SIGWEB hosts the annual International ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media. SIGWEB conferences focus on timely topics in applied and computational hypertext and web disciplines and provide a place for members and the entire applied Social Media and Web community to exchange ideas and to meet with and expand their network of colleagues.

Since 2001, the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries has served as the major international forum focused on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term "digital libraries," including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing. Digital libraries may be viewed as a new form of information institution or as an extension of the services libraries currently provide.

Document Engineering Document Engineering is the computer science discipline that investigates systems for documents in any form and in all media. As with the relationship between software engineering and software, document engineering is concerned with principles, tools and processes that improve our ability to create, manage, and maintain documents. The ACM Symposium on Document Engineering is an annual academic conference, sponsored by ACM SIGWEB and in-cooperation with ACM SIGDOC.

ACM Web Science ACM Web Science is concerned with the full scope of socio-technical relationships that are engaged in the World Wide Web. It is based on the notion that understanding the Web involves not only an analysis of its architecture and applications, but also insight into the people, organizations, policies, and economics that are affected by and subsumed within it.

Conference on Information and Knowledge ManagementThe Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) provides an international forum for presentation and discussion of research on information and knowledge management, as well as recent advances on data and knowledge bases. The purpose of the conference is to identify challenging problems facing the development of future knowledge and information systems, and to shape future directions of research by soliciting and reviewing high quality, applied and theoretical research findings.

Conference on Web Search and Data MiningThe Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM) (pronounced "wisdom") is one of the premier conferences covering research in the areas of search and data mining on the Web. WSDM publishes original, high quality papers and presentations related to search and data mining on the Web and the Social Web, with an emphasis on practical but principled novel models of search, retrieval and data mining, algorithm design and analysis, economic implications, and in-depth experimental analysis of accuracy and performance.

User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization ConferenceThe ACM UMAP is the premier international conference for researchers and practitioners working on systems that adapt to individual users, to groups of users, and that collect, represent, and model user information. UMAP is the successor to the biennial User Modeling (UM) and Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-based Systems (AH) conferences that were merged in 2009. It is sponsored by ACM SIGCHI and SIGWEB, and organized under the auspices of User Modeling Inc. The poroceedings are published by ACM and will be part of the ACM Digital Library.

Cooperating Conferences

A list of ACM SIGWEB Cooperating Conferences, showing current ACM SIGWEB Cooperating Conferences and past conferences.

 

It’s been more than five decades since the birth of hypertext and it’s fascinating to see this technology continues to have a significant societal impact in our daily lives. 
 
In 2019, Andries van Dam, professor of computer science and former vice-president for research at Brown University reflected on a half-century of hypertext in his keynote speech at Hypertext conference by demonstrating three systems that have been highlights of his journey in hyperland. 
FRESS hypertext system, still running after 50 years, was arguably the first online scholarly community and showcases a database of poetry used by a class of English students in 1976. Second, TAG (Touch Art Gallery) that is used by the Nobel Foundation a few years ago for a traveling exhibition on Alfred Nobel and all the Nobel Laureates, and finally, the more recent hypertext system, DASH.
In this talk, he shares his thoughts on both deliberately designed and unanticipated societal issues of social media that he feels we technologists must urgently help address.