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submission sent for SWUI workshop at ISWC

From: Lloyd Rutledge <Lloyd.Rutledge@cwi.nl>
Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2006 10:09:05 +0200
Message-ID: <44361E21.7040507@cwi.nl>
To: public-semweb-ui@w3.org

Hi all,

monica and I submitted a proposal to hold a SWUI workshop at ISWC
2006. The text is below. The notification date is May 1st.

-Lloyd

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Semantic Web User Interaction
Full-day workshop

Technical Description:

This workshop addresses how users can interact with information
represented with Semantic Web technologies. Issues include defining
paradigms for interaction, their corresponding technical interfaces
and the mapping of Semantic Web constructs to them. We aim to map the
"problem space" that binds these issues together.

Current Interest:

While there is much activity on Semantic Web research and deployment,
the focus has been mainly on populating repositories rather than on
user issues such as interaction and visualization.  The semantics of
the Semantic Web enables new ways of thinking about exploring
information spaces beyond what the HTML has made possible. A key
challenge of this workshop is to investigate similarly innovative ways
to exploit those opportunities in terms of user interface design. A
key challenge of this workshop will be to present work that
demonstrates interaction and visualization opportunities that are made
possible because of, and therefore exploit the underlying semantics.

Grand Challenge:

Papers are specifically sought on the following topic:

"The generic Semantic Web browser: what does it "look" like?  How
does it support general exploration of the semantic web?  What are
test cases to evaluate such a browser?"

Audience:

This workshop is of interest to anyone who wants to make information
stored with Semantic Web technologies presentable to end users. This
includes those who create RDF and OWL code to represent information
for distribution, crafters of interfaces to Semantic Web repositories
and those interested in revisited and new paradigms for human
interaction with the Semantic Web.

Guidance for Submission:

The criteria for general assessment of submissions will be novelty,
innovation, demonstrated awareness of related work, contribution to
the field.

In particular reviewers will consider:

1) how the interaction design or visualization specifically *exploits*
the affordances of the Semantic Web.

2) how the work has been evaluated with participants

Predecessor workshops:

End User Semantic Web Interaction (EUSW2005) @ ISWC2005
http://www.ifi.unizh.ch/ddis/iswc2005ws.html

Interaction Design and the Semantic Web (IDSW2005) @ WWW2004
http://interaction.ecs.soton.ac.uk/idsw04/

Related workshops:

Semantic Web Personalization @ ESCW2006
http://www.kbs.uni-hannover.de/~henze/swp06/

Adaptive and Personalized Semantic Web @ HT2005
http://www.ru5.cti.gr/HT05/

Chairs:

Lloyd Rutledge: http://homepages.cwi.nl/~lloyd/ Semantic Media Group,
CWI, Amsterdam

m.c. schraefel: http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~mc/ Co-chair of IDSW2004
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