Mike Christel's Publications

Journal, Conference, and Workshop Papers

ACM DL Author-ize servicePlaytesting with a Purpose
Judeth Oden Choi, Jodi Forlizzi, Michael Christel, Rachel Moeller, MacKenzie Bates, Jessica Hammer
CHI PLAY '16 Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, 2016

DOI: 10.1145/2967934.2968103.

Nakamura, C.M., Murphy, S.K., Christel, M.G., Stevens, S.M. and Zollman, D.A. Automated Analysis of Short Responses in an Interactive Synthetic Tutoring System for Introductory Physics. Physical Review Physics Ed. Research 12(1), 010122 (2016). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.12.010122.

Christel, M., Trybus, J., Shah, S.D., Chang, B.H., Dave, R., Pavani, A., Sawant, O.D., Song, J., Inglis, J., Kairamkonda, S.S., Karrs, C., Ke, X., Kron, E., and Lu, X. Bringing Biome Exploration into the Classroom through Interactive Tablet Experiences. Serious Games: First Joint International Conference, JCSG 2015 Huddersfield, UK, June 3-4, 2015 Proceedings LNCS 9090, S. Göbel, M. Ma, J. B. Hauge, M. F. Oliveira, J. Wiemeyer and V. Wendel, Eds. Springer International Publishing, 2015, pp. 91-102. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-19126-3_8. See also: 4.56 MB PDF slide deck for the conference talk.

NOTE: Here is a PDF version with corrected Figure 7, DOI: 10.1145/2656719.2656726.

ACM DL Author-ize serviceTF-CBT triangle of life: a game to help with cognitive behavioral therapy
Etaba Assigana, Eric Chang, Seungsuk Cho, Vivek Kotecha, Bing Liu, Hannah Turner, Yan Zhang, Michael G. Christel, Scott M. Stevens
CHI PLAY '14 Proceedings of the first ACM SIGCHI annual symposium on Computer-human interaction in play, 2014

DOI: 10.1145/2658537.2658684.

Christel, M., Stevens, S., Champer, M., Balash, J., Brice, S., Maher, B., Hausmann, D., Bastida, N., Bhargava, C., Huo, W., Zhang, X., Collier, S., Aleven, V., Koedinger, K., Dow, S., Rosé, C., Sewall, J., Fathollahpour, M., Reid, C., Flynn, J.B., Glenn, A., and Harpstead, E. Beanstalk: A Unity Game Addressing Balance Principles, Socio-Emotional Learning and Scientific Inquiry. Proc. 2013 International Games Innovation Conference (IGIC) (Vancouver, BC, Sept. 2013), pp. 36-39. DOI: 10.1109/IGIC.2013.6659126.

Navarro, P., Johns, M. L., Lu, T.-H., Martin, H., Poduval, V., Robinson, M., Roxby, A., and Christel, M. Webz of War: A Cooperative Exergame Driven by the Heart. Proc. 2013 International Games Innovation Conference (IGIC) (Vancouver, BC, Sept. 2013), pp. 187-190. DOI: 10.1109/IGIC.2013.6659125.

Kimball, G., Cano, R., Feng, J., Feng, L., Hampson, E., Li, E., Christel, M., Holt, L. L., Lim, S., Liu, R., and Lehet, M. Supporting Research into Sound and Speech Learning through a Configurable Computer Game. Proc. 2013 International Games Innovation Conference (IGIC) (Vancouver, BC, Sept. 2013), pp. 110-113. DOI: 10.1109/IGIC.2013.6659172.

Christel, M., Stevens, S., Klishin, A., Brice, S., Champer, M., Collier, S., Fan, Y., Khattar, S., Maher, B., Mehta, N., and Ni, M. Helios: An HTML5 Game Teaching Proportional Reasoning To Child Players. Proc. 2013 18th International Conference on Computer Games (CGAMES) (Louisville, KY, July-Aug. 2013), pp. 96-102. DOI: 10.1109/CGames.2013.6632614.

