QoEMCS workshop at EuroITV 2010

Quality of Experience for Multimedia Content Sharing
at EuroITV2010 (www.euroitv2010.org)

Tampere, Finland. 9th June 2010

* Important Dates:
– 1st March 2010: Workshop paper submission
– 19th March 2010: Notification of acceptance
– 5th April 2010: Camera-ready submission
– 9th June 2010: Workshop at EuroITV 2010

Workshop web site: http://dcti.iscte.pt/events/qoemcs/

In recent years, it has been realized that the success of multimedia services or applications not only depends on Quality of Service (QoS) parameters but also relies on the analysis of the entire user experience (UX).
The relevance of this paradigm ranges from IPTV or video-on-demand systems for distributing and sharing professional TV to user-generated content over the web. To obtain a pleasurable user experience far more aspects than QoS have to be taken into account. Major challenges in this context include the identification of relevant UX factors and the quantification of their influence on Quality of Experience (QoE). In particular, context awareness and assessment of users expectations play an essential role. This is further justified by the emergence of new multimedia enhancement techniques, notably 3DTV and Free Viewpoint.
Future Internet architectures under current research are also promising on the possibility to accommodate protocols and policies that take QoE issues into consideration. Consequently, acquired knowledge on the context and on identified parameters affecting users experience could be used to improve media delivery.

* Workshop objectives
The objective of this workshop consists in collecting and developing knowledge on the following three main topics defining the session structure
of the workshop:
– Context awareness for multimedia applications (video on demand on the web, content sharing, user-generated& professional content, IPTV, social
aspects, sensors, energy efficiency)
– Content and context aware quality measurements (user-generated& professional content, live& on demand)
– Content and context aware interplay between media service/applications and network strategies. Namely, QoE support in the future internet architectures.

* Research topics
The central research question consists in determining key elements (including
content and context information) for QoE assessment and evaluation of web.sharing.tv.content and to use this information to shape the future internet.
– Context awareness
– QoE for content sharing over the web and for IPTV
– Subj./Obj. quality evaluation in the context of use, context-aware solutions
(situation specificity, interactivity, user-generated& professional content)
– Media Transmission over the Future Internet
– 3D Multimedia and Free ViewPoint
– Interactive multimedia QoE support

* Submission
Workshop papers should not exceed a maximum length of three pages and follow the ACM Style Guidelines
(http://webhotel2.tut.fi/emmi/euroitv2010/node/37).
Please send your workshop paper to: Shelley.buchinger@univie.ac.at

* Technical Program Committee
– Sergio Becker, Orange Labs, (FR)
– Manora Caldera, Curtin University of Technology (AUS)
– Touradj Ebrahimi, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH) – Markus Fiedler, Blekinge Institute of Technology (SWE)
– Helmut Hlavacs, University of Vienna (AUT)
– Maulana Kusuma, Gunadarma University (ID)
– Hendrik Knoche, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH) – Patrick Le Callet, Université de Nantes (FR)
– Andreas Mauthe, Lancaster University (UK)
– Maria Paula Queluz, Instituto de Telecomunicações and IST (POR) – Bijan Rohani, Phybit, (SG)
– Burkhard Stiller, Universität Zürich (CH)

* Organizing Committee
– Shelley Buchinger, University of Vienna (AUT)
– Rui Jorge Lopes, Instituto de Telecomunicações and ISCTE-IUL (POR) – Satu Jumisko-Pyykkö, Tampere University of Technology (FIN) – Hans-Jürgen Zepernick, Blekinge Institute of Technology (SWE)

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QoMEX 2010

The 2nd International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience – QoMEX’10
June 21-23, 2010 Trondheim / Norway
http://www.qomex.org/

Technical Sponsorship by
– IEEE
– IEEE Signal Processing Society
– IEEE Norway Section
– IEEE Norway Section Joint Chapter on Signal Processing, Information Theory and Communications

Dear colleagues,
the International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX) brings together leading professionals and scientists working on methods for evaluating multimedia quality as user experience. It provides an interdisciplinary platform for people from engineering, psychology, sociology, and business. Following the very successful first workshop in San Diego in July 2009, the second will be held in Trondheim, Norway, on June 21-23, 2010.

