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From online documentation aboard aircraft carriers to distance learning degree programs to interactive entertainment, hypertext and hypermedia have already begun to transform our world. The foremost international conference on hypertext and hypermedia, the International Hypertext conferences have brought together scholars, researchers, and practitioners from a diverse array of disciplines-including computing, literature, law, art, medicine, business, journalism, philosophy, psychology, and engineering-to consider the form, role, and impact of hypertext and hypermedia. Hypertext 2001 will continue to provide a forum where attendees can exchange and discuss ideas on hypermedia, as well as its design and use in a variety of domains, while also considering the transformative power of hypermedia and its ability to potentially alter the way we read, write, argue, work, exchange information, or entertain ourselves.

Hypertext 2001 welcomes discussions from designers and users of hypermedia applications and works in academia, business, entertainment, and industry. Here attendees can discuss all aspects of hypermedia, ranging from navigational aids, time, and infrastructures to digital libraries, interactive literature, virtual and augmented reality environments, gaming, human-computer interaction, software engineering, computer-supported collaborative work, and, of course, the World Wide Web. A particular focus of this conference will be on papers dealing with experiences and evaluation of hypertexts. Formats for presentation include papers, panels and technical briefings, short papers and posters, demonstrations, exhibits, courses, workshops, and a doctoral consortium.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Important Dates

February 16th, 2001 Papers, Panel and Technical Briefing proposals, Workshop proposals, Hypertext Readings and Tutorial proposals due
April 18th, 2001 Notification of acceptance for Full Papers, Panels, Workshops, Hypertext Readings, and Tutorials
May 10th, 2001 Short Papers, Doctoral Consortium submissions; Poster proposals, Demonstration proposals, and Exhibit proposals due
May 18th, 2001 Final versions of accepted Full Papers due
May 31st, 2001 Notification of acceptance for Short Papers, Doctoral Consortium submissions, Posters, Demonstrations, and Exhibits;
August 14-18, 2001Hypertext 2001 Conference

For information on previous conferences, see http://www.acm.org/sigweb.

Mentoring

Entering a new field can be difficult for both students deciding on their new topic of research to researchers and practitioners already established in other fields. To help researchers overcome the hurdle of entering the hypermedia field, Hypertext 2001 provides a mentoring service as an offer to newcomers (authors who have never published a full paper in earlier Hypertext proceedings).

Mentors are experienced persons from the hypermedia community who have volunteered to assist new authors in entering the field of hypertext and hypermedia. A mentor is not a co-author and will not assist in the actual writing of the paper. Instead, a mentor will read a preliminary version of the paper and provide friendly and constructive comments on how the paper, in his or her opinion, can be improved to better match the style of papers that are usually accepted at Hypertext conferences. Thus, the author still has full control over and responsibility for what is written in the paper.

The mentoring process is strictly confidential:

Mentoring requests

Email information about the paper including the title, the author name(s), and the author affiliation(s), contact information (mailing address, telephone, fax, email), an abstract of about 200 words, and several topical keywords to the Mentoring Chair.

Contact Information

For further details, or to submit a proposal, please contact the Mentoring chair or send requests directly to the chair: Rick Furuta.

Important Dates

As soon as possible and no later than 31 December 2000 (since the paper deadline is 16 February 2001).

Full Papers

Submission form

Full paper submissions for HT 2001 are due 16 February 2001. No late submissions will be accepted. In addition, HT 2001 will accept electronic submissions only. PDF submissions are preferred, however Postscript submissions will also be accepted as long as all fonts required to view the document are embedded. Instructions for submitting your electronic submission are located here. Papers should be no longer than 8 to 10 pages, as specified in the templates below. See templates for full formatting instructions.

