Workshop on Personalization in Future TV

in conjunction with User Modeling 2001

Sonthofen, Germany

July 13-14, 2001

Call for Papers

Go to the page of the 2nd Workshop on Personalized TV (TV'02)

Workshop Organizers

Liliana Ardissono
Dipartimento di Informatica
University of Torino, Italy

Yassine Faihe
Philips Research
The Netherlands

Program Committee

Liliana Ardissono
University of Torino

Patrick Baudisch
Xerox PARC

Fabio Bellifemine
Telecom Italia Labs

Yassine Faihe
Philips Research
The Netherlands

Barry Smyth
ChangingWorlds Ltd.

Yeun-Bae Kim
NHK Labs

Important Dates

March 15, 2001
submission of contributions
April 1, 2001
notification of acceptance
April 20, 2001
submission of final contributions

For more information about the workshop, contact
Liliana Ardissono
Dipartimento di Informatica
Universita` di Torino
Corso Svizzera 185
I-10149 Italy
Yassine Faihe
Philips Research
New Media Systems & Applications
Prof. Holstlaan 4
NL-5656 AA Eindhoven
The Netherlands


With the advent of digital networks, the world of TV as we know it -- mass-media broadcast -- is undergoing tremendous changes. The increase of the number of available channels, the convergence of TV and internet, and the proliferation of new interactive services will transform the TV box function from a program watching device to a portal towards all kinds of content and services.
The next TV era will revolve around sophisticated set-top boxes integrating viewing, listening and recording functionalities, connections to several sources (internet, cable, satellite), games, as well as communications features. In order to cope with the complexity of such an environment and efficiently choose among the huge amount of available alternatives, the users are in need of an advanced user interface to provide them with an intelligent assistance.
In particular, personalization is taking an increasingly important role in the design of adaptive user interfaces, which can focus on the services interesting to the user and tailor the suggestion of the available options to her interests.

Suggested Topics

Topics to be addressed include, but are not limited to:
  • Position papers: new interactive services, social and business implications
  • Applications: TV portal architectures, personal TV recommender systems
  • Content recommendation: new architectures for recommender systems, cross-domain recommendation
  • Adaptive presentation: adaptive hypermedia techniques for EPGs, EPGs for all: adaptivity to users with special needs
  • Interaction: new browsing paradigms, conversational interfaces
  • Management of the user model: acquisition and management of individual user models, adaptation to changing user interests, inspectability and editability of user models, ontology models, individual user models and group models, acquisition of models of user communities, security and privacy aspects in TV services
  • Context: single user vs. multiple users, context detection and integration (mood, time, location, ...)
  • Community formation and social influences

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