The ACM Hypertext and Social Media Conference is for YOU!

You may not believe it, but ACM Hypertext and Social Media conference maybe just he place your your HCI and/or Accessibility work. With average downloads per article running at 384 and average citations per article at 6.87 (according to ACM bibliometrics) this 100 person conference is comparable to CHI.

So, now we’ve established it’s a good conference – what kind of work is there for the errant HCI’er? Well a quick look at the schedule should tell you, but lets look at the award candidates for the two awards given at Hypertext.

Douglas Engelbart Best Paper Award Candidates

15:30 – 15:55 Models of human navigation in information networks based on decentralized search
Denis Helic, Markus Strohmaier, Michael Granitzer, Reinhold Scherer
16:00 – 16:25 How Big is the Crowd? Event and Location Based Population Modeling in Social Media
Yuan Liang, James Caverlee, Zhiyuan Cheng, Krishna Y. Kamath
16:30 – 16:55 Canyons, Deltas and Plains: Towards a Unified Sculptural Model of Location-Based Hypertext
David Millard, Charlie Hargood, Michael Jewell, Mark Weal

So, some very nice papers on human behaviour modelling, social media analysis, and narrative writing. For the newcomer award we have…

Ted Nelson Newcomer Award Candidates

14:00 – 14:25 A Question of Complexity – Measuring the Maturity of Online Enquiry Communities
Gregoire Burel, Yulan He
14:30 – 14:55 Where’s @wally? A Classification Approach to Geolocating Users Based on their Social Ties
Dominic Rout, Daniel Preotiuc-Pietro, Kalina Bontcheva, Trevor Cohn
15:00 – 15:25 Microblog-Genre Noise and Impact on Semantic Annotation Accuracy
Leon Derczynski, Diana Maynard, Niraj Aswani, Kalina Bontcheva

Large scale data collection and analysis for human factors, geo-social analysis, and annotation. Again, all firmly in the HCI world that I belong to!

Based on the papers published, ACM generate a keyword map which, in hypertext’s case prominently includes: Evaluation/methodology; Human factors; Interaction styles; Navigation Theory; User issues; Web-based interaction; and Web-based services.

Maybe if you are not already publishing there, you should be, it seems other HCI’ers have already found the venue productive!


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