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
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)

QoMEX 2010

The 2nd International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience – QoMEX’10
June 21-23, 2010 Trondheim / Norway

Technical Sponsorship by
– 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