[Air-L] Call for papers - New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia

Cunliffe D J (AT) djcunlif at glam.ac.uk
Mon Nov 9 04:42:36 PST 2009

Call for Papers: New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia

Special Issue on: Hypertext and Web Science: Emergent Structures,
Communities and Collective Intelligence


Guest editors: David Millard and Weigang Wang


David Millard, School of Electronics & Computer Science, University of 

Southampton, dem at ecs.soton.ac.uk


Weigang Wang, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester,
weigang.wang at mbs.ac.uk


Submission deadline: 4 January 2010

Acceptance notification: 19 March 2010

Final manuscripts due: 30 April 2010


Hypertext has always been about people and their relationships with
information. The Hypertext Community has over thirty years of experience
of exploring hypertext interfaces, infrastructures and usage. Now Web
2.0 technology and practice has greatly promoted this sort of
interactive collaboration and social networking, resulting in large
scale collaborative knowledge creation and e-democracy activities.
Semantic Web technologies and the Linked Data Web could impact even more
strongly. Imagine if most personal and organisational data were
available on the Web and analysable with the help of software agents,
how would people and organisations run their businesses, how would they
identify, select, and collaborate with their partners and customers to
face shared challenges?


Web Science is a proposed new discipline to study the continuing impact
of the Web on people, business and society. Web Science is about
understanding how technical innovation changes practice, and how
behaviour in the small translates to behaviour in the large.


This special issue is for people who believe that their work is at the
intersection of Hypertext and Web Science. We invite papers on a variety
of technical topics with a personal, cultural or societal slant. Topics
may include (but are not limited to) the following:


- New ways of collaborative working enabled by the latest Web

- New approaches to personal information management or learning

- Technical and social protocols underlying emerging web technology and

- Novel community interaction, such as e-democracy, collaborative
decision making, or knowledge elicitation

- Virtual and emergent structures that have changed the way that we view
or organise our lives or businesses

- Changes in traditional roles and expectations, for example, notions of
authorship and ownership

- Studies of on-line communities and their behaviour

- Characteristics and novel applications of collective intelligence

- Innovative social or knowledge interfaces


Papers should describe completed work with well-evidenced conclusions,
and interdisciplinary work will be particularly welcomed.


Submissions may take the form of research papers or shorter technical
notes and should be submitted electronically at the Journal's Manuscript
Central site




Questions and enquiries concerning this call should be directed to the
guest editors. Open topic papers meeting NRHM's scope in general are
also welcome.


The New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia (NRHM) is published by
Taylor & Francis and appears in both print and digital formats.


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