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Eighteenth International ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia (HT 07).

*** Hypertext, The Web, and Beyond: Five Autonomous Programmes, One 
Unified Conference ***

Dates: September, 10  12, 2007
Location: Manchester, UK
Conference Website: http://www.ht07.org/
RSS News Feed: http://www.sigweb.org/ht07/news/atom.xml

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Hypertext and hypermedia involve a diverse range of technologies that 
support structured knowledge. The Eighteenth International ACM 
Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia is operating under the banner 
"Five Autonomous Programmes, One Unified Conference" to reflect that 
although there is a wide range of research areas within the community, 
all have a common interest in hypertext and hypermedia. Hypertext 2007 
will therefore have the following five autonomous programmes each with 
its own programme chair and committee, with the aim of bringing together 
a vast range of people and interests to a single venue.

- Hypertext Models and Theory (http://www.sigweb.org/ht07/home/htmodel.php):
Scholarly, Structural, Dynamic and Adaptive Models and Theory of Hypertext.
Chair: Paul De Bra (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)

- Practical Hypertext (http://www.sigweb.org/ht07/home/practicalht.php):
Applications of hypertext including The Web, Semantic Web, Web 
Engineering, and Web Design.
Chairs: Helen Ashman (The University of Nottingham, UK), Alexandra 
Cristea (The University of Warwick, UK)

- Hypertext and Society (http://www.sigweb.org/ht07/home/htsociety.php):
The effect of hypertext on Developing Regions, Social Tagging and 
Annotation, Blogs, and eLearning.
Chairs: Hugh C Davis (University of Southampton, UK), Dave Millard 
(University of Southampton, UK)

- Hypertext and the Person (http://www.sigweb.org/ht07/home/htperson.php):
Human Centred hypertext including Browsers and Interfaces, Web 
Accessibility, Usability, Evaluation and Observational Studies.
Chair: Vicki Hanson (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA)

- Hypertext, Culture, and Communication 
(http://www.sigweb.org/ht07/home/htcc.php):
Art, Literature, Philosophy, and the hypertext tools to support them.
Chair: Mark Bernstein (Eastgate Systems, USA)

In addition to the autonomous programmes, we will also be hosting:
- Hypertext Reading Room 
(http://www.sigweb.org/ht07/home/hypertexts.php) - Sponsored by Eastgate:
This allows participants to submit hypertext systems to the conference 
in order for others within the community to gain hands on experience in 
using the system.
Chairs: Jamie Blustein (Dalhousie University, USA), Rosemary Simpson 
(Brown University, USA)

- Posters & Demonstrations (http://www.sigweb.org/ht07/home/posters.php):
Provides a great way to test new ideas, generate interest in a research 
area, or describe useful or interesting work that is not substantial 
enough for a full paper presentation.
Chair:Jessica Rubart (Arvato Direct Services, Germany)

- Student Research Competition 
(http://www.sigweb.org/ht07/home/research.php) - Sponsored by the ACM 
and Microsoft:
Provides students the opportunity to participate in an ACM conference 
and get visibility for their research (including Arts / Humanities) by 
displaying a poster and making a brief presentation to a panel of judges.
Chair: Mark Truran (University of Teesside, UK)

- Birds Of A Feather (http://www.sigweb.org/ht07/home/bof.php):
A community discussion forum where people with similar interests can 
flock together and discuss their research.
Chair: Jim Whitehead (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)

Keynotes
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- Carole Goble (School of Computer Science - University of Manchester, UK)
- Wendy Hall (Computer Science - University of Southampton, UK)

Humanities Honour Scheme
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In order to support and continue with the interdisciplinary aspect of 
the Hypertext conferences, the "Humanities Honour Sceme" is introduced. 
With this scheme we would like to ensure that attendees from Humanities 
get as much discounts as Computer Scientists.

Creche - Sponsored by Hoppers
(http://www.sigweb.org/ht07/information/creche.php)
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Hypertext 2007 will be able to provide free creche services to delegates 
with small children. The creche can have child carers for children aged 
6 months and above.

Technical Papers
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Submissions: 7 May, 2007
Notification of Acceptance: 4 June, 2007
Camera Ready: 2 July, 2007

Hypertexts
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Submissions: 7 May, 2007
Notification of Acceptance: 4 June, 2007
Camera Ready: 2 July, 2007

Posters & Demonstrations
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Submissions: 11 June, 2007
Notification of Acceptance: 18 June, 2007
Camera Ready: 2 July, 2007

Student Research Competition
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Submissions: 7 May, 2007
Notification of Acceptance: 4 June, 2007
Camera Ready: 2 July, 2007

Publications
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Technical papers, poster abstracts, and demonstration abstracts will 
appear in the official conference proceedings, published by ACM. 
Conference attendees will receive a copy of the proceedings. All 
material will be available through the ACM Digital Library.


Registration Fees
(http://www.sigweb.org/ht07/information/registration.php)
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- Online Registration is now open
- Deadline for early registration: 1 August, 2007

ACM Member -- Early: 240 (GBP), Regular: 290 (GBP), On the Door: 310 
(GBP)
Humanities Honour Scheme -- Early: 240 (GBP), Regular: 340 (GBP), On 
the Door: 360 (GBP)
Non-ACM Member -- Early: 300 (GBP), Regular: 340 (GBP), On the Door: 
360 (GBP)
Student -- Early: 160 (GBP), Regular: 200 (GBP), On the Door: 230 (GBP)

Sponsors
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ACM Special Interest Group on Hypermedia and the Web (SIGWEB - 
http://www.sigweb.org/)
Hoppers @ KWeb (http://hoppers-kweb.cs.manchester.ac.uk/)
The University Of Manchester (http://www.manchester.ac.uk/)
The Information Management Group (http://img.cs.manchester.ac.uk/)
The ACM Student Research Competition - sponsored by Microsoft Research 
(http://research.microsoft.com/)
Eastgate Systems (http://www.eastgate.com/)

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