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

Organizing Committee:

Raimund Schatz, Sebastian Egger, Sebastian Möller,

Alexander Raake, Ercan Altinsoy, Tobias Hossfeld



Quality of Experience for Multimedia Content Sharing (EuroITV2011)

Quality of Experience for Multimedia Content Sharing
at EuroITV2011 (

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:

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

– 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
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Please send your workshop paper

* Publication
Workshop contributions will be published in the Adjunct Proceedings of the EuroITV.

* 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)

* 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)
– Harilaos G. Koumaras, University of Bordeaux (FR)
– 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)
– Nitin Suresh, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)
– Junyong You, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NO)