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From: Marios Koufaris (mkoufari_at_stern.nyu.edu)
Date: Mon 01 Jun 1998 - 10:12:32 CDT

Subject: ACM Hypertext'98 Conference - Early Reg'n extended

We apologize if you recieve several copies of this email from different sources.

The Hypertext '98 program continues to become more exciting, with additional tutorials, and an important additional keynote supplementing the rich technical program of papers, panels, workshops, demos and posters.

Doug Engelbart, considered one of the founding fathers of hypertext, and winner of the 1997 ACM Turing Award -- will be giving a major keynote speech on the topic "Collective IQ" at the 'bridge luncheon' linking the Hypertext '98 and Digital Libraries '98 conferences. Building on over four decades of work on augmenting human intellect, Doug's talk will explore how developing an 'improvement infrastructure' can help bootstrap organizations to much higher achievement.

To make it easier for you to benefit from these new events we have extended the early registration deadline to June 10th.

To register for the conference, feel free to use the registration form enclosed at the end of this message -- or any of the four methods available via the conference web site at http://www.ks.com/ht98.

Below is a recap of the events and activities at HT98, beginning with our two other keynoters: John Leggett and Stuart Moulthrop

WAITING FOR (A HYPERLITERATE) CIVILIZATION TO ARRIVE" Keynote Speaker: Professor John J. Leggett, Department of Computer Science, Texas A&M University, USA.

Abstract: After all, our intellectual product is all that endures. What legacy are we leaving for the future? Is this the legacy we wish to leave? Are we making the impact in the world that we thought we could when we started this conference series?

This talk will concentrate on the body of literature produced by the hypertext conference community. I will trace the previous threads of research through the literature and discuss where I see these threads going in the future. It will be like camping on the banks or bluffs overlooking the hypertext conference literature. We will be trying to identify the rudiments of a civilization. Will we find civilization? Or just more camps? Will we find a literate culture? Could we dare hope for a hyperliterate culture? I will give you my perspective on the above and outline some ideas of things we could do as a community to move towards a more rewarding civilization. Despite the topic of this talk, it will be light-hearted with many fond remembrances and anecdotes!


   THE STREET FINDS ITS USES" Keyonte Speaker: Associate Professor Stuart Moulthrop, School of Communications Design at University of Baltimore.

Abstract: A few years ago Thomas Landauer, a key figure in hypertext research, wrote an indispensable book called "The Trouble with Computers". According to Landauer, society fails to understand that information technologies breed complexity in almost every area of application; yet inexplicably we expect these technologies to deliver simplicity, efficiency, and a straightforward return on investment. Landauer answers these false expectations with
"user-centered design" (UCD), asking us to shift attention from
systems and software to people, their activities, and their needs. Though this is a promising thesis, it begs some primary questions: Who defines appropriate uses of information technology? How do new technological affordances affect our concepts of value and productivity? Could a more basic process precede UCD, one in which we redefine use itself? The talk applies these questions to the most notorious area of hypertext development, HTTP and the World Wide Web. What has the Web meant so far for business, academia, and society in general? Has widespread and relatively intense engagement with hypertext produced any changes in our understanding of this technology? What does it mean to use the Web?


--PAPER SESSION 1: HYPERMEDIA APPLICATION DESIGN Evaluation of Hypermedia Application Development and Management Systems

        S. P. Christodoulou, G. D. Styliaras, T. S. Papatheodorou Pushing Reuse in Hypermedia Design: Golden Rules, Design Patterns and Generic Templates

        Marc Nanard, Jocelyne Nanard, Paul Kahn Patterns of Hypertext

        Mark Bernstein

--PAPER SESSION 2: NOVEL SYSTEMS AND INTERFACES Linking By Inking: Trailblazing in a Paper-like Hypertext

        Morgan N. Price, Gene Golovchinsky, Bill N. Schilit Towards an ecology of hypertext annotation

