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Erwin Leonardi <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 22 Sep 2009 10:23:34 -0400
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UDISW 2010
                   International Workshop on 
         User Data Interoperability in the Social Web

                 In conjunction with IUI 2010
                       Hong Kong, China 
                    February 7 - 10, 2010

 Nowadays, people leave their marks at a multitude of applications
 distributed across the Web: They share their bookmarks in Delicious,
 fill in profiles at social networking services such as Facebook and
 Orkut, browse and buy products on Amazon, search with Google and
 Yahoo and interact with diverse other sites for information and 
 services. This distributed and heterogeneous corpus of user data is
 a valuable source of information for systems that aim for
 personalization and user adaptation.

 With the advent of Web 2.0, standards such as OpenID, RSS and OAuth, as
 well as mashup tools like Yahoo pipes or Semantic Web pipes,
 interlinking of different services has become easier. However, limited
 interoperability still prevents applications to exchange, reuse, and
 integrate their user models for personalization across application and
 domain boundaries. Research carried out in the field of Semantic Web
 supports applications to provide extensibility, flexibility,
 interoperability and reusability. Further, the Linked Data initiative
 and the Data Portability project focus on pragmatic approaches that
 help applications to share and connect data.

 Nevertheless, using the Web as a homogeneous knowledge infrastructure,
 which serves as input for cross-application and cross-domain user
 modeling, is still an unsolved vision, because syntactic and semantic
 heterogeneity of the fragmented and distributed user data  which might
 be unstructured  can hardly be handled by application developers. In
 addition, requirements concerning privacy, scrutability and trust
 complicate the intermixing of user data from different sources.

 This workshop aims to bring together academic and industrial
 researchers and practitioners in the fields of Intelligent User
 Interfaces, Interaction Systems, Social Media, Semantic Web, User
 Modeling, and Personalization in order to discuss theoretical and
 practical knowledge, open research issues, applications, and
 experiences for common benefit.

 The workshop will tackle challenges posed by user modeling beyond
 application boundaries, including, but not limited to,
 the following themes:

 * Aggregation and integration of distributed user data and profiles 
 * Smart mashup interfaces 
 * Techniques for visualizing distributed user data 
 * User interfaces enabling maintenance of distributed user profiles 
 * Inter-system scrutability of user profiles 
 * Semantic methods for exchanging user profiles 
 * Intertwining social networking services 
 * Studies assessing the use of external/public user data for 
 * Applications demonstrating intermixing of user profiles from 
   different sources

 All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not 
 currently under review. Each paper will be reviewed by at least two 
 independent referees. Papers will be evaluated according to their 
 significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and 
 relevance to the workshop. All submission must be in English. At
 least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the
 workshop. Research papers must be prepared in the two-column SIGCHI
 conference format; templates are available at:

 * Microsoft Word document template
 * LaTeX class file

 We welcome both full papers and short papers (e.g. experience reports,
 preliminary reports of work in progress, system demonstration, etc). 
 Full papers should be between 6 and 10 pages in length, short papers
 should not exceed 4 pages. Please submit your contributions
 electronically in PDF format at

 The workshop proceedings will be published as a volume at CEUR Workshop

 * 27 November 2009 : Full & short paper submission deadline 
                      (11:59pm Hawaiian time (GMT-10)) 
 * 12 December 2009 : Notification of acceptance 
 * 08 January 2010  : Final camera-ready paper due 
 * 07 February 2010 : UDISW 2010 workshop day

 * Fabian Abel (L3S Research Center, Germany) 
 * Eelco Herder (L3S Research Center, Germany) 
 * Nicola Henze (Leibniz University Hannover, Germany) 
 * Geert-Jan Houben (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands) 
 * Erwin Leonardi (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands)

 * Available at

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