Friday, November 4, 2011

CfP: QoMEX 2012

Call for Papers: QoMEX 2012 
5th - 7th July 2012
Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
http://www.qomex2012.org/

The fourth International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX) will bring together leading professionals and scientists interested in evaluating multimedia quality and user experience. QoMEX is the flagship workshop of the European COST action Qualinet which serves as its technical and financial sponsor. The 2012 workshop is the first of the series to be held in the Asia-Pacific and provides new opportunities for QoMEX to explore the rich technology interests of the region. The workshop venue is in the Yarra Valley, Australia, just north of Melbourne where ICME will be held from 9th July.

QoMEX is the flagship workshop of the European COST action Qualinet which serves as its technical and financial sponsor. The 2012 workshop is the first of the series to be held in the Asia- Pacific and provides new opportunities for QoMEX to explore the rich technology interests of the region.

Multimedia is a ubiquitous part of modern life; content is delivered on a wide variety of devices both fixed and mobile, the consumption environment can vary dramatically and increasingly users demand fulfilling interaction with their media. Evaluation, both objectively and subjectively of separate audio, video or image content is well known, but there are substantial challenges in evaluating users' complete experiences of mixed content. This is exacerbated by the diversity of devices, interfaces, consumption environments and content prevalent in today's market. Increasingly, evaluation approaches must include psychological, perceptual and contextual dimensions to truly represent and measure users experiences. Understanding how users react and perceive content and applications will inform and improve new applications and lead to improved user experiences.

QoMEX 2012 features oral presentations, exhibits, panels and poster sessions, providing attendees with various opportunities to discuss the latest progress and trends in multimedia user experience. The workshop venue and format has been specifically chosen to increase opportunities for expert interaction and discussion. Authors are invited to submit full- length, six- page papers according to the guidelines available on the conference website: http://www.qomex2012.org .

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Visual User Experience (Image/Video/Graphics): Objective and subjective quality evaluation, psychovisual modelling, quality- centered processing, compression and transmission, QoE evaluation in HD and beyond.
  • Auditory User Experience (Speech/Audio): Psychoacoustic modelling, quality assessment of interactive speech and audio applications/ interfaces, models and metrics for evaluation of spatial audio.
  • Sensory User Experiences: Novel sensory interfaces, methods for sensory user feedback, quality metrics and assessment methods for evaluation of ambient and sensory experiences. 
  • QoE for Mobile Devices: device- dependent, adaptive user interfaces, evaluating interactive experiences on mobile devices, objective and subjective evaluation on iPhone/Android/mobile multimedia Applications.
  • QoE for 3D Multimedia: QoE metrics and evaluation methods for 3D audio and 3D video, virtual, augmented and mixed realities, haptic interaction, other immersive modalities and interactive interfaces.
  • Standardization Activities in Multimedia Quality Evaluation: Benchmarking efforts, multimedia databases/ datasets of various modalities (speech, audio, video, sensory, etc.) and fidelities (quality, bitrate, etc.), testing conditions and methods, new objective metrics/models for upcoming standards. 
  • Applications and services: Evaluating QoE in multimedia applications e.g., games/gamification, biomedical/ telemedicine, distance education, teleconferencing/telepresence, multimedia web search/ browsing, cloud- based multimedia applications, etc. 
Important Dates:
  • Submission deadline: February 14, 2012 
  • Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2012 
  • Camera- ready submission: May 14, 2012 
Web sitehttp://www.qomex2012.org/
Organizing Committee

General Chair

  • Ian Burnett, RMIT University
General Co-Chair

  • Henry Wu, RMIT University

Technical Program Co-Chairs

  • Christian Timmerer, Alpen-Adria-Universität
  • Alexander Raake, TU Berlin
  • Christian Ritz, University of Wollongong
Steering Committee

  • Loretta Anania, EC
  • Alan Bovik, University of Texas
  • Touradj Ebrahimi, EPFL/NTNU
  • Khaled El-Maleh, Qualcomm USA
  • David Geerts, IBBT ‐ KULeuven
  • Lina Karam, Arizona State University
  • Bastiaan Kleijn, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Sebastian Möler, TU Berlin
  • Fernando Pereira, Instituto de Telecomunicações
  • Andrew Perkis, NTNU-Q2S
  • Amy Reibman, AT&T Labs
  • Peter Schelkens, IBBT ‐ VUB
Publicity Chairs

  • Christian Timmerer, Alpen-Adria-Universität (Europe)
  • Homer Chen, National Taiwan University (Asia and Pacific)
Social Program and Local Arrangements Chair

  • Lorraine Valladares, RMIT University
Webmaster

  • Stephen Davis, University of Wollongong
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