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CFP (final): Semantic Web User Interaction -- CHI 2008 Workshop -- due by Dec 14

From: Duane Degler <ddegler@ipgems.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 12:57:36 -0500
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                         FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
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Semantic Web User Interaction: Exploring HCI Challenges at CHI 2008.
Florence, Italy.  April 5, 2008.
Papers due: 14th December, 2007
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Only two weeks remain to submit position papers, research, case studies.

This workshop seeks participation from CHI research and design
communities, as well as Semantic Web researchers focused on user
interaction techniques.  It is the fifth in the Semantic Web User
Interaction (SWUI) series, and the first to be organized for CHI.  
The workshop web site, with full details, is at:
http://swui.webscience.org/SWUI2008CHI.

Dates:
      Submissions due: 14 December 2007, 5:00 PM PDT.
      Notification by: 11 January 2008
      Workshop date: 5 April 2008

Submissions:
      http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=SWUI08

Paper formats:
      Research/Case Study papers: 8-10 pages, CHI Archive format
         (http://chi2008.org/formatting.html#archive-format)
      Position papers: 3-4 pages, CHI Extended Abstract format
         (http://chi2008.org/formatting.html#extended-abstract)

Workshop Theme

The Semantic Web is not a Web of documents, but a Web of structured and
interlinked data.  Creating interfaces for interacting with this data is
difficult because there is no well-defined web "page" or homogeneous
structure to the data.  Creating data is at least as important as presenting
it, so facilitating efficient and effective data entry is an important
aspect of user interaction.

This workshop seeks to identify key challenges in a usability research
agenda for the Semantic Web and to explore the contributions that the CHI
community can make to address them.  Papers are invited on any relevant
topic, including:

* Case studies that can help inform the practical achievement of
  usable Semantic Web browsers and applications

* New tools for collaboration, including ways of visualizing virtual
  organizations and relationships

* New tools that use Semantic Web data to add or improve interface
  functionality

* New interfaces for authoring content, ontologies and metadata

* New approaches for defining or representing user context in ways
  that influence data seeking/use

* Methodologies for the formative and summative evaluation of Semantic
  Web user interfaces

* Methodologies for requirements gathering, design and development

In addition, the Linking Open Data project has large interlinked data sets
available that designers/researchers may wish to try as test sets for
interface experiments.  We encourage you to explore these resources.  See
http://esw.w3.org/topic/SweoIG/TaskForces/CommunityProjects/LinkingOpenData.

Participating in the workshop:

We are accepting three types of submissions, which are due by 14th December
(see dates below).  Acceptance of your submission is required for attendance
at this workshop.

1. Case studies - describing projects and applications that present novel
interaction approaches and include discussion of how users are involved in
analysis, design, and evaluation.  Where possible, demonstrations are
encouraged.

2. Research papers - describing specific research activities in any area
that relates to user interaction directly.  Again, where possible,
demonstrations are encouraged.

3. Position papers - articulating a user interaction or methodological
position/issue that presents a contribution to workshop discussion, by which
we are able to advance the subject overall. Papers that outline
bridges/integration between disciplines are encouraged.

All papers submitted will be reviewed by the workshop committee. Please note
the criteria we use when reviewing papers:
http://swui.webscience.org/SWUI2008CHI/#What.
Send any questions to: swui08chi@webscience.org.

Submissions due: 14 December 2007, 5:00 PM PDT.
      http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=SWUI08
Notification by: 11 January 2008
Workshop date: 5 April 2008

Organizers:
* m.c. schraefel, University of Southampton, UK
* Duane Degler, IPGems, USA
* Jennifer Golbeck, University of Maryland, USA
* Abraham Bernstein, University of Zurich, Switzerland
* Lloyd Rutledge, CWI-INS2, The Netherlands

For more information:

The workshop website is: http://swui.webscience.org/SWUI2008CHI.
E-mail: swui08chi@webscience.org.
For examples of previous work in Semantic Web User Interaction, please see
http://swui.webscience.org/.
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