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Workshop Agenda

First International Workshop on Interaction Design and the Semantic Web
held in conjunction with the World Wide Web Conference, 2004, NY NY
Workshop Date: May 18, 2004


We would very much like to make the workshop a lively and interactive discussion. To that end, we have scheduled the morning for discussions of the papers and an overview of the posters. The afternoon session has been set aside for group discussion, lead by Ben Schneiderman and Jim Hendler. And then, break out groups for the final mission/agenda setting for future directions.

If you have an interest in interaction design for innovative information systems, please join us.

We will also have a drop-in poster space available for participants who wish to present some of their ideas to the group, or give a demo of their design/system.

General Participation

This workshop is an opportunity for Interaction Design and Semantic Web researchers to meet and explore what is interesting and what is possible, to exchange problem cases from knowledge building tools for non-specialists to application affordances for generic browsers to formal interaction models for representing semantically associated information.

The goal of the workshop is to share ideas, experiences and to chart new territory, and especially to create opportunities for collaboration among research communities. In particular, we want

  1. to begin to define what are the particular attributes of the Semantic Web that we can specify new research challenges for Interaction Designers.
  2. to create an ongoing bridge between research communities.


Note: Proceedings for the workshop are distributed electronically from this site. We recommend you download the papers prior to the workshop for your perusal.

09:00 - 09:05 Workshop introduction
09:05 - 09:45

Paper presentations. Session: Interacting with Ontologically-Driven Resources

  1. Interaction Design of Ontology-Based Adaptive Resource Browsers based on Selection
    MiguelAngel Sicilia Elena Garcia
  2. Semantic-based support for the semi-automatic construction of multimedia presentations
    Kateryna Falkovych, Jana Werner, Frank Nack
  3. Combining Generality and Specificity in Generating Hypermedia Interfaces for Semantically Annotated Repositories
    Lloyd Rutledge Geert-Jan Houben Flavius Frasincar
09:45 - 10:30 Discussion - moderator: Jennifer Goldbeck
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee (Posters can be hung up.)
11:00 - 11:30

Paper presentations Session: Layered Interaction with Semantic Web Resources.

  1. Wrapper Induction for EndUser Semantic Content Development
    Andrew Hogue, David Karger
  2. Semantic Web Interaction on Internet Relay Chat
    Jennifer Golbeck Paul Mutton
11:30 - 12:00 Discussion - moderator: Dennis Quan
12:00 - 12:30

Poster presentations:

  1. Multi-Layer Active Documents for the Semantic Web
    Vitaveska Lanfranchi, Fabio Ciravegna, Daniela Petrell
  2. Concurrent Interaction Issues with Heterogeneous Resources in Situational Awareness
    Faith Lawrence
  3. Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Clicks? Challenges of Adding Semantic Data to Images
    Greg Elin
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch + posters
14:00 - 15:30
Balancing Human Control and Automation: A Tale of Two Perspectives in a Case Study and Thought Experiment of Web-based Photo Annotation.
Lead by Web Ontologist, James Hendler and HCI Guru, Ben Shneiderman

Following from the morning's presentations, Ben and Jim will situate the afternoon's discussion by presenting a communal design problem: annotating and then repurposing photos in a Semantic Web context. They'll kick of the discussion with their visions of how user interfaces for the Semantic Web might help users accomplish tasks related to photo collections. They will each present some examples of what we would like to see and then comment on each other, then invite the audience to participate.

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee (+ posters)
16:00 - 17:00 Discussion Groups: Mission Agenda Next Steps for the area of IDSW
17:00 - 17:30 Conclusions: Report back from discussion group

Target Audience:

The Interested

  • If you are a Semantic Web researcher, interested in exploring collaboration with interaction/user interface researchers, please come and bring your interaction problems, questions, ideas.
  • If you're a Interaction/UI/HCI/CSCW researcher, interseted in learning about this new domain, this is a great place to meet the people in the neighborhood.
  • if you're a software engineer or hypertext researcher, interested in new systems, your contributions to the discussions are most welcome.

The Experienced

  • interaction design interested in network-based information systems who are working in the Semantic Web space
  • Semantic Web researchers investigating applications for real users.

See you in New York!

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