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Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Research Group
School of Computing, University of Leeds


READING GROUP

Weekly meetings: Monday 1pm-2pm, Board Room Level 8, EC Stoner Building.

General topics of interest:



Date Topic Presenter Materials




Meetings During 2013



Monday
11th March
Paper Discussion: Ben Shneiderman, Jennifer Preece, Peter Pirolli. Realizing the value of social media requires innovative computing research. Communications of the ACM, Vol. 54 No. 9, Pages 34-37 ACM Link
Monday
4th March
FYP Presentations from UG students: Laide Suleiman (Evaluation of semantic browsers for learning body language ( ICAW - A case study)), Kajetan Czerwiec (Evaluation of MusicPinta- Music Domain Semantic Data Browser)
Monday
25th February
Talk: Thomas Kirkham (Distributed Systems and Services Research Group ) : Challenges and opportunities related to Open Data. Thomas Kirkham
Monday
18th February
FYP Presentation from UG student: Stefan Jardim: Semantic Technologies to improve online recommender systems
Monday
11th February
Group discussion: Evaluation of Knlowledge-enriched Intelligent Systems
Monday
4th February
FYP UG students kick-off meeting.




Meetings During 2012



Monday
12th November
Paper Discussion: Ryen White and Resa Roth, Exploratory Search: Beyond the Query–Response Paradigm, 2009 Dr. Vania Dimitrova
Monday
5th November
Paper Discussion: Marta Sabou and Miriam Fernandez, Ontology (Network) Evaluation, NEON book, 2012 Dr. Vania Dimitrova
Monday
15th October
“Certainty in an Uncertain World: Reflections on IEEE Requirements Engineering 2012” Dr. Colin Venters
Monday
24th September
Conference Summary: ECTEL 2012 Saarbrücken, Germany Dr. Vania Dimitrova Dr. Dhaval Thakker ECTEL 2012
Monday
20th August
Conference Summary: UMAP 2012 Montreal, Canada Dimoklis Despotakis UMAP 2012
Monday
13th August
Conference Summary: WWW 2012 Lyon, France Dr. Dhaval Thakker WWW 2012
Summary Slides
Monday
6th August
MSc Project Presentation: Extending the I-CAW system with culture-related prompts (developed within the ImREAL project) Gaye Ediboglu I-CAW
Monday
16th July
Applicability of semantic technology in the sustainability domain Claudia F. des Ribeiro
Monday
9th July
Conference Summary: Learning Analytics and Knowledge - LAK 2012 Vancouver, Canada Dr. Lydia Lau LAK 2012
Monday
11th June
Paper Discussion: Gong Cheng, Thanh Tran, and Yuzhong Qu,"RELIN: Relatedness and Informativeness-based Centrality for Entity Summarization", ISWC2011 Led by Dr. Dhaval Thakker ISWC Paper
Monday
28th May
Visited Talk: Emmanuel G. Blanchard - "Digitizing and Embedding Culture into Interactive Systems: A Relevant but Intractable Problem?" Dr. Emmanuel G. Blanchard
Tuesday
15th May
Visited Talk: EU Projects presentation - mEducator & ARCOMEM Dr. Stefan Dietze mEducator
ACROMEM
Monday
30th April
Evaluation of Intelligent Systems Dr. Vania Dimitrova
Monday
12th March
Practical Exercise: Paper study Dr. Vania Dimitrova
Dr. Lydia Lau
Monday
5th March
FY Project Presentation A Case Study on Injecting Mobile Technology to Improve Business Processes between the Scheduling Team and the Operational Staff Robbie Phillips
Monday
27th February
Conference Overview Presentation: 15th International ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 2012 Dr. Lydia Lau CSCW 2012
Monday
20th February
Conference Overview Presentation: ISWC 2011:Continuation [Web of Data, Semantic Social Web, Web scale Knowledge Extraction](Cont.) Dr. Dhaval Thakker Presentation Slides
ISWC 2011
Monday
6th February
Conference Overview Presentation: ISWC 2011:Ontologies, Reasoning and User Interaction (Cont.) Ronald Denaux Presentation Slides
ISWC 2011
Monday
30th January
Conference Overview Presentation: ISWC 2011:Continuation [keynotes] Dr. Dhaval Thakker Presentation Slides
ISWC 2011
Monday
23rd January
Conference Overview Presentation: ISWC 2011:Ontologies, Reasoning and User Interaction Ronald Denaux Presentation Slides
ISWC 2011
Monday
16th January
Presentation: "Scenario-driven approach - what is it good for?" Dr. Lydia Lau




