17.161 call for papers: Future Visions of Common-use Hypertext

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 161.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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             Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2003 06:14:17 +0100
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             Subject: JoDI cfp: Future Visions of Common-use Hypertext

    Call for Papers

    Journal of Digital Information announces a Special Issue on
    Future Visions of Common-use Hypertext

    *linked to a panel session at ACM Hypertext '03

    Special issue Editors: Helen Ashman and Adam Moore, University of Nottingham

    Submission deadline: 18 September 2003
    Publication: November 2003

    Submissions are sought for a special issue for the Hypermedia Systems theme
    of JoDI on visions of the future of 'common use' hypertext. This special
    issue is linked to a panel session at ACM Hypertext '03, where alternative
    digital futures incorporating hypertext as a primary mechanism will be
    discussed by a panel of experts.

    The Web has been the dominant public perception of hypertext for over 10
    years now. There are, of course, many other hypertext systems, that could
    augment, live alongside, or even completely replace the Web. The aim of
    this special issue, and of the related panel discussion, is to investigate
    the viability of these alternative systems, and to consider how their
    everyday use can simplify the processes of reading and writing,
    understanding and thinking in the working and recreational activities of
    large numbers of people.

    Submissions to the special issue should firstly describe the system or
    concept that the author proposes for everyday hypertext use, and outline
    the benefits they will bring to large sections of the population,
    discussing where would they be deployed, how would they be used, and by
    whom. These systems or concepts could include complete alternative
    hypertext management systems, scenarios for using hypermedia in ways that
    have a radical effect on some everyday activity (such as reading, writing,
    learning, imagining) or could comprise supplementary technologies for the
    Web, (such as addressing, searching, retrieving, authoring, or any other
    core technology of an everyday hypertext system).

    The remainder of the paper should then address the more speculative
    questions such as: with virtually unlimited resources, how should the
    vision of interconnected information, embodied by the hypertext system or
    concept, be realised over the next ten years? What technologies would be
    used? Would they be built on any existing infrastructure, and how far back
    would there be any useful foundations for a useful point to start again?
    What long-term impact on work and recreation could be expected from these

    The primary characteristic of the system or concept in your submission
    should be that "one day, everyone will do it this way".

    There is no fixed length for submissions. Papers will be reviewed by at
    least one member of the conference panel discussion group together with
    other selected referees. Authors of accepted papers will be able to modify
    their papers, with final versions of papers due by 6th November.


    Authors should submit their papers electronically using the submission form
    Selecting the title or editor for this issue from the Theme or Editor
    drop-down box will alert the editor to your submission automatically.
    Before submitting please take note of the journal's Guidelines for
    Submission: Notes for Authors

    Authors who wish to submit a paper with unusual features are requested to
    contact the Special issue Editor prior to submission. Please send any
    queries on the special issue or on the Hypermedia Systems theme to Helen
    Ashman, hla@cs.nott.ac.uk.

    A copy of this call can be found at

    The Journal of Digital Information is an electronic journal published only
    via the Web. JoDI is currently free to all users thanks to support from the
    British Computer Society and Oxford University Press.

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