Workshop on Present and Future of Software Graphics Architectures for Interactive Television

in conjunction with

4th European Interactive TV Conference (EUROITV 2006)

Athens, Greece, May 25-26, 2006

Introduction Scope Topics Submission Deadlines Participants Organizer


The workshop on Present and Future of Software Graphics Architectures for Interactive Television is organized in conjunction with the 4th European Interactive TV Conference (EUROITV 2006), in Athens (Greece), on May 25-26, 2006. This workshop aims to gather researchers (both from academia and industry) in the field of graphics and interaction focusing on the digital television use case.


DTV receivers are starting to show a decent maturity level and its market penetration is continually increasing (e.g., Italy, Finland, UK, and Korea). A number of Multimedia Home Platform (MHP) compliant receivers exist and regional standardization initiatives have joined their forces by creating the Globally Executable MHP (GEM) standard. Still, a number of questions regarding the graphics engine and the interactive capabilities of next-generation receivers arise from both the research community and the industry. Some of these research areas include: WWW convergence, 3D graphics support, and other standards integration (e.g., MHEG and MPEG-4). In addition, other output devices (e.g., HDTV and wall size screens) and television in other devices (e.g., handheld devices) are emerging issues. Finally, the open source community has been very active, producing quality software for digital television (e.g., DirectFB, LinuxTV, MythTV, KaxTV and Kaffeine, MHP4free, XletView, and OpenMHP). The target of this workshop is to gather relevant researchers in the area in order to understand and formalize the problem beneath. In addition, the workshop should describe the state of the art and develop an agenda for the future.


The papers submitted to the workshop should be related to latest developments in graphics and interactive capabilities of digital television receivers. Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:

Submission of Position Papers

Papers should be prepared according to the EUROITV 2006 requirements. The page length is two pages.

The final paper that is going to be published in the conference proceedings will be based on the aggregation of the position papers. They must be written in English and submitted electronically in PDF format to:

Pablo Cesar
P.S.Cesar at




This workshop is organized by Pablo Cesar
CWI (The National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science in The Netherlands)
P.O. Box 94079
NL-1090 GB Amsterdam
Phone: +31 (0)20 592 4333
e-mail: P.S.Cesar at

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