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Workshops

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.

Outcomes

If the position papers seem to warrant it a technical report will be issued in lieu of a proceedings.

Intended audience

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.

Activities Planned

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.

Organizers

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)
See http://wwwis.win.tue.nl/ah2003/

1st International Workshop on Scholarly Hypertext

www.kmi.open.ac.uk/sbs/ht03

Introduction

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 hypertext element.

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 intellectual work
    • 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.

Workshop Format

This will be a full-day workshop comprising brief presentations, demos, and discussion to identify cross-connections and emerging themes.

Submissions

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 sbs@acm.org and received by 30th June.

Workshop Chair

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)

The main 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.

Topics include:

  • 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.

Background

The background is the HT01 panel "The Semantic Web: Who Needs It?" and the OHS Workshop Series.

Workshop leader

David De Roure was programme co-chair of WWW2002, is co-chair of the Semantics in Peer-to-Peer and Grid Computing Workshop at 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

Intended audience

Those who are developing or using unusual hyperstructural systems, as well as those who have a current interest in the ZigZag®, or similar, hypertext paradigms.

Description

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 mplementations.

The workshop will consist of a set of invited presentations and group discussions.

Tutorial information on ZigZag can be found at http://www.xanadu.net/zigzag/tutorial/ZZwelcome.html.

Expected outcomes

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.

Submissions

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 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 Adam Moore (adam.moore@nottingham.ac.uk) with the subject heading "Hyperstructure workshop" (without the quotes) and received by 30th July 2003.

All enquiries to ht03@ht03.org