5th International Workshop on Future Television

Interactive Storytelling by interweaving Television and the Web

In conjunction with ACM TVX 2014 (formerly EuroITV)

Newcastle, UK. 25th June 2014.


The FutureTV workshop has been merged into the workshop on Interactive Content Consumption (WSICC) at ACM TVX 2014! LinkedTV recommends anyone interested in topics of interactive media and Web-TV convergence to check it out! 



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:

  • how TV and Web content and their integration can be designed to facilitate interactive stories;
  • technologies and tools which facilitate the production of interactive stories, based on preparation of appropriately planned TV programming or collection of recommendations of related Web content, respecting overall story narrative;
  • end device user interface and user experience for facilitating intuitive viewer participation in an interactive story;
  • requirements and proposals for new or altered specifications or standards to underlie the data used in describing an interactive story;
  • business and consumer applications of interactive storytelling based on a mix of TV and Web content, concepts for traditional broadcasters or OTT providers to deliver interactive stories as part of their programming.

Submission and registration

Researchers are invited to submit max. two page proposal papers that describe current research results and present their potential contribution to the creation of Interactive Stories through the seamless interweaving of TV and Web content.

All research submissions will be evaluated by at least two external experts from the workshop Program Committee and papers will be accepted based on relevance to the workshop topics and quality of the research contribution.

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.

All demo submissions must include a link to a working demo, video recording or other means to assess the ability to show the demo at the workshop. Demos will be accepted based on relevance and viability to be shown at TVX 2014.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format according to the TVX template (ACM double column):

  • DOC
  • LATEX (Option 2: LaTeX2e – Tighter Alternate Style)

Submission system is available at Easychair:


At least one author of each accepted paper needs to attend the workshop and all participants must register for the TVX conference. Registration is at:


Papers approved for presentation at FutureTV 2014 will be published online at CEUR.ws with the author’s permission and potentially also in an ACM TVX 2014 Adjunct Proceedings (TBC).

Important dates

  • March 17 March 31, 2014 – submission deadline for papers
  • April 14, 2014 – notification of acceptance/rejection
  • April 30, 2014 – submission of final papers
  • June 25, 2014 – the workshop


Organising Committee

Programme Committee

  • Pablo Cesar, CWI, NL
  • Pierre-Antoine Champin, LIRIS, FR
  • Jean-Claude Dufourd, Telecom Paristech, FR
  • David Geerts, IBBT / KU Leuven, BE
  • Lynda Hardman, CWI, NL
  • Rene Kaiser, Joanneum Research, AT
  • Lyndon Kennedy, Yahoo! Research, ES
  • Erik Mannens, Ghent University, BE
  • Vasileios Mezaris, CERTH-ITI, GR
  • Roeland Ordelman, University of Twente, NL
  • Giuseppe Pascale, Opera Software, NO
  • Yves Raimond, BBC, UK
  • Harold Sack, HPI, DE
  • Jochen Spangenberg, Deutsche Welle, DE
  • Thomas Steiner, Google, DE
  • Maia Zaharieva, University of Vienna, AT
  • Victor de Boer, VU Amsterdam, NL
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