Workshops - ACM Hypertext 2017

We are happy to announce that this year's HT conference will feature three exciting workshops:

  • Workshop on Narrative and Hypertext ’17 (NHT17), Charlie Hargood, David Millard
  • Workshop on The Future of Computer Annotation, Jamie Blustein, Ann-Barbara Graff
  • Workshop on Social Media World Sensors (SIDEWAYS), Claudio Schifanella, Mario Cataldi, Luigi Di Caro

Workshop on Narrative and Hypertext ’17 (NHT17)

This workshop aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum to bring together individuals from the humanities and technological communities to share work and discuss state-of-the-art research on narrative from both a technical and aesthetic perspective. This is the 6th iteration of one of the longest running and most successful workshop series at ACM Hypertext. Narrative is a prevalent form of information common in our entertainment and communications, and key to our understanding of the world and its events. By building better models of narrative along with methods for generation, adaption, and presentation we enable narrative systems to become more effective but also improve our understanding of narrative structures. There is a growing community of researchers working on narrative systems, hypertext narratives, and machine readable narrative models, for which this workshop seeks to act as a hub to review advances and to discuss what the field might achieve in the coming year.

This workshop invites both position and research paper submissions to stimulate discussion of important factors facing the community at the workshop. These submissions are all the same ACM template as the Hypertext conference, and a maximum of 5 pages in length.

Workshop's website: http://nht.ecs.soton.ac.uk/2017/
NH2017 CFP

Important dates:

  • Paper submission: April 10, 2017
  • Notifications: May 8, 2017
  • Camera ready: May 26, 2017

Submissions:
Papers should be in ACM format, be between 2 and 5 pages long and submitted as a PDF. The papers should be emailed no later than midnight GMT 20th March 2017 to Charlie Hargood at chargood@bournemouth.ac.uk.

Organizers:

Charlie Hargood
Creative Technology
SciTech, Bournemouth University, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BB, United Kingdom
chargood@bournemouth.ac.uk
David Millard
Web and Internet Science
Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom
dem@ecs.soton.ac.uk

Workshop on The Future of Computer Annotation

Annotation is being recognized as an essential practice of reflective reading and knowledge-building. Projects are underway at several institutions to develop tools for scholars and students to annotate online. Much of the work on computer-based annotation to date has been to develop hypothetical frameworks upon which the architecture of tools will be built or on the of tools without sufficient study of the needs of potential users.

In this workshop we will develop a research framework delineating what has been done and especially what needs to be done in annotation. The framework will address which research questions remain unanswered, define the pressing questions or those that need to be re-formulated; this agenda should drive research on annotation in the near future.

Specifically, we seek researchers with experience using annotation technology (themselves or through observation), developers and researchers with novel approaches to annotation, researchers and theoreticians with a record of studying annotation. Submissions may include brief position papers or system descriptions (less than 4 pages including figures), research proposals and original research (less than 8 pages including figures and references). One of our goals is to have revised versions of all submissions appear in a special issue of a journal or edited collection.

Important dates:

  • Paper submission: April 10, 2017
  • Notifications: May 8, 2017
  • Camera ready: May 26, 2017

Submissions:
Submissions may include position papers or system descriptions (4 pages), research proposals and original research (8 pages). Papers should be in ACM format and emailed no later than midnight GMT 20th March 2017 to Jamie Blustein at jamie@cs.dal.ca.

Organizers:

Jamie Blustein (primary contact)
Dalhousie University
jamie@cs.dal.ca
Ann-Barbara Graff
NSCAD University
abgraff@nscad.ca

Workshop on Social Media World Sensors (SIDEWAYS)

Microblogging services (e.g., Twitter) represent freely-accessible social networks allowing registered members to broadcast short posts referring to a potentially-unlimited range of topics, by also exploiting the immediateness of handy smart devices. This workshop wants to stress the vision of this powerful communication channel as social sensor, which can be used to detect and follow interesting and yet unreported information and specifically unknown / interesting / anomalous events, facts, and topics in real time, crossing languages, domains and locations. Future technologies on this connectivity may also provide applications with automatic techniques for the generation of news (filtered over user profiles), offering a sideways to the existing authoritative information media.

The aim of this workshop is then to ask researchers to enter into such view, by studying how social media can be used even in a real-time scenario to

  • detect emerging events, facts, topics
  • track the evolution over time of events, facts and topics
  • enrich them with contextual information like categories and named entities
  • identify communities and analyze large scale online/offline social networks
  • unravel anomalous behaviors in social networks
  • retrieve participatory decision making on civic social networks
  • find relationships with other events and sources of information

SIDEWAYS 2017 CFP

Important dates:

  • Paper submission: April 10, 2017
  • Notifications: May 8, 2017
  • Camera ready: May 26, 2017

Submissions:
Submissions may include long papers (6 pages) or short papers (4 pages). Papers should be in ACM format and emailed no later than midnight GMT 20th March 2017 to Claudio Schifanella at dicaro@di.unito.it.

Organizers:

Claudio Schifanella
Department of Computer Science – University of Turin, Italy

claudio.schifanella@rai.it
Mario Cataldi
Université Paris 8, France

m.cataldi@iut.univ-paris8.fr
Luigi Di Caro
Department of Computer Science – University of Turin, Italy
dicaro@di.unito.it