Workshop on Multimedia Quality in Virtual, Augmented or other Realities

ETSI TC STQ is organising a workshop on Multimedia Quality in Virtual, Augmented or other Realities. The event will take place in the ETSI Headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France, on 10 - 11 May 2017.

Introduction

TC STQ is responsible for standardization relating to terminals and networks for speech and media quality, end-to-end single media and multimedia transmission performance, Quality of Service (QoS) parameters for networks and services and Quality of Experience (QoE) descriptors and methods.

Objectives of the workshop

The workshop aims at covering all aspects of multimedia quality in different environments. We would like to cover the latest developments in this area especially under QoS and QoE aspects. ETSI is interested in fruitful discussion between researchers, implementers, operators, users and standardization bodies. This includes the topics speech, audio, video, tactile and haptics. Besides quality aspects, implementation/5G/architecture and management/monitoring aspects are also covered.

The workshop aims at connecting experts working in this area and providing them the opportunity to present their work, share their experiences and give possible input for future standardization.

Call for Presentations

ETSI is now calling for presentations.  Should you wish to contribute to this event, please refer to the list of topics, submission form, submission deadline, etc. presented under the Call for Presentations tab.

Target audience

  • Researchers, academia, algorithms and systems developers, device manufacturers, network operators and service providers, test houses, standardization bodies.

Programme Committee

  • Hans Wilhelm Gierlich , TC STQ Chairman, HEAD acoustics GmbH
  • Jan Holub, Mesaqin.com s.r.o (Ltd.)
  • Scott Isabelle, TC STQ Vice Chairman, Knowles Inc.
  • Peter Počta, Ministry of Transport
  • Joachim Pomy, TC STQ Vice Chairman, Mesaqin.com s.r.o (Ltd.)
  • Carmine Rizzo, TC STQ Technical Officer, ETSI
  • Fredrik Stenmark, TC STQ Vice Chairman, QUALCOMM UK Ltd

Agenda: 10 May

Day 1: 10 May

08:30 Check-in/registration opens
09:00

Opening of the workshop & Welcome address:

  • Luis Jorge Romero Saro, ETSI Director-General
  • Hans W. Gierlich, Chairman of ETSI Technical Committee Speech and multimedia Transmission Quality (TC STQ)
  • Carmine Rizzo, Technical Officer, ETSI TC STQ
SESSION 1: NEW TECHNOLOGIES 
  Artificial Bandwidth Extension Using Deep Neural Networks for Spectral Envelope Estimation
Johannes Abel, Institute for Communications Technology Technische Universität Braunschweig
  Towards display independent light field formats
Aron Cserkaszky, Holografika Ltd.
  Speaker TBC
Coffee & Networking Break 
SESSION 2: SUBJECTIVE EVALUATION 
  Subjective Speech Quality Measurement: Comparison of Laboratory Test Results and Results of Test with Parallel Task
Hakob Avetisyan, Czech Technical University of Prague
  New challenges of immersive gaming services
Steven Schmidt, Deutsche Telekom
  Approaches for Testing and Evaluating Car Audio Systems
Magnus Schäfer, Head Acoustics GmbH
13:00 - 14:00  Lunch & Networking Break 
SESSION 3: OBJECTIVE EVALUATION PART I 
  Automatic Evaluation of Automotive In-Car Communication Systems
Gerhard Schmidt, Kiel University
  Objective Quality Measure for Artificially Bandwidth-Extended Speech
Johannes Abel, Institute for Communications Technology Technische Universität Braunschweig
Coffee & Networking Break 
SESSION 3: OBJECTIVE EVALUATION PART II 
  Loudness of transmitted speech signals for SWB and FB – challenges, auditory evaluation and proposals for handset and hands-free scenarios
Jan Reimes, Head Acoustics GmbH
  Performance Evaluation of Voice Assistant Devices
Scott Isabelle, Vice Chairman of TC STQ, Knowles Inc.
  Speaker TBC
DISCUSSION & WRAP UP FIRST DAY
Networking Cocktail 
19:00 End of day 1

Agenda: 11 May

Day 2: 11 May 2017

09:00 Start of day 2
SESSION 4: QoS and QoE ASPECTS PART I 
  Methodologies for QoS testing with parallel task, experiment result presentation
Jan Holub, Mesaqin.com sro. (Ltd.)
  Quality of Experience of 3D Visualization on Light Field Displays
Peter Andras Kara, WMN Research Group, Kingston University, London, UK
  Speaker TBC
Coffee & Networking Break 
SESSION 4: QoS and QoE ASPECTS PART II 
  Multichannel VR Audio downmixing to stereo; Technique and Quality concerns
Fredrik Stenmark, Qualcomm UK Ltd
  Impact of Human Factors for Mixed Reality contents: How to improve QoS and QoE ?
Jérôme Royan, IRT b<>com
  Investigating the Quality of Experience of Virtual Reality
Yihong Huang, Huawei
12:30-14:00 Lunch & Networking Break
SESSION 5: NETWORK ASPECTS  
  Taxonomy of xR performance requirements and design of meaningful end to end KPI for xR
Wolfgang Balzer, Focus Infocom GmbH
  AV&VR challenges to network and transport technology
Lin Han, Huawei
SESSION 6: FINAL DISCUSSION & WRAP UP
16:00 End of the workshop