Klaus Schöffmann
Project leader
klaus_schoeffmannDr. 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, multimedia content analysis, and multimedia systems, particularly in the domain of endoscopic video systems. He has co-authored more than 70 publications on various topics in multimedia and he has co-organized several international conferences, special sessions and workshops. 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 temporary steering committee member of the International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling (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.
Bernd Münzer
Post-doc researcher
Bernd_Muenzer_swBernd Münzer is currently a postdoc researcher in the research project “EndoViP2”. He received his Master’s degrees in 2011 (Information Management, Mag.) and 2012 (Informatics, Dipl.-Ing.), and his Ph.D. degree (Dr. techn.) in September 2015 from Klagenfurt University, all with distinction. His research focus is on content-based analysis of videos from endoscopic surgeries in order to enable a comprehensive video documentation and efficient post-procedural analysis of procedures. In his diploma theses he first surveyed the current situation of video recording and usage in the medical domain of endoscopy and gave a comprehensive market overview of currently available systems. Based on that, he further investigated in detail how content-based video analysis could be incorporated in such systems in order to improve management efficiency and generate an added value for physicians. In his Ph.D. thesis he investigated how the enormous data volume of endoscopic video recordings can be substantially reduced by domain-specific video compression that exploits domain-specific characteristics and also considers perceptual aspects of video quality. In EndoViP 2, he continues his research in this challenging field.
Laszlo Böszörmenyi
Co-leader and Consultant
LB_2Laszlo Böszörmenyi is a full professor and the head of the Institute of Information Technology at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria. He is a senior member of the ACM, a member of IEEE and OCG. He is associated editor of the Multimedia Systems Journal. He is serving for a number of program committees. He is author and publisher of several books and proceedings, he publishes regularly in refereed international journals and conference proceedings. He has been organizing several international conferences and workshops. In his research, he is focusing currently on Distributed Multimedia Systems, with special emphasis on self‐organizing multimedia architectures. A comprehensive overview on ongoing and finished projects, on activities in program committees and a list of publications, can be found at