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SWUI06: deadline extension, new co-sponsor, panel session

From: Lloyd Rutledge <Lloyd.Rutledge@cwi.nl>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 11:46:45 +0200
Message-ID: <44B76805.70406@cwi.nl>
To: semantic-web@w3.org

Due to various requests and to account for changes in format, we have
extended the submission deadline for the Semantic Web User Interaction
(SWUI06) workshop at ISWC 2006 to

  - August 4th for abstracts
  - August 11th for full papers

One change in the format is co-sponsorship from the newly formed Web
Science Research Initiative.  The initiative will also sponsor a panel
session at SWUI06 on "Grand Challenges for Usability and the Semantic
Web".  We will announce guest panelists soon, on the website
http://swui.semanticweb.org/swui06/ and elsewhere.  Below is a copy of
the updated CFP.


                      Call for Papers -- SWUI 2006
      The 3rd International Semantic Web User Interaction Workshop
                            November 6, 2006
                          Athens, Georgia, USA
                       collocated with ISWC 2006

August 4, 2006      Abstract submissions due
August 11, 2006     Paper submissions due
September 8, 2006   Acceptance notification
September 18, 2006  Camera-ready papers due
November 6, 2006    Workshop at the ISWC2006

The structure and features of the Semantic Web enable new ways of
thinking about exploring information spaces beyond what HTML has made
possible.  This workshop investigates similarly innovative ways to
exploit those opportunities in terms of user interface design.  A key
challenge of this workshop will be to present work that demonstrates
interaction and visualization opportunities that are only now made
possible through the Semantic Web.  We will address how users can
interact with information represented with Semantic Web technologies.
Issues include defining paradigms for interaction, their corresponding
technical interfaces and the mapping of Semantic Web constructs to
them.  In the end, we aim to map the "problem space" that binds these
issues together and to identify the core unsolved yet promising
challenged within it.

Writing Papers

The criteria for general assessment of submissions will be novelty,
innovation, demonstrated awareness of related work, contribution to
the field.  We seek papers that help answer the following questions:

     * What does a generic Semantic Web browser 'look' like?
     * How does it support general exploration of the semantic web?
     * What are test cases to evaluate such a browser?

In particular, reviewers will consider:

     * how the interaction design or visualization specifically exploits
       the affordances of the Semantic Web
     * how users were involved throughout the process of design/development
     * how the work has been evaluated with participants

We seek papers for this workshop that, independently or collectively,
set agendas and possible priorities that frame follow-on discussions
and also research pursuits.  While applying existing interaction
approaches and metaphors to the new Semantic Web sometimes helps, we
also seek new ideas that apply uniquely to the Semantic Web, enabling
forms of interaction not otherwise possible.  We welcome papers
demonstrating new features and behaviors the Semantic Web enables in
its interfaces.  Especially valued are papers applying user-centered
methodologies to ensure the interface components are beneficial.
Finally, we encourage research on how the Semantic Web changes use
itself, including changed user tasks and goals, contexts of use, user
types and groups, and requirements that the newly enabled user
community has.


Part of this workshop's goal is to map the terrain that SWUI topics,
issues and challenges lie in.  We invite those interested in
participating in this workshop goal to start now by reading and
posting on the SWUI mailing list at
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-semweb-ui/.  Below are some
sample topics and their groups, subject to much change as the workshop
approaches and culminates.

     * requirements on data
           o measuring and determining how data can enhance good interaction
           o annotations on media
           o a seamless interface from merged: data, vocabularies, formalisms
     * browsing
           o local view browsing
           o style and layout
           o selection of media for presentation
           o assisted navigation
     * search
           o assisted querying
           o facet browsers
           o relevance measures
     * large-scale structural visualization
           o graphic-based
           o geographic-based
           o dimensional views
     * presentation generation
           o document structure
           o hypermedia
           o narrative and rhetorical structure
     * adaptation and personalization
           o user models: formation, representation and processing
           o recommendation
           o parameters of adustment in SWUI
     * user as author
           o publishing and sharing
           o indentity
           o approachable interfaces
     * personal and social challenges
           o community dymanics
           o trust
           o privacy
           o adoption
     * the changed user experience
           o new personas, tasks and goals
           o new sitations, contexts and scenarios
           o user-centered design and other methodologies for designing SWUIs

Submitting Papers

Submit your papers as PDF in the style of the Springer Publications
format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).  For complete
details, see Springer's Author Instructions.  Email the submissions
before August 11<th to swui06sub(AT)cwi(DOT)nl.  Full papers will have a
maximum of 14 pages.  Short papers will have a maximum of 8 pages.  We
will not accept research papers that, at the time of submission, are
under review for or have already been published in or accepted for
publication in a journal or another conference.

Organizating Committee

     * Lloyd Rutledge (co-chair), CWI, Amsterdam
     * m.c. schraefel (co-chair), University of Southampton
     * Abraham Bernstein, University of Zurich
     * Duane Degler, IPGems

Program Committee

     * Mark Ackerman, University of Michigan
     * Ion Androutsopoulos, Athens University of Economics and Business
     * Lora Aroyo, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
     * Chris Bizer, Freie Universität Berlin
     * Jennifer Golbeck, University of Maryland
     * Lynda Hardman, CWI, Amsterdam
     * Nicola Henze, University of Hannover
     * Scott Henninger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
     * Eero Hyvönen, Helsinki University of Technology
     * David R. Karger, MIT - CSAIL
     * Ora Lassila, Nokia Research
     * Paul Mulholland, The Open University
     * Cynthia Sims Parr, University of Maryland and UMBC
     * Patrick Schmitz, UC Berkeley
     * Paul Shabajee, University of Bristol

Co-sponsor: The Web Science Research Initiative
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