The ACM Hypertext conference is a premium venue for high quality peer-reviewed research on hypertext theory, systems and applications. It is concerned with all aspects of modern hypertext research including social media, semantic web, dynamic and computed hypertext and hypermedia as well as narrative systems and applications.

The ACM Hypertext 2016 conference will focus on missing links on the WWW: how can the Hypertext paradigm and research inspire and improve the Web? Which missing links (and linking paradigms) can improve connections, communication and collaboration? Apart from the regular research tracks, Hypertext 2016 will feature a creative track.

Hypertext 2016 will take place at the campus of Dalhousie University in Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia and the major cultural centre of Canada’s Atlantic provinces.

The deadline for the Extended Proceedings is 6 May 2016. Check out the calls for the  Creative Track, Late-Breaking Results, Demos and the Doctoral Consortium. Or consider to submit to one of our workshops.

These submission instructions are for the Main Proceedings. Instructions for the Extended Proceedings will follow later.

Papers must report new results substantiated by experimentation, simulation, analysis, or application. Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original, not previously published works.

Submission categories include:

  • Regular research papers (max 10 pages + references) discussing mature work.
  • Short papers (max 5 pages + references) describing preliminary results of on-going work or novel thought-provoking ideas.
  • Posters (max 2 pages + references) presenting innovative research ideas, preliminary results, system prototypes or industry showcases.

All submissions should be formatted according to the official ACM SIG proceedings template and submitted via EasyChair. The review process will not be blind, therefore it is not necessary for submissions to be anonymized. Please be sure to submit keywords via EasyChair.

Accepted papers will appear in the Hypertext 2016 Conference Proceedings that will be published by ACM and additionally be made available through the ACM Digital Library.

Please indicate the category of your submission (regular, short, poster and demo) and provide at least three keywords that describe your submission. Also select the track(s) – named ‘groups’ in EasyChair – and the topics relevant to your submission. Note that you can select more than one track (select at least one) and topics belonging to any of the three conference tracks. This information will be used for the review assignment.

Track Chair: Stacey Mason (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)

Deadline for submissions: 6 May 2016
Notification of Acceptance: 3 June 2016

Accepted artists must be able attend Hypertext 2016

In the wake of a booming resurgence of interest in creative hypertext over recent years, we are increasingly seeing new directions and possibilities for artists exploring the creative potential of the link. This year, we are delighted to offer a space for exhibition and performance of creative hypertext works at the conference venue.

We invite the submission of a broad range of creative works from a variety of artistic traditions that engage with the expressive potentials of hypertext, the link, and social media—particularly those that address the conference theme of “Missing Links.” Example forms include but are not limited to:

  • Literary hypertexts
  • Hypertext poetry
  • Hypertext games
  • Interactive Web art pieces
  • Interactive video
  • Experimental or conceptual hypermedia works
  • Social Media fiction
  • Interactive sonic art
  • Expressive Mobile or Web Apps
  • Locative works
  • Augmented Reality Works

Other presentation formats are welcome and should be described in the proposal.

We are especially asking for work that can be presented or demonstrated in 10 minutes even if the work might take longer to fully explore all content. Because of space limitations, works not exhibited via computer, tablet, or mobile device may not be accommodated; please specify your requirements in your proposal. We are not able to accommodate installation pieces.

Proposals should include the following information

  • Artist statement and description of artistic goals
  • Description of the piece
  • Link to the piece (or documentation if applicable)
  • Up to 3 images to be used for promotion
  • Total length of piece, length of demo portion
  • Presentation format
  • Hardware/software/sound requirements
  • Review codes (if the piece is available behind a paywall)

Submissions should follow the same guidelines as the full papers. The page limit is 4 pages, including references (if any). All submissions should be formatted according to the official ACM SIG proceedings template and submitted through the EasyChair ACM HT 2016 Extended Proceedings site, designated as a “Creative Track” paper. Only PDF documents will be accepted.

Accepted artists must be able attend Hypertext 2016

Deadline for submissions: 6 May 2016
Notification of Acceptance: 3 June 2016