Track Chair: David Millard (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)

Hypertext and Web systems are fundamentally about communication between people, and people are storytellers. In this track we seek submissions covering a broad range of topics around new media and digital storytelling, from both the technological and human points of view. We expect to include papers around technologies to support content curation and creation, dynamic linking and navigation, for example by exploiting the Web of linked and open data.

Further topics include data analysis, interactive visualization and presentation, and novel forms of digital narratives. We also expect to include papers that explore existing practices of online storytelling, including new media artistry and writing, online reportage and journalism, applications of digital storytelling, and critical theory around online expression. We particularly encourage multi-disciplinary work, that draws on wider methodological practices, and frames technology and human behaviour as co-dependant.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Interactive digital storytelling
  • Automated analysis of narratives
  • Automated story or (semantic) link generation
  • Narrative analysis of (Big) Data
  • Associative and narrative interlinking by exploiting Linked and Open Data
  • Location-based narratives
  • Social Media Narratives
  • Computational narratives in the humanities
  • Collaborative storytelling techniques and/or technologies
  • Theoretical work on writing/design of hypermedia and interactive fiction
  • Hypermedia authoring tools and technologies
  • Privacy and ethical issues in digital storytelling
  • Formal or computational models of narrative and hypertext
  • Argumentation and Rhetoric
  • Digital journalism and Citizen/Collaborative News
  • E-Literature
  • Cinematic Hypermedia
  • Personalisation and Adaptation in Hypermedia
  • Life-logging and Digital Storytelling
  • Adaptive hypertext frameworks, toolkits and applications
  • Adaptive Educational Hypermedia
  • Hypermedia authoring
  • Intelligent Narratives

27th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media

10-13 July 2016 - Halifax, Canada

Collocated with UMAP 2016




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Important Dates

Registration and Support

10 June 2016: Student Support
17 June 2016: Advance Registration

Deadlines are always at 23:59 (Hawaii Time Zone)


15 January 2016: Workshop and Tutorial Proposals

Main Proceedings
(Full Papers, Short Papers, Posters)

22 February 2016: Submission Deadline (extended)
1 April 2016: Notifications
9 May 2016: Camera-Ready

Extended Proceedings
(Creative Track, Late-Breaking Results, Demos, Doctoral Consortium, Workshop Papers)

27 May 2016: Paper Submission (extended)
10 June 2016: Notifications
1 July 2016: Camera-Ready