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QCMAN 2016 : Fourth IEEE International Workshop on Quality of Experience Centric Management


When Sep 12, 2016 - Sep 16, 2016
Where Würzburg
Abstract Registration Due Mar 15, 2016
Submission Deadline Apr 1, 2016
Notification Due Jun 1, 2016
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2016
Categories    qoe   network management   service management   multimedia

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

Fourth International IEEE Workshop on Quality of Experience Centric Management -- QCMAN 2016 -- co-located with the 28th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 28)

Würzburg, Germany, September 12-16 2016

Aim and Scope

The Fourth IEEE International Workshop on Quality of Experience Centric Management (QCMan) will be held in Würzburg, Germany in conjunction with ITC 2016, which is technically co-sponsored by IEEE. The workshop is supported by the University of Würzburg, RWTH Aachen, the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), and the University of Missouri.

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 2016 aims at providing an international forum for researchers addressing these challenges. QCMan 2016 will combine original full paper presentations with a motivating keynote to thoroughly explore this challenging topic.

Topics of Interest

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 network and application management

QoE management in heterogeneous networks
Energy efficient QoE management
Cooperative approaches towards QoE management
Adaptive QoE management
Self-organization techniques for the management of multimedia services
QoE management for cloud applications

QoE management for different application sectors

Transport and automotive sector
Smart city
Health care and ambient assisted living
Intelligent manufacturing and business applications

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 and controlled lab environments
QoE of mobile services
Experimental facilities for QoE evaluation of algorithms and services
Subjective QoE evaluation pilots

QoE Monitoring and Measurements

Big Data and analytics-driven QoE monitoring approaches
Effects of Internet performance on QoE
QoE monitoring approaches in the wild

Submission Instructions

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 full papers and of 3 pages for short papers.

Submissions must be in IEEE 2-column style. Papers exceeding these limits, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers will be rejected without further review.

Authors should submit their papers in PDF, postscript, or Word formats
via EDAS:

PLEASE NOTE: To be published in the ITC 28 Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the workshop at the full (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference [or workshop] unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer questions. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the
paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to 3 papers. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the ITC 28 Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®.

Important Dates

Abstract registration deadline: March 15th, 2016
Paper submission: April 1st, 2016
Notification of acceptance: June 1st, 2016
Final version of papers due: June 15th, 2016
Workshop date: September 12-16, 2016

Workshop Co-Chairs

Thomas Zinner, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Oliver Hohlfeld, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Raimund Schatz, AIT Wien, Austria
Prasad Calyam, University of Missouri, USA


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