The Fifteenth International ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia will be held in Santa Cruz, California, on the campus of the University of California, Santa Cruz, from 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 a shared 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 exploring ideas at the intersection 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.

For the first time this year, 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 welcome your participation in the conference, and look forward to a lively exchange of ideas with you concerning hypertext and hypermedia in all its forms.