CFP update: SWUI Workshop at ISWC 2009 -- Semantic Web User Interaction

[Apologies for cross-postings]

UPDATE: Case study now available online.

Please note: It is not an absolute requirement for acceptance that
submissions use 
the case study. Furthermore, submissions can discuss existing and ongoing
work in the 
context of the case study, or be adapted for it. However, how much a
reflects that problem space is a factor in its positive consideration for

Sharing Ideas for Complex Problems in User Interaction SWUI Workshop at the
International Semantic Web Conference 2009.  
Washington, D.C. USA.  25th October 2009.
Papers due: 17th August 2009. Abstract/intent to submit due: 7th August.

This workshop seeks to gather researchers and problem owners from a range of
disciplines - both inside and outside the semantic web space - to explore
key aspects of the user experience in complex, very heterogeneous data
It is the sixth in the Semantic Web User Interaction (SWUI) series, and
takes its theme this year in part from the location of ISWC2009: Washington,
D.C. The workshop web site, with full details, is at: 

Workshop Theme:

Use of semantic web protocols and technologies are increasing rapidly in
government and business, so they are affecting an ever-widening user
population on the web. Increasingly, web and data/archival management tools
are embedding RDF and linked data capabilities into their architectures, and
projects are overlaying standards-based ontologies to supplement older
proprietary vocabularies. However, the key question remains:
* What are the most effective ways to harness these capabilities to support 
   high quality user interaction by researchers and the public?

A case study provides a focal point for our day-long collaborative
discussion - it centers around the rapidly growing area of large-scale
electronic archives and library collections online
( This domain is
particularly rich to explore, as it offers highly heterogeneous data
sources, a wide mix of structured and unstructured data, diverse user
populations and goals, requirements for a range of query/search/retrieval
strategies, and unique needs for visualizing/rendering both results and
individual objects.

There is a lot of good, relevant research and new interaction techniques
inside and outside the linked data/semantic web community that can
contribute to this domain, and ultimately to many large, heterogeneous data
interaction domains.

Who should participate?

This workshop will be of interest to researchers and designers from a range
of disciplines, including: 
* Semantic Web
* Linked Data
* Machine Learning
* NLP, concept and entity extraction, and linguistic analysis
* Search and indexing of structured and unstructured data, 
   images and multimedia
* Visualization
* Text entry, tagging and annotation
* Ontology and taxonomy modeling and integration
* Social and community interaction
* Multimedia
* Grid and cloud computing
* Agents

Participating in the Workshop:

A written research/position paper must be submitted and accepted to
participate in the workshop. The deadline for papers is August 17, 2009 (see
key dates, below). Because of the short review time for our PC, we would
really appreciate your submitting an abstract and your intention to submit
by Friday, August 7th. Papers do not need to be full length research papers
to be accepted - high quality ideas, contributions, and imagination are most

For acceptance into the workshop, participant papers must contain:
* A summary of your related research/practice work, with examples 
   that describe unique aspects of your research and any tools or models you

   are developing. 
* Links to existing papers that describe your work in more 
   detail; for researchers doing newer or more exploratory work, a longer 
   paper describing new and unpublished work can also be accepted by the PC.

* Specific ideas on how your research is a "piece in the larger puzzle" that

   contributes to improving the situation for users in the case study

Position papers can be as short as 4 pages, and the maximum length for
research papers is 12 pages. Accepted papers are expected to be published to
the CEUR-WS website. 

Workshop Format:

The workshop will feature collaborative activities to understand the
relationships between participants' work, in order to find points for
cross-fertilizing and extending future research. This will be a highly
interactive workshop! Some of the specific activities for the workshop will
be determined based on the participants and the research work they are
bringing to the event. 

The workshop aims to produce a strong and detailed outline/extended abstract
on the UI challenges presented by the case study domain and the types of
approaches that apply - and hopefully by extension can benefit other large,
heterogeneous data domains. We will ask participants to continue
contributing to the outline, with the aim of publishing the workshop
outcomes as a paper or journal special edition.

Key Dates:

Abstract/intent due: 7 August 2009
Submissions due: 17 August 2009
Notification by: 6 September 2009
Final papers due: 9 October 2009
Workshop date: 25 October 2009

Questions to:
Submissions to:
All papers submitted will be reviewed by the workshop program committee. 

Duane Degler, Design for Context, USA
Jennifer Golbeck, University of Maryland, USA m.c. schraefel, University of
Southampton, UK Lloyd Rutledge, Open Universiteit Nederland, NL

For More Information:

Workshop website:
Case study:

ISWC2009 (Washington, D.C. USA, 25-29 October 2009):
Westfields Conference Center:

Previous workshops in Semantic Web User Interaction:

Received on Friday, 10 July 2009 00:15:45 UTC