The 2014 Future Television workshop at the ACM TVX 2014 conference (formerly EuroITV) is focused on the topic of Interactive Storytelling.
The goal of the workshop is to explore the new possibilities for television that can be realised through the LinkedTV vision of interweaving seamlessly TV and Web content, and particularly how this seamless interweaving can be used to build new forms of interactive stories around streamed audiovisual and Web content.
We aim to explore how technologies and research in related domains contribute to the design and implementation of interactive storytelling, as an integration of TV and Web contents from different sources on same or different screens, with a particular focus on ensuring intuitive understanding of the overall story and respecting the need for meaningful narrative in content consumption which can be very individual in terms of each viewer’s path through the story.
We solicit research and development papers which present original new work that could be part of future “Linked Television”, drawing from the experiences made in interactive storytelling, including:
We want a wide and open discussion on these topics so submissions are required only to be position papers of maximum two pages. Practitioners and developers are invited to submit max. one page demo papers that describe a tool or service and how it can contribute to Interactive Story creation. We hope that everyone with an idea to contribute to Interactive Storytelling can participate in this important discussion!
Submission deadline is March 17, 2014. More at the workshop web page.
We are happy to announce the 1st International Workshop on Social Events in Web Multimedia, taking place in conjunction with ICMR 2014 (Glasgow, Scotland).
The modeling, detection and processing of events in video is an area that has started to receive considerable attention by the multimedia community, and is supported by both the LinkedTV and MediaMixer projects, who promote the value of richer annotation of web multimedia to industry communities such as broadcasters, media archives and producers.
This Workshop aims to attract and present the latest developments and results on the discovery of social events from web multimedia content, and on techniques for the detection and retrieval of media items that are related to such social events. By social events, we refer to events that are planned by people, are attended by people, and are represented by multimedia and in general social media content that is captured by people.
The target audience of this workshop includes all researchers and practitioners interested in the better understanding of multimedia retrieval and of events in the context of the Web and/or social networks. Submission of papers deadline is February 1st 2014, for more see the Call for Papers.
We are pleased to announce the second workshop on Linked Media has been accepted for the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) 2014, taking place on May 25 or 26, 2014 in Crete, Greece. This continues on from the successful first event at WWW2013 where Linked Media was first presented as a concept for the online publication of semantic media descriptions using Linked Data, and thus potentially enabling interlinking of media across the Web based on conceptual relationships.
To explore the possibilities of Linked Media further, the workshop solicits both research submissions (full papers) and demo submissions which present new approaches and relevant tools for realising Linked Media. Submission deadline is March 6, 2014.
For more information, refer to the workshop page.
The New Year starts with a bang for LinkedTV, where project experts will speak at the MediaMixer Winter School about the technologies that make Linked Television possible, and then at the co-located conference MMM2014 (Multimedia Modeling 2014, Dublin, Ireland, Jan 6-8 2014) LinkedTV is involved in not one but TWO special sessions!
There are still some last spaces free in the Winter School for last minute decisions: MMM 2014 registration is available up to the conference itself with special rates for combining both school and conference!
We are pleased to announce that next summer at the leading international conference on online video and TV interaction and user experience, the ACM TVX 2014 (formerly EuroITV), longer known as the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for Television and Online Video, LinkedTV will organise the fifth Future Television workshop, this year focused on Interactive Storytelling.
LinkedTV has focused on linearly enriching the TV program with links to related information about objects and topics in that program. However, the integration of TV and Web content opens up new possibilities for how a TV experience may be formed, which is moving in the direction of Interactive Storytelling. Here, the TV content and the links from it to other material would be designed to tell an overall story and respect the need for meaningful narrative in content consumption which can be very individual in terms of each viewer’s path through the story.
The goal of the workshop will be to bring together experts from the TV and Web media communities to discuss how LinkedTV ideas can be applied to interactive storytelling with audiovisual material enriched by links to other content. As such, the focus will be on entertaining creative ideas, learning about innovative tools and services and sharing knowledge and technology.
A workshop website will be launched before Christmas with a submission deadline in March 2014 for position papers of max 2 pages. We look forward to your ideas and sharing experiences in the future of television!
LinkedTV is pleased to announce the release of the second scenario demo video, explaining and demonstrating the Interactive News Scenario developed by RBB using content from its daily news programme RBB Aktuell.
The basic idea of RBB’s scenario is to enrich the local news program according to the needs and interests of the individual viewer. In some cases this may mean to just watch the daily news show as it is, in another case the viewer may prefer certain topics in some of the news items, and he or she may want to learn more about the topic in question or inform him/herself about one specific aspect. The result will be a personalised, TV-based on-demand
service which directly links content concepts to online sources which will be displayed in the LinkedTV service.
We are pleased to inform about the great results LinkedTV has achieved at the MediaEval 2013 Search and Hyperlinking Task. which were unveiled last month at the MediaEval 2013 workshop and are now publicly available in the MediaEval 2013 proceedings.
LinkedTV partners EURECOM, UEP, CERTH-ITI and Fraunhofer IAIS collaborated to apply LinkedTV analysis and linking technologies to the BBC-sourced video corpus. As the results were published, LinkedTV found itself in:
Thus the MediaEval activity has helped validate the value of LinkedTV analysis and linking technology on a large video corpus and is an encouragement to us for further refinements and improvements in the coming year. A big well done to the collaborators who spent a lot of time, also over the summer, to produce this winning result!
As LinkedTV passes the second year mark, we are pleased to release a new project overview slideset which covers the progress made in the various R&D activities. These activities have culminated in the release of a first integrated Platform for the LinkedTV workflow, and two scenario demonstrators which show the LinkedTV experience from the data on the Platform presented via our Multiscreen solution Springfield in tablet-based companion screens. Individual progress reports on the R&D activities will come subsequently via the website, in the meantime catch up via our slides on where LinkedTV is right now!
LinkedTV is pleased to announce the release of the first scenario demo video, explaining and demonstrating the Hyperlinked Documentary developed by Sound and Vision together with content from AVRO, namely video of the Dutch TV program Tussen Kunst & Kitsch (similar to the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow)
The general aim of the scenario is to describe how the information need of the Tussen Kunst & Kitsch viewers can be satisfied from both their couch and on-the-go, supporting both passive and more active needs. In the videos, we explain how LinkedTV enables the viewer of the show to explore more information about the objects being shown, enriching their experience of viewing.
ICT 2013 this week in Vilnius, Lithuania not only sees the launch of information about the new Horizon2020 programme, and offers a meet-up of over 5 000 researchers from across Europe, it is also an exhibition of the latest innovation coming out of European funded R&D. So not surprising that LinkedTV is there, in the Zone R4 “Intelligent connecting intelligence”, showing its latest tools, demonstrators and first release of LinkedTV scenarios running on our integrated Platform and multiscreen Player. There’s plenty to discover so pop by and talk to the LinkedTV representatives.
“LinkedTV will demonstrate a system for semi-automatic analysis and annotation of audiovisual material in order for it to be tagged with objects of interest within the video and then enriched with links to online content relevant to those objects. The result is a highly flexible and dynamic interactive video system which can be used both in online video and in Internet Television scenarios.
The demonstration will show the playout of a broadcaster’s TV program within a LinkedTV-dedicated player, which supports use of the TV remote control to access objects on screen and browse to related links, as well as display of that additional content with a “second screen” mobile device. On demand, LinkedTV representatives on site can go ‘under the hood’ to show specific aspects of the projects innovative technologies: media analysis, semantic annotation and personalisation components integrated into a LinkedTV platform which powers the linked television experience.”