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PATCH 2019 - EXTENDED DEADLINE

*** Apologies for cross postings ***

The 10th International Workshop on Personalized Access to Cultural Heritage
(PATCH 2019),
co-located with ACM UMAP 2019, 9-12th June 2019 at Larnaca, Cyprus

http://patch2019.di.unito.it/

NEW DEADLINES:
Important dates:
March 20, 2019: Submission deadline (23:59 PM Hawaiian time)
April 1, 2019: Notification deadline (23:59 PM Hawaiian time)
April 8, 2019: Camera-Ready deadline (23:59 PM Hawaiian time)


Abstract and Topics

Following the successful series of PATCH workshops, PATCH 2019 will be
again the meeting point
between state of the art cultural heritage (CH) research and
personalization research.
For those using any kind of technology, while focusing on ubiquitous and
adaptive scenarios,
to enhance the personal experience in CH sites.
The workshop is aimed at bringing together researchers and practitioners
who are working
on various aspects of CH and are interested in exploring the potential of
state of the art of mobile and personalized 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.

Topics (of interest) include, but are not limited to:
* Adaptive navigation  and personalized 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 CH
* Mobile museum guides & personal museum assistants
* Context-aware information presentation in CH
* 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
* Session-based recommendation for short-term CH personalization
* IoT and CHe
* The cloud and CH
* Living labs in museums
* Robots in museums
* Augmented Reality for CH
* Gestural interfaces for CHapplications
* 3D and virtual reality for CH
* Community mapping for CH information sharing
* Analysis of behaviour patterns to improve CH recommendation
* Conversational agents for CH
* Accessible personalized CH

Motivation
CH has traditionally been a privileged area for personalization research.
Visitors come to
CH sites willing to experience and learn new things, usually without a
clear idea of what to expect.
CH sites are typically rich in objects and information; much more than the
visitor can absorb
during the limited time of a visit. There are two main challenges:
Firstly, can we support CH exploration for first-time and anonymous
visitors, taking into account
that many people access cultural sites only once, or they interact with
digital services anonymously?
Secondly, when it is possible to track users over time, can we provide an
engaging experience
for the ‘digital’, ‘mobile’ and ‘traditional’ CH visitors before, during
and after a visit
by exploiting information from previous interactions on CH sites and
elsewhere on the ubiquitous Web.
Further, an interesting problem to explore is whether this kind of support
can be a basis
for maintaining a lifelong chain of personalized CH experiences. This is
true, not only
in “traditional” CH sites, but also in cities, which reflect the varied
history of mankind
and are rich of places and objects representing shared values for the
population,
to be preserved and valorized. Actually modern urban planning shows an
avalanche of varying
initiatives focused on creative urban development. Consequently, it has
become fashionable
to regard cultural expressions like arts, festivals, exhibitions, media,
design, digital expression
and research as signposts for urban individuality and identity and
departures for a
new urban cultural industry.
Specifically regarding the first challenge, a lot of information about
general user behavior
can be acquired by mining previous visitors’ interactions and this can help
the development
of session-based personalization techniques which can be applied to
first-time visitors.

Submissions
Page limits: Long papers 6 pages excluding references;
             Short papers 4 pages excluding references;
             Position paper/Demo papers 2 pages excluding references.
Papers that exceed the page limits or formatting guidelines will be
returned without review.

Submissions should be single blinded, i.e. authors names should be included
in the submissions.

Papers must be formatted using the ACM SIG Standard (SIGCONF) proceedings
template:
https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template.

All papers should be submitted in PDF format via the online submission
system:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=patch2019.

An international panel of experts will review all submissions.

Demos need to provide links to the systems presented. Work that has already
been published
should not be submitted unless it introduces a significant addition to the
previously published work.


Workshop organizers
Liliana Ardissono ([log in to unmask])
Cristina Gena ([log in to unmask])
Tsvi Kuflik ([log in to unmask])
Noemi mauro ([log in to unmask])

Program Committee
Liliana Ardissono – University of Turin, Italy
Keith Cheverst – The University of Lancaster, UK
Rossana Damiano– University of Turin, Italy
Eyal Dim – the University of Haifa, Israel
Cristina Gena - University of Turin, Italy
Susan Hazan – Israel Museum, Israel
Tsvi Kuflik – the University of Haifa, Israel
Leo Iaquinta - So.Co.In. System, Italy
Joel Lanir - the University of Haifa, Israel
Vincenzo Lombardo – University of Turin, Italy
Pasquale Lops - University of Bari, Italy
Noemi Mauro - University of Turin, Italy
Elena Not- FBK-irst, Italy
Fabio Paterno – ISTI-C.N.R. Pisa, Italy
Giovanni Semeraro - University of Bari, Italy
Julia Sheidin - The University of Haifa
Oliviero Stock - FBK-irst, Italy
Alan Wecker – the University of Haifa, Israel
Massimo Zancanaro – FBK-irst, Italy

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