Call for Papers: Data-driven Personalisation of Television Content

Guest Editors

Lyndon J B Nixon, MODUL University, Austria (

Jeremy Foss, Birmingham City University, UK (

Vasileios Mezaris, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece (

Aims and scope

Television content is no longer consumed only via traditional, linear TV broadcasting. In fact, recent surveys have shown that 6 out of 10 people would rather watch online videos than television, and 78% of people do watch online videos every week. Legacy content creation and distribution workflows need to adapt to multi-channel publication of individually personalised media assets.

The aim of this Special Issue is to address the increasing importance and relevance of richly granular and semantically expressive data about TV and immersive audiovisual content in the media value chain. Such data needs software, specifications, standards and best practices for extraction, modelling and management before it can be meaningfully reused in new, innovative services for TV or other immersive audiovisual settings (e.g. 360° video in AR or MR).

The topics of interest of the Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Content Understanding and Summarization (e.g. to provide highlights of a program according to a specific user, theme or channel)
  • Recommendation and Scheduling across Publication Channels (Broadcast, Streaming, Social Networks)
  • In-stream Personalisation of Content (both spatial and temporal modification of text, audio, video)
  • Personalised and adaptive presentation for various media experiences, including user-user or network-user delivery using interworking media presentation formats

Important dates

Manuscript submission deadline: September 15, 2021

Decision notification: November 30, 2021

Author revisions due (if applicable): January 15, 2022

Final decision notification: February 15, 2022

Submission Guidelines

Authors should prepare their manuscript according to the journal's Submission Guidelines at Submit manuscripts to: Select the title of the special issue as the article type or when asked if the article is for a special issue.

Papers submitted to this special issue must be original and must not be under consideration for publication in any other journal or conference. Extensions of previously-published work may be submitted only if the new submission introduces substantially new content. The manuscripts will be peer-reviewed strictly following the reviewing procedures. All submitted papers will be evaluated on the basis of relevance, significance of contribution, technical quality, scholarship, and quality of presentation, by at least three independent reviewers. The papers must be written in English and must not exceed 30 pages (single column, double space, 12 pt font, including figures, tables, and references).