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Seventh ACM Conference on Hypertext

Washington DC, USA, March 16-20, 1996

Pre-conference Workshops

In connection with HT'96, four workshops will be held prior to the main conference. Attendance is by invitation only, following submission of a position paper (see call for participation for individual workshops below).

Workshops provide an opportunity for small groups who share a technical interest to meet for intense discussions. To ensure a small enough group for open interchange, each workshop is limited to 20 participants. These participants are chosen ahead of time on the basis of position papers sent to the workshop organizers.

Workshop attendees are expected to participate actively to ensure that this forum advances the state of the art. Participants will be expected to be familiar with all materials sent as preparation for the workshop and to participate actively in the workshop discussions. Attendees may be asked to give a short presentation that will serve as a basis for discussion.

Workshop 1: Access to Heterogeneous, Multimedia Databases

The theme of this workshop is query access by naive users to a universe of discourse consisting of multiple, heterogeneous, multimedia databases in such a way that the users need not know the location or format of the information that they request. This is in contrast to the traditional methods of routing by location, address, and type.

The goals of the workshop are: 1) to elucidate the state of the art in navigating a universe of data bases whose locations are unknown to the users, 2) to define open research questions in areas related to the above, and 3) to identify approaches to representing meta-knowledge for intelligent navigation in heterogeneous multimedia data bases.

Organizers(in alphabetical order):
Phillip Ein-Dor, Tel-Aviv University and The Claremont Graduate School
Ran Giladi, Ben-Gurion University of The Negev
Peretz Shoval, Ben-Gurion University of The Negev
Israel Spiegler, Tel-Aviv University.

Contact person:
Professor Phillip Ein-Dor
Chair, Programs in Information Science
The Claremont Graduate School
130 E. Ninth St.
Claremont, CA 91711-6190
Email: OR

Workshop 2: 2nd Workshop on Open Hypermedia Systems

The main objective of this workshop is to provide a forum for exchange of information and discussion of topics for people sharing interests in open hypermedia systems. The specific objectives of the workshop are to provide the latest results from ongoing well-known research projects in the area (e.g., DHM, Microcosm, Multicard, Hyperform, SP4, Chimera and WWW), to allow research topics and new approaches to be presented and discussed, and to work towards common standards and reference models for open hypermedia systems.

Uffe Kock Wiil, Aalborg University
Serge Demeyer, Brussels Free University

Contact Person:
Uffe Kock Wiil
Dept. of Computer Science
Aalborg University
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7E
9220 Aalborg, Denmark
FAX: +45 98 15 81 29


Workshop 3: Hypermedia Research and the World-Wide Web

The objectives of this workshop are to bring together hypermedia researchers and web developers, document hypermedia research's role in current web development, and to lay out the web's role in future hypermedia research.

The workshop will be broken down into three segments: 1) Hypermedia research's influence, 2) World-Wide Web needs, and 3) Further research.

Organizer and contact person: 
Keith Instone,

Workshop 4: Workshop on Incorporating Hypertext Functionality Into Software Systems

This workshop takes a cross-disciplinary approach to implementing hypermedia as value-added support functionality. We consider the entire process of embedding hypertext functions into non-hypertext oriented information systems. These include a large base of scientific and business applications, which dynamically generate their content, and which people use primarily for their underlying analytic functionality Hypertext features both supplement and give users access to the application's primary activities.


Helen Ashman, 
V. Balasubramanian, 
Michael Bieber, 
Harri Oinas-Kukkonen

Contact person:

Michael Bieber
New Jersey Institute of Technology
CIS Department
Newark, NJ 07102-1982
telephone: +1 201 596-2681
fax: +1 201 596-5777

For further general information, please contact:

Kasper Osterbye
Aalborg University
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Fredrik Bajers vej 7e
9220 Aalborg O, Denmark
phone +45 9815 8522, fax   +45 9815 8129