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Welcome at the research group Multimedia Information Systems

The research activities of the group focus on semantics in multimedia information systems and special topics in IT-security. The group is involved in several national and international projects. Some recent project highlights are:

PRECIOUS - PREventive Care Infrastructure based On Ubiquitous Sensing

PRECIOUS  is a EU-R&D-Project aming at the development of an IT-based preventive care system to promote healthy lifestyles. The project is carried out by the three research groups COSY, EC and MIS.

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FAMOUS - Unusual sequences detection in very large video collections

FAMOUS is a research project jointly carried out by the Vienna University of Technology and the CS department of the University of Vienna, funded by WWTF. The project aims at the development of techniques to detect unusual sequences in large video collections.

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From Object to Icon

From Object to Icon is an interdisciplinary research project, conducted at the Institute of Egyptology in cooperation with the research group Multimedia Information Systems at the University of Vienna. It is based on the research that was initiated with the project MeKeTRE (http://www.meketre.org/). The project is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF, project number P 25958).

MEKETRE - The Evolution of Scene Content in the Middle Kingdom Tombs

MEKETRE, an interdisciplinary project funded by the FWF between the University of Viennaʼs Egyptology and Computer Science departments will run from late 2009 until late 2012. The technical focus will be on making the multimedia content available as Linked Data on the Web.

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Research Studio Digital Memory Engineering (RS-DME)

In work package 2 of the Research Studio Digital Memory Engineering Project, the University of Vienna investigates the long-term digital preservation of data created by Web 2.0 applications and Wikis in particular.

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EuropeanaConnect ist a Best Practive Network funded by the European Commission within the area of Digital Libraries of the e Contentplus Programme. Its overall objective is to develop key components for the enhancement and improvement of Europeana, the European Digital Library. The project started in May 2009 and will last for 30 months.

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News & Events

"Award of Excellence" für Dr. Christian Mader

Seit 2008 vergibt das Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft einen Staatspreis für die 40 besten Dissertationen des abgelaufenen Studienjahres. Unter den...

Nov 10 2016
Dr. Popitsch erhielt "Doc.Award"

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Niko Popitsch wurde für seine Dissertation "Building Blocks for Semantic Data Organization on the Desktop" mit einem Doc.Award ausgezeichnet. Die Verleihung...

Feb 2 2012
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