Quality of Experience has as of recently become an important topic drawing increasing attention. QoE lies at a junction point of several disciplines, but it has been largely dominated by multimedia and networking research. In this talk, we will present a rationale for expanding the domain in a truly multi-disciplinary way, and beyond the aspects it is currently focused on.
Martín Varela received his PhD and MSc from the University of Rennes 1 (Rennes, France), in 2005 and 2002 respectively. He has been an ERCIM fellow, and spent time at SICS and VTT, where he has been a Senior Scientist since 2007. Currently he is a Finnish representative in COST action IC1003 Qualinet. His research focus is on QoE of networked applications, in particular, real-time QoE estimation and optimization of media applications. At VTT he has participated in and led several research and commercial projects both at the Finnish and European level.