6.0348 Hypertext '93 (1/340)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Tue, 10 Nov 1992 18:16:25 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0348. Tuesday, 10 Nov 1992.

Date: Fri, 6 Nov 92 15:46:22 PST
From: manutius!muru@uunet.UU.NET (Murugappan Palania)


ACM Conference on Hypertext
Seattle, Washington, USA
November 14-18, 1993

Sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery and its special
interest groups (SIGLINK, SIGOIS, and SIGIR)

April 1, 1993 Papers, panels, courses, commercial symposium,
videos, and technical briefings received
June 15, 1993 Acceptance notifications to authors
July 15, 1993 Final versions received for the proceedings
August 2, 1993 Demos and posters received
August 27, 1993 Final videos received for production

Hypertext '93 is an international conference on hypertext theory,
systems, and applications. The ACM Hypertext Conference occurs
annually, alternating between locations in the United States and

Hypertext systems provide computer support for locating, gathering,
annotating, and organizing information. Hypertext systems are being
designed for information collections of material in diverse
heterogeneous media, hence the alternate name, hypermedia.

Hypertext is by nature multi-disciplinary, involving research in
many fields, including computer science, cognitive science, rhetoric,
and education, as well as many application domains. This conference
will interest a broad spectrum of professionals in these fields
including theoreticians, behavioral researchers, systems researchers,
and applications developers.

The conference will provide a forum for papers, panels, courses,
commercial symposium, videos, technical briefings, posters, and
demonstrations. Topics include but are not limited to:

Paradigms for information access
Information design
Theories, models, and frameworks
Experimental or observational studies
Workplace deployment issues
Structuring hypertext documents for reading and retrieval
Innovative hypertexts
Underlying technologies (persistent object stores, link
services, databases, information retrieval, access control)

Technical papers present integrative reviews or original reports of
substantive new work in areas that are theoretical (models, analysis
techniques, semantics), empirical (experiments, case studies), or
implementation-oriented (new systems, authoring methods,

Submissions: Papers must be written in English, contain a maximum
of 6000 words (excluding figures), and in no case should exceed 14
single-spaced pages. Please submit 7 copies of the paper and one
copy of a cover page. On the cover page include the title, the author
name(s), and the author affiliation(s), contact information (mailing
address, telephone, FAX, e-mail), the word count, an abstract of about
200 words, and several topical keywords. The title, author names
and affiliations, the abstract, and the keywords should also appear on
the first page of the paper itself.

Requests for information by electronic mail to:
furuta@cs.umd.edu or stotts@cs.unc.edu.

Submissions to:
David Stotts
Department of Computer Science
Campus Box 3175
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3175 USA
phone: 919 962-1833

Proposals for both 1/2- and 1-day courses at both introductory and
advanced levels are solicited. Courses can be proposed with a
technology, methods, or applications focus. The examples below are
illustrative, not exhaustive.

Technology Focus: Technical options in using underlying or related
technology such as databases, information retrieval, indexing,
artificial intelligence, expert systems, application development tools,
graphics, multimedia, filmmaking, and SGML.

Methods Focus: Systematic approaches, firmly grounded on
experience and lessons learned, for planning and carrying out
successful hypertext projects such as project management,
evaluation, testing, standards, CALS compliance, and legal issues.

Applications/Domain Focus: Coherent frameworks with case studies,
lessons learned, technology and methods for developing applications
in particular domains such as online documentation, software
engineering, education, public access information, museums,
collaborative authoring, manufacturing, and medicine.

Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of the instructor's
qualifications for teaching the proposed course and the contribution
of the course to the overall conference program.

Submissions: Proposals should include a 200-word abstract, a 1-page
topical outline of the course content, and describe the course
objectives, intended audience, length (half- or full-day), and the
instructor's qualifications. Proposers are invited to contact the
courses chairman to discuss their planned proposals. Submit four
copies of the proposal.

