CALL FOR DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM

ACM TVX is the leading international conference for presentation and discussion of research into online video, TV interaction, emerging media, and relevant user experiences. The TVX Doctoral Consortium (DC) serves as a forum for PhD students to share ideas about the development, use, and evaluation of interactive television, high-definition TV, VR/AR media consumption, and online video user experiences. A great benefit would be to compare approaches, discuss research problems and receive feedback from senior experts of the International Interactive Television/Media community.

PhD students working on topics as below are invited to submit a paper to the Doctoral Consortium for TVX2018.

  • 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, mobile/terrestrial/broadband transmission, and synchronization of media that leverages TV and online video experiences in a number of scenarios such as entertainment, gaming, films, 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 consumption of the media on a large screen e.g., 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 easy, 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, online video, and VR/AR contents, and audience measurements
  • Immersive media experiences: research on novel ways of content production (for example, 360 panoramic and omnidirectional video capture, and VR/AR movie) 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 in new viewing devices (e.g., 3D movie cinema).
  • 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 & AI 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, 3D subtitles). This topic includes studies around novel ways of advertising models and strategies (for example targeted advertising in Piccadilly Circus, programmatic buying).
  • Innovative concepts and media art: research on innovative design strategies, new concepts, and prototype experiences for TV, theatre, and online video, including case studies and media artworks and performances.

KEY FACTS:

• Submission deadline: 30 March 2018 (12:00pm PT)
• Doctoral consortium papers should use the regular SIGCHI paper format
• Submissions must be made via the PCS Submission System
• Notification: 30 April 2018
• Submissions between 2-4 pages (including references)
• Accepted contributions will be published in the Adjunct Proceedings indexed in ACM digital library

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM PAPERS

Submissions should describe PhD research that is at a stage where feedback from the international interactive TV/Media community might be of value. Thus, it is expected that students who will submit papers should have specified the research problems that their work will address, and have already made (or are close to making) their PhD research proposal. They should also have at least a year of work remaining to complete their PhD thesis.

Submissions are of a paper that should be between 2-4 pages (including references). The paper should be in regular SIGCHI paper format. They should be well organised and structured in a way that demonstrates the links between the concepts presented, and they should clearly specify:

  • A real world problem that relates to and motivates the PhD
  • The concrete research problem(s) that the (proposed) PhD is addressing and how this fits into the bigger picture of other research that addresses the real world problem
  • The aims and objectives of the research
  • The methods used to achieve the objectives and the proposed solution(s), including a brief description of work done so far and a tentative plan for future work
  • The main contribution(s) of the research to interactive TV/media experiences and justification why the contribution will lead to a PhD

If you require any support in the preparation of your contribution due to mentoring requests, please get in touch with our Inclusion and Accessibility Chairs (inclusion@tvx2018.com).

STUDENT TRAVEL GRANTS

1. The SIGCHI Student Travel Grant (SSTG) for TVX (Deadline: 1 November, 2017)

The SIGCHI Student Travel Grant (SSTG) program is first intended to enable students who lack other funding opportunities to attend SIGCHI sponsored or co-sponsored conferences. Detailed information about how to apply is available here

https://sigchi.org/conferences/student-travel-grants/student-travel-grant/

2. Gary Marsden Student Development Fund for TVX (Deadline: 15th November 2017 and around February & May 2018)

In order to better support students from and currently based in developing countries pursuing HCI/UX, ACM SIGCHI Gary Marsden Student Development Fund now covers all HCI relevant conferences and SIGCHI sponsored summer/winter schools. The purpose is to support growth of HCI in developing worlds by sponsoring SIGCHI student members who are postgraduate students from and currently based in developing countries to attend HCI relevant events. In the last two years, 36 students from around the world were awarded by the fund. For more information about applying for the funding, please see the fund guidelines: https://sigchi.org/2017/01/gary-marsden-student-development-fund/

3. “Hanyang” University’s Travel Funds for TVX2018 (Deadline: 1 March 2018)   

The host University of ACM TVX 2018, Hanyang University, specially supports Asian postgraduate students to apply for participating TVX2018 taking place at Seoul, Korea. Two students who will be accepted for the papers, demo, doctoral consortium presentation will be selected for the eligibility of the fund. It includes a return airfare and registration fee supports. Applications should be directed to hryu@hanyang.ac.kr (Hokyoung Ryu, A General Chair of TVX2018)

CONTACT THE DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM CHAIRS

Please contact the chairs through the email address: dc@tvx2018.com

Marianna Obrist (University of Sussex, UK)

Carlos Velasco (BI Norwegian Business School, Norway)