CALL FOR PAPERS

ACM HYPERTEXT 2019 – TEAR DOWN THE WALL

30th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT’19)
17–20 September 2019 | Hof, Germany

https://human.iisys.de/ht2019/
Twitter: @ACMHT
Hashtag: #acmht19

2019 – the year of anniversaries: Time to reflect and look ahead.

  • 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall
  • 30th Hypertext Conference
  • 30th Anniversary of the WWW
  • 20th Anniversary of the first ACM Hypertext Conference in Germany

CONFERENCE SCOPE

The ACM Hypertext conference is a premium venue for high quality peer-reviewed research on hypertext theory, systems and applications. It is concerned with all aspects of modern hypertext research including social media, semantic web, dynamic and computed hypertext and hypermedia as well as narrative systems and applications.

The theme of Hypertext 2019 is “HYPERTEXT – TEAR DOWN THE WALL”. This motto of the 30th ACM Hypertext conference goes hand in hand with the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Inspired by the historical events in Germany, Hypertext 2019 aims at reunifying different hypertext research directions and communities. Therefore, apart from the regular research tracks, Hypertext 2019 will feature a research track on 30 Years Hypertext as well as an exhibition/creative track. 2019 will also be the 30th anniversary of the WWW. It is a perfect time to join in, reflect our common roots, and discuss how we can jointly address our current and future challenges.

The conference will take place at the Institute of Information Systems (iisys) at Hof University, Germany. Hof lies midway between Frankfurt and Prague, Munich and Berlin and is very close to the former German-German border, in particular to the village of Mödlareuth, called “little Berlin”, which used to be divided by a wall. After exactly 20 years, Hypertext 2019 will take place in Germany again for the 2nd time.

Hypertext 2019 is co-locating with the Adaptivity and User Modeling Workshop (ABIS’19), taking place on Sep 16 at Hof University, and with ACM Document Engineering Conference (DocEng’19) organized in Berlin, Germany, between Sep 23–16.

ORGANIZATION

General Chairs:

  • Claus Atzenbeck, Hof University, Germany (@clausatz)
  • Jessica Rubart, OWL University of Applied Sciences, Germany (@jrubart)

Program Chair:

  • David Millard, University of Southampton, UK (@hoosfoos)

Local Arrangements Chair:

  • Anne-Christine Habbel, Hof University, Germany (@iisys_de)

Publicity Chair:

Web Chair:

  • Daniel Roßner, Hof University, Germany (@dnlrssnr)

Proceedings Chair:

  • Yeliz Yesilada, Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus (@yesilady)

Track Chairs: see below

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES AND DEADLINES

Papers must report new results substantiated by experimentation, simulation, analysis, or application. Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original, not previously published works. Art and creative work is also welcome as part of the exhibition/creative track. Submission categories include:

SUBMISSION DEADLINE “REGULAR”: 14 April 2019

  • Regular research papers (max 10 pages) discussing mature work.
  • Short papers (max 5 pages) describing preliminary results of on-going work or novel thought-provoking ideas.
  • Doctoral consortium submissions (max 4 pages + CV) describing the work of the graduate student and a CV in order to provide some background information about the graduate student.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE “LATE BREAKING/DEMOS/EXHIBITION”: 19 May 2019

  • Late breaking (max 2 pages, presented as poster) presenting innovative research ideas, or preliminary results.
  • Demos (max 2 pages) presenting system prototypes or industry showcases.
  • Exhibition or creative track submissions (max 2 pages) describing the proposed exhibition or creative work.

Accepted submissions will appear in the Hypertext 2019 Conference Proceedings that will be published by ACM via the ACM Digital Library.

CONFERENCE MAIN TRACKS

TRACK 1: HYPERTEXT INFRASTRUCTURES AND COMPUTATION

Track Chair: Manolis Tzagarakis, University of Patras, Greece (@tzagara)

This track encourages the submissions of papers on, but is not limited to:

  • Hypertext infrastructures
  • Information structures and architectures
  • Intelligence in hypertext
  • Hypertext and data science
  • Adaptive hypertext frameworks and toolkits
  • User modeling and personalization
  • Mobile hypertext systems
  • Hypermedia information retrieval
  • Knowledge management and engineering
  • Decisions support systems
  • Link computation or predictions

TRACK 2: USER INTERFACES AND HYPERTEXT STRUCTURES

Track Chair: Beat Signer, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (@beatsigner)

This track encourages the submissions of papers on, but is not limited to:

  • Interacting with hypertext
  • Data visualization and navigation
  • Hypertext structure domains (e.g., node-link structures, spatial hypertext, taxonomic hypertext, argumentation structures)
  • Interaction devices used in combination with hypertext systems (e.g., VR glasses, smart whiteboards, mobile devices)
  • Visual analytics and hypertext
  • User experience

TRACK 3: WEB AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Track Chair: Luigi Di Caro, University of Turin, Italy

This track encourages the submissions of papers on, but is not limited to:

  • Semantic web and linked data
  • Data mining on the Web
  • Link analysis on the Web
  • Privacy and trust on the Web
  • Web security
  • Crowdsourcing for Web
  • Web scalability
  • Link prediction on the Web
  • Social network analysis
  • Cultural studies related to the Web
  • Social media

TRACK 4: HYPERTEXT LITERATURE, GAMES AND DIGITAL HUMANITIES

Track Chair: Jill Walker Rettberg, University of Bergen, Norway (@jilltxt)

This track encourages the submissions of papers on, but is not limited to:

  • Hyperfiction and storytelling
  • Gaming and gamification
  • Automated analysis of narratives
  • Automated story or (semantic) link generation
  • Hypertext and digital humanities
  • Digital journalism and citizen/collaborative news
  • Electronic literature
  • Hypermedia authoring
  • Interactive fiction and storytelling
  • Intelligent narratives
  • Theory of hypertext narratives
  • Hypertext and communication theory

TRACK 5: SPECIAL TRACK – 30 YEARS HYPERTEXT

Track Chair: Peter Nürnberg, USA

We invite submissions of a broad range of research focusing on reflections on or retrospectives of hypertext approaches and systems. Those should focus on “forgotten” issues, beneficial features, system behavior, or theories that were discovered, but are ignored by current systems. Contributions should be visionary and discuss those old ideas with a strong focus on today’s information systems; they should conclude where and to which extent previously discovered ideas would enhance our current or future applications.

ADDITIONAL TRACKS

POSTER SESSION

Chair: Ujwal Gadiraju, L3S Research Center, Germany (@UjLaw)

Posters and demos will be presented during the conference. They target research and showcases in the above mentioned areas.

EXHIBITION/CREATIVE TRACK

Chair: Mark Bernstein, Eastgate Systems, Inc., USA (@eastgate)

We invite submissions of a broad range of creative works from a variety of artistic traditions that engage with the expressive potentials of hypertext, the link, and social media-particularly those that address the conference theme of “tear down the wall”. In this context, it is particularly encouraged to submit presentations or demos of historic hypertext systems or approaches.

DOCTORAL COLLOQUIUM

Chair: Ethan Munson, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA

This track is specific for graduate students (PhD or Master). They can present their work and receive immediate and valuable feedback from experts.

WORKSHOPS

Co-Chairs:
Mark Anderson, University of Southampton, UK (@mwra)
Giuseppe Abrami, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

The HT’19 workshops are described by their own CfP.