Sciannameo, N., Cano, R., Durkin, N., Hamel, E., Hsu, J., Lee, A., Stevens, S., Harger, B., and Christel, M. Atomic Zone: An Immersive Interactive Web Documentary Built with the Unity3D Game Engine. Proc. 2013 18th International Conference on Computer Games (CGAMES) (Louisville, KY, July-Aug. 2013), pp. 191-196. Sadly, the IEEE made a mistake in entering this paper from CGAMES 2013 into their digital archive. It is mistakenly appended to the end of the prior paper in the proceedings. The prior paper DOI will show as its last six pages (pages 191 to 196) the contents of the "Atomic Zone" paper. Unfortunately, searching the authors and title for the "Atomic Zone" paper will not produce the result from the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. CGAMES organizers tried to fix the problem through communication with IEEE. After a year of waiting for a proper fix, I have given up a clean resolution and am posting the link to the DOI for the paper where this "Atomic Zone" one is also (mistakenly) found. If you're curious about DOI mistakes, here's one, a DOI pointing to two papers!

Aleven, V., Dow, S., Christel, M., Stevens, S., Rosé, C., Koedinger, K., Myers, B., Flynn, J.B., Hintzman, Z., Harpstead, E., Hwang, S., Lomas, D., Reid, C., Yannier, N., Fathollahpour, M., Glenn, R., Sewall, J., Balash, J., Bastida, N., Bhargava, C., Brice, S., Champer, M., Collier, S., Feng, J., Hausmann, D., Koh, M. H., Huo, W., Ma, Q., Maher, B., Tian, W., and Zhang, X. Supporting Social-Emotional Development in Collaborative Inquiry Games for K-3 Science Learning. Proc. Games+Learning+Society Conference 9.0 (Madison, WI, June 2013), pp. 53-60. (Link to proceedings.)

Christel, M., Stevens, S., Maher, B., Brice, S., Champer, M., Jayapalan, L., Chen, Q., Jin, J., Hausmann, D., Bastida, N., Zhang, X., Aleven, V., Koedinger, K., Chase, C., Harpstead, E., and Lomas, D. RumbleBlocks: Teaching Science Concepts to Young Children through a Unity Game. Proc. 2012 17th International Conference on Computer Games (CGAMES) (Louisville, KY, July-Aug. 2012), pp. 162-166. DOI: 10.1109/CGames.2012.6314570.

ACM DL Author-ize servicePhysics pathway: a digital library filled with synthetic interviews
Michael G. Christel, Scott M. Stevens, Dean Zollman
JCDL '11 Proceedings of the 11th annual international ACM/IEEE joint conference on Digital libraries, 2011

Christel, M., Stevens, S., Li, H., Zollman, D., and Adrian, B. High School Physics Pathway: Teachers Helping Teachers through Synthetic Interviews. Proc. IEEE International Conf. on Multimedia and Expo (New York, NY, June-July 2009), pp. 954-957. DOI: 10.1109/ICME.2009.5202654.

ACM DL Author-ize serviceSupporting video library exploratory search: when storyboards are not enough
Michael G. Christel
CIVR '08 Proceedings of the 2008 international conference on Content-based image and video retrieval, 2008
ACM DL Author-ize serviceEfficient search: the informedia video retrieval system
Alexander G. Hauptmann, Jonathan J. Wang, Wei-Hao Lin, Jun Yang, Michael Christel
CIVR '08 Proceedings of the 2008 international conference on Content-based image and video retrieval, 2008

Hauptmann, A., Christel, M., and Yan, R. Video Retrieval based on Semantic Concepts. Proceedings of the IEEE 96(4): 602-622 (April 2008). DOI: 10.1109/JPROC.2008.916355.

ACM DL Author-ize serviceEstablishing the utility of non-text search for news video retrieval with real world users
Michael G. Christel
MM '07 Proceedings of the 15th ACM international conference on Multimedia, 2007

Christel, M., and Hauptmann, A. Exploring Concept Selection Strategies for Interactive Video Search. Proc. First IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC'07) (Irvine CA, Sept. 2007), pp. 344-354. DOI: 10.1109/ICOSC.2007.4338368.

Hauptmann, A., Chen, M.-Y. Christel, M., Lin, W-H., and Yang, J. A Hybrid Approach to Improving Semantic Extraction of News Video. Proc. First IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC'07) (Irvine CA, Sept. 2007), pp. 79-86. DOI: 10.1109/ICOSC.2007.4338335.

Hauptmann, A., Yan, R., Lin, W-H., Christel, M., and Wactlar, H. Can High-Level Concepts Fill the Semantic Gap in Video Retrieval? IEEE Trans. Multimedia 9(5): 958-966 (Aug. 2007). DOI: 10.1109/TMM.2007.900150.

