• The 29th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media

    Baltimore, Maryland

    9-12 July, 2018

    Important Dates Submission Site


The ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT) is a premium venue for high quality peer-reviewed research on theory, systems and applications for hypertext and social media. The conference would be held in the beautiful city of Baltimore this year. HyperText is concerned with all aspects of modern hypertext research, including social media, adaptation, personalization, recommendations, user modeling, linked data and semantic web, dynamic and computed hypertext, and its application in digital humanities, as well as with interplay between those aspects such as linking stories with data or linking people with resources. HT2018 will focus on the role of links, linking, hypertext and hyperlink theory on the web and beyond, as a foundation for approaches and practices in the wider community. Therefore, HT2018 has the following tracks:

  • Hyper-Society covers digital humanities and connecting/connected people
  • Hyper-Data covers connected things on the documents, Web, and IoT
  • Hyper-Media covers connected traditional and non-traditional media
  • Social Networks and Digital Humanities (Linking people)
  • Semantic Web and Linked Data (Linking data)
  • Adaptive Hypertext and Recommendations (Linking resources)
  • News and Storytelling (Linking stories)
  • Demonstrations


ACM - Association for Computing Machinery ACM SIGWEB

Important dates

Workshop Proposal Deadline: 11th December 2017

Abstract submission deadline: 26th January 2018

Paper submission deadline: 2nd February 2018
Acceptance notification: 2nd April 2018
Camera ready due: 1st May 2018

Blue sky ideas submission deadline: 2nd March 2018

Blue sky ideas acceptance: 2nd April 2018

Conference: 9-12 July 2018

All the deadlines are at 23:59 Hawaii Time.



Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Ben Zhao

U. Chicago

Call for Contribution - ACM Hypertext 2018

The ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT) provides a premium single-track platform for high quality peer-reviewed research on theory, systems and applications of hypertext and social media. It is concerned with all aspects of modern hypertext and social media, including adaptation, personalization, recommendations, user modeling, linked data and semantic web, dynamic and computed hypertext, and its application in digital humanities, as well as with interplay between those aspects such as linking stories with data or linking people with resources.

We invite high quality submissions relating to all the above aspects of hypertext and social media, but encourage submissions to align themselves with three broad themes:

  • Hyper society, covers digital humanities and connecting/connected people
  • Hyper data, covers connected things on the documents, Web, and IoT
  • Hyper media, covers connected traditional and non-traditional media

Accepted papers will appear in the Hypertext 2018 Conference Proceedings that will be published by ACM and additionally be made available through the ACM Digital Library. Selected papers from HT18 will be invited to submit an extension to ACM TWEB. Submitted extensions will be reviewed in a fast-tracked process. As traditional, one paper will be selected for the Douglas Englebart best paper award.

Acceptance of the papers will be either as full (regular) or short papers with corresponding oral presentation slots, and at least one author is required to register as presenter. In addition, all authors of accepted papers are invited to prepare a poster that they can present together with accepted demos at Poster and Demos reception.

Papers must report original, previously unpublished results substantiated by experimentation, simulation, analysis, or application. Two submission categories are possible:

  • Regular research papers (8 pages, with up to 1 page extra for references, for a total of 9 pages max) discussing mature research results.
  • Short papers (4 pages, with up to 1 page extra for references, for a total of 5 pages max) presenting ongoing and preliminary results, system prototypes or industry showcases, or results that do not require more detailed discussion.

Selected regular paper submissions may be recommended for publication as short papers.

Call for Research Papers

Call for Research Papers

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Call for Tutorial Proposals

Tutorial Proposals

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Call for Blue Sky Ideas

Blue Sky Ideas

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Accepted Workshops

Opinion Mining, Summarization and Diversification (RevOpiD-2018)


The workshop aims at uncovering diverse perspectives to defining opinions. How can opinions be better summarized on online forums, in web search results or elsewhere? What relationships can be mapped between exchange of opinions on the web? We invite submissions on all such relatively unexplored dynamics of opinion mining and modeling. We also host a shared task on Review Opinion Diversification, wherein participants are asked to model opinions and mine them from an original dataset of more than 10,000 Amazon annotated product reviews.

Human Factors in Hypertext


HUMAN is the first workshop of a new series for the ACM Hypertext conferences. It has a strong focus on the user and thus is complementary to the strong machine analytics research direction that could be experienced in previous conferences.The user-centric view on hypertext not only includes user interfaces and interaction, but also discussions about hypertext application domains. Furthermore, the workshop raises the question of how original hypertext ideas (e. g., Doug Engelbart’s “augmenting human intellect” or Frank Halasz’ “hypertext as a medium for thinking and communication”) can improve today’s hypertext systems.

Narrative and Hypertext (NHT18)


NHT is a continuing workshop series associated with the ACM Hypertext conference. The workshop acts as forum of discussion for the narrative systems community within the wider audience of the Hypertext conference. The workshop runs both presentations from authors of accepted short research papers, and unstructured unconference sessions to provide a venue for important discussions of issues facing and opportunities for members of the narrative and hypertext community.

