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PATCH 2014 : Personalized Access to Cultural Heritage – The Future of Experiencing Cultural Heritage


When Feb 24, 2013 - Feb 24, 2013
Where Haifa, Israel
Submission Deadline TBD
Categories    museums   heritage   interaction   multimedia

Call For Papers

Call for Papers - PATCH’2014 – The Future of Experiencing Cultural Heritage, Haifa, Israel. February 24, 2014

The 7th International Workshop on Personalized Access to Cultural Heritage (PATCH 2014) will be this year co-located with the Intelligent User Interfaces Conference ( IUI is the annual meeting of the intelligent interfaces community and serves as the principal international forum for reporting outstanding research and development on intelligent user interfaces. It takes place in Haifa, Israel on 24 February 2014. Next to the full research papers, we also encourage submissions of position papers, short papers and demonstrations to enable active discussion of the open challenges and issues in this area of research. For more details check PATCH2014 webpage:

The PATCH workshop series ( is the meeting point between state of the art cultural heritage and personalization research – using technology to enhance the personal experience in cultural heritage applications. We aim at building a research agenda for personalization in cultural heritage in order to make the individual cultural heritage experience a link in a chain of a lifelong cultural heritage experience which builds on past experience, is linked to daily life and provides the foundation for future experiences. The workshop aims to be multi-disciplinary. It is intended for researchers, practitioners, developers and students of information and communication technologies (ICT), cultural heritage domains, e.g. museums, archives, libraries, and more, and personalization.


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 smart, 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

Call for papers

Besides the full research papers, we also encourage submissions of position papers, short papers and demonstrations to enable active discussion of the open challenges and issues in this area of research. We invite submissions of work at all stages of development that address any aspects of personalization in the cultural heritage domain, e.g., papers which describe work in progress, empirical results, position statements, and demonstrations of existing systems.

An extended abstract of the workshop will be included in the ACM Digital Library for IUI 2014.

Paper submissions should follow the general ACM Multimedia submission guidelines and must comply with the formatting instructions:

Full papers: max. 10 pages
Position papers: max. 4 pages
Short papers: max. 4 pages
Demo papers: max. 4 pages
All papers should be submitted in PDF format via the online submission system. (

An international panel of experts will review all submissions.

Demos need to provide links to the systems presented. Work that has already been published should not be submitted unless it
introduces a significant addition to the previously published work.

Important dates
Paper Submission: Dec 14, 2013
Author Notification: Jan 17, 2014
Camera-ready Version: Feb 10, 2014
Workshop: Feb 24, 2014

Cristina Gena - Università di Torino, Italy
Alan J. Wecker - University of Haifa, Israel
Johan Oomen - Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Netherlands
Lora Aroyo - VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contact chairs at:
Twitter: @PATCH_Workshop, #patch2014

Programme committee

Alan J. Wecker (University of Haifa)
Cristina Gena (Università di Torino)
Eero Hyvönen (Helsinki University of Technology)
Ivan Cantador (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Johan Oomen (Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision)
Joris Pekel (Europeana Foundation)
Dick van Dijk (Waag Society)
Liliana Ardissono (Università di Torino)
Lora Aroyo (VU University Amsterdam)
Otmar Moritsch (Technisches Museum Wien)
Raffaella Santucci (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)
Susan Hazan (Israel Museum)
Tsvi Kuflik (University of Haifa)

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