From 25 – 29 April 2022, the Web community meets online, hosted by Lyon in France. The schedule of the day can be found here.

All #TheWebConf 2022 papers (main) are now available as open access; have a look at the program page!

We are glad to announce the home page of the upcoming ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media 2022. From June 28 – July 1, 2022 in Barcelona (Spain), it will be first time in the history of the conference to run in a hybrid mode, with the opportunity for speakers and attendees to participate onsite or online. HT'22 is co-located with ACM WebSci 2022 and ACM UMAP 2022, both happening in Barcelona right before and after the conference. A CfP will follow soon.

Logo of the ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media 2022

The HUMAN Workshop, associated with ACM Hypertext, will take place online on December 4th and is available to register and attend for free. 
The workshop has a strong focus on the user and thus is complementary to the strong machine analytics research direction that could be experienced in previous conferences. The user-centric view on hypertext not only includes user interfaces and interaction, but also discussions about hypertext application domains. Furthermore, the workshop raises the question of how original hypertext ideas (e.g., Doug Engelbart’s “augmenting human intellect” or Frank Halasz’ “hypertext as a medium for thinking and communication”) can improve today’s hypertext systems.
More information on the workshop can be found on their site or twitter account @HUMAN_HT and we encourage the SIGWeb community to engage with this exciting event.

ACM UMAP 2021, the 29th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization will take place 21-25 June, online from Utrecht, the Netherlands. Keynote speakers are Helen Nissenbaum, Maarten de Rijke and Julita Vassileva.

SIGWEB is happy to announce that SIGWEB sponsors SIGWEB members' attendance of UMAP 2021. During the registration process, select "SIGWEB Member Participant" to join the conference for only Euro 20,-. SIGWEB covers the rest.

The Hypertext 2020 organizing team wants to help ensure broad participation in the conference and so has created the HT 2020 Fair Access Initiative. This initiative is a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its disruption to daily life and the economies of many countries, especially those considered to be developing countries. The Fair Access Initiative is making available several dozen free registrations to this year’s virtual conference. This is how you can apply:
  1. Submit a short statement (1-2 paragraphs) explaining your interest in participating in HT 2020 in an email Dr. Ethan Munson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
  2. Submit evidence of your connection to a university, research laboratory, or relevant IT business.  This evidence can be a link to one or more institutional web pages (sent in the email from item #1) or it can be a letter or email from a supervisor or advising professor.  Again, this evidence should be sent to Dr. Ethan Munson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
Applications should be sent no later than July 12, 2020.