Meetings During 2011



Monday
12th December
Presentation: IA Forum 2011 Wrap-up Session Vania Dimitrova
Monday
5th December
Presentation: STRAPP: Trusted Digital Spaces through Timely Reliable and Personalised Provenance Dr Fan Yang-Turner
Monday
21st November
Presentation: Real World Activity Model and Semantic Content Augmentation in ImREAL Project Dr D Thakker ImReal EU Project
Monday
7th November
Paper discussion: Zenz G., Zhou X., Minack E., Siberski W. and Nejdi W. From keywords to semantic queries-Incremental query construction on the semantic web. Web semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web, 7(3), 2009, pp. 166-176 Siraya Sitthisarn Paper
Monday
31st October
Presentation: Review on the Open Provenance Model Aryana Tavanai
Monday
24th October
Presentation: Dicode Project: Requirements and Architecture Lydia Lau DICODE
Monday
17th October
Presentation: Dicode Project: Semantic Underpinning Vania Dimitrova DICODE
Monday
10th October
Presentation: Entendre: Interactive Semantic Feedback for Ontology Authoring Ronald Denaux
Monday
3rd October
Presentation: Dicode Community Modelling Services Ahmad Ammari DICODE
Presentation Slides
Monday
26th September
Paper Discussion: Dimoklis Despotakis, Lydia Lau and Vania Dimitrova. Capturing the Semantics of Individual Viewpoints on Social Signals in Interpersonal Communication. Semantic Web Journal. Special Issue on Personal and Social Semantic Web (under review) Dimoklis Despotakis, Lydia Lau, Vania Dimitrova Link to paper
Monday
4th July
Paper Presentation: Ahmad Ammari, Vania Dimitrova and Dimoklis Despotakis. Semantically Enriched Machine Learning Approach to Filter YouTube Comments for Socially Augmented User Models. UMAP Workshop on Augmenting User Models, (AUM) 2011, Girona, Spain Ahmad Ammari
Monday
27th June
Paper Presentation: Dimoklis Despotakis , Lydia Lau and Vania Dimitrova. A Semantic Approach to Extract Individual Viewpoints from User Comments on an Activity. UMAP Workshop on Augmenting User Models, 2011, Girona, Spain Dimoklis Despotakis
Monday
20th June
ESWC 2011, Conference Summary, Part II Vania Dimitrova
Monday
13th June
ESWC 2011, Conference Summary, Part I Vania Dimitrova
Monday
28th March
Paper Presentation: Thakker, D., et al., "A Pragmatic Approach to Semantic Repositories Benchmarking", in The Semantic Web: Research and Applications, L. Aroyo, et al., Editors. 2010, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg. p. 379-393 (ESWC 2010) Dhaval Thakker
Monday
14th February
Reviewing a Research Topic Brainstorm and Group Discussion
Monday
7th February
Linked OpenData Video presentations & Group discussion
Monday
31st January
Trends in social media and collective intelligence Video presentations & Group discussion




