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Call for Participation

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Workshop on Social Television and Video: Opportunities, Challenges, and Future Outlook
to be held at
UXTV 2008 - First International Conference on Designing Interactive User Experiences for TV and Video

October 22 - 24, 2008
Mountain View (Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area), California, USA

Conference website - http://uxtv2008.org
Workshop page - http://uxtv2008.org/program/social-tv.html

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Whether in the form of blogs or online social networks, social technologies have become increasingly prevalent in the lives of average computer users. Millions of people around the world login to MySpace, Facebook, and countless other social network sites to share their lives with others and keep tabs on their friends and family. However, social media has yet to infiltrate users' television experiences. This workshop will examine the current state of social TV, the challenges in developing and implementing social TV experiences, and the future outlook of social TV.

Topics of Interest:

How can TV-mediated social scenarios augment TV watching?
What can interactive TV learn from the social web?
What are some of the challenges in developing and implementing social TV? How can they be addressed?
How can social TV concepts move from the prototype stage to actual products in viewers' homes?
What are some of the privacy implications of social TV? How can those concerns be addressed?
Who are the target users of social TV concepts?
What is the future outlook of social TV?

To Participate:

Each participant should submit a 1-page position paper on one of the topics of interest by September 15th, 2008.

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Noor Ali-Hasan | User Experience Researcher | Microsoft TV
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