***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Social Linking Track at Hypertext 2008: the Nineteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia http://www.sigweb.org/ht08/home/soclinking.html June 19th-21st 2008, Pittsburgh, PA, USA *** Second Call for Papers (submission deadline: February 11th 2008) The ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia is the acknowledged venue for high quality peer-reviewed research on linking. The web, the semantic web and the Web 2.0 are all manifestations of the success of the link. The Hypertext Conference provides the forum for research that considers links, their semantics, their presentation, the applications they have been put to, the knowledge that can be derived from their analysis and their effect of society. If information is connected, then the connection is called a link, and the Hypertext Conference is concerned with all research concerning links. HT08 will consist of four independent tracks, each with its own track committee: Information Linking and Organization; Applications of Hypertext; Hypertext, Culture, and Communication; and Social Linking, to which we call your attention. One of the most exciting recent developments in Web science is the rise of social annotation, by which users can easily markup other authors' resources via collaborative mechanisms such as tagging, filtering, voting, editing, classification, and rating. These social processes lead to the emergence of many types of links between texts, users, concepts, pages, articles, media, and so on. We welcome submissions on design, analysis, and modeling of information systems driven by social linking. Topics of interest include: * Design of collaborative annotation mechanisms * Critical mass and incentives of social participation (e.g. games) * User interfaces for collaborative annotation * Applications to search, retrieval, recommendation, and navigation * Explicit vs. inferred social links (e.g. mining query logs) * Integration with content-based systems (e.g. linking in blogs) * Socially induced measures of similarity, relatedness, or distance * Co-evolution of social, information, and semantic networks * Analysis of structure and dynamics of social information networks * Behavioral patterns of social linking * Linguistic analysis of social annotation spaces * Formal and generative models of social annotation * Unstructured vs. structured social knowledge representations * Implementation and scalability of social link representations * Automatic and user-based evaluation * Robustness against spam and other forms of social abuse Details on the submission format and procedure are available at the HT2008 submission page (http://www.sigweb.org/ht08/submission.html). Accepted papers will appear in the formal Conference Proceedings, published by ACM. All material will be available through the ACM Digital Library. *** Technical Paper Stream February 11th 2008 submission deadline March 21st 2008 authors informed of results of reviewing April 4th 2008 final Papers to ACM Full Papers: Full technical papers (10 pages) should present significant scientific advances that are at a mature stage of development. We are looking for full papers that present relevant contributions to research, development, and practice in the area of hypertext and hypermedia. We are also interested in survey papers which present an authoritative and original perspective on an area of interest. Short Papers: Short papers (5 pages) should present interesting recent results or novel thought-provoking ideas that are not quite ready for a regular full-length paper, or where the research has limited scope or the results have lesser significance. *** Posters and Demonstrations March 28th 2008 submission deadline April 9th 2008 committee decisions to authors April 16th 2008 final copy to ACM Poster presentations and demonstrations (2 pages in the proceedings) are solicited, which present new ideas, generate interest in a research area, or describe or demonstrate useful or interesting work that is not substantial enough for a technical paper presentation. *** Location ACM Hypertext 2008 will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, ranked #1 Most Livable City in America. It is co-located and scheduled directly after ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (http://www.jcdl2008.org/). The two conferences will meet again in Pittsburgh, 10 years years after ACM Hypertext 1998 and ACM Digital Libraries 1998 were last co-located there. In 2008, both conferences are being hosted by the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh (http://www.sis.pitt.edu/). The Pittsburgh area is home to more than 25 colleges and universities, resulting in a vibrant and diverse community of learners and teachers. The region welcomes more than 10 million visitors each year, who enjoy amenities and cultural attractions including the world-class Carnegie Museums, the outstanding Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the decades-long tradition of major league sports! Pittsburgh is centrally located, being within 90 minutes flying time of the country's major metropolitan areas. While being challenged by the presentations at Hypertext 2008, don't miss an opportunity to sample the museums, the performing arts organizations and the city's charming and diverse neighborhoods. *** Social Linking Program Track Chairs Filippo Menczer, Indiana University, USA Ciro Cattuto, ISI foundation, Italy *** Social Linking Senior Program Committee: Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Yahoo! Research Barcelona Junghoo Cho, UCLA Lee Giles, PSU Wendy Hall, University of Southampton Bernardo Huberman, HP Labs Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University Raghu Ramakrishnan, Yahoo! Research Luc Steels, Sony CSL Paris *** Social Linking Program Committee: Lada Adamic, University of Michigan Ruj Akavipat, Indiana University Harith Alani, University of Southampton Andrea Baldassarri, Sapienza University of Rome Stefano Battiston, ETH Zurich Rik Belew, UCSD Dominik Benz, University of Kassel Johan Bollen, LANL Shannon Bradshaw, Drew University Andrea Capocci, Sapienza University of Rome Riley Crane, ETH Zurich Debora Donato, Yahoo! Research Barcelona Scott Golder, HP Labs Peter Hanappe, Sony CSL Paris Paul Heymann, Stanford University Bettina Hoser, University of Karlsruhe Andreas Hotho, University of Kassel Jeannette Janssen, Dalhousie University Pranam Kolari, Yahoo! Renaud Lambiotte, Université catholique de Louvain Marc Light, The Thomson Corporation Bing Liu, UIC Vittorio Loreto, Sapienza University of Rome Ana Maguitman, Universidad Nacional del Sur Massimi Marchiori, University of Padova Ben Markines, ISI Foundation Paolo Massa, Fondazione Bruno Kessler Mark Meiss, Indiana University Peter Mika, Yahoo! Research Barcelona Evangelos Milios, Dalhousie University David Millen, IBM John Paolillo, Indiana University Filippo Radicchi, ISI Foundation Jacob Ratkiewicz, ISI Foundation Luis Rocha, Indiana University Heather Roinestad, Indiana University Vito_D_P Servedio, Sapienza University of Rome Frank Smadja, Toluna Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau Gerd Stumme, University of Kassel Martin Svensson, Ericsson Research Eugenio Tisselli, Sony CSL Paris Roelof van_Zwol, Yahoo! Research Barcelona Karin Verspoor, LANL Alan Wexelblat, HOVIR Le-Shin Wu, Indiana University *** Please forward this to interested parties. See you at HT2008! 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