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From: Federica Cena <cena@di.unito.it>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:01:57 +0100
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HT2015, Call for Papers for Main Research Tracks
26th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media
2-4 September 2015 Cyprus

-- Important Dates

03 April 2015: Research paper submission deadline
12 June 2015: Workshop papers and Doctoral Consortium papers deadline
29 May 2015: Research paper notifications
19 June 2015: Camera ready deadline
10 July 2015: Workshop papers and DC paper notifications

--- Conference Scope ---

The ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media conference (HT) is a 
premium venue for high quality peer-reviewed research on theory, systems 
and applications for hypertext and social media. It is concerned with 
all aspects of modern hypertext research, including social media, 
adaptation and personalization, user modeling, linked data and semantic 
web, dynamic and computed hypertext, and its application in digital 

HT2015 will focus on the role of hypertext and hyperlink theory on the 
web and beyond, as a foundation for approaches and practices in the 
wider community. Therefore, HT2015 has the following tracks:

* Digital Connectivity
* Data Connectivity
* Digital Humanities


In modern Web environments hypermedia content is increasingly generated, 
processed, filtered, adjusted, and personalized. Online social networks 
further generalize the conventional notion of the hypermedia to imply 
connections between users via their content and media. Making sense of 
these complex processes has attracted significant attention in various 
research disciplines.

The Digital Connectivity track targets developing deeper insights into 
the mechanisms of information generation and dissemination, 
characterization of evolutionary processes on online social networks, 
studies of models and systems that support these processes, and the 
broader implications of these for organizations and society. The track 
provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange 
information regarding advancements in the current state of art.

Addressing problems in the Digital Connectivity space necessitates 
expertise in several domains: Computer and Information Science, Social 
Sciences, Psychology, and Economics. Hence submissions of 
inter-disciplinary works are highly encouraged. We also welcome works 
that explore how Digital Connectivity can be applied in diverse domains, 
such as Education, Health, Journalism, Government, Environment, and Media.

Track Chairs:
Shlomo Berkovsky, CSIRO, Australia
Markel Vigo, University of Manchester, UK


The need to make data available on the Web using formats and protocols 
that make them easier to consume by potential data reusers has been 
widely recognized and accepted by data owners. This is especially the 
case with Open Government Data initiatives, although this need has also 
arisen and dealt with in areas such as Culture, Journalism, Science, 
etc. Besides the obvious method of placing isolated datasets as files on 
Web servers, probably with some simple metadata associated to them, 
several other alternative methods have been proposed for making 
different types of data available on the Web: Linked Data, CSV on the 
Web, REST APIs, etc. Once these are available, they can be used inside 
data value chains to generate more added-value data, data-intensive 
applications, etc.

This track deals with the methods, techniques and technologies that can 
be used to make data available on the Web, with a special focus on how 
heterogeneous data sources can be connected to each other, hence 
breaking data silos on the Web. We are not only focused on using Linked 
Data approaches, which sit naturally for this purpose, but also on any 
other alternative approaches that may allow for such data publishing, 
description and interlinking. In fact, we welcome submissions that 
address any of the steps of the data-on-the-Web lifecycle, including the 
creation, interlinking, entity and relation extraction, semantic 
annotation, analysis and modeling, dynamics and evolution, and 
applications of connected data on the Web.

Track Chairs:
Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and LocaliData, Spain
Erjia Yan, Drexel University, USA


With its wide-spread adoption, the World Wide Web has become a highly 
detailed yet biased reflection of human social behavior. The web in 
general and social media in particular have become attractive textual 
and non-textual data sources that potentially capture aspects of how 
people think/feel/behave in social situations (social psychology), 
relate to each other (sociology), govern themselves (political science), 
handle wealth (socioeconomics), or create culture (anthropology). While 
these phenomena have received attention from different communities, 
understanding human social behavior via unobtrusive methods (i.e. 
methods where the researcher doesn’t intrude into the research context) 
remains a challenging endeavor and an open problem. Tackling these 
challenges requires the development of new methods, instruments and 
techniques as well as an interdisciplinary effort from researchers 
across disciplines.
In this track, we seek submissions contributing to studies of the web 
from an interdisciplinary perspective. In particular, we are seeking to 
attract work on the intersection between computer science on one hand, 
and the humanities and social sciences on the other.

Track Chairs:
Jacco van Ossenbruggen, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) & VU 
University, The Netherlands
Markus Strohmaier, GESIS / University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany

ACM SIGWEB is kindly offering a total of US$7000 in funding for Student 
Travel Awards. These awards are intended for student authors who have 
papers accepted in any of the tracks (full papers, short papers, 
posters, demos) as well as participants of the Doctoral Consortium and 
who attend the conference and personally present their research. SIGWEB 
Student Travel Awards typically range in value from $250 to $750. 
Student awards are intended to cover a portion only of the student’s 
overall expenses. The sizes of the awards in general will depend on the 
number of qualified applicants, and the amount of individual awards may 
vary depending on the distance travelled and the kind and ranking of the 
Deadline: 13 July 2015

--- Venue ---
The Hypertext 2015 conference will be held in the Culture and Convention 
Center (CCC) at Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus 

--- Organisation ---
General Chair
Yeliz Yesilada, Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus
Program Chairs
Rosta Farzan, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Geert-Jan Houben, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Workshop and Tutorial Chairs
Alvin Chin, Microsoft, China
Ethan Munson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Posters and Demos Chair
Jessica Rubart, University of Applied Sciences Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Germany
Doctoral Consortium Chairs
Denis Parra, Catholic University of Chile, Chile
Christopher Trattner,Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Proceedings Chair
Claus Atzenbeck, Hof University, Germany
Caring, Child Care and Disability Support Chairs
Andy Brown, BBC, UK
Caroline Jay, University of Manchester, UK
Treasurer and Local Chair
Ilknur Celik, Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus
Publicity Chairs
Federica Cena, University of Torino, Italy
Michael Yudelson, Carnegie Learning, Inc., USA
Local Publicity Chair
Elgin Akpinar, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Web Chair
Sukru Eraslan, Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus
SIGWEB Representative and Liason
Simon Harper, University of Manchester, UK

Federica Cena, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor - Researcher
Dipartimento di Informatica
Universita' di Torino
Corso Svizzera 185, 10149 Torino, Italy

Phone +39 0116706779
Fax +39 011751603
email: cena@di.unito.it
web: www.di.unito.it/~cena/
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