WORKSHOPS

9th International Workshop on Narrative and Hypertext

Workshop website: TBA

Organised by:
Charlie Hargood, Bournemouth University, UK
David Millard, University of Southampton, UK

Description: TBA

4th Workshop on Human Factors in Hypertext (HUMAN’21)

Workshop website: https://human.iisys.de/human21/

Organised by:
Claus Atzenbeck, iisys, Germany
Jessica Rubart, TH OWL, Germany

Description:
This workshop 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.

Recent hypertext research is strongly focused on machine analytics. We would like to broaden the scope again to include more research on human factors. Historically, hypertext research is strongly connected with human factors. Hypertext pioneers, such as Doug Engelbart or Ted Nelson, focused on human factors in hypertext, e.g., Doug Engelbart’s “augmenting human intellect” or Ted Nelson’s information structure “ZigZag”. This workshop combines original hypertext research ideas with recent hypertext research trends. In addition, the motivation is to consolidate different hypertext research areas from the viewpoint of human factors.

Workshop on HCI and Hypermedia for Enhanced Education with Interactive Multimedia

Workshop website: http://hhee.dibris.unige.it/

Organised by:
Ilenia Galluccio, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy
Illaria Torre, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy
Mauro Coccoli, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy

Description:
Online learning is becoming a usual practice and experience for millions of students, and we can expect that this will impact on future education and learning models. Multimedia content and video-based learning are increasingly taking a central role, thus it becomes of paramount importance to take full advantage of them by providing and automating services that help to overcome issues, such as linear viewing of videos and poor engagement, and to exploit the advantages through enhanced interactivity, multimodal interfaces, new visualization tools, knowledge graphs, summarisation, personalised hypervideo.

The workshop aims to provide a forum for facilitating discussion among various stakeholders on the limitations of existing learning environments and possible improvement through interactive multimedia. It also aims to share best practices and experiences of effective use of video, voice and text analysis to enhance learning environments and to support personalised services.

Workshop on Open Challenges in Online Social Networks

Workshop website: https://sites.google.com/view/oasis2021/home

Organised by:
Barbara Guidi, University of Pisa, Italy
Laura Ricci, University of Pisa, Italy
Andrea Michienzi, University of Pisa, Italy

Description:
The diffusion of Online Social Networks (OSNs) has had a profound effect on the way we interact and a deep impact on society and business. Social media have helped people to communicate, breaking down the geographical barriers that restricted communication. Through social networks, virtual communication, sharing of information, community participation is possible even among people in uncomfortable conditions. Today, Social media are one of the main parts of daily life by affecting sociality, but they are also important channels through which information travels faster than ever. Analysis of OSN can help to foresee events to manage critical scenarios. The workshop targets researchers, doctoral students, people from industry and other people interested in discussing, reflecting and networking on central themes associated with the development and the use of social networks.