Quality of experience for multimedia content sharing

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Shelley Buchinger, Rui Jorge Lopez, Satu Jumisko-Pyykkö, Hans-Jürgen Zepernick
Title: Quality of experience for multimedia content sharing
Conference name: 8th European Conference on Interactive TV and Video, EuroITV
Year: 2010
Pagination: 305-306
ISBN: 978-160558831-5
Publisher: ACM
City: Tampere
URI/DOI: 10.1145/1809777.1809839
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Electrical Engineering (Sektionen för ingenjörsvetenskap - Avd. för elektroteknik)
School of Engineering S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Language: English
Abstract: In recent years, it has been realized that the success of multimedia services or applications not only depends on Quality of Service (QoS) parameters but also relies on the analysis of the entire user experience (UX). The relevance of this paradigm ranges from IPTV or video-on-demand systems for distributing and sharing professional TV to user-generated content over the web. To obtain a pleasurable user experience far more aspects than QoS have to be taken into account. Major challenges in this context include the identification of relevant UX factors and the quantification of their influence on Quality of Experience (QoE). In particular, context awareness and assessment of users' expectations play an essential role. This is further justified by the emergence of new multimedia enhancement techniques, notably 3DTV and Free Viewpoint. Future Internet architectures under current research are also promising on the possibility to accommodate protocols and policies that take QoE issues into consideration. Consequently, acquired knowledge on the context and on identified parameters affecting users' experience could be used to improve media delivery.
Subject: Signal processing\Image and Video Processing
Keywords: IPTV, Multimedia, Quality of experience