Exciting Day # 1 at ACM Hypertext 2021 hosted in Dublin

31 August 2021

Dublin August 31st 2021

The ACM Hypertext and Social Media Conference is a premium venue for high-quality peer-reviewed research on hypertext theory, systems and applications. It is concerned with all aspects of modern hypertext research including social media, semantic web, dynamic and computed hypertext and hypermedia as well as narrative systems and applications. This year’s conference hosted by ADAPT in Dublin was opened by ADAPT’s Prof Owen Conlan along with his research teams  Brendan Spillane, Analina Caputo, and Gary Munelly and Peter Crookes who presented The opening keynote on the Beyond 2022 project that aims to create a “stateless digital archive” through re-building the Irish Public Record Office which was destroyed by fire in 1922. View Keynote below 

Also today Prof Owen Conlan and the ACM team, were delighted to welcome the eminent Vint Cerf known as one of the fathers of the Internet who along with Frode Hegland, invited the ACM Hypertext community to pilot a novel future of text initiative, Visual Meta as part of all the conference proceedings and documentation.

Visual-Meta is a method of including metadata visibly in a document, rather than hidden in the data file, making ordinary documents richly interactive. At this morning’s welcome address Frode Hegland outlines the key benefits of the visual data approach as offering

  • Advanced interaction for the reader
  • Augmented citing
  • Computational text enablement
  • Server surfacing
  • Legacy safe, free open and easy implementation
  • Robust

Further details of this exciting initiative can be accessed HERE