Meetings During 2010



Monday
29th November
UMAP 2010, Conference Summary Stylliani Kleanthous Slides
Monday
22nd November
PhD Presentation and Group Discussion on Evaluation of: "Semantic search with keyword interface approach for expert witness discovery" Siraya Sitthisarn
Monday
15th November
Video Presentation: Prof. N. Contractor, keynote speaker at ESWC 2010 Video
Monday
8th November
Practical Session: Paper Reading, Assessment and Brainstorming Practical Session Paper
Monday
1st November
PhD Presentation and Group Discussion on Evaluation of: "Discovering Connections in Historical Domains: an Approach Based on Semantic Trajectories" Ilaria Corda
Monday
25th October
Paper Discussion:Tomassen, S.L. Strasunskas, D. (2009) 'An ontology-driven approach to Web search: analysis of its sensitivity to ontology quality and search tasks', in G. Kotsis, D. Taniar, E. Pardede I. Khalil (eds), Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications Services, ACM, pp. 128-136. Group Discussion Paper
Monday
18th October
Talk:Refactoring with Semi-automated Interface Mediators for Service Integration Dr. David Webster Presentation Slides
Monday
11th October
Paper Discussion:van den Akker,C et al., Historical Event-based Access to Museum Collections. Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Recognising and Tracking Events on the Web and in Real Life (EVENTS2010), Athens, Greece, May, 2010 Group Discussion Paper
Monday
13th September
Talk:Context-enriched Activity Modelling Dimoklis Despotakis Presentation Slides
Monday
5th July
Seminar:"The messy quest for knowledge" by Dr. Wim Peters (Invited speaker, Natural Language Processing Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield) Dr. Wim Peters Abstract
Monday
28th June
Talk:"Semantic Technology for Search" by Dr. Laura Hollink (visiting speaker, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands) Dr. Laura Hollink Talk Abstract
Presentation Slides
Monday
21st June
Talk:"A framework for Personalised On-the-job Reflective Mobile Learning (PORML) in fire risk assessment" Wichai Eamsinvattana Presentation Slides
Monday
14th June
Talk:Augmenting the Knowledge Capture Process with Dialogue Agents Vania Dimitrova Presentation Slides
Monday
7th June
Talk:Controlled Natural Languages for Knowledge Capture Ronald Denaux Presentation Slides
Monday
24th May
Talk:Ontology Engineering Ilaria Corda Presentation Slides
Monday
17th May
Talk:Semantic MediaWiki Dimoklis Despotakis Presentation Slides
Monday,
22 February
Paper Discussion J.F. Kaiser, You and your research - interview with Richard Hamming, New School Economic Review, 3 (1), 2008
Group Discussion Paper
Monday,
16 February
Paper Discussion Peter Pirolli(2009). Powers of 10: Modeling complex information seeking systems at multiple scales, IEEE Computer, 42(3)
Group Discussion Paper


Meetings During 2009



Monday
7th December
Talk:Towards the Maturation of Usability and User Experience Evaluation Methods (U2XEMs)
by Effie Lai-Chong Law (external speaker-University of Leicester)
Effie Lai-Chong Law Presentation Slides
Monday
30th November
Talk:Context Aware Systems (part 2)
by Dimoklis Despotakis
Dimoklis Despotakis Paper
Presentation Slides
Monday
23rd November
Talk:Context Aware Systems (part I)
by Dimoklis Despotakis
Dimoklis Despotakis Paper
Monday,
16th November
Events Attended: The 8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2009) Ronald Denaux Presentation Slides
Monday
9th November
Talk: Evaluation of a Semantic Web Application( A Pragmatic Approach)
by Chris Martin
Chris Martin
Principal Scientist, Research and Innovation Dep., Environment Agency

Monday,
2nd November
Events Attended: User Modeling Adaptation and Personalisation Conference (UMAP '09) Vania Dimitrova
Monday
19th October
Talk: Multi-perspective Ontology Engineering
by Ronald Denaux
Ronald Denaux
School of Computing

Monday
20th July
Talk: Yorkshire Forward interactive (YFi)
by David Hopkins and Trish Grant
David Hopkins and Trish Grant,
Yorkshire Forward
Yorkshire Forward web site
Tuesday
21st July
Talk: Msc Project: a Web 2.0 approach to library services
by Alexandra Matthews
Alexandra Matthews,
School of Computing

