The Fourth International Workshop on,Perceptual Quality of Systems (PQS 2013)

PQS 2013

The Fourth International Workshop on
Perceptual Quality of Systems

Place: Kardinal König Haus, Vienna, Austria Date: September 2-4th 2013

This 2 and a half day workshop aims to bring together researchers from various fields and communities that are all related to perceptual quality. It will serve as a forum facilitating an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas between both academic and industrial researchers working on different aspects of perceptual quality of systems.

Contributions should address methodological aspects of quality and usability assessment and evaluation, the underlying perception and judgment processes involved, or the user perceived quality of particular technologies, systems or services. Suggested topics are:

· Methodologies and Methods of Quality Assessment and Evaluation · Metrology: Test Design and Scaling· Quality of Speech, Audio and Music

· Quality of Images and Video

· Quality of Haptics

· Quality of Multimodal and Multi-sensory Perception · Perceptual Quality vs. Quality of Experience vs. User Experience vs. Usability· Semio-Acoustics and -Perception

· Quality Engineering Processes

· Quality and Usability of Interactive Multimedia Services

Tentative Submission Deadline: 31.3.2013

For more information, please refer to the workshop website

http://pqs.ftw.at

Organizing Committee:

Raimund Schatz, Sebastian Egger, Sebastian Möller,

Alexander Raake, Ercan Altinsoy, Tobias Hossfeld

PQS2013_IS_Flyer_v03a.pdf

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/

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.