QoE-FI 2015

IEEE Workshop on Quality of Experience-Based Management for Future Internet Applications and Services

Recent technological advances have enabled a constant proliferation of novel immersive and interactive services that pose ever-increasing demands to our communication networks and add to their load. Examples are: social TV, immersive environments, mobile gaming, HDTV over mobile, 3D virtual world, book/newspaper consumption, social networking, IPTV applications, just to cite a few. Some of these services have already reached a major market success especially because a user-centered approach has been followed to design the whole process of content production, service activation, content consumption, and service (and network) management.
In addition, we witness the trend of migrating end-to-end multimedia communication systems/platforms to the cloud. Media processing and consumption in the cloud requires attention from two main perspectives: maintenance of processing-related cloud operations over the execution time considering the end-user and application-related QoS/QoE requirements via dynamic resource provisioning; and the parallelization and abstraction of media processing tasks for the optimization of limited and shared cloud resources. Furthermore, the domain of Smart Cities offers new opportunities and use cases, but at the same time poses new challenges for keeping users engaged and interested in those services. This also includes other aspects such as quality of life as well as critical considerations such as user safety, particularly when it comes to urban transport and emergency scenarios.
In this dynamically evolving context, network operators and service providers are struggling to keep their increasingly sophisticated customers content while remaining profitable at the same time. Consequently, optimization and management of QoE has become crucial issue in the deployment of successful services and products. However, even if the concept itself may seem straightforward to understand, it requires rather complex implementation processes for efficient performances in real end-to-end systems/networks. The complexity of QoE is mainly due to the difficulties in its modelling, evaluation, and mapping to objective Quality of Service (QoS) parameters, which,for more than a decade, has been used as a partial substitution to QoE, and due to its multi-dimensional end-to-end nature covering a wide range of networks, applications, systems, devices, contexts and expertise.

On this background, the workshop is aimed at bringing together researchers from academia and industry to identify and discuss technical challenges, exchange novel ideas, explore enabling technologies, and report latest research efforts that cover a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

– QoE evaluation methodologies and metrics
– Frameworks and testbeds for QoE evaluation (crowd-sourcing, field testing, etc.)
– QoE studies & trials in the context of Smart Cities
– QoE models, their applications and use cases
– QoE for immersive audio-video and interactive multimedia communication environments
– QoE-aware cross-layer design
– QoE-driven media processing and transmission over the cloud and over the top (OTT)
– QoE control, monitoring and management strategies
– QoE in community-focused interactive systems
– KPI and KQI definition for QoE optimization in different environments
– Integration of QoE in infrastructure and service quality monitoring solutions
– Media analytics from QoE Big Data
– Standards for media coding (HEVC, HEVC for 3D, etc.) and transport (DASH, MMT, XMPP, etc.)
– Future Media Internet architectures

Submitted papers must represent original material which is not currently under review in any other conference or journal and has not been previously published. Paper length should not exceed the six-page standard IEEE conference two-column format. Please see the author information page for submission guidelines on the ICC 2015 website http://icc2015.ieee-icc.org

Link: http://qoe-fi.diee.unica.it
When Jun 8, 2015 – Jun 12, 2015
Where London
Submission Deadline Jan 10, 2015
Notification Due Feb 14, 2015
Final Version Due Feb 15, 2015

 

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Future Network & MobileSummit 2011

Future Network & Mobile Summit 2011 Conference and Exhibition
15 – 17 June 2011, Warsaw, Poland

Future Network & MobileSummit 2011 (previously ICT-MobileSummit) is the twentieth in a series of Annual Conferences supported by the European Commission, which regularly attracts over 600 delegates from industry and research to share experiences and research results, identify future trends, discuss business opportunities and identify opportunities for international research collaboration under the ICT Theme of Framework Programme 7 (FP7). It will thus contribute to showcasing European research in the field, and position it within the multiplicity of related initiatives supported in other regions of the world.

Future Network & MobileSummit 2011 will address all the challenges of building the Future Internet, which will be based on mobile, wireless and fixed broadband communications infrastructures. It showcases European research in the field, and positions it within the multiplicity of related initiatives supported in other regions of the world.

The Scientific Programme incorporates all the key constituents of Future Communication Networks including the themes Radio Access and Spectrum, Converged and Optical Networks, and Future Internet Technologies.

Supported by the European Commission and eMobility, the Future Network & MobileSummit’s reputation is based on high quality networking, plenary sessions that discuss strategic issues in core thematic areas, and paper sessions that showcase original results in all areas of mobile, wireless and fixed broadband communications systems and networks.

Future Network & MobileSummit 2011 is Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE Poland Communications Chapter Krakow, IEEE Poland Computer Chapter and IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter.

While European funded research results are of particular interest, innovative research funded commercially or at national level is equally interesting from a community perspective. The participation of representatives of leading commercial, research and regulatory organizations in the Conference Community ensures a stimulating and high quality networking environment.

