The full timetable of workshops and tutorials is
now available here.
This page describes workshops in detail. Please note that some organisers
have set up their own workshops page.
Third Workshop on Spatial Hypertext
Spatial Hypertext has been an important hypertext research topic since its inception with the first well-known spatial hypertext system, VIKI, which appeared in 1994. Since that time a number of other spatial hypertext systems have appeared: Web Squirrel, CAOS, and VKB, and ART, among others, and the spatial hypertext research is widely cited. The First Workshop on Spatial Hypertext was held at Hypertext 01 in Aarhus, and the Second Workshop was held at Hypertext 02 at the University of Maryland. These workshops have demonstrated an ongoing interdisciplinary field of research with many research questions remaining open and many ongoing research projects. There is a clear consensus among the participants that we share many concerns and that further meetings would be useful.
Among the expected topics would be:
- Spatial hypertext systems in progress
- User experience with spatial hypertext
- Spatial hypertext implementation issues
- Integrating spatial hypertext with other hypertext frameworks and other software environments generally
- Rhetoric issues posed by spatial hypertext
Goals for the workshop include:
- Surveying the state and variety of research areas in spatial hypertext
- Providing guidance to spatial hypertext system implementers from user experience
- Surveying spatial hypertext for open questions and future research directions
- Providing a framework for broadening the reach of spatial hypertext by integrating it with the software environment generally.
If the position papers seem to warrant it a technical report will be issued in lieu of a proceedings.
Spatial hypertext system implementers, hypertext framework integrators, users of spatial hypertexts, writers and researchers on hypertext rhetoric working in spatial hypertext, hypertext researchers generally interested in alternative models of structure, researchers in structural computing.
Prospective attendees will be asked to submit a position paper. Each accepted position paper will be presented at the workshop. At least part of the session will be devoted to demos if there is interest among the participants.
Frank Shipman, Texas A&M University, is a senior hypertext researcher and one of the original authors on the VIKI project. He is currently the principal investigator on the VKB project, which is a successor to VIKI, and is supervising PhD research in spatial hypertext. He is the author or co-author of numerous important papers in spatial hypertext, one of which received the Engelbart best paper award at Hypertext 99.
Jim Rosenberg, Grindstone PA, is an independent poet and hypertext researcher who has been executing spatial hypertexts since 1988. He is the author of several papers of relevance to this area, three of which were nominated for the Engelbart best paper award at Hypertext 96, 98, and 01.
Workshop on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems
(Deadline for paper submission passed)
1st International Workshop on Scholarly Hypertext
This workshop will be a forum to bring together researchers and
practitioners interested in how hypertext - with its affordances for
connection, non-linearity, multiple narratives and flexible navigation -
can assist the intellectual work involved in scholarly research. Other
forms of intellectual work overlap strongly with 'academic scholarship' and
are legitimate domains to draw on. Likewise, there is active research in
related fields such as information retrieval, digital libraries and domain
visualization - work in these areas is relevant if there is a strong
Example themes include:
Hypertextual reading and writing:
hypertext tools to augment scholarly writing, argumentation and other
modes and media of scholarly discourse
- fostering hypertext literacy amongst scholars: what's involved in reading
and writing fluently?
- Hypertextual knowledge discovery:
- hypertext tools for modelling/navigating/visualizing/analysing the
structure of a research literature
- hypertextual-augmentation of digital artifacts and libraries
- Setting hypertext in context:
- historical/cultural perspectives on the evolution of tools for
- conceptual/theoretical frameworks for thinking about the implications of
global hypermedia and scholarly knowledge
This is the chance to help shape a new community. Proceedings will be
published initially on a website, with revised proceedings in a subsequent
publication to be considered.
This will be a full-day workshop comprising brief presentations, demos, and
discussion to identify cross-connections and emerging themes.
Papers, hypertexts and demonstrations will all be considered. Accepted
contributions will go on a private website for circulation and discussion
in advance. It is expected that they will connect to one of the themes
above to give the workshop focus, but other themes will certainly be
considered. The programme will aim to balance presentations with
discussions. A decision on participant numbers will be taken when we know
what the level of interest is.
Papers should be minimum of 4 pages, maximum 8 pages, single column 12
point text. Please submit as PDF.
Hypertexts can be web or self-contained executables, but like papers should
be distributable in advance (by CD if you prefer). Unless it's intended as
a demo (see below), it will be judged comparably to papers. At least a 1
paragraph abstract is required to go on the website.
Demonstrations will be programmed into the day as well. Please write a 1-2
page summary of the demo that can go on the website.
Deadline: submissions should be sent to Simon Buckingham Shum on
and received by 30th June.