        Catherine C.Marshall
Fluid Links for Informed and Incremental Link Transitions

        Polle T. Zellweger, Bay-Wei Chang, Jock D. Mackinlay


        Paul De Bra, Licia Calvi
Adaptive Navigational Facilities in Educational Hypermedia

        Denise Pilar da Silva, Rafae:l Van Durm, Erik Duval, Henk Olivi Dynamic Bookmarks for the WWW- Managing Personal Navigation Space by Analysis of Link Structure and User Behavior

        Hajime Takano and Terry Winograd Generating Hypertext Explanations for Visual Languages

        Neil W. Van Dyke
Automatic Creation of Hypervideo News Libraries for the World Wide Web

        Guillaume Boissiere

Clusters on the World Wide Web: Creating Neighborhoods of Make-Believe

        Stephen C. Hirtle, Molly E. Sorrows, Guoray Cai

--PAPER SESSION 3: MAPPING AND VISUALIZING NAVIGATION Graphical Multiscale Web Histories: A Study of Padprints

        Ron Hightower, Laura Ring, Jonathan Helfman, Benjamin Bederson,
        James Holan
MAPA: a system for inducing and visualizing hierarchy in websites
        David Durand and Paul Kahn
>From Latent Semantics to Spatial Hypertext: An Integrated Approach
        Chaomei Chen and Mary Czerwinski

Temporally Threaded Workspace: A Model for Providing Activity Based Perspectives on Document Spaces

        Koichi Hayashi, Takahiko Nomura, Tan Hazama, Makoto Takeoka,
        Sunao Hashimoto, Stephan Gudmundson
>From Adaptive Narrative Abstraction to Coherent Hypermedia Navigation
        Michel Crampes, Jean Paul Veuillez, Silvie Ranwez
The Moment in Hypertext: A Brief Lexicon of Time
        Marjorie Luesebrink

Link Services or Agent Services?

        L. A. Carr, W. Hall, S. Hitchcock Dynamic Hypertext Catalogues: Helping Users to Help Themselves

        Maria Milosavljevic, Jon Oberlander TourisT: The Application of a Description Logic based Semantic Hypermedia system for Tourism.

        Joe Bullock and Carole Goble

--PAPER SESSION 6: ARTICULATION IN HYPERMEDIA Stalking the Paratext: Speculations on Hypertext Links as a Second Order Text

        Francisco J. Ricardo
Locus Looks at the Turing Play: Hypertextuality vs. Full Programmability

        Jim Rosenberg

Grammatron: Filling the Gap

        Karin Wenz
Hypertext and Web Engineering

        Michael Bieber

XHMBS: A Formal Model to Support Hypermedia Specification

        Fabiano B. Paulo, Marcelo Augusto S. Turine,
        Maria Cristina F. de Oliveira, Paulo C. Masiero
Enforcing Strong Object Typing in Flexible Hypermedia
        Pedro Furtado
Structural Properties of Hypertext
        Seongbin Park

        Chair: David Lowe, Computer Systems Engineering, University of
        Technology, Sydney

Using the Flag Taxonomy to Study Hypermedia System Interoperability

        Uffe Kock Wiil, Kasper Osterbye
An Agenda for Open Hypermedia Research

        Peter J. Nurnberg. John J. Leggett, Uffe K. Wiil Referential Integrity of Links in Open Hypermedia Systems

        Hugh C. Davis

--SHORT PAPER SESSION 3: ADVANCED BROWSING INTERFACES 1-800-Hypertext: Browsing Hypertext With A Telephone

        Stuart Goose, Michael Wynblatt, Hans Mollenhauer Applying Open Hypermedia to Audio

        David DeRoure, Steven Blackburn, Lee Oades, Jonathan Read, Neil Ridgway Designing Open Hypermedia Applets: Experiences and Prospects

        Niels Olof Bouvin
Browsing Hyperdocuments with Multiple Focus+Context Views

        Laurent Robert, Eric Lecolinet

        Terry Stanley
Finding Links

        John Tebbutt

Combining Structure Search and Content Search for the World-Wide Web

        Hermann Kaindl, Stefan Kramer, Luis Miguel Afonso Inferring Web Communities from Link Topologies