Monday
13th July
Talk: Intelligent Computer Tutoring Group: overview of current and past projects
by Prof. Tanja Mitrovic
Prof. Tanja Mitrovic Tanja Mitrovic web page
Monday,
29th June
Talk: AIED 2009: presentations and demo
Lydia Lau
School of Computing
Sirisha Bajanki
School of Computing
Monday,
8th June
Talk: Intelligent Augmentation & Intelligence Augmentation
Vania Dimitrova
School of Computing
Lydia Lau
School of Computing
Vania's Slides
Lydia's Slides
Monday,
1st June
Paper Discussion B.S.Sirisha, V.K.J.Jeevan, R.V.Raja Kumar (2009), A. Goswami, A personalised information support system for searching portals and e-resources, Electronic Library and Information Systems Vol. 43, No.1,77-93
Group Discussion Paper
Tuesday,
19th May
AWESOME Project: lessons learned and open issues
by Vania Dimitrova
Vania Dimitrova
School of Computing
Link to the AWESOME paper
Monday,
28 April
Joint Seminar-Report: Web Science Conference -WebSci '09-
by Professor Peter Dew
Professor Peter Dew
School of Computing
Conference Program Link
Monday,
20 April
Talk: Cloud Resource Brokering for Scientific Communities
by Shahzad Ahmed Nizamani
Shahzad Ahmed Nizamani,
School of Computing
Presentation Slides
Monday,
30th March
Paper Discussion Claus Zinn, Joanna D. Moore and Mark G. Core, A 3-Tier Planning Architecture for Managing Tutorial Dialogue (2002), In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS '02), Springer-Verlag, London, UK, pp. 574--584
Group Discussion Paper
Monday,
23rd March
Paper Discussion Simon J. Buckingham Shum, Victoria Uren, Gangmin Li, Bertrand Sereno and Clara Mancini (2007), Modeling Naturalistic Argumentation in Research Literatures: Representation and Interaction Design Issues, International Journal of Intelligent Systems, (Special Issue on Computational Models of Natural Argumentation), 22, (1), pp.17 - 47.
Group Discussion Paper
Monday,
9th March
Talk: Verifying and Extending Domain Specific Ontologies
by Lee Tunnicliffe
Lee Tunnicliffe,
School of Computing
Presentation Slides
Monday,
2nd March
Paper Discussion Michele Pasin, Enrico Motta and Zdenek Zdrahal (2007), Capturing Knowledge about Philosophy, K-CAP '07: Proceedings of the 4th international conference on Knowledge capture.
Group Discussion Paper
Monday,
23rd February
Talk: Building an ontology for non-domain experts: Dynamic Risk Assessment Ontology case study
by Wichai Eamsinvattana
Wichai Eamsinvattana,
School of Computing
Presentation Slides
Monday,
16th February
Paper Discussion: Christine L. Borgman (2006) What can Studies of e-Learning Teach us about Collaboration in e-Research? Some Findings from Digital Library Studies", Journal of Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp. 359 - 383 Group Discussion Paper
Monday,
9th February
Talk: Evaluation of Intelligent Systems: An Example
by Styliani Kleanthous
Styliani Kleanthous,
School of Computing
Presentation Slides
Monday,
26th Jan
Paper Discussion: Writing for Computer Science, Justin Zobel, 2004 Group Discussion
Paper
Justin Zobel web site
Tuesday,
20th Jan
Video Discussion: High Order Bit by Kevin Kelly presented at the Web 2.0 Summit. Joint Seminar with
Collaborative Architecture and Performance group





Meetings During 2008



Friday,
12th Dec
Paper Discussion: Analysing Community Knowledge Sharing Behaviour by Styliani Kleanthous and Vania Dimitrova Group Discussion
Paper
Wednesday,
3rd Dec
Talk: Ordnance Survey and the Semantic Web Glen Hart Ordnance Survey Link to Abstract
Friday,
28th Nov
Talk: SemWeB - A Semantic Web Browser for Supporting Open-Corpus Linking and Adaptive Hypermedia Melike Sah
Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia Group
School of Electronics and Computer Science
University of Southampton
Link to Abstract
Presentation
Friday,
21st Nov
Events Attended: International Semantic Web Conference PartII Ronald Denaux
Friday,
14th Nov
Talk: Integrating Affect into Learning Environments Konstantin Zakharov
Link to Abstract
Friday,
7th Nov
Events Attended: International Semantic Web Conference Vania Dimitrova and
Ronald Denaux

