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QCMAN 2015 : Third IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Quality of Experience Centric Management


When May 11, 2015 - May 15, 2015
Where Ottawa
Abstract Registration Due Dec 15, 2014
Submission Deadline Dec 22, 2014
Notification Due Jan 30, 2015
Final Version Due Feb 15, 2015
Categories    qoe   network management   service management   multimedia

Call For Papers

Call for Papers
Third IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Quality of Experience
Centric Management ))) QCMAN 2015 (((
co-located with the 14th IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network
and Service Management (IM 2015)

Ottawa, Canada, May 11-15 2015

Aim and Scope

The Third IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Quality of Experience
Centric Management (QCMan) will be held in conjunction with
IFIP/IEEE IM 2015 in Ottawa, Canada, from May 11-15, 2015. The work-
shop is sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and
supported by the University of Wuerzburg, the University of Missouri
and Ghent University-iMinds. The workshop is endorsed by the
Technical Committee on Network Operations and Management (CNOM).

In recent years, the Internet has evolved from a pure packet for-
warder to a provider of complex and high demanding services and ap-
plications (e.g., video, voice, on-line gaming, cloud applications).
These services and applications are typically managed through a set
of Quality of Services parameters (e.g. packet loss, delay, jitter).
However, it is widely agreed that the management of these services
and applications should be centered on their quality as perceived by
the end user: the Quality of Experience (QoE). However, this QoE cen-
tric management is greatly challenged in today’s Internet by (i) the
stringent QoE requirements of the supported services and applica-
tions (e.g., timing constraints, loss intolerance) and users (e.g.,
unpredictability of user behavior, request for high quality ser-
vices), (ii) the plethora of service consumption possibilities (e.g.,
for video: live vs on-demand, managed vs over-the-top),
(iii) the inherent complexity of services and applications which can
be offered to users in several ways to reach the same QoE level and
(iv) the difficulty in assessing the quality as perceived by the end
user also due to insufficient insight in the psychological and socio-
logical factors of the service and application consumption.

QCMan 2015 aims at providing an international forum for researchers
addressing these challenges. QCMan 2015 will combine original full
paper presentations with a motivating keynote to thoroughly explore
this challenging topic.

Topics of Interest

Authors are invited to submit papers that fall into or are related
to the topic areas listed below:

Characterization of QoE

Definition of QoE: methods and tools
Relationship between QoE and QoS in multimedia networking
Objective & subjective QoE assessment of multimedia delivery systems
New objective & subjective methods and algorithms
QoE-aware management systems

QoE management in heterogeneous networks
QoE optimized multimedia network management
Adaptive video streaming in Over-The-Top and IPTV networks
QoE issues of multimedia services and applications
QoE management of multimedia services over wireless networks
Energy efficient QoE management
QoE driven network diagnostics, tracing, troubleshooting

Nature-like techniques for QoE management
Adaptive QoE management
Self-organization techniques for the management of multimedia
Cognitive approaches, self-learning and Computational Intelli-
gence-based algorithms for QoE management
Autonomic techniques for QoE management
Policy-based QoE management

QoE oriented coding
Streaming aware video encoding
QoE oriented coding for multimedia streaming
Energy aware video coding and decoding

Experimental approaches
Subjective studies in commercial settings
Subjective studies in a controlled lab environments
QoE of mobile services
Experimental facilities for QoE evaluation of algorithms and services
Subjective QoE evaluation pilots

Submission Instructions

Paper submissions must present original, research or experiences.
Late-breaking advances and work-in-progress reports from ongoing
research are also encouraged. Only original papers that have not been
published or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted.
Each submission must be written in English, accompanied by a 75 to
200 word abstract and a list of up to 5 key words. There is a length
limitation of 6 pages (including title, abstract, figures, tables,
and references) for workshop papers. Submissions must be in IEEE
2-column style. Papers exceeding these limits, multiple submissions,
and self-plagiarized papers will be rejected without further review.

Authors should submit their papers in PDF, postscript, or Word formats
via JEMS: (

PLEASE NOTE: To be published in the IFIP/IEEE IM 2015 Proceedings and
to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore®, an author of an ac-
cepted paper is required to register for the workshop at the full
(member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an au-
thor of that paper at the conference [or workshop] unless the TPC
Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in ad-
vance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer
questions. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to
uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the
paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registra-
tion is valid for up to 3 papers. Accepted and presented papers will
be published in the IFIP/IEEE IM 2015 Proceedings and submitted to
IEEE Xplore®.

Important Dates

Abstract registration deadline: December 15, 2014
Paper submission: December 22, 2014
Notification of acceptance: January 30, 2015
Final version of papers due: February 15, 2015
Workshop date: May 11-15, 2015

Workshop Co-Chairs

Thomas Zinner, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Prasad Calyam, University of Missouri, USA
Filip De Turck, Ghent University – iMinds, Belgium


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