Call for Papers
Important Deadlines:
Submission deadline for full papers: 10 December 2010
Acceptance decision: 29 January 2011
Final Paper Submission: 11 March 2011

The scientific programme for Future Network & MobileSummit 2011 is based on an open Call for Papers and the conference language is English.
Interested presenters are encouraged to prepare a paper of 6 – 8 pages and submit online by 10 December.
All papers are double blind reviewed. Please ensure that there are no contact details within the text of your paper submission for review (Word document or PDF), the properties of the file or the file name prior to uploading it onto the server. Please enter all authors and co-authors details as part of the online submission form. Please ensure that the paper uploaded by 10 December is your final version to be reviewed as all papers will be assigned to the TPC following the paper submission deadline.
All submissions will be double blind reviewed by the Technical Programme Committee and authors will receive feedback by 29 January. Accepted authors will then be invited to submit a final paper taking account of feedback provided for inclusion in the conference proceedings by 11 March.

Core Thematic Priorities for Future Network & MobileSummit 2011
– Access and Spectrum
– Next-generation Radio System Architectures and Protocols
– Cooperative Wireless Networking
– Advanced Physical Layer Techniques
– Cognitive and Reconfigurable Radio Systems
– Radio Spectral Coexistence and Future Frequency Bands
– Radio Network and Terminal Self-configuration and -management

Converged and Optical Networks
– WDM and long-reach Passive Optical Networks
– Mobile Access Networks based on Free-space Optical Technology including Infrared and Visible Light
– Next-generation Active Optical (P2P) Networks
– Gigabit Home and In-Building Networks
– Fixed-mobile Convergence including Infrastructure Convergence, Centralisation in Radio-over-fibre, Femto-cells and Supporting Solutions

Future Internet Technologies
– Future Internet Architecture and Protocol Design
– Scalable Architectures for the Real World Internet
– Future Internet Self-Management Frameworks
– Network Overlay, Virtualisation and Federation
– Future Internet Experimental Facilities and Benchmarking
– Platforms and Middleware for Seamless Service and Content Delivery
– Security, Trust and Privacy in the Future Internet

More information is available at
www.futurenetworksummit.eu/2011/default.asp?page=c4p

International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence

IV International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and
Ambient Intelligence (UCAmI 2010)

Valencia, SPAIN, September 7-10, 2010

UCAmI 2010: http://ucami2010.lcc.uma.es
(is co-located with CEDI 2010, http://www.congresocedi.es/2010/)

The Ubiquitous Computing (UC) idea envisioned by Weiser in 1991, has recently evolved to a more general paradigm known as Ambient Intelligence (AmI). Ambient Intelligence then represents a new generation of user-centred computing environments aiming to find new ways to obtain a better integration of the information technology in everyday life devices and activities. AmI environments are integrated by several autonomous computational devices of modern life ranging from consumer electronics to mobile phones. Ideally, people in an AmI environment will not notice these devices, but they will benefit from the services they provide them. Such devices are aware of the people present in those environments by reacting to their gestures, actions and context. Recently the interest in Ambient Intelligence Environments has grown considerably due to new challenges posed by society, demanding highly innovative services such as vehicular ad hoc networks (VANET), Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), e-Health, Internet of Things and Home Automation among others.

The main goal of this conference is to provide a discussion forum where researchers and practitioners on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence can meet, disseminate and exchange ideas and problems, identify some of the key issues related to these topics, and explore together possible solutions and future works.

TOPICS

Both academia and industry are invited to submit papers about any of the following topics of interest:

* Integrating lightweight and/or mobile devices in AmI environments (telephones, RFID, consumer electronics, sensors, smart devices, etc.)
* Mobile Ad Hoc Networks support for AmI environments for wireless sensor networks (WSNs), MANETs, VANETs, etc.,(architectures, protocols, etc.)
* Sensing location and context awareness (context modelling, adaptation, sentient computing, etc.)
* Human-Centric Interfaces for AmI environments
* Middleware support for AmI and ubiquitous computing environments (WSNs, MANET, VANETs, RFID, etc.)
* Artificial intelligence approaches (agents, affective computing, ontologies, semantic reasoning, etc.)
* Applications for AmI environments (e-learning, e-health, Home Automation, e-payment, ticketing, etc.)
* Specific services for AmI (service discovery, security, data delivery, coordination, etc.)
* Communication and radio technologies (NFC, Bluetooth, etc.)
* Quality attributes in AmI applications (real-time, quality of service, fault-tolerance, etc.).
* Software technologies for AmI (frameworks, components, aspect-orientation, service-orientation, software product line, etc.)

SUBMISSION FORMAT AND PROCEDURE

Types of submissions

1. Long Paper. A maximum length of 10 pages. They must consist of original, relevant and previously unpublished sound research results related to any of the topics of the symposium.

2. Short paper. A maximum length of 5 pages (for example, a project report, a summary of a PhD thesis, or work in progress).

3. Doctoral Consortium. PhD students are invited to present the topic and progress of their research, in order to obtain feedback from a panel of experts. The length of these papers should be no longer than 8 pages.

All submissions will be refereed by experts in the field based on originality, significance, quality and clarity. Every submitted paper to UCAmI’10 will be reviewed by at least two members of the Scientific Committee.

