Workshop on End-to-End QoS for Universal Multimedia Access

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Chairs: Christian Timmerer, Paolo Nesi, and Hermann Hellwagner

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Dr. Christian Timmerer received his M.Sc. (Dipl.-Ing.) in January 2003 and his Ph.D. (Dr.techn.) in June 2006 (for research on the adaptation of scalable multimedia content in streaming and constraint environments) both from the Klagenfurt University. He joined the Klagenfurt University in 1999 and is currently a University Assistant (Univ.-Ass.) the Department of Information Technology (ITEC) where he also chairs the IT administration group. At the university, he has been working on coding-format agnostic resource adaptation within the MPEG-21 Multimedia Framework. Other research interests include the transport of multimedia content, multimedia adaptation in constrained and streaming environments, distributed multimedia adaptation, and Quality of Service / Quality of Experience. He has published more than 20 papers (incl. book chapters and tutorials) in these areas and participated in the work of ISO/MPEG for several years, notably as the deputy head of the Austrian delegation, coordinator of several core experiments, co-chair of several ad-hoc groups, and as editor for Parts 7 and 8 of MPEG-21, Digital Item Adaptation and Reference Software. Publications and MPEG contributions can be found under
Prof. Paolo Nesi is Full Professor at the University of Florence, Dep. of Systems and Informatics. He is the chair of the Distributed Systems and Internet Technology lab. and research group He is working on (i) languages and tools for the specification of real time systems by means of interval temporal logic; (ii) metrics and tools for the assessment of software systems; (iii) languages and tools for the co-operative management of music, internet aspects, notational aspects, formalization, format conversion, optical music recognition; (iv) specific architectures for automatic control of specific machines tools. He has been program Chair of several international conferences (CSMR'98; CSMR'99; Objective quality 1995, WEDELMUSIC2002), an editorial board member of int. journal (Journal of Real Time Imaging of Academic Press) and series of books (CRC book series on Image Processing). He has been the vicechair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Complexity in Computing, and has been in the steering committee of conference series, IEEE ICECCS, CSMR, WEDELMUSIC. He has been General Chair of IEEE ICSM (2001), International Conference on WEB Delivering of Music (2001), IEEE ICECCS 2004 (IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems), AXMEDIS 2005, and program co-Chair of IEEE ICECCS 2006. He has been a PC member of several conferences: IEEE METRICS, IEEE ICECCS, IEEE ICSM, IEEE ICSE, SEKE, SPIE Conferences, WEDELMUSIC, Virtual Content, PROFES, etc. He has published more than 200 papers on journals and on conference proceedings. He has been the project manager of MOODS, of WEDELMUSIC and of MUSICNETWORK, and the project responsible and promoter for the DSI of the above mentioned the international EC multipartner projects: IMAESTRO, ICCOC, MUPAAC, VISICON, OPTAMS, IMUTUS, WEDELMUSIC, MOODS and IMEASY, VARIAZIONI. He has been the responsible of several other national projects. In the FP6, he is the coordinator of AXMEDIS IP of IST in cross media content. Further information can be found under
Dr. Hermann Hellwagner has been a full professor of computer science (more precisely of “systems integration”) at the University Klagenfurt since late 1998. He received his M.Sc. (Dipl.-Ing.) in 1983 and his Ph.D. (Dr.techn.) in 1988 (for research on systolic arrays), both from the University Linz. His current research areas of interest are distributed multimedia systems, multimedia communications, and Internet QoS. Current projects are on digital video communication, multimedia adaptation, and multimedia bit stream description techniques within the MPEG-21 Digital Item Adaptation (DIA) standardization effort. He is the editor of several books and publishes regularly on multimedia communications and adaptation in referred journals and conference proceedings. He has organized several international conferences and workshops. He is a member of the IEEE, GI, and OCG as well as the head of the Austrian delegation to the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG - ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11). Publications can be found under


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