Track Chair: Weigang Wang (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)

In the past few years, we have witnessed the proliferation of social media and mobile devices. Mobile social media provide touch points to engage families, friends, group members, and communities, offer entry points to the web, and keep them connected in a Social Web.

Social media emerged initially for connecting and entertaining people in their leisure time. Due to their wide reach and stickiness, they have quickly become another venue for online marketing, entry points to ecommerce, and more importantly a collaboration platform for people to share knowledge and do something together.  For examples companies have asked their customers and followers in Twitter to brainstorm the pros and cons of their new concept products. Students have used Facebook and WeChat to connect with their group members, sharing information, and coordinating their activities in their group projects.

Therefore, this track includes the analysis and exploitation of links between topics, people and activities in social media and beyond.  Apart from various methods and practices using existing social media systems to support collaborative activities, social groupware (or a combination of social media and groupware, such as MobileMeeting) is emerging, which integrates social media interaction into a structured collaboration process and adds various structure and computational support to social media.

This track seeks original submissions on either methods or practices using existing social media systems as a communication or collaboration platform, or new systems, applications, methods, practices and tools that support communication and collaboration in the social web.

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.

Track Chair: Herre van Oostendorp (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)

Navigating through the abundance of information on the Web is a complex cognitive process involving several factors. Many users find the experience of interacting unpleasant, distracting and unnecessarily time-consuming. Not all the relationships between the cognitive factors and processes involved when interacting with the Web are fully understood.  That lack of understanding might be why such important issues are often overlooked in the design of systems that support interacting with the Web.

Interdisciplinary efforts from researchers across several disciplines such as cognitive psychology, cognitive science, Web design, human-computer interaction, information science, artificial intelligence, machine learning and other aspects of computer science as well as hypertext are needed to make interaction with the Web an easy and effortless process.

This track seeks original submissions that either contribute to the overall understanding of the relationships between cognitive factors and cognitive processes when interacting with the Web or describe novel systems and applications that make interacting with the Web an easy and effortless process.

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