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uxTV2008 - First International Conference on Designing Interactive User Experiences for TV and Video
October 22-24, 2008 in the Silicon Valley (San Francisco Bay Area) California, US


The uxTV2008 conference brings together researchers and designers of interactive user experiences for TV and Video to learn and share in an academic conference. The Silicon Valley is home to top companies in new video and television technologies. Outstanding invited speakers, papers, tutorials, workshops, doctoral consortium talks and demos and will make uxTV 2008 the premier conference for designers and researchers in this field.


Jakob Nielsen, Nielsen Norman Group, US
Elissa Lee, TiVo, US
Gunthar Hartwig, YouTube, US
Dale Herigstad, Schematic, US

Submissions are invited on all aspects of interactive user experiences for TV and Video.  This includes, but is not limited to:

- Designing interactive TV
- TV viewer research
- Designing Internet video & Internet television websites
- Video on demand
- Personal video recording (DVR)
- Mobile video & TV
- Remote control design and research
- Whole home DVR
- IPTV, digital cable & satellite TV
- Ethnographies and studies of TV and Internet video viewers
- Advertising and revenue models
- The sociology of interactive TV
- User generated videos
- User annotated content
- Enhanced TV
- The psychology of TV viewing
- New interactive TV applications
- The connected home and home media sharing
- Personalised Interactive TV
- Ambient media environments
- Interactive storytelling, advertising, learning and e-commerce via TV and Video
- Accessibility of Interactive TV and Video
- Broadcast and broadband video integration

We are currently inviting the following types of submissions:

- Long papers: Long papers of up to 10 pages on substantial research results. Accepted papers will be published in ACM digital library.

- Short papers/posters: Short papers of up to 4 pages describing late-breaking findings, work-in-progress and burning-issues. Accepted short papers will published on the conference website and on the conference DVD. Accepted short papers will have corresponding posters displayed at the conference.

- Tutorial proposals: Tutorials provide an opportunity for more experienced members of the uxTV community to share their knowledge in 2-hour classroom style sessions with up to 50 participants.

- Workshop proposals: Workshops provide an opportunity to discuss specific uxTV topics in an informal atmosphere fostering collaboration and exchange. Workshops can include up to 50 participants.

- Doctoral Consortium proposals: The Doctoral Consortium provides PhD students with a forum for expressing their research interests, comparing approaches with others and exploring ideas for the future of television. The consortium provides an excellent opportunity to share ideas, to connect with peers and to receive supportive feedback from members of the television community.

- Demo proposals: We are interested in demonstrations of TV/Video related products, prototypes or concept illustrations (in interactive form preferred).

Instructions for all submission types are provided on the conference website at


- Tutorial proposals - Deadline for submission March 31, 2008 - Notification of acceptance April 14, 2008

- Workshop proposals - Deadline for submission March 31, 2008 - Notification of acceptance April 14, 2008

- Long papers - Deadline for submission June 2, 2008 - Notification of acceptance June 30, 2008 - Final copy due July 28, 2008

- Doctoral Consortium proposal - Deadline for submission June 2, 2008 - Notification of acceptance June 30, 2008

- Short papers/Posters - Deadline for submission August 4, 2008 - Notification of acceptance September 1, 2008 - Final copy due September 15, 2008

- Demo proposals - Deadline for submission August 4, 2008 - Notification of acceptance August 25, 2008


General Chair:
Michael J. Darnell, Microsoft TV, US

Program Chairs:
Judith Masthoff, University of Aberdeen, UK
Sheri Panabaker, Windows Media Center, US

Short Papers/Posters Chairs:
Marc Sullivan, AT&T Labs, US
Artur Lugmayr, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Tutorials/Workshops Chairs:
Ken Chizinsky , Cisco, US
Adriana Tavares, Schematic, US

Doctoral Consortium Chair:
Rich Gossweiler, Google, US

Demos Chair:
Linda Chan, Microsoft TV, US

Entertainment/Promotion Chair:
Elizabeth Harrington, Microsoft TV, US

Website Chair:
Noor Ali-Hasan, Microsoft TV, US

Visual Designer:
Laura Blanchard, Microsoft TV, US

Conference Advisors:
Bill Buxton, Microsoft Research, US
Therese Solimeno, Microsoft TV, US


M. Bove, MIT Media Lab, US
B. Bushoff, Sagasnet, Germany
P. Cesar, CWI, the Netherlands
K. Chorianopoulos, Bauhaus University of Weimar, Germany
M. Czerwinski, Microsoft Research, US
M. Darnell, Microsoft TV, US
M. Dunton, YouTube, US
D. Geerts, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
D. Goren-Bar, University of Haifa, Israel
G. Harboe, Motorola Labs, US
J. Jensen, Aalborg University, Denmark
A. Kleinhanzl, Microsoft TV, US
H. Knoche, UCL, UK
G. Lekakos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
A. Lugmayr, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
A. Lund, Microsoft IT Relationship Experience Division, US
J. Masthoff, University of Aberdeen, UK
J. Murray, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
M. Obrist, University of Salzburg, Austria
S. Panabaker, Windows Media Center, US
J. Pazos Arias, University of Vigo, Spain
L. Pemberton, University of Brighton, UK
C. Quico, TV Cabo, Portugal
D. Sloo, Microsoft TV, US
G. Williams, Microsoft Customer Partner Experience, US
D. Wixon, Microsoft Game Studios, US
J. Yagnik, Google Research, US

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