Location: George E. Pake Auditorium, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Time: May 27, Tuesday, 1:00pm - 5:00pm         

Title: From Quality of Service to Quality of Experiences in 3D Tele-immersive Environments

Klara Nahrstedt

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Abstract: We are seeing a rapid growth of 3D tele-immersive environments over the last decade with applications ranging from health care, training to entertainment. Despite their intensity of user-involved interactions, existing evaluation frameworks of these 3D teleimmersive environments remain mostly system-centric, utilizing Quality of Service (QoS) evaluation metrics. Over the last few years we are also seeing intensified efforts towards experience-centric approaches, utilizing Quality of Experience (QoE) evaluation metrics. However, the journey towards experience-centric evaluation of tele-immersive environments is very challenging due to (a) multi-modal media in tele-immersive environments, (b) multitude of underlying end-to-end networking and computational technologies, and (c) diverse human activities conducted and experienced in these immersive spaces.

In this talk we discuss the challenges and approaches to evaluate tele-immersive environments, including diverse tele-immersive services and their mediated human experiences; transformations from system-centric to experience-centric evaluation frameworks; and experiential dependencies on activities and psychophysics in tele-immersive spaces. Based on selected tele-immersive systems in the multimedia community, we present promising findings to sketch next steps towards future evaluation frameworks of experiential tele-immersive environments.

Title: Telemedicine for Iraq Kurdistan, Shell Nigeria, and 3M Americans

Milton Chen

VSee Labs, Inc.

The VSee team has traveled to Iraq Kurdistan, Nigeria, Rwanda, and numerous other locations working from offshore oil platforms to refugee camps.  This talk will describe field experience of deploying video conferencing for telemedicine, including body sensor device streaming over a wide range of field conditions from 3G to satellite.

Current and Future Opportunities in Networked Multimedia Applications

John Apostolopoulos

Cisco, Enterprise Networking Group

Title: Delivering Multimedia using Software Defined Networks

Chris Lauwers

Ubicity Corp

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