5.0332 Hypertext '91 Program (1/381)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Thu, 19 Sep 1991 17:39:45 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0332. Thursday, 19 Sep 1991.
Hypertext '91

Date: Thu, 19 Sep 91 15:38:52 EDT
From: ny@iris.brown.edu (Nicole Yankelovich)
Subject: Hypertext '91 Advanced Program

** **
** H Y P E R T E X T '9 1 **
** **
** 15 - 18 December 1991 **
** **
** San Antonio, Texas **
** **
** A D V A N C E P R O G R A M **
** **


Welcome to San Antonio and the third ACM conference on
Hypertext! The conference and program committees have been
hard at work over the last year and a half to bring you this
outstanding conference. The technical program has been
expanded to allow more participation and interaction by all
attendees and La Fiesta de las Luminarias (Festival of
Lights) provides a magical atmosphere along the Paseo del
Rio (River walk) in San Antonio. We have arranged the
conference schedule to allow ample time for attendees to enjoy
this historic city on the banks of the San Antonio River.

Hypertext '91 provides a blend of traditional and innovative
programs. Papers and Panels will explore recent advances in
hypertext technologies. Courses allow leading practitioners
to share their knowledge with the hypertext community.
Posters provide attendees an opportunity to talk one-on-one
with researchers about recent results and on-going work, and
Demonstrations are a forum for first-hand experience with new
systems. The Hypertext '91 Video program will be a
compilation of refereed videos which will be shown
continuously throughout the conference. For 1991, this
traditional core is augmented by Technical Briefings which
will provide in-depth presentations on interesting hypertext

In addition to this outstanding technical program, the
Hypertext '91 conference will provide several social events
and a unique opportunity to experience beautiful San Antonio
in its holiday splendor.

Bienvenidos a San Antonio! Bienvenidos a Hypertext '91!

John J. Leggett
Conference Chair


Hypertext '91 is an international research conference on
hypertext. The ACM Hypertext Conference occurs in the United
States every second year in alternation with ECHT, the
European Conference on Hypertext.

Hypertext systems provide computer support for locating,
gathering, annotating and organizing information. Hypertext
systems are being designed for information collections of
diverse material in heterogeneous media, hence the alternate
name, hypermedia.

Hypertext is by nature multi-disciplinary, involving
researchers in many fields, including computer science,
cognitive science, rhetoric and education, as well as many
application domains. This conference will interest a broad
spectrum of professionals in these fields ranging from
theoreticians through behavioral researchers to systems
researchers and applications developers. The conference will
offer technical events in a variety of formats as well as
guest speakers and opportunities for informal special interest


Courses: Hypertext '91 courses are intended to enhance the
skills and broaden the perspective of their attendees. This
year, the conference offers a selection of intensive half-day
and full-day courses taught by a range of hypertext experts.
To help attendees select instruction that matches their level
of interest and expertise, courses are categorized in three
levels: Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced.

Papers: The Hypertext Conference is the preeminent
international forum for scholarly papers on hypertext,
hypermedia, and related technologies. Papers for Hypertext
'91 were selected from 117 submissions and represent an
intriguing array of reports on recent theoretical, empirical,
and system developments in the field. Papers are presented
concurrently with Panel sessions and Technical Briefings.

Panels: Panels provide an interactive forum for involving both
panelists and audience in lively discussions of issues in the
subject area of the panel. Panels for Hypertext '91 will not
take the traditional symposium form in which the speakers
present a short talk on their own research. Rather, Hypertext
'91 panels will address fundamental issues, methods,
questions, and approaches in all areas of hypertext research
and products in a round-table discussion format.

Technical Briefings: With Technical Briefings, Hypertext '91
introduces a new forum for presenting details about a concrete
design rather than empirical or theoretical results. A
Briefing consists of a 30-minute, in-depth presentation of the
interesting contributions made by the system, accompanied by
live interaction with the system. Technical Briefings will
allow designers to communicate valuable insights and
experience to other implementors and designers.

Posters: Hypertext '91 Poster presentations will enable
researchers to present late-breaking results, significant work
in progress, or work that is best communicated in
conversation. Poster sessions allow conference attendees to
exchange ideas one-on-one with authors, and let authors
discuss their work in detail with those attendees most deeply
interested in the same topic.

