Friday, April 2, 2010

QoMEX2010: Improving the Quality of Multimedia Experience through Sensory Effects

Here comes the abstract of our paper that has been accepted for publication at QoMEX2010. Please join us there in case you'd like to get in touch we us!

Markus Waltl, Christian Timmerer, and Hermann Hellwagner, "Improving the Quality of Multimedia Experience through Sensory Effects", accepted for publication at the 2nd International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX2010), Trondheim, Norway, June 21-23, 2010.

Abstract: In previous and related work sensory effects are presented as a tool for increasing the user experience of multimedia presentation by stimulating also other senses than vision or audition. In this paper we primarily investigated the influence of multimedia content annotated with sensory effects (e.g., wind, vibration, light) on various video bit-rates and qualities. Therefore, we defined a subjective quality assessment methodology based on standardized methods. The paper describes the test environment, its setup, and conditions in detail. Furthermore, we experimented with a novel voting device that allows for continuous voting feedback during a sequence in addition to the overall quality voting at the end of each sequence. The results obtained from the subjective quality assessment are presented and discussed thoroughly. In anticipation of the results we can report – without doubt – an improvement of the quality of the multimedia experience thanks to the sensory effects.

Acknowledgments: This work was supported in part by the EC in the context of the NoE INTERMEDIA (NoE 038419), the P2P-Next project (FP7-ICT-216217), and the ALICANTE project (FP7-ICT-248652).
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