Templates

Authors are strongly encouraged to use one of the existing document templates to create their paper. HT 2001 requires submissions to be in "final format," to promote a uniform style for the final proceedings and to ease the revision process for accepted manuscripts. Templates will be available from http://www.ht01.org/.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, contact:

Important Dates

February 16th, 2001 Papers due
April 18th, 2001 Notification of acceptance
May 18th, 2001 Final versions of accepted Full Papers due

Panels

HT2001 panels are intended to provide venues for vigorous debate of controversial and topical issues related to all aspects of hypertext. Panel proposals should describe the proposed topic of discussion, list the expected panellists, and provide short synopses of their positions. Panel sessions will be held during the general conference sessions.

Submissions

If you are interested in organizing a panel session, please send a short proposal (about 1000 words) to the address shown below. The proposal should specify:

Contact Information

For further details, or to submit a proposal, please contact the Panels chair, or send requests directly to the chair: Elli Mylonas.

Important Dates:

February 16th, 2001 Panel proposals due
April 18th, 2001 Notification of acceptance

Technical Briefings

HT2001 technical briefings are intended as venues for technical discussions of relatively broad topics related to hypertext, frequently with multiple presenters providing varying perspectives. Examples include reports from workings groups, industry-academia collaborations, and overviews of organizations. Sessions will be held during the general conference sessions.

Submissions

Please send a short proposal (about 1000 words) to the address shown below. The proposal should specify

Contact Information

For further details, or to submit a proposal, please contact the technical briefings chair, or send requests directly to the chair: Gene Golovchinsky.

Important Dates

February 16th, 2001 Technical briefings proposals due
April 18th, 2001 Notification of acceptance

Workshops

HT'2001 workshops are intended to provide specialised forums for highly interactive discussion on focused topics. Workshop proposals should address current hypermedia-related issues which can benefit from small-group information exchange and discussion. Attendance at workshops will be limited.

Submissions

If you are interested in organizing a full or half-day workshop, please email a short proposal (up to 1000 words) to the address shown below. The proposal should detail:

Contact Information

For further details, or to submit a proposal, please contact the workshops chair or contact the chair directly: Lloyd Rutledge.

Important Dates

February 16th, 2001 Workshop proposals due
April 18th, 2001 Notification of acceptance
August 14-15, 2001 ACM Hypertext 2001 workshops

Tutorials

HT 2001 tutorials are intended to appeal to the interests of conference attendees in topics that might include XML, human factors in hypermedia interface design, Xlink, synchronized multimedia interaction language (SMIL).

Submissions

If you are interested in organizing a tutorial, please email a short proposal (up to 1000 words) to the address shown below.

Contact Information

For further details, or to submit a proposal, please contact the tutorials chair, or contact the chair directly: David Lowe.

Important Dates

February 16th, 2001 Tutorial proposals due
August 14-18, 2001 Hypertext 2001 Conference

Short Papers

Where full papers tend to involve fully fledged discussions and analyses, short papers are better suited to specific issues or aspects of hypertexts. Short papers tend to be both less formal and a higher proportion of short papers are accepted for the conference than are full papers.

Submissions

Short paper submissions for HT'01 are due May 10, 2000. No late submissions will be accepted. In addition, HT'01 will accept electronic submissions only. PDF submissions are highly preferred, however Postscript submissions will also be accepted as long as all fonts required to view the document are embedded. Short papers are to be two pages in the conference format (see the content of the templates provided for further explanations of the format.)

NOTE: Evaluation of short papers is carried out under the assumption that the submitted version is the final version, the schedule does not allow any further revisions.

Short paper submissions will be accepted starting February 1, 2000 through the conference Web site.

Templates

Authors are strongly encouraged to use one of the existing document templates to create their paper. HT 2001 requires submissions to be in "final format," to promote a uniform style for the final proceedings and to ease the revision process for accepted manuscripts. Templates will be available from the conference Web site.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, contact: HT'01 Program Chairs, Hugh Davis and Yellowlees Douglas, or HT'01 Proceedings Chair David Durand.

Important Dates

May 10th, 2001 Short papers due
May 31st, 2001 Notification of acceptance

Doctoral Consortium

Submissions

The HT 2001 Doctoral Consortium is an opportunity for a group of PhD students to explore the common ground amongst their research interests together with established researchers. The objectives of the consortium are to provide a setting for mutual feedback on participants' current research and future direction and to develop a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research.

