The goal of this workshop, HTF/VD1, is to discuss the role of hypertext functionality for virtual documents on the web. Participants should contribute positions or scenarios that clarify either how the web can be improved to support more systems based on sophisticated hypertext or virtual documents and/or how HTF and VD models can be added to the web.
This workshop will have as one of its goals a written report of the state of hypertext in virtual documents on the web and a broader and grander vision of applications on the web. We expect participants to be prepared to write as well as talk, and we will aim at shaping their position statements and the workshop discussion to the delivery of such a final report. The final report plus longer versions of selected papers may be included in a proposed monograph series by Addison-Wesley.
Fabio Vitali is an assistant professor with the department of Computer Science at the University of Bologna, Italy. His research interests lie around web information systems, versioning and markup languages. He has been involved with hypertext and the world wide web for several years.
Maria Milosavlejevic is a PhD student in the Language Technology Group of the Microsoft Research Institute, Macquarie University, Australia. She also works in the Intelligent Interactive Technology group at CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences as a Research Scientist. She is interested in the use of natural language generation technology in the domain of electronic catelogues.
Carolyn Watters is an associate professor with the Faculty of Computer Science at Dalhousie University, Canada. Her research areas focus on evolution of web resources to support hypertext applications. She has been involved with the hypertext functionality workshops for several years.
Position papers (in valid HTML only) should be sent to all the organizers:
Cutoff Date for Position Papers - March 1, 1999