5th International Workshop on Personalized Access to Cultural Heritage (PATCH 2012) was co-located with the ACM Multimedia 2012 Conference in Nara, Japan, 29 Oct – 2 Nov 2012. The primary goal of this workshop was to gather researchers and practitioners from different fields, e.g., multimedia retrieval, user interaction, arts and heritage curation, interface design and user modeling, in order to showcase novel applications and discuss opportunities that grow from the connections between users and multimedia systems in the cultural heritage domain.
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You can find all the presentations from the workshop at: http://patch2012mm.wordpress.com/program/ as well as life notes at http://bit.ly/patch2012
We are happy to announce that the programme committee has accepted 7 papers, covering various workshop topics. Authors come from various countries, including Poland, Canada, Netherlands, South-Korea, Greece, United States and Turkey.
We clustered the papers in three groups: (1) Semantically enriched digital collections; (2) Interface concepts for accessing online and on-site cultural heritage; and (3) Contextualized and context-aware navigation and browsing interfaces.
1. Semantically enriched digital collections
The first paper in this group, ‘Linked Television Heritage’ by Vassilis Tzouvaras et. al., reflects on the work executed by the EUscreen, connecting over 20 European television archives and makes them accessible through one portal. It describes a methodology for publishing the EUscreen dataset as Linked Open Data. The paper ‘Significance of Visual Interfaces in Institutional and User-Generated Databases with Category Structures’ by Alkim Almila Akdag Salah et. al., on the other hand, demonstrates how the data structure of two different visual platforms can de explored in novel ways. It discusses how text-based search combined with different type of visual enhanced browsing enhances data access, navigation, and reuse in these two radically different contexts.
2. Interface concepts for accessing online and on-site cultural heritage
The four papers featured in this group form a versatile collection of innovative interface concepts to engage users in digital cultural heritage. ‘Mobile Augmented Reality for Interpretation of Archaeological Sites’ by Rozhen Mohammed-Amin discuses novel ways to support interpretation by visitors to historic sites by using augmented reality (AR). The paper describes the design of Arbela Layers Uncovered (ALU), a mobile Augmented Reality system for the ancient site of Arbela, Iraq. ‘Augmented Reality for Virtual Renovation’ by Liraz Mor et. al. presents guidelines for creating augmented reality content for an historic museum. The case study in the Banff Park Museum is especially interesting due to the fact its mandate dictates that neither physical space nor its exhibit can be changed. Here too, augmented reality is used to enrich the visitor experience. An interesting context and perspective is presented in ‘New Media Heritage Place for the Unification of South and North Korea’ by Gi Sook Oh et. al. where the authors discuss the design concept behind ‘Space-38’ – a media heritage place for unification of South and North Korea. To enable personalized experience, ‘Space-38’ provides personal contents to each individual visiting the place. Finally, in ‘Attracting Individuals and Crowds with Multimedia and Virtual Artifact During Museum at Night’, Ewa Lukasik describes a project, where a historical clavichord is presented together with its fully operational virtual replica demonstrated on a multi-touch screen.
3. Contextualized and context-aware navigation and browsing interfaces
Lotte Baltussen et. al. in ‘Antiques Interactive’ describe a demonstrator that automatically links archive content from television broadcasts in the context of enriching the experience of users watching the broadcast.
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After several requests, the organisers decided to extend the deadline to Sunday July 8!
We are happy to announce that the Call for Proposals for PATCH2012MM is now open. Deadline for submissions is July 1st, 2012.
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