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                   CALL FOR POSITION PAPERS

                 Workshop on Spatial Hypertext           Held at the 2001
ACM Conference on Hypertext                        Aarhus, Denmark

                  Tuesday, August 14, 2001

Important dates:    Position papers due:           June 11, 2001
Acceptance notification:       June 22, 2001    Early registration deadline:
  July  1, 2001

You are invited to submit a position paper (suggested length is 5 pages) to
the Workshop on Spatial Hypertext to be held at ACM Hypertext 2001 in
Aarhus, Denmark.  Position statements should indicate your interest and
expertise in the area as well as how you view your work fitting in to the
topics described below.  Do not feel constrained by the topic list -- we
welcome all those with interests in spatial hypertext.

Papers should be emailed as PDF files (or other reasonable attachment
formats) to Frank Shipman ([log in to unmask]).

Workshop Theme and Goals:

Spatial Hypertext has been an important hypertext research topic since its
inception with the first well-known spatial hypertext system, VIKI, which
appeared in 1994. Since that time a number of other spatial hypertext
systems have appeared: Web Squirrel, CAOS, and VKB among others, and the
spatial hypertext research is widely cited. The moment is opportune to bring
together researchers in this field for a specific meeting on the subject of
spatial hypertext. Among the expected topics would be:

   o  Spatial hypertext systems in progress
   o  User experience with spatial hypertext
   o  Spatial hypertext implementation issues
   o  Integrating spatial hypertext with other hypertext frameworks and other
      software environments generally
   o  Rhetoric issues posed by spatial hypertext

Goals for the workshop include:

   o  Surveying the state and variety of research areas in spatial hypertext
   o  Providing guidance to spatial hypertext system implementers from user
   o  Surveying spatial hypertext for open questions and future research
   o  Providing a framework for broadening the reach of spatial hypertext by
      integrating it with the software environment generally

Intended audience: Spatial hypertext system implementers, hypertext
framework integrators, users of spatial hypertexts, writers and
researchers on hypertext rhetoric working in spatial hypertext,
hypertext researchers generally interested in alternative models of
structure, researchers in structural computing.

Activities Planned: Each accepted position paper will be briefly
presented at the workshop.  Sessions will be organized around spatial
hypertext themes with the goal of leaving most of the time for
discussion of issues between participants.  At least part of the
session will be devoted to demonstations of tools/applications if
there is interest among the participants.


Frank Shipman, Texas A&M University, is a senior hypertext researcher and
one of the original authors on the VIKI project. He is currently the
principal investigator on the VKB project, which is a successor to VIKI, and
is supervising PhD research in spatial hypertext. He is the author or co-
author of numerous important papers in spatial hypertext, one of which
received the Engelbart best paper award at Hypertext 99.

Jim Rosenberg, Grindstone PA, is an independent poet and hypertext
researcher who has been executing spatial hypertexts since 1988. He is the
author of several papers of relevance to this area, two of which were
nominated for the Engelbart best paper award at Hypertext 96 and 98.

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Jim Rosenberg                  
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