Call: HUMAN’21 – 4th Workshop on Human Factors in Hypertext


HUMAN’21 – 4th Workshop on Human Factors in Hypertext
Official workshop of the ACM Hypertext Conference ’21
Sponsored by ACM SIGWEB
August 30, 2021

Workshop website:
HUMAN on Twitter: @HUMAN_HT
Twitter hashtag:  #HUMAN21

Submission deadline:  July 23, 2021


HUMAN’21 is the third workshop of a series for the ACM Hypertext conferences. It is sponsored by SIGWEB and affiliated with the 32nd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media. It has a strong focus on the user and thus is complementary to the strong machine analytics research direction that could be experienced in previous conferences.

The user-centric view on hypertext not only includes user interfaces and interaction, but also discussions about hypertext application domains. Furthermore, the workshop raises the question of how original hypertext ideas (e.g., Doug Engelbart’s “augmenting human intellect” or Frank Halasz’ “hypertext as a medium for thinking and communication”) can improve today’s hypertext systems.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the fact that HT’21 is held virtually, the HUMAN’21 workshop will take place online, too. For further information see the workshop website and follow us on Twitter.


Historically, hypertext is strongly connected to human factors. This can be experienced by the early work provided by hypertext pioneers, such as Doug Engelbart or Ted Nelson. However, recent hypertext research focuses mostly on machine analytics. This workshop wants to broaden the scope again by taking the human back into consideration. In order to accomplish that, the workshop combines original hypertext ideas with recent hypertext research trends. Furthermore, it tries to consolidate different hypertext areas by looking at those from a human factors viewpoint.

HUMAN also encourages to submit work that has an interdisciplinary perspective. It targets both scientists and developers from various research and business areas who consider a critical and open-minded discussion of original hypertext ideas with the goal to identify and solve today’s hypertext challenges.

Relevant topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Systems for augmenting human intellect
  • Human-centered information systems
  • Human-centered AI
  • User interfaces and interactions
  • Cognitive aspects and hypertext
  • Collaborative hypertext and social media
  • Hypertext used for human communication
  • Hypertext and decision making
  • Information structuring
  • Spatial hypertext
  • Annotation services
  • Organizing information
  • Information structuring in digital humanities
  • User perspectives in adaptive hypertext
  • Social aspects of humans using hypertext
  • Intercultural aspects in hypertext


All papers must be original and may not be published, submitted, and/or currently under review elsewhere. Each submission will be peer reviewed in a double-blind manner.

Papers must follow the new workflow for ACM publications — see also the HUMAN’21 website for details. Short papers max. 8 pages, long papers max. 15 pages, incl. references.

Submissions must be uploaded via Easy Chair (HT’21) no later than July 23, 2021 (AoE):

All accepted and at the workshop presented papers will be published at the ACM Digital Library.


Submission deadline:  July 23, 2021
Notification of acceptance:  August 16, 2021
Workshop (taking place online):  August 30, 2021
Camera ready papers due:  September 5, 2021


If you have any questions please feel free to contact the organizers:

Prof. Dr. Jessica Rubart
OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany
Twitter: @jrubart

Prof. Dr. Claus Atzenbeck
Institute of Information Systems, Hof University, Germany
Twitter: @clausatz

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