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Call for papers - Perceptual Quality of Sytems - PQS 2010

On behalf of the organizing committee of the Third International Workshop on Perceptual Quality of Systems (PQS), we would like to invite you to attend this exciting event that will happen in Dresden, September 6-8, 2010 (http://www.ias.et.tu-dresden.de/akustik/PQS2010/).


Third International Workshop on Perceptual Quality of Systems is a direct successor to the successful workshop series inaugurated in Herne in 2003, and in Berlin in 2006.


The quality of systems which address human perception is difficult to describe. 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.


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.


Contributions are welcomed in (but not limited to) the following areas (please note that in all of these areas both theoretical and empirical approaches are encouraged):


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


The workshop will take place in the “Bischof Bennohaus”, a villa-like conference center located in Bautzen, near Dresden, Germany. All participants will be accommodated in this center. Accomodation and meals are included in the workshop fees. A shuttle bus service will collect participants from downtown Dresden and transport them to the workshop venue.


We invite your papers, posters and demonstrations on these topics, and look forward to seeing you in Dresden in September 2010.


Ute Jekosch & Ercan Altinsoy


Chair of Communication Acoustics, Dresden University of Technology




Sebastian Möller & Alexander Raake


Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Berlin University of Technology





Alan Sharpley, DYNASTAT Inc., USA

Anja Naumann, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, TU Berlin, Germany

Armin Kohlrausch, Philips Research Labs, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Bernhard Feiten, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany

Christophe d'Alessandro, LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France

Durand Begault, NASA, USA

Hans W. Gierlich, HEAD acoustics GmbH, Germany

Georg Essl, University of Michigan, USA

Jens Blauert, IKA, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

John Beerends, TNO Telecom, The Netherlands

Jonas Braasch, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, USA

Kate Stevens, MARCS Auditory Laboratories University of Western Sydney, Australia

Margret Pinson, Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Norbert Reithinger, DFKI Projektbüro Berlin, Germany

Patrick Le Callet, Polytech Nantes/Université de Nantes, France

Phil Corriveau, EMPG/RAD, Intel, USA

Peter Reichl, Telecommunications Research Center Vienna, Austria

Peter Svensson, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Ramón López-Cózar Delgado, Universidad de Granada, Spain

Touradj Ebrahimi, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Ulrich Heute, LNS, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany


Important Dates


April 16, 2010             : Abstract submission (approx. 800 words)


May 16, 2010             : Notification of acceptance


June 16, 2010             : Submission of the camera-ready-paper (max. 6 pages)


September 6-8, 2010  : Workshop