HAPQNET: Haptic enablers for improved QoE, bandwidth and energy consumption


Full title

Haptic enablers for improved QoE, bandwidth and energy consumption

Project website


Duration of project

12 months from January 2010

Funding source

Euro NF Network of Excellence


The attention of consumers of mobile multimedia services, like video streaming over mobile devices or DVB-H, varies in respect to the current context. On the way, for example when crossing the street, the user is very likely to concentrate on the current traffic instead of watching Mobile TV. In contrast, during a static waiting time at a bus station, the user can more easily immerge in the world proposed by the selected service. Even at home, the user might be distracted or move from one room to the other putting the mobile device in the background of his current interest for a certain amount of time. The aim of the proposed specific Euro-NF project is to develop an intelligent video streaming architecture and video playout methodology, considering the consumption of video streaming services over mobile devices, in oder to save bandwidth and energy consumption and to improve QoE by taking into account information on users’ context.

Research activities


  • University of Vienna (UoV)
  • Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
  • Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH)

Contact person

Mrs. Francesca De Simone