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UDISW 2010 : International Workshop on User Data Interoperability in the Social Web


When Feb 7, 2010 - Feb 7, 2010
Where Hong Kong, China
Submission Deadline Nov 27, 2009
Notification Due Dec 12, 2009
Final Version Due Jan 8, 2010
Categories    databases   social web

Call For Papers

International Workshop on User Data Interoperability in the Social Web (UDISW 2010)

In conjunction with the 2010 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (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 personalization
* 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 Proceedings.

* 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

For further questions please contact us at

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