The Consortium will consist of a Workshop held during the conference and a Virtual Workshop held via the Internet in the weeks preceding the conference. There will also be social events held at the conference. Doctoral students in an advanced stage of their studies (beyond proposal stage) are invited to apply for participation in this event. About a dozen students will be invited to participate. Each student will be expected to give a research presentation at the workshop and to prepare materials to be distributed for the Virtual Workshop. To apply, email a CV, a letter of recommendation from your advisor/supervisor and a position statement of about 1000 words to the Doctoral Consortium Chair,

Contact Information

For further details, or to submit a proposal, please contact the Doctoral Consortium Chair, or contact the chair directly: Ken Anderson.

Important Dates

May 10th, 2001 Doctoral consortium submissions due
May 31st, 2001 Notification of acceptance

Demos & Posters

Submissions

What is a good poster?

Posters are a great way to communicate more informally with the hypertext community. Unlike papers, which must represent finished work that is a substantial contribution to the field, a Poster is a great way to test new ideas, generate interest in a research area, or describe useful or interesting work that is not substantial enough for a paper presentation. Posters are interactive! Posters are displayed throughout the conference, but there will be a specific period during which poster presenters will be asked to be present to answer questions on the poster topic.

What is a good demo?

One that shows something that people haven't seen before, or have never seen implemented as well before. Product demos are welcome, as well as demonstrations of research projects. Any technology - hardware or software - is fair game that has the potential to enhance the perception and management of interlinked information. Demo and Poster proposals should be submitted as 2-page descriptions using the conference paper format. These should be supplied as Postscript, PDF or Word Files, and transmitted by FTP to ftp1.dynamicdiagrams.com and placed in the /pub/ht00 directory. This directory allows files to be written, but not listed. Submissions should be have filenames consisting of the contact author's family name, an underscore and their first name, followed by an optional number (in case of problems with FTP or the need to transmit corrected versions of a file). For instance I could submit files as Durand_David1.ps, Durand_David2.ps, etc.

Once the file is correctly uploaded to the FTP server, send email to the Demo Chair with the following information:

If you expect that your demo may involve special electrical, space, or network resources, please describe these as clearly as possible in your initial submission email to the Demo Chair. We will be sending additional details, and perhaps asking additional questions, once we have reviewed the submissions.

Contact Information

For further details, or to submit a proposal, please contact the Posters and Demo Chair, or contact the chair directly: Sigi Reich.

Important Dates

May 10th, 2001 Posters and demonstrations submissions due
May 31st, 2001 Notification of acceptance

Hypertext Readings

Submissions

HT00 Readings Co-Chairs, Deena Larsen and Jill Walker are currently seeking 2-3 writers to perform readings at HT 2001. If you are would like to perform a reading, please send a copy of your work - as an email attachment or a URL - along with a statement of interest and brief biography, to the Hypertext Readings Chairs.

Contact Information

For further details, or to submit a proposal, please contact the Hypertext Readings Chairs, or contact the co-chairs directly: Deena Larsen and Jill Walker.

Important Dates

February 16th, 2001 Readings proposals due

Bernies

Following their success last year, the Bernies Awards will again be presented at ACM's Hypertext 2001 Conference. The Bernie Award is presented to the Best Hypertext by an "Engineer or Scientist". Although literary hypertext is a successful and growing field, the writings of people from technical disciplines make remarkably little use of links. The Bernies provide an informal challenge to focus the enthusiasm of the hypertext community to Get Linking!

Open to any Engineer or Scientist, particularly those who attend Hypertext, Digital Libraries or Web conferences, the challenge of The Bernies is to submit a short hypertext which makes good use of links. The hypertext, which must be viewable with a standard Web browser, can be from any genre, can be on any topic and can be simple text, simple media (speech, music, video) or a complex multimedia presentation. The sole criteria on which the entries will be judged is how well they use hypertext links. Creativity, humour and brevity are encouraged, but appropriate and inventive linking are the focus.

