• The 29th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media

    Baltimore, Maryland

    9-12 July, 2018

    Important Dates Registration


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

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

Tutorial submission deadline: 2nd March 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.


  • The list of accepted papers can be found here

  • Registration info is up. Please see here

  • This year there will be a Blue-sky track , More information here

  • List of accepted Tutorials can be found here

  • List of accepted Workshops can be found here

  • Selected papers will be invited to submit an extension to ACM Transactions on the Web

  • Accepted papers for the Blue Sky track are announced here


Accepted Papers
Accepted Tutorials
Accepted Workshops

Program for Day 1: 07/09/2018

Track Time Slot Title Type
-- All day Tutorials and Workshops

Program for Day 2: 07/10/2018

Track Time Slot Title Type
Welcome and opening 8:40 - 9:00 Welcome and kickoff
Keynote 09:00 - 10:00 Lessons in Search Data - Seth Stephens-Davidowitz Keynote
BREAK 10:00 - 10:30 -- -- -- --
Computational Social Science 10:30 - 11:40 Detecting the correlation between sentiment and user- as well as text-level meta-data from benchmark corpora - Shubhanshu Mishra and Jana Diesner Full paper
Computational Social Science 10:30 - 11:40 Mining and Forecasting Career Trajectories of Music Artists - Shushan Arakelyan, Fred Morstatter, Margaret Martin, Emilio Ferrara and Aram Galstyan Full paper
Computational Social Science 10:30 - 11:40 Predicting Twitter User Socioeconomic Attributes with Network and Language Information -Nikolaos Aletras and Ben Chamberlain Short paper
LUNCH AND POSTERS 11:40 - 13:15 -- -- -- --
ML 13:15 - 14:20 Joint Distributed Representation of Text and Structure of Semi-Structured Documents -Abhishek Laddha, Salil Joshi, Samiulla Shaikh and Sameep Mehta Full paper
ML 13:15 - 14:20 As Stable As You Are: Re-ranking Search Results using Query-Drift Analysis - Haggai Roitman, Ella Rabinovich and Oren Sar Shalom Short paper
ML 13:15 - 14:20 Embedding Networks with Edge Attributes - Palash Goyal, Homa Hosseinmardi, Emilio Ferrara and Aram Galstyan Short paper
RecSys 13:15 - 14:20 A Collaborative Filtering Method for Handling Diverse and Repetitive User-Item Interactions - Oren Sar Shalom, Haggai Roitman, Amihood Amir and Alex Karatzoglou Full paper
RecSys 13:15 - 14:20 Privacy-Aware Tag Recommendation for Image Sharing - Ashwini Tonge, Cornelia Caragea and Anna Squicciarini Short paper
RecSys 13:15 - 14:20 Recommending Teammates with Deep Neural Networks - Palash Goyal, Anna Sapienza and Emilio Ferrara Short paper
TEA AND POSTERS 15:30 - 16:00 -- -- -- --
Keynote 16:00 - 17:00 Data and Design in International Development - Leslie Sage Keynote

Program for Day 3: 07/11/2018

Track Time Slot Title Type
Keynote 09:00 - 10:00 Insecure Machine Learning Systems and Their Impact on the Web - Ben Zhao Keynote
BREAK 10:00 - 10:30 -- -- -- --
Temporal 10:30 - 11:35 Bootstrapping Web Archive Collections from Social Media - Alexander Nwala, Michele Weigle and Michael Nelson Full paper
Temporal 10:30 - 11:35 Studying the Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Small-Scale Events in Twitter - Paul Mousset, Yoann Pitarch and Lynda Tamine Full paper
Temporal 10:30 - 11:35 The Utility Problem of Web Content Popularity Prediction - Nuno Moniz and Luis Torgo Short paper
Semantic 11:35 - 12:30 Know Thy Neighbors, and More! Studying the Role of Context in Entity Recommendation - Sumit Bhatia and Harit Vishwakarma Full paper
Semantic 11:35 - 12:30 Content Driven Enrichment of Formal Text Using Concept Definitions and Applications - Abhinav Jain, Nitin Gupta, Shashank Mujumdar, Sameep Mehta and Rishi Madhok Short paper
Semantic 11:35 - 12:30 Modeling Semantics Between Programming Codes and Annotations - Yihan Lu and Sharon Hsiao Short paper
LUNCH AND POSTERS 12:30 - 13:45 -- -- -- --
User Behaviour 13:45 - 15:00 IntelliEye: Enhancing MOOC Learners' Video Watching Experience with Real-Time Attention Tracking -Tarmo Robal, Yue Zhao, Christoph Lofi and Claudia Hauff Full paper
User Behaviour 13:45 - 15:00 SimilarHITs : Revealing the Role of Task Similarity in Microtask Crowdsourcing - Ujwal Gadiraju Full paper
User Behaviour 13:45 - 15:00 Penny Auctions are Predictable: Predicting and profiling user behavior on DealDash - Xinyi Zhang, Shawn Shan, Shiliang Tang, Haitao Zheng and Ben Y. Zhao Short paper
TEA AND POSTERS 15:00 - 15:30 -- -- -- --
Hypertext 15:30 - 17:00 The StoryPlaces Platform: Building a Web-Based Locative Hypertext System - Charlie Hargood, Mark Weal and David Millard Full paper
Hypertext 15:30 - 17:00 Narrative Plot Comparison Based on a Bag-of-actors Document Model - Sharath Srivatsa and Srinath Srinivasa Full paper
Hypertext 15:30 - 17:00 Mother - An Integrated Approach to Hypertext Domains - Claus Atzenbeck, Daniel Roßner and Manolis Tzagarakis Short paper
Hypertext 15:30 - 17:00 VAnnotatoR: A Framework for Generating Multimodal Hypertexts - Alexander Mehler, Giuseppe Abrami, Christian Spiekermann and Matthias Jostock Short paper
Banquet 19:00 - 22:00 -- -- Banquet