Friday,
24th Oct
Paper Presentation:Vania Dimitrova, Ronald Denaux, Glen Hart, Catherine Dolbear, Ian Holt and Anthony Cohn: Involving Domain Experts in Authoring OWL Ontologies at 7th International Semantic Web Conference 2008
Demo: Ronald Denaux, Vania Dimitrova, Anthony Cohn, Catherine Dolbear and Glen Hart. ROO: Involving Domain Experts in Authoring OWL Ontologies Demo at 7th International Semantic Web Conference 2008
Vania Dimitrova
Ronald Denaux
Link to Papers
Friday,
17th Oct
Paper Discussion: Agent-based Semantic Web Services Gibbins, N., Harris, S. and Shadbolt, N. (2003) Agent-based Semantic Web Services. Journal of Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web, 1 (2). pp. 141-154. ISSN 1570-8268 Group Discussion Link to Paper
Friday,
10th Oct
Events attended: John Sowa on "Dynamic Ontology, A Wittgensteinian Method of Relating Language to the World"
Paper Discussion: Wilks, Y. (2008) The Semantic Web: Apotheosis of annotation, but what are its semantics? IEEE Intelligent Systems, 23 (3). pp. 41-49
Group Discussion Link to Talk
Link to Paper
Friday,
3rd Oct
Talk: Interacting with an Ontology to Explore Historical Domains Ilaria Corda

Friday,
26th Sep
Paper Discussion: How to Succeed in Graduate School: A Guide for Students and Advisors Part II by Marie desJardins Group Discussion Link to Paper
Link to PDF
Friday,
19th Sept
Demonstration: AWESOME project Lydia Lau
Sirisha Bajanki
Suggested Reading
Thursday,
11th Sept
Events Attended: 5th International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia & Adaptive Web-based Systems - AH'2008
9th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS 2008)
Please Note Room Change: This meeting will be at Room 7.15, Level 7
Vania Dimitrova
Thursday,
4th Sept
Events Attended: The Sixth Summer School on Ontological Engineering and the Semantic Web (SSSW'08) Ronald Denaux Presentation Slides
Tuesday,
10th June
Practical Session: Reading Academic Papers Group Discussion
Tuesday,
3rd June
Paper Discussion: Blog Community discovery and Evolution Based on Mutual Awareness Expansion by Yu-Ru Lin, Hari Sundaram, Yun Chi, Jun'ichi Tatemura, Belle L. Tseng. published at the IEEE/WIC/ACM Int. Conf. on Web Intelligence 2007 Group Discussion Link to Paper
Tuesday,
20th May
Paper Discussion: Bridging the Gap Between Folksonomies and the Semantic Web: An Experience Report by Sofia Angeletou, Marta Sabou , Lucia Specia, and Enrico Motta Group Discussion Link to Paper
Tuesday,
13th May
Presentation: The Influence of Cognitive Styles on the Design of Adaptive Web-based Learning Materials Elizabeth Uruchurtu Link to Abstract
Tuesday,
6th May
Paper Discussion: Personalized Web Exploration with Task Models by J.Ahn, P. Brusilovsky, D. He, J. Grady & Q.Li Group Discussion Link to Paper
Tuesday,
29th Apr
Paper Discussion: Activity-Based Adaptive Mobile Learning in Fire and Rescue Services Group Discussion Link to Paper
Tuesday,
15th Apr
Paper Discussion: How to Succeed in Graduate School: A Guide for Students and Advisors by Marie desJardins Group Discussion Link to Paper
Tuesday,
11th Mar
Presentation: Personalised Intelligent Travel Assistant Mashup George Sheppard Abstract
Tuesday,
4th March
Discussion: The use of reasoners in our practice Group Discussion
Tuesday,
26th Feb
Presentation: Confluence Project Group Discussion
Tuesday,
19th Feb
Presentation: Events Attended Ilaria Corda CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model
Presentation
Tuesday,
5th Feb
Practical Session: How to write good papers? Group Discussion Paper to Read
Tuesday,
22nd Jan
Presentation: Events Attended Vania Dimitrova IST
CORDIS
Tuesday,
15th Jan
Presentation: Events Attended Styliani Kleanthous,
School of Computing
Professional Training Facts 2007




