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


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


Acivs 2010

Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems
Dec. 13-16, 2010
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Acivs 2010 is a conference focusing on techniques for building adaptive, intelligent, safe and secure imaging systems. Acivs 2010 consists of four days of lecture sessions, both regular (25 mns) and invited presentations, poster sessions and a special session on Distributed Camera Systems.

Acivs 2010 will also feature a conference dinner, and other social activities. The social activities will be detailed later.

The conference fee (early registration: 590 AU$ students, 690 AU$ for IEEE-members, and 790 AU$ for other participants) includes the social program (conference dinner, opening reception, and cultural activities), coffee breaks, daily lunches and a hard-copy of the proceedings.

Invited speakers

Acivs 2010 will feature a number of invited talks.

Conference topics include (but are not limited to)

* Vision systems, including multi-camera systems
* Image and Video Processing (linear/non-linear filtering and enhancement, restoration, segmentation, wavelets and multiresolution, Markovian techniques, color processing, modeling, analysis, interpolation and spatial transforms, motion, fractals and multifractals, structure from motion, information geometry) * Pattern Analysis (shape analysis, data and image fusion, pattern matching, neural nets, learning, grammatical techniques) and Content-Based Image Retrieval
* Remote Sensing (techniques for filtering, enhancing, compressing, displaying and analyzing optical, infrared, radar, multi- and hyperspectral airborne and spaceborne images)
* Still Image and Video Coding and Transmission (still image/video coding, model-based coding, synthetic/natural hybrid coding, quality metrics, image and video protection, image and video databases, image search and sorting, video indexing, multimedia applications) * System Architecture and Performance Evaluation (implementation of algorithms, GPU implementation, benchmarking, evaluation criteria, algorithmic evaluation)

Both classical research papers and application papers are welcome.

Special session on distributed camera systems

Organizers: Richard Kleihorst, VITO NV& Ghent University, Belgium; Abbas Bigdeli, NICTA, Australia.

Single camera vision is a process that looses information by projecting a 3D scene on the 2D image sensor. In order to retrieve 3D scene information either depth cameras, object motion or multiple view directions are necessary. In this special session we invite papers on intelligent vision systems that explicitly make use of multiple cameras or multiple visual sensors to approach a vision challenge.

Example Areas of Interest

* 2D/3D occupancy sensing
* 3D industrial and agricultural vision applications
* Automotive applications
* Geographical mapping applications
* Multi-view based robot control

Prospective authors of papers should indicate during their submission that their contribution is aimed at this special session. The Program Chairs may move papers that are otherwise of high-quality to the main conference program if they don’t fit the scope of the special session.


The conference will take place in the Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia on Dec. 13-16, 2010.

Travel Information

Get the best price for your flight with Air France and KLM Global Meetings.

Event ID Code to keep for the booking: 09080AF
More info can be found on the acivs 2010 website.

Paper submission and review process

Prospective authors should prepare a full paper and submit it electronically. The paper should consist of 8-12 pages in A4 format and should conform to the style guidelines outlined on the Acivs 2010 website.

Papers should be submitted in LaTeX format or MsWord format. However the use of MSWord is strongly discouraged since MSWord documents, especially those containing equations, often suffer from poor typesetting.

LaTeX style sheets, MSWord templates and more detailed information on the submission process can be found on the Acivs 2010 website ( It is absolutely essential that submitted papers are based on the provided templates. Accepted papers which do not satisfy the requirements or which cannot be processed without changes will be returned to the authors and may not be published. All submissions will be reviewed by at least 2 members of the Program Committee; additional reviewers will be consulted if needed. The papers should provide sufficient background information and should clearly indicate the original contribution. They should state and discuss the main results and provide adequate references. Paper submission implies that one of the authors will present the paper if it is accepted.

Conference proceedings

Pending approval, the proceedings of Acivs 2010 should be published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. LNCS is published, in parallel to the printed books, in full-text electronic form via Springer Verlags internet platform

Important deadlines

May 1, 2010 Full paper submission
July 15, 2010 Notification of acceptance
September 7, 2010 Camera-ready papers due
September 1, 2010 Registration deadline for authors of
accepted papers
October 1, 2010 Early registration deadline
Dec. 13-16, 2010 Acivs 2010

Steering Committee

Jacques Blanc-Talon, DGA, Bagneux, France.
Wilfried Philips, Ghent University – IBBT, Belgium.
Dan Popescu, CSIRO, Sydney, Australia.
Paul Scheunders, University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Organising Committee

Don Bone, Cannon Information Systems Research, Sydney, Australia. Russell Connally, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Dan Popescu, CSIRO, Sydney, Australia.

