6th International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience

Technical Program

Thursday, September 18
Friday, September 19
Saturday, September 20
09:00Keynote on Quality in Visual Effects (Eric Vezinet, Double Negative Singapore)Keynote on Estimating Image and Video Quality (Amy Reibman, AT&T)Keynote on Cost-effective Service Excellence (Jochen Wirtz, NUS)
10:00Coffee breakCoffee breakCoffee break
10:30Special Session on Graphics & RenderingSpecial Session on Quality FluctuationsSpecial Session on Quantitative QoE Assessment
11:30Special Session on Media Synchronization
14:00Poster Madness (Short Papers)Poster Madness (Full Papers)Poster Madness (Journal Papers)
14:15Poster Session (Short Papers)
with refreshments
Poster Session (Full Papers)
with refreshments
Poster Session (Journal Papers)
with refreshments
15:30Oral Session 1Tutorial on The Qualinet Way
16:00Oral Session 2
18:00Reception at SentosaBanquet at Raffles Hotel


Special Session on Graphics, Rendering, and High-dynamic Range Imaging

  1. Objective Visual Quality Assessment for 3D Meshes (L. Dong, Y. Fang, W. Lin, S. H. Soon)
  2. Perceptual evaluation of multi-exposure image fusion algorithms (K. Zeng, K. Ma, R. Hassen, Z. Wang)
  3. An Objective Method For High Dynamic Range Source Content Selection (M. Narwaria, C. Mantel, M. Perreira Da Silva, P. Le Callet, S. Forchhammer)

Special Session on Media Synchronization

  1. Asymmetric Delay in Video-Mediated Group Discussions (M. Schmitt, S. Gunkel, P. Cesar, D. Bulterman)
  2. Human-Centric Multi-Layer Synchronization Scheme with Inter-Sender Synchronization Skew Control (Z. Huang, K. Nahrstedt, Ke Liang)
  3. Conversational Quality and visual interaction of video-telephony under synchronous and asynchronous transmission delay (K. Schoenenberg, A. Raake, P. Lebreton)

Poster Session (Short Papers)

  • Does Inter-Subject Variability Depend on Test Material? (S. Winkler)
  • ULTRA-EYE: UHD and HD Images eye tracking dataset (H. Nemoto, P. Hanhart, P. Korshunov, T. Ebrahimi)
  • Adjustment of the direct-to-reverberant-energy-ratio and just-noticable-difference (S. Werner, J. Liebetrau)
  • Is Low Quality Media Affecting the Level of Fatigue? (S. Arndt, J. N. Antons, S. Möller)
  • No reference video quality assessment based on parametric analysis of HEVC bitstream (K. Izumi, K. Kawamura, T. Yoshino, S. Naito)
  • An Eye Tracking Database for Stereoscopic Video (Y. Fang, J. Wang, J. Li, R. Pépion, P. Le Callet)
  • Crowdsourcing based subjective quality assessment of adaptive video streaming (M. Shahid, J. Søgaard, J. Pokhrel, K. Brunnström, K. Wang, S. Tavakoli, N. García)
  • EyeC3D: 3D video eye tracking dataset (P. Hanhart, T. Ebrahimi)
  • Got What You Want? Modeling Expectations to Enhance Web QoE Prediction (A. Sackl, R. Schatz)
  • On the Impact of Speech Intelligibility on Speech Quality in the Context of Voice over IP Telephony (F. Schiffner, J. Skowronek, A. Raake)
  • An Annotated Dataset for Web Browsing QoE (R. Schatz, S. Egger)
  • Effect of Content Characteristics on Quality of Experience of Adaptive Streaming (S. Tavakoli, M. Shahid, K. Brunnström, B. Lövström, N. García)
  • Perceptual Performance Analysis for Visual Attention Model Based Asymmetric Stereoscopic 3d Video Coding (E. Ekmekcioglu, V. De Silva, S. Dogan, A. Kondoz)
  • A Perceptually Motivated No-reference Video Quality Assessment Algorithm for Packet Loss Artifacts (Manasa K., Manasa Priya K., S. Channappayya)
  • Assessing the impact of display size, game type, and usage context on mobile gaming QoE (J. Beyer, V. Miruchna, S. Möller)

