24th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media
May 1-3, 2013
Palais des Congres, Paris, France

Abstract submission: December 13, 2012
Full and Short Paper Submission: December 18, 2012

The ACM Hypertext and Social Media conference is a premium venue for high quality peer-reviewed research on hypertext theory, systems and applications. It is concerned with all aspects of modern hypertext research including social media, semantic web, dynamic and computed hypertext and hypermedia as well as narrative systems and applications. The ACM Hypertext and Social Media 2013 conference will focus on exploring, studying and shaping relationships between three important dimensions of links in hypertextual systems and the World
Wide Web: people, data, and documents.

In 2013, HYPERTEXT is taking place as part of the First ACM European Computing Research Congress (ECRC 2013) which is co-located with the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2013).

\___  Conference tracks and track co-chairs:

Track 1: Linking people: Social Media
- Martin Atzmueller, University of Kassel, Germany
- Kristina Lerman, University of Southern California, USA

Track 2: Linking data: semantic data
- Peter Mika, Yahoo! Research, Barcelona, Spain
- Elena Simperl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Track 3: Linking documents: adaptive hypertext and narrative connections
- Paul de Bra, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
- David Millard, Southampton University, UK

\___  Important Dates and Submission:

Abstract deadline: December 13, 2012
Full and short paper submission deadline: December 18, 2012
Notification: January 30, 2013
Camera-ready version due: February 17, 2013 

Submission details will be made available at http://ht.acm.org/ht2013/
Submissions will be accepted via https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ht2013

\___  Organizing Committee:

General Chair:
Gerd Stumme, University of Kassel, Germany

PC Chair:
Andreas Hotho, University of W¸rzburg, Germany

Workshop Chair:
Denis Helic, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Publicity Chair:
Folke Mitzlaff, University of Kassel, Germany


In modern hypertext and web-based information systems the presented
hypertext structure (information pages, connected with links) is increasingly
partially or completely generated, processed, filtered, adjusted or
personalised before it reaches its users. The dynamic nature and separation
of content and links was initiated by open hypermedia research, the
introduction of personalization was by facilitated by the adaptive hypermedia
community. The computational or adaptive aspects are consistently being
found in narrative, (adaptive) story-telling, technology-enhanced learning,
e-culture, recommender systems and business information systems.

The existence of the conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and
Personalization (UMAP) and of the Adaptive Hypermedia track at the ACM
Hypertext Conference illustrate the active, diverse nature of this research
community and the widespread attention for personalization and
adaptation in different types of systems and domains. Although we explicitly
invite papers that build upon and extend results presented at ACM Hypertext
and UMAP, the special issue is open to other contributions as well, e.g. from
the Recommender Systems and the Document Engineering and other

Guest Editors:
Paul De Bra, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
Jill Freyne, CSIRO, Australia, < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
Shlomo Berkovsky, NICTA, Australia, < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >

Important dates:
November 15, 2012: Paper submission deadline
February 1, 2013: Authors notification
April 1, 2013: Revised version
June 15, 2013: Final decision
Fall 2013: Publication

For this special issue we solicit novel papers on adaptive hypermedia,
interpreted in a broad sense, including but not limited to:
• Open Hypermedia
• Computational Hypertext Models
• User Modeling for Adaptive Hypertext and Hypermedia
• Web and Link Analysis and its use in Automatic Link Adaptation and Generation
• Adaptive Hypertext Frameworks, Toolkits and Applications
• Authoring and Design of Adaptive Applications
• Usability and Scrutability of Adaptive and Dynamic Hypermedia
• Enhancing Hyperspace with Generated Recommendations
• Personalization for Web and Hypertext
• Adaptive Educational Hypermedia
• Adaptive Web-Based Information Systems
• Narrative Generation and Presentation Systems

Authors should submit their papers online via the New Review of
Hypermedia and Multimedia ScholarOne Manuscripts site:
<http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tham>. Papers should follow the NRHM
author instructions (see <www.tandfonline.com/tham>)


DocEng 2012 – Registration Open - Early Bird Registration Closes July 31.

