IUI Workshop on Visual Interfaces to the Social and the Semantic Web - Deadline Extension

Due to multiple requests, the paper submission deadline has been
extended to 24th November, 2008 (11:59pm Hawaii time)

1st International Workshop on Visual Interfaces to the Social and the
Semantic Web (VISSW 2009)
In conjunction with IUI 2009
Sanibel Island, Florida
8th February 2009



The advent of the Social Web (Web 2.0) and the Semantic Web has resulted
in even more data created, published and consumed by users. This vast
amount of data is available in various formats (text, image, video,
etc.), can be presented on different platforms, and most importantly,
contains linkages between different entities on the Web. 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
heterogeneous 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 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.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from
different fields, such as Human-Computer Interaction, Information
Visualization, Semantic Web, and Personal Information Management, to
discuss latest research results and challenges in designing,
implementing, and evaluating intelligent interfaces supporting access,
navigation and publishing of different types of contents on the Social
and Semantic Web. In addition, the workshop also serves as an
opportunity for researchers to gain feedback on their work as well as to
identify potential collaborations with their peers.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

 * Visual interfaces supporting exploration and/or navigation of
unstructured or structured data on the Web
 * Visualizing and interacting with semi-structured/linked data on the
Semantic Web or the Social Semantic Desktop
 * Ontology-based visualization of & interaction with collections of data
 * Novel paradigms to interact with textual data, photos, music, videos
on mobile devices
 * Lightweight components for casual users to publish/share their own
contents on the Web
 * Real-world use cases
 * Lessons learned from intelligent interfaces built to interact with
Web-based contents


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 - 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 IUI
format. Papers will be peer-reviewed by three independent reviewers.
Papers can be submitted via the EasyChair system:


 * (Extended) Paper submission deadline: 24th November, 2008 (11:59pm
Hawaii time)
 * Notification of acceptance: 7th December, 2008
 * Camera-ready paper submission deadline: 14th December, 2008


David Huynh from Metaweb Technologies has agreed to give an invited talk
at the workshop.


 * Siegfried Handschuh, DERI Galway, Ireland
 * Tom Heath, Talis Information Ltd, UK
 * VinhTuan Thai, DERI Galway, Ireland


 * Anupriya Ankolekar, HP Lab, US
 * Lora Aroyo, VU Amsterdam, NL
 * Chris Bizer, FU Berlin, DE
 * Duane Degler, Design for Context, US
 * Alan Dix, University of Lancaster, UK
 * Martin Dzbor, The Open University, UK
 * Alain Giboin, INRIA, FR
 * Gus Gollings, RMIT, AU
 * Michael Hausenblas, DERI Galway, IE
 * David Huynh, Metaweb, US
 * Anthony Jameson, FBK, IT
 * David Karger, MIT, US
 * Georgi Kobilarov, FU Berlin, DE
 * Nicholas J. Kings, BT, UK
 * Knud Möller, DERI Galway, IE
 * Enrico Motta, The Open University, UK
 * Eyal Oren, VU Amsterdam, NL
 * Jacco van Ossenbruggen, CWI, NL
 * Alexandre Passant, DERI Galway, IE
 * Lloyd Rutledge, Open Universiteit, NL
 * Sebastian Schaffert, Salzburg Research, AT
 * Daniel Schwabe, PUC-Rio, BR
 * Nadeem Shabir, Talis, UK
 * Carlo Torniai, Simon Fraser University, CA
 * Jun Zhao, Oxford University, UK


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the workshop
organizers at: vissw2009 at easychair dot org

Dr. Siegfried Handschuh
Lecturer and Project Leader
Semantic Information Systems and Language
Engineering Group (SmILE) - http://smile.deri.ie/
Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Galway
National University of Ireland, Galway,
IDA Business Park, Lower Dangan, Galway
Tel: +353 - 91 - 495085
WWW: http://www.siegfried-handschuh.net/

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