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UP-TO-US 2012 : Workshop UP-TO-US (User-Centric Personalized TV ubiquitOus and secUre Services)


When Jul 4, 2012 - Jul 4, 2012
Where Berlin - Germany
Submission Deadline May 5, 2012
Notification Due May 25, 2012
Final Version Due May 30, 2012
Categories    recommendation   IPTV   personalization   context-awareness

Call For Papers


Workshop UP-TO-US: User-Centric Personalized TV ubiquitOus and secUre Services

July 4th, 2012
Berlin, Germany

Held in con-junction with the 10th EuroiTV 2012 Conference.

**** Paper Registration Deadline --- May 5th, 2012 ****


The advances in digital TV technology enable a new model for service
provisioning, moving from traditional broadcaster-centric TV services to
a new user-centric TV model. This new model will allow users not only to
access new services and functionalities from their providers, based upon
their profiles and contexts, but also to become active parts in the
content personalization through contributing in building their dynamic
profiles. This TV model is promising in allowing enriched TV smart and
targeting services for end-users (while enhancing users’ interaction
with the IPTV system and the Quality of Experience (QoE) which in turn
increases users’ satisfaction and services acceptability) and a revenue
system for broadcasters based on personalized advertising methods, as
well as new business opportunities for network operators and service
providers. Advanced and enriched content personalization is still in its
infancy lacking the real-time consideration of each user context and the
context of his environments (network and devices) while preserving
users’ privacy.

UP-TO-US workshop will be held in con-junction with EuroiTV 2012
conference (on July 4^th 2012 in Berlin, Germany) aims at bringing
together academia and industry to present and discuss the recent
advances and novel aspects of technology including network
architectures, services platforms, and user equipments to help creating
pathways for the development of solutions for TV services
personalization over different TV systems.

The workshop will include a keynote session, a session for an invited
presentation on the Celtic UP-TO-US European project, two sessions for
selected papers presentation, and a brainstorming/panel discussion
session that would end the workshop .

The solicited topics for presentation and exchange in the workshop include:

-Architectures and protocols for personalized TV services management and delivery.
-Advanced technologies for TV personalization including context-awareness, content
recommendation and content adaptation.
-Quality of Experience (QoE) management.
-Use-cases and business models for actors in the digital TV delivery chain
-Monetization of content and possible business models among different actors.
-Traffic optimization techniques including Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)
-Content-centric networking: caching, distribution, load balancing.
-Enhanced nomadic services access as well as services continuity.
-User profile management.
-Privacy management.

9:30 - 9:45 Workshop Opening
9:45 - 10:30 Keynote speech related to the workshop subject
10:30 - 12:00 Morning session for the selected papers
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 14:00 Presentation on the UP-TO-US Celtic Project
14:00 - 15:30 Afternoon session for the selected papers
15:30 - 15:45 Break
15:45 - 17:15 Brainstorming Session/Panel Discussion
17:15 Workshop wrap-up

The workshop aims to discuss the different contributions from academia
and industry on enriched TV personalization through two sessions for
selected papers to be published in the workshop proceedings. A keynote
session is also planned at the beginning of the workshop by an expert on
the domain aiming to highlight the different technical challenges for TV
personalization and the possible ways to resolve them.A presentation
will be also given on the ongoing Celtic project (UP-TO-US project)
which focuses on the problem of enriched IPTV services personalization
and thus aiming to disseminate among the participants the different
works done and discuss the possible exchange with other projects in
Europe working in related subjects. A Brainstorming Session (or a sort
of Panel Discussion) is also planned to allow more interaction and
exchange among the participants, where a Poster could be developed at
the end of the session summarizing the different exchange. To stimulate
the interaction among the participants, the PAPSA (Perception, Analyze,
Production, Selection, Application) method is a good candidate method
with also a possibility of creating two focus groups amongthe
participants (depending on the number of participants) making an
exchange intra-group first then inter-group.

Workshops Chairs

Professor Maria Calderon
University of Carlos III in Madrid (UC3M), Spain

Dr. Hassnaa Moustafa
Senior Research Engineer at Orange Labs, France

Dr. Marek Dabrowski
Expert in Telecom Poland

Technical Program Committee Chair

Professor Hossam Afifi
Telecom Sud Paris, France

Technical Program Committee members

Sherali Zeadally, University of District of Columbia, Washington DC, USA
Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute-Alsace, France
Ken Chen, Paris 13 University, France
Oscar Martinez Bonastre, University of Miguel Hernandez (UMH), Spain
Ali Begen, Cisco, USA
Xavier Anguera, Telefonica, Spain
Makram Bouzid, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France
Noelia de la Pena, Full On Net (FON), Spain
Raúl Varela Izquierdo, Ericsson Network Services, Spain
Hervé Brutin, Marben Products, France
Peter Stadlmann, IP-Austria, Austria
Daniel Molina, Paradigma Tecnológico, Spain
Ignacio Soto, UC3M, Spain
Wassim Haddad, Ericsson, USA
Eugen Mikoczy, Slovak Telecom, Slovakia
Marie-Jose Montpetit, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
Yiting Liao, Intel Labs, Oregon, USA
Enrique de Miguel Ilarri, Vmodal, Spain
Federico Alvarez, University of Madrid (UPM), Spain
Petros Daras, Informatics and Telematics Institute (IT), Greece

Publication Chairs

Silvia Bastos Molares, Vmodal, Spain
Rodrigo Illera Camargo, Gesfor, Spain

Brainstorming Session Chairs

Jacky Forestier, Orange Labs
Carles Fernandez, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (OUC), Spain

-Paper Submissions: 5th May 2012

-Notification on Submissions: 25th May 2012

-Camera-ready papers submissions for accepted papers: 30th May 2012

-Workshop Date: 4th July 2012

-Early Registration: 25th May 2012

All submissions must be in English and in either PDF or postscript
format. Papers should be formatted using the ACM guidelines
( stated in
the EuroITV 2012 main program. The submissions will be reviewed by at
least two PC members and will be judged on the basis of their clarity,
relevance, originality, contribution, and interest to the workshop
participants. Authors should send their papers to
with copy to,

Authors of accepted papers are required to register for the workshop and
present their papers at the workshop in order for the paper to be
included in the proceedings. These papers will be published in the
EuroITV 2012 Adjunct Proceedings. Participants will have two sessions to
present their papers and the rest of the day will be used to discuss in
a brainstorming session to summarize the state of the technology
presented. A special issue of an appropriated journal to publish revised
and extended versions of selected best papers is pending.

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