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Re: SWUI workshop accepted at ISWC 2006

From: Lloyd Rutledge <Lloyd.Rutledge@cwi.nl>
Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 17:57:27 +0200
Message-ID: <447330E7.6000309@cwi.nl>
To: public-semweb-ui@w3.org


To achieve these four goals, submit a SWUI06 paper on them. And
build them up in this forum, of course. How can you frame these
questions from the perspective of an improved user experience? And
what does SW in particular make possible that wasn't before?

Your fourth bullet, minimizing user interaction to achieve certain
goals, is interesting. Can you define the goals in terms of the
knowledge structure? How do you measure "minimized interaction"? With
number of user "clicks"? However, doesn't what you write about
coordinated client/server speed up on the processing time, while the
"clicks" remain the same?

Bullets one and two mention "widgets" as general purpose, detailed
components of interfaces. Are there certain types of interaction
widgets that are specific to the Semantic Web? Do any of these
represent new paradigms? Categorizing such widgets contributes to
bullet three by contributing to an ontology of Semantic Web
interaction paradigms that different interfaces (browsers) offer.


Sören Auer wrote:

> Lloyd.Rutledge@cwi.nl wrote:
>> The ISWC committee has accepted our Semantic Web User Interaction
>> workshop proposal.
> Congratulations!
> With Powl [1] and recently OntoWiki (see [2] for a preliminary demo) I'm
> developing with fellows two complementary UIs for the Semantic Web. From
> my experience the current paradigm shift from static or dynamically
> generated web pages towards interactive web applications could really
> advance user interfaces for the Semantic Web and foster their larger
> deployment. Conventional Web technologies do not support large data sets
> to be handled at the client (browser) side. But this is usually needed
> when working with larger knowledge bases. To overcome this limitation,
> reloading of web pages becomes necessary. This approach is time
> consuming and requires multiple user interactions. Recently, with the
> deployment of more sophisticated Web browsers, supporting modern
> JavaScript and XML technologies, mixed server and client side web
> applications became possible (e.g. AJAX).
> I would really appreciate if the workshop could contribute on employing
> this paradigm shift for semantic web UIs, for example by:
> * defining requirements for (dynamic) reusable widget sets for semantic
> web UIs
> * development strategies for the dynamic, interactive combination of
> such widgets
> * approaches and their comparison for domain independent ontology
> presentation (e.g. Fresnel, Xenon etc.)
> * presenting strategies to minimize required user interactions to
> achieve certain goals (e.g. building a query, adding information etc.)
> --Sören
> [1] http://powl.sf.net
> [2] http://3ba.se
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> Sören Auer - http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~auer +1 (610) 804-5142
> University of Pennsylvania, Dep. of Computer & Inform. Science
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