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6th International Workshop on Personalized Access to Cultural Heritage (PATCH 2013)


co-located with UMAP 2013, 21st conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization

Rome, Italy

June 10-14, 2013



Apr 01, 2013: Submission deadline (23:59 PM Hawaiian time)


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PATCH workshop series are the meeting point between state of the art cultural heritage research and personalization – using technology to enhance the personal experience in cultural heritage sites. We aim at building a research agenda for personalization in CH in order to make the individual CH experience a link in a chain of a lifelong CH experience which builds on past experience, is linked to daily life and provides the foundation for future experiences. The workshop aims to be multi-disciplinary. It is intended for researchers, practitioners, and students of information and communication technologies (ICT), cultural heritage domains (museums, archives, libraries, and more), and personalization.


This full-day workshop is aimed at bringing together researchers & practitioners who are working on various aspects of cultural heritage and are interested in exploring the potential of state of the art technology (onsite as well as online) to enhance the CH visit experience. The expected result of the workshop is a multidisciplinary research agenda that will inform future research directions and hopefully, forge some research collaborations.




Cultural heritage (CH) is a privileged area for personalization research because CH sites are rich in objects and information, far more than the visitor can absorb during the limited time of a single visit. Moreover, the convergence between CH and the Internet has made huge amounts of information about CH readily available in electronic format. Two important challenges to be addressed are thus:


- how to provide an engaging experience for the ‘digital’, ‘mobile’ and ‘traditional’ CH visitor before, during and after a visit, by exploiting information from previous interactions on CH sites and elsewhere on the ubiquitous Web? 

- can this kind of support can be a basis for maintaining a lifelong chain of personalized CH experiences, linked to broader lifelong learning?


Not only “traditional” CH sites, but also cities are excellent test-beds for personalization research: modern urban planning shows an avalanche of diverse initiatives focused on creative urban development. Consequently, it has become fashionable to regard the many forms of cultural expression, like art, festivals, exhibitions, media, design, digital expression and research as signposts for urban individuality and identity and departures for a new urban cultural industry. 


Personalization  also has a role to play in supporting  collaboration that enables groups of people to take part in the preservation, enrichment and access to cultural heritage. This is because it can be an enabler for   people to be both information consumers and producers, and actively involve them in the management of cultural heritage information. Methodologies and technological utilities for online communities can help them to become actively engaged in the publishing process, contribute their knowledge, and partake in a dynamic creation and conceptualization of the cultural resources will be thus central to the workshop themes.




- Personalized services & personalized information access to CH

- Adaptive navigation and browsing in digital and physical CH collections

- Recommendation strategies for CH

- Adaptation strategies for text and non-verbal content in CH

- NLG techniques for mobile user modeling in CH sites

- Integration of virtual and physical collections

- Ambient Cultural Heritage

- Mobile museum guides & personal museum assistants

- Context-aware information presentation in CH

- Personalized museum guides

- Interactive user interfaces for CH applications

- Personalization for group of visitors to CH sites

- Personalization for collective CH information authoring and management

- Creativity and collaboration support in CH

- Social interaction and collaboration among CH stakeholders

- Personalization across the whole of an person’s digital ecosystem

- Long term personalization


Important dates


Apr 01, 2013: Deadline to submit Papers to PATCH 2013

May 01, 2013: Notification to authors




All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not currently under review. Papers will be evaluated according to their significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the workshop. We welcome the following types of contributions:


- Short research papers (up to 4-6 pages)

- Full research papers (up to 8-12 pages)

- Demo (system demonstrations) papers (up to 4 pages)

- Position statements (up to 2-4 pages)


All submissions must be written in English and must be formatted according to the information for LNCS Authors. Please submit your contributions electronically in PDF format to EasyChair.


Accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings published on-line by CEUR Workshop Proceedings and at the workshop web page. Selected papers might be published in a special issue of a relevant journal of the field (details to be announced).


Program Committee


Liliana Ardissono – University of Turin, Italy

Lora Aroyo – VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Charles Callaway – Trento Rise, Italy

Keith Cheverst – The University of Lancaster, UK

Eyal Dim – the University of Haifa, Israel

Cristina Gena – University of Turin, Italy

Susan Hazan – Israel Museum, Israel

Judy Kay – the University of Sydney, Australia

Tsvi Kuflik – the University of Haifa, Israel

Bob Kummerfeld – the University of Sydney, Australia

Leo Iaquinta – the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Patrick Olivier – Newcastle university, UK

Álvaro de Oliveira- Alfamicro, PT

Fabio Paterno – ISTI-C.N.R. Pisa, Italy

Daniela Petrelli – Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Aaron Quigley – St Andrews, Scotland

Alan Wecker – the University of Haifa, Israel




Liliana Ardissono - University of Torino

Lora Aroyo – VU University Amsterdam

Luciana Bordoni - ENEA/UTICT, Rome

Judy Kay - University of Sydney

Tsvi Kuflik - University of Haifa


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