The Multimedia Quality of Experience Research Lab (MUEXlab) is a research lab within the NetMedia group, Department of Telecommunications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb. The lab conducts multidisciplinary research in the areas of User Experience (UX) and Quality of Experience (QoE) modeling and management of advanced multimedia services, such as multiparty audiovisual communications, video streaming, virtual/augmented reality, and networked games.
On Friday, September 6th, Rimac Automobili representatives visted MUEXlab as a part of their visit to the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. Rimac Automobili is a Croatian car manufacturer, manufacturing electric hypercars and providing full technology solutions to global automotive manufacturers. During the visit, we presented our ongoing research activities, with the focus on Virtual and Augmented Reality.
On 13th of June 2019, 17 undergraduate students visited Ericsson Nikola Tesla Zagreb as a part of the Multimedia Services course. The company visit provided students with the opportunity to learn more about the company, history of its collaboration with the Department of Telecommunications, new technology challenges and Ericsson's area of expertise. Students took a tour of the facility and got a first hand-look at network equipment and VR tile-based streaming service. Students were also given the opportunity to talk with people who are involved in the R&D. It was a great experience overall and students who were engaged the most won prizes. You can find the photo gallery here.
The following papers were presented at QoMEX 2019 in June in Berlin:
- "Fundamental Relationships for Deriving QoE in Systems", authors Tobias Hoßfeld, Poul E. Heegaard, Lea Skorin-Kapov, and Martin Varela
- "The Impact of Latency on Gaming QoE in Virtual Reality Games", authors Sara Vlahović, Mirko Sužnjević, Lea Skorin-Kapov
- "To Share or Not to Share? How Exploitation of Context Data Can Improve In-Network QoE Monitoring of Encrypted YouTube Streams", authors Irena Oršolić, Lea Skorin-Kapov, Tobias Hossfeld
- "In-Network YouTube Performance Estimation in Light of End User Playback-Related Interactions", authors Ivan Bartolec, Irena Oršolić, Lea Skorin-Kapov
Mirko Sužnjević held an invited talk at a developers conference CASE 2019. The talk was entitled: "Quality of Experience for Virtual Reality Technologies".
Mirko Suznjevic held and invited lecture on the Faculty of Teacher Education in scope of the "ICT in upbringing and education" course. The lecture was titled: "Virtual and augmented reality in early education".
Our PhD students, Irena Oršolić and Ivan Bartolec attended The 14th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2018) in Rome, Italy. Irena presented a paper entitled In-Network QoE and KPI Monitoring of Mobile YouTube Traffic: Insights for Encrypted iOS Flows, co-authored with Petra Rebernjak, Mirko Sužnjević, and Lea Skorin-Kapov. She was also awarded with a student travel grant.
Members of the MUEXlab will present an application demonstrating different locomotion techniques in Virtual Reality at the University of Zagreb Fair. The fair will be held from November 21-24 this year in the premises of the Student Center in Zagreb. All interested students are invited to come visit us at our booth!
Our PhD students Sara Vlahović, Ivan Bartolec, and Irena Oršolić attended the PhD forum organized in the scope of International Conference on Smart Systems and Technologies (SST 2018), Osijek, Croatia. Irena Oršolić presented research results and challenges related to In-network Quality of Experience Monitoring of HTTP Adaptive Streaming Services, and received the second best pitch talk award.
New project started as of Sept. 1st : ARIEN: Power infrustructrure management using collaboration techniques in Augmented Reality (Upravljanje energetskom infrastrukturom kroz kolaboraciju u proširenoj stvarnosti), 2018-2020, Europski fond za regionalni razvoj, IRI project, in cooperation with the company Diversitas IT sustavi d.o.o..
New Lab member, PhD student Ivan Bartolec joined the team. Welcome Ivan!
New Lab member, PhD student Sara Vlahović joined the team. Welcome Sara!
Paper on In-Network QoE and KPI Monitoring of Mobile YouTube Traffic: Insights for Encrypted iOS Flows accepted for publication at CNSM 2018 (Rome).