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>           TV'03: the 3rd Workshop on Personalization in Future TV
>
>                    in conjunction with User Modeling 2003
>
>                             Pittsburgh, PA, USA
>
>                    June 22nd, 2003 (date to be confirmed)
>
>                    http://www.di.unito.it/~liliana/TV03/

>
>                          Background and motivation
>
> There are large differences in types of users (e.g., ages, languages,
ethnic
> backgrounds) and ranges of viewing purposes (e.g., enjoyment, business,
> education and learning, etc.) witness speciality stations in sports,
> business, economics, biography/history, etc.
> The diffusion of digital TV and the availability of hundreds of TV
channels
> are  exciting challenges  for the  design, development and  exploitation
of
> user  modeling, personalization  and  adaptive user  interfaces
techniques.
> First of  all, personalized Electronic Program  Guides (EPGs) are needed
to
> support the TV viewer in the selection of the interesting programs.
Second,
> the  presence of  Set-top  boxes running  complex programs  facilitates
the
> development  of user  modeling systems  that monitor the  viewer's
behavior
> each time  (s)he watches TV,  acquiring long-term user models.  At the
same
> time,  however,  there are  important  issues  to be  solved: for
example,
> viewers typically  do not watch TV  alone; therefore, household models
have
> to be acquired and  efficient unobtrusive identification techniques have
to
> be developed to make the explicit identification unnecessary. Moreover,
the
> viewer's  interests  have to  be  acquired without  bothering her/him
with
> questions and,  as such  interests may abruptly  change, the system  has
to
> promptly  react  to  such  changes  to  provide  suitable
recommendations.
> Finally,  privacy  issues  have  to  be  addressed  to  make  such
systems
> acceptable.
>
> Another important  challenge for digital TV  is the development of
suitable
> user  interfaces  for TV  services.  For  instance, the  transition from
a
> passive type  of interaction  to an active  one and the need  to use
simple
> remote control  devices constrains the types of  actions that the TV
viewer
> can  perform. Moreover,  as the TV  is located  far away from  its
viewers,
> there  are  special  constraints  on the  layout  of  the user
interfaces.
>
> Finally,  increasingly  sophisticated and  interactive  games will
provide
> additional challenges.  And new forms of  interactive television promise
to
> place the viewer in the drivers/design seat.
>
>
> The previous TV workshops
>
> The 3rd workshop  on Personalization  in Future TV  follows  TV'01, held
in
> association with the 8th Int. Conf. on User Modeling (Sonthofen, 2001),
and
> TV'02,  organized  in  conjunction with  the  2nd  Int.  Conf. on
Adaptive
> Hypermedia  and  Adaptive Web Based Systems (Malaga, 2002).  Both TV
events
> have been organized as forums in which researchers from diverse areas
such
> as machine learning,  knowledge engineering,  cognitive  sciences,
adaptive
> user interfaces, and business intelligence could share their experiences
in
> the design,  development and  exploitation of user interfaces for future
TV
> services.  After  the  success  of  such  workshops,  which  attracted
the
> attention of academic and industrial  researchers and provided an
excellent
> overview of the  current international  work in the area of  digital TV,
we
> propose  the  third edition  of such  event, to  be  held in  Pittsburgh
in
> conjunction with the UM 2003 Conference.
>
>
>                               Call for papers
>
> For this workshop, we  will consider contributions devoted to user
modeling
> and  user-adaptive systems  in  the field  of Personalized  TV
Applications
> available on  the Web and on new generation TV-sets.  In order to focus
the
> themes addressed  during the  workshop, the submitted papers  should try
to
> address at least one of the following questions:
>
>   1. Will users prefer personalized television over traditional
television?
>
>   2. What are the unknown usability problems for digital TV applications?
>      What testing methods could be applied to assess the usability of TV
>      services?
>
>   3. What are the most effective algorithms for selecting shows relevant
to
>      viewers' personal interests?
>
>   4. What is the most intuitive personalized interface for users to browse
>      and select programs?
>
>   5. How can privacy be managed and balanced against needs for
>      personalization of massive television data?
>
>   6. What is the best way to convey user preferences to the computer?
>
>   7. Are stereotypes more effective than individualized models of users'
>      television interests and preferences?
>
>                               Workshop format
>
> This  workshop is  intended to provide  a forum  in which  researchers
from
> diverse fields such as machine learning, knowledge engineering,
psychology,
> cognitive sciences,  adaptive user  interfaces, user modeling  and
business
> intelligence can examine the  personalization aspects of the user
interface
> in interactive TV.
>
> During the workshop, the authors presenting their work should try to
answer
> at least  one of the previously  listed questions. Notes will be taken, in
> order  to  produce a  summary  of  the contributions.  At  the  end of
the
> workshop, a discussion session will be held to summarize the results of
the
> presentations.
>
> All contributions  will be  made available in  a Web site  before the
UM'03
> Conference,  so that  people  can read  them in  advance. If  possible, th
e
> proceedings  will  also be  published  as  an informal  Annex  to the
main
> Conference Proceedings.
>
> In  order to participate to this workshop, one of the following is
required:
>
>    * present  a  contribution  to  the  workshop (long paper, short paper
or
>      demonstration, see below)
>
>    * submit a short interest statement describing current work and
interests
>      as related to the workshop topics.
>
>
> Important Dates:
>
>    * Submission of contributions: March 2, 2003
>    * Notification of acceptance: March 25, 2003
>    * Submission of final contributions: May 10, 2003
>
>
> Submission instructions:
>
> The following types of submission are solicited:
>
>    * Long paper submissions, describing substantial contributions of novel
>      ongoing work. Long papers should be at most 10 pages long.
>
>    * Short paper submissions, describing work in progress. These papers
>      should be at most 5 pages long.
>
>    * Demonstration abstracts: software demonstrations are wellcome and
>      should be described in a short abstract outlining the key features of
>      the system to be demonstrated. The abstracts should be at most two
>      pages long. Notice that the authors are expected to bring their own
>      equipment for running the systems during the workshop.
>
> All the  submissions should  be formatted according to  the guidelines
used
> for the papers of the main conference (see
> http://www2.sis.pitt.edu/~um2003/).
> Suitable templates (LaTex2e |  LaTex | Tex | MS Word (PC)) may be
retrieved
> from the LNCS Web site at the following URL:
> http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html.
>
> Electronic submission of the URL address of the paper is preferred,
> although e-mail submissions of the Postscript/PDF files will be accepted.
> Send your submission to [log in to unmask]
>
> Organizers
>
> Liliana Ardissono
> Dipartimento di Informatica
> Universita` di Torino
> Corso Svizzera 185
> 10149 Torino
> Italy
> [log in to unmask]
>
> Mark Maybury
> Information Technology Division
> The MITRE Corporation
> MS K312
> 202 Burlington Road
> Bedford, MA, USA
> [log in to unmask]
>
>
>
> Program Committee Members:
>
> Liliana Ardissono (University of Torino, Italy)
> Patrick Baudisch (Microsoft Research, USA)
> Fabio Bellifemine (Telecom Italia Labs, Italy)
> Judith Masthoff (University of Brighton, UK)
> Mark Maybury (MITRE Corporation, USA)
> Barry Smyth (ChangingWorlds Ltd., Ireland)
> Howard Wactlar (CMU, USA)
>

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