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Submission Deadline 2014-03-14
Submission Site https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=hswi2014
Submission Types full research papers, position papers, case study reports, reports of experiments, evaluation reports
Date 2014-05-26
Place Crete, Greece
Colocated With http://2014.eswc-conferences.org
Notification 2014-04-01
Camera Ready Deadline 2014-04-15
Title 2nd Workshop on Human-Semantic Web Interaction (HSWI’14)
Hashtag #hswi14

Workshop on Human-Semantic Web Interaction (HSWI’14)

together with the 11th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC'14)

May 25-29, 2014. Crete, Greece

To advance and consolidate the development of Semantic Web (SW) technologies and applications, a strong interdisciplinary approach is required. Amongst others, SW technologies imply new challenges for user interaction - and especially end user interaction - beyond those already posed by Web technologies and interactive systems in general. Some of the challenges to Semantic Web Interfaces are:

  • SW technologies provide a new set of innovative functionalities, which require equally innovative interfaces to be enjoyed
  • Interfaces are required for datasets of which the schemas are not yet fully known at design time
  • UIs for datasets where there is as much information in the links between the resources as in the resources themselves
  • Interfaces need to be able to deal with different levels of granularity of data and information.
  • UIs for information that is automatically derived from potentially incomplete and imperfect data
  • Control over data/information delivery, due to size and complexity of data sources

The HSWI workshop aims to explore and evaluate good practices in interface design, and ultimately feed into possible recommendations for standardizing and consolidating knowledge and good practices into a set of guidelines for semantic web developers, to ensure the usability and reasonably functional user experiences of the next generation of Semantic Web applications.


Date: Monday, May 26th (morning session) Session Chair: Heiko Paulheim

Topics of Interest

HSWI invites papers on, but not strictly limited to, the following topics (unordered):

  • Semantic Web applications and tools addressing the needs of end users, both for creating and consuming Semantic Web data
  • Requirements for supporting the design and implementation of user interfaces for semantic applications
  • Natural Language Interfaces
  • Interaction styles and requirements, including new/emergent types of interactions
  • Models for specifying structure and behavior of semantic interfaces
  • Lessons learned from developing, evaluating and using semantic interfaces
  • Defining Semantic Interfaces: concepts, requirements
  • Literature reviews and methodologies in the scope of Human-Semantic Web Interaction
  • Stakeholders perspectives
  • Sensemaking
  • Semantic search interfaces
  • Use Cases/Case Studies, best practices, evaluations
  • New web based interaction technologies (Gesture, Touch, Mind-Web Interfaces, etc.)UI/UX
  • Paradigms for semantic applications on mobile devices, taking into account on-board sensors (think: SIRI/Google Now on steroids)
  • Visualization in semantic interfaces

Submission and Presentation

For providing a forum for sharing novel ideas, HSWI welcomes a broad spectrum of contributions, including for example:

  • Full research papers
  • Position papers
  • Case Studies
  • Descriptions of Experiments
  • Evaluations

The authors in doubt about the relevance of the genre of their submission are invited to contact HSWI organizers. Submissions will be evaluated by the members of the international program committee.

Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this workshop.

We accept both short (6pp.) and long papers (12pp.) which must be formatted according to the information for LNCS authors. Papers must be submitted in PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) format. Papers that exceed the maximum pages or do not follow the LNCS guidelines will be automatically rejected without a review. Additionally, your submission may be accompanied by a short video figure or interactive illustration to foster the understanding of your work. More information about the Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) are available on the Springer LNCS Web site.

Submit your papers through EasyChair at: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hswi2014

Papers will be presented in slots of 20+5 minutes, giving longer time for discussions. User interfaces are predestinated for demonstration, so we will encourage participants to show live demos of the approaches they discuss. Furthermore, the workshop will foster an impromptu demo session, where on-site participants can show and discuss demonstrations of semantic web interfaces without a formal review process.


Contributions will be selected based upon their quality as evaluated by 2-3 referees. Accepted papers will be published on the open-access platform CEUR-WS. Furthermore, the best papers of the workshop will be included in the supplementary proceedings of ESWC 2014, which will appear in the Springer LNCS series.

At least one author of accepted papers is required to register at the conference.

Important Dates

  • Workshop papers submission deadline: EXTENDED - March 14th, 2014 (23:59 Hawaii Time)
  • Notifications of acceptance for Workshop papers: April 1, 2014
  • Submission of camera ready versions of accepted Workshop papers: April 15, 2014
  • Workshop day: May 26th, 2014

Workshop Organizers

Heiko Paulheim (heiko at informatik dot uni-mannheim dot de), University of Mannheim, Germany

Martin Voigt (martin.voigt at tu-dresden dot de), Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Annett Mitschick (annett.mitschick at tu-dresden dot de), Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Roberto Garcia (roberto dot garcia at udl dot cat), Universitat de Lleida, Spain

Program Committee

Currently, the following people confirmed to serve as program committee member.

  • Marius Brade, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • Tru Cao, Vietnam National University - HCM City, Vietnam
  • Sarven Capadisli, Universität Leipzig, Germany
  • Miguel Ceriani, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
  • Alvaro Craves, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Aba-Sah Dadzie, The University of Birmingham, UK
  • Ian Dickinson, Epimorphics, UK
  • Paola Di Maio, IIT, India
  • Nima Dokoohaki, KTH, Sweden
  • Rosa Gil, Universitat de Lleida, Spain
  • Lars Grammel, Trifacta, USA
  • Marco Grassi, Polytechnic University of Le Marche, Ancona, Italy
  • Armin Haller, CSIRO, Australia
  • Paul Hermans, ProXML, Belgium
  • Tim Hussein, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Anna Jordanous, King’s College London, UK
  • Evangelos Kapros, UX Engineer at Learnovate Centre, Ireland
  • Mathias Lux, Klagenfurt University, Austria
  • Massimiliano Dal Mas, Matrix SpA - Virgilio, IEEE, Italy
  • Paul Mulholland, The Open University, UK
  • Kawa Nazemi, Fraunhofer IGD, Germany
  • Andreas Nürnberger, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany
  • Nikolaus Piccolotto, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • Jan Polowinski, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • Lloyd Rutledge, Open Universiteit, The Netherlands
  • Timo Stegemann, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Lars Svensson, German National Library, Germany
  • Andreas Thalhammer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Haofen Wang, Apex SJTU, China
  • Lydia Weiland, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Amrapali Zaveri, Universität Leipzig, Germany


This workshop has been partially supported by the research project InDAGuS, Infrastructures for Sustainable Open Government Data with Geospatial Features

(Spanish Government TIN2012-37826-C02).


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Hashtag#hswi14 +
Notification1 April 2014 +
PlaceCrete, Greece +
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SubmissionSitehttps://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=hswi2014 +
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Title2nd Workshop on Human-Semantic Web Interaction (HSWI’14) +
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