IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference

CCNC’12 Workshop Proposal
Social Networks and TV (SNTV) 2012
Social Networks and Television: Toward Connected and Social Experiences

Social networking services are catalyzing a change in Television.Formerly a living-room staple, TV is moving to portable mobile devices as a connected and social experience.  In this workshop, weextrapolate from current disruptions in the TV industry to plot the next 5 years of how social networking, future internet technologies,and television will continue to redefine each other.  The last 4 years have shown us that TV is not a device or a technology or even specificcontent type anymore but a platform for innovation in media production, distribution and consumption.  Social networking serviceshave also transcended their original objectives to become platforms for innovation, providing their own real-time webs, mobileconnectivity, and multimedia distribution.  This workshop will address specific topics that relate to the creation and delivery of nextgeneration TV, future social networking services, novel social media applications for content distribution, connected and collaboratingdevices, content creation in a social context,  as well as community viewing challenges. The workshop will invite subject experts fortargeted topics to address social networking as the center of one’s converging media ecosystem.

Papers are selected based not only on their novel contribution, but also the clarity and quality of research topic outline and approach discussion. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE CCNC 2012 Conference Proceedings and in IEEE Xplore® providing authors fulfill the requirements described on the workshop webpage

Submissions shall be in the form of a 3 page extended abstract. The format of submissions is three pages in IEEE double column style (US letter 8.5" x 11"). Submissions must adhere to the IEEE conference proceedings template. Submissions are made using EDAS.

Templates are available online:

Important dates
● Submission deadline: September 26, 2011

● Notification of acceptance: October 1, 2011
● Camera ready submission: October 10, 2011
● Presentation: January 14, 2012

Each workshop participant shall present their research topic concisely, after which a (potentially longer) discussion will include peer and experts critique and guidance.

Workshop Chairs
Henry Holtzman, MIT Media Laboratory,
Marie-José Montpetit, MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics,
Eng Keong Lua, NYP/CMU,




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