ACM DL Author-ize serviceMerging storyboard strategies and automatic retrieval for improving interactive video search
Michael G. Christel, Rong Yan
CIVR '07 Proceedings of the 6th ACM international conference on Image and video retrieval, 2007

Christel, M. Examining User Interactions with Video Retrieval Systems. Proc. of SPIE Vol. 6506 Multimedia Content Access: Algorithms and Systems (San Jose, CA, Feb. 2007). DOI: 10.1117/12.713383.

ACM DL Author-ize serviceCarnegie Mellon University traditional informedia digital video retrieval system
Michael G. Christel
CIVR '07 Proceedings of the 6th ACM international conference on Image and video retrieval, 2007

Christel, M., and Conescu, R. Mining Novice User Activity with TRECVID Interactive Retrieval Tasks. LNCS 4071, Proc. International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR) (Tempe, AZ, July 2006), pp. 21-30.

ACM DL Author-ize serviceWindowing time in digital libraries
Michael G. Christel
JCDL '06 Proceedings of the 6th ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries, 2006

Christel, M. Evaluation and User Studies with Respect to Video Summarization and Browsing. Multimedia Content Analysis, Management and Retrieval 2006, Proceedings of IS&T/SPIE Symposium on Electronic Imaging Vol. 6073 (San Jose, CA, January 2006). (7 MB PowerPoint slide set shown at conference)

ACM DL Author-ize serviceMultimedia information retrieval: what is it, and why isn't anyone using it?
Alejandro Jaimes, Mike Christel, Sébastien Gilles, Ramesh Sarukkai, Wei-Ying Ma
MIR '05 Proceedings of the 7th ACM SIGMM international workshop on Multimedia information retrieval, 2005

Christel, M., and Hauptmann, A. The Use and Utility of High-Level Semantic Features. LNCS 3568, Proc. International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR) (Singapore, July 2005), pp. 134-144.

ACM DL Author-ize serviceAddressing the challenge of visual information access from digital image and video libraries
Michael G. Christel, Ronald M. Conescu
JCDL '05 Proceedings of the 5th ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries, 2005
ACM DL Author-ize serviceFinding the right shots: assessing usability and performance of a digital video library interface
Michael Christel, Neema Moraveji
MULTIMEDIA '04 Proceedings of the 12th annual ACM international conference on Multimedia, 2004
ACM DL Author-ize serviceSuccessful approaches in the TREC video retrieval evaluations
Alexander G. Hauptmann, Michael G. Christel
MULTIMEDIA '04 Proceedings of the 12th annual ACM international conference on Multimedia, 2004
ACM DL Author-ize serviceEvaluating content-based filters for image and video retrieval
Michael G. Christel, Neema Moraveji, Chang Huang
SIGIR '04 Proceedings of the 27th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval, 2004

Christel, M., Huang, C., Moraveji, N., and Papernick, N. Exploiting Multiple Modalities for Interactive Video Retrieval. Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) (Montreal, Canada, May 2004), Vol. III, pp. 1032-1035.

Derthick, M., Christel, M., Hauptmann, A., and Wactlar, H. Constant Density Displays Using Diversity Sampling. Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization (InfoVis 2003) (Seattle, WA, October 2003), pp. 137-144.

Christel, M.G., and Huang, C. Enhanced Access to Digital Video through Visually Rich Interfaces. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) (Baltimore, MD, July 2003), pp. III-21 - III-24.

ACM DL Author-ize serviceCollages as dynamic summaries for news video
Michael G. Christel, Alexander G. Hauptmann, Howard D. Wactlar, Tobun D. Ng
MULTIMEDIA '02 Proceedings of the tenth ACM international conference on Multimedia, 2002
ACM DL Author-ize serviceSVG for navigating digital news video
Michael G. Christel, Chang Huang
MULTIMEDIA '01 Proceedings of the ninth ACM international conference on Multimedia, 2001
ACM DL Author-ize serviceXSLT for tailored access to a digital video library
Michael G. Christel, Bryan Maher, Andrew Begun
JCDL '01 Proceedings of the 1st ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries, 2001

Christel, M.G. and Warmack, A.S. The Effect of Text in Storyboards for Video Navigation. Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) (Salt Lake City, UT, May 2001), Vol. III, pp. 1409-1412 (slides).

