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Introducing myself

From: Tobias Bürger <tobias.buerger@sti2.at>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 06:56:25 +0200
Message-ID: <48CB47F9.3060207@sti2.at>
To: public-media-annotation@w3.org

Dear all,

as we discussed in the last telecon: here is my introductory email.

I am currently working as a researcher at the Semantic Technology
Institute (STI) at the University of Innsbruck [1].

At STI, which was formerly known as DERI Innsbruck and which I joined
part-time already in 2006, I am mainly working on the European project
SALERO [2] which investigates and develops solutions for the use of
semantic technologies in media production and for which we realize life
cycle support for  semantic content. This ranges from ontology
management tools to end user support for annotation to semantic search
facilities. And yes: we also build some ontologies there. Another
project in which I am working on is the European project ACTIVE [3]
which investigates the use of semantic and Web 2.0 technologies for
knowledge management in enterprises. I am mainly working on economic
issues (cost, benefits) of ontologies there [4].

Before joining STI as a full time member I have been working for 3,5
years as a researcher and project manager in the area of digital media
and Semantic Web technologies in an applied research institute working
on and leading projects in the field of multimedia analysis, (semantic)
video indexing and Semantic Web topics. These projects included amongst
others the Smart Content Factory [5] in which I had the technical
co-lead and which developed an automatic semantified indexing and Web
publication workflow for news videos coming from an Austrian
broadcaster. Another project is the European LIVE project [6] which is
still running and in which I was amongst others working on a semantic
middleware to manage and distribute knowledge about live broadcasted
media events in order to personalize the broadcasted information in real

I also have been involved in the W3C Multimedia Semantics Incubator
group [7], in the multimedia ontology initiative of the Acemedia project
[8] and in an initative of the Austrian Computer Society (OCG) on
interoperable metadata [9].

Additionally I am in the third year of my PhD working on semantic
description facilities for multimedia content on the Web.

As you can easily see: my research interest is on topics in the area of
multimedia semantics and there primarily on the combination of
multimedia  and Semantic Web technologies. But is not limited to that.

If you want to have more information on the projects I worked on or my
publications then please feel free to ask or visit my homepage [10].

Looking forward to work with you in this working group.

Best regards,


[1] http://www.sti-innsbruck.at
[2] http://www.salero.eu
[3] http://www.active-project.eu
[4] http://ontocom.sti-innsbruck.at
[5] http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=1576031
[6] http://www.ist-live.org
[7] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/mmsem/
[9] http://www.ocg.at/ak/metadaten/ (in german)
[10] http://www.tobiasbuerger.com

Dipl.-Inf. Univ. Tobias Bürger

STI Innsbruck
University of Innsbruck, Austria

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