4th International Workshop on Personal Access to Cultural Heritage (PATCH 2012)

4th International Workshop on Personal Access to Cultural Heritage (PATCH 2012)
Co-located with the 20th conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and
Personalization (UMAP 2012)
Montreal, Canada, July 16-20, 2012

Cultural heritage (CH) has traditionally been a privileged area for
personalization research. Visitors come to cultural heritage sites willing
to experience and learn new things, usually without a clear idea of what to
expect. CH sites are typically rich with objects and information, much more
than the visitor can absorb during a limited time of a visit. The challenge
is: can we provide an engaging experience for the ‘digital’, ‘mobile’ and
‘traditional’ museum visitors before, during and after a visit by exploiting
information from previous interactions on CH sites and elsewhere on the
ubiquitous Web. Further, an interesting problem to explore is can this kind
of support be a basis for maintaining a lifelong chain of personalized CH

Personalization could improve the interaction and experience of visitors
both on museum websites and with museum guide systems by supporting
visitors’ navigation and assisting them in quickly finding an appropriate
starting point, and in discovering new relevant information. In this
process, the museum systems consider visitors’ personal characteristics,
such as age, education, previous knowledge and experience (when available),
together with the visitors’ behavior, in order to improve access to the
collection and learning experiences, e.g. automatically adapting content
presentation using user preferences and interest profiles collecting
explicit user data from questionnaires or implicit data from monitoring
visitors’ activities.

While currently various museum initiatives already invite people to engage
with their collections online (e.g., Tate Modern, Powerhouse Museum), or
reach out via Social Web platforms, e.g., Flickr the Commons, Brooklyn
Museum on Facebook, augmented reality browser of Netherlands Architecture
Institute with Layar, personalization strategies for CH reside mainly in
research projects and experiments, e.g., PEACH, INTRIGUE, Kubadji, PIL,
CHIP, and PrestoPrime, and focus mainly on ad-hoc, within-session or -visit

The workshop will aim at building a research agenda for personalization in
CH where the abstract goal is to make the individual CH experience a link in
a chain of a lifelong CH experience, where it is built on past experience,
linked to daily life experience and provides the foundation for future

Topics of interest:
Personalized services and personalized information access and presentation
for Cultural Heritage, navigation and browsing in digital and physical
cultural heritage collections

· Navigation and browsing in digital and physical cultural heritage collections
· Recommendation strategies
· Adaptation strategies for text and non-verbal content
· NLG techniques for mobile user modeling
· Integration of virtual and physical collections
· Ambient Cultural Heritage
· Mobile museum guides & personal museum assistants
· Context-aware information presentation
· Adaptive navigation and browsing
· Personalized museum guides
· Interactive user interfaces
· Personalization for group of visitors

Important Dates
May 13, 2012 Submission deadline (23:59 PM Hawaiian time)
June 04, 2012 Notification of acceptance
June 18, 2012 Camera ready
July 16/17, 2012 Workshop

Paper Submissions
All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not
currently under review. Papers will be evaluated according to their
significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance
to the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to
attend the workshop.

We welcome the following types of contributions:
· Short (up to 6 pages) and full (up to 12 pages) research papers
will be reviewed by at least two independent referees.
· Demo papers (system demonstrations) and position statements should
not exceed 3 pages.

All submissions must be written in English and must be formatted according
to the information for LNCS authors: Information for LNCS Authors

Please submit your contributions electronically in PDF format to EasyChair

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