4th International Workshop on Future Television

Focus on Multiscreen Applications

(FutureTV 2013)

Full day workshop at the 11th European Interactive TV conference

Co-located with MultiScreen 2013 and MUSST 2013

(EuroITV 2013), Como, Italy, June 24, 2013


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.


Room: AM1 

9:00 – 10:30 FutureTV session

9:00 – 9:10
Session introduction

Authors: Janak Bhimani, Ali Almahr, Toshihiro Nakakura, Daisuke Shirai, Kazunori Sugiura and Naohisa Ohta
Title: Participatory Production in Collaborative Content Creation

Authors: Lotte Belice Baltussen, Jaap Blom and Roeland Ordelman
Title: Towards an Editing Tool for Automatically Generated Video Hyperlinks

Authors: Lilia Pérez Romero, Myriam C. Traub, Mieke H.R. Leyssen and Lynda Hardman
Title: Second Screen Interactions for Automatically Web-enriched Broadcast Video

Authors: Daniel Ockeloen, Kati Hyyppä and Pieter van Leeuwen
Title: Enriched Multiscreen TV Experience toolkit

11:00 – 12:30 Keynote session

11:00 – 11:45 Keynote

Keynote Title:
Combining Multiple Smart Devices in Everyday Activities and Tasks
As people increasingly own multiple smart devices (such as smartphones, computers, tablets, and internet-TVs), situations, where several devices are used together to accomplish a task have become more common. Also, advances in short-range communication and sensing technologies have provided new opportunities for groups of co-located users to bind their smart devices together for collaborative activities and experiences. In this talk, I will present examples of work we have done in the User Interface Technologies group of Nokia Research Center to support individual and collaborative use of multiple smart devices. I will present a series of interaction and application prototypes exploring how user’s personal mobile devices could support natural social interactions in the shared physical space. I will also talk about the results of our user studies addressing people’s current practices in using and combining multiple smart devices in their everyday lives.
Tero Jokela is a principal researcher at Nokia Research Center in Tampere, Finland. His primary research interests include human-computer interaction and user interface software as well as mobile multimedia applications.

11:45 – 12:00 Demo:
Authors: Christos Botsikas, Martin Lasak, Paolo Vergori and Andreas Botsikas
Title: webinosTV: the multi-screen switchboard for seamless interaction with distributed content

12:00 – 12:30 Panel Discussion: “Will future interactive TV take place on a single or on multiple screens?”

14:00 – 15:30 Multiscreen session

Session introduction

Authors: Sarie Robijt and Wendy Van Den Broeck
Title: Children and Tablets: towards an interactive television experience?

Authors: Brian Viegas, Ed Bezerra and Homero Gil de Zúñiga
Title: RIUMOR: a Multiplataform Social TV for Interactive Digital TV

Authors: Adriana Garboan, Mihai Mitrea and Françoise Prêteux
Title: Video fingerprinting for second screen synchronization

Authors: Katarina Stanoevska and Veselina Milanova
Title: Emerging Second Screen Value Networks: Insights for TV Broadcasters

16:00 – 17:30 MUSST session

16:00 – 16:15
Authors: Oskar van Deventer, Joost de Wit, Bas Gerrits, Mark Guelbahar, Michael Probst
Title: HBB-Next: Providing independent content recommendations in a next-generation Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV ecosystem

16:15 – 16:30
Authors: Jeroen Vanattenhoven, Joost de Wit, Oskar van Deventer, David Geerts, Dirk De Grooff
Title: Evaluating Group Recommender Systems from a User Perspective

16:30 – 16:45
Authors: Benedita Malheiro, Jeremy Foss, Juan Carlos Burguillo
Title: B2B Platform for Media Content Personalisation

16:45 – 17:00
Authors: Andreas Beyer, Jörn Franke, Bin Cheng, Krisantus Sembiring
Title: Media Processing Platform as a Service in The Cloud

17:00 – 17:30
General discussion


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: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=futuretv2013

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

  • Paper Submission Deadline extended: April 7, 2013 (23:59 GMT)
  • Notifications: May 6, 2013 (23:59 GMT)
  • Camera-ready Versions: May 13, 2013 (23:59 GMT)
  • Workshop: June 24, 2013

Organizing Committee

Lyndon Nixon, STI International, AT (Click here to contact)
Raphael Troncy, EURECOM, FR
Vasileios Mezaris, CERTH-ITI, GR
Jean-Claude Dufourd, Telecom ParisTech, FR
Stephan Steglich, FAME, Fraunhofer FOKUS, DE

Program Committee

Lora Aroyo, VU University Amsterdam
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
Giuseppe Pascale, Opera Software, DE
Nikos Sarris, Athens technology center, GR


The FutureTV 2013 workshop is organized and supported by the European research project linkedTV and is co-located with EuroITV 2013.

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