An Extensible System for Enhancing Social Conference Experience

  • Michael A. H. Fried
  • Anna Fensel
  • Federico Michele Facca
  • Dieter Fensel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7162)


We combine Auto-ID and Web technologies in an extensible on-site event support system for enhancing experience of conference organizers as well as participants. Our system enables users to authenticate themselves using RFID badges and to access interactive Web-based services via a touchscreen terminal. The developed services aim at supporting social interactions of participants, and thus validate the promising usage directions of the combination of offline social networks and the online social Web. Technically, we have investigated employment of Web 2.0 technologies in social, sensor and mobile technologies enabled systems at conferences and events. This paper gives an overview of the overall system and its evaluation via a user survey and usage log data collected during the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) 2010 and similar international conferences, altogether with several hundred participants.


RFID conference support system social networking activities touch enabled terminal/kiosk 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael A. H. Fried
    • 1
  • Anna Fensel
    • 1
  • Federico Michele Facca
    • 2
  • Dieter Fensel
    • 1
  1. 1.Semantic Technology InstituteInnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.CREATE-NETTrentoItaly

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