Organization Commitee

General Chair     Dongwon Lee     Penn State U., USA
Local Chair     Nam Nguyen     Towson U., USA
Program Co-chair     Ingmar Weber     QCRI, Qatar
Program Co-chair     Nishanth Sastry     King's College London, UK
Registration Chair     Thang Dinh     Virginia Commonwealth U., USA
Tutorial Co-chair     Miriam Redi     Bell Labs Cambridge, UK
Tutorial Co-chair     Pete Burnap     Cardiff U., UK
Workshop Co-chair     Haewoon Kwak     QCRI, Qatar
Workshop Co-chair     Ujwal Gadiraju     L3S Research Center, Germany
Data Chair     Fabricio Benevenuto     Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Outreach Co-chair     David Millard     U. Southampton, UK
Outreach Co-chair     Ee-Peng Lim     Singapore Management U., Singapore
Web Co-chair     Sagar Joglekar     King's College London, UK
Web Co-chair     Kiran Garimella     Aalto U., Finland
Publicity Chair     Charlie Hargood     Bournemouth U., UK
Publication Chair     Kyungsik Han     Ajou U., Korea

Senior Program Commitee

Dirk Ahlers      Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Martin Atzmueller      Tilburg University
Shlomo Berkovsky      CSIRO
Munmun De Choudhury      Georgia Institute of Technology
Jana Diesner      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Alexander Felfernig      Graz University of Technology
Emilio Ferrara      University of Southern California
Niloy Ganguly      Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Bruno Gonçalves      New York University
Charlie Hargood      Bournemouth University
Eelco Herder      Radboud University
Denis Helic      Graz University of Technology, Austria.
Andreas Hotho      University of Wuerzburg
Geert-Jan Houben      Delft University of Technology
Andreas Kaltenbrunner      NTENT
Florian Lemmerich      GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences \& University of Koblenz-Landau
Luca Maria Aiello      Bell Labs Cambridge
Wagner Meira Jr.      UFMG
David Millard      University of Southampton
Ethan Munson      University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Wolfgang Nejdl      L3S and University of Hannover
Axel Polleres      Vienna University of Economics and Business - WU Wien
Alan Said      University of Skövde
Alessandra Sala      Bell Labs Ireland
Christian Sandvig      University of Michigan
Rossano Schifanella      University of Turin
Christoph Scholz      Fraunhofer
Amit Sheth      Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University
Elena Simperl      University of Southampton
Steffen Staab      Institut WeST, University Koblenz-Landau and WAIS, University of Southampton
Gerd Stumme      University of Kassel
My T. Thai      University of Florida
Onur Varol      Northeastern University
Arkaitz Zubiaga      The University of Warwick

Program Commitee

Harshavardhan Achrekar      University of Massachusetts Lowell
Alejandro Bellogin      Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Mark Bernstein      Eastgate Systems, Inc
Maria Bielikova      Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Tom Blount      University of Southampton
Toine Bogers      Aalborg University
Carlos Buil Aranda      Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
Iván Cantador      Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Federica Cena      Department of Computer Science, University of Torino
Fred Charles      Bournemouth University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Yang Chen      Fudan University
Alvin Chin      BMW Group
Mariano Consens      University of Toronto
Alexandra Cristea      The University of Warwick
Paul De Bra      Eindhoven University of Technology
Emiliano De Cristofaro      University College London
Javier D. Fernández      Vienna University of Economics and Business
Ying Ding      Indiana University Bloomington
Mark Finlayson      Florida International University
Efstratios Gallopoulos      University of Patras
Franca Garzotto      Politecnico di Milano
Michael Granitzer      University of Passau
Tudor Groza      The Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Bin Guo      Institut Telecom SudParis
Andreas Harth      Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Stratis Ioannidis      Northeastern University
Clare J. Hooper      Independent Consultant
Dietmar Jannach      AAU Klagenfurt
Min-Yen Kan      National University of Singapore
Akihiro Kashihara      The University of Electro-Communications
Donghuyn Kim      Kennesaw State University
Hartmut Koenitz      University of Georgia
Nicolas Kourtellis      Telefonica Research
Markus Krötzsch      TU Dresden
Alberto Laender      Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Kyumin Lee      Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Elisabeth Lex      Graz University of Technology
Yu-Ru Lin      University of Pittsburgh
Anna Lisa Gentile      IBM
Javier Luis Canovas Izquierdo      IN3 - UOC
Cataldo Musto      Dipartimento di Informatica - University of Bari
Thang N. Dinh      Virginia Commonwealth University
Frank Nack      University of Amsterdam
Symeon Papadopoulos      Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
Andrea Passarella      IIT-CNR
Heiko Paulheim      University of Mannheim
Rikki Prince      University of Southampton
Miriam Redi      Yahoo
Sigi Reich      Salzburg Research
Haggai Roitman      IBM Research Haifa
Demetrios Sampson      Curtin University
Parang Saraf      Virginia Tech
Giovanni Semeraro      University of Bari
Srinath Srinivasa      International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore
Christoph Trattner      MODUL University Vienna
Carsten Ullrich      DFKI GmbH
Jacco van Ossenbruggen      CWI & VU University Amsterdam
Markel Vigo      The University of Manchester
Vincent Wade      Trinity College Dublin
Simon Walk      Graz University of Technology
Mark Weal      University of Southampton
Annika Wolff      Lappeenranta University of Technology
Yeliz Yesilada      Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus
Markus Zanker      Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Zhiwei Zhang      Facebook


Towson University Smith Hall Auditorium, Baltimore

Venue Auditorium



Towson University

This year the conference would be held at the city of Baltimore, Towson University Smith Hall Auditorium.


  • Sheraton Baltimore North, Address: 903 Dulaney Valley Road , Towson, MD 21252 , 888-627-7147
  • Towson university student dorm (more info later)
  • Logistics

    Bus service between Sheraton hotel and conference venue will run in the morning and evening


    Coming soon!