Dr.-Ing. Uwe Kuehhirt studied Electrical Engineering at Technical University Ilmenau (Germany). He has been working at the Institute of Media Technology at the same University as a researcher in the field of interactive audiovisual applications using the MPEG-4 standard. He has been giving lectures on Interactive Media and Multimedia Tools at TU Ilmenau and he is author of the specialist book “Interactive Audiovisual Media”. His Ph.D. thesis is titled “Authoring of object-based A/V applications”. In 2005 he joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT in Ilmenau. Today he is leading the Metadata department and the Audio-visual Systems group. His working fields are automatic analysis of A/V data especially for broadcast applications, and interactive A/V applications. He has been involved in several industrial and publicly funded projects, including EU projects DIOMEDES and CUbRIK.