QCMAN 2015 - Third IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Quality of Experience Centric Management

The Third IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Quality of Experience Centric Management (QCMan) will be held in conjunction with IFIP/IEEE IM 2015 in Ottawa, Canada, from May 11-15, 2015. The workshop is sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and supported by the University of Würzburg, the University of Missouri and Ghent University-iMinds. The workshop is endorsed by the Technical Committee on Network Operations and Management (CNOM).

In recent years, the Internet has evolved from a pure packet forwarder to a provider of complex and high demanding services and applications (e.g., video, voice, on-line gaming, cloud applications). These services and applications are typically managed through a set of Quality of Services parameters (e.g. packet loss, delay, jitter). However, it is widely agreed that the management of these services and applications should be centered on their quality as perceived by the end user: the Quality of Experience (QoE). However, this QoE centric management is greatly challenged in today’s Internet by (i) the stringent QoE requirements of the supported services and applications (e.g., timing constraints, loss intolerance) and users (e.g., unpredictability of user behavior, request for high quality services), (ii) the plethora of service consumption possibilities (e.g. for video: live vs on-demand, managed vs over-the-top), (iii) the inherent complexity of services and applications which can be offered to users in several ways to reach the same QoE level and (iv) the difficulty in assessing the quality as perceived by the end user also due to insufficient insight in the psychological and sociological factors of the service and application consumption.

QCMan 2015 aims at providing an international forum for researchers addressing these challenges. QCMan 2015 will combine original full paper presentations with a motivating keynote to thoroughly explore this challenging topic.


Important Dates

  • Abstract registration deadline: December 15, 2014
  • Paper submission: December 22, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: January 30, 2015
  • Final version of papers due: February 15, 2015
  • Workshop date: May 11-15, 2015