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Duane Degler <[log in to unmask]>
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[Apologies for cross-postings]
Semantic Web User Interaction: Exploring HCI Challenges
at CHI 2008.  Florence, Italy.  April 5, 2008.
Papers due: 31st October, 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:

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
31st October (see 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.
Submissions and questions to: [log in to unmask]

Submissions due: 31 October 2007, 5:00 PM PDT.
Notification by: 28 November 2007
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:
E-mail: [log in to unmask]  (active 1st September).
For examples of previous work in Semantic Web User Interaction, please see

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