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    International Workshop on Personalization in iTV

	http://www.cs.vu.nl/~laroyo/myTV.html

      in conjunction with EuroITV 2007 Conference
      24-25 May, 2007, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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	Deadline: 19 February 2007 (extended)
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Personalisation for Interactive TV gains more and more attention both in 
the broadcasting world as well as in the scientific community. The field 
of Web information systems, user-adaptive systems and semantic web are 
currently exploring the possibilities to provide appropriate 
technologies for digital and integrated access to distributed 
broadcasting material over IP and traditional channels. The notion of 
cross-media and personalization are gaining considerable attention in 
both fields and are main driving force in order to achieve a true 
user-centered ambient experience for TV users in their interaction with 
multiple content sources and presentation devices (e.g. mobile, web and 
traditional TV screens).

Personalization capitalizes on a user-centered interactive information 
exchange between various service and content providers in the context of 
ambient TV. The typical passive one-way inteaction of TV viewers with 
their TVs turns into a dialogue and personalization is a new 
communication strategy based on a continuous process of learning and 
adaptation between the users and the content and service providers. 
Currently, there are already various initiatives by broadcasting 
companies, international TV channels and network providers both on the 
web and via the broacasting channel to meet the needs of the individual 
user.

The goal of this workshop is to discuss issues of interactive TV and and 
related areas, e.g. user modeling, mobile, ubiquitous and ambient 
technologies, artificial intelligence and Web information systems and 
explore various practical use cases of application of those 
technologies. During the workshop typical user groups, tasks and roles 
will be identified useful for the process of achieving an adequate 
personalization for applications in this domain. Important aspects to 
discuss are related to:

     * Localization
     * Interaction Concepts
     * Navigation and browsing patterns
     * Communication and sharing aspects
     * Information access, search patterns and needs


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The workshop will focus on the specific challenges of personalization in 
a cross-media setting and exploring novel ideas for coping with these 
challenges.

Personalized interaction with digital TV interfaces

     * Personalized presentation of TV content in ambient environments
     * Context-aware services
     * Multiple devices for presentation and interaction with TV content
     * NLG techniques for mobile user modeling
     * Technologies for rich interactivity (e.g. Blu ray, Semantic Web, 
etc.)
     * User feedback
     * Adaptive navigation, search and browsing
     * Adaptation strategies for text and non-verbal content

Shared TV: Personalized services for individual and group users

     * Personalized TV alerts
     * Personalized program guide
     * Personalized advertisements filtering and recommendation
     * Parental control
     * Privacy and access control issues
     * Integrated services in the connected home

User Modeling for digital TV

     * Centralized and distributed user modeling
     * Semantic-rich user models
     * Context-enhanced user models
     * Storing, updating and maintaining multiple profiles (for 
individual and group users)
     * Recommendation strategies

TV content specification

     * Semantic Web technologies for TV content modeling
           o domain ontologies
           o common vocabularies
           o TV Anytimes, XMLTV, MPEG-4, MPEG-7, etc.
     * Personalized subtitles
     * Multi-lingual presentation of content
     * Cross-media content retrieval, filtering and presentation

Evaluations and real life use cases of personalization in iTV (e.g. 
mobile applications, IP-TV applications, personalized program guides, 
personalized alerts, etc.)


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Important Dates:
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Paper submission deadline: February 19, 2007 (extended)

Notification of acceptance: March 19, 2007

Camera-ready submission: March 30th, 2007


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Workshop Organization:
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Lora Aroyo, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
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Pieter Bellekens, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands


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Program Committee:
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Patrick Blandin, Henri Tudor Institute, Luxembourgh
Samuel Cruz-Lara, INRIA/LORIA, France
Geert-Jan Houben, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Maddy Janse, Philips, the Netherlands
Annelies Kaptein, Stoneroos, the Netherlands
Siuli Ko-Pullan, V2, the Netherlands
Timo Raaska, Prewise, Finland
Jeong Hyun Yoon, ETRI, Korea
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Lora Aroyo
Assistant Professor
Free University Amsterdam
Computer Science (FEW)
De Boelelaan 1081a
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Room U-339
Tel: +31 20 598 2868/7718
Fax: +31 20 598 7728
E-mail: [log in to unmask]

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