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RE: SWUI Workshop at CHI? (was RE: [CHI-ANNOUNCEMENTS] CFP CHI 2008: Workshop/Course submissions due 15 June)

From: T.Heath <T.Heath@open.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 15:58:10 +0100
Message-ID: <E0FEA5DF00E59E409F90C854A1B45BAA02950496@EPPING-EVS1.open.ac.uk>
To: "Lloyd Rutledge" <Lloyd.Rutledge@cwi.nl>, <public-semweb-ui@w3.org>

Hi folks,

Picking up on Lloyd's earlier email...

> > Tom, are you the head on this?  I suggest you (or whoever)
> > set up the core committee: two co-chairs from different 
> > institutes *and* backgrounds, whatever remaining OC CHI 
> > workshops tend to have (see
> > precedents)

What I would suggest is that this is hammered out on Thursday, leading
to the appointment of two co-chairs, and two other "helpers", making an
OC of four in the first instance and growing to five or so if necessary,
which seems perfectly acceptable according to CHI precedent. I would
prefer not to be a co-chair (due to the pressing need to complete my
thesis) but would happily serve as a helper (i.e. doing some more
mundane tasks without quite so much responsibility ;).

> > and recruit some reviewers as well.  Having a 
> > list of committed reviewers on a workshop proposal makes a 
> > difference.

Yes, list members, please do add yourselves to the list at
8#Reviewing> if you'd be interested in serving as a reviewer. After
ESWC2007 I can further populate this list with other suggestions.

> > I suggest and HCI co-chair and a "Web 3.0" (is 
> > Semantic Web, tho perhaps we should avoid the term (?) ) 
> > co-chair.

Good idea. How about "HCI chair" and "Web of Data" chair (that way we
can avoid using the term Semantic Web, but not have to jump on the
versioning bandwagon ;)

> > A good start list for reviewers to ask is from the 
> > previous SWUI workshops, but we should add more HCI 
> > reviewers as well.

Yes, I think the biggest issue is going to be finding people from the
core HCI community to join the OC/PC. Perhaps Lloyd, monica, Duane, Avi,
and others with strong footholds in the HCI community can suggest
"friendly" contacts who may be good choices. Getting a few "big names"
would also be very good, of course.

> > We at CWI maintain the http://swui.semanticweb.org/
> > sub-domain and server.  We can make a web page at 
> > http://swui.semanticweb.org/SWUI2008/
> > (or pick a path).  The web page could be the static, fixed, 
> > "official" information, and the wiki and workshop sub-wiki 
> > could be the social dynamic complement, evolved to from the 
> > current wiki page you started.  Having the proposal link to a 
> > web page that radiates completeness and "ready to 
> > workshop"-iness helps the review process quite a bit.

Good suggestions Lloyd, I'd be happy with this setup. The biggest/most
pedantic issue I can spot is whether we keep calling it SWUI despite the
different workshop title. I think it would be a shame to loose the SWUI
name/threa; the question is simply whether people can handle a level of
indirection: "Human Interaction with the Evolving Web of Data" ->
SWUI2008. I don't have an opinion on this.

> > Thanks for moving this along, Tom.

A pleasure. I strongly feel the need for this actvity, I just wish I
could devote more time to it. Ron Brachman's keynote today here at
ESWC2007 added further weight to my impression that the SW community
badly needs input from a broader range of disciplines.


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