Together with our friends from the HRadio project and BBC R&D, MARCONI will organise the first workshop on Interactive Radio Experiences at the ACM International Conference for Interactive Experiences for Television and Online Video (TVX). The conference will be held in Manchester, UK in June 2019.
Nowadays, radio shows are much more than a linear broadcast feed - they're all about user engagement. At the same time, many users are no longer only connected to a radio station brand through the linear broadcast channel, but also through digital platforms, and interaction through social media is becoming ever more important. Digital services enable broadcasters and users to customise the radio experience. Radio is thus a medium embedded in a context of social media, interaction and personalisation. For this reason, radio is not only about audio, but also about the text, image and video content exchanged through these interactions.
Despite the increasingly interactive nature of the radio experience, this topic has been neglected so far at TVX and other conferences addressing interactive media. This workshop thus aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working on tools, services and applications enabling interactive radio experiences.
The workshop invites short papers and industry presentations, and will include an interactive discussion session to identify future research challenges related to interactive radio experiences.
For more information on the workshop and the call for papers go to: https://www.projectmarconi.eu/calendar/interactive-radio-experiences
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