The Semantic Desktop is an environment where personal data of different kinds is annotated and related with machine-interpretable information.
The Semantic Desktop session within the WOD-PD will focus on recent progress in this area. It will discuss existing infrastructures for semantic desktop environments, and it will demonstrate how such components are integrated into existing operating systems and applications. It will show how ontologies, information fusion, and automatic classification can be applied in the domain of personal information management (PIM), and how they can help to convey the user's mental model into digital form. Finally it will analyze how semantics can be injected into the user's normal workflow, and how intuitive user interfaces for semantic technologies can be designed.
The "Web Of Data Practitioners Days (WoD-PD)" is a new application-oriented event for Semantic Web practitioners and interested newcomers. It is intended to communicate the results of the past years' semantic systems activities to a broader audience, especially to practitioners from industry and academia.
Participants will have the opportunity to see how semantic technologies may improve and enhance existing Web-based software systems and how the Web of Data will provide a completely new paradigm of managing globally interlinked information. As a result, attendees will get a better idea about the practical benefits of semantic solutions and researchers obtain valuable feedback for further research directions aiming at productivity and applicability of the existing technology for real-world use cases.