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Golder, Scott A.
Wed, 7 Feb 2007 16:48:37 -0600
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The submission deadline is fast approaching!  The submission deadline is
this Monday, February 12th.  Please contact the chairs with any


WWW2007 Workshop:

Tagging and Metadata for Social Information Organization

Call For Papers and Participation


User-generated content has transformed the web. This new content -
including video, blogs, photos, etc. - is often also organized
collaboratively, using tags, or keywords, supplied by users. Tags are
useful entry points into exploring the content by searching, filtering,
navigating, and so on. Collaboratively tagging content sources allows
them to be used for knowledge and information sharing and constitute a
kind of social interaction, and the relations between keywords can be
used to create associations in topic networks.

As the services supporting tagging grow, questions of scale become
pertinent. From a social standpoint, as communities grow, changes
(similarity, trust, etc.) make successful interfaces for small groups
ineffective for large ones, making new designs necessary. From a
technical perspective, growth of data sources presents new opportunities
for semantics and data mining.

In this workshop, we hope to bring together researchers and
practitioners from a variety of disciplines and engage them in
discussion about tagging, especially how it fosters social information
organization and collaboration, and how to leverage the explosive volume
of metadata.

Topics of Interest

We hope to bring together researchers as well as practitioners to
explore social, design and computational aspects of tagging and social
information organization. The topic space is wide, but the following are
some of the areas of special interest:

# Semantics. Ontology and hierarchy creation; Semantics issues in
cross-system tagging; Standardization efforts.

# Cognition. The cognitive aspects of categorization; Organizing and
retrieving tagged objects.

# Social networks. Social sharing; Relationship building; Ratings
systems and collaborative filtering; Identity management
self-presentation; Tagging in blogs, wikis, etc.

# Usability and Interfaces. Search navigation, browsing and filtering;
Novice users and tags; Evaluating existing tagging environments and user
behavior; Motivations for tagging.

# Multimedia. Tagging multiple kinds of media; tagging across media
types; Tagging at varying scales; Non-text-based annotations and tags.

How to Submit

Submissions will be managed using the EasyChair conference management
system. Go to and create an
account, then choose the track for this workshop.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format, and in the style as WWW2007
papers. See the WWW2007 submissions page
( for templates and info.

Papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee and an appropriate set
of submissions will be accepted. Authors of accepted papers will be
invited to present their work at the workshop. The workshop proceedings
will also be made part of the WWW2007 CDs, which will be distributed at
the conference.

Workshop Format

The schedule of the workshop is designed to be as interactive as
possible, and will include paper presentations and moderated discussion.
Under consideration are breakout sessions and possible guest speakers.
    1. Paper/Area Discussions. Authors of accepted papers will be
invited to present their work, with an emphasis on discussion with the
attendees. Accepted papers will be grouped into coherent topic groups so
topics may also be discussed at a more general level.
    2. Breakout sessions. Breakout sessions will allow attendees to
engage in small-group, deeper discussion about particular areas. Design
exercises or other prompts may stimulate discussion.
    3. Moderated Discussion. As a way of bringing closure to the
workshop day, the co-organizers will solicit questions from the
attendees and moderate discussion among them.

Key Dates & Contact Info

# Mon 12 February 2007 - All papers must be submitted via Easychair by
this date.
# Fri 16 March 2007 - Authors will be notified whether submissions have
been accepted or not.
# Fri 30 March 2007 - Camera-ready copies of accepted papers are due.
# Tue 8 May 2007 - Workshop will be held at WWW2007 in Banff, Alberta,

# Scott Golder, HP Labs.
# Frank Smadja, RawSugar. 
# Program Committee:
  * Lee Iverson, University of British Columbia
  * Emanuele Quintarelli, Reed Business Information
  * Vova Soroka, IBM Haifa Research Lab
  * Andrew Tomkins, Yahoo! Research
  * Jennifer Trant, Archives & Museum Informatics

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