QoMEX 2011

Welcome Message

The third International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX) brings together leading professionals and scientists who are developing methods for evaluating multimedia quality and user experience. Typically, multimedia processing algorithms are evaluated using objective metrics or through subjective testing in a controlled environment. However, perceived user experience is psychological in nature and changes in different environmental and social conditions and with different multimedia devices. Therefore, new techniques are needed to assess and enhance multimedia experience from the user perspective. QoMEX 2011 features oral presentations, panel and poster sessions in order to provide attendees with various channels to exchange and acquire information about the latest developments and future trends in the field of multimedia user experience.

Previous editions of the International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX) took place in 2009 in San Diego, California and in 2010 in Trondheim, Norway. Both workshops were a great success and an inspiring experience for its participants.

Mechelen, a thousand year old city in the center of Flanders, located in between Antwerp and Brussels, will be the host location of this year’s workshop. The workshop is organized by the Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology (IBBT), an independent research institute founded by the Flemish government to stimulate ICT innovation. IBBT unites more than 1000 ICT researchers from the universities of Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Hasselt and Leuven and brings together companies, authorities, and non profit organizations to join forces on research projects. QoMEX is also supported by the COST Action Qualinet, a European network on quality of experience in multimedia systems and services.

QoMEX 2011 received 80 submitted papers from authors of not less than 29 countries. These papers were subjected to a review process that involved the Organizing and Technical Committee members accompanied by a significant set of additional reviewers all together accounting for 139 experts. On average 3.75 reviews have been received per paper with a minimum of 3 reviews per paper. Finally, 36 papers have been accepted for the conference, which represents an acceptance rate of 45%. Hence, we can safely state that QoMEX 2011 targeted high quality standards. The conference also features a Best Paper and Best Student Paper Award sponsored by Barco. Moreover, we are also proud to announce that QoMEX received the multi year Technical Co sponsorship label from the IEEE Signal Processing Society indicating that even within the short period this conference has surfaced, we have already met the high expectations of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Hence, we would like to congratulate the previous chairs of QoMEX conferences: Prof. Touradj Ebrahimi (EPFL), Dr. Khaled El Maleh (Qualcomm), Prof. Andrew Perkis (NTNU), Prof. Sebastian Möller (TU Berlin/ Deutsche Telekom Laboratories), and their teams for their vision and contribution to this achievement. As a consequence all papers – as previous years – will be published in the IEEE Xplore digital library and listed in the Web of Science.

QoMEX 2011 features 4 plenary talks, 4 lecture sessions and 2 poster sessions. We are especially honored to welcome as plenary speakers Prof. Nasir Memon from New York University, Prof. Arnold Vermeeren from TU Delft, Prof. Effie Law from the University of Leicester and ETH Zurich, Prof. Karlheinz Brandenburg from the Ilmenau University of Technology and the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology and Dr. Cédric Marchessoux from Barco. Their presentations will cover the interdisciplinary domain of multimedia quality assessment. QoMEX 2011 aims at stimulating the interaction between conference participants and especially supports young researchers in the field. A special session of short talks will be organized to allow for sharing bright insights and visions and to initiate scientific collaborations between potentially unexpected parties. We hope many participants will challenge their colleagues. Finally, QoMEX 2011 will conclude with an Industrial Forum – hosted by the Qualinet consortium – that focuses on quality of experience in applications, standardization and certification. This forum targets academic and industrial collaboration and is moderated by Prof. Fernando Pereira from the Instituto Superior Técnico – Instituto de Telecomunicações of Lisbon. We are delighted to welcome as panel members Dr. Arthur Webster from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, USA, Prof. Ingrid Heynderickx from Philips Research Laboratories, The Netherlands, Prof. Karlheinz Brandenburg from the Institute for Media Technology at Ilmenau University of Technology and the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology, Germany and Prof. Touradj Ebrahimi from EPFL, Switzerland.

We would like to take the opportunity to express our appreciations to a number of key people that shaped QoMEX 2011. In particular, the backbones of every conference the Technical Program Co Chairs: Dr. Gabriel Cristobal, Prof. An Jacobs and Prof. Alexander Raake, and the Local Arrangement, Publicity and Financial Chairs: Prof. Joeri Barbarien, Karen Boers, Karin De Bruyn and Prof. Ann Dooms, Prof. Lina Karam and Prof. Henry Wu. We also would like to thank our webmasters, Mr. Tim Bruylants and Mr. Frederik Temmermans Finally, we are grateful to all members of the QoMEX 2010 Organizing and Steering Committee, the members of our Technical Committee and Awards Committee, Plenary Speakers and Panel, as well as our reviewers who guaranteed the realization of an exciting technical program. A list of these individuals is available in the QoMEX 2011 proceedings and on the website (www.qomex2011.org), and we express our sincere thanks to their voluntary support.