Meetings During 2007



Tuesday,
20th Nov
Paper Discussion: A Framework for Web Scisnce Joint Seminar with
Collaborative Architecture and Performance group
Link to Paper
Link to Session Notes
Link to Web sociology Notes
Link to Social Aspects notes
Tuesday,
27th Nov
Paper Discussion: Interactive Ontology-Based User Knowledge Acquisition: A Case Study Group Discussion
Link to Paper
Tuesday,
20th Nov
Paper Discussion: A Framework for Web Scisnce Joint Seminar with
Collaborative Architecture and Performance group
Link to Paper
Link to Session Notes
Link to Web sociology Notes
Link to Social Aspects notes
Tuesday,
13th Nov
Talk: Using Scenarios for System Design Lydia Lau
Wichai Eamsinvattana
Link to Paper
Link to Presentation1
Link to Presentation2
Wednesday,
7th Nov
School of Computing Research Away Day

Monday,
5th Nov
Talk: Discovering and Analysing Social Networks through the Mining of Logs from Collaborative Tools
Please Note: This meeting will take place at the Department of Computer Science, University of York, Room CS/103
Time: 15:00
Department of Computer Science,
University of York

Link to Presentation
Wednesday,
31st Oct
Presentations at the School of Computing annual postgraduate workshop From our group will present:
Wichai Eamsinvattana
Link to Presentation
Tuesday,
30th Oct
Talk: Semantic-Enhanced Community Modelling to Support Knowledge Sharing Styliani Kleanthous,
School of Computing
Link to pressentation
Tuesday,
23rd Oct
Paper Discussion: Papers from WWW'07 Part II Group Discussion
Papers to be discussed:
Wichai Eamsinvattana - A Mobile Application Framework for the Geospatial Web
Vania Dimitrova - Semantic Web: Tutorial1 - Technologies and Applications for the Real-World
Digital Libraries Tutorial2 - Semantic Digital Libraries
Ilaria Corda - How to name it, how to find it
Ronald Denaux - ActiveRDF
Lydia Lau - Explorations in the use of semantic web technologies for product information management

Tuesday,
16th Oct
Paper Discussion: Papers from WWW'07 Part I Group Discussion
Papers to be discussed:
Roger Hartley - Investigating Behavioural Variabilty in Web Search
Peter Dew - The Two Cultures: Mashing up Web 2.0 and the Semantic Web
Stella Kleanthous - Expertise Networks in Online Communities: Structure and Algorithms"

Tuesday,
9th Oct
Talk: Confluence Project Ronald Denaux
Ilaria Corda
Vania Dimitrova
Talk Overview
Tuesday,
25th Sep
Talk: Using Protege Ronald Denaux , School of Computing
Tuesday,
4th Sept
Talk: Building a Generic Framework for Handling Context: The CEMANTIKA approach Dr. Patricia Tedesco,
Centre for Informatics-Federal,
University of Pernambuco, Brazil

Overview
Tuesday,
24th July
Talk: Interaction with sets of digitized images in the context of the British Library - MSc project with the British Library Tomi Malomo, School of Computing
Tuesday,
17th July
Follow-up Discussion: Context Group Discussion
Link to Paper1
Link to Paper2
Thursday,
12th July
Paper Discussion: What We Talk About When We Talk About Context
Paul Dourish, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Volume 8 , Issue 1 (February 2004), Pages: 19 - 30, Year of Publication: 2004
Please Note: This meeting will take place at Leeds Business School, Room 1.33
Time: 15:00
Joined Seminar with Leeds Business School
AIMTech Research Group

