June 12, 2018

Technologies, trends and challenges in multimedia content consumption

Dr. Matevž Pogačnik

In recent years we have experienced significant changes in the way people consume multimedia content, specifically audio and video. The high penetration of broadband connectivity has provided a basis for on demand content consumption, which is noticeably replacing watching of linear TV and a steady shift from broadcast to broadband content distribution. Additionally, new content formats and devices are becoming ever more popular, providing users with larger video formats such as 4K and 8K. The advent of virtual and augmented reality solutions requires not only a higher bandwidth for content distribution, but also new content interaction modalities and presentation aspects.

In this talk we will discuss the trends, challenges and opportunities in the multimedia content domain and review the aspects of new content formats from the technological and user experience perspective.

Short Biography:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Matevž Pogačnik holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering. He heads the multimedia section of LTFE and LMMFE laboratories at Faculty of electrical engineering, University of Ljubljana. His research and scientific work is focused on development of interactive multimedia services for different devices with a special emphasis on UCD of applications including different interaction modalities for application control. One of his main research interests is design and evaluation of user interfaces using AR and VR technologies, focusing on users with disabilities or users in the rehabilitation process. He is an active member of the IEEE organization.