VQEG Meeting Krakow

The next VQEG meeting will be held in Kraków, Poland June 28-July 2, 2010 hosted by AGH University of Science and Technology.

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Workshop on Impact of Scalable Video Coding on Multimedia Provisioning (SVCVision)

Collocated with MobiMedia – 6th International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference
6th-8th September 2010 – Lisbon, Portugal

http://www.mobimedia.org/ws_SVCVision.html

Aims and Scope
Scalable Video Coding (SVC) refers to the possibility of removing certain parts of a video bit stream in order to adapt it to a changing usage environment, e.g., end device capabilities, network condition or user preferences. SVC has been an active standardization and research area for at least 20 years, reaching back to H.262/MPEG-2, which offered scalable profiles. However, these previous attempts suffered from a significant loss in coding efficiency as well as a large increase in decoder complexity (and thus energy consumption), which hindered market adoption. Only the most recent attempt, i.e., the SVC extension of H.264/AVC, focuses on avoiding these disadvantages. Since H.264/SVC standardization started in 2003, it has been at the focus of many multimedia research groups.

Today’s increasing variety of end devices (smart phones, tablet PCs, Netbooks, Laptops, PCs, networked HDTVs, …) and the associated multitude of Internet connectivity options (GPRS/EDGE, UMTS, ADSL, PLC, WiMAX, …) provide particular momentum for SVC, which can be easily and pervasively adapted to these various usage environments. SVC also allows end devices to only decode a sub-set of the SVC bit stream, thus enabling in particular mobile end devices to minimize the necessary (processing) power requirements.

This workshop aims to provide a forum for both academic and industrial participants to exchange and discuss recent advancements and future perspectives of SVC.

SVC topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
– Robust streaming, error resilience and error concealment
– Streaming in heterogeneous environments
– Peer-to-Peer (P2P) video distribution
– Internet Protocol television (IPTV)
– Energy-efficient video distribution
– Content adaptation (e.g., scaling, rewriting, transcoding) and summarization
– Complexity optimization and new tools for achieving scalability
– Adaptation decision taking & context information
– Storage & file format
– Conditional access & protection
– Novel applications & implementation experiences

Important Dates
Paper Submission: 23. April 2010
Notification: 28. May 2010
Camera Ready: 25. June 2010

All accepted papers will be published in Springer Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST) series and included in major article indexing services.

Workshop PQS Perceptual Quality of Systems

Third International Workshop on Perceptual Quality of Systems is a direct successor to the successful workshop series inaugurated in Herne in 2003, and in Berlin in 2006.

The quality of systems which address human perception is difficult to describe. An engineering approach to quality includes the consideration of how a system is perceived by its users, and how the needs and expectations of the users develop. Thus, quality assessment and prediction have to take the relevant human perception and judgement factors into account.

The workshop is intended to provide an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas between both academic and industrial researchers working on different aspects of perceptual quality of systems. Papers are invited which refer to methodological aspects of quality and usability assessment and evaluation, the underlying perception and judgment processes, as well as to particular technologies, systems or services.

Contributions are welcomed in (but not limited to) the following areas (please note that in all of these areas both theoretical and empirical approaches are encouraged):

Methodologies and Methods of Quality Assessment and Evaluation

Metrology: Test Design and Scaling

Quality of Speech and Music

Quality of Multimodal Perception

Perceptual Quality vs. Usability

Semio-Acoustics and -Perception

Quality and Usability of

· Speech Technology Devices

· Telecommunication Systems and Services

· Multi-Modal User Interfaces

· Virtual Reality

Product-Sound Quality

The workshop will take place in the Bischof Bennohaus, a villa-like conference center located in Bautzen, near Dresden, Germany. All participants will be accommodated in this center. Accomodation and meals are included in the workshop fees. A shuttle bus service will collect participants from downtown Dresden and transport them to the workshop venue.

We invite your papers, posters and demonstrations on these topics, and look forward to seeing you in Dresden in September 2010.

Ute Jekosch & Ercan Altinsoy

Chair of Communication Acoustics, DresdenUniversity of Technology

Sebastian Möller & Alexander Raake

Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, BerlinUniversity of Technology

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITEE

Alan Sharpley, DYNASTAT Inc., USA

Anja Naumann, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, TU Berlin, Germany

Armin Kohlrausch, Philips Research Labs, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Bernhard Feiten, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany

Durand Begault, NASA, USA

Hans W. Gierlich, HEAD acoustics GmbH, Germany

Georg Essl, University of Michigan, USA

Jens Blauert, IKA, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

John Beerends, TNO Telecom, The Netherlands

Jonas Braasch, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, USA

Kate Stevens, MARCS Auditory LaboratoriesUniversity of Western Sydney, Australia

Margret Pinson, Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Norbert Reithinger, DFKI Projektbüro Berlin, Germany

