First International Workshop on
Ontologies in Interactive Systems

1st of September 2008, Liverpool, U.K.

held in conjunction with HCI 2008,
Liverpool John Moores University, 1-5 september 2008


    Session I: 9.00 - 10.30

    Ontologies & Digital Inclusion

Chair: Matt-Mouley Bouamrane, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

1- Experiences of Exposing Semantics to Drive Transcoding

Darren Lunn, Sean Bechhofer and Simon Harper

            The University of Manchester, United Kingdom

2- An Ontology for Obesity Intelligent e-Therapy

Irene Zaragoza, Jaime Guixeres and Mariano Luis Alcańiz Raya

            Human Centred Technology Laboratory, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

3- Introducing AccessOnto: Ontology for Accessibility Requirements Specification

Kristina Masuwa-Morgan

            Canterbury Christ church University, United Kingdom
    Coffee Break 10.30 - 11

    Session II. 11 - 12.30

    Ontologies & Ambient Intelligence

Chair: Fedor Bakalov, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany

4- A Semantics-based User Model for the Support of Personalized, Context-Aware
Navigational Services

Maria Michou, Antonis Bikakis, Theodore Patkos, Grigoris Antoniou and Dimitris Plexousakis

            Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, Greece

5- Put the User in Control: Ontology-driven Meta-level Interaction for Pervasive

Geert Vanderhulst, Kris Luyten and Karin Coninx

            Expertisecentrum Digitale Media, Hasselt University, Belgium

6- Ontologyzing Metadata for Assistive Technologies - The OASIS Repository

Alexander Garcia Castro, Immanuel Normann, Joana Hois and Oliver Kutz

            University of Bremen, Germany
    Lunch Break 12.30 - 14.00

    Session III. 14.00 - 15.30

    Ontologies & Personalised Information on the Web

Chair: Gavin Doherty, The University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland

7- Interacting with an Ontology to Explore Historical Domains

Ilaria Corda, Brandon Bennett and Vania Dimitrova

            University of Leeds, United Kingdom

8- Ontology-Based Multidimensional Personalization Modeling for the
Automatic Generation of Mashups in Next-Generation Portals

Fedor Bakalov, Birgitta König-Ries, Andreas Nauerz and Martin Welsch

            Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, IBM Research and Development, Germany

9- Blog Ontology (BloOn) & Blog Ontology Visualization System (BOViS)

Amadeu Campos and Renata Dividino

            Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research, Darmstadt, Germany
    Coffee Break 15.30 - 16.00

    Session IV. 16.00 - 17.30

    Ontologies & User Interaction

Chair : Kristina Masuwa-Morgan, Canterbury Christ Church University

10- Ontologies for Technology in Mental Health Interventions

David Coyle and Gavin Doherty

            The University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland

11- Ontological dimensions applied to Natural Interaction

Francisco Javier Calle, Elena Castro and Dolores Cuadra

            Departamento de Informática, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

12- A Systems Approach to User Evaluation of Biomedical Ontologies

Gilbert Maiga and Ddembe Williams

            Makerere university, Uganda


    The Ontology and Interactive systems workshop ONTORACT'08 is sponsored by the
    UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council:

    EPSRC Digital Inclusion Cluster