Prof. Dr. Klaus Schoeffmann

Dr. Klaus Schoeffmann is 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 Computer Science in 2009 and his Habilitation (venia docendi) in 2015, both from Klagenfurt University. His current research focuses on Human-Computer-Interaction with multimedia data (e.g., image and video browsing), mobile multimedia, and endoscopic video processing. 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, and MMC 2015). 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), 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 frequent 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), media technology, distributed systems, distributed multimedia systems, and operating systems.


Research Interests

  • Endoscopic Video┬áProcessing
  • Interactive Media 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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