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5th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment

July 3–5, 2013 | Mons, Belgium

Program overview

Here you can find a program overview of Intetain 2013 and the other events which are linked to it. In addition to Intetain 2013, the CUTE Workshop is held consisting in Master classes  and demos/installations. This workshop does not need any extra registration fees. At the end of the first Intetain day (3rd of July) a Twist Cluster evening will be co-located. This event needs an additional registration.


  • Legend:

CUTE Workshop: free of charge

Intetain Conference: registration fees

Twist cluster: free of charge


  • Program:

Day 0 (2nd of July) – CUTE Masterclasses

8h30: Registration (free of charge)

9h00: Morning parallel sessions

  • Advanced MOCAP session


  • Performative speech synthesis session

12h00: Lunch (free time)

14h00: Afternoon parallel sessions

  • Smart room session



  • Sense & perform session

17h00: Master classes closing


Day 1 (3rd of July) - Linked Media

8h30: Registration

9h20: Welcome word

9h45: Keynote speaker: David Geerts

David Geerts has a PhD in Social Sciences at the KU Leuven, where he is Research Manager of the Centre for User Experience Research (CUO | Social Spaces, iMinds). David is specialized in user-centered design and evaluation of future ICT applications, mainly in the domain of social interactive television. He organized several workshops, special interest groups, and tutorials at international conferences, and for several years has taught a course on Human-Computer Interaction for master students of the faculties of Social Sciences and Economy. David Geerts is member of the IFIP TC14 on Entertainment Computing, is co-founder of the Belgian ACM chapter (now CHI Belgium), is part of the EuroITV steering committee and was program chair of the EuroITV2009 conference on interactive television.


From second screen to multi-screen and beyond


The introduction of the tablet computer breathed new life into interactive television, and the concept of a "second screen" as a companion to television has in a short time become very popular. However, the viewers' main focus stays the television program itself, and the second screen can distract them from following the show they are watching. On the other hand, many viewers search for distraction themselves while watching TV and are at the same time chatting, mailing, playing games, working, or doing many other things on the many screens they have available. In this talk, David Geerts will look at the multi-screen living room environment from a social perspective and discuss the role of program genres, distraction, multiple devices and social interaction. He will present a number of ways how viewers can be more actively engaged with television shows in the future, by using ambient, haptic or other sensory channels in addition to multiple screens.

10h45: Coffee break

CUTE installations

11h00: Session 1 – Interactive Media


12h00: Lunch

14h00: Session 2: Special session LinkedTV

Sponsored by the EU IP FP7 Project LinkedTV (

15h50: Coffee break

16h00: LinkedTV Demo session

This session will present tools and content for supporting creative approaches, also in the context of media art, to realise wholly new Web and TV mashups, and promote a  rethinking about how viewers will consume television in the future.


CUTE installations

18h00: TWIST Cluster evening

Panel debate and industry networking


Day 2 (4th of July) – Gaming technologies

8h30: Registration

9h15: Keynote speaker: Gilles Pinault

Chief Creative Officer and Co-founder, Softkinetics S.A. In 2003 Gilles brought his first prototype of 3D gesture recognition based interface to a collaboration that led to today's SoftKinetic. By marrying creativity and sciences, Gilles drives technology to innovative ways. Through his education in architecture in Brussels (Victor Horta Institute of Architecture – Brussels, Belgium ) and Virtual Reality in Laval (Master Degree InnoVR – ISTIA – Angers, France), he developed new methods that link people to virtual spaces. That passion drove him to develop new interface methodologies that are the foundation of SoftKinetic.


The future of camera interaction from a user experience standpoint


3D camera interaction is often described as the evolution of the mouse and touchscreen or as the next step in natural interaction. This vision simplifies the reality which is more subtle and implies several design challenges. It particularly questions the central role of the screen in most interactions. Based on more than ten years exploring the deep nature of camera interaction, Gilles will share his views on how he would like the future to look like and what is missing to get there. He will also highlight the complementary technologies that he believes will change our relationship with computers.

10h15: Coffee break

CUTE installations

10h30: Session 3 – Body interaction for games


12h00: Lunch

14h00: Session 4 – Social gaming


15h00: Session 5 – 3D audio-video mapping


16h00: Coffee break

CUTE installations

16h15-18h00: Session 6 (Poster & Demo session)


19h00: Conference Dinner


Day 3 (5th of July) – Technologies for live entertainment

8h30: Registration

9h15: Session 7: Performative media


10h45: Coffee break

CUTE installations

11h00: Keynote speaker: Indy Saha

Director of Strategy Google Creative Labs, he is responsible for shaping the creative direction of Google’s products and services, such as Chrome, Maps and its search product. Google’s new-model marketing team, Google Creative Lab, is responsible for marketing everything from the company’s Android mobile operating system to its search offering.


Enter Web Lab


Enter Web Lab, a series of interactive Chrome Experiments made by Google that bring the extraordinary workings of the web to life. A first-of-its-kind web-based exhibition live from the Science Museum in London and open to the world online at

Worldwide visitors both online and in-museum are able to make music with people across the world; trace routes across the internet's vast network and discover where images are stored; watch their portrait being processed and drawn by a robot; and travel instantly to far away places.

See the magic of the web come to life at

12h00: Closing address