Special Session on QoE in Networking

  • Quality of Experience gains increasing interest in the delivery of services and contents. The management of services and applications to improve the user-perceived quality requires incorporating QoE awareness in networking technologies, protocols, and algorithms. Recent trends in networking technologies like SDN or web browser advances like webRTC allow new possibilities for QoE in networking. Another paradigm is reflected by mobile cloud computing, i.e., many services and applications are migrated to the cloud, especially in the mobile domain. Proper QoE models and QoE monitoring mechanisms are fundamental for realizing QoE in networking, but also for the performance evaluation of such systems. A relevant aspect is to understand and reveal the reasons for bad QoE in the network. Such QoE troubleshooting and root cause analysis is an important step.

    This special session seeks contributions providing new methods for QoE in networking,  QoE evaluation, QoE troubleshooting, and the quantification of possible tradeoffs e.g. between resource consumption, operational costs and QoE. The applications and services to be considered include not only multimedia services like video streaming, IPTV, or gaming, but also enterprise applications like virtual desktop infrastructures or collaboration tools. A special focus of attention is on the upcoming 5G networks, which sport a variety of different access technologies like Wifi,LTE, etc., leading to a dense access network, but also on the architecture and deployment of QoE awareness and QoE troubleshooting in 5G e.g. through SDN and NFV.

    :: The session will host both invited and contributed papers covering, but not limited to, the following topics:
    • QoE monitoring and management
    • QoE troubleshooting and root cause analysis
    • QoE models for networked applications and services
    • QoE factors in browser based applications and IoT applications
    • Internet applications like adaptive streaming, IPTV, gaming
    • Enterprise applications like virtual desktop infrastructures or collaboration tools
    • 5G scenarios and deployment
    • Networking technologies and protocols integrating or supporting QoE like SDN or NFV
    • Transport protocols and their influence on QoE like MTCP
    • Context-awareness in QoE management
    • Web browser technologies for QoE optimization like webRTC or media extension
    • Relation to economics, pricing and SLAs
    • Performance evaluation and quantification of trade-offs related to QoE
    • Experimental studies and approaches
    :: Session Organization Committee
    • Tobias Hoßfeld, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany (Chair)
    • Markus Fiedler, BTH Karlskrona, Sweden (Chair)
    • Sebastian Egger, AIT, Austria
    • Alberto Leon-Garcia, University of Toronto, Canada
    • Lea Skorin-Kapov, University of Zagreb, Croatia
    • Florian Metzger, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
    • Martin Varela, VTT, Finland
    • Hans-Juergen Zepernick, BTH Karlskrona, Sweden
    • Truong Thu Huong, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam
    • Pham Ngoc Nam, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam
    • Truong Cong Thang, University of Aizu, Japan
    • Takumi Miyoshi, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
    :: Submission
    All authors should prepare full versions of papers in Microsoft Word (DOC) or Portable Document Format (PDF). Papers must be limited to six pages, including text, references, tables and figures, and should be submitted online via http://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=21277&track=77291. All papers should be prepared according to the IEEE standard template.
    :: Publication
    All accepted papers will be published in the ICCE 2016 Conference Proceedings, while papers accepted for oral presentation will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore®. The proceedings of ICCE series will be submitted to be listed in Conference Proceeding Citation Index (CPCI) of Thomson Reuters.
    :: Important Dates
    • Extended submission hard deadline (*): January 20th, 2016 February 12th, 2016
    • Acceptance notification: March 30th, 2016 April 30th, 2016
    • Registration and camera-ready version: April 11th, 2016 May 20th, 2016
    • Conference date: July 27th – 29th, 2016

    (*)Note: Special sessions are still open until February 29th for submission.

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