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CFP: 1st Int'l Workshop on Visual Interfaces to the Social and the Semantic Web (VISSW 2009)

From: Tom Heath <tom.heath@talis.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 12:11:28 +0100
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To: semantic-web@w3c.org, public-semweb-ui@w3.org, public-lod@w3.org

[apologies if you've already seen this call elsewhere...]

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


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 preferrably 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:


   * Paper submission deadline: 14th November, 2008
   * Notication of acceptance: 7th December, 2008
   * Camera-ready paper submission deadline: 14th December, 2008


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

(To be extended)

   * 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
   * Gus Gollings, RMIT, Australia
   * Michael Hausenblas, Joanneum Research, AT
   * Georgi Kobilarov, FU Berlin, DE
   * Knud Möller, DERI Galway, IE
   * Enrico Motta, The Open University, UK
   * Eyal Oren, VU Amsterdam, NL
   * Alexandre Passant, DERI Galway, IE
   * Nadeem Shabir, Talis, UK
   * Carlo Torniai, Simon Fraser University, CA


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