Researcher in Graz, Österreich
Rene Kaiser is key researcher at the Know-Center research center for data-driven business and big data analytics in Graz, Austria. His main research expertise and interest is in interactive personalized access to multimedia content, both in technical approaches and understanding user needs. He has worked on reasoning with semantic media metadata, knowledge representation, real-time event processing, and declarative, rule-based decision making models.
Rene is interested in various application areas of social computing, primarily videoconferencing and telepresence, non-linear video production, live event broadcast, and exploiting media content to support knowledge transfer. Particular research focus is on “Virtual Director” technology, automatic decision making for the framing and presentation of live video streams on screens; in a nutshell: technology towards automating the tasks which human TV broadcast directors and teams perform.
Rene contributed to European research projects NM2, Clinicip, Aposdle, TA2, FascinatE and Vconect. His work resulted in publications in conferences, workshops, journals and books. He studied Software Engineering at FH Hagenberg, currently is a PhD student at TU Graz, deputy head of the Knowledge Management Forum Graz, and co-organizer of the yearly un-conference Barcamp Graz. Rene co-organized several Special Sessions and workshops at scientific conferences, most notably the Workshop on Interactive Content Consumption (WSICC) series at EuroITV’13, ACM TVX’14, TVX'15 and TVX'16, and a related Springer MTAP journal Special Issue. He further co-organized the AltMM workshop at ACM Multimedia 2016. Rene is co-chair the Symposium on Human and Social Computing (HCSC) at IEEE COMPSAC 2016. He further contributes to the research community as TPC member for conferences and journals, and as E-Letter chair of IEEE STCSN.
Rene loves to collaborate within European projects, in interdisciplinary teams thinking outside the box and creating novel technical approaches that serve actual people’s needs.