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QCMAN 2013 : 1st IFIP/IEEE Workshop on QoE Centric Management


When May 31, 2013 - May 31, 2013
Where Ghent, Belgium
Submission Deadline Jan 18, 2013
Notification Due Feb 18, 2013
Final Version Due Mar 1, 2013
Categories    quality of experience   network management   multimedia   qoe

Call For Papers

Due to popular request, we have shifted the deadline for abstract registration to January 18, 2013

The First IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Quality of Experience Centric Management (QCMan) will be held in conjunction with IFIP/IEEE IM 2013 in Ghent, Belgium, from May 27-31, 2013. The workshop is sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) & IFIP and supported by the Technical University Eindhoven and Ghent University-iMinds. The workshop is endorsed by the Technical Committee on Network Operations and Management (CNOM). In recent years, the Internet has evolved from a pure packet forwarder to a provider of complex and high demanding services and applications (e.g., video, voice, on-line gaming, cloud applications). These services and applications are typically managed through a set of Quality of Services parameters (e.g. packet loss, delay, jitter). However, it is widely agreed that the management of these services and applications should be centered on their quality as perceived by the end user: the Quality of Experience (QoE). However, this QoE centric management is greatly challenged in today’s Internet by (i) the stringent QoE requirements of the supported services and applications (e.g., timing constraints, loss intolerance) and users (e.g., unpredictability of user behavior, request for high quality services), (ii) the plethora of service consumption possibilities (e.g. for video: live vs on-demand, managed vs over-the-top), (iii) the inherent complexity of services and applications which can be offered to users in several ways to reach the same QoE level and (iv) the difficulty in assessing the quality as perceived by the end user also due to insufficient insight in the psychological and sociological factors of the service and application consumption. QCMan 2013 aims at providing an international forum for researchers addressing these challenges. QCMan 2013 will combine original full paper presentations with a motivating keynote to thoroughly explore this challenging topic.


Authors are invited to submit papers that fall into or are related to the topic areas listed below:

Characterization of QoE

Definition of QoE: methods and tools
Relationship between QoE and QoS in multimedia networking
Objective & subjective QoE assessment of multimedia delivery systems
New objective & subjective methods and algorithms
QoE-aware management systems

QoE management in heterogeneous networks

QoE optimized multimedia network management
Adaptive video streaming in Over-The-Top and IPTV networks
QoE issues of multimedia services and applications
QoE management of multimedia services over wireless networks
Energy efficient QoE management
QoE driven network diagnostics, tracing, troubleshooting

Nature-like techniques for QoE management

Adaptive QoE management
Self-organization techniques for the management of multimedia services
Cognitive approaches, self-learning and Computational Intelligence-based algorithms for QoE management
Autonomic techniques for QoE management
Policy-based QoE management

QoE oriented coding

Streaming aware video encoding
QoE oriented coding for multimedia streaming
Energy aware video coding and decoding

Experimental approaches

Subjective studies in commercial settings
Subjective studies in a controlled lab environments
QoE of mobile services
Experimental facilities for QoE evaluation of algorithms and services
Subjective QoE evaluation pilots


Paper submissions must present original, research or experiences. Late-breaking advances and work-in-progress reports from ongoing research are also encouraged. Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. Each submission must be written in English, accompanied by a 75 to 200 word abstract and a list of up to 5 key words. There is a length limitation of 6 pages (including title, abstract, figures, tables, and references) for workshop papers. Papers exceeding these limits, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers will be rejected without further review. At least one author of accepted papers must be present at the workshop, to present the paper. Accepted papers will be published by IEEE Xplore and indexed accordingly.

Authors should submit their papers in PDF, postscript, or Word formats via JEMS (


Abstract registration deadline: January 18 2013 (FINAL EXTENSION)
Paper submission: January 18, 2013
Notification of acceptance: February 18, 2013
Final version of papers due: March 1, 2013
Workshop date: May 31, 2013


Nicolas Staelens, Ghent University - iMinds
Dr. Jan De Cock, Ghent University - iMinds


Prof. Antonio Liotta, Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Prof. Filip De Turck, Ghent University – iMinds, Belgium
Dr. Steven Latré, Ghent University – iMinds, Belgium

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