companies and transforming know-how between the university and companies.

See for more details the list of our projects.




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