@inproceedings{San2010,Author = {Sandhaus, Philipp and Rabbath, Mohamad and Boll, Susanne},Title = {Blog2Book: transforming blogs into photo books employing aesthetic principles},Year = {2010},Pages = {1555-1556},Month = {10},Editor = {ACM},Publisher = {ACM},Series = {MM '10},Address = {New York, NY, USA},Isbn = {978-1-60558-933-6},Booktitle = {Proceedings of International Conference on Multimedia 2010 (MM '10)},type = {inproceedings},note = {For many people web blogs are the preferred means to document important moments of their lifes, e.g. a holiday trip or the year abroad. Such blogs contain photos and textual descriptions of events in a well-structured form. However, while being a perfect },Abstract = {For many people web blogs are the preferred means to document important moments of their lifes, e.g. a holiday trip or the year abroad. Such blogs contain photos and textual descriptions of events in a well-structured form. However, while being a perfect means to share such important moments with friends and family, blogs re- main digital and thus do not provide the valuable experience of a physical souvenir of the documented event, such as a photo book. In this paper we therefore propose a solution to combine the advan- tages of both web blogs and printed photo books. We bridge the gap between the digital and physical world by providing a system to automatically transform a blog into a photo book. For this we employ our system for automatic page layout following aesthetic principles. The structure of the blog is reflected in the overall lay- out of the photo book. We also enrich the resulting photo book with additional content from the web by employing links and loca- tion information present in the blog entries. The result is a physical counterpart to the original blog in a nice layout. Our approach is implemented as a web-based rich media application.}}@COMMENT{Bibtex file generated on }