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==================== CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS =======================

In conjunction with Hypertext 2014, the 25th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media.
Santiago, Chile, September 1-4, 2014
http://ht.acm.org/ht2014/

February 21, 2014: Workshop proposals due

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The ACM Hypertext conference focuses on all aspects of modern hypertext research including social media, semantic web, dynamic and computed hypertext and hypermedia as well as narrative systems and applications. 

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the 25th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media conference.

Hypertext 2014 workshops will provide participants with opportunities to discuss and explore emerging areas of Hypertext and Social Media with fellow students, researchers, and practitioners from Industry and Academia. The goals of the workshops are to provide a a more informal setting for exchanging opinions, to share experiences, presenting ideas, foster research community and identify open problems and/or explore directions for future research. As such, they also offer a good opportunity for researchers to  present their work and to obtain feedback from an interested community in an interactive atmosphere. 

Proposals are especially encouraged on emerging topics, somehow related to the main conference tracks (links and connection between people, open data and the semantic of things, user experience and adaptive linking), but are not limited to other (novel) topics which might be of interest for the hypertext community. Acceptance of workshop proposals will be based on the experience and  background of the organizers in the topic, and on the relevance of the subject matter with regard to the topics addressed in the main  conference.

We welcome proposals for different types of workshops, from working groups on a specific topic to more traditional conference-like workshops. However, we prefer interactive workshops that guarantee richer active interactions among participants and provide significant room for controversial and stimulating discussions.

We preferentially would rather proposals for half-day workshops. The need for a full-day workshop should be motivated by some particular reason. Potential proposers are invited to discuss their ideas with  the workshop chair before working out a detailed proposal.  

===========================PROPOSAL FORMAT =============================

The workshop proposals – not longer than 5 pages - have to be sent by email to the workshop chairs, and must contain the following information:

- Title of the workshop and acronym
- Workshop organisers (affiliation, contact details, homepage, and prior experiences with workshop organization.
- Keywords (describing the main themes of the workshop) (from 3 to 5)
- Abstract (up to 70 words) 
- Description of the workshop (topics and goals of the workshop) (up to 500 words)
- Motivation  (why the topic is of interest for the conference audience)
- Workshop format (paper presentations, invited talks, panels, demo, discussion, etc)
- Submissions format (position papers, research papers, demo, poster, presentations..) and, for each type of submission, specify the features (length of the papers, template, etc) 
- Intended audience and expected attendance (with historical data of past versions of the workshop, if available)
- Initial list of (potential) members of the program committee 
- Requested duration (half day or full day- in this case, motivation for the need of  a full day)
- Previous editions of the workshop series (if applicable) (URLs, conference it was co-located with, number of registrants, number of submissions, number of accepted papers, and any other relevant information)

The Workshop Proceedings will be published in the ACM Hypertext Extended Proceedings. If the organizers have addition plans for dissemination (for example, a special issue of a journal) this needs to specified in the proposal. 

=============== ORGANIZATION OF WORKSHOP ===============
 
After the acceptance of a workshop proposal, the organizer(s) should:     
- Create and distribute a Call for Papers and a Call for Participation;      
- Create a Web page for the workshop, with the call for papers and the information about the workshop organization and timeline.  The link of the web site will be  published on the Conference Web site;     
- Create a Program Committee;      
- Review and select contributions to be included in the workshop  proceedings (at least 2 reviewers for each paper);      
- Schedule and coordinate the workshop activities.      
- Put together accepted papers into electronic workshop proceedings, to be published in the Extended Proceedings of ACM Hypertext 2014.

=============== IMPORTANT DATES ===============

February 21, 2014: Workshop proposals due
March 7, 2014: Decisions announced
September 1, 2014: Workshop and Tutorial day

=============== SUGGESTED TIMELINE ===============

Workshop web site: March 14, 2014
Workshop Call for Papers: March 21, 2014
Paper submission deadline: May 23, 2014
Notification to authors: June 6, 2014

================== WORKSHOP CHAIRS ==================

Federica Cena, University of Torino, Italy
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Web: http://www.di.unito.it/~cena/

Christoph Trattner, University of Gaz, Austria
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
web: http://christophtrattner.info
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Thanks,
Denis Parra
Local and Publicity chair, HT 2014
CS Department, PUC Chile
http://ht.acm.org/ht2014/


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