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University of Nottingham: Jubilee Campus -
the library at dusk

Conference Programme

NEW!
Final programme available

The final programme should be read in conjunction with the site map.

Complete list of papers to be presented

The conference runs from Tuesday 26th August to Saturday 30th August 2003. The programme is as follows:

Keynotes

We are very pleased to announce the following excellent keynote speakers for Hypertext 2003:

  • Ted Nelson - Ted almost needs no introduction. He is one of the best-known hypertext researchers who always has something controversial or thought-provoking to say. His talk for this keynote is titled Structure, Tradition and Possibility.
  • Peter Nuernberg - Pete is another of the hypertext field's better-known people, with leading work in open hypertext and component-based hypertext. He too is willing to discuss the radical or controversial. His talk for this keynote is titled What is Hypertext?

Hypertext films

This year for the first time we will be showing two hypertext-themed films as part of the Hypertext conference programme. We had many excellent suggestions to choose from, and selected the following:
  • Sliding Doors : a pleasant, general exhibition film about what happens if London publicist Helen (Gwyneth Paltrow) does or does not catch a morning train back to her apartment. This is a simple parallel storyline.
  • Minority Report : Futuristic sci-fi action movie with Tom Cruise (dir Spielberg). It is particularly interesting to us because of sequences showing a user interface that is the Hollywood take on Ted Nelson's ZigZag!

The films will be a plenary session, and will be shown on the Main university campus, just a short walk from where the conference dinner will be the same evening. There will be buses to carry delegates from the Jubilee Campus where most of the conference events are held to the films and dinner. Further details are available on the plans for the Hypertext Film showing.

All enquiries to ht03@ht03.org