Patrick Le Callet, Polytech Nantes/Université de Nantes, France

Phil Corriveau, EMPG/RAD, Intel, USA

Peter Reichl, TelecommunicationsResearchCenterVienna, Austria

Peter Svensson, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Ramón López-Cózar Delgado, Universidad de Granada, Spain

Touradj Ebrahimi, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Ulrich Heute, LNS, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany

Important Dates

April 16, 2010 : Abstract submission (approx. 800 words)

May 16, 2010 : Notification of acceptance

June 16, 2010 : Submission of the camera-ready-paper (max. 6 pages)

September 6-8, 2010 : Workshop

http://www.ias.et.tu-dresden.de/akustik/PQS2010/

IMCSIT 2010

2010 International Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Technology (IMCSIT) — http://www.imcsit.org/
(Facebook group: http://tinyurl.com/yg6xtdz)

October 18-20, 2010
Hotel Golebiewski, Wisla, Poland

IMCSIT is organized by the Polish Information Processing Society in cooperation with the IEEE Computer Society (Poland Chapter), Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS), the Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences, and the Institute of Computer Science Polish Academy of Sciences.

The 2010 International Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Technology will consist of the following conferences:

* 5th International Symposium Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Applications – AAIA’10 – http://AAIA.imcsit.org

* Workshop on Agent Based Computing: from Model to Implementation VII – ABC:MI’10 – http://ABCMI.imcsit.org

* International Workshop on Advances in Business ICT – ABICT’10 – http://ABICT.imcsit.org

* Computational Linguistics – Applications – CLA’10 – http://CLA.imcsit.org

* Computer Aspects of Numerical Algorithms – CANA’10 –
http://CANA.imcsit.org

* 10th International Multidisciplinary Conference on e-Commerce and e-Government – ECOM& EGOV’10 – http://ECOM-EGOV.imcsit.org

* International Symposium on E-Learning – Applications – EL-A’10 – http://EL-A.imcsit.org

* 6th Workshop on Large Scale Computations on Grids and 1st Workshop on Scalable Computing in Distributed Systems – LaSCoG-SCoDiS’10 – http://LASCOG-SCODIS.imcsit.org

* 2nd International Workshop on Medical Informatics and Engineering – MI&E’10 – http://MIE.imcsit.org

* 3rd International Symposium on Multimedia – Applications and Processing – MMAP’10 – http://MMAP.imcsit.org

* 5th International Workshop on Real-Time Software – RTS’10 – http://RTS.imcsit.org

* 4th International Workshop on Secure Information Systems – SIS’10 – http://SIS.imcsit.org

* International Symposium on Technologies for Social Advancement – T4SA’10 – http://T4SA.imcsit.org

* Workshop on Ad-Hoc Wireless Networks – WAHOC’10 –
http://WAHOC.imcsit.org

* Workshop on Computational Optimization – WCO’10 – http://WCO.imcsit.org

The 2010 AAIA Symposium is dedicated to celebrating the 75th Birthday of Professor Leonard Bolc (http://www.imcsit.org/pg/351/275)

Furthermore, the AAIA Symposium will award two “Professor Zdzislaw Pawlak Best Paper Awards” for contributions which are outstanding in their scientific quality. The two award categories are:

– Best Student Paper – for graduate or PhD students. Papers qualifying for this award must be marked as “Student full paper” to be eligible for consideration.

– Best Paper Award – for the authors of the best paper appearing at the Symposium.

In addition to a certificate, each award carries a prize of 300 EUR provided by the Mazowsze Chapter of the Polish Information Processing Society (http://www.old.pti.org.pl/om/)

CONFERENCE LANGUAGE:
English is the sole language for paper submission and presentation.

PAPER PUBLICATION
– Proceedings of the 2010 IMCSIT will be published on a CD (ISSN 1896-7094) and will be placed in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

– Each conference will then publish extended versions of selected papers in Special Issues of Journals and/or as Edited Volumes; for more details see sites of each event

PAPER SUBMISSION
– Authors should submit full paper(s) (draft version, PDF file)

– The total length of a paper should not exceed 8 pages (IEEEtran style). IEEEtran style templates are available at: http://www.submit.imcsit.org

– Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the specific conference

– Conference organizers reserve the right to move submissions between Conferences

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:
* Paper submission: May 31, 2010
* Notification of acceptance/rejection: July 12, 2010
* Camera-ready paper due: August 23, 2010
* Conference: October 18-20, 2010

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Maria Ganzha (Chair), SRI PAS, Warsaw and University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland
Marcin Paprzycki, SRI PAS and WSM, Warsaw, Poland

CONTACT:
In case of questions, please contacts us at: http://www.contacts.imcsit.org