Multimedia Quality Prediction Methodologies for Advanced Mobile and IP-Based Telephony

Nobuhiko KITAWAKI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E89-B   No.2   pp.262-272
Publication Date: 2006/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e89-b.2.262
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Multimedia QoS Evaluation and Management Technologies)
perceptual QoS,  quality prediction,  opinion model,  wideband speech,  multimedia,  hands-free,  speech recognition and synthesis,  

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This paper describes the author's perspective on multimedia quality prediction methodologies for multimedia communications in advanced mobile and internet protocol (IP)-based telephony, and reports related experiments and trials. First, the paper describes the need for perceptual QoS (Quality of Service) assessment in which various quality factors in multimedia communications for advanced mobile and IP-based telephony are analyzed. Then an objective quality prediction scheme is proposed from the viewpoints of quality measurement tools for each quality factor and an opinion model for compound quality factors in mobile and IP-based communications networks. Finally, the author's current trials of measurement tools and opinion models are described.