The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

CFP: 3rd International Workshop on Personalized Access to Cultural Heritage

3rd International Workshop on Personalized Access to Cultural Heritage
in conjunction with IUI2011 Conference (Palo Alto, CA | 13-16 February 2011)

http://www.cs.vu.nl/~laroyo/PATCH2011/


November 12, 2010: paper submission deadline
December 12, 2010: notification to authors
December 19, 2010: submission of camera-ready papers

Context
The rapid development of information technologies and the Internet has enabled cultural heritage and public organizations to provide access to their collections not only through physical displays but also online, and attract even wider audiences than those that visit the physical museums. Additionally, various trends on Web 2.0 allow for users not only to be passive consumers, but also active participants.

Personalization capitalizes on a user-centered intelligent interactive information exchange between museum websites or museum guide systems and visitors. The museum monologue turns into a dialog, and personalization enables a new communication strategy based on a continuous process of interaction, collaboration, learning and adaptation between the museum and its visitors. Personalization could improve the interaction and experience of visitors on museum websites and with museum guide systems by supporting visitors' navigation and assisting them in quickly finding an appropriate starting point, and in discovering new relevant information.

This workshop will focus on the specific challenges for personalization in the cultural heritage setting from the point of view of user interaction and visitor experience. It will investigate how the user interface - the contact point of visitors and systems - can become more intelligent by means of personalization. Overall, the workshop will aim at attracting presentations of novel ideas for addressing these challenges and the current state of the art in this field.

Submission form: http://www.cs.vu.nl/~laroyo/PATCH2011/

Organisers:
Lora Aroyo, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fabian Bohnert, Monash University, Australia.
Tsvi Kuflik, The University of Haifa, Israel.
Johan Oomen, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, The Netherlands.

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