Simon Buckingham Shum is a Senior Lecturer at the UK Open University's
Knowledge Media Institute. He has worked on the usability and utility of
hypertext for mapping meetings and argumentation since 1990. He recently
co-edited Visualizing Argumentation, which brings together for the first
time the leading practitioners and researchers in argument mapping. He is
a co-founder of the Compendium Institute whose semantic hypertext tool
supports collaborative modelling and sensemaking. He leads the EPSRC
Scholarly Ontologies project for modelling and analysing concepts in
research literatures, and is a Principal Investigator on the eScience
Collaborative Advanced Knowledge Technologies in the Grid project building
next generation scientific collaboration tools. He supervises several
students in scholarly hypertext, and is co-founder and editor of the award
winning e-Journal of Interactive Media in Education, which pioneered a
conversational web-peer review process. Previous workshops he has run
include Hypertext-Augmented Collaborative Modelling at Hypertext 2002
(Maryland) and Computer-Supported Collaborative Argumentation at CSCL'99 (Stanford).
The 7th New Media Writers' Workshop
Hypermedia and the Semantic Web
(Development of OHS workshop series)
workshop page is hosted at http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~dem/workshops/htsw2003/
Benefits - What will participants learn?
The workshop explores the relationship between hypermedia and the Semantic
Web, a theme introduced in a panel led by Wendy Hall in Hypertext 2001.
- application of semantic web technologies to hypermedia systems
- open hypermedia and the semantic web
- ontologies and taxonomic hypertext
- relationship between inference and link resolution
- hypermedia service description, discovery and composition
- time based hypermedia and the Semantic Web
- hyperlinks versus semantic relationships
- hypermedia and Semantic Grid
- ontological hypertext
- conceptual open hypermedia
- interface/interaction issues for hypertext/semantic web systems
Participants - Who should attend?
The workshop is aimed at hypermedia researchers and hypermedia systems
and interaction developers
using Semantic Web technologies. In particular it builds on the
Open Hypermedia Systems (OHS) workshop series and so is particularly
aimed at open hypermedia systems developers who are interested in Semantic
Web technologies. As well as systems, we are particularly interested in
applications papers which establish requirements for the use of Semantic
Web technologies and hypermedia.
Format - outline of sessions
Full-Day workshop, with position papers and time for discussion.
Essentially the workshop builds on the tradition established in the Open
Hypermedia Systems workshop series.
A small programme committee will select papers and organise the programme.
The PC includes researchers who are prominent in both the
Hypermedia and Semantic Web communities.
Workshop proceedings will be published on the Web and a suitable outlet
for publication will be sought, possibly an
ECS Technical Report.
The background is the HT01 panel
"The Semantic Web: Who Needs
OHS Workshop Series.
David De Roure was programme co-chair of
WWW2002, is co-chair of the
Semantics in Peer-to-Peer and Grid Computing
WWW2003, and ran successful workshops at
the International World Wide Web Conferences in Darmstadt and
in Paris. He has been an OHS participant for several years and is
leading the workshop in conjunction with Dave Millard,
who has been closely involved with OHS activities and
was a chair of the workshop at Hypertext 02.
The second Hyperstructure workshop - Utilisations and Applications
Those who are developing or using unusual hyperstructural systems, as
well as those who have a current interest in the ZigZag®, or similar,
The first hyperstructure workshop (The ZigZag workshop, Hypertext 2001, Aarhus,
2001) focused on zzStructure; a novel hypertext system that embodies ideas
about information representation, processing and access. It was aimed at
helping to integrate several streams of hypertext work, and allow
researchers both in- and outside the ACM community to meet, review each
others work, set standards and progress collaborations and new ideas.
This second workshop will focus on the progress made in the intervening
period since the first workshop, with a focus on new visualisation
strategies, actual use of hyperstructural applications and novel tools and
The workshop will consist of a set of invited presentations and group
Tutorial information on ZigZag can be found at
The main aims of the workshop are to
- to bring together the hyperstructural development and user community
- to focus on hypertext research and development agendas.
- to provide an environment to form future collaborations.
- to introduce more people to the ideas of the Zigzag system and simialr hyperstructures.
Papers, hypertexts, demonstrations and datasets (for example,
zzStructures) will all be considered. Accepted contributions will go on a
private website for circulation and discussion in advance. It is expected
that they will connect to one of the themes above to give the workshop
focus, but other themes will certainly be considered. The programme will
aim to balance presentations with discussions. A decision on participant
numbers will be taken when we know what the level of interest is.
Papers should be minimum of 4 pages, maximum 8 pages, single column 12
point text. Please submit as PDF.
Submitted hypertexts can be web or self-contained executables, or zzStructures (please specify the version of ZigZag they were created with) but like
papers should be distributable in advance (by CD if you prefer). Unless
it's intended as a demo (see below), it will be judged comparably to
papers. At least a one-paragraph abstract is required to go on the
Demonstrations will be programmed into the day as well. Please write a
1-2 page summary of the demo that can go on the website.
Deadline: submissions should be sent to Adam Moore
(email@example.com) with the subject heading "Hyperstructure
workshop" (without the quotes) and received by 30th July 2003.