Call for Papers


Fifth ISCA/DEGA Workshop on Perceptual Quality of Systems

PQS 2016

29-31 August 2016

Berlin, Germany


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 to 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).

Authors are invited to submit extended paper abstracts (1.5-2 pages) until April 20, 2016, using the guidelines and tools available under the following link:

In case of acceptance, authors are requested to submit a full paper (4+1 pages: 4 pages text and one additional page with references only) and to present the paper at the workshop. One author per accepted paper must register for the event (see important dates). Accepted and presented papers appear in the ISCA archive and are indexed in IEEExplore.


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