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DEMOS

The following demos were accepted for presentation at the conference. Demos will be presented during a dedicated demo and poster session at the main conference. The final program with the exact timing will be made available in April.

Since the authors are preparing their camera-ready versions, the titles and abstracts below are still subject to change.

Discovering TV Contents in a 2nd Screen

Jorge Abreu – Communication and Arts, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Pedro Almeida – Communication and Arts, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
António Pereira – Communication and Arts, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Bruno Teles – Inovação e Sistemas, Portugal Telecom, Aveiro, Portugal
Bernardo Cardoso – Inovação e Sistemas, Portugal Telecom, Aveiro, Portugal
Herlander Santos – Inovação e Sistemas, Portugal Telecom, Aveiro, Portugal

Abstract: This paper presents the second screen application GUIDER that aims to offer an advanced way for users to discover and select a TV content to watch from unified sources (live, cloud-recordings and VoD). For that it uses a set of filtering criteria and displays detailed information over an innovative user interface. The GUIDER was developed to be used in those mindless zapping situations, where the viewers do not know in advance what they are in the mood to watch on TV. The development of this App was made with the support of a Portuguese IPTV operator and is fully interconnected with its technical infrastructure.

GeTVivid: A TV Platform for P2P Support Exchange

Christiane Moser – Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Thomas Kargl – Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Manfred Tscheligi – Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria, Austria
Bernhard Feldbacher – Department of Computer Sciences, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Bernhard Collini-Nocker – Department of Computer Sciences, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Matteo Harutunian – IRT, Munich, Germany
Fabian Schiller – IRT, Munich, Germany
Michael Eitelberg – Evision, Dortmund, Germany
Nasser Altaani – Evision, Dortmund, Germany
Manuel Eisele – University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Abstract: The introduction of second screens (e.g., tablet or smartphone) in social TV applications has generated new opportunities. We present the GeTVivid platform that works on a TV set in combination with a tablet as second screen. The platform aims at supporting older adults to organize informal and social care activities in a local peer-to-peer networks via the TV, tablet or a combination of both devices. We address thereby ageing in place that is increasingly emphasized as a preferable alternative to formal institutional care by strengthening informal care.

HbbTV Application Toolkit – Demo

Miggi Zwicklbauer – Fraunhofer FOKUS, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Christoph Ziegler – IRT, Munich, Germany
Martin Gordon – Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, Potsdam, Germany

Abstract: HAT is an HbbTV application toolkit for developers and editors, allowing delivery of programme-accompanying content in real time.

Integrated Video and Sensor Capture App Providing Immediate Quality Feedback

Marcus Thaler – DIGITAL, JOANNEUM RESEARCH, Graz, Austria
Werner Bailer – DIGITAL, JOANNEUM RESEARCH, Graz, Austria
Reinhard Grandl – Bitmovin, Klagenfurt, Austria

Abstract: We describe a app for audiovisual capture content on mobile devices, enabling users to contribute content at live events (e.g., cultural and sports events) for use in broadcast and online coverage of the event. In order to ensure the quality of the contributed content, the user gets immediate feedback based from automatic visual quality analysis and sensor information. The app also integrates capabilities for streaming or uploading the content and related sensor information.

iWebSync: A WEB-BASED PLATFORM FOR DISTRIBUTED MEDIA SYNCHRONIZATION AND SOCIAL INTERACTION

Jordi Belda – Universitat Politècnica de València, Grau de Gandia, Valencia, Spain
Mario Montagud – Universitat Politècnica de València, Grau de Gandia, Valencia, Spain
FERNANDO BORONAT – Universitat Politècnica de València, Grau de Gandia, Valencia, Spain
Marc Martínez – Universitat Politècnica de València, Grau de Gandia, Valencia, Spain
Javier Pastor – Universitat Politècnica de València, Grau de Gandia, Valencia, Spain

Abstract: This paper presents iWebSync, which is an adaptive and accurate web-based platform that enables distributed media synchronization and social interaction across remote users. By using iWebSync, users can create or join on-going sessions for concurrently consuming the same media content with other remote users in a synchronized fashion. Besides, social interaction is provided by sharing the navigation control commands and by integrating synchronized text chat channels. Additionally, two social presence mechanisms have been added to stimulate the participation of external users in on-going sessions on iWebSync. By exclusively relying on standard web-based technologies, this platform can guarantee cross-network, cross-platform and cross-device support, which is a key point in the current heterogeneous media delivery ecosystem.

Second Screen Application – Dengue Fever: Prevention through Information

Marcos da Rocha Seruffo – Systems Development Laboratory (LADES), Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Castanhal, Pará, Brazil
Fernanda Miranda – Laboratory of Research and Experimentation in Multimedia, Federal University of Pará, Belém, Pará, Brasil
Edylle Oliveira – Systems Development Laboratory (LADES), Federal University of Pará, Castanhal, Pará, Brazil
Maria Malcher – Laboratory of Research and Experimentation in Multimidia, Federal University of Pará, Belém, Pará, Brazil

Abstract: This work introduces a second screen application called ‘Dengue Fever: Prevention through Information’. The application’s main objective is to allow, for users who are watching a television program, the synchronization of the first screen with a second screen and to provide extra content about the disease dengue fever, thus contributing to increase awareness of this issue.

Social Documentary

Fabien Grisard – UMons, TCTS lab, numediart, Mons, Belgium
Sema Alaçam – Faculty of Architecture/D-ARCH/Chair of Structural Design, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Ceren Kayalar – Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey

Abstract: In this paper, we present an interactive installation for collaborative navigation through a collection of videos. The proposed setup consists of a vertical main screen which displays the video and a horizontal second screen, which is used as control panel. A touch interface and three cubes with markers give the users an intuitive and intentional way to interact with the system. Besides, a color and depth camera is used to estimate the users’ gaze and quantify how interested they are in the displayed content. As the probability of displaying video is linked to visitors’ interest for it, the state of the system evolves through time and depending on the assistance. A video is available at: http://www.numediart.org/2015/03/02/social-documentary

JackIn Head: Immersive Experience with First Person Omnidirectional Video

Shunichi Kasahara , SonyCSL, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
Shohei Nagai , The University of Tokyo, Toyko, Japan
Jun Rekimoto , University of Tokyo / Sony CSL, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Abstract: Fully recording and sharing an immersive experience is one of the ultimate goals of media technology. As extensive technical evolution, omnidirectional video is one of promising media to capture an immersive experience. First person omnidirectional video provide an unique experience of world through someone else’s perspective. This will bring various applications such as entertainment, sports viewing, education and simulation training, newscasting and therapy. However, difficulties in wearable camera design and cybersickness induced by shaky video has been obstacle to explore applications of first person omnidirectional video. We introduce the design and implementation of “JackIn Head” a system including a wearable omnidirectional camera that provide 360 degrees spherical images of the first person’s surrounding environment, and image stabilization to improve cybersickness. We’ve performed the series of workshops to explore user experience and applications in actual use cases such as virtual travel and virtual sports.

The CBC Newsworld Holodeck Exploratory Demonstration

Martha Ladly , OCAD University, Toronto, ON, Canada
Gerald Penn , Computer Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Bryn Ludlow , Communication & Culture, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Siavash Kazemian , Computer Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ana Jofre , Centre for Innovation & Information in Data-Driven Design, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Laura Wright , Centre for Innovation & Information in Data-Driven Design, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Abstract: For the past 73 years, the CBC has disseminated a unique Canadian perspective across the world, producing a phenomenally rich multimedia record of the country and our social, political and cultural heritage, and news. This project proposes novel methods to display and browse through an enormous historical CBC Newsworld data corpus to enable an “on this day” experience for viewers. Employing natural language processing technologies, the interface displays keywords and key phrases identified in the video transcripts, enabling serendipitous video search and display and offering a unique browsing opportunity within this rich “big data” corpus, spanning a 24-year period (1989-2013).

This project has three interconnected preservation and research goals: 1) Digitize, visualize, and make available this collection of 23 years of Canadian news broadcasts through a state-of-the-art multimedia search and browsing system. This will ensure the preservation and use of this material, making it available as a valuable resource for researchers and students. 2) Design a real‐world project as an arena in which to conduct exploratory research, develop and test new technologies for video browsing, search and visualization, and spoken document and video retrieval. 3) Design and test an immersive environment and aesthetic interface design, employing gestural and touch interfaces for browsing this incredible corpus.

The Wall of Moments

Rik Bauwens – Research & Innovation, VRT, Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Mike Matton – Research & Innovation, VRT, Brussels, Belgium
Tine Deboosere – create, VRT, Brussels, Belgium
Luk Overmeire – create, VRT, Brussels, Belgium

Abstract: In this paper a prototype application developed by VRT as part of the ICoSOLE project is described. The Wall of Mo- ments aims to combine user generated content with profes- sional content, in order to create an immersive experience for people who can’t attend an event. The demo uses a selection of content recorded at the Marconi Moments, a small-scale test shoot in the Marconi studio at the VRT campus.

Two Screen Now: A First and Second Screen Game App

Joost Negenman – Research & Development, Dutch Public Broadcast, NPO, Hilversum, Netherlands
Susanne Heijstraten – Research & Development, NPO, Hilversum, Netherlands
Marc Veuger – Two screen now, Angry Bytes, Hilversum, Netherlands

Abstract: We will demonstrate a second screen platform, two screen now, that makes it possible to play along with a second screen application that interacts and aggregates scores on the HbbTV content layer on a central TV screen. Creating an engaged social in house experience. Accompanying video http://nu.omroep.nl/eentegen100.mp4