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Third International Conference Quality of Experience in Mobile Networks


Third International Conference on the quality of telecommunications services "Quality of Experience in Mobile Networks" was held on October 23-24, 2014 in Warsaw (Poland) at the Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) conducted by the WUT Institute of Telecommunications and Systemics PAB company.

3rd international conference “QoE in Mobile Networks” was attended by over 100 participants from 9 countries (Austria, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Uruguay, Spain, Slovenia, Germany, UK), representing the Polish Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) and largest telecommunications universities of Poland, Germany and Russia (Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics, Lodz University of Technology, Krakow University of Technology and Computer Science, Gdansk University of Technology, Warsaw University of Technology, Flensburg University of Applied Science), as well as vendors and integrators (Swiss Qual, Rhode & Schwarz, Fokus Infocom, Telecommunications Research Center, Telchemy, Frost & Sullivan, etc), service providers (Vodafone Italia, MTS OJSC, IcomInvest LLC, etc.), consulting and research centers (Systemics PAB, "Information and Telecommunications technologies" regional branch of RANS, Central Scientific Research Institute of Construction, etc.).

The Conference was opened by Adam Siewicz, Head of the Department of Polish Office of Electronic Communications (UKE), Slawomir Kula, Deputy Director of the WUT Institute of Telecommunications, and Pavel Beskupskiy, CEO of Systemics PAB.

On the first day of the conference the following questions were discussed:

  • Quality Memorandum initiated by the UKE Polish Office of Electronic Communications;
  • Quality of experience in mobile networks;
  • Market trends for wireless testing to 2019;
  • Revised ITU developments in POLQA algorithm and new concepts of measuring video quality;
  • Research and QoE results from ACE project;
  • Benchmarking methodology – evolution driven by changing user behaviour;
  • Challenges of Network Functions Virtualization and an overview of performance management using virtualized probes;
  • New tool for investigating Quality of Service in the www service;
  • Direct control of apps for redefining customer perspective in next-generation QoS testing;
  • Crowdsourcing as an important element in quality assurance process for mobile operators.

 The second day of the conference was devoted to the discussion of the following issues: 

  • Quality expectations of mobile subscribers;
  • VoLTE based on IMS: How to ensure voice quality in the real world;
  • SON in LTE – possibilities to optimize QoS with next self-optimized networks versions;
  • Subjective assessment for standard television sequences – H.264/AVC video coding standard;
  • Perspectives and Quality of Service requirements in 5G networks;
  • Utilization of the software-defined networking approach in a model of a 3D TV service;
  • Revising and improving the ITU-T Recommendation P.912 on quality modelling and optimization of visual performance for applications of video recognition;
  • Measurements results of QoS in Poznan according to “Quality Memorandum” methodology.

V.O. Tikhvinskiy, Chairman of "Information and communication technologies” branch of RANS, Doctor of Economics, Academician of RANS, took part in the international conference.

Text of the report by ITT RANS ‘Perspectives and requirements for quality of service in 5G networks” (by Tikhvinskiy V.O., Bochechka G.S.) is available upon request and on the website of Systemics PAB.

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