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CFP IUI2011 Workshop: Visual Interfaces to the Social and Semantic Web (VISSW 2011)

From: VinhTuan Thai <vinhtuan.thai@deri.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 21:33:59 +0100
Message-ID: <4C9916B7.9060106@deri.org>
To: semantic-web@w3.org, public-lod@w3.org, public-semweb-ui@w3.org
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3rd International Workshop on Visual Interfaces to the Social and 
Semantic Web (VISSW 2011)
In conjunction with the ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces 
(IUI 2011)
Palo Alto, US
13th February 2011


The continued growth and importance of the Social Web has resulted in 
ever increasing volumes of data created, published and consumed by 
users. This vast amount of data takes many forms, including text, 
images, video and more recently streams of status information from 
applications such as Facebook and Twitter. Not only is this data 
accessible through more traditional means, such as desktop and laptop 
computers, but also via diverse platforms such as mobile devices and 
set-top boxes that bring unique constraints in terms of computing 
resources, interaction modes and user interfaces. Through the increasing 
availability of Web APIs, data that has traditionally been coupled with 
a specific application may now be exposed through novel interfaces 
developed by third parties, providing functionality not previously 
anticipated by data owners.

In tandem with the growth of the Social Web, the Web at large has 
experienced a significant evolution into a Web not just of linked 
documents, but also of Linked Data. This development, which exploits the 
Semantic Web technology stack, allows relationships to be expressed 
between items in distributed data sets, paving the way for integration 
of raw data from multiple, heterogeneous sources. Coupled with the 
increasing availability of APIs that expose data from the Social Web, 
application developers have a wealth of data available to them upon 
which they can build compelling visual interfaces. Furthermore, in 
context of recent developments, such as Facebook introducing Open Graph 
Protocol, Twitter enabling tweets with annotations and Google moving 
into the Semantic Web with their acquisition of Metaweb, interactions on 
the Social and Semantic Web are gaining a larger audience.

In this context, the ability to easily integrate vast amounts of data 
from across the Social and Semantic Web raises significant and exciting 
research challenges, not least of which how to provide effective access 
to and navigation across vast, heterogeneous and interconnected data 
sources. However, the need for intelligent and visual human interfaces 
to this evolving Web is not limited simply to the modalities of 
searching and browsing, important as these are. As the Web becomes 
increasingly populated with data, continues to evolve from a read-mainly 
to a read-write medium, and the level of social interaction supported on 
the Web increases, there is also a pressing need to support end-users 
who engage in a wide range of online tasks, such as publishing and 
sharing their own data on the Web. Exploring different aspects of those 
developments and their implications for visual interface research and 
development is one of the goals of the workshop.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from 
diverse, complementary fields to discuss the latest research results and 
challenges in designing, implementing, and evaluating intelligent 
interfaces in the context of the Social or Semantic Web. The workshop 
will serve as an opportunity for researchers to gain feedback on their 
work, and to identify potential collaborations with their peers. We 
believe that the potential for fostering links between a variety of 
facets of the IUI community will help to ensure an exciting workshop 

Information about the previous workshops can be found at: 
http://www.smart-ui.org/events/vissw2010/ and 


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    * Interfaces
          o Novel interfaces for high-volume transient data, e.g. feeds, 
streams and sensors.
          o Novel interfaces supporting discovery of social data and 
richer interactions using Facebook's Open Graph Protocol, Twitter's 
Annotations for tweets, Google's Social Graph etc.
          o 'Living' interfaces to constantly evolving data, 
vocabularies, and emerging links between them.
          o Collaborative interfaces supporting social data analysis.
          o Adaptive user interfaces on the Web.
          o Lightweight components and processes for casual users to 
publish/share their own content on the Web.
          o Task-centric interfaces for structured and/or Linked Data.
          o Novel visualisation of structured, linked and aggregated 
data, originating from multiple sources.
          o Interface components for displaying/interacting with 
aggregated, heterogeneous Linked Data, e.g. components for displaying 
provenance information.
          o Ontology-based visualization of collections of data.

    * Interaction Paradigms
          o Novel (e.g. touch-based, gesture-based, etc.) interaction 
paradigms for textual, photos, music, videos, etc. on various platforms 
(e.g. mobile devices, set-top boxes, shared/public single/multiple 
          o Investigation of task-centric interaction paradigms beyond 
search and browse.
          o Novel interaction paradigms with structured, linked and 
aggregated data.
          o Ontology-based interaction with collections of data.
          o Semantic models for interaction and their reuse on the web

    * Empirical Studies and Evaluation
          o Use cases which present novel visualization requirements and 
expose interesting interaction challenges on the Social and Semantic Web.
          o Empirical studies that can guide the development of 
interfaces for Linked Data.
          o Implications for design from user-studies, pilot systems and 
live deployments in the Social and Semantic Web.


We welcome three types of submissions:

    * Full papers which should be between 6 and 10 pages.
    * Short papers and position papers which should be up to 5 pages.
    * Demo papers which should be a 2 page description with a screenshot 
of the working prototype or preferably a link to an online demo.

Submissions must be in PDF format and prepared according to the main 
conference format. Papers will be peer-reviewed by three independent 
reviewers. Papers can be submitted via the EasyChair system at 
http://www.easychair.org/conferences?conf=vissw2011 . Accepted papers 
will be published in CEUR-WS.org proceedings.


    * Paper submission deadline: 8th November, 2010 (11:59pm Hawaii time)
    * Notification of acceptance: TBD
    * Camera-ready paper submission deadline: TBD


    * Siegfried Handschuh, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
    * Lora Aroyo, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    * VinhTuan Thai, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland


    * Karen Church, Telefonica Research, ES
    * Gavin Doherty, Trinity College Dublin, IE
    * Aldo Gangemi, CNR-ISTC, IT
    * Tom Heath, Talis Information Ltd, UK
    * Nicola Henze, University of Hannover, DE
    * Geert-Jan Houben, Delft University, NL
    * Shixia Liu, Microsoft Research Asia , CN
    * Steffen Lohmann, University of Duisburg, DE
    * Knud Möller, DERI, NUI Galway, IE
    * Alexandre Passant, DERI, NUI Galway, IE
    * Adam Perer, IBM Research, IL
    * Harald Sack, FH Potsdam, DE
    * Daniel Schwabe, PUC-Rio, BR
    * Moritz Stefaner, Freelancer, DE
    * Earl Wagner, University of Maryland, US


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: vissw2011 
at easychair dot org
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