January 16, 2018

Internet-QoE 2018

IEEE ICDCS 3rd Workshop on QoE-based Analysis and Management of Data Communication Networks

July 2-5, 2018 @Vienna, Austria

co-located with 38th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems

After two highly successful editions of Internet-QoE at ACM SIGCOMM 2016 and ACM SIGCOMM 2017, we are happy to announce the 3rd edition of Internet-QoE at IEEE ICDCS 2018.

Call for Papers

Measuring and analyzing complex distributed networks such as the Internet has been the focus of many research efforts for over two decades now. While this approach has lead to an improved understanding of the Internet and an enhancement of the management and operation of large-scale complex systems, little has been done to understand and manage them from a user-centric perspective. QoE remains a poorly understood domain, currently restricted to small scale lab studies and very far from the analysis of real large scale networks. Especially in the industry, QoE has become a buzz word, far from its reality within the research community, and partly due to the complexity involved in deploying QoE-based network analysis and management solutions. Communication networks and distributed systems are becoming more and more end-user experience aware, but there is still a long way to go to make of QoE one of the guiding paradigms for network design, management, and operation. As a first step, we need to better understand real networks and complex systems through the eyes of the end-user.

The goal of the Internet-QoE workshop is to scale QoE out of the lab studies context and bring it to the design, analysis and operation of real world networks and distributed systems. By fostering an explicit and deep integration of the end-user directly into the analysis and management of complex networks, we expect to reduce the gap between QoE research and its application to future network management paradigms, as well as to provide a more targeted end-user perspective to the research on Internet analysis and its future development.

Topics of Interest

Internet-QoE brings together researchers and practitioners from the Internet measurements and analysis domain and the QoE modeling and assessment domain, as well as industry players willing to integrate QoE aspects into the DNA of their daily business, with direct applications in network dimensioning, monitoring, management, and troubleshooting among others. We invite submissions in the following non-exhaustive list of topics:

  • + QoE-aware networking
  • + Internet measurements related to QoE
  • + QoE in encrypted network traffic
  • + QoE characterization from Internet measurements
  • + QoE metrics for smartphones & mobile networks
  • + QoE-based traffic monitoring and troubleshooting
  • + Novel algorithms to improve Internet QoE
  • + QoE-based network management and analysis
  • + QoS/QoE mapping, metrics and measurements in the large-scale
  • + Application of QoE models and metrics to network and traffic analysis
  • + Tools and techniques to gather QoE-related Internet measurements
  • + Large-scale field trials shedding light on QoE aspects
  • + Qualitative measurements for Internet traffic analysis
  • + SDN for QoE-based network management
  • + QoE-based analysis of CDNs and Cloud networks
  • + Large-scale network simulation for QoE analysis
  • + Novel approaches for large-scale QoE crowd-sourcing


Submission Instructions

Submissions must be original, unpublished work, and not under consideration at another conference or journal. Submitted papers must be at most six (6) pages long, including all figures, tables, references, and appendices in two-column 10pt IEEE format, following IEEE ICDCS submissions' format. Papers must include authors names and affiliations for single-blind peer reviewing by the PC. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the workshop.

Submit your paper at https://internet-qoe18.ccs.neu.edu/. Papers accepted for presentation will be submitted to IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

  • + Paper registration: March 25, 2018

  • + Paper registration/submission: April 1 April 8, 2018

  • + Author notification: April 30, 2018

  • + Camera ready: May 10, 2018

Workshop Co-chairs

Technical Program Committee

  • + Rocky Chang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • + Amogh Dhamdhere, CAIDA, USA
  • + Sebastian Egger-Lampl, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
  • + Marwan Fayed, University of St Andrews, UK
  • + Markus Fiedler, BTH Karlskrona, Sweden
  • + Emir Halepovic, AT&T Research, USA
  • + Oliver Hohlfeld, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • + Maria Papadopouli, University of Crete/ICS-FORTH, Greece
  • + Peter Reichl, University of Vienna, Austria
  • + Michael Seufert, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
  • + Lea Skorin-Kapov, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • + Srikanth Sundaresan, Princeton University, USA
  • + Shobha Venkataraman, AT&T Research, USA