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Workshop on Future TV & Social and Semantic Web

From: Guus Schreiber <schreiber@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 11:37:15 +0200
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********** The 1st NoTube Workshop on Future Television:   ***********
**********      integrating the Social and Semantic Web        ***********

At EuroITV 2010 (www.euroitv2010.org), Tampere, Finland, June 9, 2010

SUBMISSIONS deadline April 7, 2010

The introduction of Internet capabilities and Web content integration
to Television means much more than seeing Web pages on TV or having on
screen widgets. Emerging Web trends such as social Web technologies
and semantic Web technologies can both enable new and exciting types
of service for the Television based on knowing the viewer and the
content, and linking this to what the viewer does and who the viewer
knows elsewhere on the Web. This workshop seeks to explore the
possibilities and challenges inherent in the overlap of social,
semantic and television technology, bringing together experts from all
three areas to chart the route into this new generation of television
experience. Our goal is to take the first steps in developing a common
vision for social-semantic-Television, including:
•       how social Web, semantic Web and television technology can and could
be integrated;
•       what types of new and innovative services could become possible on
that basis;
•       where data is available and re-usable, and where data could be
generated and re-used;
•       existing and needed specifications and standards;
•       which concrete steps need to be taken to achieve uptake of the
technology in the TV industry.

This workshop is an initiative of the EU project NoTube, exploring
television's future in the ubiquitous Web (for more information,
please see www.notube.tv)

--- Target Audience ---

We address experts from three communities in which there is only a
small overlap at present, despite the clear mutual benefits to be
gained for integration of social Web, semantic Web, and television
technologies. The emerging state of the art is the joint presentation
of social Web and television (e.g. on-screen widgets) but without any
underlying integration. Semantic technology provides a powerful means
to make social Web and television data machine-understandable, and
hence automatically processable by applications and services. A
combination of the three technology strands opens new innovation and
exploitation potential for data owners, providers, network operators,
television companies, broadcasters, and hardware manufacturers as well
as entrepreneurs who can fill the gap as developers and providers of
new added-value data-based IPTV services. We expect all of these
groups will take an interest in the workshop alongside researchers in
the fields of social Web, semantic Web and television, particularly
those focused already on the overlaps between these fields.

--- Format ---

We will have a full day workshop consisting of the following:
An opening talk will present the vision of the EU project NoTube: a
new generation of television experience enhanced by the application
and integration of social and semantic Web technologies. This will be
complemented by brief demonstration of early prototypes of the NoTube
Two paper sessions will present ongoing research results from
different parties and projects in the areas of social and semantic Web
technologies, respectively, as applied to video or television
(broadcast streams). Papers will have been selected on the basis of
their relevance to the workshop and quality of the work, as judged by
members of a program committee drawn from the social, semantic and
media technologies areas.
A closing panel will give the word to a selected group of experts (one
from the semantics community, one from the social Web community and
one from the media/TV community) and engage workshop attendees in an
open discussion around how to achieve the vision of
social/semantically-enhanced television: how to integrate different
research activities? what aspects are missing in current research,
e.g. agreeing on standards? which steps can be taken to ensure uptake
in the television industry?

--- Topics ---

Following topics for papers represent a non-exhaustive list:
•       Re-use of social Web data for TV program adaptation, recommendation,
selection or mash-ups
•       Re-use of semantic Web data for TV program adaptation,
recommendation, selection or mash-ups
•       Generation of social Web data from TV watching and interaction with
the TV program
•       Generation of semantic Web data from TV watching and interaction
with the TV program
•       User profiling with respect to interests, TV preferences, or
current mood
•       Integrating existing broadcast TV infrastructure with the social and
semantic Web
•       Annotation of TV programming with social or semantic Web data schemas
•       Applying semantic and social Web applications on the television,
including development for the set top box, design of appropriate user
interfaces and exploration of user interaction patterns
•       Engineering, implementing and demonstrating new added-value data
services around television
•       Integration of semantic and social Web data in TV-based applications

--- Submission ---

All submissions shall follow the ACM guidelines, which are described
on the following website [ACM Proceeding Templates →]. There is
prepared a word template for your convenience, which you can download
from here [EuroITV 2010 Word Tempate  →]. We preferably accept
submissions in PDF format. Each paper must contain a copyright strip
on the bottom left of the first page of the paper. It is part of the
Word template.
Workshop papers should be between 4 and 8 pages (including figures and
Submissions can be made by e-mail to lyndon.nixon@sti2.org.
Workshop proceedings will be published in the ACM Online Digital
Library. Selected papers may be selected for being published within
special issues or edited books.

--- Important Dates ---

Submission deadline:  April 7, 2010
Notification of acceptance:  May 1, 2010
Camera ready copy: May 21, 2010
Workshop day:  June 9, 2010

--- Chairs ---

Lyndon Nixon, STI International, AT lyndon.nixon@sti2.org
Lora Aroyo, VUA, NL l.m.aroyo@cs.vu.nl
Dan Brickley, VUA, NL danbri@danbri.org
Libby Miller, BBC, UK libby@nicecupoftea.org

--- Programme Committee ---

Lora Aroyo, VUA, NL
Dan Brickley, VUA, NL
Stefan Dietze, The Open University, UK
Libby Miller, BBC, UK
Lyndon Nixon, STI International, AT
Davide Palmisano, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Web Of Data Research Unit, IT
Yves Raimond, BBC, UK

Dr Lyndon J B Nixon
Senior Researcher

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