Guest Editorial: Immersive Media Experiences

Paula Viana, Teresa Chambel, V. Michael Bove, Sharon Strover, Graham Thomas
2016 Multimedia tools and applications  
Multimedia content has the potential for significant impact on users' emotions, their sense of presence and engagement experiencing the service, application or information being provided, in immersive environments. The evolution of technology, user expectations and results from research activities have led to an enormous increase in the amount of content delivered in different formats, via a number of heterogeneous communication networks, to a range of devices, many of them portable and
more » ... tremendous opportunities for immersion, user participation and personalization. New paradigms for media production, distribution and consumption have been emerging, introducing different sensory modalities and audio-visual surround effects, for an increased sense of presence, and also enabling participation and social interaction in the media chain, thus increasing the sense of belonging and contributing to the success of the services being provided.
doi:10.1007/s11042-016-3803-6 fatcat:ves6ohd4abewham5jib3hxw3py