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2nd CFP for CHI: later deadline -- Semantic Web User Interaction -- CHI 2008 Workshop

From: Duane Degler <ddegler@ipgems.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 22:05:44 -0400
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2nd CALL FOR PAPERS (updated)
Semantic Web User Interaction: Exploring HCI Challenges 
at CHI 2008.  Florence, Italy.  April 5, 2008.
Papers due: 14th December, 2007

This workshop seeks participation from CHI research and design 
communities, as well as Semantic Web researchers focused on user 
interaction techniques.  It is the fifth in the Semantic Web User 
Interaction (SWUI) series, and the first to be organized for CHI.  
The workshop web site, with full details, is at:

* Deadlines extended to accommodate new research write-ups:
      Submissions due: 14 December 2007, 5:00 PM PDT.
      Notification by: 11 January 2008
      Workshop date: 5 April 2008

* Paper formats:
      Research/Case Study papers: 8-10 pages, CHI Archive format
      Position papers: 3-4 pages, CHI Extended Abstract format

* Site for published workshop papers:
We have been asked where we intend to publish accepted papers. 
CHI does not publish workshop papers in the digital library. We will 
publish the papers on the CEUR workshop proceedings site (for example, 
see http://CEUR-WS.ORG/Vol-172/) as we have done previously.

Workshop Theme

The Semantic Web is not a Web of documents, but a Web of structured 
and interlinked data.  Creating interfaces for interacting with this data 
is difficult because there is no well-defined web "page" or homogeneous 
structure to the data.  Creating data is at least as important as 
presenting it, so facilitating efficient and effective data entry is an 
important aspect of user interaction.

This workshop seeks to identify key challenges in a usability research 
agenda for the Semantic Web and to explore the contributions that 
the CHI community can make to address them.  Papers are invited on any 
relevant topic, including:

* Case studies that can help inform the practical achievement of
  usable Semantic Web browsers and applications

* New tools for collaboration, including ways of visualizing virtual
  organizations and relationships

* New tools that use Semantic Web data to add or improve interface

* New interfaces for authoring content, ontologies and metadata

* New approaches for defining or representing user context in ways
  that influence data seeking/use

* Methodologies for the formative and summative evaluation of Semantic
  Web user interfaces

* Methodologies for requirements gathering, design and development

In addition, the Linking Open Data project has large interlinked data sets 
available that designers/researchers may wish to try as test sets for 
interface experiments.  We encourage you to explore these resources.  See 

Participating in the workshop:

We are accepting three types of submissions, which are due by 
14th December (see all dates below).  Acceptance of your submission 
is required for attendance at this workshop.

1. Case studies - describing projects and applications that present 
novel interaction approaches and include discussion of how users are 
involved in analysis, design, and evaluation.  Where possible, 
demonstrations are encouraged.

2. Research papers - describing specific research activities in any 
area that relates to user interaction directly.  Again, where possible, 
demonstrations are encouraged.

3. Position papers - articulating a user interaction or methodological 
position/issue that presents a contribution to workshop discussion, 
by which we are able to advance the subject overall. Papers that outline 
bridges/integration between disciplines are encouraged.

All papers submitted will be reviewed by the workshop committee. Please note

the criteria we use when reviewing papers: 
Submissions and questions to: swui08chi@webscience.org

Submissions due: 14 December 2007, 5:00 PM PDT.
Notification by: 11 January 2008
Workshop date: 5 April 2008

* m.c. schraefel, University of Southampton, UK
* Duane Degler, IPGems, USA
* Jennifer Golbeck, University of Maryland, USA
* Abraham Bernstein, University of Zurich, Switzerland
* Lloyd Rutledge, CWI-INS2, The Netherlands

For more information:

The workshop website is: http://swui.webscience.org/SWUI2008CHI
E-mail: swui08chi@webscience.org
For examples of previous work in Semantic Web User Interaction, please see 
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