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The fifth ISCA/DEGA Workshop on Perceptual Quality of Systems aims to bring together leading professionals and scientists from different fields that are all related perceptual quality, including Quality of Experience (QoE) and User Experience (UX). Supported by the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akustik e.V. (DEGA), and the Informationstechnische Gesellschaft im VDE (ITG), this event will serve as a forum facilitating for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas between both academic and industrial researchers working on different aspects of perceptual quality of systems. Inaugurated in Herne/Mont Cenis (2003) and continued in Berlin (2006), Bautzen (2010) and Vienna (2013), PQS 2016 will return to Berlin, Germany, with this edition. Perceived quality of technical systems as well as user interaction behavior with such systems is grounded on human experiences and expectations, hence a highly complex and multidimensional phenomenon. Thus, any approach to quality assessment and prediction as well as user behavior analysis and modelling have to take the relevant human factors into account. To date, that has been addressed by a number of scientific disciplines including psychophysics, cognitive psychology, speech and audiovisual quality assessment, human computer interaction (HCI), usability and user experience research, and Quality of Experience (QoE).

Keynote Speaker and Program

We are happy to announce the following keynotes for PQS 2016:

  • Keynote by Jan van Looy (Ghent University, Belgium) on „‚It is Like a Jungle Out There!‘: The Challenges of Measuring Quality of Game Experience“
  • Keynote by Dominik Strohmeier (Senior Product Manager, Platform Metrics,Mozilla) on „Quality of Experience as Engineering Goals“

The detailed program will be available end of June. The list of accepted papers can be found here.

Description about Idea on PQS 2016


PQS 2016 is organized as a 3 day workshop at the GLS Campus Berlin. The workshop itself will be held in the seminar rooms, which not only provide the perfect atmosphere for inspired disscusions but also the opportunity to glance out of the window to look at the beautiful green garden or the steadily busy Kastanienallee. As part of the same campus the Hotel Oderberger Berlin will be just a few steps away from the conference.

The special atmosphere of PQS 2016 brings together researchers beyond the workshop program and provides an ideal location to initiate a closer interaction among the participants within this scientific field.

Important Dates

All dates are hard deadlines and there will be no extensions.

Submission (extended abstracts, 1.5-2 pages): April 20, 2016
Notification of acceptance: May 25, 2016
Registration deadline for authors: June 5, 2016
Camera-ready submission (full papers, 4+1 pages): June 20, 2016
Workshop: August 29-31, 2016

Please find the CfP here.