Call for Papers

HT’24 is open to a range of submission formats, from long and short papers to demos and artworks to panels, posters, tutorials and workshops (see also our Call for Workshops & Tutorials). 

The topic of this edition is Creative Intelligence. We want to invite our community to reflect on the role of interactive, intelligent hypermedia in supporting, enhancing, and communicating creative work. The tagline “Creative Intelligence” allows reflecting on hypertext works, systems and communities that employ digital media in an inventive way that we encourage to understand not only as ground-breaking but also rule-breaking. We welcome reflections on phenomena that in various ways defy industry standards to deliver their creative stance and leave a lasting impact.

As in previous years, we aim to reflect the diversity of practices embraced by different communities and welcome submissions that reflect approaches such as (but not limited to):

  • Intelligent methods for content creation and curation powering hypertext systems or supporting their study, management, and analysis of media
  • Reading, authoring and experiencing hypermedia investigating how authorial and reader response practices in literature and other more traditional media change with and adapt to new modalities of interaction and the introduction of artificial intelligence
  • Communities of digital practices, platforms and digital tools for creative work looking into technology appropriation, growth and management of distributed communities with the support of and focused on hypermedia like e-literature and games.

The conference offers five research tracks and two pracitioner tracks: the Practitioner and Industry Track and the Interactive Narrative Exhibition track. The two types of tracks have different deadlines and formats (please check the guidelines before preparing the submission manuscript). Worth highlighting is that this edition does not offer a generalist social media track but welcomes contributions targeted on all track topics. We consider social media as a form of hypertext thus any reference to hypertext content and systems is implicitly extended to social media.

Lastly, the conference accepts requests for hosting workshops and training sessions.

All accepted contributions in all tracks will be published by ACM and will be available in the Proceedings via the ACM Digital Library in the format in which they are submitted (e.g., long paper, short paper, extended abstract). To be included in the Proceedings, at least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference, present the paper there and agree on ACM’s T&C. Selected contributions will be invited to submit an expanded version after the conference to follow on special issues.

Student authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit a request for the SigWeb travel grant. If accepted, the grant will cover travel costs, accommodation, subsistence and registration fees up to €1,000 (one thousand euros). Students receiving support will be asked to dedicate a small amount of their time to the conference organisation.

Students and authors who need a visa for Poland are strongly encouraged to get in touch as soon as their paper is submitted for review (do not wait for reviews).

Submit the proposal via EasyChair.

Important Dates

  • Workshops
    • Submission: 28 February 15 March 2024 AOE (closed)
    • Notification: 15 20 March 2024
  • Research tracks
    • Submission: 31 March 15 April 2024 AOE (closed)
    • Notification: 31 May 10 June 2024 AOE (postponed)
  • Practitioner tracks, Late Breaking, Blue Sky & Provocations
    • Submission: 26 May 14 June 2024 AOE (Extended)
    • Notification: 1 July 8 July 2024 AOE (tentative)
  • Student travel awards
    • Submission: 15 30 June 2024 AOE (Extended)
    • Notification: 7 July 2024 AOE (tentative)
  • Camera ready
    • Submission: 23 July 2024 AOE
  • Registration
    • Early bird rate: 31 July 2024 AOE
    • Regular rates until 10 September 2024 AOE


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