Springer QUX: QoE Management 2017 : Springer Quality and Usability Journal: Topic Collection on Managing QoE of Future Networks and Applications
Call For Papers
In recent years, the Internet has evolved from a pure packet forwarder to a provider of complex and high demanding services and applications (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 centric management is greatly challenged in today’s Internet by (i) the stringent QoE requirements of the supported services and applications (e.g., timing constraints, loss intolerance) and users (e.g., unpredictability of user behavior, request for high quality services), (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 sociological factors of the service and application consumption.
Articles will be published online upon final acceptance and included in the yearly appearing printed volume of the QUX journal under the umbrella of the QCMan topic collection.
This topic collection of the journal Springer Quality and User Experience solicits high quality technical contributions on the topics (not limited to) mentioned below:
* Characterization of QoE
- Relationship between QoE and QoS in multimedia networking
- Objective & subjective QoE assessment of multimedia delivery systems
- New objective & subjective methods and algorithms
* QoE-aware network and application management
- QoE management in heterogeneous networks
- Energy efficient QoE management
- Cooperative approaches towards QoE management
- Adaptive QoE management
- Self-organization techniques for the management of multimedia services
- QoE management for cloud applications
- QoE management and Economics
* QoE management for different application sectors
- Transport and automotive sector
- Health care and ambient assisted living
- Intelligent manufacturing, Industry 4.0, and business applications
- Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment
* QoE oriented coding
- Streaming aware video encoding
- QoE oriented coding for multimedia streaming
- Energy aware video coding and decoding
* Experimental approaches for QoE assessment
- Subjective studies in commercial settings and controlled lab environments
- QoE of mobile services
- Experimental facilities for QoE evaluation of algorithms and services
- Subjective QoE evaluation pilots
- Tool development and experiences for QoE assessment
* QoE monitoring and measurement
- Big Data and analytics-driven QoE monitoring approaches
- Effects of Internet performance on QoE
- QoE monitoring approaches in the wild
Manuscript submission deadline: December 1st 2016.
Notification of acceptance: March 1st 2017.
Submission of final revised paper: April 15th 2017.
Publication: Onine upon acceptance and in the printed volumne of 2017.
Authors should follow the Springer Journal manuscript format described at the journal site. Manuscripts should be submitted on-line through the Editorial Manager system: https://www.editorialmanager.com/quex/default.aspx Please select "S.I.:Managing QoE of Future Networks and Applications" as article type during submission. Authors need to register to submit their papers.
Oliver Hohlfeld, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Thomas Zinner, University of Würzburg, Germany
Raimund Schatz, AIT, Austria
Prasad Calyam, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA