During the TVX submission process, we can provide the opportunity to bring the experience of established researchers to new researchersIn the mentorship program we get you in contact with a specific member of the community who will provide feedback and support for your submission.

We are offering mentoring for those submitting to TVX from seasoned TVX researchers and program committee members. Those receiving mentoring will be offered:

- Two opportunities for feedback over Skype from their mentor
- A commented draft at each stage.

Please note that this is primarily aimed at those who are new to submitting to the TVX community, those in circumstances which are particular adverse (e.g. a disability or personal circumstances which impact upon the paper preparation process), or a particularly novel submission which may require additional input. The aim is to ensure that excellent underlying work is given the best opportunity of being accepted.


  • Deadline to request mentors (extended to 14 Dec 2014) by sending a mail to info@tvx2015.com
  • Assignment of mentors (3-16 Dec 2014)


Phil Stenton

Phil StentonDr Phil Stenton was Professor of Pervasive Media at Falmouth University before joining BBC R&D as a Research Scientist in 2014. He has a PhD in Psychology (Computational models of stereo vision), and over 30 years of multidisciplinary research experience across Computer Science, Psychology and Design. He was a visiting Professor at UC Berkeley in 1984 and during a 24-year career at Hewlett-Packard Research Labs he and his research teams collaborated with academic and commercial teams across the world, publishing work on discourse analysis, appliance design, ubiquitous computing and human interaction technologies. He has a number of publications and a few patents and has secured a little over £14M in research funding from sources including: TSB RCUK and the EU. He is a director of Calvium Ltd (a start-up in its 6th year) and is on the editorial board of the journal: Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. In 2008 he co-founded the Pervasive Media Studio with Watershed in Bristol.

Marianna Obrist

Marianna ObristMarianna Obrist is a Lecturer in Interaction Design at the University of Sussex, at the School of Engineering and Informatics. She joined Sussex after spending two years as a Marie Curie Fellow at the Culture Lab of the School of Computing Science in Newcastle University. Before that Marianna was an Assistant Professor for Human-Computer Interaction and Usability at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Salzburg, Austria. The focal point of her research is to create a rich and systematic understanding on users experiences with interactive technologies. Recently she investigates the design spectrum for touch, taste, and smell experiences for interactive technologies. More details are available here: http://obrist.info/ and http://multisensory.info/

Guy Schofield

Guy SchofieldGuy Schofield is an artist and researcher based at Culture Lab, Newcastle University. His career has included work for film companies, game studios, festivals and art galleries for which he has made and exhibited videos, sculpture, installations, performances and software. His current research focuses on participatory production technologies, including mobile technology for live events, low-budget digital film making and citizen science using UAV (unmanned air vehicle) photography.

Wendy van den Broeck

Wendy van den Broeck Prof. Dr. Wendy van den Broeck is senior researcher at iMinds-SMIT, Brussels, Belgium. She is head of the user Empowerment research unit and conducted research in different projects concerning the domestication of new media technologies in a home context. Her recent projects are related to multi-screen user practices, the use and quality perception of video streaming and research related to iDTV, second screen applications and  HDTV. She also conducted a PhD research on the domestication of iDTV in Flanders, entitled: “From analogue to digital: the silent (r)evolution? A qualitative study on the domestication of interactive digital television in Flanders. Her academic background is a master in communication sciences (VUB-2002), a postgraduate diploma in management and economics (VUBSolvay-2003), a teaching degree (VUB-2003) and a PhD in communication sciences (VUB-December 2010).

Tom Evens

Tom EvensTom Evens holds Masters Degrees in Communication Sciences (2005) and Business Administration (2006) from Ghent University, and obtained a PhD from the same university in 2013. He now works as Senior Researcher at the iMinds Research Group on Media & ICT. He specialises in the economics and policies of digital media markets, and has published widely on the media business in international peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes. Together with Petros Iosifidis and Paul Smith, Tom is the author of “The Political Economy of Television Sports Rights” (published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). He also serves as Book Review Editor with the “International Journal of Digital Television”.

Katrien De Moor

Katrien De MoorKatrien De Moor studied Social Sciences (option Communication Studies) at Ghent University and obtained her PhD from the same university in 2012. She is passionate about interdisciplinary user research and her main research activities are situated in the domain of user-centered Quality of Experience, User Experience and quality evaluation. She spent one year as Marie Curie postdoctoral research fellow at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2013-2014) and is currently continuing her interdisciplinary research activities at the same university. She is also a member of the Research Group on Media & ICT, part of iMinds and Ghent University, Belgium.