Prof. Dr. Klaus Schoeffmann

Dr. Klaus Schoeffmann is an Associate Professor in the distributed multimedia systems research group at the Institute of Information Technology (ITEC) at Klagenfurt University, Austria. He received his Ph.D. in 2009 and his Habilitation (venia docendi) in 2015, both in Computer Science and from Klagenfurt University. His research focuses on human-computer-interaction with multimedia data (e.g., image and video browsing), multimedia content analysis, and multimedia tools and applications. He has co-authored more than 60 publications on various topics in multimedia and he has co-organized international conferences, special sessions and workshops (e.g., MMM 2012, CBMI 2013, VisHMC 2014, MMC 2014, MMC 2015, and MMC 2016). He is co-founder of the Video Browser Showdown (VBS), an editorial board member of the Springer International Journal on Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP), Springer International Journal on Multimedia Systems, and a steering committee member of the International Conference on MultiMedia Modelling (MMM). Additionally, he is member of the IEEE and the ACM and a regular reviewer for international conferences and journals in the field of multimedia. Prof. Schoeffmann teaches various courses in computer science, including mobile app development (interactive multimedia applications), video retrieval, media technology, distributed systems, distributed multimedia systems, and operating systems.


Current Research Topics

  • Endoscopic Video┬áProcessing
  • Interactive Multimedia Search / Multimedia HCI (e.g., Interactive Video Retrieval, Image Browsing, Video Browsing)
  • Mobile Multimedia
  • Multimedia Tools and Applications


ITEC@Klagenfurt University

ITEC is one of 7 institutes in the Faculty of Technical Sciences at Klagenfurt University. The university is located almost directly on Lake W├Ârth (W├Ârthersee) and close to the center of Klagenfurt, which is the capital of Carinthia (the southernmost state of Austria), a very beautiful area in the south-eastern region of the Alps. It is near the border to Slovenia and Italy.

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