FULL AND SHORT PAPER SUBMISSIONS

ACM TVX is the leading international conference for research into online video, TV interaction and user experience. It is a multi-disciplinary conference and we welcome submissions in a broad range of topics. Our aim is to foster discussions and innovative experiences amongst the academic research community and industry. In particular, we encourage submissions that address the different domains in the TV and online media ecosystems, including content production, implementation/deployment, design of novel interaction techniques and devices, new content distribution models, user research, user experience and exploration of interactive experiences for TV and online video. As the main theme of the conference is ‘Alternate Realities’, we particularly welcome contributions that look into specific tools, methods and evaluation of experiences related to creating and enabling alternate realities.

KEY FACTS:

• Submission deadline: February 2, 2018
• Online submission: PCS submission system
• Review Notification: March 2, 2018
• Rebuttal deadline: March 9, 2018
• Notification of Acceptance: March 18, 2018
• Camera-ready final deadline: May 10, 2018
• Submission format: Anonymized 8-10 page Full Papers or 4-6 page Short Papers in SIGCHI Format

SUBMISSION FORMAT

All submissions should follow the ACM guidelines (see ACM format template). We invite the submission of anonymized 8-10 page Full Papers or 4-6 page Short Papers in SIGCHI Format with 150 word abstract. Authors also must specify the key area of the submission (out of the nine areas indicated in the “Topics” section below) and keywords. Page limit does not include “References.”

Double-blind Review: Please prepare your paper in a way that preserves anonymity of the authors, otherwise the paper will be immediately rejected. This includes removing authors’ names below the title, avoiding phrases such as “our previous work” when referring to earlier publications, removing acknowledgement information (e.g., co-workers and grant IDs) and providing links to websites that may identify the authors.

Selection criteria: Papers are expected to significantly contribute the field of TV and online video, based on the different areas. The contribution has to be original, novel and identify how it advances the state-of-the-art (citing the most appropriate references). The paper has to be clear, well written and structured, and easy to understand. Finally, the paper must detail the methodology used for answering the research questions, justify its adequacy, and ensure the validity of the presented results.

Originality: Material submitted to ACM TVX has to be original. By submitting a manuscript to the conference, the authors guarantee it has not been previously published, or accepted for publication, in substantially similar form. No paper containing significant overlap can be submitted to other conferences or journals during the review period. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure originality and failing to do so will result in automatic rejection. Please view the basic ACM policies (http://www.acm.org/publications/policies/prepub_eval and http://www.acm.org/publications/policies/sim_submissions/) and be advised to revise beyond them; these are subjective measures left to the interpretation and judgement of the reviewers and committee members.

TOPICS

We solicit original submissions focusing on, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Content production: research on traditional and novel content production paradigms for the new media landscape. Including cross-platform services, interactive and transmedia storytelling, personalization (user modeling and adaptive user interfaces, recommendation systems), and immersive media production.
  • Systems & infrastructures: descriptions of the architecture, design, deployment, and evaluation of systems and infrastructures that support television and online video. Including delivery, transmission, and synchronization of media that leverages TV and online video experiences in a number of scenarios such as entertainment, gaming, education, healthcare, etc.
  • Devices & interaction techniques: descriptions of the design, architecture, usage and evaluation of devices and interaction techniques that enable e.g. a connected ecosystem of devices, creating valuable new capabilities for online video and television.
  • User experience & interaction design: studies on how and why people consume and interact with online video and television and how such systems should be designed to provide most easiest, efficient, engaging and novel user experiences. This includes novel user interface designs, user-centered design methods and approaches and quality of experience measurement and monitoring. Research that explores the social aspects of TV and online video, enabling a complex ecosystem of people communicating with each other in synchronous and asynchronous manners.
  • Media studies: studies that aim to understand consumption practices and changing behavior as well as adoption and domestication of new TV-related services, and Quality of Experience. This topic also includes research on ethical, regulatory, and policy issues as well as novel mechanisms for evaluating the impact of TV and online video, and audience measurements.
  • Immersive media experiences: research on novel ways of content production (for example, 360 panoramic and omnidirectional video capture) and consumption making use of immersive devices such as head-mounted displays, as stand-alone experiences or in combination with other more traditional TV viewing devices (for example TV-set, tablet). This topic also includes explorations of augmented, mixed and virtual reality for content production, delivery and consumption.
  • Alternate realities: studies into what makes the access to alternate realities an enriching experience; explorations on how interaction, virtual and augmented reality technologies, UHD TV, second third and fourth screens, and streaming technologies can generate added value in delivering alternate realities, and on how to measure this added value. Reports on  technologies that can better guide the user to find its preferred alternate reality, offering appealing, personalized, context aware content selected or recommended from the multitude of the available material online.
  • Data science and recommendations: descriptions of advanced computational systems based on content and/or user generated data to support collaborative filtering, interactive/synchronous environments, collective intelligence and crowdsourcing, or location-based and context-aware applications and services.
  • Business models & marketing: research, practice and case studies around novel business models and marketing strategies for the new media landscape of TV and online video (for example OTT services,..). This topic includes studies around novel ways of advertising models and strategies (for example targeted advertising, programmatic buying).
  • Innovative concepts and media art: research on innovative design strategies, new concepts, and prototype experiences for TV and online video, including case studies and media artworks and performances.

SELECTION PROCESS

Content will be rigorously reviewed by members of the program committee and peer experts. Each paper will receive feedback in the form of at least three peer review reports. Authors will receive feedback on their work after the first review round (tba) and will be able to submit a rebuttal (tba). The final selection will be made by the Technical Program Committee based on the review reports, rebuttal and meta-review. The program committee reserves the right to ask authors for specific changes as a precondition to publication.

Authors of accepted long and short paper will be invited to give an oral presentation of their work at the conference.

Accepted paper submissions will be published in the conference proceedings by ACM and indexed by the ACM Digital Library.

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the actual conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For up to date information and further details please get in touch with the Program Chairs: tpc@tvx2018.com

Tom Bartindale (Newcastle University, UK)
Vinoba Vinayagamoorthy (BBC Research + Development, UK)
Wei-Tsang Ooi (National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE)

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