Call for Papers
1 May 2012
Paper submission deadline
17 Dec 2012
Acceptance Notifications
28 Feb 2013
Camera ready papers
15 Apr 2013
1-4 July 2013

Special Session: From QoS to QoE and Back

Organized by

  • Martín Varela (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland)
  • Periklis Chatzimisios (Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Invited talk

Martín Varela, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
QoE - Beyond QoS, and Beyond Media

Purpose of this secial session

In recent years, there has been a marked increase in the use of multimedia applications over the Internet. Nowadays video streaming accounts for a large fraction of all bandwidth used, and Internet Telephony and IP-based teleconferencing systems have become part of our daily lives.

The way users perceive the quality of these services is critical both for the users themselves and for the content and service providers. In turn, the quality of these services depends strongly on the underlying transport network and its performance. It is therefore very important to understand how the network-level QoS (Quality of Service) is related to the services' Perceptual Quality and QoE (Quality of Experience), and conversely, how can the latter be exploited in order to improve the performance of the networks and services that run on them.

This Special Session will focus on the relationship between QoS, Perceptual Quality and QoE in general. We welcome submissions on the following topics:

  • QoS to QoE mappings
  • QoE-driven Network Management
  • Cross-layer optimization
  • Network QoS and QoE modeling
  • Integration of QoS and QoE models
  • Standardization issues

Author instructions

Paper format is the same as for the general conference. All submissions to this Special Session will be subjected to peer review coordinated by the Special Session Chair(s) and TPC Chairs. The paper should be submitted via e-mail to the Special Session organizers:

Important dates:

Manuscript submission February 18th, 2013
March 4th, 2013
Notification of acceptance March 15th, 2013
Camera ready papers April 15th, 2013

For more information please contact the Special Session organizers. Conference fee for Special Session authors is the same as for the general conference.

Download Call for papers for this Special Session here (PDF 0.3 MB)