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ACM Logo The research area of Interactive Digital Television is in the midst of a significant revival. Unlike the first generation of digital TV which focused on producer concerns and limited to (re)distribution the current generation of interactive digital TV research is closely linked to the role of the user in selecting, producing and distributing content.

This special issue includes the following papers:

(Guest Editorial)
Human-Centered Television: Directions on Interactive Digital Television Research (ACM DL)
Pablo Cesar, Dick C.A. Bulterman, and Luiz Fernando Gomes Soares

Interactive TV narratives: Opportunities, progress, and challenges (ACM DL)
Marian Ursu, Maureen Thomas, Ian Kegel, Mika Tuomola, Inger Lindstedt, Terrence Wright, Doug Williams, Andra Leurdijk, Vilmos Zsombori, Julia Sussner, Ulf Myrestam, and Nina Hall

GridCast: Improving Peer Sharing for P2P VoD (ACM DL)
Bin Cheng, Lex Stein, Hai Jin, Xiaofei Liao, and Zheng Zhang,

Examining Presence and Lightweight Messaging in a Social Television Experience (ACM DL)
Crysta Metcalf, Gunnar Harboe, Joe Tullio, Noel Massey, Guy Romano, Elaine M. Huang, and Frank Bentley

Watch-and-Comment as a Paradigm toward Ubiquitous Interactive Video Editing (ACM DL)
Renan G. Cattelan, Cesar Teixeira, Rudinei Goluarte, and Maria da Graca C. Pimentel

The guest editors are:

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Special Issue on Human-Centered Television
(Volume 4, Issue 4, November 2008)