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QoMEX 2011

The third International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX) will bring together leading professionals and scientists who are developing methods for evaluating multimedia quality and user experience.
Typically, multimedia processing algorithms are evaluated using objective metrics or through subjective testing in a controlled environment. However, perceived user experience is psychological in nature and changes in different environmental and social conditions and with different multimedia devices. Therefore, new techniques are needed to assess and enhance multimedia experience from the user perspective. QoMEX is an international forum to gather experts from academia and industry to present the latest developments on evaluation of multimedia quality based on user experience.

QoMEX 2011 features oral presentations, exhibits, panels and poster sessions in order to provide attendees with various channels to exchange and acquire information about the latest developments and future trends in the field of multimedia user experience.

QoMEX 2011 is the flagship workshop of the Cost Action Qualinet which serves as its financial and technical sponsor. The proceedings of QoMEX 2011 will be published in IEEE Xplore.

For more information, feel free to contact us at qomex-info@ibbt.be.

Call for Inspiring Short Presentations

At QoMEX 2011, a special student-to-student session will be organized based upon the famous Pecha Kucha talk principle. Pecha Kucha (www.pecha-kucha.org), which is Japanese for the sound of conversation (chit-chat), is a series of show-and-tell events for designers, architects, artists and creatives, which was originally devised by Klein Dytham architecture in Tokyo in 2003, and which has rapidly expanded to 300-plus cities worldwide. Pecha Kucha events consist of around a dozen presentations, each presenter having 20 slides, each shown for exactly 20 seconds. Thus, presenters have just 6 minutes and 40 seconds to explain their ideas. No more, no less. Tempo, story, tension, show-and-tell.

PhD-students are invited to submit a proposal for a Pecha Kucha talk to qomex-papers@ibbt.be before July 30th, 2011. The proposal should contain a short abstract of about 200 words and a short biography of the presenter. Challenge your public with innovative, no-barrier ideas and concepts in the world of QoE!

For the regular PechaKucha nearby, please check pechakucha.architempo.net.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: March 28, 2011 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: June 3, 2011
  • Camera ready submission: June 24, 2011
  • Author registration deadline: July 15th, 2011
  • Deadline Pecha Kucha talk: July 30th, 2011

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • User Experience Assessment and Enhancement: New metrics/measurements to define quality of user experience, interaction between auditory, visual, affective and other modalities and their impact on user experience, user interface design, capturing, modeling and (re)presentation of user experience data, human and multimedia device interaction, multimedia quality evaluation tools for generic and specific applications.
  • Visual User Experience (Image/Video/Graphics): Objective quality metrics, subjective quality evaluation, psycho-visual modeling, quality-centered processing, compression and transmission, artifacts reduction, relationship between errors/noise/losses and human perception, display-specific processing, visual saliency, 3D Video, quality evaluation in HD and beyond, quality evaluation for HDR content, quality issues in streaming video.
  • Auditory User Experience (Speech/Audio): Psycho-acoustic modeling, quality assessment of interactive speech and non-speech applications, intrusive/non-intrusive models for quality evaluation.
  • QoE for virtual, augmented and mixed realities: 3D audio, 3D video and multimodal representation, immersiveness, embodied interaction, haptic interaction, other modalities.
  • Link between QoS, QoE and Acceptance: Innovation management based on QoS and QoE, business models, value of QoE, relationship between QoE and price.
  • Psychological and sociological dimension of QoE: Physiological and neurotechnological measurement techniques, modality concepts and modality interaction, interaction and communication, semantics, user groups.
  • Standardization Activities in Multimedia Quality Evaluation: Subjective evaluation methods, benchmarking efforts, databases and multimedia content characteristics, testing conditions, new objective metrics and models for upcoming standards, terminology definitions.
  • Examples of applications include VoIP, Video conferences/Tele-presence/Video chats, Virtual/mixed reality for games, education, training, arts …