Interactive Digital Television: Technologies and Applications

Interactive Digital Television: Technologies and Applications

George Lekakos (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece), Konstantinos Chorianopoulos (Ionian University, Greece) and Georgios Doukidis (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: May, 2007|Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 378
ISBN13: 9781599043616|ISBN10: 1599043610|EISBN13: 9781599043630|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-361-6


The developments in digital television technology provide the unprecedented opportunity to drastically extend the role of television as a content delivery channel. E-health, e-commerce, e-government, and e-learning are only a few examples of value-added services provided over digital televisions infrastructures. These changes in the television industry challenge companies to adjust their strategies in order to meet the opportunities and threats in this new environment.

Interactive Digital Television: Techniques and Applications presents the developments in the domain of interactive digital television covering both technical and business aspects. This book focuses on analyzing concepts, research issues, and methodological approaches, presenting existing solutions such as systems and prototypes for researchers, academicians, scholars, professionals and practitioners.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

George Lekakos is an adjunct lecturer at the Department of Management Science and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece and a visiting lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus. He holds a BSc in mathematics (Greece), an MSc in software engineering (UK), and a PhD in intelligent media (Greece). His research interests include interactive television applications, digital content management, human-computer interaction, and machine learning with emphasis on the design of personalization algorithms. He has published more than 30 papers in international journals and conferences, and he is the editor of books and conference proceedings. He is a member of the EuroiTV steering committee and heads the Intelligent Media Lab group within the ELTRUN eBusiness Research Center. Since 1999 he has been involved in several European Commission funded research projects and he has been appointed as project reviewer by the European Commission and the General Secretariat of Research and Technology in Greece.
Konstantinos Chorianopoulos is a lecturer at the Department of Informatics at the Ionian University (Greece). He holds an MEng (Electronics and Computer Engineering, 1999) an MSc (Marketing and Communication, 2001), and a PhD (Human-Computer Interaction, 2004). During his studies and research, he has been affiliated with engineering, business, and applied arts universities. Since 1997, he has worked in four academic research labs (Greece, UK, Germany), which specialize in the areas of multimedia, e-commerce, intelligent systems and interaction design. He has participated in many EC-funded research projects in the field of human-computer interaction for information, communication and entertainment applications in TV, mobile, and situated computing devices. In 2002, he founded UITV.INFO, which is a newsletter and web portal for interactive television research resources (papers, theses), news and events. He is the main author of more than ten journal papers and he has lectured internationally (conferences, tutorials, seminars, guest lectures) on several aspects (design, engineering, science, art) of interactive TV. He is serving on the steering committee of the European Interactive TV organization and on the editorial boards of ACM Computers in Entertainment and of the Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting.
Georgios I. Doukidis is a professor of information systems in the Department of Management Science and Technology at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). He holds an MSc and PhD from the London School of Economics, where he taught in the Information Systems Department (1984-90). He is founder and director of the eBusiness Research Center of AUEB (ELTRUN) which is one of the largest in European Business Schools with 30 researchers and specializes on digital TV, supply-chain management, e-business models, digital marketing and IS management. He has published 14 books and more than 200 papers. His two latest books are: Social and Economic Transformation in the Digital Era (IGI Global, 2003) and Consumer Driven Electronic Transformation: Applying New Technologies to Enthuse Consumers (Springer-Verlag, 2004).