CFP: FutureTV 2013, a workshop at EuroITV 2013 (deadline April 7th)

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CFP: 4th International Workshop on Future Television (FutureTV 2013)
Linking Television and Web across Screens

The workshop is co-located with the 11th European Interactive TV 
conference held in Como, Italy on 24th of June 2013.

- Workshop paper deadline: April 7th 2013, 23:59PM Hawaii Time
- Workshop paper notifications: April 26th 2013, 23:59PM Hawaii Time
- Workshop paper final copy: May 3rd 2013, 23:59PM Hawaii Time

We want to explore in this 4th Future Television workshop the research 
and development necessary for linking the worlds of TV and the Web, with 
special emphasis on moving the integrated Web-TV experience which is 
currently partially being provided on single screens (the TV, but also 
the mobile) into second screens and multiple screens, and on examining 
how the use of more than one screen, combined with various interaction 
and sensor possibilities (touch, gesture, speech, movement), could 
contribute new ideas and more intuitive usage possibilities for the 
future vision of "Linked Television".

We solicit research and development papers which present original new 
work that could be part of future linked TV, including:
* how TV and Web content could be interrelated, especiallyacross 
different screens;
* how interaction with TV and Web content could be performed intuitively 
and seamlessly, especially on different screens;
* what (non-linear) stories can be told to different viewers by 
interweaving TV and Web content, especially across screens;
* HCI aspects to interact with (interrelated) Web and TV content at the 
same time, and how multiple screens can be applied to that;
* gaps in existing specifications and standards, requirements on new 
specifications and standards, how to bridge the communication gap and 
the content gap between TV and Web content, especially on different 
devices and screens;
* business and consumer applications of applications of mixed TV and Web 
content, also on multiple screens.

High quality submissions are solicited from all academic, scientific and 
industrial participants interested in the future vision of linkedTV and 
in discussing how it can be brought about on a research, development and 
commercialization level. We invite all contributions which address any 
of the below topics, or other topics considered as important by the 
authors to the goals of the workshop:
* Annotation of Web and TV content for interweaving of both
* Models for describing the interweaving of TV and Web content in a 
single experience (and on multiple devices)
* Synchronization of TV or Web content for interrelated presentation 
(and on two or more devices)
* User interfaces for applications (also running on multiple screens)
* Interaction models for content (also displayed across several screens)
* Applications for interweaving TV and Web content in a consumer or 
business context (also across screens)
* Requirements for new and extensions to existing standards and 
recommendations in TV and mobile platforms to support Web-TV content 
consumption, also on multiple screens
* Usability studies, market analysis, business models for cross- device 
and cross-platform content applications

We encourage various types of submission:
- full papers (max 12 pages) for mature work which has been subject to 
evaluation and whose results have been made public / commercialised, or
- short papers (max 6 pages), for significant work in progress, late 
breaking results or ideas / challenges for the domain, as well as
- demo submissions (max 2 pages describing the planned demo), for 
software and platforms which may be able to support a part of the 
imaginable linkedTV ecosystem.

Accepted full papers will be presented at length during the workshop, 
while accepted short papers will be allocated a shorter speaking slot 
and/or a place in a dedicated poster & demo session (depending on time 
available). Accepted demos will be included in the dedicated poster & 
demo session in the workshop.

Submissions must be in PDF and must be submitted using easychair. 
Submissions must be formatted in the style of the Springer Publications 
format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).
EasyChair Submission URL:

Accepted full and short papers will be published in the EuroITV 2013 
adjunct proceedings. Following the workshop, selected workshop authors 
may be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a special 
issue of a top-quality international journal.
Important Dates

Organizing Committee:
Lyndon Nixon, STI International, AT
Raphael Troncy, EURECOM, FR
Vasileios Mezaris, CERTH-ITI, GR

Program Committee:
Pablo Cesar, CWI: Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, NL
Pierre-Antoine Champin, LIRIS, FR
Jean-Claude Dufourd, Telecom Paristech, FR
Nikolaos Gkalelis, CERTH-ITI, GR
Yannis Kompatsiaris, CERTH-ITI, GR
Guiseppe Pascale, Opera Software, DE
Nikos Sarris, Athens technology center, GR

The FutureTV 2013 workshop is organized and supported by the European 
research project LinkedTV,

RaphaŽl Troncy
EURECOM, Campus SophiaTech
Multimedia Communications Department
450 route des Chappes, 06410 Biot, France.
e-mail: &
Tel: +33 (0)4 - 9300 8242
Fax: +33 (0)4 - 9000 8200

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