QoMEX 2013

Fifth International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience

QUALINET Industry Forum

QUALINET Industry Forum @ QoMEX’13

Thursday, July 4th, 2013, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria [PDF]

QoMEX 2013 will host the QUALINET Industry Form which aims at establishing a meeting place between academia and industry to seed the bilateral exchange of knowledge and information.

The Qualinet Industry Forum session at QoMEX 2013 will focus on the emerging technologies such as High Dynamic Range (HDR), 3D Audio/Video (3DA/3DV), and Ultra High Definition (UHD). To push these technologies into daily usage, manufacturers have to guarantee users adopting these systems will bring great added value in terms of Quality of Experience (QoE). Thus, models and metrics that can reliably and effectively predict the subjectively perceived QoE need to be developed, and technology has to be optimized according to their predictions. Nevertheless, quality optimization is meaningless if the notion of quality itself is not precisely defined, depending on a specific application, context, content, and user.

The QIF 2013 will be an opportunity to discuss the action that industry and academia should undertake together to maximize QoE in HDR, 3DV/A, and Ultra High Definition Technologies. To start the discussion, several speakers will discuss their view on the problem both from a technology developer and from a technology user point of view (with an eye to innovative applications. Furthermore, a practical demonstration session, the QIF Expo, will be held in which companies and researchers will have the opportunity to show their current work (see below for further information).

The QUALINET Industry Forum Expo

QIF 2012 @ Creative Media Days, Ghent, Belgium

For its 2013 edition, the QIF, jointly with QoMEX, proposes an innovative formula to promote the interaction between industry and academia: the QIF Expo.

Both companies and research institutions engaged in the advancement of new imaging technologies are encouraged to participate and present demonstrations of their products and scientific results in an interactive context, with plenty of opportunities for accessing potential collaborators, business partners, and customers.

Prospective exhibitors are invited to submit a demo paper (two-column format, 2 pages + an indication of space requirements for the demostrations) according to the guidelines for short papers available on the conference website. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • HDR, 3DA/V, and UHD display technologies
  • QoE models for HDR, 3DA/V, and UHD
  • HDR, 3DA/V, and UHD capturing technologies
  • Video Coding Standards for HDR, 3DA/V, and UHD
  • Mobile HDR, 3DA/V, and UHD
  • Visual User Experience in HDR, 3D, UHD
  • Multisensory User Experience in HDR, 3DA/V, UHD
  • Virtual, augmented and mixed realities, and corresponding QoE models
  • Platforms and testbeds for subjective QoE testing for HDR, 3DA/V, and UHD technologies.

QIF 2012 @ Creative Media Days, Ghent, Belgium

QIF at QoMEX’13 will feature high quality demonstrations. Accepted demo papers will be included within the QoMEX’13 proceedings and have to be registered and presented; otherwise they will not be included in the IEEE Xplore Library.

Please submit your demo paper in standard IEEE format by emailing the QIF coordinators Judith Redi (j.a.redi@tudelft.nl) and Peter Schelkens (pschelke@etro.vub.ac.be). Further information can be obtained by contacting the QIF coordinators.

Important Dates

  • Demo Paper Submission: April 30, 2013
  • Notification of Demo Paper Acceptance: May 7, 2013
  • Camera-Ready Paper Due: May 15, 2013

Attending the QIF

We encourage prospective participants to attend the whole QoMEX event. However, a special fee for attendees who will join the QIF only has been arranged. We invite participants to register through the regular QoMEX registration portal.

About Qualinet

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is one of the longest-running European instruments supporting cooperation among scientists and researchers across Europe. The European Network on Quality of Experience in Multimedia Systems and Services is one of the recent actions within the COST program. Qualinet aims at extending the notion of network-centric Quality of Service (QoS) in multimedia systems, by relying on the concept of Quality of Experience (QoE). The main scientific objective is the development of methodologies for subjective and objective quality metrics taking into account current and new trends in multimedia communication systems as witnessed by the appearance of new types of content and interactions. Current members include around 60 organizations from 27 European countries and 6 non- European countries.

For more information, please visit the Qualinet web site http://www.qualinet.eu/.