Semantics, Sensors, and the Social Web: The Live Social Semantics experiments

Presented at: 7th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2010)

by Martin Szomszor, Ciro Cattuto, Wouter Van den Broeck, Alain Barrat, Harith Alani

The Live Social Semantics is an innovative application that encourages and guides social networking between researchers at conferences and similar events. The application integrates data and technologies from the semantic web, online social networks, and a face-to-face contact sensing platform. It helps researchers to find like-minded and influential researchers, to identify and meet people in their community of practice, and to capture and later retrace their real-world networking activities at conferences. The application was successfully deployed at two international conferences, attracting more than 300 users in total. This paper describes this application, and discusses and evaluates the results of its two deployments.

Keywords: social semantics, tagging, user interests

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