Live Social Semantics

Alani, Harith, Szomszor, Martin, Cattuto, Ciro, Van den Broeck, Wouter, Correndo, Gianluca and Barrat, Alain (2009) Live Social Semantics At 8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), United States.


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Social interactions are one of the key factors to the success of conferences and similar community gatherings. This paper describes a novel application that integrates data from the semantic web, online social networks, and a real-world contact sensing platform. This application was successfully deployed at ESWC09, and actively used by 139 people. Personal profiles of the participants were automatically generated using several Web~2.0 systems and semantic academic data sources, and integrated in real-time with face-to-face contact networks derived from wearable sensors. Integration of all these heterogeneous data layers made it possible to offer various services to conference attendees to enhance their social experience such as visualisation of contact data, and a site to explore and connect with other participants. This paper describes the architecture of the application, the services we provided, and the results we achieved in this deployment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Event Dates: October 2009
Venue - Dates: 8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), United States, 2009-10-01
Organisations: Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 267772
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October 2009Published
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2009 09:30
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 18:42
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