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Prof. Dr. Ute Jekosch
Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
Institut für Akustik und Sprachkommunikation
Lehrstuhl für Kommunikationsakustik
01062 Dresden

Tel: +49 351 463 34 463
Fax: +49 351 463 37 091
email: ute.jekosch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Second ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on PERCEPTUAL QUALITY OF SYSTEMS

Berlin, Germany, 4-6 September 2006

The quality of systems which address human perception is difficult to
describe. Since quality is not an inherent property of a system, users have
to decide on what is good or bad in a specific situation. An engineering
approach to quality includes the consideration of how a system is perceived
by its users, and how the needs and expectations of the users develop. Thus,
quality assessment and prediction have to take the relevant human perception
and judgement factors into account. Although significant progress has been
made in several areas affecting quality within the last two decades, there
is still no consensus on the definition of quality and its contributing
components, as well as on assessment, evaluation and prediction methods.

Perceptual quality is attributed to all systems and services which involve
human perception. Telecommunication services directly provoke such
perceptions: Speech communication services (telephone, Voice over IP),
speech technology (synthesis, spoken dialogue systems), as well as
multimodal services and interfaces (teleconference, multimedia on demand,
mobile phones, PDAs). However, the situation is similar for the perception
of other products, like machines, domestic devices, or cars. An integrated
view on system quality makes use of knowledge gained in different
disciplines and may therefore help to find general underlying principles.
This will assist the increase of usability and perceived quality of systems
and services, and finally yield better acceptance.

The workshop is intended to provide an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas
between both academic and industrial researchers working on different
aspects of perceptual quality of systems. Papers are invited which refer to
methodological aspects of quality and usability assessment and evaluation,
the underlying perception and judgment processes, as well as to particular
technologies, systems or services. Perception-based as well as instrumental
approaches will complement each other in giving a broader picture of
perceptual quality. It is expected that this will help technology providers
to develop successful, high-quality systems and services.
The following non-exhaustive list gives examples of topics which are
relevant for the workshop, and for which papers are invited:

- Methodologies and Methods of Quality Assessment and Evaluation
- Metrology: Test Design and Scaling
- Quality of Speech and Music
- Quality of Multimodal Perception
- Perceptual Quality vs. Usability
- Semio-Acoustics and -Perception
- Quality and Usability of
- Speech Technology Devices
- Telecommunication Systems and Services
- Multi-Modal User Interfaces
- Virtual Reality
- Product-Sound Quality

April 15, 2006: Abstract submission (approx. 800 words) May 15, 2006:
Notification of acceptance June 15, 2006: Submission of the camera-ready
paper (max. 6 pages) September 4-6, 2006: Workshop

The workshop will take place in the "Harnack-Haus", a villa-like conference
center located in the quiet western part of Berlin, near the Free
University. As long as space permits, all participants will be accommodated
in this center. Accommodation and meals are included in the workshop fees.
The center is run by the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft and can easily be reached
from all three airports of Berlin (Tegel/TXL, Schönefeld/SXF and
Tempelhof/THF). Details on the venue, accommodation and transportation will
be announced soon.

CD workshop proceedings will be available upon registration at the
conference venue and subsequently on the workshop web site.

The official language of the workshop will be English.

Ute Jekosch, IAS, Dresden University of Technology, Germany Sebastian
Möller, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories,
  Berlin University of Technology, Germany Alexander Raake, Deutsche Telekom
  Berlin University of Technology, Germany

Altinsoy, Ercan, HEAD acoustics GmbH, Germany Beerends, John, TNO Telecom,
The Netherlands Bernsen, Niels Ole, NIS, University of Southern Denmark
Blauert, Jens, IKA, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany Braasch, Jonas, McGill
University, Montreal, Canada Burnham, Denis, MARCS, University of Western
Sydney, Australia D'Alessandro, Christophe, LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France
Eisert, Peter, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, Berlin, Germany Ellermeier,
Wolfgang, Aalborg University, Denmark Furui, Sadaoki, Tokyo Institute of
Technology, Japan Gierlich, Hans-Wilhelm, HEAD acoustics GmbH, Germany Gros,
Laetitia, France Télécom R&D, Lannion, France Heute, Ulrich, LNS,
Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany Hoffmann, Rüdiger, IAS, Dresden
Univ. of Technology, Germany Kohlrausch, Armin, Philips Research Labs,
Eindhoven, The Netherlands Lindberg, Børge, Aalborg University, Denmark
McAdams, Steven, McGill University, Montreal, Canada Schmidt, Albrecht,
Embedded Interaction, LMU Munich, Germany Sharpley, Alan, Dynastat, Austin,
Texas, USA Svensson, Peter, Q2S, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology
Zacharov, Nick, Nokia Corporation, Tampere, Finland

Sebastian Möller, Deutsche Telekom Labs, Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7, D-10587
Berlin, Germany
Email: sebastian.moeller@xxxxxxxxxx,
phone +49 30 8353 58465, fax +49 30 8353 58409
Web:	http://www.quality-workshop.de