Lehrstuhl für Informatik III

    Dr. rer. nat. Michael Seufert

    Feb 2013 - Dec 2017

    Current Projects

    • INPUT (In-Network Programmability for Next-Generation Personal Cloud Service Support, funded by European Commission H2020)

    The goal of INPUT is to design a novel edge cloud supported infrastructure for personal cloud services. Within this project, our focus is mainly on monitoring, orchestration, and consolidation algorithms for optimized configuration of network/cloud infrastructure and allocation of virtualized cloud services with respect to energy consumption and Quality of Experience.

    • Mobi-QoE (Monitoring and Analysis of Quality of Experience in Mobile Broadband Networks, funded by European Commission H2020 project MONROE (Measuring Mobile Broadband Networks in Europe))

    The objective of Mobi-QoE is to extend MONROE’s testbed to the QoE domain by integrating novel software-based QoE-capable measurement tools and QoE models for popular end-user services (e.g., YouTube, Facebook, Spotify). In crowdsourced field trials, the extensions will be evaluated and the QoE models will be refined to enable experiments for QoE-based performance analysis of mobile broadband networks with the MONROE testbed.

    • QoE³ (Quality of Experience Estimation at the Edge, funded by an industry partner)

    The goal of the project is to investigate and assess real-time monitoring solutions or estimators for Quality of Experience (QoE) for HTTP adaptive video streaming (HAS) at the network edge.

    Previous Projects

    • SmartenIT (Socially-Aware Management of New Overlay Application Traffic combined with Energy Efficiency in the Internet, funded by European Commission FP7)

    SmartenIT was dedicated to incentive-compatible cross-layer optimization of network operation by exploiting social awareness, QoE awareness, and energy efficiency. Within the project, we acted as work package leader for "Traffic Measurements and Scenario Definitions" and were involved in the design and evaluation of traffic mechanisms for the end-user focused scenario. We developed HORST (home router sharing based on trust), a socially-aware traffic management mechanism, which enables WiFi offloading, content prefetching/caching, and content delivery on user-owned home routers. The implemented prototype of RB-HORST (HORST combined with RB-Tracker for content delivery) won the Best Demo Award at LCN 2015.

    • SmartQoE (Measurement Concept and Trendscouting for QoE in Mobile Context, funded by FTW Telecommunication Research Center Vienna)

    SmartQoE was an industry collaboration with FTW Telecommunication Research Center Vienna. The goal of the project was to develop a measurement concept for monitoring QoE-relevant application data for video streaming on a smartphone. Therefore, we developed and implemented the Android-based YoMoApp (YouTube Monitoring App), which was used by FTW in lab and field studies, and evaluated the collected data. Moreover, a trendscouting was part of the project to estimate the potential of new research topics on QoE.

    Projects at FTW Telecommunication Research Center Vienna

    Before I joined the Chair of Communication Networks of the University of Würzburg, I worked at Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien (FTW, Telecommunication Research Center Vienna) in the area of user-centered interactions and communication economics (2012-2013). During that time, I was involved in the following projects:

    • ACE 2.0, ACE 3 (Advancing the Customer Experience)

    The goal of the ACE projects was Quality of Experience assessment and monitoring of broadband services in wireless and wireline networks, conducted together with industry partners such as A1 Telekom Austria, Telekom Austria Group, Kapsch CarrierCom and Vodafone Group.

    • NGMN P-SERQU (Service Quality Definition and Measurement, project of Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance)

    The scope of research of the NGMN P-SERQU was to identify KPIs to monitor video QoE delivered over wireless networks. One of the original project objectives was to develop a correlation between radio and core network QoS KPIs to predict QoE of streamed video. Primary reason for that objective was to provide mobile network operators a mechanism to predict QoE based on the QoS measurements obtained with existing tools in their network.

    Other Projects (not related to telecommunications)

    After finishing my studies, I worked at the Chair of Programming Languages and Methodology of the University of Würzburg (2012), and was involoved in two projects:

    • Digitization Workflow for Old Manuscripts (University Library of Würzburg)

    In this project, a digitization workflow for the old manuscripts of the University Library of Würzburg was developed and implemented. My tasks were implementing fault- and inconsistency-tolerant document structure (i.e., page numbers, tables of contents, indexes) extraction algorithms on digitized and OCR-ed manuscripts, and a web-based form for digitization orders.

    • SpringerMaterials, SpringerReference (Springer Science+Business Media)

    The goal of this project with Springer was to develop and maintain the web portals of SpringerMaterials (resource database for physical and chemical data in material science) and SpringerReference (scientific online publishing system). My tasks were search engine optimization, web analytics, as well as implementation of support for image and video galleries.

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