Topics include:

* User Experience Assessment and Enhancement * Visual User Experience (Image/Video/Graphics) * Auditory User Experience (Speech/Audio) * QoE for Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Realities * Link between QoS, QoE and Acceptance * Psychological and Sociological Dimension of QoE * Standardization Activities in Multimedia Quality Evaluation

Confirmed plenary talks:

Dr. John G. Beerends, TNO, The Netherlands Dr. Andrew B. Watson, NASA Ames Research Center, USA

Important dates:

Submission deadline: February 14, 2010 Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2010 Camera ready submission: May 1, 2010 Workshop: June 21-23, 2010

Further information:

Download a PDF version of the call for papers at http://www.qomex2010.org/QoMEX2010_CfP.pdf or visit the QoMEX website at http://www.qomex.org

3rd International Workshop on,,FUTURE MULTIMEDIA NETWORKING

3rd International Workshop on

FUTURE MULTIMEDIA NETWORKING

http://fmn2010.kt.agh.edu.pl

June 17-18 2010, Krakow, Poland

IEEE Technical Sponsorship

in Collaboration with ACM

Sponsored also by IET and the British Computer Society

AIMS AND GOALS OF THE WORKSHOP

In recent years real-time multimedia services have been contributing extensively to our life experience and are expected to be among the most important applications in the future Internet. The management of content distribution services is an important key to attract and keep customers, while increasing profits to content providers. At the same time the complexity and dynamics of content networks require special solutions in order to provide efficient delivery and deployment of real-time multimedia services. Further, emerging diverse and heterogeneous wired and wireless systems is a challenging research objective. The interoperability of applications, transport and network protocols, as well as, the demand for improved Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE), and seamless mobility control creates a challenging study field and also possibilities for research of novel communication protocols, architectures and methods towards Future Multimedia Networking Systems. Thus, one major challenge is the ever growing complexity of communication management and network maintenance. Solutions are required in which services, management and administration entities interact and behave autonomously, with the overall goal of creating content centric networks.

The objective of the Future Multimedia Networking – FMN 2010 workshop is to discuss state-of-the-art research and developing activities contributing to aspects of multimedia systems, content networking, and autonomous communication. We are inviting both theoretical and experimental papers as well as work-in-progress research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

– Content centric networks

– Autonomic content networks

– Audio-visual systems

– Novel protocols for multimedia services

– Grid networking for multimedia services

– Multimedia in personal, sensor and ad-hoc networks

– Multimedia in peer-to-peer networks and autonomic network infrastructures

– Multimedia in mobile and broadband wireless access networks

– Quality of service management in content centric networks

– Quality of experience management in content centric networks

– Seamless mobility of multimedia services in emerging content networks

– Multicast and broadcast multimedia service management

– Resource reservation for multimedia services

– Context-aware content distribution

– Energy-efficiency in content centric networks

– Multimedia Security

PARALLEL POSTER/DEMONSTRATION SESSION

A parallel poster/demonstration session entitled “Demonstrations on Future Multimedia” will be organized along with the main workshop. This event encourages researchers to present and discuss “work-in-progress” or “experience-in-practice” of their current implementations and research prototypes that cover the topics of FMN 2010. Authors are invited to submit a short paper of up to 6 pages following the format of workshop. All accepted short papers will be included in the proceedings of FMN 2010. The papers should specifically focus on implementation and practical aspects such as

– Experiments/lessons from recent multimedia deployments

– Quality of Service/ Quality of Experience of multimedia applications

– Performance evaluation of multimedia services

– Network measurement/monitoring for multimedia services

PUBLICATION

Special Issue Journal Publication: Extended versions of best papers of the workshop will be considered for publication in a Special Issue of a well-known SCI-indexed journal. Selected best papers of FMN’09 will appear in a Special issue of Multimedia Tools and Applications journal.

Proceedings: FMN 2010 papers will be published by Springer-Verlag – LNCS series (pending approval)

BEST PAPER AWARD

One best paper award, selected by the organizing committee, based on referee reviews, will be presented to the author(s) of the best paper submitted to the workshop along with other awards presented during the social event.

PAPER SUBMISSION

Papers reporting original and unpublished research results on FMN 2010 topics are solicited. Submissions must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere while being evaluated for this workshop.

