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The ETSI Speech and multimedia Transmission Quality (STQ) Workshop on "Quality of Emerging Services for Speech and Audio: A user-centred perspective" will take place on 21 to 22 November 2022 at the Amazon facility in Bratislava, Slovakia. This two-day workshop is free of charge.

Please note that the event initially announced for 14-15 November. is now taking place on 21-22 November 2022.

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The users’ Quality of Experience in mobile communications ecosystem entering the 5th and 6th generation is constantly evolving. This workshop will foster discussions on related services such as Augmented and Virtual Reality, and other Quality of Service aspects which will make future mobile generation more attractive. Innovations in 5G Network Slicing make it necessary to refine the technical approaches and related standards on network performance assessment and Quality of Service Benchmarking.

Standardization is crucial to ensure that the users can experience high-level acoustics and audio performance of new devices, e.g. in a smart home & IoT context. It is essential to evaluate the differences between human perception and automatic speech recognition, and to understand how machines respond to quality, as well as how users perceive the application quality of M2M communication.

Among other topics, this workshop will highlight technical innovations and new standards in prediction of perceived quality of speech and audio communications systems, including listening effort, loudness and echo perception.

 Target Audience

The event will be of interest for:

  • Manufacturers,
  • Research bodies,
  • Platform providers,
  • Regulators,
  • Operators
  • Users

bringing together a diverse participation from industry and academia to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and best practices for delivering high-quality user experiences in services and systems. 

The event will be hosted by Amazon in Bratislava, Twin City Tower, Mlynské nivy 10, 821 09 Bratislava, Slovakia

Currently, the Programme Committee is calling for Presentations on topics such as:  

  • Acoustic and audio aspects of evaluating the performance of smart home & IoT devices
  • New innovations in prediction of perceived quality of speech communications systems, including listening effort, loudness and echo perception
  • Consideration of signal processing differences between human perception and automatic speech recognition
  • The evolving approach of Quality of Experience in mobile communications ecosystem entering the 5th and 6th generation
  • From service-specific terminals to a diverse and pervasive IoT – how do machines respond to quality and how do users perceive the application quality of M2M communication?
  • 5G Network Slicing and how it affects the approaches to network performance assessment and Quality of Service Benchmarking
  • QoS aspects of services making 5th and 6th mobile generation more attractive, including cloud-based gaming, Augmented and Virtual Reality services. 

Should you want to submit a presentation, please fill in this form before 22 July 2022 (extended deadline).

The Programme Committee will evaluate the received input and will confirm the accepted presentations and the event agenda by the end of July. 

  • S. Isabelle, Amazon, STQ Chair
  • H. W. Gierlich, HEAD acoustics, STQ vice-chair
  • J. Holub, Czech Technical University, STQ expert
  • J. Y. Monfort, AFUTT, SC User Chair
  • P. Pocta, University of Zilina, STQ expert
  • J. Pomy, Focus Infocom, STQ vice-chair
  • J. Reimes, HEAD acoustics
  • C. Rizzo, ETSI, STQ Technical Officer
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