please find enclosed the call for participation for OHS7 - the 7th
International Workshop on Open Hypermedia Systems which will be held in
conjunction with Hypertext 2001 in Aarhus, DK (August 14-18). Post-workshop
Proceedings of OHS 7, Structural Computing 3 (SC3) and the Workshop on
Adaptive Hypermedia (AH3) will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in
Computer Science Series (LNCS, see also details below).
Please feel free to forward this call.
Call for Participation
7th Workshop on Open Hypermedia Systems
in conjunction with
Aarhus, DK, August 14-18 2001
The 7th Workshop on Open Hypermedia Systems (OHS7) will be held in
conjunction with Hypertext 2001, the 12th of the premier ACM
conferences on hypertext and hypermedia.
WORKSHOP INTRODUCTION & HISTORY
An Open Hypermedia System (OHS) is typically a middleware
component which provides hypermedia functionality to all
applications on the users' desktop. Hence, existing tools and
applications can be hypermedia enabled using the functionality
provided by OHSs.
Starting with OHS1 (held at ECHT '94 Edinburgh, Scotland),
a series of workshops around this overall theme of OHSs has
been organized: OHS2 (held at Hypertext '96 Washington, D.C.),
OHS3 (held at Hypertext '97 in sunny Southampton, UK), OHS4 (held
at Hypertext '98 in Pittsburgh, PA), OHS5 (held at Hypertext '99
in Darmstadt, Germany) and finally OHS6 (held at Hypertext '00 in
San Antonio, TX).
The OHS community has established itself as a very active part of
the hypermedia research community. In March 1996, members of the
OHS community formed the Open Hypermedia Systems Working
Group (OHSWG). Since then, the OHSWG has been pursuing the
difficult and rewarding task of addressing interoperability
amongst Open Hypermedia Systems. Proposals for reference
architectures, protocols for Open Hypermedia Systems,
application scenarios, the distinction between different
hypertext application domains, issues of OHS and Web
integration, and many more contributions from both
researchers and practitioners build the repertoire of subjects
that have been addressed at previous workshops.
WORKSHOP THEME & POSITION PAPERS
Workshop papers should clearly state the author's view of important
results or research topics that should be addressed at the workshop.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
* Interoperation and standardisation issues in OHS, including
architectural issues, protocols, naming, transformation, etc.
* Semantic Web including topic maps, meta data, ontologies, etc.
* Document models and hypertext
* Media aspects of OHSs such as synchronisation of contents and
link data, streaming of links, etc.
* OHS issues and Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
* Application scenarios, experiences, hypertext domains, and
requirements for OHSs
* Open Hypermedia on the Web
* Presentation aspects including personalisation, context
* Progress reports by OHSWG subgroup chairs
If you are in doubt whether your subject is appropriate for OHS7
feel free to contact the organiser.
Accepted papers will be published as Post-workshop Proceedings in
Springer's LNCS Series. Papers should be 7 to 10 pages A4 in
length and should be formatted according to Springer's LNCS
guidelines (see also the workshop Web page and the LNCS
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). Submit your
paper via email to [log in to unmask] not later than
Tuesday, June 5, 2001.
* Position papers due Tue, Jun 5, 2001
* Notification of acceptance Fri, Jun 29, 2001
* Workshop date Wed, Aug 15, 2001
* Final version of paper due Fri, Sep 14, 2001
Salzburg Research / SunTREC
Jakob Haringer Str. 5
phone +43 662 2288 461
fax +43 662 2288 222
email [log in to unmask]
Sigi Reich is the head of SunTREC Salzburg (Sun Technology
and Research Excellence Center). He has participated in the Open
Hypermedia Workshops and Working Group meetings since 1996. Over
the last years Sigi Reich has been involved in aspects of
interoperability of Open Hypermedia Systems, in particular the
development of the Open Hypermedia Navigational Interface
(OHP-Nav). He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Computer Science from the
University of Vienna. A CV with further details including a list
of publications can be obtained from