Link to Paper
Tuesday,
10th July
Report: International Workshop on Virtual Research Environments and Collaborative Work Environments in May 07 at the e-Science Institute, Edinburgh Lydia Lau

Workshop Link
Tuesday,
3rd July
Report: 11th International Conference on User Modeling - UM '07, 25th - 30th June Corfu, Greece
Vania Dimitrova
Stella Kleanthous

Conference Website
Tuesday,
19th June
Talk: Interoperability among user-adaptive systems in the World Wide Web - A report of the results I have achieved during my stay in Leeds - Francesca Carmagnola ,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Turin
Overview
Tuesday,
15th May
Talk: Handling Viewpoint Discrepancies for Learning Christiana Panayiotou,
School of Computing,
University of Leeds
Overview
Presentation Slides
Tuesday,
8th May
Talk: Interoperability among user-adaptive systems in the World Wide Web.
Francesca Carmagnola ,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Turin

Overview
Presentation Slides
Tuesday,
27th Mar
Talk: Personalised Web Services for Activity-Based Mobile Learning Wichai Eamsinvattana,
School of Computing,
University of Leeds
Abstract
Presentation Slides
Wednesday,
21st Mar
Talk: Principles of Activity Theory: Relevance to Information Behaviour and Learning
Note: This meeting will take place at Active Leraning Lab, Level 9
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Dr. Mira Slavova
Research Fellow in Information Management, AIMTech Research Group, Leeds University Business School
Brief Description
Reccommended Reading
Reccommended Reading
Presentation Slides
Tuesday,
20th Mar
Talk: Motivating Participation in Virtual Communities Prof. Julita Vassileva
Department of Computer Science,
University of Saskatchewan
Brief Overview
Presentation Slides
Tuesday,
6th Mar
Talk: A tool to support effective team collaboration: A case study of Leeds University Union Executive Officers
Note: This meeting will take place at Level 7 Room 7.15
Stuart Ross Link to Abstract
Wednesday,
28th Feb
Presentation: Integrating RFID within an Intelligent Mashup
Note: This meeting will take place at Level 7 Room 7.20
Note: This meeting will take place on Wednesday 28th and not Tuesday 27th Feb

Michael Hollander

Tuesday,
20th Feb
Discussion: Evaluation of intelligent systems - scenarios and open questions Group Discussion GSLIS (The Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illiniois at Urbana-Champaign)
University of Maryland
MSc Project: Chapters 3,4 and 5
Tuesday,
6th Feb
Paper Discussion: Adaptive Interfaces and Agents by Anthony Jameson, In J. A. Jacko & A. Sears (Eds.), Human-computer interaction handbook (pp. 305-330). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. Vania Dimitrova Link to the paper
Tuesday,
23rd Jan
Practical Session: Reviewing Research Papers
Note: This meeting will take place at Level 8 Board Room
Group Activity Paper to Review
Tuesday,
16th Jan
Presentation: Report on EVIE Usage Vania Dimitrova
Ilaria Corda
Stella Kleanthous
Lydia Lau

Tuesday,
9th Jan
Practical Session: Information and Resource Searching Techniques Group Discussion Session Outcome




