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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   Second ISCA/DEGA Tutorial & Research Workshop on PERCEPTUAL QUALITY OF SYSTEMS
Email:   Alexander.Raake_(on)_telekom.de
Date received:   25 Aug 2006
Start date:   04 Sep 2006

PLEASE EXCHANGE THE PREVIOUS EMAIL BY THIS UPDATED ONE, AND APPOLOGIES FOR THE MULTIPLE POSTING. ******** Final Call for Participation ******** Dear colleagues, With this email we wish to kindly invite you to join our Second ISCA/DEGA Tutorial & Research Workshop on PERCEPTUAL QUALITY OF SYSTEMS Berlin, Germany, 4-6 September 2006 We are looking forward to seeing you in Berlin! Ute Jekosch, Sebastian Moeller, and Alexander Raake ********************************************** WORKSHOP WEBSITE: www.quality-workshop.de WORKSHOP AIMS The quality of systems which address human perception is difficult to describe. Since quality is not an inherent property of a system, users have to decide on what is good or bad in a specific situation. An engineering approach to quality includes the consideration of how a system is perceived by its users, and how the needs and expectations of the users develop. Thus, quality assessment and prediction have to take the relevant human perception and judgement factors into account. Although significant progress has been made in several areas affecting quality within the last two decades, there is still no consensus on the definition of quality and its contributing components, as well as on assessment, evaluation and prediction methods. Perceptual quality is attributed to all systems and services which involve human perception. Telecommunication services directly provoke such perceptions: Speech communication services (telephone, Voice over IP), speech technology (synthesis, spoken dialogue systems), as well as multimodal services and interfaces (teleconference, multimedia on demand, mobile phones, PDAs). However, the situation is similar for the perception of other products, like machines, domestic devices, or cars. An integrated view on system quality makes use of knowledge gained in different disciplines and may therefore help to find general underlying principles. This will assist the increase of usability and perceived quality of systems and services, and finally yield better acceptance. The workshop is intended to provide an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas between both academic and industrial researchers working on different aspects of perceptual quality of systems. Papers are invited which refer to methodological aspects of quality and usability assessment and evaluation, the underlying perception and judgment processes, as well as to particular technologies, systems or services. Perception-based as well as instrumental approaches will complement each other in giving a broader picture of perceptual quality. It is expected that this will help technology providers to develop successful, high-quality systems and services. WORKSHOP TOPICS The following non-exhaustive list gives examples of topics which are relevant for the workshop, and for which papers are invited: - Methodologies and Methods of Quality Assessment and Evaluation - Metrology: Test Design and Scaling - Quality of Speech and Music - Quality of Multimodal Perception - Perceptual Quality vs. Usability - Semio-Acoustics and -Perception - Quality and Usability of - Speech Technology Devices - Telecommunication Systems and Services - Multi-Modal User Interfaces - Virtual Reality - Product-Sound Quality WORKSHOP VENUE The workshop will take place in the "Harnack-Haus", a villa-like conference center located in the quiet western part of Berlin, near the Free University. As long as space permits, all participants will be accommodated in this center. Accommodation and meals are included in the workshop fees. The center is run by the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft and can easily be reached from all three airports of Berlin (Tegel/TXL, Schönefeld/SXF and Tempelhof/THF). Details on the venue, accommodation and transportation will be announced soon. PROCEEDINGS CD workshop proceedings will be available upon registration at the conference venue and subsequently on the workshop web site. LANGUAGE The official language of the workshop will be English. LOCAL WORKSHOP ORGANIZATION Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akustik e.V. (DEGA) Ute Jekosch, IAS, Dresden University of Technology, Germany Sebastian Möller, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Berlin University of Technology, Germany Alexander Raake, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Berlin University of Technology, Germany INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITEE Altinsoy, Ercan, HEAD acoustics GmbH, Germany Beerends, John, TNO Telecom, The Netherlands Bernsen, Niels Ole, NIS, University of Southern Denmark Blauert, Jens, IKA, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany Braasch, Jonas, McGill University, Montreal, Canada Burnham, Denis, MARCS, University of Western Sydney, Australia D'Alessandro, Christophe, LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France Eisert, Peter, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, Berlin, Germany Ellermeier, Wolfgang, Aalborg University, Denmark Furui, Sadaoki, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan Gierlich, Hans-Wilhelm, HEAD acoustics GmbH, Germany Gros, Laetitia, France Télécom R&D, Lannion, France Heute, Ulrich, LNS, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany Hoffmann, Rüdiger, IAS, Dresden Univ. of Technology, Germany Kohlrausch, Armin, Philips Research Labs, Eindhoven, The Netherlands Lindberg, Borge, Aalborg University, Denmark McAdams, Steven, McGill University, Montreal, Canada Schmidt, Albrecht, Embedded Interaction, LMU Munich, Germany Sharpley, Alan, Dynastat, Austin, Texas, USA Svensson, Peter, Q2S, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology Zacharov, Nick, Nokia Corporation, Tampere, Finland SUPPORTED BY Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Berlin University of Technology Dresden University of Technology International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akustik e.V. (DEGA) Information Technology Society (ITG) CONTACT INFORMATION Sebastian Moeller/Alexander Raake Deutsche Telekom, Laboratories Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7 D-10587 Berlin, Germany Tel: +49 30 8353 58465/62 Fax: +49 30 8353 58409 E-Mail: sebastian.moeller_(on)_telekom.de alexander.raake_(on)_telekom.de Web: http://www.quality-workshop.de _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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