Submissions

Submissions should be made by June 15th, after which date all entries will be opened to public display and votes will be collected from the hypertext community. Full submission instructions can be found on The Bernies Homepage, or via http://www.ht01.org. This award, hugely prestigious within the hypertext community, has NO CASH EQUIVALENT. The award will be presented at the Hypertext 2001 Conference.

Contact Information

For further details, please contact the Bernies Chairs at: bernies@ht01.org or contact the Bernies chairs directly: Les Carr.

Important Dates

February 16th, 2001 Bernies submissions due

Exhibitions

Exhibits are intended to demonstrate one or more commercial products of interest to the conference community. They differ from demonstrations in that they need not make an original research contribution.

Exhibitors will receive a draped table and a small amount of floor space (exact sizes are still to be determined). Exhibits may run the entire duration of the main conference program (8am-7pm August 14-15; 8am-12pm Fri, August 16). Exhibits will be placed alongside research demonstrations and posters. The conference reception will be held in the exhibit/demonstration/poster room(s).

The cost for one exhibit space is $500 for the entire conference. Exhibit space may not be rented for less than the duration of the entire conference. No security for the exhibits is provided, although a small number of conference staff will be available at all times. A reasonable amount of power outlets will be provided. Internet connectivity is planned, but cannot yet be guaranteed. The names of all exhibitors, their contact information, and a small amount of product information will be made available in an exhibits guide, which will be given to every conference participant.

Exhibit proposals will be reviewed for relevance to the conference. To submit an exhibit proposal, please send an e-mail to comm@ht01.org.

In your mail, please provide the following information:

Conference Committee

General chair
Kaj Grønbæk, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Program Chairs
Hugh Davis, University of Southampton, UK
Yellowlees Douglas, University of Florida, USA
Mentoring Chair
Rick Furuta, Texas A&M University, USA
Posters and Demos Chair
Sigi Reich, University of Linz, Austria
Tutorials Chairs
David Lowe, University of Technology, Australia
Monica Schraefel, University of Toronto, Canada
Workshops Chair
Lloyd Rutledge, CWI, The Netherlands
Panels Chair
Elli Mylonas, Brown University, USA
Technical Briefings Chair
Gene Golovchinsky, Fuji-Xerox, USA
Doctoral Consortium Chair
Ken Anderson University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Hypertext Readings Chairs
Deena Larsen
Jill Walker University of Bergen, Norway
Reading Room Chair
Jim Rosenberg
Bernies Chair
Les Carr, University of Southampton, UK.
Proceedings Chair
David Durand, DynamicDiagrams, USA
Web Chair and Treasurer
Niels Olof Bouvin, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Program Committee (Summary Reviewers)

Hugh Davis (co-chair)University of Southampton, UK
Yellowlees Douglas (co-chair) University of Florida, USA
Frank Shipman Texas A&M University, USA
Mark Bernstein Eastgate Systems, USA
Cathy Marshall Fuji Xerox, USA
Uffe Kock Wiil University of Aalborg at Esbjerg, Denmark
Carole Goble University of Manchester, UK
Sigi Reich University of Linz, Austria
David Lowe University of Technology, Australia
Les Carr University of Southampton, UK
Jörg Haake GMD, Germany
Ken Anderson University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Diane Greco Eastgate Systems, USA
Polle Zellweger University of Aarhus, Denmark
Elli Mylonas Brown University, USA
Jim Rosenberg Independent Scholar, USA
Ilana Snyder Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
Terry Harpold University of Florida, USA
Lloyd Rutledge CWI, The Netherlands

Review Committee

Approximately 40 experienced researchers in the hypermedia and hypertext field will be involved in the reviewing. Their names will be available from http://www.ht01.org.

General Contact Information

Contact Kaj Grønbæk, University of Aarhus, Denmark, phone +45 8942 5636 for further information, or to volunteer for the conference.

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