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5th AIS SigPrag International Pragmatic Web Conference Track (ICPW 2010) (02)
at International Conference on Semantic Systems
1 - 3 September 2010, Messecongress|Graz, Austria (03)
Call for Papers
The Conference on PRAGMATIC WEB is centered around the study of "pragmatics"
in the Semantic Web. That is, it draws attention to how communicative
actions with a pragmatic context are performed via Web media and
illuminates how mutual understanding and commitments to actions can evolve
in conversations. For further information about the Pragmatic Web see
Topics of Interest
* Pragmatic Web Science
* Theories, Frameworks, Models and Methods
...inspired by Pragmatics and Pragmatism, or less formally, case study
reflections on "pragmatic" uses of the Web that supported the negotiation
of social/work relationships and common ground
* Applied pragmatic theory
* Communication, dialogue and argumentation models
* Pragmatic Web media for communicative actions
* Pragmatic collaboration and coordination tools
* Pragmatic context models (e.g. within conversation-based collaborations)
* Pragmatic design principles for Web contents where trust and commitment to
action play a role
* Vocabularies / ontologies for pragmatic primitives (e.g. speech acts,
deontic primitives, etc.)
* Linguistic metaphor: its value for framing the Syntactic, Semantic and
* Pragmatic model of scientific inquiry in Semantic Web research
* Negotiation, mediation, conflict resolution, and coordination combining
existing ontologies and schemata, collaborative ontology sharing and
* Integrative frameworks: approaches to integrating insights from component
disciplines (e.g. language-action perspectives, cognition, linguistics,
semiotics, knowledge representation, philosophy, interaction design,
negotiation, media studies)
* Pragmatic reasoning supporting adaptive semantic collaboration and virtual
* Sense making, analysis and decision-making in a cooperative or non-
cooperative pragmatic model
* Argumentation, dialogue and debate
* Personalized / role-based Pragmatic Web Agents and intelligent
conversation or action based web services
* Pragmatic Web based human-human and human-computer interaction
* Semiotically motivated approaches to information systems
* Semiotic engineering and Semiotics in business computing
* Semiotic theory, concepts, methods and techniques, and their practical
TRUST AND COMMITMENT: Whether we look at our geo-political and environmental
context, work within and between organizations, or our local communities,
there has never been a greater need for understanding across cultural,
intellectual, and other boundaries.
Whether the context is international policy, distributed teamwork, e-
business, or community mobilisation, fundamentally, people must build trust
and commitment to common goals by talking and acting together.
What role does the Web have to play in these complex processes?
GET PRAGMATIC: The study of "pragmatics" is driven by an interest in action.
It illuminates how it is that we manage to evolve mutual understanding and
commitments in conversation. Central to this perspective is the
understanding that the meaning of everything we say and do is contextual.
When contexts change, meanings change in conversations, documents, and
models of the world. This is something that we manage fluently in
face-to-face conversation, but when working on the Web over space and time,
tools must still support adaptation to new contexts. A focus on pragmatics
draws attention to how communicative actions are performed via Web media.
THE PRAGMATIC WEB CONFERENCE TRACK at i-Semantics 2010 is a unique forum to
envision and debate how the emerging social, semantic, multimedia Web
mediates the ways in which we construct shared meaning. While there is much
research and development into topics relevant to this challenge such as
collaboration, usability, knowledge representation, and social informatics,
the Pragmatic Web conference provides common ground for dialogue at the
nexus of these topics.
WE INVITE YOU as a researcher or practitioner working on these challenges to
join the special Pragmatic Web track at the i-Semantics 2010 in September to
share your work, and to come and find out what others are doing. This is an
emerging network of people exploring the intersection of established
intellectual traditions and the fast changing Web: come and help shape the
* How can we better understand the usefulness, and limitations, of a concept
such as "Web Pragmatics"
* What pragmatic design principles improve websites where trust and
commitment to action are central?
* What are the tradeoffs for users of more structured Web collaboration
media? (e.g. in learnability, scaleability,
* How can participatory work practices and collaboration tools be
orchestrated in the design of the standards, data models and ontologies that
underpin data-driven Web applications?
* What role does pragmatics play in the design of personalised information
and personalised actions channelled through the Web?
* What impact (intended or unintended, productive or disruptive) do
different levels of computational infrastructure have on Web pragmatics?
* How can we clarify our understandings of increasingly important concepts
on the Web such as "social ties", "metadata", "knowledge representation",
* If "context" is pivotal in making human interaction meaningful, how can we
take context into account to improve Web applications?
All accepted papers of I-SEMANTICS 2010 will be published in the digital
library of the ACM ICP Series. Selected papers will also be invited for an
extension to be published as journal publication in the forthcoming special
issue of Elsevier Data & Knowledge Engineering
(www.elsevier.com/locate/datak) on “Pragmatic Web”.
Submissions must be original and must not have been submitted for
publication elsewhere. Articles should follow the ACM ICPS guidelines for
formatting (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates) and
must be submitted via the online submission system available at the
conference website as PDF documents (other formats will not be accepted).
For the camera-ready version, we will also need the source files (Latex,
Word Perfect, Word).
For the camera-ready version, we will also need the source files (Latex,
OpenOffice, Word). (06)
Research/Application papers report on novel research and/or applications
relevant to the topics of the conference. The number of pages of research
papers is limited to 8 pages including references and an optional appendix. (07)
Posters, Demos & Tutorials
The conference also particularly welcomes the submission of posters, demos,
and tutorials. Submissions should consist of a 2-4 page description that
allows us to judge the quality of your presentation. Descriptions will also
be published as part of the i-Semantics proceedings. (08)
Paper Submission at
* Paper Submission Deadline: 8 March 2010
* Notification of Acceptance: to be announced
* Camera-Ready Paper: to be announced
* ICPW'10 at I-SEMANTICS 2010: 1–3 September 2010
Pragmatic Web Conference Chairs
Adrian Paschke, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
Hans Weigand, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
see http://i-semantics.tugraz.at/pragmatic_web_track (010)
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