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- Fifteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia
*Hypertext 2004*
Santa Cruz, California USA, August 9-13, 2004.
CFP: Workshop proposals: December 19, 2003
Early submission deadline: February 4, 2004
Full papers & hypertexts: March 12, 2004
Short papers: May 28, 2004
Poster & demo abstracts: June 11, 2004


Fifteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia
*Hypertext 2004*
Santa Cruz, California USA, August 9-13, 2004.

Call for Submissions

The Fifteenth International ACM Conference on Hypertext
and Hypermedia will be held in Santa Cruz, California,
August 9-13, 2004.

The ACM Hypertext Conference is the foremost
international conference on hypertext and hypermedia.
It brings together scholars, researchers and
practitioners from a diverse array of disciplines,
united by ashared interest in innovative textual and
multimedia information spaces - with emphasis on
augmenting human capabilities via linking,
structure, authoring, annotation and interaction.
This year, in addition to the established conference
themes, the conference is actively soliciting
submissions at the intersections of hypermedia and
Digital Libraries, Software Engineering and the
Humanities. We welcome submissions on the representation,
design, structuring, visualizing, navigating, and
exploiting of the rich network of relationships found
in these domains.
Spatial hypertext (structuring information via visual
cues and geometric arrangement) and ubiquitous hypermedia
(in situ authoring and navigating relationships among
real world objects) have recently emerged as significant
research directions. They join our established themes
of adaptive hypermedia, literary hypertext and systems
and structures. This latter topic knits together the
research themes of open hypermedia, structural computing,
design and reflection.
In a bold experiment, for the first time we will be
accepting hypertext submissions of research results. We
are keenly interested in how judicious use of nonlinear
narrative and rich linking can enhance communication of
research ideas. We encourage you to consider submitting
your paper as a hypertext. Please see the Web site for
further details about hypertext submission.
We will also be operating a rolling review process.
Papers and hypertexts received before the early submission
deadline will receive reviewers' feedback at least a week
before the final submission deadline, facilitating revised
submissions where appropriate.

Key dates
Early submission deadline: February 4, 2004
Full papers & hypertexts: March 12, 2004
Workshop proposals: December 19, 2003
Short papers: May 28, 2004
Poster & demo abstracts: June 11, 2004

Program Themes
This year we have organised the call around a number
of themes. We welcome papers about all aspects of hypertext
and hypermedia, evenif not closely fitting one of these

Digital Libraries
Chair John Leggett, Texas A&M University
Vice Chair David Hicks, Aalborg University Esbjerg
Information structuring plays a fundamental role in the
broad range of research areas encompassed by the digital
library field. The diverse collection of media that digital
libraries contain, along with the variety of ways in which
users interact with those resources, require flexible,
dynamic, and adaptable structuring techniques. We seek
contributions that explore the ways in which the rich
variety of structuring facilities represented by hypermedia
technology can be used to address the challenging tasks
faced in the digital libraries field.

Software Engineering
Chair Walt Scacchi, University of California, Irvine
Vice Chair Ken Anderson, University of Colorado, Boulder
Software projects produce a diverse set of highly
interrelated artifacts including requirements,
architectures, designs, source code, test cases, and
build scripts. We are interested in research that
explicitly leverage these relationships through
hypertext mechanisms or capabilities, including but
not limited to contributions in Web-based open source
software development, software development environments,
CASE tools, consistency checking, software configuration
management, build management, release management,
literate programming, intelligent editors, and
documentation support systems.

Hypertext in the Humanities
Chair Christiane Fellbaum, Princeton University
Vice Chair Stuart Moulthrop, University of Baltimore
Theoretical and applied work in areas like computational
linguistics, natural language processing, lexical
semantics, cognitive psychology, computer-mediated
communication, and electronic publishing have explored
the advantages of coding, storing, and accessing lexical
and conceptual knowledge in multi-dimensional formats.
We encourage submissions in these and related areas
that show how multi-dimensional structure has been used
to describe, represent, and explain different types
of information.

