Handling of Task Hierarchies on the Nepomuk Social Semantic Desktop
Marko Brunzel; Roland M. Mueller
In: M. Sebillo; G. Vitiello; G. Schaefer (Hrsg.). Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Visual Information Systems. Visual Information Systems. Web-based Visual Information Search and Management. (Visual-2008), 10th International Conference on Visual Information Systems, September 11-12, Salerno, Italy, Pages 315-318, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Vol. 5188, Springer, 2008.
The idea of the Semantic Web is becoming more and more reality. Recent developments in Semantic Desktop research bring semantically enriched data onto the knowledge workers desktop environment. A crucial application for today's knowledge worker is task management, which goes beyond simple ToDo lists. In this paper we explain why task management applications in social semantic environments need an appropriate user interface to take advantage of the opportunities ahead. Then we propose the usage of an UI which is tailored towards the underlying data schema: the task management ontology. One challenge for task management based on flexible semantic schemas in social environments is to scope on what should be shared and what not. Sharing and transfer of semantic, graph-represented information is highly desired. We propose WYSIWYS: What You See Is What You Share. This paradigm gives the human user an interface where he/she maintains control over what is shared and what not.