Oral Session 1

  1. Blind Distortion Classification Using Content and Perception Based Features (P. Dendi, V. Neeluri, M. Chandrasekhar, S. Channappayya, S. Medasani)
  2. Adaptive Texture Synthesis Based on Perceived Texture Regularity (S. Varadarajan, L. Karam)
  3. The aesthetic appeal of depth of field in photographs (T. Zhang, H. Nefs, J. Redi, I. Heynderickx)
  4. Content or reproduction: Natural scene perception in immersive and non-immersive reproduction setups (O. Rummukainen, C. Mendonça)
  5. Evaluating the influence of expectations, price and content selection on video quality perception (A. Sackl, R. Schatz)
  6. Influence of a Voice on the Quality of Synthesized Speech (F. Hinterleitner, C. Manolaina, S. Möller)

Special Session on Quality Fluctuations

  1. Modelling Multi-episodic Quality Perception for Different telecommunication Services: First Insights (D. Guse, B. Weiss, S. Möller)
  2. Assessing Effect Sizes of Influence Factors Towards a QoE Model for HTTP Adaptive Streaming (T. Hoßfeld, M. Seufert, C. Sieber, T. Zinner)
  3. Evaluation of Video Quality Fluctuations Using Pattern Categorisation (C. Horch, J. Habigt, C. Keimel, K. Diepold)
  4. The influence of network quality fluctuations on Web QoE (A. Sackl, S. Egger, R. Schatz)
  5. Quality impact due to initial loading, stalling, and video bitrate in progressive download video services (M. N. Garcia, D. Dytko, A. Raake)
  6. Quality of Experience-centric management in LTE-A mobile networks: The Device-to-Device communication paradigm (E. Liotou, E. Papadomichelakis, N. Passas, L. Merakos)

Poster Session (Full Papers)

  • Quality of Experience and HTTP adaptive streaming: A review of subjective studies (M. N. Garcia, F. De Simone, S. Tavakoli, N. Staelens, S. Egger, K. Brunnström, A. Raake)
  • Non-Linear EEG Features for Odor Pleasantness Recognition (E. Kroupi, D. Sopic, T. Ebrahimi)
  • Sound Influences Visual Attention Discriminately in Videos (X. Min, G. Zhai, Z. Gao, C. Hu, X. Yang)
  • HDR image compression: a new challenge for objective quality metrics (P. Hanhart, M. Bernardo, P. Korshunov, M. Pereira, A. Pinheiro, T. Ebrahimi)
  • An Evaluation of Reconstruction Filters for a Path-Searching Task in 3D (D. Roberts, I. Ivrissimtzis, N. Holliman)
  • Assessment of Audio/Video Synchronisation in Streaming Media (F. Pitie, D. Kelly, T. Foucu, N. Harte, A. Kokaram)
  • A Quality of Experience Model for Adaptive Media Playout (B. Rainer, C. Timmerer)
  • Cross-lab Subjective Evaluation of the MVC+D and 3D-AVC 3D Video Coding Standards (P. Hanhart, N. Ramzan, V. Baroncini, T. Ebrahimi)
  • Effective Preprocessing Stage in the Fourier Transform domain for Image Quality Assessment (M. Liu, G. Zhai, K. Gu, X. Yang)
  • Linking Quality Features and Quality Elements by defining an extended 3DVO Quality Taxonomy Model (S. Kepplinger)
  • Investigating subjective attributes of quality for videos displayed with local backlight dimming (C. Mantel, S. Bech, S. Forchhammer, J. Korhonen, J. Pedersen)
  • Comparing upscaling algorithms from HD to Ultra HD by evaluating Preference of Experience (J. Li, Y. Koudota, M. Barkowsky, H. Primon, P. Le Callet)
  • Verification on Stability and Reproducibility of DSCQS Method for Assessing 4K Ultra-HD Video Quality (K. Kawashima, J. Okamoto, T. Hayashi)
  • Web-QoE under real-world distractions: Two test cases (D. Guse, S. Egger, A. Raake, S. Möller)
  • Subjective Quality Assessment of Mobile 3D videos (Z. Fan, T. Jiang)
  • UHD Video Dataset for Evaluation of Privacy (P. Korshunov, T. Ebrahimi)

