Workshop on Quality of Experience (QoE) 18th September 2009

Workshop on Quality of Experience (QoE)
18th September 2009, Telecom ParisTech, Paris 13, France
Members can use their Euro-NF budget (mobility WP.IA.4.1) to attend.
Please check at Euro-NF sponsored events.
New! The workshop has been granted with the Euro-NF label.
The workshop is also an activity of the Euro-NF Workpackage SEA 7.1
Collaboration with industry and SMEs.
Introduction to the QoE Workshop
In recent years, research efforts have been carried out in order to bring Quality of Service
(QoS) closer to the actual experience of the user of the service. As such, both the
normalization bodies and the academic community have worked on evolved models and
metrics to try delivering a measure of the Quality of Experience (QoE). However, QoE is an
elusive notion, since its subjective nature highly depends on human factors, which are
unfortunately often individual and complex. As QoE is a multidimensional concept,
specialists coming from heterogeneous domains such as ergonomics, behavioural
psychology, marketing, network among others, are needed to answer the following
questions: what is QoE? What is its precise area? How to measure it?
We aim at obtaining models incorporating the subjective aspects of user experience as well
as a precise definition of the different quality notions. Although ongoing work has
produced well evolved metrics for user perception on the multimedia service range, they
mainly address the quality associated to the "signal restitution" to the user more than the
actual perception in a particular usage context (content, environment, etc.). Diverse
efforts around the three main identified topics are being carried out by collaborative
projects and within academia and industry labs. We believe that an increased coordination
between the different domains might get us closer to a better understanding and modelling
of the user experience leading to improved metrics and methods.
Organized around the ITC 21 which gathers performance experts, the QoE workshop
is intended to serve as a forum to present the latest work and interests by researchers
from both academia and industry and to produce a basis for future collaboration on the
The three main subjects identified around QoE modelling and estimation are the following:
QoE Framework
o Quality Notions
o Communications ecosystem
o Interfaces, actors and roles
o Service level agreements
o etc
Service Modeling and QoE estimation
o Estimation of QoE for audio/video services
o Translating QoS to QoE
o Extending estimation methods to other services (Web, etc.)
o Human factors and their place in service models.
o etc
Subjective Test Methodologies
o State of the art on subjective test methodologies
o Defining systematic/reusable test methodologies to create economies of
scale around QoE estimation
o etc
Workshop coordinators and main contacts
Sergio Beker (Orange Labs):
Frederic Guyard (Orange Labs):
Jean-Laurent Costeux (Orange Labs):
Registration is free of charge.
Registration is open to all Euro-NF members and other invited attendants. However, as the
venue has a limited number of places, we kindly ask you to register with us
( so we can adequately plan logistics in advance. Also,
as the number of presentations is limited due to time constraints, we kindly ask you to:
Confirm that you will be willing to present.
Limit your presentation to current work and interests on the subject. What your
contribution would be to a collaborative proposal.
Group your presentations as much as possible by lab/institution.
Please send us an abstract of your presentation as soon as possible. We will propose a
preliminary program and agree on the final program with all registered participants. We
expect your final presentation by August 31st. Registrations will be accepted until the
day before the workshop (no on-site registration will be available). Registration
for presentations is closed.
Workshop venue
The workshop will be held at Telecom ParisTech, Paris 13, France. Telecom ParisTech is
easily reachable by metro and bus lines. To get there, please follow this link.
Workshop Preliminar Program (to be completed)
The program will be completed as confirmation and content arrive.
8:30 - 9:00
On-site registration and welcoming
9:00 – 09:30
Workshop Objectives and subject overview
S. Beker (Orange Labs) – Introduction to the workshop
F. Guyard (Orange Labs) – Towards a QoE Framework
09:30 - 11:00
Presentations (Part 1)
Markus Fiedler (BTH) – QoE quantification and feedback
Jari Korhonen (NTNU) - Research Activities for Quality of Experience in
Networked Multimedia within Q2S
Kurt Tutschku (University of Vienna) – Overview of the QoE research
activities at the University of Vienna
Peter Reichl, Raimund Schatz, Sebastien Egger (FTW) – The human
factor in telecommunications: user centered research at FTW, QoE and
the ACE Project
Hendrik Knoche (UCL/EPFL) – A user-centered push towards QoE
11:00 – 11:15
Coffe Break
11:15 – 12:45
Presentations (Part 2)
Sebastien Moeller, Alexander Raake (TU-Berlin/T-Labs) – QoE models
and subjective test methodologies
Vincent Barriac (Orange Labs) – A state of the art on voice quality
measurement techniques and of associated standards
Gerardo Rubino (INRIA/IRISA) – From QoS to QoE with PSQA
Tobias Hossfeld, Thomas Zinner (Wurzburg University) - Controlling QoE
of Scalable Video Codecs for Future Video Streaming Systems
Andreas Kassler (Karlstad University) – Cross-Layer QoE management
and scheduling in mesh networks
Oliver Hohfeld (TU-Berlin/T-Labs) – Viewing impaired video transmissions
from a modelling perspective
12:45 - 13:45
Lunch Break
13:45 - 15:00
Identifying potential collaborations (building up a research cartography)
15:00 - 15:15
Coffee Break
15:15 - 17:00
Wrap up and Conclusion
Ground for a collaborative project proposal
Future actions