Christel, M.G., Olligschlaeger, A.M, and Huang, C. Interactive Maps for a Digital Video Library. IEEE MultiMedia 7(1): 60-67 (2000).

Christel, M.G., and Olligschlaeger, A.M. Interactive Maps for a Digital Video Library. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conf. on Multimedia Computing and Systems , D. Martin, ed. (Florence, Italy, June 1999), pp. 381-387.

Christel, M.G., Hauptmann, A.G., Warmack, A.S., and Crosby, S.A. Adjustable Filmstrips and Skims as Abstractions for a Digital Video Library. Proceedings of the IEEE Advances in Digital Libraries Conference (Baltimore, MD, May 1999), pp. 98-104.

Wactlar, H.D., Christel, M.G., Gong, Y., and Hauptmann, A.G. Lessons Learned from the Creation and Deployment of a Terabyte Digital Video Library, IEEE Computer 32(2): 66-73 (1999).

Christel, M. and Martin, D. Information Visualization within a Digital Video Library. Journal of Intelligent Information Systems 11(3): 235-257 (1998). (Preliminary version in Adobe PDF) (Figures in paper as color JPEG images)

ACM DL Author-ize serviceVisual digests for news video libraries
Michael G. Christel
MULTIMEDIA '99 Proceedings of the seventh ACM international conference on Multimedia (Part 1), 1999

Christel, M.G., Smith, M.A., Taylor, C.R, and Winkler, D.B. Evolving Video Skims into Useful Multimedia Abstractions. Proceedings of the CHI '98 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, C. Karat, A. Lund, J. Coutaz and J. Karat, eds. (Los Angeles, CA, April 1998), pp. 171 - 178. (Adobe PDF version) (html version)

ACM DL Author-ize serviceMultimedia abstractions for a digital video library
Michael G. Christel, David B. Winkler, C. Roy Taylor
DL '97 Proceedings of the second ACM international conference on Digital libraries, 1997

Christel, M.G., Winkler, D.B., and Taylor, C.R. Improving Access to a Digital Video Library. Human-Computer Interaction INTERACT '97: IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 14th-18th July 1997, Sydney, Australia, S. Howard, J. Hammond and G. Lindgaard, eds. London: Chapman and Hall, 1997, pp. 524-531.

Christel, M. The Role of Visual Fidelity in Computer-Based Instruction. Human-Computer Interaction, 9:183-223 (1994). DOI: 10.1207/s15327051hci0902_2.

Wood, D., Christel, M., and Stevens, S. A Multimedia Approach to Requirements Capture and Modeling. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Requirements Engineering. (Colorado Springs, CO, April 1994), pp. 53-56.

Christel, M., Wood, D., and Stevens, S. Applying Multimedia Technology to Requirements Engineering. Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Software Technology Conference. Salt Lake City, UT: Software Technology Support Center, April, 1994 (CD-ROM proceedings).

Little, T.D.C., Christel, M., Gibbs, S., Breiteneder, C., and De Mey, V. Novel Applications of Multimedia. IEEE Multimedia, 1(1):82-83 (1994).

Christel, M., Wood, D., and Stevens, S. AMORE: The Advanced Multimedia Organizer for Requirements Elicitation. Software Engineering Institute Technical Report CMU/SEI-93-TR-12. Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Mellon University, June, 1993.

Christel, M. Experiences with an Interactive Video Code Inspection Laboratory. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 640: Software Engineering Education SEI Conference Proceedings, C. Sledge, ed. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, October, 1992, pp. 395-411.

Christel, M. and Kang, K. Issues in Requirements Elicitation. Software Engineering Institute Technical Report CMU/SEI-92-TR-12. Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Mellon University, September, 1992.

Christel, M. Virtual Reality on a PC. Instruction Delivery Systems, 6(4):6-9 (1992).

Christel, M. and Stevens, S. Rule Base and Digital Video Technologies Applied to Training Simulations. Software Engineering Institute Technical Review '92. Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, 1992. PDF version.

Stevens, S. and Christel, M. Embedding Knowledge in Continuous Time Media. Proceedings of the 1991 Continuous Time Media Workshop. Pittsburgh, PA: Information Technology Center, Carnegie Mellon University, June, 1991.