Submissions and requests for information to:
Robert J. Glushko
Passage Systems
723 Hastings Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 USA
voice/fax: 412 362-3356
email: glushko@passage.com

Proposals from vendors are solicited to demonstrate how their
product or service solves practical problems in hypertext projects.
Sessions will be organized around topics of concern in real-world
projects. Vendors should specify one of the following sessions in
which they would like to participate:
- Authoring for Hypertext
- Conversion of Printed Documents
- Multimedia Data Management
- Presentation Tools and Technologies
- Delivery and Distribution Technologies

A moderator will outline the technical issues of each session. Vendors
will have 20 minutes to describe commercially viable approaches to
solving the technical problems. Sales-oriented presentations are not
appropriate. Demonstrations of technology should relate directly to
the goals of the session.

Submissions: Vendors are invited to submit a brief (3 to 5 page)
description of their presentation. Submissions should describe the
technical problem to be addressed and how their technology helps
solve the problem. Vendors who are interested in participating are
encouraged to contact the symposium chair well in advance of the
proposal deadline to discuss their approach.

Submissions and requests for information to:
Daryl V. Savell
Search Technology
4898 South Old Peachtree Road, Suite 200
Atlanta, Georgia 30071 USA
voice: 404 441-1457
fax: 404 263-0802
email: savell@searchtech.com

Technical briefings provide a medium for presenting details of a
concrete design rather than an empirical or theoretical contribution.
Presenters should emphasize experience in the design and
implementation of a hypertext system or application, and discuss
decision points and trade-offs. Briefings can also communicate
insights into authoring large or highly original hypertexts.

A briefing consists of a 30 minute in-depth presentation of the
interesting contributions made by the system or hypertext,
accompanied by live interaction. Proposed presentations will be
judged on the value of the technical messages they deliver to
designers or the insights they convey to other hypertext authors.

Submissions: Proposals (approx. 1500 words or 5 pages) should be
submitted in five paper copies and outline the points that will be
made in the briefing. A separate page must contain the title of the
briefing, name(s), affiliation(s), and complete mailing address(es)
(including phone, fax, and e-mail) of the author(s). A short
description of the technical briefing will appear in the conference

Submissions and requests for information to:
Catherine Marshall
Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
3333 Coyote Hill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA
voice: 415 812-4740
fax: 415 812-4777
email: marshall@parc.xerox.com

Panels will provide a dramatic and spontaneous forum for exploring
the art of hypertext, looking back upon the recent past, and for
proposing future directions. We particularly encourage panels that
bring a diverse range of views and methodologies to bear on analysis
and criticism of specific, published hypertexts, collections of
hypertexts, or hypertext writing environments.

Submissions: Proposals should describe, in appropriate detail, the
issues the panelists will address, the approaches they adopt, and the
likely questions and controversies the panel will explore. The
background and qualifications of each panelist should be discussed.
Full position papers will appear in the proceedings.

Submissions and requests for information to:
Mark Bernstein
Eastgate Systems, Inc.
134 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02172 USA
voice: 617 924-9044
fax: 617 923-4575
email: EastgateS@aol.com

Poster presentations enable researchers to present late-breaking
results, significant work in progress, or work that is best
communicated in conversation. Poster sessions let conference
attendees exchange ideas one-on-one with authors, and let authors
discuss their work in detail with those attendees most deeply
interested in the same topic.

Submissions: Submit an extended abstract of at most two pages
emphasizing the problem, what was done, and why the work is
important. Electronic submission is preferred. Please provide cover
information: the title, the name and affiliation of the author(s), and
complete address (including telephone, fax, email) for the author to
whom correspondence should be addressed.

Submissions and requests for information to:
Gary Perlman
Computer & Information Science, 228 Bolz Hall
2036 Neil Avenue
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210-1277 USA
phone: 614 292-2566
fax: 614 292-9021
email: perlman@cis.ohio-state.edu

We invite proposals for demonstrations of hypertext technology and
applications. Demonstrations should focus on aspects of the system
that are novel and important. The system may represent an
interesting hypertext technology or an interesting hypertext
application. Presenters of the systems should be individuals who
have been directly involved with the development of the system,
and who are aware of the differentiating and interesting ideas
embodied by their system.

