EuroITV 2012: An International Success

News from July 09, 2012

After three exciting days of listening to talks, watching demos, networking and celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the 2012 European Interactive TV conference – EuroITV’12 hosted by Fraunhofer FOKUS has come to an end. The conference continued its tradition of being the premier forum for researchers and practitioners in the area of interactive TV and video to share their insights on systems and enabling technologies, human computer interaction as well as media and economic studies.
After three exciting days of listening to talks, watching demos, networking and celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the 2012 European Interactive TV conference – EuroITV'12 hosted by Fraunhofer FOKUS has come to an end. The conference continued its tradition of being the premier forum for researchers and practitioners in the area of interactive TV and video to share their insights on systems and enabling technologies, human computer interaction as well as media and economic studies.

The call for papers attracted 91 full and short paper submissions from Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. The program committee accepted 31 papers that cover a variety of topics, including cross-platform experiences, leveraging social networks, novel gesture based interaction techniques, accessibility, media consumption, content production and delivery optimization. In addition, the program included keynote speeches by Janet Murray (Georgia Tech) on Emerging Storytelling Structures and Olga Khroustaleva & Tom Broxton (YouTube) on supporting the ecosystem of YouTube. We did have more than 160 registered participants from 31 different countries. Checkout videos, photos, papers and presentations at www.euroitv2012.org.

Our media partner IPTV-Anbieter.info interviewed general chair Stefan Arbanowski. Stefan Arbanowski emphasized the relevance of EuroITV'12 for industry, science and standardization committees like W3C, OIPF or HbbTV. To find out more on the subject, read the interview with Stefan Arbanowski at IPTV-Anbieter.info.