Demonstrations: The Demonstrations program at Hypertext '91
will provide attendees an opportunity for first-hand and
hands-on experience with hypertext systems and databases.
Here, conference attendees can interact directly with the
developers of systems that embody unique or interesting ideas.

Videos: The Hypertext '91 Video program will be a compilation
of refereed videos which will be shown continuously throughout
the conference. Videos will present demonstrations that would
be difficult to show live, illustrate concepts that are hard
to describe verbally, or present prototypes or work in
progress. In addition to refereed submissions, the Video
program will include a compendium of classic hypertext system

Plenary Sessions: Hypertext '91 will feature two plenary
sessions. The Opening Plenary Sunday evening will feature a
keynote address by Patricia Wright. Hypertext '91 will
conclude with a Closing Plenary featuring a keynote address by
Frank Halasz.

Social Events: To assure ample opportunity for informal
interchange with your hypertext friends and colleagues,
Hypertext '91 offers a schedule of evening relaxation and
entertainment along with the extra ingredients that only San
Antonio can provide. To begin, a Mexican Fiesta Dinner
(complete with strolling mariachis!) will precede Sunday
night's Opening Plenary. In addition, evening receptions are
scheduled Monday and Tuesday and informal (on your own)
"afterglows" occur each night of the conference. Lunches
and other dinners throughout Hypertext '91 will provide
attendees an opportunity to experience San Antonio's fine
restaurants and shops along El Paseo del Rio.

materials deleted ... eds.


Dates to Remember:
Early registration discount deadline: Postmarked by 1 November
Advance registraton deadline: Received by 6 December
Refund deadline: Postmarked by 6 December
fee: $50.00)

Discounts: MEMBERS: To qualify for member discounts, you must
be a current ACM, SIGIR, SIGOIS, SIGCHI, or SIGLINK member.
Your membership number must appear on the registration form.
STUDENTS: To qualify for student discounts, you must attach
either a copy of your current ACM student membership card or a
copy of your student identification card to the registration

On-Site Registration: On-site registration for Hypertext '91
will take place at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel during the
following times:

Saturday, 14 December 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday, 15 December 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday, 16 December 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday, 17 December 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, 18 December 7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Travel Arrangements: The Travel Company in College Station,
Texas, USA, is the travel coordinator for Hypertext '91.
The Travel Co. has negotiated special discounted round-trip
airfares with Continental Airlines, the official carrier for
Hypertext '91. In order to guarantee air arrangements at
negotiated rates, contact The Travel Co.'s Hypertext '91
Reservation Department or Continental Airlines' toll-free
number directly:

The Travel Company:
800-733-4484 or

Continental Airlines:
(Refer to: EZ12P58)

Local Transportation: Transportation is available to downtown
San Antonio from San Antonio International Airport via taxi,
rental car, or Super Van Shuttle. Cab fare plus tip averages
about $12. Super Van Shuttles depart frequently and cost $6.
All conference activities will take place in the Marriott
Rivercenter Hotel. Most sights of interest in the downtown
area are near the conference hotel. An inexpensive shuttle
bus service operates in downtown San Antonio.

Shipping Desk: A shipping desk will be located in the
registration area of the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel and will
be open throughout the conference. This desk will provide
next-day air and second-day air service to the United States,
Canada, and overseas as well as regular ground service.

Additional Course Notes: Additional course notes for all
Hypertext '91 courses may be ordered in advance by providing
the appropriate information on the Advance Registration Form.
Course notes may also be ordered at the conference. Course
notes will not be available for purchase after the conference.

Additional Proceedings: Additional Hypertext '91 Proceedings
may be ordered in advance by providing the appropriate
information on the Advance Registration Form. Proceedings may
also be purchased during the conference. Proceedings may be
purchased directly from ACM after the conference for an
additional fee.

San Antonio Climate: San Antonio enjoys fair weather and
sunshine throughout the year. In December, the average high
temperature during the day is around 65 F (18 C) with
nighttime lows around 42 F (6 C). While anything is possible
in Texas in December, we anticipate spectacularly beautiful
weather during Hypertext '91!

