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CALL FOR PAPERS - 4 Workshops co-located at Hypertext 2014
Important Dates:
** Submission Deadline: Jun27th 2014 (23:59 Chile Time)
** Notification of Acceptance: July 11th, 2014                                              
** Final Papers Due: Jul 23rd, 2014                                                                          
** Workshop date: September 1, 2014
DataWiz: Workshop on Data Visualization.
Martina Deplano, University of Turin, Italy.
Andrè Panisson, ISI Foundation, Italy.
Giancarlo Ruffo, University of Turin, Italy.
Web page: http://datawiz2014.di.unito.it/

DataWiz aims at bringing together an interdisciplinary audience (e.g. computer and cognitive scientists, designers, data journalists), in order to discuss tools, models and metaphors useful to understand and explain input or output data through advanced graphical user interfaces. In fact, interacting with data by means of intriguing visual representations, that can eventually be accessed from the Web, is a fundamental approach to accurately present scientific findings in an appealing way. The aim is to leave to the observer (likely an expert of the domain) the task of exploring complex phenomena, without the pain of dealing with issues such as data complexity and overload of information. This workshopfocuses on both scientific and information visualization, and discussions of best practices and innovative approaches are welcome.

LinkQS: Workshop on Linking The Quantified Self.
Amon Rapp, Università di Torino, Italy.
Frank Hopfgartner, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.
Till Plumbaum, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.
Bob Kummerfeld, University of Sydney, Australia.
Judy Kay, University of Sydney, Australia.
Eelco Herder, L3S Research Center Hannover, Germany.
Web page: http://linkqsws.wordpress.com/

Quantified Self tools help users to collect their data, aggregate them through some forms of reasoning, and feed them back through data visualizations. Although the current spread on the market of these kinds of tools, many issues arise in their usage. Looking at diverse fields of research, such as User Modeling, Web of Things and semantic web it is now possible to imagine to overcome some of these issues. This workshop aims to discuss the new opportunities that arise from these research fields.

SP 2014: Workshop on Social Personalization.
Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh, USA.
Leandro Balby Marinho, Federal University of Campina Grande, Brasil.
Denis Parra, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile.
Eliana Scheihing, Universidad Austral, Chile.
Christoph Trattner, Know-Center, Austria.
Web page: http://columbus.exp.sis.pitt.edu/sp2014/

For the Social Personalization workshop, we aim to attract researchers from all over the world working in the fields of User Modeling, Personalization and Recommendations where the social context plays a fundamental role. This topic is important because it involves leveraging new sources of information that are specific for social systems such as shared items and tags, user public profiles, social connections, and logs of user social activities in order to improve people's information access in a wide variety of tasks and across different devices. These social information sources offer social personalization systems a chance to compensate for the lack of information and structure that is used by traditional personalization technologies ranging from recommender systems to E-learning. The goal of this workshop is to share and discuss research that goes hopefully beyond classic personalization techniques, trying to capitalise potentially useful information available in social data for paving the way to more efficient personalized information access technologies.

WLT 2014: Workshop on Hyperlinking in the Web of Linked Things.
Carlos Buil-Aranda, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile.
Federica Cena, University of Torino, Italy.
Ilaria Torre, University of Genoa, Italy.
Web page: http://wlt.dibris.unige.it

The Web is now evolving from a mere network of connections among virtual content and data to a network of connections among real things and objects. In such new emerging Web, hyperlinks are consequently changing their nature. They can now connect very different kinds of resources that are real world things, data and documents; moreover they can be typed, i.e. they can describe the kind of relationship between the resources they connect, following the Linked Data principles. This workshop aims to discuss the new issues that arise from the rapid changes in this research field.


Denis Parra
Assistant Professor, CS Department
School of Engineering
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