Recap: Summer School on Video Coding and Processing – SVCP 202(0)1

From 25 to 27 July 2021, the “6th ITG/VDE Graduate Summer School on Video Coding and Processing” took place at CINIQ Center and 3IT, after being postponed three times. The event, originally scheduled for October 2020, was organized by the ITG Technical Committee MT 2 “Image Communication and Processing” (spokesperson: Prof. André Kaup) and offered participants the opportunity to exchange ideas on current topics in the fields of video coding, image processing and multimedia communication. Thanks to an elaborate hygiene concept, the event could take place on site with 32 participants. As the Summer School was offered in a hybrid format, up to 20 international participants were able to join at the same time.

The three-day event opened with guided tours at the 3IT, at the CINIQ Center and in the TiME-Lab and was complemented by a get-together where the participants had the opportunity to exchange their research topics and network with each other.

The second day (Session Day 1) included a keynote speech from Jonathan Pfaff (Fraunhofer HHI) on machine learning methods for video compression. Altogether, there were three sessions with a total of 13 presentations covering topics from intra-coding and machine learning methods to 3D video and various topics such as multispectral image sensors, effects of video streaming on climate change, and implementation of video coding methods.
In the evening, the participants were taken on a boat tour to further exchange ideas and get to know each other even better over dinner with view of the government district, Museum Island and East Side Gallery.

On the third and last day (Session Day 2), there were two more sessions with seven presentations on 3D video and interframe coding. At the end of all presentations, the participants of SVCP voted for the two best presentations. The winners of the “Best Presentation Award” were Dominik Mehlem and Jens Schneider, both from RWTH Aachen University.
Furthermore, due to a sponsorship, participants have the opportunity to win the “Joint Research Incubator Award”, which will be presented on next year’s Summer School from 3 to 5 July 2022.

The SVCP ended for the organizers and participants with a joint lunch at the 3IT.

All information on SVCP 202(0)1 and its presentations can be found here.