Tsvi Kuflik tsvikak at is.haifa.ac.il
Sat Mar 9 07:42:00 EST 2019

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The 10th International Workshop on Personalized Access to Cultural Heritage
(PATCH 2019), co-located with ACM UMAP 2019, 9-12th June 2019 at Larnaca,



Abstract and Topics

Following the successful series of PATCH workshops, PATCH 2019 will be again
the meeting point between state of the art cultural heritage (CH) research
and personalization research. 

For those using any kind of technology, while focusing on ubiquitous and
adaptive scenarios, to enhance the personal experience in CH sites. 

The workshop is aimed at bringing together researchers and practitioners who
are working on various aspects of CH and are interested in exploring the
potential of state of the art of mobile and personalized technology (onsite
as well as online) to enhance the CH visit experience. 

The expected result of the workshop is a multidisciplinary research agenda
that will inform future research directions and hopefully, forge some
research collaborations. 


Topics (of interest) include, but are not limited to:

* Adaptive navigation  and personalized browsing in digital and physical CH

* Recommendation strategies for CH

* Adaptation strategies for text and non-verbal content in CH

* NLG techniques for mobile user modeling in CH sites

* Integration of virtual and physical collections

* Ambient CH

* Mobile museum guides & personal museum assistants

* Context-aware information presentation in CH

* Interactive user interfaces for CH applications

* Personalization for group of visitors to CH sites

* Personalization for collective CH information authoring and management

* Creativity and collaboration support in CH

* Session-based recommendation for short-term CH personalization

* IoT and CHe

* The cloud and CH

* Living labs in museums

* Robots in museums

* Augmented Reality for CH

* Gestural interfaces for CHapplications

* 3D and virtual reality for CH

* Community mapping for CH information sharing

* Analysis of behaviour patterns to improve CH recommendation

* Conversational agents for CH 

* Accessible personalized CH


CH has traditionally been a privileged area for personalization research.
Visitors come to CH sites willing to experience and learn new things,
usually without a clear idea of what to expect. CH sites are typically rich
in objects and information; much more than the visitor can absorb during the
limited time of a visit. There are two main challenges: Firstly, can we
support CH exploration for first-time and anonymous visitors, taking into
account that many people access cultural sites only once, or they interact
with digital services anonymously? Secondly, when it is possible to track
users over time, can we provide an engaging experience for the 'digital',
'mobile' and 'traditional' CH visitors before, during and after a visit by
exploiting information from previous interactions on CH sites and elsewhere
on the ubiquitous Web. Further, an interesting problem to explore is whether
this kind of support can be a basis for maintaining a lifelong chain of
personalized CH experiences. This is true, not only in "traditional" CH
sites, but also in cities, which reflect the varied history of mankind and
are rich of places and objects representing shared values for the
population, to be preserved and valorized. Actually modern urban planning
shows an avalanche of varying initiatives focused on creative urban
development. Consequently, it has become fashionable to regard cultural
expressions like arts, festivals, exhibitions, media, design, digital
expression and research as signposts for urban individuality and identity
and departures for a new urban cultural industry. 

Specifically regarding the first challenge, a lot of information about
general user behavior can be acquired by mining previous visitors'
interactions and this can help the development of session-based
personalization techniques which can be applied to first-time visitors. 



Page limits: Long papers 6 pages excluding references; 

             Short papers 4 pages excluding references; 

             Position paper/Demo papers 2 pages excluding references.

Papers that exceed the page limits or formatting guidelines will be returned
without review.

Submissions should be single blinded, i.e. authors names should be included
in the submissions.

Papers must be formatted using the ACM SIG Standard (SIGCONF) proceedings


All papers should be submitted in PDF format via the online submission


An international panel of experts will review all submissions.

Demos need to provide links to the systems presented. Work that has already
been published 

should not be submitted unless it introduces a significant addition to the
previously published work.

Important dates:

March 13, 2019: Submission deadline (23:59 PM Hawaiian time)

March  26, 2019: Notification deadline (23:59 PM Hawaiian time)

April 3, 2019: Camera-Ready deadline (23:59 PM Hawaiian time)


Workshop organizers

Liliana Ardissono (liliana.ardissono at unito.it)

Cristina Gena (cristina.gena at unito.it)

Tsvi Kuflik (tsvikak at is.haifa.ac.il)

Noemi mauro (noemi.mauro at unito.it)

Program Committee

Liliana Ardissono - University of Turin, Italy

Keith Cheverst - The University of Lancaster, UK

Rossana Damiano- University of Turin, Italy  

Eyal Dim - the University of Haifa, Israel

Cristina Gena - University of Turin, Italy

Susan Hazan - Israel Museum, Israel

Tsvi Kuflik - the University of Haifa, Israel 

Leo Iaquinta - So.Co.In. System, Italy

Joel Lanir - the University of Haifa, Israel

Vincenzo Lombardo - University of Turin, Italy 

Pasquale Lops - University of Bari, Italy

Noemi Mauro - University of Turin, Italy

Elena Not- FBK-irst, Italy

Fabio Paterno - ISTI-C.N.R. Pisa, Italy

Giovanni Semeraro - University of Bari, Italy

Julia Sheidin - The University of Haifa

Oliviero Stock - FBK-irst, Italy

Alan Wecker - the University of Haifa, Israel

Massimo Zancanaro - FBK-irst, Italy  




Tsvi Kuflik, PhD.

 Professor of Information Systems

  Co-chair of the Digital Humanities BSc program,

  Information Systems department,

  The University of Haifa

  Email:  <mailto:tsvikak at is.haifa.ac.il> tsvikak at is.haifa.ac.il

  Home page:  <https://sites.hevra.haifa.ac.il/tsvikak>

  Tel: +972 4 8288511

  Fax: +972 4 8288283


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