Program for Day 4: 07/12/2018

Track Time Slot Title Type
Keynote 09:00 - 10:00 The US National Library of Medicine: A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health - Elizabeth Kittrie Keynote
BREAK AND POSTERS 10:00 - 10:30 -- -- -- --
Privacy 10:30 - 10:55 Understanding Privacy Dichotomy in Twitter - Taraneh Khazaei, Lu Xiao, Robert Mercer and Atif Khan Full paper
Privacy 10:55 - 11:20 Securing Social Media User Data - An Adversarial Approach - Ghazaleh Beigi, Kai Shu, Yanchao Zhang and Huan Liu Full paper
Privacy 11:20 - 11:45 Search Rank Fraud De-Anonymization in Online Systems - Mizanur Rahman, Nestor Hernandez, Bogdan Carbunar and Duen Horng Chau Full paper
Bots and automatic methods 11:45 - 12:05 Learning to rank social bots - Diego Perna and Andrea Tagarelli Full paper
Bots and automatic methods 12:05 - 12:30 An Approximately Optimal Bot for Non-Submodular Social Reconnaissance - An Approximately Optimal Bot for Non-Submodular Social Reconnaissance Full paper
LUNCH AND POSTERS 12:35 - 14:15 -- -- -- --
News 14:15 - 14:40 A Deep Joint Network for Session-based News Recommendations with Contextual Augmentation - Lemei Zhang, Peng Liu and Jon Atle Gulla Full paper
News 14:40 - 14:55 Dynamics and Prediction of Clicks on News from Twitter - Arthi Ramachandran, Lucy Wang and Augustin Chaintreau Short paper
News 14:55 - 15:10 To Post or Not to Post: Using Online Trends to Predict Popularity of Offline Content - Sofiane Abbar, Carlos Castillo and Antonio Sanfilippo Short paper
Community Detection 15:10 - 15:35 Stance Classification through Proximity-based Community Detection - Ophélie Fraisier, Guillaume Cabanac, Yoann Pitarch, Romaric Besançon and Boughanem Mohand Full paper
Community Detection 15:10 - 15:35 Sentiment-driven Community Profiling and Detection on Social Media - Amin Salehi, Mert Ozer and Hasan Davulcu Full paper
TEA AND POSTERS 16:00 - 16:30 -- -- -- --
Blue Sky Ideas 16:30 - 16:45 Intelligent Generative Locative Hyperstructure - Charlie Hargood, Fred Charles and David Millard Full paper
Blue Sky Ideas 16:45 - 17:00 As We May Hear: Our Slaves Of Steel II - Mark Bernstein Full paper
Blue Sky Ideas 17:00 - 17:15 A Villain's Guide to Social Media and Web Science - Mark Bernstein and Clare Hooper Full paper
Conference Closing 17:15 - 17:30 -- -- Conference Closing and Best paper awards
Papers marked are candidates for the Best Paper award.


Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Ben Zhao

U. Chicago

Leslie Sage


Elizabeth Kittrie

National Library of Medicine

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)


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
Local Chair      Subrata Acharya      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
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
Donghyun 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
Bahareh R. Heravi      University 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

These reviewers were chosen to be the best among the program committee. They stood out in terms of review quality and length as well as engagement in discussions. Many congratulations and thanks for your contributions

Registration Process

Registration is open now, please follow our portal to register

Registration Fares

Below are the registration rates for Hypertext 2018. The registration rates are for the full conference, including workshops. It is also possible to register only for the workshops on Sunday or for the Creative Track.
ACM Members Non-ACM Members Students
Advance Registration (Conference and Workshops)
(Until 17 June 2018)
USD 580.00 USD 660.00 USD 380.00
Late Registration (Conference and Workshops)
(Until 8 July 2018)
USD 680.00 USD 760.00 USD 480.00
Workshop-Only Registration (Advance, Late and On-Site) USD 200.00 USD 250.00 USD 200.00
Local Registration (participants from DC, MD, VA, PA, DE only)* USD 250.00 USD 200.00

Additional Conference Banquet Tickets 1 ticket: USD 100.00
*Local registration does not include shuttle bus, lunch, and banquet dinner

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College of Liberal Arts, Towson University, Baltimore

Venue Auditorium



Towson University

This year the conference would be held at the city of Baltimore, College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Building, Towson University.


  • 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