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HT2015, Call for Papers for Main Research Tracks

26th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media

2-4 September 2015 Cyprus

-- Important Dates

03 April 2015: Research paper submission deadline

12 June 2015: Workshop papers and Doctoral Consortium papers deadline

29 May 2015: Research paper notifications

19 June 2015: Camera ready deadline

10 July 2015: Workshop papers and DC paper notifications

--- Conference Scope ---

The ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media conference (HT) is a
premium venue for high quality peer-reviewed research on theory, systems
and applications for hypertext and social media. It is concerned with all
aspects of modern hypertext research, including social media, adaptation
and personalization, user modeling, linked data and semantic web, dynamic
and computed hypertext, and its application in digital humanities.

HT2015 will focus on the role of hypertext and hyperlink theory on the web
and beyond, as a foundation for approaches and practices in the wider
community. Therefore, HT2015 has the following tracks:

* Digital Connectivity

* Data Connectivity

* Digital Humanities


In modern Web environments hypermedia content is increasingly generated,
processed, filtered, adjusted, and personalized. Online social networks
further generalize the conventional notion of the hypermedia to imply
connections between users via their content and media. Making sense of
these complex processes has attracted significant attention in various
research disciplines.

The Digital Connectivity track targets developing deeper insights into the
mechanisms of information generation and dissemination, characterization of
evolutionary processes on online social networks, studies of models and
systems that support these processes, and the broader implications of these
for organizations and society. The track provides a forum for researchers
and practitioners to exchange information regarding  advancements in the
current state of art.

Addressing problems in the Digital Connectivity space necessitates
expertise in several domains: Computer and Information Science, Social
Sciences, Psychology, and Economics. Hence submissions of
inter-disciplinary works are highly encouraged. We also welcome works that
explore how Digital Connectivity can be applied in diverse domains, such as
Education, Health, Journalism, Government, Environment, and Media.

Track Chairs:

Shlomo Berkovsky, CSIRO, Australia

Markel Vigo, University of Manchester, UK


The need to make data available on the Web using formats and protocols that
make them easier to consume by potential data reusers has been widely
recognized and accepted by data owners.  This is especially the case with
Open Government Data initiatives, although this need has also arisen and
dealt with in areas such as Culture, Journalism, Science, etc.  Besides the
obvious method of placing isolated datasets as files on Web servers,
probably with some simple metadata associated to them, several other
alternative methods have been proposed for making different types of data
available on the Web: Linked Data, CSV on the Web, REST APIs, etc. Once
these are available, they can be used inside data value chains to generate
more added-value data, data-intensive applications, etc.

This track deals with the methods, techniques and technologies that can be
used to make data available on the Web, with a special focus on how
heterogeneous data sources can be connected to each other, hence breaking
data silos on the Web.  We are not only focused on using Linked Data
approaches, which sit naturally for this purpose, but also on any other
alternative approaches that may allow for such data publishing, description
and interlinking.  In fact, we welcome submissions that address any of the
steps of the data-on-the-Web lifecycle, including the creation,
interlinking, entity and relation extraction, semantic annotation, analysis
and modeling, dynamics and evolution, and applications of connected data on
the Web.

Track Chairs:

  Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and LocaliData, Spain

  Erjia Yan, Drexel University, USA


With its wide-spread adoption, the World Wide Web has become a highly
detailed yet biased reflection of human social behavior. The web in general
and social media in particular have become attractive textual and
non-textual data sources that potentially capture aspects of how people
think/feel/behave in social situations (social psychology), relate to each
other (sociology), govern themselves (political science), handle wealth
(socioeconomics), or create culture (anthropology). While these phenomena
have received attention from different communities, understanding human
social behavior via unobtrusive methods (i.e. methods where the researcher
doesn’t intrude into the research context) remains a challenging endeavor
and an open problem. Tackling these challenges requires the development of
new methods, instruments and techniques as well as an interdisciplinary
effort from researchers across disciplines.

In this track, we seek submissions contributing to studies of the web from
an interdisciplinary perspective. In particular, we are seeking to attract
work on the intersection between computer science on one hand, and the
humanities and social sciences on the other.

Track Chairs:

  Jacco van Ossenbruggen, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) & VU
University, The Netherlands

  Markus Strohmaier, GESIS / University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany


ACM SIGWEB is kindly offering a total of US$7000 in funding for Student
Travel Awards. These awards are intended for student authors who have
papers accepted in any of the tracks (full papers, short papers, posters,
demos) as well as participants of the Doctoral Consortium and who attend
the conference and personally present their research. SIGWEB Student Travel
Awards typically range in value from $250 to $750. Student awards are
intended to cover a portion only of the student’s overall expenses. The
sizes of the awards in general will depend on the number of qualified
applicants, and the amount of individual awards may vary depending on the
distance travelled and the kind and ranking of the papers.

Deadline: 13 July 2015

--- Venue ---

The Hypertext 2015 conference will be held in the Culture and Convention
Center (CCC) at Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus

--- Organisation ---

General Chair

  Yeliz Yesilada, Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus

Program Chairs

  Rosta Farzan, University of Pittsburgh, USA

  Geert-Jan Houben, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Workshop and Tutorial Chairs

  Alvin Chin, Microsoft, China

  Ethan Munson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

Posters and Demos Chair

  Jessica Rubart, University of Applied Sciences Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Germany

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

  Denis Parra, Catholic University of Chile, Chile

  Christopher Trattner,Norwegian University of Science and Technology,

Proceedings Chair

  Claus Atzenbeck, Hof University, Germany

Caring, Child Care and Disability Support Chairs

  Andy Brown, BBC, UK

  Caroline Jay, University of Manchester, UK

Treasurer and Local Chair

  Ilknur Celik, Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus

Publicity Chairs

  Federica Cena, University of Torino, Italy

  Michael Yudelson, Carnegie Learning, Inc., USA

Local Publicity Chair

  Elgin Akpinar, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Web Chair

  Sukru Eraslan, Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus

SIGWEB Representative and Liason

  Simon Harper, University of Manchester, UK

Michael (Mikhail) Yudelson
Research Scientist
Carnegie Learning, Inc.

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