Call for papers /

Following the successful series of PATCH workshops, PATCH 2017 will be again the meeting point between state of the art cultural heritage research and personalization – using any kind of technology, while focusing on ubiquitous and adaptive scenarios, to enhance the personal experience in cultural heritage sites. The workshop is aimed at bringing together researchers and practitioners who are working on various aspects of cultural heritage and are interested in exploring the potential of state of the art of mobile technology (onsite as well as online) to enhance the CH visit experience. The expected result of the workshop is a multidisciplinary research agenda that will inform future research directions and hopefully, forge some research collaborations.
Topics (of interest) include (but are not limited to):

  • Navigation and personalized browsing in digital and physical cultural heritage collections
  • Recommendation strategies for CH
  • Adaptation strategies for text and non-verbal content in CH
  • NLG techniques for mobile user modeling in CH sites
  • Integration of virtual and physical collections
  • Ambient Cultural Heritage
  • Mobile museum guides & personal museum assistants
  • Context-aware information presentation in CH
  • Adaptive navigation and browsing in CH sites
  • Personalized museum guides
  • Interactive user interfaces for CH applications
  • Personalization for group of visitors to CH sites
  • Personalization for collective CH information authoring and management
  • Creativity and collaboration support in CH
  • Personalization across the whole of a person's digital ecosystem
  • Long term personalization.
  • IoT and Cultural Heritage
  • The cloud and CH
  • Living lab in museum
  • The use of robots in museums
  • Augmented Reality for Cultural Heritage
  • Gestural interfaces for Cultural Heritage applications
  • 3D and virtual reality for CH
  • Community mapping for CH information sharing


Page limits: Long papers ­ 6 pages including references; Short pages: 4 pages including references; Position paper/Demo paper 2 pages including references.
Note that the references do not count towards page limits. Papers that exceed the page limits or formatting guidelines will be returned without review.
Submissions should be single blinded, i.e. authors names should be included in the submissions.
Papers must be formatted using the ACM SIG CHI proceedings template: (the paper format, not the extended abstract format).
All papers should be submitted in PDF format via the online submission system. (
An international panel of experts will review all submissions. Demos need to provide links to the systems presented. Work that has already been published should not be submitted unless it introduces a significant addition to the previously published work.

Important dates:

  • April 20, 2017: Submission deadline (23:59 PM Hawaiian time)
  • May 20, 2017: Notification deadline (23:59 PM Hawaiian time)
  • May 28, 2017: Camera-Ready deadline (23:59 PM Hawaiian time)