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Call for Papers
Workshop on Multi-User Services for Social Television (MUSST)
In conjunction with
the International Conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC2012)
26-29 September 2012, Bremen, Germany

Social TV has been an active area of research for more than a decade now, but most research has focused on interaction between remote participants, either through direct communication or more indirect e.g. in the form of social recommendations. However, an issue that has been mostly neglected in social TV research is how to deal with multiple co-located users in the home.

This workshop, held at ICEC2012<> from 26 to 29 September in Bremen (Germany), wants to address this gap by investigating possible social TV services for multiple users in the home. The objective of this full-day workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners working on different aspects of multi-user services for social television including multiple devices: user research, prototype design, technical implementation, system scalability, business models, etc. Papers are solicited addressing the workshop topics mentioned below.

The workshop will aim at stimulating lively discussions according to the paper topics, as well as providing a creative design exercise as a hands-on approach to actively provide solutions for the topics discussed.

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Submission details

We invite workshop papers of 4-6 pages in Springer LNCS format<> on the following topics:

  *   Social TV applications supporting multiple co-located users
  *   Multi-user interaction with the TV using the remote control, second-screen devices, gestures or voice control
  *   Personalization and recommendation for multi-user households and groups
  *   Identification of multiple users in the living room (e.g. with voice or face recognition)
  *   System scalability for offering multi-user services to a large audience
  *   Division of these services between end devices and the cloud

Submissions should be sent in pdf-format to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

Important dates

  *   15 July: submission of workshop paper via e-mail ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>)
  *   10 August: notification
  *   10 September: final version due
  *   26-29 September: workshop @ ICEC2012 in Bremen, Germany

Expected participants

The workshop is intended for practitioners as well as researchers who have done work related to interactive and/or social television. This includes project managers working in the iTV industry (telecom companies, device manufacturers, broadcasters, service and content providers, etc.); industrial designers; HCI practitioners; interface evaluators and testers; software engineers; HCI academics, researchers and PhD students with interests in interactive television; social scientists with interests in new technologies; designers in general and new trends consultants. No particular skills are required.


David Geerts (IBBT / KU Leuven)
Sachin Agarwal (NEC Europe Laboratories)
Christian Köbel (Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen)
Christian Überall (Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen)

This workshop is supported by the EU FP7 project HBB-Next<> and the IFIP TC14 Working Group on Interactive Television<>

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