Oral Session 2

  1. Continuous vs. discrete scale stereoscopic video subjective evaluation: case study on robust watermarking (R. Bensaied, M. Mitrea, A. Chammem, T. Ebrahimi)
  2. Beauty is in the scale of the beholder: a comparison of methodologies for the subjective assessment of image aesthetic appeal (E. Siahaan, J. Redi, A. Hanjalic)
  3. Subject Bias: Introducing A Theoretical User Model (L. Janowski, M. Pinson)
  4. Subjective Quality Assessment of Screen Content Images (H. Yang, Y. Fang, W. Lin, Z. Wang)
  5. Analysis of Call-Quality Prediction Performance for Speech-only and Audio-visual Telephony (B. Weiss, S. Möller, B. Lewcio, B. Belmudez)
  6. Quantifying Sequential Context Effects in Subjective Quality Evaluation (N. Schinkel-Bielefeld)

Special Session on Quantitative QoE Assessment

  1. Non-linear modeling of eye gaze perception as a function of gaze and head direction (M. Gonzalez Franco, P. Chou)
  2. Using Eye-Tracking and Correlates of Brain Activity to Predict Quality Scores (S. Arndt, J. Radun, J. N. Antons, S. Möller)
  3. Analysing the Quality of Experience of Multisensory Media from Measurements of Physiological Responses (J. Donley, C. Ritz, M. Shujau)
  4. Assessing game experience: Heart rate variability, in-game behaviors and self-reported measures (E. Nunez Castellar, K. Oksanen, J. Van Looy)
  5. Assessing the Validity of Subjective QoE Data through Rating Times and Self-Reported Confidence (W. Robitza, H. Hlavacs)
  6. Evaluating complex scales through subjective ranking (P. Lebreton, A. Raake, M. Barkowsky, P. Le Callet)

Poster Session (Journal Papers)

  • Audiovisual robustness: Exploring perceptual tolerance to asynchrony and quality distortion (R. Eg, C. Griwodz, P. Halvorsen, D. Behne)
  • Video Saliency Incorporating Spatiotemporal Cues and Uncertainty Weighting (Y. Fang, Z. Wang, W. Lin, Z. Fang)
  • Objective Quality Assessment for Image Retargeting Based on Structural Similarity (Y. Fang, K. Zeng, Z. Wang, W. Lin, Z. Fang, C. W. Lin)
  • Saliency Detection for Stereoscopic Images (Y. Fang, J. Wang, M. Narwaria, P. Le Callet, W. Lin)
  • A Locally Adaptive System for the Fusion of Objective Quality Measures (A. Barri, A. Dooms, B. Jansen, P. Schelkens)
  • Using Electroencephalography to Measure Perceived Video Quality (S. Arndt, J. N. Antons, R. Schleicher, S. Möller, G. Curio)
  • Mulsemedia: State-of-the- Art, Perspectives and Challenges (G. Ghinea, C. Timmerer, W. Lin, S. Gulliver)
  • Objective Quality Assessment of Tone-Mapped Images (H. Yeganeh, Z. Wang)
  • Evaluating Feedback Devices for Time-Continuous Mobile Multimedia Quality Assessment (S. Buchinger, M. Nezveda, W. Robitza, E. Hotop, P. Hummelbrunner, M. Sack, H. Hlavacs)
  • Circular-ELM for the reduced-reference assessment of perceived image quality (S. Decherchi, P. Gastaldo, R. Zunino, E. Cambria, J. Redi)
  • Supporting visual quality assessment with machine learning (P. Gastaldo, R. Zunino, J. Redi)
  • Methods for the subjective assessment of video quality, audio quality and audiovisual quality of internet video and distribution quality television in any environment (M. Pinson, L. Janowski)