18th September 1994
This was a one-day workshop with the aim of bringing together researchers who were interested in any of the four identified problem areas. Participation was by invitation, after acceptance of a refereed position paper. The four topics named in the original call for participation were
I Hypertext as support functionality - how can hypertext features support other applications, such as CASE tools?
II Incorporating hypertext support features - how can hypertext functionality be written into new applications (not necessarily specifically hypertext applications)?
III Retrofitting existing applications - how can hypertext functionality be made available to the large number of "legacy" applications?
IV Fostering widespread acceptance of hypertext - how can the use of hypertext functionality be made to seem a natural and integral part of the information delivery environment?
The workshop was divided into four sessions, one for each identified topic. Each session began with presentations given by workshop participants. The third session, Retrofitting Existing Applications, was opened with my presentation on Retrofitted Hypermedia for Third-Party Applications, and I led the subsequent discussion.
Position papers accepted for the workshop will eventually appear as a New Jersey Insitute of Technology technical report, and will also be made available on the World Wide Web under the ECHT '94 conference page. The titles of individual position papers are listed below, and the papers are also available in full as a single text document.
The workshop is further reported in an article by the organisers, Bieber and Oinas-Kukkonen, in the December 1994 issue of SIGLINK special interest group on hypertext newsletter.
The first workshop was minuted by V. Balasubramanian and these minutes have been compiled into a final report.
H.C. Arents and W.F.L. Bogaerts
Link Service Badges : a mechanism for announcing available hypermedia functionality
H.L. Ashman and J.L.M. Verbyla
Retrofitted Hypermedia for Third-Party Applications
V. Balasubramanian and M. Turoff
Position Paper (postscript)
Hypertext Functionality Approach
G. Rossi, A. Garrido and A. Amandi
Extending Object-Oriented Applications with Hypermedia Functionality
A. Salminen, J. Paakki and J. Koskinen
Incorporating hypertext functionality into software maintenance environments.
We took photographs of the participants!