Program committee

Hamid Aghajan, Stanford University, Stanford, USA.
Marc Antonini, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France. Philippe Bolon, University of Savoie, Annecy, France.
Salah Bourennane, Ecole Centrale de Marseille, Marseille, France. Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Craiova, Romania. Umberto Castellani, Università degli Studi di Verona, Verona, Italy. Jocelyn Chanussot, INPG, Grenoble, France.
Pamela Cosman, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, USA. Yves D’Asseler, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.
Jennifer Davidson, Iowa State University, Ames, USA.
Arturo de la Escalera Hueso, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Leganes, Spain.
Touradj Ebrahimi, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Christine Fernandez-Maloigne, Université de Poitiers, Chasseneuil, France.
Don Fraser, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Australia. Georgy Gimel’farb, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. Markku Hauta-Kasari, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland. Mark Hedley, CSIRO ICT Centre, Sydney, Australia.
Dimitris Iakovidis, University of Athens, Athens, Greece. Arto Kaarna, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland.
Andrzej Kasinski, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland. Richard Kleihorst, VITO, Belgium.
Nikos Komodakis, University of Crete, Crete.
Murat Kunt, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Hideo Kuroda, FPT University, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Olivier Laligant, IUT Le Creusot, Le Creusot, France.
Kenneth Lam, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China. Yue Li, CSIRO ICT Centre, Marsfield, Australia.
Brian Lovell, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Guojun Lu, Monash University, Caulfield East, Australia. Anthony Maeder, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia. Xavier Maldague, Université de Laval, Québec, Canada. Joseph Mariani, Université Paris VI, Paris XI, Orsay, France. Gérard Medioni, USC/IRIS, Los Angeles, USA.
Fabrice Mériaudeau, IUT Le Creusot, Le Creusot, France. Alfred Mertins, Universität zu Lübeck, Luebeck, Germany. Jean Meunier, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada. Amar Mitiche, INRS, Montréal, Canada.
Rafael Molina, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain.
Adrian Munteanu, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium. Frank Nielsen, Ecole Polytechnique – Sony CSL, Palaiseau, France. Fernando Pereira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal. Massimo Piccardi, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia. Aleksandra Pizurica, Ghent University – IBBT, Ghent, Belgium. William Puech, LIRMM, Montpellier, France.
Gianni Ramponi, Trieste University, Trieste, Italy.
Paolo Remagnino, Faculty of Technology, Kingston University, Surrey, UK. Luis Salgado Alvarez de Sotomayor, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
Guna Seetharaman, AFRL, Rome, USA.
Andrzej Sluzek, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore. Changming Sun, CSIRO, CMIS, Sydney, Australia.
Hugues Talbot, ESIEE, Noisy-le-Grand, France.
Frederic Truchetet, Université de Bourgogne, Le Creusot, France. Peter Veelaert, University College Ghent, Ghent, Belgium. Gerald Zauner, Fachhochschule Oberösterreich, Wels, Austria. Pavel Zemcik, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic. Djemel Ziou, Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, Canada.


2nd IEEE Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Communications in
Distributed Systems and Web based Service Architectures (PEDISWESA’10)

RIccione, Italy, June 22 – 25, 2010

In conjunction with the 15th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (IEEE ISCC’10)