Finally, we are grateful to our Financial and Award Sponsors: IBBT, COST Qualinet and Barco without whom we could not have offered you this inspiring workshop. In addition, we would like to thank our Technical Sponsors IEEE and the IEEE Signal Processing Society for the support and help the last year. Last but not least, we would like to acknowledge the efforts of all submitters, contributors, and participants to QoMEX 2011, without whom this workshop would not have been possible. We hope QoMEX 2011 will be an exciting workshop that will expand and deepen your expertise, that will enable you to meet many interesting people and that will inspire your future work. Welcome to QoMEX 2011!

Prof. Peter Schelkens, General Chair
Dr. David Geerts , General Co Chair

Organizing Committee

General Chair

Peter Schelkens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel / IBBT, Belgium)

General Co Chair

David Geerts (KULeuven / IBBT, Belgium)

Technical Program Co Chairs

Gabriel Cristobal (Spanish National Research Council, Spain)
An Jacobs (Vrije Universiteit Brussel / IBBT, Belgium)
Alexander Raake (Deutsche Telekom Laboratories / Berlin University of Technology, Germany)

Steering Committee

Loretta Anania (European Commission, Italy)
Søren Bech (Bang & Olufsen, Denmark)
Alan C Bovik (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Touradj Ebrahimi (EPFL, Switzerland)
Khaled El-Maleh (Qualcomm Inc., USA)
Joyce Farrell (Stanford University, USA)
Lina Karam (Arizona State University, USA)
W. Bastiaan Kleijn (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) Sebastian Möller (TU Berlin, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany) Levant Onural (Bilkent Univ., Turkey)
Andrew Perkis (NTNU, Norway)
Amy Reibman (AT&T Labs – Research, USA)

Publicity Chair

Joeri Barbarien (Vrije Universiteit Brussel / IBBT, Belgium)

Publicity Co Chairs

Lina Karam (Arizona State University, USA)
Hong Ren Wu (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia)

Awards Chair

Gabriel Cristobal (Spanish National Research Council, Spain)

Social Program and Local Arrangements Co Chairs

Karen Boers (IBBT, Belgium)
Jothi Blontrock (IBBT, Belgium)
Karin De Bruyn (Vrije Universiteit Brussel / IBBT, Belgium) Ann Dooms (Vrije Universiteit Brussel / IBBT, Belgium)

Financial Chair

Karin De Bruyn (Vrije Universiteit Brussel / IBBT, Belgium)


Tim Bruylants (Vrije Universiteit Brussel / IBBT, Belgium)
Frederik Temmermans (Vrije Universiteit Brussel / IBBT, Belgium)

Technical Program Committee, Awards Committee and Reviewers

Technical Program Committee

  • Vittorio Baroncini (Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Italy)
  • Jeffrey Bloom (Dialogic Research Inc., USA)
  • Marina Bosi (Stanford University, USA)
  • Ian Burnett (RMIT University, Australia)
  • Pamela Cosman (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Frederic Dufaux (Telecom Paristech, France)
  • Ulrich Engelke (University of Nantes, France)
  • Markus Fiedler (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)
  • Hans Gierlich (HEAD acoustics, Germany)
  • Bart Goossens (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Marc Hassenzahl (Folkwang University Essen, Germany / MediaCity, Åbo Akademi University, Finland)
  • Yuukou Horita (University of Toyama, Japan)
  • Milos Klima (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Ahmet Kondoz (University of Surrey, United Kingdom)
  • Effie Lai Chong Law (University of Leicester / ETH Zurich, United Kingdom)
  • Patrick Lecallet (IRCCYN, France)
  • Weisi Lin (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Hantao Liu (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  • Fernando Pereira (IST IT, Portugal)
  • Ulrich Reiter (Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway)
  • Bulent Sankur (Bogazici University, Turkey)
  • Athanassios Skodras (Hellenic Open University, Greece)
  • Nitin Suresh (Texas Instruments, USA)
  • Peter Svennson (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
  • Christian Timmerer (Klagenfurt University, Austria)
  • Werner Verhelst (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Anthony Vetro (Mitsubishi Electic Research Laboratories, USA)
  • Zhou Wang (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Wieslaw Woszczyk (McGill, Canada)

Awards Committee

  • Alan C Bovik (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Frederic Dufaux (Telecom Paristech, France)
  • Bart Goossens (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Milos Klima (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Patrick Lecallet (IRCCYN, France)
  • Hantao Liu (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  • Ulrich Reiter (Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway)
  • Peter Svennson (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

