2nd workshop on Quality of Experience for Multimedia Content Sharing at EuroITV 2011

Quality of Experience for Multimedia Content Sharing
at EuroITV2011 (http://www.euroitv2011.org/)

Lisbon, Portugal 29th June 2011

* Important Dates:
– 31 March 2011: Submission of workshop paper
– 18 April 2011: Notification of acceptance
– 2 May 2011: Submission of camera-ready paper
– 29 June 2011: Workshop at EuroITV 2011 in Lisbon

Workshop web site: http://dcti.iscte.pt/events/qoemcs2011/

In recent years, it has been realized that the success of multimedia services or applications relies on the analysis of the entire user experience (UX). The relevance of this paradigm ranges from IPTV to video-on-demand systems offering professional TV and user-generated content that is consumed and produced ubiquitously. To obtain a pleasurable and ubiquitous user experience a large amount of aspects have to be taken into account. Major challenges in this context include the identification of relevant UX factors and the quantification of their in influence on Quality of Experience (QoE).

In the particular scenario of ubiquitous production and consumption of content, 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.
In the support of ubiquitous QoE the acquired knowledge on the context and on identified parameters affecting users’ experience could be used to improve multimedia applications and their associated content delivery mechanisms.

* Workshop objectives
The objective of this workshop consists in collecting and developing know-ledge on the following three main topics defining the session structure
of the workshop:

– Context awareness for multimedia applications (video on demand, live broadcast, 3DTV, IPTV, social aspects, sensors, GPS, semantics, energy efficiency)

– Content and context aware quality measurements (user generated& professional content, live& on demand)

– Assessing and supporting QoE in ubiquitous scenarios (constant and variable in influence factors).

* Research topics
The central research question of the workshop consists in determining key elements (including content and context information) for assessing and supporting QoE ubiquitously: These questions include, but are not limited to
the following topics:

– QoE in ubiquitous scenarios
– Context awareness
– Subj/ective and objective quality evaluation in the context of use, context-aware solutions
(situation specificity, interactivity, user-generated& professional content)
– Interplay between ubiquitous delivery and QoE support – 3D Multimedia and Free ViewPoint
– QoE support for interactive multimedia

* Submission
Workshop papers should not exceed a maximum length of four pages and follow the ACM Style Guidelines
(http://webhotel2.tut.fi/emmi/euroitv2010/node/37).
Please send your workshop paper to:shelley.buchinger@univie.ac.at

* Publication
Workshop contributions will be published in the EuroITV proceedings.

* Technical Program Committee (tentative list)
– 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)
– Junyong You, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NO)

* 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)

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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
(http://webhotel2.tut.fi/emmi/euroitv2010/node/37).
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)