Blue Sky Ideas Track

In cooperation with the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), HyperText (HT) invites submissions to a special “Blue Sky Ideas” track. The emphasis of this track will be on visionary ideas, long term challenges, and opportunities for highlighting new research directions for the HT community. Research and topics that are outside of the current mainstream topics of the field are welcome.

Submissions will be judged on the extent to which they expand the possibilities and horizons of the field or challenge existing assumptions prevalent in the field.

Submission guidelines

Submissions to this track should follow the same formatting guidelines as submissions to the research track but are limited to at most four (4) pages in length (including excluding references) for both submission and final publication (more details here). Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and presented at the conference as full oral presentations.

To encourage researchers to present truly visionary concepts, the CCC is offering prizes for up to three top papers in this special track: 

  • First prize $1000
  • Second prize $750
  • Third prize $500

Note that paper submissions in this track will not receive full-fledged reviews as in the other tracks at HT. All submissions however will be screened to ensure that they meet the required criteria of being visionary in nature. 

A committee of 5-6 experts will adjudicate the top-3 accepted submissions to this track and nominate them for awards sponsored by CCC. The submissions are managed electronically only through the EasyChair paper submission site and are required on or before the deadline listed below. (select the “HT’22 – Blue Sky papers” track)


Please contact the track chair:

Fedelucio Narducci –

Important dates

  • 15 April 2022 | Submission deadline
  • 9 May 2022 | Notifications
  • 13 May 2022 | Camera-ready deadline