Meetings During 2006



Tuesday,
31st Jan
Talk: Modelling Individual Learners, Groups, and Closely-knit Communities Vania Dimitrova Slides (ps)
Tuesday,
7th Feb
Paper discussion: Knowledge management: Problems, Promises, Realities and Challenges, Gerhard Fischer and Jonathan Ostwald, University of Colorado, IEEE Intelligent Systems, 2001 Stella Kleanthous Link to the paper
Tuesday,
14th Feb
Support for Virtual Scientific Communities
Discussion: What is really scientific research collaboration? Is knowledge (and resource) sharing a kind of scientific research collaboration? The life cycle of research collaboration.
Tran Vu Pham Supporting papers:
WHAT IS RESEARCH COLLABORATION J. Sylvan Katz and Bem R. Martin
Relationships and tasks in scientific research collaboration by Robert Kraut
Tuesday,
21st Feb
Talk: User Cognitive Style and Interface Design for Personal, Adaptive Learning. What to Model? Elizabeth Uruchrutu Link to the paper
Tuesday,
28th Feb
Discussion: Mobile Web Initiative and Web 2.0 Vania Dimitrova Links:
W3C "Mobile Web Initiative" Workshop
What Is Web 2.0
Tuesday,
14th Mar
Paper Discussion: Detecting knowledge flows in weblogs, Anjewierden, A., de Hoog, R., Brussee, R. & Efimova, L., 13th International Conference on Conceptual Structrues (ICCS 2005). Karon McBride Link to the paper
Tuesday,
21th Mar
Talk: Schema-theory based approach to support children's conceptual understanding Zukri Ibrahim Slides
Tuesday,
28th Mar
Discussion: The use of Semantic Web technologies in our research
(Part 1: Ontologies)
  Related papers:
What Are Ontologies, And Why Do We Need Them? by B. Chandrasekaran, John R. Josephson, and V. Richard Benjamin, IEEE Intelligent Systems, 1999 14(1).

Ontology Development 101: A Guide to Creating Your First Ontology by Natalya F. Noy and Deborah L. McGuinness, Technical Report, KSI, Stanford, 2001.

Reasoning and Ontologies for Personalized E-Learning in the Semantic Web by Nicola Henze, Peter Dolog, and Wolfgang Nejdl, Educational Technology and Society, 2004,7 (4)
Tuesday,
4th Apr
Discussion with Gord McCalla, followed by a presentation by Gord on 5th April Gord McCalla Slides
Tuesday,
25th Apr
Paper Discussion: Community-based learning: Design patterns and frameworks, by John M. Carroll and Umer Farooq, 9th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Sept 2005. Lydia Lau Link to the paper
Notes with links to other papers
Informal Education and Lifelong Learning
Tuesday,
2nd May
Talk: Support for knowledge sharing and construction in virtual learning communities Stella Kleanthous Link to extended abstract
Tuesday,
9th May
Paper discussion: Towards community-driven development of educational materials: the Edukalibre approch, submitted to the The First European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning Chris Tebb
Vania Dimitrova
Julika Matravers
Stella Kleanthous
Link to paper
Edukalibre site at Leeds
Edukalibre project web site
Tuesday,
23rd May
Discussion: Use of ontologies to structure access to digital libraries: A case study in History of Science Ilaria Corda Supporting papers:
History ontology building: The technical view by Gabor Nagypal
Towards Ontological Modelling of Historical Documents by Vanesa Mirzaee, Lee Iverson, and Babak Hamidzadeh
Tuesday,
6th June
Talk: A knowledge-based approach for semantic extraction Weiqiang Ou
APT Research Lab, Department of Computing and Electronic Technology, The University of Bolton
Link to abstract
Tuesday,
27th June
Talk: Semantic Web and Personalised e-Learning Vania Dimitrova Tutorial given at AH06 Summer School on Personalised Learning
Tuesday,
4th July
Practical session: Reading research papers   Paper discussed:
Fischer J, Gantner Z, Rendle S, Stritt M, and Thieme L, Ideas and Improvements for Semantic Wikis, European Semantic Web Conference, ESWC06.
Tuesday,
18th July
Talks: Reports from events attended by group members   Sixth International Workshop on Global and Peer-2-Peer Computing "Theory and Experience of Desktop Grids and P2P systems"
European Semantic Web Conference
Workshop on SW personalisation
Workshop on Semantic Web and Adaptive Hypermedia for Learning
Summer School on Professional Leaning
Tuesday,
5th Sept
Talk: How can we describe and use digital learning materials more effectively? Scott Bateman, ARIES Lab, Department of Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan, Canada Link to slides


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