Continuous QoE Prediction Based on WaveNet

Phan Xuan Tan, Tho Nguyen Duc, Chanh Minh Tran, Eiji Kamioka

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Continuous QoE prediction is crucial in the purpose of maximizing viewer satisfaction, by which video service providers could improve the revenue. Continuously predicting QoE is challenging since it requires QoE models that are capable of capturing the complex dependencies among QoE influence factors. The existing approaches that utilize Long-Short-Term-Memory (LSTM) network successfully model such long-term dependencies, providing the superior QoE prediction performance. However, the inherent drawback of sequential computing of LSTM will result in high computational cost in training and prediction tasks. Recently, WaveNet, a deep neural network for generating raw audio waveform, has been introduced. Immediately, it gains a great attention since it successfully leverages the characteristic of parallel computing of causal convolution and dilated convolution to deal with time-series data (e.g., audio signal). Being inspired by the success of WaveNet, in this paper, we propose WaveNet-based QoE model for continuous QoE prediction in video streaming services. The model is trained and tested upon on two publicly available databases, namely, LFOVIA Video QoE and LIVE Mobile Stall Video II. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed model outperforms the baselines models in terms of processing time, while maintaining sufficient accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 12th International Conference on Computer and Automation Engineering, ICCAE 2020
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450376785
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Feb 14
Event12th International Conference on Computer and Automation Engineering, ICCAE 2020 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2020 Feb 142020 Feb 16

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference12th International Conference on Computer and Automation Engineering, ICCAE 2020


  • Causal Convolution
  • Deep Learning
  • LSTM
  • PixelCNN
  • Quality of Experience (QoE)
  • Video Streaming
  • WaveNet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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