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We are a subdivision of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck.


Our passion lies in developing innovative methods for efficient data storage and analyses aiming to assist users and businesses to meet their information needs.




Paper at ISM 2017 accepted

We are happy to announce a new publication success: Together with Markus Schedl from the Johannes Kepler University Linz we got the paper "Mining Culture-Specific Music Listening Behavior from Social Media Data" accepted at this year's IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia, which is going to take happen in Taichung in December.

A warm Welcome to all new Computer Science Students

A warm welcome to all new computer science students from the DBIS team. This week, the "Brückenkrus Informatik" starts. As part of this course, DBIS makes an introduction to Python, one of the data science programming languages. 

Busy Week for DBIS@CLEF

This week, Michael Tschuggnall and Maximilian Mayerl presented their work at the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (CLEF).

Michael served as Task Chair of the Author Identification Task of the PAN workshop, Günther Specht also was member of the task committee there. The PAN workshop series deals with digital text forensics and includes challenges on e.g., author identification or obfuscation.

Also, MediaEval, a benchmarking initiative for multimedia retrieval, was co-located with CLEF. DBIS participated in the MediaEval challenge on Genre Classification (wrangling with hundreds of thousands of tracks and according features over weeks) and finished 2nd :) Maximilian presented our classification approach at the workshop.

WIMIR Mentoring Programm

Over the course of the last year, Eva took part in the WIMIR (Women in Information Retrieval) mentoring program. This programme is aimed at promoting the role of, and increasing opportunities for, women in the MIR field. In total, 50 mentees were matched with mentors based on their research interests and background. Eva served as a mentor for a female junior researcher in the MIR field. Participating in this programme was an enjoyable experience and hopefully, have a positive impact on the field :)

Please read more about the program in the WiMIR Mentoring Program Report 2017WiMIR Mentoring 2017 Gratitude Wall and the WIMIR blog.

New Bachelor and Master Thesis Topics Online

Looking for a Bachelor or Master Thesis topic? Want to write your Thesis @DBIS? We recently put new and interesting topics online. Check it out here.