Social Interactive Television: Immersive Shared Experiences and Perspectives

Social Interactive Television: Immersive Shared Experiences and Perspectives

Pablo Cesar (CWI, The Netherlands), David Geerts (K. U. Leuven, Belgium) and Konstantinos Chorianopoulos (Ionian University, Greece)
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Release Date: May, 2009|Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 362
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-656-3
ISBN13: 9781605666563|ISBN10: 1605666564|EISBN13: 9781605666570
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Television, since its invention, has been considered to be a social link between people. Continually enhanced by innovation, the next frontier for this technological phenomenon will focus on the actual natural capabilities of the medium.

Social Interactive Television: Immersive Shared Experiences and Perspectives combines academic and industry research to provide the first publication of its kind to discuss the future emergence of experiences and services through interactive television. Concentrating on system and interaction design, as well as evaluation methods that focus on social experiences around interactive television, this book provides practitioners, academicians, researchers, and developers with the most relevant, current, and interesting findings on the topic.


The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Audience interaction with TV
  • Effects of broadcasting
  • Involving users in social TV development
  • Mobility in social TV
  • Online video as a social activity
  • Sociability heuristics
  • Social interactive television systems
  • Synchronized sharing of video
  • Television content enrichment and sharing
  • User cooperation in peer-to-peer television
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Television experience is a shared one, thus this book concentrates on systems, interaction design, and evaluation methods that focus on social experiences around digital media both in the living room and beyond.

– Pablo Cesar, CWI, The Netherlands
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Editor/Author Biographies
Pablo Cesar is a postdoctoral researcher at CWI (The National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science in the Netherlands) in Amsterdam. He received a Dr. Tech. degree (December 2005) from Helsinki University of Technology (Finland) and a M. Sc. degree (February 2002) from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain). Pablo Cesar has (co)authored over 40 articles (conference papers and journal articles) about multimedia systems and infrastructures, media sharing, interactive media, multimedia content modelling, and user interaction. He is, as well, involved in standardization activities (e.g., SMIL from W3C). He is co-editor of the TOMCCAP special issue “Human-Centred Television: Directions in Interactive Digital Television Research.” In addition, he was the general chair of the 5th European Interactive conference (EuroITV2007) and has given tutorials about Interactive Digital Television in prestigious conferences such as ACM Multimedia and WWW Conferences.
David Geerts has a master in Communication Science at the K.U.Leuven and a master in Culture and Communication at the K.U.Brussel. He leads the Centre for User Experience Research (CUO), part of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) as well as the Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology (IBBT), is involved in several research projects on user-centered design and evaluation, and is taking his doctor’s degree on Sociability of Interactive Television, with the purpose of developing guidelines and heuristics for designing and evaluating social television interfaces. He organized several workshops and SIGs at CHI2006, CHI2007 and CHI2008 and two workshops on Social Interactive Television at EuroITV2007 and EuroITV2008. David Geerts is co-founder of the Belgian chapter and program chair of EuroITV2009, the 7th European Interactive TV Conference.
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.
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Editorial Review Board

  • Nicolas Ducheneaut, Palo Alto Research Center, USA
  • Ian Kegel, BT Group Research & Venturing, UK
  • Newton Lee
  • James Lull, San Jose State University, USA
  • Kris Luyten, Hasselt University, Belgium
  • Anxo Cereijo Roibás, Vodafone Group Services Limited, UK
  • Daniel Salber, Joost Technologies, The Netherlands