Practitioner and Industry Track

Track chairs Dr Davide Picca (University of Lausanne) and Dr Angelo Salatino (Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University)

The Practitioner Track is designed for professionals and scholars looking to demonstrate the tangible impacts of hypertext systems in various sectors. This track is dedicated to showcasing how these applications address real-world problems while also facilitating deep reflection on the challenges and opportunities within different fields. It emphasizes not only the practical applications but also the thoughtful, reflective nature inherent in the use of hypertext technologies.

Topics of interest for the Practitioner Track include, but are not limited to:

  1. Implementing Hypertext in Business Solutions: Showcasing how hypertext technologies integrate into business processes to improve customer engagement and marketing strategies.
  2. Creative Tools and Platforms: Highlighting new tools and platforms that employ hypertext for creative expressions, such as in digital storytelling, interactive installations, or multimedia content creation.
  3. Hypermedia in Education and Training: Demonstrating innovative applications of hypertext in educational environments, from e-learning platforms to interactive teaching materials.
  4. Community Building and Engagement: Exploring how hypertext aids in fostering communication and collaboration within various communities, enhancing connectivity in professional networks or online groups.
  5. User Experience and Accessibility in Hypermedia: Presenting research or case studies on designing hypermedia systems that are both user-friendly and accessible, focusing on principles of usability and inclusive design.
  6. Interactive Media for Cultural Heritage: Showcasing applications of hypertext in cultural preservation, such as through virtual museums, digital archives, or interactive exhibits.

In addition to these topics, the Practitioner Track invites submissions that present novel applications, resources, and tools aimed at streamlining, simplifying, or enhancing the activities within the hypertext community. These submissions can provide new solutions or demonstrate innovative use cases for authoring and personal information management systems. We are also interested in novel software tools/services, datasets, benchmarks, AI models, APIs, software frameworks, and workflows that advance the field of hypertext systems.

This track provides a platform for individuals to share their innovative ideas and practical solutions, contributing to the broader discourse on the evolution and application of hypertext technologies. 

Important Dates

  • Submission
    • Submission: 26 May 14 June 2024 AOE (Extended)
    • Notification: 1 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

Presentation & Proceedings

All accepted contributions will be included in the conference proceedings. The modality of presentation is flexible and will be discussed with the organising committee. For instance, we can accommodate demos, transversals or tutorials. Accepted contributions will be invited to join the associated exhibition.


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