        David Gibson, Jon Kleinberg, Prabhakar Raghavan Cut as a Query Unit for WWW, Netnews, and E-mail

        Keisha Tajima, Yoshiaki, Masatsugu Kitagawa, and Katsumi Tanaka

--PANEL 3: TEMPORAL ISSUES IN HYPERTEXT: IT'S ABOUT TIME         Chair: Cathy Marshall, Xerox Parc

--PAPER SESSION 10: COOPERATIVE HYPERMEDIA Flexible Coordination with Cooperative Hypermedia

        Weigang Wang and Jorg M. Haake
WebPern: An Extensible Transaction Server for the World Wide Web

        Jack J. Yang, Gail E. Kaiser
Using Paths in the Classroom: Experiences and Adaptations

        Frank M. Shipman III, Richard Furuta, Donald Brenner,
        Chung-Chi Chung, and Hao-wei Hsieh



T1) Paul Kahn: Mapping Websites and Creating Site Maps 1/2 day; intermediate - advanced

T2) Paul Kahn: Website Information Architecture 1/2 day; novice - intermediate

T3) Michael Bieber: Applying hypertext principles to information systems 1/2 day; novice

T4) George Landow & Dan Russel: Teaching & Learning with HT and WWW FULL day; novice

T5) Hugh Davis &Wendy Hall: Link Services on the WWW 1/2 day; intermediate

T6) Lloyd Ruthledge: The use of existing public domain standards and tools for adaptive hypermedia
1/2 day; novices

T7) Linda Hardman: The synchronized MM Integration Language 1/2 day; novice - intermediate

T8) Franca Garzotto, Paolo Paolini, Maristella Matera: Model-based Design and Evaluation of Hypermedia Applications (CD-ROMs and WWW sites) FULL day; intermediate

T9) David Durand and Steve DeRose: The XML and XLink Specifications FULL day; intermediate

T10: Jim Whitehead: WebDAV, the Web Document Authoring and Versioning effort 1/2 day; novice - intermediate.

F6inally, we have an extensive program of evening activities -- that blends demos and posters, with food and drink, and (in the 'noisey room') live entertainment. Indeed, you may wish as a number of registrants so far, to capitalize on your investment coming for Hypertext '98 -- and stay for Digital Libraries '98 as well. See the web sites -- ks.com/ht98 and ks.com/dl98 -- for extensive details on all activities.


ACM HYPERTEXT'98 Marriott City Center
Pittsburgh, PA
June 20-24, 1998


For details on the conference program, tutorials offered, etc. -please see the conference website:http://ks.com/ht98

Form of address(Mr/Mrs/Ms/Dr/Prof):
Prefered name/organization on badge:

CONFERENCE FEES AND PAYMENT: Early Registration: received by June 1. Late registration: June 2 on, but after June 10 please register at the conference. (Deduct 15% if registering for both HT'98 and DL'98)

ACM Member: early registration $395[ ] late registration$495[ ]
Non-Member: early registration $460[ ] late registration$565[ ]
Student: early registration    $150[ ] late registration$175[ ]

The pricing structure for tutorials are $150 for each 1/2 day tutorial. Tutorial 4,8 and 9 are full day tutorials($225.00). (There is a 50% discount on tutorials for students) Please see web site for details on tutorial offerings.

Please mark[X]which tutorials you wish to attend.

HT-T1(1/2 day)[ ]    HT-T5(1/2 day)[ ]     HT-T9(1 day)[ ]
HT-T2(1/2 day)[ ]    HT-T6(1/2 day)[ ]     HT-T10(1/2 day)[ ]
HT-T3(1/2 day)[ ]    HT-T7(1/2 day)[ ]
HT-T4(1 day)  [ ]    HT-T8(1 day)  [ ]

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