Currently we are working a lot on a research project funded by a Carinthian agency. The project goes on for 3 years (2.5 years left) and has enough funds to pay 4 PhDs and 1 post doc researcher. Here is the description and the link to the blog:
The project Self-organizing Multimedia Architecture (SOMA) aims to capture the whole life-cycle of multimedia content in a single architecture for large distributed multimedia information systems. In SOMA we focus on scenarios where events, which we understand as “limited time periods of special importance”, are a central concept. Examples for such scenarios are sports events stretching over time, where start, finish or critical parts of a race are possible events, or traffic monitoring, where events like traffic jams or accidents have to be reported and investigated.