Registration is now open for DocEng 2012, the 12th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering being held at Telecom ParisTech, Paris France, Sept. 4-7, 2012. Full details of the symposium including registration details are available at the conference website <http://doceng2012.wp.institut-telecom.fr/>

The conference includes:

Three pre-conference workshops, held on Monday September 4 
Two invited keynote addresses, to be given by acknowledged research leaders in the field.
A full technical program of submitted contributions – full and short papers, posters, demos.
A social event --  an excursion and the conference banquet on the River seine aboard one of the famed Bateaux Mouches
The opportunity to meet and discuss with colleagues in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Register soon – Early Bird registration, with reduced registration fees, is available until July 31. We look forward to meeting you at DocEng 2012


BooksOnline'12 Workshop:
Online Books, Complementary Social Media and their Impact

CIKM 2012, October 29, 2012, MAUI, USA


Call for Papers

The BooksOnline workshops aim to foster research initiatives that are focused on innovation opportunities and challenges created by large collections of digital books. This year, BooksOnline'12 aims to offer a forum for bringing together expertise from academia, industry, libraries and archives to facilitate the exchange of research and application of social media and collaboratively shared content in the field of digital libraries with specific focus on online books. This requires solving a range of KM, IR, DB, DL and HCI challenges applied to large collections of online books and related social media. These include mechanisms for fast access to semi-structured data, methods to mine and enrich content and analyze usage data, algorithms, user interfaces and interaction models for searching and recommendation in rich social contexts, and designs for engaging reading experiences that readers would want to share. One of the main themes for this year is the impact of this technology on young users, the so called Native Digital, and on their social engagements. BooksOnline'12 will encourage strong exploitation of the incentives and benefits of such major forms of massive on-line collaborations for digital libraries.

Keynote Speakers tbc
Similarly to previous years, we plan to host keynote speakers, who are prominent in the area. Previous keynote speakers included Adam Farquhar (The British Library), Ville Miettinnen (Microtask), James Crawford (Google Books), John Ockerbloom (University of Pennsylvania), and Brewster Kahle (Internet Archive).

Workshop format
The one day workshop will include selected oral and poster sessions to present and discuss ongoing research efforts, and a break-out session to brainstorm around new ideas, research directions, proposals and implementation strategies, finishing with presentations to summarize the results of the break-out sessions.

We solicit:
Position papers and posters (1-2 pages) discussing ongoing projects and planned initiatives or proposals for future research directions;
Research papers (4-6 pages).

We encourage research contributions of innovative and creative novel ideas, theories, methods, solutions as well as posters and position papers describing existing or planned systems or discussing specific problems and challenges, controversial discussions of research directions that are likely to generate discussion at the workshop, and papers recommending specific research directions to take based on learnt lessons.

For research papers, selection criteria will include the merit of the technical contributions, presentation, novelty and significance, emphasizing new ideas and research directions for online books.

Topics of interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Basic principles: Paradigms/affordances of digital/digitized books vs. paper
Readers: Differences among readers with a special focus on younger readers
Design: Novel approaches to design involving readers, specially innovative methodologies of co-design with emphasis on specific reader communities
Social: Social aspects of on-line books and library services; social navigation and annotations; social search, sharing and collaboration and co-authoring; social reading experiences, community building through shared content and annotation;
Crowdsourcing: Crowdsourcing and social engagement for personalization, book recommendations; social games around reading lists or digital book content; hybrid computer-human systems for digital libraries;
Education: Virtual learning environments and eBooks; eBooks in teaching; eBooks as integrated content, data, and media; ubiquitous access
Knowledge: Extracting semantics and knowledge from books; linking and sense making; from books to discovery of knowledge; cross-referencing, and knowledge sharing; community interests and social context;
Evaluation: Evaluating eBooks, interface and interaction designs for active reading, features for collection browsing, mining social media reviews on usability issues; using crowdsourcing for large-scale evaluation;
Infrastructure: Building access infrastructures; indexing and content representation; scalability and interoperability; technologies for search, browsing, filtering, and information extraction; integration of complementary content and services; supporting rich media experiences for online books; integrating social platforms; tagging, reviewing, recommendations;
Culture: Universal access to online books across nations and cultures; translation of content and metadata; genre dependent book recommendation and search services for different demographic target groups.

Important dates
Paper submission deadline: July 20, 2012
Notification of acceptance: August 6, 2012
Camera-ready deadline: August 20, 2012
Workshop: October 29, 2012

Paper submission and participation
Submissions must be written in English, formatted using the <http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates>ACM templates (<http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates>http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates): using the "Option 2" style. This is also the style that will be required for final papers. Papers must be submitted as pdf files.

Accepted papers will be published in the CIKM workshop proceedings, which will be printed on CD and indexed in the ACM digital library, together with the main CIKM 2011 proceedings. One author per accepted paper is required to register and attend the workshop.

To submit a paper, please go to the BooksOnline'12 Easychair submission site: <https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=booksonline2012>


Gabriella Kazai, Microsoft Research, UK
Monica Landoni, University of Lugano, CH
Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Carsten Eickhoff, Delft University of Technology, NL

Further information
Please visit: <http://www.hci.usi.ch/BooksOnline12>


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