You can submit your work in different categories, depending on the public you want to reach, or the kind of work you are reporting. When presenting research, you can submit a full paper, short paper, poster or demo. If you're interested in teaching or learning, you can submit a workshop proposal, tutorial proposal, or as PhD student you can take part in the doctoral consortium. For business oriented work, you can submit a case study to the "iTV in Industry" track.

Submission information:

  • All submissions should follow the ACM guidelines (download Word template - instructions when using LaTeX →).
  • Only full and short papers will be published in the main proceedings and the ACM Digital Library, all other submissions will be published in the adjunct proceedings.


Calls & dates
Type Pages Anonymised Deadline Open/closed
Tutorials 2 no 7 November 2008 Closed
Workshops 2 no 7 November 2008 Closed
Full Papers 8-10 yes 23 December 2008 Closed
Short Papers 4 yes 6 February 2009 Closed
Posters 4 yes 6 February 2009 Closed
Demos 2 no 6 February 2009 Closed
Doctoral Consortium 4 no 22 February 2009 Closed
iTV in industry 1 no 19 March 2009 Closed
Arts program 1 no 10 April 2009 Closed

Track descriptions

New this year is the introduction of three academic subtracks to submit your work to: "Human-Computer Interaction", "Media, Social and Economic Studies" and "Systems and Enabling Technologies". When submitting your full paper, short paper, or poster, you can choose which subtrack it fits best into.

Below you will find the descriptions of the different academic tracks. For each paper (full and short) and poster submission, you will have to choose which track to submit to. Each track has a different subcommittee for reviewing your work, consisting of researchers specialized in this domain. If your work could fall under more than one track, choose the track which is the primary focus of your work and of which you feel that committee is best placed to review your work.

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)

In this track, the primary focus is on how people interact with interactive television and how interactive television applications can be designed to make this interaction as successful as possible. Topics include user studies, interface and interaction design and evaluation of iTV applications and controls.

Media, social and economic studies

This track deals with interactive television development, usage, policy and business strategy from an interdisciplinary social science perspective. We focus in particular on understanding how innovation and transition in television technology and services relates to viewing practices and changes among producers, content, formats, audiences and users. Topics will be typically situated in fields like media and communication studies, sociology, economics and digital media marketing.

Systems and Enabling Technologies

This track focuses on innovative systems and technologies (e.g., prototypes, software, protocols, data formats, and standards) that facilitate enhanced interactive TV experiences. Topics include systems and technologies for ambient media environments, mobile TV, multimodal interaction, electronic program guides, personalization, and so on.

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