As hypertext researchers, our aim has been the propagation of information about good hypertext design and implementation, communicating the benefits of hypertext to information systems designers and administrators, and creating an open discussion environment where hypertext researchers, practitioners and designers alike can meet and exchange information about the use of hypertext.
While all upcoming workshops still share the underlying theme of hypertext functionality, each will be tailored to the emphasis and unique interests of the adjoining conference. In summary, our goal is to expand the scope of the HTF workshop series, reach out to a broader, more diverse audience and influence and be influenced by the SE, WWW, OHS, and MIS fields.
NB This WWW7 session may be of more general interest, and there is the potential for opening this session to a wider audience, or perhaps even holding this session during the main conference.
At Hypertext 98, we will be in a position to report on the impact we as hypertext researchers are having on the WWW community, in particular following the WWW7 conference in Australia where we are for the first time making a concerted effort to make our work visible to this large body of researchers and developers. We would particularly like to propose an open session as described in the bullet point above, preferably as part of the main conference programme, in order to report on our success at this major event.
(assuming of course that the proposals for HTF IV and HTF VI are accepted).
The open half-day of the workshop would be best-scheduled during the main conference, perhaps as a WWW session or a panel discussion.
08:30-09:00 Registration 09:00-09:30 Welcome 09:30-10:30 HTF IV workshop report 10:30-11:00 Coffee break 11:00-12:30 Position papers and discussion 12:30-14:00 Lunch break 14:00-15:30 Position papers and discussion 15:30-16:00 Coffee break 16:00-17:00 HTF V workshop report 17:00-17:30 Planning for open half-day presentation 17:30 Close 19:00-late Informal workshop dinnerAs in previous workshops, there are many opportunities for informal discussion between participants, in particular the Workshop Dinner, a popular feature of previous workshops. Previous experience shows that these informal discussion breaks are particularly useful for participants to talk more freely and to establish useful contacts.
V. Balasubramanian ("Bala") is a research-oriented practitioner with over ten years of experience designing and developing information systems. He heads E-Papyrus, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in hypermedia design, Web-based information systems, document management/workflow applications and user interface design. He has been a hypertext researcher for over 5 years. He holds a Ph.D. in Management from Rutgers University.
Michael Bieber is Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is an Associate Director of the Electronic Enterprise Engineering Initiative. He holds a Ph.D. in Decision Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bieber has been performing hypermedia research since 1987, when he embarked on a research path in automating hypermedia support for analytical information systems. Dr. Bieber is active in the hypertext community, co-organizing conference minitracks and co-editing special journal issues about hypermedia topics. He has published many articles in this and other areas. He recently was the treasurer of ACM SIGLINK, the ACM's special interest group on hypermedia. See http://megahertz.njit.edu/~bieber for further details. Dr. Bieber may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Harri Oinas-Kukkonen
works currently as an Assistant Professor of
Information Systems at the University of Oulu. His research interests lie
in the information systems development and software engineering, including
CASE (Computer-Aided Software/Systems Engineering), teamwork, electronic
commerce, hypertext and digital media.
He has ten years of experience with various aspects of hypertext and
digital media in practice and research. Since 1991 he has been part of the
MetaPHOR research project, which aims at the development of modern software
design systems. In this project he has been working on the integration of
hypermedia features into a meta-CASE environment called
He is one of the originators of the HTF workshop series.
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