Special Needs: We will attempt to accommodate attendees who
have special needs whenever possible. Please contact the
Hypertext '91 Conference Management office in the Marriott
Rivercenter for further information.

Hypertext '93: We invite proposals for Hypertext '93 host
sites. Proposals will be presented at Hypertext '91.
Deadline for submission is 15 November. For information on
submission guidelines, contact:

John J. Leggett
Hypertext '91 Conference
Hypertext Research Lab
Department of Computer Science
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843

voice: 409 845-0298
fax: 409 847-8578
email: leggett@bush.tamu.edu


Registration Form: Complete the enclosed registration form to
register in advance for Hypertext '91. Complete all sections
of the form including personal data, membership status,
courses, additional proceedings purchases, and payment.

Courses: You can register for no more than one full-day
or two half-day courses. Seating is limited in all courses,
so early registration is encouraged. Please indicate your
first two choices in order of preference.

Technical Program: You may attend paper, panel, technical
briefing, demonstration, poster, and video sessions for the
registration fee.

Social Events: Registered attendees may attend Sunday's
opening Mexican Fiesta Dinner and the evening receptions on
Monday and Tuesday. Additional Mexican Fiesta Banquent
tickets may be purchased for non-registered guests.

Payment: A check or money order in U.S. funds, made payable
to Hypertext '91, or credit card information, must be included
with the advance registration form. Space will not be held
without full payment.

Mailing Instructions: Place your registration form, along
with your check, money order (made payable to Hypertext '91),
or credit card information in an envelope and return to:

Hypertext '91 Registration
Knowledge Workshop
2908 McKelvey Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Fax Instructions: If you register by credit card, you may fax
your advance registration form to Hypertext '91 at
412-241-2307 until 6 December at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard
Time. It is strongly recommeded that you fax your form long
before the Early Registration and Advance Registration
deadlines as heavy volume is expected at these times.
CAUTION: If you register by fax, please do not send a copy of
your registration form by mail. This could cause your credit
card to be billed twice.

Deadlines: The deadline for Early Registration is 1 November.
The deadline for Advance Registration is 6 December. Forms
received after 6 December will not be processed before the
conference. If your form and payment are not received by this
date, full payment of fees will be required at the conference,
and your advance payment will be refunded after the

Registration Verification: You will receive written
acknowledgement of your registration. Registrations received
after 2 December will not receive a written acknowledgement.
Pre-registered attendees must pick up their conference
credentials at the Hypertext '91 Advance Registration center.

Refunds: All refund requests must be made in writing and
postmarked or faxed on or before 6 December. There is a
$50.00 cancellation fee.

materials deleted ... eds.




Hypermedia eXchange Corporation

Department of Computer Science
Texas A&M University

International Business Machines


Hypertext '91 also recognizes the support of the following
organizations: Gesellschaft fur Mathematik und
Datenverarbeitung - Integrated Publication and Information
Systems Institute (GMD-IPSI), SIG "Hypertext Systems" of the
German Society for Computer Science (GI), and Innstitut
National de Recherhe en Informatique et en Automatique


For additional information, send email to:


or contact:

John J. Leggett, General Chair
Hypertext '91 Conference
Hypertext Research Lab
Department of Computer Science
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843 USA

voice: 409 845-0298
fax: 409 847-8578
email: leggett@bush.tamu.edu


[A complete version of this announcement is now available through the
fileserver, in three files, hyptxt91 announce, hyptxt91 schedule, and
hyptxt91 regstrtn. You may obtain copies by issuing the command -- GET
filename filetype HUMANIST -- either interactively or as a batch-job,
addressed to ListServ@Brownvm. Thus on a VM/CMS system, you say
interactively: TELL LISTSERV AT BROWNVM GET filename filetype HUMANIST;
if you are not on a VM/CMS system, send mail to ListServ@Brownvm with
the GET command as the first and only line. For more details see the
"Guide to Humanist". Problems should be reported to David Sitman,
A79@TAUNIVM, after you have consulted the Guide and tried all
appropriate alternatives.]