Special Issue "Multimedia Quality of Experience (QoE): Current Status and Future Direction"
A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Quality of Experience (QoE) can be defined as the overall delight or annoyance of the user of an application or service. Typically, Multimedia QoE expected to offer improved user satisfaction from the audio-visual channels that the users interact. Even though a significant number of novel multimedia applications are emerging, it is a challenge to provide better multimedia QoE for the end user. As a result, most of novel multimedia applications fail to provide a minimum level of QoE required for end users to keep them engaged with the content. This is mainly due to the complexity of the content representation, processing, communication, security and visualisation. Therefore, in order to design QoE proofed multimedia application, researchers need to overcome five sets of challenges. The advancement of technology and multi-disciplinary research have enabled some multimedia applications to provide end-user satisfaction by overcoming technological and social barriers. It is interesting to explore how well novel multimedia applications meet end-user expectations or satisfy user QoE where the use of objective approaches of measuring quality (e.g., QoS) is no longer acceptable.
Original contributions showing practical approaches are also welcome. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- multimedia quality of experience (QoE);
- QoE evaluation in immersive multimedia, VR, AR, and novel storytelling environments;
- QoE evaluation in mulsemedia (or multi-sensory) environments;
- data-driven approaches for QoE evaluation and optimisation;
- QoE prediction from auxiliary and wearable sensors;
- psychophysiological methods for quality of experience research;
- next generation QoE driven multimedia applications (e.g., 5G multimedia applications);
- human visual system modelling;
- advanced methods of multimedia representation, processing, visualization and interaction;
- multimedia privacy and security;
- QoE standardization activities.
Dr. Chaminda Hewage
Dr. Erhan Ekmekcioglu
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