Call for Papers: Workshop on Social Mobile Video and Panoramic Video
* Stanford University
* Thursday, September 20th
* Organized by Stanford University (CA, USA) and University of Helsinki (Finland)
Increasingly pervasive smart phones that integrate high quality media capture devices, coupled with trends in social networking and participatory media, provide exciting new opportunities for making video narrations and video conversations as an integral component of distributed creative environments. The use of videos on Internet has grown significantly in the last few years because of YouTube, Vimeo and similar services. Growing number of education and research communities have started to use video in learning activities in new ways. According to Pea & Lindgren (2008) the use of “video are expanding from teachers simply showing videos to students to approaches where learners interact with, create, or comment on video resources as part of their knowledge-building activities”. For example, in Finland, 70% of children age 7 to 19 use YouTube daily.
It has been possible to create panoramic images using digital cameras or mobile phones and special software that stitches captured images into a panorama. Every computing platform has this kind of software available. However, panoramic video applications are known to most people only from amusement parks and science museums. The recording of panoramic video has typically required expensive recording and display technology. Recently, it has become possible to buy a low-cost add-on lens to smart phones for panoramic video recording, using the powerful computing now native to those phones. With these new capabilities, mobile panoramic video is already creating a cultural phenomena among its users.
THE AIMS OF THE WORKSHOP
- to study how people create stories, share and learn with mobile social media
- to investigate what genres of creative expression are emerging in mobile video platforms (e.g., storytelling, education, journalism, sports, tourism, concert sharing)
- to establish key research findings, emerging questions and priorities for panoramic mobile video
- to consider what new tools and capabilities will advance convivial user experiences with these media
- to critically consider copyright, fair use, and data privacy issues
- to build community around the topics of this workshop
- mobile video storytelling
- collaborative video creation
- mobile video for distributed learning
- panoramic video applications
- video augmented reality
- social gaming apps with mobile video
- location-aware mobile video applications
- innovative mobile video uses
- scaffolded (mobile) documentary production
- explanatory videos
- video communities of learning
- visual reporting using mobile video (e.g., journalism; human rights advocacy)
- methodologies and tools for user studies in mobile social video
EXTENDED ABSTRACTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
Extended abstracts and demonstrations should be between 1-2 pages and contain 500-800 words. They should describe the research problem, background, research questions, and the contribution to the workshop.
SUBMISSION DEADLINES AND KEY DATES
- 15st of August: extended abstracts and demonstrations
- 20th of August: notification of acceptance
- 20th of September: the workshop at Stanford
Email your submission to email@example.com in word or pdf.
Selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to a
journal special issue after the workshop.
Professor Roy Pea, Stanford University
Professor Jari Multisilta, University of Helsinki
Questions concerning the workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wallenberg Hall, fourth floor (GRand Central), 450 Serra Mall.