*** Full papers (main workshop): The maximum length of papers should be 5000 words including tables and figures. Please adhere to the formatting standard for a 12-page manuscript of Springer-Verlag LNCS. The cover page must contain an abstract of about 150 words, 3-5 keywords, name and affiliation of author(s) as well as the corresponding author’s e-mail and postal address.

*** Short Papers (poster/demonstration): The maximum size of posters/demos should be 2500 words including tables and figures. Please adhere to the formatting standard for a 6-page manuscript of Springer-Verlag LNCS. The cover page must contain an abstract of about 150 words, 3-5 keywords, name and affiliation of author(s) as well as the corresponding author’s e-mail and postal address.

– How to submit:

The paper submission system has two stages. At the first stage, participants register to the SysKon system. Paper submission becomes possible at the second stage. After registering to the SysKon system one can modify her/his article or cancel his/her registration. Only papers in PDF and MS Office Word will be accepted for reviewing. Submissions as e-mail attachment will not be accepted.

To register to the SysKon click on Registration on the FMN’10 web page:

http://fmn2010.kt.agh.edu.pl

– Peer Review of submitted papers: Consistent with standard practice, each submitted paper will receive rigorous peer reviewing.

Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance and clarity of presentation. Selection will be based on full papers. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. All accepted papers of the workshop are expected to be presented and will be included in the workshop proceedings.

IMPORTANT DATES

Full paper submission deadline: 2 March 2010

Short paper submission deadline: 10 March 2010

Acceptance notification: 5 April, 2010

Camera ready version: 15 April 2010

Early registration deadline: 30 April 2010

COMMITTEES

GENERAL CHAIR

Andreas Mauthe, University of Lancaster, UK

GENERAL CO-CHAIRS

Eduardo Cerqueira, Federal University of Para, Brazil

Marilia Curado, University of Coimbra, Portugal

TECHNICAL PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Sherali Zeadally, University of the District of Columbia, USA

Carmen Guerrero, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

STEERING COMMITTEE

Zdzislaw Papir (Chair), AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Fernando Boavida, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Andrzej R. Pach, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

PUBLICITY CO-CHAIRS

Scott Fowler (Publicity Chair for Europe), Aston University, UK

Augusto Neto (Publicity Chair for Latin American), Federal University of Goias, Brazil

Piotr Romaniak (Publicity Chair for Europe), AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Jo Yew Tham (Publicity Chair for Asia), Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Mikolaj Leszczuk (Chair), AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Michal Grega, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Katarzyna Kosek-Szott, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Piotr Romaniak, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Szymon Szott, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Antonio Jorge Abelém, UFPA – Federal University of Pará, Brazil

Petros Belimpasakis, Nokia Research Center, Finland

Roberto Canonico, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy

Naveen Chilamkurti, LaTrobe University, Australia

Kelvin Dias, Federal University of Pará, Brazil

Olivier Fourmaux, University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris6) – LIP6, France

Mario Freire, University of Beira Interior, Portugal

Francisco Garcia, Agilent, United Kingdom

Lisandro Granville, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Carsten Griwodz, Simula Research Laboratory,Network and Distributed Systems, Norway

David Hausheer, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Luigi Iannone, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany

Mohsin Iftikhar, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Eckhart Koerner, University of Applied Sciences Mannheim, Germany

Stephan Kopf, University of Mannheim, Germany

Yevgeni Koucheryavy, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Keong Lua, Carnegie Mellon University and Carnegie Mellon CyLab, USA and Japan

Saverio Mascolo, Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Rashid Mehmood, Swansea University, UK

Parag Mogre, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany

Dmitri Moltchanov, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Edmundo Monteiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Andrzej Pach, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Zdzisław Papir, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Antonio Pescape, UNINA, Italy

Thomas Plagemann, University of Oslo, Norway

Nicholas Race, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Susana Sargento, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Thomas Schmidt, HAW Hamburg (DE), Germany

Bilhanan Silverajan, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Nicolas Sklavos, Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Greece

Alexey Vinel, Saint-Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, Russia

Toshihiko Yamasaki, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Yan Zhang, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway

Roger Zimmermann, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Artur Ziviani, LNCC, Brazil