Background

The primary goal of this workshop is to gather researchers and practitioners from different fields, e.g., user interaction, arts and heritage curation, interface design, user modeling and personalization, in order to showcase novel applications and discuss opportunities that grow from the connections between users and multimedia systems in the cultural heritage domain. Special emphasis is placed on mobile, personalized and context aware cultural heritage information delivery using a range of new and emerging types of devices.

The call for proposals has been published early November.

Background

The rapid development of information technologies and the Internet has enabled memory organizations, such as museums, archives and libraries, to provide access to their collections online and ubiquitously, and thus attract wider audiences than those that visit the physical museums. Various trends on the social web allow for users not only to be passive consumers, but also active participants. Additionally, personalization capitalizes on a user-centered intelligent interactive information exchange between websites or mobile guide systems and visitors. In this way the museum monologue turns into a dialogue, and personalization provides opportunities for a new communication strategy based on a continuous process of interaction, collaboration, learning and adaptation between the museum and its visitors.

Given these developments and trends, it is critical forĀ  memory institutions to know their visitors (users), and provide personalized interactive methods and systems for accessing their collections and services, both online and in physical space. Multimedia information systems (such as interactive tours, visualizations and search engines) are now positioned centrally in a shared information space consisting of (1) digitized artifacts (2) the social web (3) and links between them. Personalization in multimedia information systems can improve the experience of visitors by assisting them in finding appropriate starting points, and in discovering new relevant information. Critically, these systems must become intelligent, so that they are able to adaptively act, react, respond and learn intelligently from user interactions. This workshop investigates three timely and interrelated issues relevant to the domains of both intelligent user interaction and cultural heritage:

– Mobile, personalized and context aware cultural heritage information delivery – using mobile devices, large displays, projectors embedded in the environment and new technologies including Google Glass.

– Grow existing knowledge with new knowledge – Explore methods and tools to capture knowledge resulting from interactions between users (collective intelligence), professionals and collection artifacts, and interaction between users and different (intelligent systems) collecting information about them

– Extend contexts of use – Appropriation of digitized artifacts from memory organizations outside the traditional museum and research context for both visitors and professionals

1 thought on “Background”

  1. You have a great site and mission here! I’m glad to have found it–and I think we may be able to help one another–because I’m literally addressing your two primary challenges in my dissertation.

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