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Lora Aroyo <[log in to unmask]>
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Please distribute this call to anyone who could be interested.

3rd International Workshop on
Personalized Access To Cultural Heritage (PATCH 2011)

in conjunction with IUI 2011

February 13, 2011
Palo Alto, CA, USA

Submission deadline EXTENDED: November 19, 2010


The rapid development of information technologies and the Internet has
enabled cultural heritage organizations to provide access to their
collections not only through physical displays but also online, and
attract even wider audiences than those that visit the physical museums.
Additionally, various trends on Web 2.0 allow for users not only to be
passive consumers but also active participants. Personalization
capitalizes on a user-centered intelligent interactive information
exchange between museum websites or museum guide systems and visitors,
and enables a new communication strategy based on a continuous process
of interaction, collaboration, learning and adaptation between a museum
and its visitors. Personalization has the potential to improve the
interaction and experience of visitors on museum websites and with
museum guide systems by supporting visitors' navigation and assisting
them in quickly finding an appropriate starting point, and in
discovering new relevant information.


This workshop will focus on the specific challenges for personalization
in the cultural heritage setting from the point of view of user
interaction and visitor experience. It will investigate how the user
interface -- the contact point of visitors and systems -- can become
more intelligent by means of personalization.

The primary goal of this workshop is to gather researchers and
practitioners from different fields, e.g., user interaction, arts and
heritage curation, interface design, user modeling, mobile, ubiquitous
and ambient technologies, artificial intelligence and web information
systems, and explore various practical use cases of applications of
these technologies. During the workshop we aim to identify the typical
user groups, tasks and roles in order to achieve an adequate
personalization for cultural heritage applications. Important aspects to
discuss evolve around:

- In-door localization, navigation and browsing patterns
- Interaction concepts with personal (mobile or desktop) and group
(on-site public or desktop) displays
- Collaboration, communication and sharing aspects in the process of
cultural heritage consumption
- Information needs and access (incl. visualization) and search patterns
- Exploiting data from various sources
- Digital storytelling, narratives, smart summaries and recommendation

Finally, we aim at identifying a set of requirements for personalized
interaction and interfaces in the cultural heritage domain, and provide
practical guidelines for deploying such personalization techniques in
this domain.


1. User interaction and interface concepts for personalized access of
digital and on-site cultural heritage, e.g.:
     - Museum collections
     - Digital multimedia archives
     - Integrated tourist information services
2. Personalized interfaces for single users and (small) groups of users,
     - Group user profile presentation
     - Interactive user profiles
     - Contextualized user profiles
     - Cross-context user data presentation
     - Use of avatars
3. Contextualized and context-aware navigation/browsing interfaces, e.g.:
     - For interactive museum guides
     - For public displays of visitors in a museum
4. Presentation of and interaction with personalized narratives in
digital collections, e.g.:
     - Historical timelines
     - Collection perspectives
5. Intelligent interfaces for semantically enriched collections, e.g.:
     - Interaction with large conceptual knowledge
     - Interaction with structured knowledge
6. Personalized explanations and feedback of recommendation systems
7. Various interaction devices and interfaces in museums and cultural
heritage institutions, e.g.:
     - Mobile personal devices (such as smart phones and tables)
     - Tabletops
     - Multi-touch interfaces
     - Information booths
     - Public and shared displays
8. Evaluation or real life use cases of cultural heritage applications,
     - Web-based
     - Mobile
     - Other interactive applications


We encourage submissions of position papers, short papers and
demonstrations to enable active discussion of the open challenges and
issues in this area of research. We invite submissions of work at all
stages of development that address any aspects of personalization in the
cultural heritage domain, e.g., papers which describe work in progress,
empirical results, position statements, and demonstrations of existing

Paper submissions should follow the general IUI 2010 submission
guidelines and must comply with the formatting instructions:

- Full papers: max. 10 pages
- Short papers: max. 4 pages
- Demo papers: max. 4 pages
- Position papers: max. 4 pages

All papers should be submitted in PDF format to [log in to unmask]
All categories of papers will be included in the printed and in the
online proceedings. Demos need to provide links to the systems presented.


November 19, 2010: paper submission deadline (extended)
December 12, 2010: notification to authors
December 19, 2010: submission of camera-ready papers


All queries relating to this workshop should be directed to the workshop
organizers at [log in to unmask]


- Lora Aroyo, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Fabian Bohnert, Monash University, Australia
- Tsvi Kuflik, The University of Haifa, Israel
- Johan Oomen, Sound and Vision, The Netherlands


- Liliana Ardissono, University of Torino, Italy
- David Bearman, Archives&     Museum Informatics, Canada
- Shlomo Berkovsky, CSIRO, Australia
- Eyal Dim, The University of Haifa, Israel
- Susan Hazan, Israel Museum Jerusalem, Israel
- Frank Kresin, Waag Society, The Netherlands
- Raffaella Santucci, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
- Natalia Stash, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
- Marco Streefkerk, Digital Erfgoed Nederland (DEN), The Netherlands
- Richard Wright, BBC Research&     Development, UK
- Massimo Zancanaro, FBK, Italy
- Ingrid Zukerman, Monash University, Australia

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