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3rd Int. Workshop on Perceptual Quality of Systems

*** Abstract Submission Deadline: April 16th, 2010 ***

Dear colleagues,

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 Bautzen (near Dresden), September 6-8, 2010 (http://www.ias.et.tu-dresden.de/akustik/PQS2010/).

The 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 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