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

From: Lloyd Rutledge <Lloyd.Rutledge@cwi.nl>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 17:43:47 +0200
Message-ID: <46448F33.1000200@cwi.nl>
To: Anupriya Ankolekar <anupriya@theoretiker.org>, public-semweb-ui@w3.org

A practical question: how many HCI attendees would submit to and/or
attend a SWUI workshop?  It is enough?  How can we define and
package SWUI so that it has the right overlap with CHI?
Point: one should know that SWUI is good for and already desired by
(or pitchable to) CHI before planning a workshop there.  I'd
like to see it happen (and even help) but don't know the
answer to the question above.

One lead-in is the CHI work in social tagging.  This defies typical
definitions of "semantic", but perhaps in this context CHI tagging
can/should be considered within SWUI.  That is, "semantics" for SWUI
means interaction that deals with annotation, collection of
extracted features (see Hyowon's post), "non-semantic" databases and,
of course RDF(S)/OWL.  Semantics here then has more to do with aspects of
interaction than the technology behind them.  And, of course, on
a technological level, tags and features can be integrated with
specifically Semantic Web technologies, and we'll probably see more
of this.

The point is we don't want people to not submit/attend because they
think their work isn't "semanticky" enough.  This applies to SWUI@CHI
as well as the main Semantic Web conferences.


Anupriya Ankolekar wrote:
> Hi Tom, Duane and all,
> I've been lying low in the list all this while, but I'd also be 
> interested in contributing time and effort for a SWUI CHI workshop. I 
> agree with Duane that we should try to align our interests with the HCI 
> community's interests. On the other hand, the HCI community's interests 
> can sometimes be a little 'localised' and focussed on improving current 
> ways of doing things. We should also somehow convey that SW in some 
> sense is a disruptive technology and will change current ways of doing 
> things online substantially. So, there is massive opportunity for 
> finding new challenges for HCI within SW.
> Cheers,
> Anupriya
> On 9 May 2007, at 11:02, T.Heath wrote:
>> Hi Duane,
>> Interesting, thanks :)
>>> Thanks for the reminder that the deadline is so near... Was that just 
>>> a nudge, or are you
>>> volunteering to help out? Interested and proactive? :-)
>> It was kind of a feeler :) I'm definitely interested in taking this to 
>> a CHI audience, with the caveat of needing to actually get my PhD 
>> finished pretty imminently. However, the time feels very right 
>> (especially given the format of CHI workshops - ie less emphasis on 
>> papers and more on discussion than other workshops we know), so the 
>> extent of my volunteering depends on there being enough other people 
>> in to share the load ;)
>> Cheers,
>> Tom.
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