Performance evaluation is still a topic that attains a lot of attention in both distributed
and mobile systems as well as Web based services architectures. Due to the recent
advances in internet based applications as well as distributed and mobile communication systems, we are witnessing a variety of new technologies. However, these systems
are becoming very large and complex at the same time. Several challenges remain to be
resolved before these systems become a commodity. Guaranteeing QoS and provisioning
of web-based systems as well as distributed and mobile systems and evaluating their
communication performance represent among the challenging problem in the design of
these systems. Quantitative analysis can be very difficult and may be intractable because
of the state space explosion. New methods and tools have recently emerged for these
kinds of complex systems, such as Stochastic Automata Networks, Stochastic bounds, PEPA, just to mention a few.
This workshop focuses on the performance evaluation of both distributed and mobile
systems, as well as Web based services architectures using both analytical methods
and simulation studies. Authors are encouraged to submit full papers presenting new
research related to QoS and communication performance evaluation of these systems. Submitted papers must not have been previously published elsewhere nor currently under review in any another conference or journal.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
· Communication performance evaluation of distributed and mobile systems
· Performance evaluation of distributed and web-based systems · Measurement, analysis, modeling · Tools and software for performance evaluation · Simulation and measurements techniques · QoS for Web services architectures · Services Web composition · Quantitative analysis · Stochastic comparisons · Network Protocols design for Web service devices · Routing optimization · Bandwidth management This workshop focuses upon the QoS and communication performance analysis, methods
and modeling of distributed systems and Web based services architectures. Workshop and Program Co-Chairs

Prof. Lynda Mokdad
University of Paris-EST, France

Prof Mirela Notare, Barddal University, Brazil

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: February 28th, 2010
Notification of acceptance: March 28th, 2010
Camera-ready paper due: April 13th, 2010

Paper Submission

High-quality original papers are solicited. Papers must be unpublished and must
not be submitted for publication elsewhere. All papers will be reviewed by Technical Program Committee members and other experts active in the field to ensure high quality and relevance to the conference.
To submit your paper(s),
For IEEE formatting instruction and details, please reference to the IEEE Computer Society’s Conference Publishing Service:

ACM MSWiM 2010

ACM* MSWiM 2010

13th ACM* International Conference on Modeling Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems

October 17-21, 2010, Bodrum, TURKEY

Submission deadline: April 25, 2010

[* ACM Sponsorship pending upon Approval]

MSWiM is an international forum dedicated to high level discussion of Wireless and Mobile systems, networks, algorithms and applications, with an emphasis on rigorous performance evaluation. MSWiM is a highly selective conference with a long track record of publishing innovative ideas and breakthroughs.

Authors are encouraged to submit full papers presenting new research related to the theory or practice of all aspects of modeling, analysis and simulation of mobile and wireless systems. Submitted papers must not have been published elsewhere nor currently be under review by another conference or journal. Papers related to wireless and mobile network Modeling, Analysis, Design, and Simulation are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics in mobile and wireless systems:

* Performance evaluation and modeling
* Analytical Models
* Simulation languages and tools for wireless systems
* Wireless measurements tools and experiences
* Formal methods for analysis of wireless systems
* Correctness, survivability and reliability evaluation
* Mobility modeling and management
* Models and protocols for cognitive radio networks
* Models and protocols for autonomic, or self-* networks
* Capacity, coverage and connectivity modeling and analysis
* Wireless network algorithms and protocols
* Wireless PANs, LANs
* Ad hoc networks
* Sensor and actuator networks
* Vehicular ad hoc networks
* Integration of wired and wireless systems
* Pervasive computing and emerging models
* Wireless multimedia systems
* QoS provisioning in wireless and mobile networks
* Security and privacy of mobile/wireless systems
* Algorithms and protocols for energy-efficiency and power control * Mobile applications, system software and algorithms
* RF channel modeling and analysis
* Design methodologies, tools, prototype and testbeds
* Parallel and distributed simulation of wireless systems

Organizing Commitee:

General Chair: Violet R. Syrotiuk (Arizona State Univ., USA)
General Vice-Chair: Fatih Alagoz (Bogazici Univ., Turkey)

TPC Co-Chairs: Brahim Bensaou (HKUST, Hong Kong)
Ozgur B. Akan (METU, Turkey)

Paper Submission, Publication and Important Dates:
High-quality original papers are solicited.Papers must be unpublished and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere. All papers will be reviewed by TPC members and other experts active in the field to ensure high quality and relevance to the conference. Short papers might be included in the technical program to complete it and foster discussion and idea exchange. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings to be published by ACM Press.

Submission Deadline: April 25, 2010 Notification of Acceptance: June 30, 2010 Camera-ready Versions Due: July 28, 2010 Speaker Author Registration Deadline: July 28, 2010 Early Registration Deadline: September 15, 2010 Conference Dates: October 17-21, 2010

For more information about the conference, organizing committee, submission instructions, and venue please see the conference website: