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CfP: PQS 2013 - International Workshop on Perceptual Quality of Systems

Dear colleagues,


please find below the CfP for the Fourth International Workshop on Perceptual Quality of Systems (PQS 2013) in Vienna, Austria. Prospective authors are cordially invited to submit extended paper abstracts (1.5-2 pages) until March 31, 2013 using the guidelines and tools available under http://pqs.ftw.at/submission


Best regards

Alexander Raake, on behalf of the organizing committee




                                   Call for Papers


Fourth International Workshop on Perceptual Quality of Systems

                                        PQS 2013

                                  2-4 September 2013

                                    Vienna, Austria




The fourth international workshop on Perceptual Quality of Systems aims to bring together leading professionals and scientists from different fields that are all related to perceptual quality. Supported by ISCA and the European COST action Qualinet, this event will serve as a forum for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas between both academic and industrial researchers working on different aspects of perceptual quality of systems. Inaugurated in Herne/Mont Cenis (2003) and continued in Berlin (2006) and Bautzen (2010), PQS 2013 will be held in Vienna, Austria.


User perceived quality of technical systems is grounded on human experience and hence a highly complex and multidimensional phenomenon.  Thus, any approach to quality assessment and prediction has to take the relevant human perception and judgment factors into account, an issue that has been addressed by a number of scientific disciplines including psychophysics, cognitive psychology, speech and audiovisual quality assessment, human computer interaction (HCI), usability and user experience research, and Quality of Experience (QoE).


Authors are invited to submit extended paper abstracts (1.5-2 pages) until March 31, 2013 using the guidelines and tools available under the following link:



Contributions typically refer to methodological aspects of quality and usability assessment and evaluation, the underlying perception and judgment processes, as well as to user perceived quality of particular technologies, systems or services. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):


* Methodologies and Methods of Quality Assessment and Evaluation

* Metrology: Test Design and Scaling

* Quality of Speech, Audio and Music

* Quality of Images and Video

* Quality of Haptics

* Quality of Multimodal and Multi-sensory Perception

* Perceptual Quality vs. Quality of Experience vs. User Experience vs. Usability

* Semio-Acoustics and -Perception

* Quality Engineering Processes

* Quality and Usability of

                - Speech Technology Devices

                - Interactive Telecommunication Systems and Services

                - Multi-Modal User Interfaces

                - Haptic and Olfactory Interfaces

                - Audiovisual, 3D and Virtual Reality Systems


Important Dates:

- Submission (Extended Abstracts): March 31, 2013

- Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2013

- Camera-ready submission: June 15, 2013

Local Organizing Committee:

Raimund Schatz, FTW

 Sebastian Egger, FTW


General Organizing Committee:

Sebastian Möller, TU Berlin

Alexander Raake, TU Berlin

Ercan Altinsoy, TU Dresden

 Tobias Hossfeld, University of Würzburg


Technical Program Committee:

Alan Sharpley, Dynastat, USA

Ina Wechsung, Telekom Innovation Laboratories, TU Berlin, Germany

Katrien de Moor, Ghent University, Belgium

Durand Begault, NASA-Ames Research Center, USA

Hans W. Gierlich, HEAD acoustics GmbH, Germany

Jens Blauert, IKA, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

John Beerends, TNO Telecom, The Netherlands

Jonas Braasch, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, USA

Kate Stevens, MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney, Australia

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

Norbert Reithinger, DFKI Projektbüro Berlin, Germany

Patrick Le Callet, University of Nantes, France

Peter Svensson, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Ramón López-Cózar Delgado, Universidad de Granada, Spain

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

Andrew Perkis, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Christian Timmerer, Alpe Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Austria

Jens Berger, SwissQual / Rohde & Schwarz, Switzerland

Ulrich Reiter, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Stefan Winkler, Advanced Digital Sciences Center, Singapore

Akira Takahashi, NTT, Japan

Harilaos Koumaras, NCSR Demokritos, Greece

Tiago Falk, INRS-EMT, Canada


For further information please visit http://pqs.ftw.at




Alexander Raake

Assessment of IP-based Applications

Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs)

Technische Universität Berlin

Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7

10587 Berlin



Phone: +49-30-835358462

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