Adaptive and Adaptable Hypermedia
Chair Mc Schraefel, University of Southampton
Individuals are, well, individual. In many scenarios,
one text, one set of relationships, does not fit all
readers. We seek contributions in all areas of this
research theme, encompassing systems, methodologies,
and user models for the adaptation, filtering and
personalization of relationship-rich information
spaces. Additional emphases include interaction design
for adaptable or adaptive systems, adaptive and
intelligent learning environments, recommender systems,
reflective user models, and agent-based adaptation,
as well as rigorous evaluation of such systems.

Literary Hypertext
Chair Jim Rosenberg
Viewed broadly, hypertext permits a wide range of
experimentation in literary works on non-linearity,
multiple authorial viewpoints, and rhetorical structure,
as well as radical entanglements of words and meaning.
Papers are welcomed on a variety of topics, of which
only a small sample might include: the nature of
hypertextual time, cybertext/algorithmic anatomy,
hypertext narratology, hypertext anti-narratology, the
role of code in literary hypertext, hypertextual close
reading, literary interfaces, minimalist hypertext,
maximalist (sculptural) hypertext, and the nature of
hypertextual genre.

Ubiquitous Hypermedia
Chair Kaj Gronbaek, Aarhus University
Rich networks of relationships exist among physical
real-world objects as well as between these objects and
computerized documents. We seek contributions that
explore the interface between the physical and the
virtual, especially those emphasizing creation,
visualization and navigation of relationships, content
delivery to mobile devices, location tracking,
authoring tools and methods for geospatial
relationships, and innovative uses of this technology
for work, play, and creative expression.

Spatial Hypertext
Chair Frank Shipman, Texas A&M University
The relative positioning of artifacts to create new
relationships and meaning has long been used by sculptors
and visual artists. Spatial hypertext builds on this
tradition to assign meaning and structure to units of
text and media based on their visual similarity and
relative geometric and temporal placement in virtual
information spaces. We are interested in contributions
that explore this novel information structuring
technique, including new systems, user interfaces and
metaphors, visualizations, methodologies, experience
reports, and spatial structuring techniques.

Systems and Structures
Chair Niels Olof Bouvin, Aarhus University
Now that the Web has entered a period of stabilization
characterized by increased maturity and incremental
technical improvement, we seek research on novel systems
that expose possibilities far beyond the Web as we
know it. We solicit contributions on innovative systems,
methodologies, and taxonomies for representing and
structuring intellectual work and its inter-relationships.
Users of systems can range from individuals to
collaborative teams, working free-form, or in defined
workflows. Dimensions of interest include novel user
interfaces, architectures, distribution, data models,
infrastructure, standards, openness, and, generally,
capabilities for augmenting creative intellectual

Other topics
Papers about all aspects of hypertext and hypermedia
are welcome, whether or not they fit one or more of
the above themes.

Submission categories
Hypertext 2004 is seeking full papers and hypertexts,
short papers, workshops, technical briefings, doctoral
consortium contributions, demonstrations, and posters.
Please see the Web site for further information:

Conference Committee
Program Co-Chairs
David De Roure, University of Southampton, UK
Helen Ashman, University of Nottingham, UK
General Chair
Jim Whitehead, University of California, Santa Cruz, US
Hypertext Program Chair
Simon Buckingham Shum, Open University, UK
Workshops Chair
Manolis Tzagarakis, Computer Technology Institute, Greeece
Tutorials Chair
Jamie Blustein, Dalhousie University, Canada
Posters & Demonstrations Chair
Jessica Rubart, Fraunhofer IPSI, Germany
Panels & Technical Briefings Chair
Mark Bernstein, Eastgate Systems, US
Doctoral Consortium Chair
Leslie Carr, University of Southampton, UK

For general enquiries please contact:
E-mail: enquiries@ht04.org
Web: http://www.ht04.org/


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