CFP: 4th AIS SigPrag Int. Conf. Track on the PragmaticWeb at i-Semantics 2009 (ICPW 2009)

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    4th AIS SigPrag International Pragmatic Web Conference Track
                  (ICPW 2009)


    International Conference on Semantic Systems
                (i-Semantics 2009)

2 - 4 September 2009, Messecongress|Graz, Austria


Selected best papers will be invited to a forthcoming special issue
of Elsevier Data & Knowledge Engineering (
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
    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
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
on "Pragmatic Web".

Submissions must be original and must not have been submitted for
publication elsewhere. Articles should follow the JUCS guidelines for
( 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

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, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Hans Weigand, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Programme Committee

Akerkar Rejandra, Technomathematics Research Foundation, Kolhapur / India
Auer      Sören    Universität Leipzig
Ayers    Danny   Talis
Bergman Mike Structured Dynamics
Boley    Harold  Faculty of Computer Science, University of New Brunswick
Bürger Tobias   STI Innsbruck
Cyganiak Richard             DERI Galway
Damjanovic        Violeta Salzburg Research
Dietzold               Sebastian            Universität Leipzig
DiMaio Paola     Strathclyde University, UK 
Erling     Orri        OpenLink Software
Hartig    Olaf       Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Heath   Tom       Talis
Heese   Ralf        Freie Universität Berlin
Hepp     Martin  Universität der Bundeswehr
Jelinek  Ivan       Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical
University in Prague
Jeremic                Zoran    Military Academy, Belgrade, Serbia 
Jovanovic            Jelena   University of Belgrade, Serbia 
Klusch   M.          DFKI 
Lange    Christoph            DERI/Jacobs Universität Bremen
Langegger          Andreas              JKU Linz
Liu          Kecheng              Informatics Research Center, University
of Reading
Lovrencic            Sandra University of Zagreb, Croatia 
Milanovic            Milan    University of Belgrade, Serbia 
Mizoguchi           R.            Osaka University
Mochol                Malgorzata         Freie Universität Berlin
Nixon    Lyndon STI International
Norton Barry     KMI Open University
Obrst    Leo        MITRE Corporation 
Pellegrini             Tassilo Semantic Web Company
Peterson             David    BoaB Interactive
Polleres               Axel       DERI Galway
Reiser   Peter    SUN Microsystems
Samwald             Matthias             DERI Galway 
Sauermann        Leo        DFKI
Schandl                Thomas               Semantic web Company
Sequeda             Juan      University of Texas at Austin
Shakya Aman    National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo
Simperl                Elena     STI Innsbruck
Staab    Stephan              Faculty of Computer Science, University of
Stamper              Ronald  University of Twente (Prof. emeritus)
Stankovic            Milan    Université Paris-Sud XI Orsay, France 
Stenzhorn          Holger  Institut für Medizinische Biometrie und
Medizinische Informatik, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg
Tempich              Christoph            DETECON International
Tolksdorf            Robert FU Berlin
Wieser                 Christoph            Salzburg Research
Zhdanova           Anna     FTW Vienna
to be continued …                          

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