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Factors Influencing Quality of Experience

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In this chapter different factors that may influence Quality of Experience (QoE) in the context of media consumption, networked services, and other electronic communication services and applications, are discussed. QoE can be subject to a range of complex and strongly interrelated factors, falling into three categories: human, system and context influence factors (IFs). With respect to Human IFs, we discuss variant and stable factors that may potentially bear an influence on QoE, either for low-level (bottom-up) or higher-level (top-down) cognitive processing. System IFs are classified into four distinct categories, namely content-, media-, network- and device-related IFs. Finally, the broad category of possible Context IFs is decomposed into factors linked to the physical, temporal, social, economic, task and technical information context. The overview given here illustrates the complexity of QoE and the broad range of aspects that potentially have a major influence on it.

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  • Transmission Control Protocol
  • Temporal Context
  • Lossy Compression
  • Electronic Communication Service

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Fig. 4.1

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    Note that the socio-economic aspects are also considered to be part of the CIFs, demonstrating that some factors are very hard to disentangle and categorize. This is reflected in the overlapping areas of IFs in Fig. 4.1.

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    User activity context may be strongly related to task context, for instance when the user tries to achieve a certain goal.

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Katrien De Moor’s work was carried out during the tenure of an ERCIM “Alain Bensoussan” Fellowship Programme and received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no 246016.

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Reiter, U. et al. (2014). Factors Influencing Quality of Experience. In: Möller, S., Raake, A. (eds) Quality of Experience. T-Labs Series in Telecommunication Services. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02681-7_4

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