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HT 2023 : ACM Hypertext 2023


When Sep 4, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
Where Rome, IT
Submission Deadline Mar 31, 2023
Notification Due May 12, 2023
Final Version Due Jul 14, 2023
Categories    digital humanities   hypertext   www   social science

Call For Papers

ACM Hypertext 2023
4-8 September 2023, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome, Italy 
Deadline: 31 March 2023 23.59 AOE

Important Dates
• Regular papers and Workshops 
- Submission: 31 March 2023 AoE
- Notification: 15 May 2023 AoE

• Late breaking, blue sky, demos, traversals, and doctoral consortium 
- Submission: 26 May 2023 AoE
- Notification: 26 June 2023 AoE

• Camera ready version of accepted papers
- 14 July 2023: 23 July 2023 AoE

• Conference 4-8 September 2023

Note: The submission times are 11:59 pm AoE time (Anywhere on Earth)

The ACM Hypertext conference is a premium venue for high quality peer-reviewed research on hypertext theory, systems, applications, publishing, artwork and related practices. It is concerned with all aspects of modern hypertext research including social and intelligent media, narrative systems and applications, authoring, reading and publishing hypertext, workflows and infrastructures as well as reflections and approaches. 

All accepted contributions will be published by ACM and will be available in the Proceedings via the ACM Digital Library. Selected contributions will be invited to submit an expanded version after the conference to a special issue of the New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia. 

Submissions are welcome in the following tracks:

Interactive Media: Art and Design
Track chair Dr Sam Brooker (Richmond American University London, UK)

This track is dedicated to papers that explore creative expression through digital technology. Submissions may showcase new approaches to – or applications of – interactive media technology for creative expression, or evaluate existing work from a new perspective. Hybrid presentations that mix theory and practice are welcome, though work should be rooted in hypertext as method or approach.
Topics include but not limited to:  
• Demonstrations: Live exhibition or exploration of a new or existing creative work.
• Critical analysis: Reflection on or discussion of pre-existing works or theoretical approaches.
• Traversals: Demonstrations performed on historically appropriate platforms, with participation and commentary by the authors of the works.
• Interdisciplinary creative work: Evaluation or demonstration of creative work that crosses disciplinary boundaries

Authoring, Reading, Publishing
Track chair Dr Leah Henrickson (University of Leeds, UK)

This track is dedicated to exploring how hypertext has transformed authoring, reading, and publishing by disrupting, subverting, or complementing book and media culture and practice. Submissions may focus on specific case studies or theories of new emerging practices, rhetorical analyses, or methodological reflections that take inspiration from fields such as book history, digital humanities and/or media studies.
Topics include, but not limited to:
• Authorship: Contextualising the production of hypertexts.
• Book history: Historically-informed frameworks, theories, and concepts for understanding hypertextual production, dissemination, and reception.
• Digital scholarly editions and adaptations: Hypertextual representations and reconceptualisations of extant texts.
• Digital storytelling and electronic literature: How hypertexts are used to communicate ideas and facilitate alternative textual experiences.
• Reading practices and reader response: How hypertexts are read (or not read) and interpreted.
• Rhetorics and poetics: How hypertexts are framed in popular and scholarly discourse, as well as theoretical considerations on forms of expression supported by hypertextual formats.
• Text, paratext, and multimodality: Manifestations and effects of digital forms of intra- and intertextual connectivity.,

Workflows and Infrastructures
Track chair Dr Davide Picca (Université de Lausanne, CH)

This track is dedicated to hypertext systems and their professional applications to the GLAM field  in order to facilitate access to cultural knowledge. The main purpose is to illustrate through the different contributions to the track, how STEM disciplines can help and support the preservation and dissemination of tangible and intangible cultural resources. This track welcomes contributions that present real-world applications of hypertext systems, with a focus on the benefits, challenges, and gaps that emerge from daily practice in fields of study such as (but not limited to) Digital Museology, Intangible Cultural Heritage applications and NLP approaches to cultural resources. 
Topics include, but not limited to: 
• Semantic knowledge: How formal ontologies and formal modelling can contribute to organise cultural knowledge
• GLAM applications: Pipelines and digital curations for restoration and preservation of cultural artefacts
• Digital Museology: Innovations, trends as well as practical challenges encountered  in the fields of museology
• Intangible Cultural Heritage applications: How Big Data workflows and digital transformation methods can be applied to cultural objects
• NLP approaches to cultural resources: Computational semantics and pragmatics, machine translation and multilingual NLP for cultural objects

Social and Intelligent Media
Track chair Dr Grégoire Burel (Knowledge Media Institute, UK)

The social and intelligent media track is dedicated to the understanding and modelling of sociotechnical systems and their role in shaping communication and information access, both virtually and offline. Submissions should consider any online systems that include socially and AI-mediated information such as social networks, recommender systems, online publication tools and discussion platforms. As the focus of this year conference is “Humanity within”, authors are encouraged to submit interdisciplinary articles centred around the impact of social media and AI on how hyperlinked content is accessed and consumed and its impact on Humanity. This track welcomes submissions that further the understanding of the technical inworkings of digital communities and their societal impact, as well as novel methods and algorithms that shape online communication, content creation and socially-mediated information access. 
Topics include, but not limited to:
• Privacy and Anonymity in Social Media – The way social media protect and/or blur the lines between the real and virtual world.
• Inclusiveness of Social Media – The role of social media in including minorities, disabilities and minoritised communities. 
• Diversity and Representativeness of Social Media – The way social media favour (or not) content diversity and its representativeness as well as the involvement of individuals (e.g., echo chambers, content moderation).
• Immersive Social Media (e.g., metaverse) – The development and impact of new interaction paradigms on real-world interactions and online communication. 
• Network Effects in Social Media – The impact of social and hyperlink ties on content access and distribution e.g., information access, ranking, misinformation and bot networks).
• Social Media Algorithms – The structure, development, design, and analysis of social media platforms and algorithms.

Reflections and Approaches
Track chair Dr Mariusz Pisarski (University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, PL)

This track considers how hypertext has transformed society and its tools: new perspectives, future directions, and ongoing transformations that challenge our assumptions about hypertext. This track welcomes submissions focused on (but not limited to) critical reflection on the evolution of hypertext systems, paradigms for new hypertext applications, as well as theories for understanding and navigating the complexity of digital communities enabled by hypertext design and systems. 
Topics include, but not limited to:
• Histories of hypertext: hypertext systems in critical discourse, technology discourse and in the arts community.
• Histories of social media: how the pioneering formulas of early systems – such as BBS, MUD and email discussion groups –  evolved to modern social media.
• Designs, paradigms and theories: evolution of hypertext in scholarly and artistic practice 
• Self-reflectivity of systems: historical impact of one hypertext system upon another; remediations, migrations and borrowings of features in contemporary writing/reading platforms
• Visual histories and meta-histories of social media and hypertext: hypertext and social media communities and ideas in visual and big-data analysis.


Submission deadline: 31 March 2023

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