The conference papers will be published as part of the CEDI proceedings (with ISBN).

Selected papers from the conference will be published in a special theme of the Personal and Ubiquitous Computing journal, indexed in the Journal Citation Reports (http://www.facebook.com/notes/personal-and-ubiquitous-computing/ubiquitous-computing-ambient-intelligence-2010/158424205457).

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission: April 18, 2010
Notification of acceptance: May 17, 2010
Camera-ready version: May 27, 2010
Conference dates: September 7-10, 2010

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS

General Chair, José Bravo, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
Program Chair, Lidia Fuentes, University of Málaga (Spain)
Web master, Nadia Gámez, University of Málaga (Spain)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Xavier Alamán, Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain)
Mariano Alcañiz, Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain)
Mercedes Amor, University of Malaga (Spain)
Cecilio Angulo, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain)
Juan Carlos Augusto, University of Ulster at Jordanstown (UK)
Francisco J. Ballesteros, Rey Juan Carlos University (Spain)
Juan A. Botía, University of Murcia (Spain)
José Bravo, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
Yang Cai, Carnegie Mellon University (USA)
Rafael Corchuelo, University of Sevilla (Spain)
Kevin Curran, University of Ulster (UK)
Flavia Delicato, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (Brasil)
Jesús Favela, CICESE (Mexico)
Joao Miguel Fernandez, University of Minho (Portugal)
Lidia Fuentes, University of Malaga (Spain)
Ramón Hervás, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
Diego Gachet, European University of Madrid (Spain)
Nadia Gámez, University of Malaga (Spain)
Carlos García, University Carlos III of Madrid (Spain)
Víctor M. González, Autonomous University of Nuevo León (Mexico)
Antonio F. Gómez Skarmeta, University of Murcia (Spain)
Hani Hagras, University of Essex (UK)
Carlos Juiz, University of the Balearic Islands (Spain)
Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui, The Open University (UK)
Juan Carlos López, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
Diego López de Ipiña, University of Deusto (Spain)
Ricardo J. Machado, University of Minho (Portugal)
René Meier, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
Francisco Moya, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
Sergio Ochoa, University of Chile (Chile)
Nuria Oliver, Microsoft Research (USA)
Marcela Rodríguez, Autonomous University of Baja California (Mexico)
Iñaki Vázquez, University of Deusto (Spain)

IEEE-TTTC International Conference on Automation, Quality and Testing, Robotics – AQTR 2010

IEEE-TTTC International Conference on Automation, Quality and Testing, Robotics – AQTR 2010 (THETA 17)
May 28-30, 2010, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Website: http://www.aqtr.ro
Submission deadline: January 25, 2010

The Organizing Committee has the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the IEEE-TTTC International Conference on Automation, Quality and Testing, Robotics – AQTR 2010 (THETA 17), which will be held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, on May 28-30, 2010. The conference follows the tradition of the 16 automation and testing-related scientific events, organized in Cluj-Napoca since 1981 under the name THETA.

AQTR 2010 is intended to be an international forum for researchers in the field of automation, quality, testing and robotics. It will bring together equipment manufacturers, software developers and end-users to discuss the current trends and future directions of control and testing technologies and their industrial and social applications in the private and the public sectors. Active participation of students and graduate students is strongly encouraged.

AQTR 2010 will be held in Cluj-Napoca, the historic capital of Transylvania. The city, with rich historical and cultural heritage, is an intellectual centre with an active society, renowned universities, museums, theatres and eye-catching architecture.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

– Control systems: Modeling and simulation, control methods, real-time systems, decision support systems, distributed systems, intelligent systems, embedded systems, robotics (autonomous mobile robots, parallel structures, machine vision, applications).

– Testing: ATE, automatic test generation, design for testability, built-in self-test/repair, reliability, software testing, system testing, service testing.

– Quality of experiments

– QoS, Networking and security: Network infrastructure, home networking, convergence of broadcasting, seamless service provisioning, mobility, network sensors.

– Applications: eHealth (personalized monitoring, chronic disease management, biomechanics, bioinformatics), image processing, eLearning, eCitizen, applied informatics, technical applications, manufacturing and engineering, environment and infrastructure protection.

– Student forum: Student presentations in the above topics.

There will be several tutorials given at AQTR 2010:

– on test technology topics, offered by IEEE TTTC Test Technology Educational Program (TTEP) 2010 (http://tab.computer.org/tttc/teg/ttep); – on other conference topics.

For more details, download the Call for Papers flyer from
http://aqtr.ro/cfp_aqtr_2010.pdf.

SUBMISSIONS

Prospective authors are invited to submit original papers through the submission site. Papers should be written in English, maximum 6 pages, in PDF format.
Selected papers will be included in IEEE Xplore database and covered by ISI Proceedings.

A special student forum (student presentations in above topics) will be organized.

Key dates:
– Paper submission deadline: January 25, 2010.
– Notification of acceptance: April 12, 2010.
– Camera-ready paper submission deadline: April 26, 2010.

For additional information, please check http://www.aqtr.ro.