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Hypertext 2010 will consist of three autonomous tracks, each with its own program committee and reviewing team.

Track 1 – Social Computing
Chair:  Anabel Quan-Haase, University of Western Ontario

This track invites papers investigating social processes and practices in Hypermedia and Web 2.0 environments. These include tagging, filtering, voting, editing, trusting, and rating. These social processes result in many types of links between texts, users, concepts, pages, etc. We want to better understand the processes and practices themselves as well as the social, political, and semantic networks that result from these processes over time. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Social information diffusion
  • Social linking
  • Social and collaborative annotation
  • Social knowledge and information representation
  • Social networking technologies (e.g., Facebook, YouTube and Twitter)
  • Mapping and visualization of social spaces and networks
  • Linking virtual networks and offline networks
  • Time analysis of social, information, and semantic networks
  • Critical mass and incentives of social participation (e.g. games)
  • Automatic and user-based evaluation

Track 2 – Adaptive Hypermedia and Applications
Chair:  Richard Kopak, University of British Columbia

The Adaptive Hypermedia and Applications track invites papers reporting on theoretical, empirical, and methodological studies on adaptive hypermedia, including the application of adaptive hypermedia in varying domains and contexts. The scope of the Adaptive Hypermedia and Applications Track includes all forms of Web and Hypermedia system generated personalization, including user modeling, recommender systems, and e-learning.   Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Adaptive presentation of hypermedia content
  • Adaptive navigation (link hiding, dynamic maps)
  • Adaptivity and the semantic Web
  • Algorithms and methods in explicit recommender systems
  • Comparison of effectiveness of implicit and explicit recommender systems
  • User modeling
  • Evaluation and usability of adaptive systems
  • Personalized e-learning
  • Personalized digital libraries

Track 3 - Hypertext in Education and Communication
Co-Chairs: Mark Bernstein, Eastgate Systems, Inc., David Millard, University of Southampton, UK

Hypertext tools are indispensable for e-learning and m-learning, and teaching. Hypertext as a discipline in its own right -- including literary fiction, new scholarship and digital media -- plays a growing role in education. This track targets hypertext as both a tool and a discipline, as well as focusing on the use of spatial hypertext and Web 2.0 applications such as blogs, wikis and e-portfolios. We hope to highlight our understanding of links as a new component of writing and communication, and to increase our understanding of the ways that they are used in education, research, journalism, and literature. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • blogs and wikis in teaching and learning
  • collaborative e-learning
  • non-linear writing and interactive fiction
  • communication theory and the web
  • concept maps and knowledge structures
  • digital narratives
  • open educational resources
  • personal learning and research tools
  • hypertext literature and art
  • e-journalism
  • digital aesthetics and cyber culture



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