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CfP: 3rd Int. Conf. Track on the Pragmatic Web at i-Semantics 2009 (ICPW 2009)

From: Adrian Paschke <paschke@in.tum.de>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 00:13:08 +0100
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  3rd International Pragmatic Web Conference Track

                (ICPW 2009)




  International Conference on Semantic Systems

              (i-Semantics 2009)



2 - 4 September 2009, Messecongress|Graz, Austria









Papers will be published in JUCS conference proceedings.


Selected best papers will be invited to a forthcoming special issue

of Elsevier Data & Knowledge Engineering (www.elsevier.com/locate/datak)

on "Pragmatic Web".






Call for Papers



The PRAGMATIC WEB track is a special track within the i-Semantics 2009. 
It is centered around the study of "pragmatics" in the Semantic Web. 
That is, it draws attention to how communicative actions with a 
pragmatic context are performed via Web media  and illuminates how 
mutual understanding and commitments to actions can evolve in 
conversations. For further information about the Pragmatic Web track see 



Topics of Interest



* Theories, Frameworks, Models and Methods

  ...inspired by Pragmatics and Pragmatism, or less formally, case study 

  reflections on "pragmatic" uses of the Web that supported the 

  of social/work relationships and common ground

* Applied pragmatic theory

* Communication, dialogue and argumentation models

* Pragmatic Web media for communicative actions

* Pragmatic collaboration and coordination tools

* Pragmatic context models (e.g. within conversation-based collaborations)

* Pragmatic design principles for Web contents where trust and 
commitment to

  action play a role

* Vocabularies / ontologies for pragmatic primitives (e.g. speech acts,

  deontic primitives, etc.)

* Linguistic metaphor: its value for framing the Syntactic, Semantic and

  Pragmatic Web

* Pragmatic model of scientific inquiry in Semantic Web research

* Negotiation, mediation, conflict resolution, and coordination combining  

  existing ontologies and schemata, collaborative ontology sharing and 

  matching techniques

* Integrative frameworks: approaches to integrating insights from 

  disciplines (e.g. language-action perspectives, cognition, linguistics,

  semiotics, knowledge representation, philosophy, interaction design,

  negotiation, media studies)

* Pragmatic reasoning supporting adaptive semantic collaboration and 

  collaborative teams

* Sense making, analysis and decision-making in a cooperative or non-

  cooperative pragmatic model

* Argumentation, dialogue and debate

* Personalized / role-based Pragmatic Web Agents and intelligent

  conversation or action based web services

* Pragmatic Web based human-human and human-computer interaction

* Semiotically motivated approaches to information systems

* Semiotic engineering and Semiotics in business computing

* Semiotic theory, concepts, methods and techniques, and their practical 







TRUST AND COMMITMENT: Whether we look at our geo-political and 

environmental context, work within and between organizations, or our 

local communities, there has never been a greater need for 

understanding across cultural, intellectual, and other boundaries. 

Whether the context is international policy, distributed teamwork, e-

business, or community mobilisation, fundamentally, people must build 

trust and commitment to common goals by talking and acting together.


What role does the Web have to play in these complex processes?


GET PRAGMATIC: The study of "pragmatics" is driven by an interest in 

action. It illuminates how it is that we manage to evolve mutual 

understanding and commitments in conversation. Central to this 

perspective is the understanding that the meaning of everything we 

say and do is contextual. When contexts change, meanings change in 

conversations, documents, and models of the world. This is something 

that we manage fluently in face-to-face conversation, but when 

working on the Web over space and time, tools must still support 

adaptation to new contexts. A focus on pragmatics draws attention to 

how communicative actions are performed via Web media.


THE PRAGMATIC WEB CONFERENCE TRACK at i-Semantics 2009 is a unique forum

to envision and debate how the emerging social, semantic, multimedia Web

mediates the ways in which we construct shared meaning. While there is

much research and development into topics relevant to this challenge 
such as 

collaboration, usability, knowledge representation, and social 

informatics, the Pragmatic Web conference provides common ground for 

dialogue at the nexus of these topics.


WE INVITE YOU as a researcher or practitioner working on these 

challenges to join the special Pragmatic Web track at the i-Semantics 2009

in September to share your work, and to come and 

find out what others are doing. This is an emerging network of people 

exploring the intersection of established intellectual traditions and 

the fast changing Web: come and help shape the community!






* How can we better understand the usefulness, and limitations, of a 

concept such as "Web Pragmatics"


* What pragmatic design principles improve websites where trust and 

commitment to action are central?


* What are the tradeoffs for users of more structured Web 

collaboration media? (e.g. in learnability, scaleability, 



* How can participatory work practices and collaboration tools be 

orchestrated in the design of the standards, data models and 

ontologies that underpin data-driven Web applications?


* What role does pragmatics play in the design of personalised 

information and personalised actions channelled through the Web?


* What impact (intended or unintended, productive or disruptive) do 

different levels of computational infrastructure have on Web pragmatics?


* How can we clarify our understandings of increasingly important 

concepts on the Web such as "social ties", "metadata", "knowledge 

representation", and "transaction"?


* If "context" is pivotal in making human interaction meaningful, how 

can we take context into account to improve Web applications?




Submission Information



All accepted papers of Pragmatic Web Conference Track at I-SEMANTICS 
2009 will appear in the printed i-Semantics conference proceedings 
published by the Journal of Universal Computer Science (JUCS). Selected 
papers will also be invited for an extension to be published as journal 
publication in the forthcoming special issue of Elsevier Data & 
Knowledge Engineering (www.elsevier.com/locate/datak)

on "Pragmatic Web".


Submissions must be original and must not have been submitted for 
publication elsewhere. Articles should follow the JUCS guidelines for 
(http://www.jucs.org/ujs/jucs/info/submissions/style_guide.html) and 
must be submitted via the online submission system available at the 
conference website as PDF documents (other formats will not be 
accepted). For the camera-ready version, we will also need the source 
files (Latex, OpenOffice, Word).


Research/Application Papers

Research/Application papers report on novel research and/or applications 
relevant to the topics of the conference. The number of pages of 
research papers is limited to 8 pages including references and an 
optional appendix.


Posters, Demos & Tutorials

The conference also particularly welcomes the submission of posters, 
demos, and tutorials. Submissions should consist of a 2-4 page 
description that allows us to judge the quality of your presentation. 
Descriptions will also be published as part of the i-Semantics proceedings.



Important Dates



- Paper Submission Deadline: 9 March 2009

- Acceptance of Notification: to be announced

- Submission of Camera-Ready Paper: to be announced

- Conference: 2 - 4 September 2009



Pragmatic Web Conference Track Chairs



Adrian Paschke, Free University Berlin, Germany

Hans Weigand, Tilburg University, The Netherlands




Programme Committee



(to be announced soon)

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