Adaptation to TV delays based on the user behaviour towards a cheating-free second screen entertainment

Rui Neves Madeira, Pedro Centieiro, Nuno Correia

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Recent advances in technology created new opportunities to enhance TV personalization, providing viewers with individualized ways to watch TV and to interact with its content. Second screen applications are promising vehicles to enhance the viewers’ experiences, but researchers need to take into account the effect that the TV delay has on viewers, in particular when watching broadcasted live events. In this paper, we propose a software-based solution to deal with TV delays. It is mainly directed for a gaming context in which the user has the means to control the synchronisation between the second screen application and the TV content. Taking this scenario into account, we implemented a cheating-detection mechanism to cope with the potential exploitation of the system by its users.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)424-432
Number of pages9
JournalRevised Selected Papers 2009 - Euro-Par 2008 Workshops - Parallel Processing
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event 14th International Conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC) - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 29 Sep 20152 Oct 2015


  • Adaptation
  • Broadcast live events
  • Game cheating
  • Second screen
  • TV delays
  • Ubiquitous personalization
  • User profile


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