Additional Reviewers

  • Radhakrishna Achanta (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Alan Amory (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • Savvas Argyropoulos (Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany)
  • Marcus Barkowsky (University of Nantes, France)
  • John Beerends (TNO, The Netherlands)
  • Durand Begault (NASA Ames., USA)
  • Jens Berger (SwissQual AG, Zuchwil, Switzerland)
  • Lizzy Bleumer (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Dominique Brunet (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Kjell Brunnström (Acreo AB NetLab: IPTV, Video and Display Quality, Sweden)
  • Shelley Imanuela Buchinger (University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Damon Chandler (Oklahoma State University, USA)
  • Eva Cheng (RMIT University, Australia)
  • Frank Ciaramello (Cornell University, USA)
  • Denis Collange (Orange Labs, France)
  • Cyril Concolato (Telecom ParisTech, France)
  • Lawrence Cormack (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Angela D’Angelo (EURECOM, France)
  • Stephen Davis (University of Wollongong, Australia)
  • Jan De Cock (Ghent University IBBT, Belgium)
  • Katrien De Moor (MICT IBBT Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Demuni De Silva (University of Surrey, United Kingdom)
  • Francesca De Simone (EPFL, Switzerland)
  • Gino de Vooght (Philips, Belgium)
    Ann Dooms (Vrije Universiteit Brussel / IBBT, Belgium)
  • Luis Ducla Soares (I.S.C.T.E. / I.T. Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Ragnhild Eg (Simula Research Laboratory, Norway)
  • Sebastian Egger (Telecommunications Research Center Vienna (FTW), Austria)
  • Karel Fliegel (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Salvador Gabarda (CSIC, Spain)
  • Marie Neige Garcia (Deutsche Telekom Laboratories / Berlin University of Technology, Germany)
  • Narciso García (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
  • George Gardikis (NCSR ‘Demokritos’, Greece)
  • Lutz Goldmann (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland)
  • Rania Hassen (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Ingrid Heynderickx (Philips Research Laboratories, The Netherlands)
  • Tobias Hoßfeld (University of Wuerzburg, Germany)
  • Quan Huynh thu (Technicolor, France)
  • Ankit Jain (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Rittwik Jana (AT&T Labs Research, USA)
  • Lucjan Janowski (AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland)
  • Bart Jansen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel / IBBT, Belgium)
  • Tilke Judd (MIT, USA)
  • Hariprasad Kannan (Samsung India Software Operations, India)
  • Andre Kaup (University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany)
  • Christian Keimel (Technische Universität München, Germany)
  • Asiya Khan (University of Plymouth, United Kingdom)
  • Hendrik Knoche (EPFL, Switzerland)
  • Hemantha Kodikara Arachchi (University of Surrey, United Kingdom)
  • Tomas Kratochvil (Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic)
  • Dinesh K. Kumar (RMIT, Australia)
  • Asli Kumcu (Universiteit Gent, Belgium)
  • Peter Lambert (Ghent University IBBT, Belgium)
  • Chaker Larabi (Université de Poitiers, France)
  • Jukka Pekka Laulajainen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland)
  • Bob Lawlor (National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland)
  • Athanasios Leontaris (Dolby Laboratories, USA)
  • Ting Lan Lin (Chung Yuan Christian University, USA)
  • Cedric Marchessoux (BARCO NV, Belgium)
  • Matteo Naccari (Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal)
  • Kris Naessens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Manish Narwaria (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Nima Nikvand (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Paulo Nunes (ISCTE IUL / Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal)
  • Johanna Octavia (Hasselt University, Belgium)
  • Margareth Pinson (NTIA, USA)
  • Prashan Premaratne (University of Wollongong, Australia)
  • Ville Pulkki (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)
  • Satu Jumisko Pyykkö (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)
  • Maria Paula Queluz (Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal)
  • Peter Reichl (Telecommunications Research Center Vienna (FTW), Austria)
  • Thomas Richter (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Christian H Ritz (University of Wollongong, Australia)
  • Raimund Schatz (Telecommunications Research Center Vienna (FTW), Austria)
  • Audun Solvang (Cisco, Norway)
  • Nicolas Staelens (Ghent University IBBT, Department of Information Technology, Belgium)
  • Dominik Strohmeier (Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany)
  • Lingfen Sun (University of Plymouth, United Kingdom)
  • Dong Tian (Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, USA)
  • Christof van Nimwegen (Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands)
  • Martin Varela (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland)
  • Nick Vercammen (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Katarzyna Wac (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Ina Wechsung (TU Berlin, Germany)
  • Koen Willaert (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • George K Xilouris (NCSR Demokritos, Greece)
  • Liyuan Xing (Q2S NTNU, Norway)
  • Kazuhisa Yamagishi (NTT, Japan)
  • Bieke Zaman (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
  • Kai Zeng (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Hans Juergen Zepernick (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)
  • Thomas Zinner (University of Wuerzburg, Germany)
  • Vladimir Zlokolica (University of Novi Sad, Serbia)