Britta Meixner

Full Name
Dr. B. Meixner
+31 20 592 4020
Distributed and Interactive Systems


I am an ERCIM Fellow at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam. I received my Ph.D. (German Dr. rer. nat) degree (magna cum laude) from the University of Passau, Germany, in 2014. The title of my thesis is “Annotated Interactive Non-linear Video - Software Suite, Download and Cache Management.” I am an award winner of the 2015 Award “Women + Media Technology,” granted by Germany’s public broadcasters ARD and ZDF (ARD/ZDF Förderpreis “Frauen + Medientechnologie” 2015). My Ph.D. also was presented a Honorable Mention for the SIGMM Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award in 2015. The paper “Download and Cache Management for HTML5 Hypervideo Players” was awarded with the Hypertext Ted Nelson Newcomer Award in 2016. My research interests are hypermedia and video streaming. I am a reviewer for Springer Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP) Journal, the ACM TOMM Journal, and other journals. I am/was an Associate Chair at ACM TVX (2015-2017), an Area Chair at ACM Multimedia 2017, a member of the organization committee of TVX 2017 and MMSys 2018, and I served as a PC member for several other conferences. From 2014 to 2016 I was a co-organizer of the “International Workshop on Interactive Content Consumption (WSICC)” at ACM TVX.


Research Interests

multimedia streaming, DASH, hypermedia, HCI, multimedia systems


Top Publications

  • Britta Meixner: Hypervideos and Interactive Multimedia Presentations. In: ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), Volume 50, Number 1, Article 9 (March 2017), ACM, New York, NY, USA, 34 pages, DOI:, 2017 (IF for 2015/2016 retrieved from : 5.243)
  • Britta Meixner: A Pattern-based Evaluation of Download and Cache Management Algorithms for Annotated Interactive Non-linear Videos. In: Multimedia Systems, pp. 1-35, ISSN 1432-1882, 2016 (IF for 2015/2016 retrieved from : 1.41)
  • Jan Willem Kleinrouweler, Britta Meixner & Pablo Cesar: Improving Video Quality in Crowded Networks Using a DANE. In: Proceedings of the 27th Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 73-78 (The DASH Industry Forum Excellence in DASH Award 2017 (second place)) (AR: 37.5%)
  • Britta Meixner & Christoph Einsiedler: Download and Cache Management for HTML5 Hypervideo Players. In: Proceedings of the 27th ACM Conference on Hypertext & Social Media (HT '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 125-136, 2016, (Hypertext Ted Nelson Newcomer Award 2016) (AR: 29.63%)
  • Britta Meixner, Katarzyna Matusik, Christoph Grill & Harald Kosch: Towards an easy to use authoring tool for interactive non-linear video. In: Multimedia Tools and Applications, Volume 70, Number 2, Springer Netherlands, pp. 1251-1276, ISSN 1380-7501, 2014 (IF for 2015/2016 retrieved from : 1.331)