Christel, M. A Digital Video Interactive Course on Code Inspections. Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Conference on Technology and Innovations in Training and Education. Colorado Springs, CO: American Defense Preparedness Association, March, 1990, pp. 303-313.

Stevens, S., Christel, M., and Chiswell, J. Advanced Learning Technologies. Proceedings of the Third Annual Ada Software Engineering Education and Training Symposium. Denver, CO: Ada Information Clearinghouse, June, 1988.

Books and Chapters

Davidson, D., et al. Creative Chaos: Learning Lessons on Inclusion & Innovation | Making the Magic. Pittsburgh, PA: ETC Press, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-365-49475-8 (Print), 978-1-365-49477-2 (eBook), free eBook download

Christel, M.G. Automated Metadata in Multimedia Information Systems: Creation, Refinement, Use in Surrogates, and Evaluation. San Rafael, CA: Morgan and Claypool Publishers, 2009. DOI: 10.2200/S00167ED1V01Y200812ICR002

Christel, M.G. Amplifying Video Information-Seeking Success through Rich, Exploratory Interfaces. New Directions in Intelligent Interactive Multimedia, G.A. Tsihrintzis, M. Virvou, R.J. Howlett and L.C. Jain, Eds. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2008, pp. 21-30.

Hauptmann, A., Yan, R., Lin, W.-H., Christel, M., and Wactlar, H. Filling the Semantic Gap in Video Retrieval: An Exploration. Semantic Multimedia and Ontologies, Y. Kompatsiaris and P. Hobson, Eds. Berlin: Springer, 2008, pp. 253-278. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-84800-076-6_10.

Christel, M.G. Accessing News Libraries through Dynamic Information Extraction, Summarization, and Visualization. Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries LNCS 2539, K. Börner and C. Chen, Eds. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2002, pp. 98-115. LNCS 2539, © Springer-Verlag, and others in the LNCS series are available through the publisher.

Christel, M.G. Visual Fidelity: Designing Multimedia Interfaces for Active Learning. Encyclopedia of Microcomputers, Volume 20, Allen Kent and James G. Williams, Exec. Eds. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1997, pp. 1-13.

Christel, M., Stevens, S., Kanade, T., Mauldin, M., Reddy, R., and Wactlar, H. Techniques for the Creation and Exploration of Digital Video Libraries. Chapter 8 of Multimedia Tools and Applications, B. Furht, ed. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996.

Recent Keynote Talks, Conference Demonstrations and Posters

See also Mike Christel's invited talks page.

ACM DL Author-ize serviceMultimedia: from information source to components of transformational games
Michael G. Christel
WebMedia '13 Proceedings of the 19th Brazilian symposium on Multimedia and the web, 2013

(The keynote talk was for WebMedia 2013, Salvador, Brazil, Nov. 2013, with the abstract in the ACM Digital Library.)

ACM DL Author-ize serviceAn interactive flash website for oral histories
Michael G. Christel, Bryan S. Maher, Julieanna Richardson
JCDL '11 Proceedings of the 11th annual international ACM/IEEE joint conference on Digital libraries, 2011
ACM DL Author-ize serviceAnalysis of transaction logs for insights into use of life oral histories
Michael G. Christel, Bryan S. Maher, Huan Li
JCDL '09 Proceedings of the 9th ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries, 2009

A Sampling of Historic (Ancient) Electronic Publications

Christel, M., Naphade, M.R., Natsev, A., and Tesic, J. Assessing the Filtering and Browsing Utility of Automatic Semantic Concepts for Multimedia Retrieval. Int'l Workshop on Semantic Learning Applications in Multimedia (SLAM) Workshop, in assoc. with CVPR 2006 (New York, NY, June 2006). See also the SLAM 2006 web page.

Christel, M.G., and Pendyala, K. Informedia Goes to School: Early Findings from the Digital Video Library Project. D-Lib Magazine, September, 1996.

Christel, M.G. Addressing the Contents of Video in a Digital Library. Electronic Proceedings of the ACM Workshop on Effective Abstractions in Multimedia: Layout, Presentation, and Interaction, November, 1995.

Hauptmann, A.G., Witbrock, M.J., and Christel, M.G. News-on-Demand: an Application of Informedia Technology. D-Lib Magazine, September, 1995.


For further information, contact Mike Christel. This page last modified May 18, 2017.