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

 

Current developments in video quality: From the emerging HEVC standard to temporal video quality assessment and classification

92nd MPEG meeting – H.NGVC/HVC (H.265)

The 92nd MPEG meeting will be hosted by the Institut für Informationsverarbeitung of Leibniz Universität Hannover. The meeting will list from 19 to 23 April, 2010. More information on the registration procedure are summarized hereby:

Registration fees

Early Registration 440 EUR

Regular Registration 590 EUR

Cancellation penalties

  • 50 EUR before 2010-03-26
  • 50% before 2010-04-12
  • from and after 2010-04-12 no refund

MPEG registration includes

  • 6 days meetings and conferences
  • Coffee-breaks (twice a day)
  • WiFi free Internet access
  • Social event

Lunches and Dinners are not included in the fees.

More information is available also via the meeting web site http://mpeg.tnt.uni-hannover.de/

Pleaze note that during the 39th VCEG and 91st MPEG meeting held in Kyoto, Japan on January 17-22, 2010, the call for proposals (CfP) on video compression technology (H.NGVC/HVC) has been finally issued jointly by ITU-T SG16 Q.6 (VCEG) and ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11 (MPEG) on January 22, 2010. A Joint Collaborative Team (JCT) on Video Coding Standard Development will also be established accordingly between VCEG and MPEG. According to H265.net, the following schedule has been proposed:

2010/01/22:                 Final Call for Proposals.
2010/01/22:                 Formal registration period opens [1].
2010/02/15:                 Formal registration period ends.
2010/02/22:                 Coded test material shall be available at the test site [2].
2010/03/02:                 Subjective assessment starts.
2010/04/12:                 Registration of documents describing the proposals with contact persons.
2010/04/13:                 Submission of documents [3].
2010/04/15:                 Cross-checking of bitstreams and binary decoders.
2010/04/16:                 Subjective test results available within standardization body.
2010/04/16-23:           Evaluation of proposals at standardization meeting [4].

Anticipated tentative timeline after CfP:

2010/04:                 Test model selection process begins
2010/10:                 Test model selected
2012/07:                 Final standard approval

A full description of Call for Proposals on video compression technology (H.NGVC/HVC), is provided via H265.net.

You can click here to download the CfP document, in which is described all the evaluation procedure via the subjective video quality evaluation of the new encoding standard.

For the details about Term of Reference on Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding Standard Development, please click here to download the ToR document.