Given the interdisciplinary nature of the TVX conference, we call for submissions in a broad range of topics, with the goal of fostering discussion between the different areas. In particular, we encourage submissions that address content production, implementation/deployment of systems and infrastructures, design of novel interaction techniques and devices, exploration of interactive experiences for TV and online video, and reach out to business, design, and art strategies for inspiration.


  • Submission deadline: 12th January 2015 (11:00pm PT) (no deadline extension!)
  • Online submission: PCS submission system (closed)
  • Reviews sent to authors for rebuttal: February 25, 2015
  • Deadline author rebuttals: March 4, 2015
  • Notification: 12th March 2015
  • Camera-ready final deadline: 15th April 2015 (5:00pm PT)
  • Submission format: anonymized 8-10 page Full Paper or 4-6 page Short Paper in SIGCHI Papers format with 150 word abstract. Authors also must specify the area of the submission (out of the 8 areas) and keywords.
  • Selection process: Content is rigorously reviewed by members of the program committee and peer experts. The program committee may ask authors for specific changes as a condition of publication.
  • At the conference: oral presentation of the paper on 4th or 5th June 2015 (time slots to be announced).
  • Archives: Full and Short Papers are archived in the main conference proceedings, available on USB and in the ACM Digital Library.


This year we have decided to offer mentoring support from seasoned ACM TVX researchers and program committee members in order to assist those who need additional support in their submissions. Recipients of mentoring would typically be those who are submitting to ACM TVX for the first time, or those offering particularly novel submissions which may require additional support. Applications for mentoring are now closed.


When all notifications have been sent out, the guidelines for making your submission camera ready will be published here.

As part of our efforts towards inclusion and accessibility, we strongly encourage you to make your paper accessible. CHI2015 already has clear and excellent guidance as to the steps that you ought to take:


If you have prepared an accompanying video for your paper, please also make it accessible following the instructions outlined below and approved by ACM:

  • If possible, make captions available for your video in respect of any audio content provided.
  • Ensure that text and illustratory content are clear, using San-Serif Fonts (e.g. Arial, Tahoma, Trebucket). Please also ensure that red and green are not used together for diagrams and text, and aim to ensure as high a degree of contrast in relation to this content.
  • Try to ensure that your video complies with the standards for people with photosensitive epilepsy.
  • If your video does not comply with the aforementioned epilepsy standards, or contains content, which could be offensive or upsetting, please provide a warning (written and oral) at the beginning of the video so that potential viewers have an option not to view this content.
  • Please provide audio descriptions of key visual content. This is to assist some people with visual impairments follow the narrative of your video.

If you have any questions about this guidance, please get in touch with our accessibility chairs via


We solicit original submissions focusing, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Content production: research on traditional and novel content production paradigms for the new media landscape. Including cross-platform services, interactive and transmedia storytelling, and personalization (user modeling and adaptive user interfaces)
  • Systems & infrastructures: descriptions of the architecture, design, deployment, and evaluation of systems and infrastructures that support television and online video. Including delivery, transmission, and synchronization of media that leverages TV and online video experiences in a number of scenarios such as gaming, education, health care, etc.
  • Devices & interaction techniques: descriptions of the design, architecture, usage and evaluation of devices and interaction techniques (e.g., gestures, multi-sensory interaction) that enable a connected ecosystem of devices, creating valuable new capabilities for television and online video.
  • Experience design and evaluation: studies on how people interact with television and online video and how such systems should be designed to provide most engaging and novel user experiences. Including social and shared experiences in the interaction with television and online video.
  • Media studies: studies that try to understand consumption practices and changing behavior, including research on ethical, regulatory, and policy issues. Including novel mechanisms for evaluating the impact of television and online video, and audience measurements.
  • Data science and recommendations: descriptions of advanced computational systems based on content and/or user generated data to support collaborative filtering, interactive/synchronous environments, collective intelligence and crowd-sourcing, or location-based and context-aware applications and services.
  • Business models & marketing: research and practice around novel business models and marketing strategies for the new media landscape of television and online video. Studies around novel ways of advertisement models and strategies.
  • Innovative concepts and media art: research on innovative design strategies, new concepts, and prototype experiences for television and online video. Including case studies and media artworks and performances.

At TVX2015 we are taking a positive approach towards accessibility and inclusion. Thus we intend to host a session on topics within this particular remit (in the broadest sense). This could – for example – include new interfaces, accessibility guides, or investigations into the challenges within this space from different perspectives and within the main areas outlined above.

Accepted paper submissions will be published by ACM and indexed by the ACM Digital Library. All submissions should follow the ACM guidelines (see ACM format template).


All submitted papers should use the SIGCHI format and adhere to the following guidelines:

Double-blind Review: Please prepare your paper in a way that preserves anonymity of the authors, otherwise the paper will be immediately rejected. This includes removing authors’ names below the title, avoiding phrases such as “our previous work” when referring to earlier publications, removing acknowledgement information (e.g., co-workers and grant IDs) and providing links to websites that may identify the authors.

Selection criteria: Papers are expected to significantly contribute the field of TV and online video, based on the different areas. The contribution has to be original, novel and identify how it advances the state-of-the-art (citing the most appropriate references). The paper has to be clear, well written and structured, and easy to understand. Finally, the paper must detail the methodology used for answering the research questions, justify its adequacy, and ensure the validity of the presented results.

Originality: Material submitted to ACM TVX has to be original. By submitting a manuscript to the conference, the authors guarantee it has not been previously published, or accepted for publication, in substantially similar form. No paper containing significant overlap can be submitted to other conferences or journals during the review period. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure originality and failing to do so will result in automatic rejection. Please view the basic ACM policies (http://www.acm.org/publications/policies/prepub_eval and http://www.acm.org/publications/policies/sim_submissions/) and be advised to revise beyond them; these are subjective measures left to the interpretation and judgement of the reviewers and committee members.


For further details please visit get in touch with the Program Chairs:

Frank Bentley, Yahoo Labs, USA
Christian Timmerer, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria