CFP OHS 7 - The 7th Workshop on Open Hypermedia Systems

From: Doug Engelbart - Bootstrap Institute (
Date: Fri Jun 01 2001 - 09:34:00 PDT

I was at the Hypertext meeting in '94 where this got launched; and I joined the
group (not much bigger than ours) in their '98 Pittsburgh OHS4 Workshop. There
didnt seem to be much interest in our approach; but I somehow feel there would
be useful resonance when we get going.

***** As received 31-May-2001, group mailing *****

From: {Siegfried Reich <>}DDN

Dear all,

please find enclosed the call for participation for OHS7 - the 7th
International Workshop on Open Hypermedia Systems which will be held in
conjunction with Hypertext 2001 in Aarhus, DK (August 14-18). Post-workshop
Proceedings of OHS 7, Structural Computing 3 (SC3) and the Workshop on Adaptive
Hypermedia (AH3) will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer
Science Series (LNCS, see also details below).

Please feel free to forward this call.

Best wishes,




   7th Workshop on Open Hypermedia Systems

   in conjunction with

   Hypertext 2001

   Aarhus, DK, August 14-18 2001


   The 7th Workshop on Open Hypermedia Systems (OHS7) will be held in
   conjunction with Hypertext 2001, the 12th of the premier ACM conferences on
   hypertext and hypermedia.


   An Open Hypermedia System (OHS) is typically a middleware component which
   provides hypermedia functionality to all applications on the users' desktop.
   Hence, existing tools and applications can be hypermedia enabled using the
   functionality provided by OHSs.

   Starting with OHS1 (held at ECHT '94 Edinburgh, Scotland), a series of
   workshops around this overall theme of OHSs has been organized: OHS2 (held
   at Hypertext '96 Washington, D.C.),

   OHS3 (held at Hypertext '97 in sunny Southampton, UK), OHS4 (held at
   Hypertext '98 in Pittsburgh, PA), OHS5 (held at Hypertext '99 in Darmstadt,
   Germany) and finally OHS6 (held at Hypertext '00 in San Antonio, TX).

   The OHS community has established itself as a very active part of the
   hypermedia research community. In March 1996, members of the OHS community
   formed the Open Hypermedia Systems Working Group (OHSWG). Since then, the
   OHSWG has been pursuing the difficult and rewarding task of addressing
   interoperability amongst Open Hypermedia Systems.

   Proposals for reference architectures, protocols for Open Hypermedia
   Systems, application scenarios, the distinction between different hypertext
   application domains, issues of OHS and Web integration, and many more
   contributions from both researchers and practitioners build the repertoire
   of subjects that have been addressed at previous workshops.


   Workshop papers should clearly state the author's view of important results
   or research topics that should be addressed at the workshop. Suggested
   topics include, but are not limited to:

      * Interoperation and standardisation issues in OHS, including
      architectural issues, protocols, naming, transformation, etc.

      * Semantic Web including topic maps, meta data, ontologies, etc.

      * Document models and hypertext

      * Media aspects of OHSs such as synchronisation of contents and link
      data, streaming of links, etc.

      * OHS issues and Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)

      * Application scenarios, experiences, hypertext domains, and requirements
      for OHSs

      * Open Hypermedia on the Web

      * Presentation aspects including personalisation, context awareness, etc.

      * Progress reports by OHSWG subgroup chairs

   If you are in doubt whether your subject is appropriate for OHS7 feel free
   to contact the organiser.

   Accepted papers will be published as Post-workshop Proceedings in Springer's
   LNCS Series. Papers should be 7 to 10 pages A4 in length and should be
   formatted according to Springer's LNCS guidelines (see also the workshop Web
   page and the LNCS Author's Guidelines
   <>. Submit your paper via email
   to not later than Tuesday, June 5, 2001.


   * Position papers due Tue, Jun 5, 2001

   * Notification of acceptance Fri, Jun 29, 2001

   * Workshop date Wed, Aug 15, 2001

   * Final version of paper due Fri, Sep 14, 2001


   Sigi Reich

      Salzburg Research / SunTREC
      Jakob Haringer Str. 5
      5020 Salzburg, Austria

      phone +43 662 2288 461 / fax +43 662 2288 222



   Sigi Reich is the head of SunTREC Salzburg (Sun Technology and Research
   Excellence Center). He has participated in the Open Hypermedia Workshops and
   Working Group meetings since 1996.

   Over the last years Sigi Reich has been involved in aspects of
   interoperability of Open Hypermedia Systems, in particular the development
   of the Open Hypermedia Navigational Interface (OHP-Nav). He holds a Ph.D. in
   Applied Computer Science from the University of Vienna. A CV with further
   details including a list of publications can be obtained from


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