ISWC 2007 Tutorial Description

User-Centered Design for the Semantic Web

in conjunction with the 6th International Semantic Web Conference and
the 2nd Asian Semantic Web Conference, 2007

11 November 2007, Busan, Korea


Tutorial Presenters

Anthony Jameson is a principal researcher at DFKI, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, and adjunct professor for human-computer interaction at the International University in Germany. One of his general goals, reflected in keynote addresses at several international conferences, is to promote the user-centered design of intelligent (and otherwise innovative) user interfaces, including user-adaptive systems, language technology systems, and systems based on semantic technologies. His research that is most directly relevant to the current tutorial has been conducted in the projects SemIPort (2002 – 2004) and Halo (2004 – present), from which the semantic wiki case study for this tutorial is taken. He has given tutorials (several of them full-day tutorials including hands-on sessions) in the conference series IJCAI, AAAI, CHI, IUI (intelligent user interfaces), UM (user modeling), and AH (adaptive hypermedia). He has taught HCI at universities in most years since 1986.

Lora Aroyo is an assistant professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is currently working in several cultural heritage and personalized ambient experience projects, including the CHIP, CHOICE, MultimedianN eCulture, and ITEA Passepartout projects. Her research focus is on applying semantic web technologies for personalized information access and presentation of digital collections and on the evaluation of interactive information systems. Lora has also organized various workshops in the context of the semantic web, personalization, e-learning, and e-culture. Her teaching activities involve courses in information retrieval, HCI, and knowledge-based systems.