Submissions: Submit a proposal of at most three pages describing the
planned demonstration. The proposal should include a description of
noteworthy and distinguishing ideas or approaches your demo will
illustrate; an explanation of how your demo will illustrate these ideas
or approaches; information about the person(s) who will present the
demo; a 100-word summary for inclusion in a program description;
and hardware and software requirements, including electrical

Submissions and requests for information to:
William Jones
Boeing Computer Services
P.O. Box 24346, MS 7L-64
Seattle, WA 98124-0346 USA
phone: 206 865 3319
email: william@atc.boeing.com

The video program will be shown continuously during the
conference. Videos are appropriate for demonstrations that would be
difficult to show live, for illustrating concepts that are hard to
describe verbally, or for presenting prototypes or work in progress.
Video may also be appropriate for hypertext systems whose
individual features are not unique, but whose total effect is a
significant advance. For the first time, we will also be accepting some
short films which have a nonlinear narrative structure or other
relation to the field of hypertext.

Submissions: Submit one copy of a tape. 3/4 inch Umatic tapes are
preferred. 1/2 inch VHS or 8mm formats will also be accepted, but
may result in lower visual quality. NTSC format (used in North
America and Japan) is strongly preferred, but PAL (used in most of
Europe) will also be accepted. Please clearly indicate format on the

A rough cut and/or full shooting script, with final program length
indicated, will be considered but judged more stringently. Each
submission should be accompanied by a one page description with
full credits, for inclusion in the conference literature. A primary
contact person should be designated. Indicate the final format which
will be delivered for production.

Submissions and requests for information to:
Jeremy J. Bornstein
Apple Computer
One Infinite Loop, MS 301-4A
Cupertino, CA 95014 USA
phone: 408 974-0143
fax: 408 974-5505
email: jeremy@apple.com

The conference encourages use of multimedia and computers.
Standard computer hardware and systems software configurations
and screen projection equipment will be provided by the conference.
Washington State law prohibits rental of applications software, so
each presenter must bring what they need. Non-standard or
specialized hardware will be supported when possible, but
presenters may need to ship it to the conference site.

Proposals for demonstrations must include a description of hardware
and software requirements. Other participants will receive a request
for information about audio/visual and computer requirements when
proposals are accepted.

Conference Committee:
General Chair: Steven Poltrock (Boeing Computer Services)
Program Co-Chair: Richard Furuta (U. of Maryland)
Program Co-Chair: David Stotts (U. of North Carolina)
Treasurer: Keith Lash (Boeing Computer Services)
Registration: Charles Schafer (Boeing Computer Services)
Publicity: Muru Palaniappan (Aldus)
Publications Co-Chair: Paul Goode (Microsoft)
Publications Co-Chair: Christopher Brown (Microsoft)
Proceedings Co-Chair: Charles Kacmar (Florida State U.)
Proceedings Co-Chair: John Schnase (Texas A&M U.)
Audio/Visual: David Hicks (Texas A&M U.)
Local Arrangements: Douglas Schuler (Boeing Computer Services)
Equipment: Chris Esposito (Boeing Computer Services)
Industry Liaison: Dennis Egan (Bellcore)
Student Volunteers: Michael Bieber (NJ Institute of Technology)
European Coordinator: Dario Lucarella (CRA-ENEL)
Courses: Robert Glushko (Passage Systems)
Commercial Symposium: Daryl Savell (Search Technology)
Panels: Mark Bernstein (Eastgate Systems)
Technical Briefings: Catherine Marshall (Xerox PARC)
Videos: Jeremy Bornstein (Apple Computer)
Demos: William Jones (Boeing Computer Services)
Posters: Gary Perlman (The Ohio State University)

For general conference information, contact:
Steven Poltrock
Boeing Computer Services
P.O. Box 24346 MS 7L-64
Seattle, WA 98124-0346
email: ht93@atc.boeing.com
phone: 206 865-3270