Workshop Deadline Extension

Please note that NHT is extending its paper deadline by 1 week till 24th June.

Workshop Description

This workshop aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum to bring together individuals from the humanities and technological communities to share work and discuss state-of-the-art research on narrative from both a technical and aesthetic perspective. It is part of the longest running workshop series at ACM Hypertext – running since 2011 – and has fostered numerous collaborations which have led to work published in the main conference as well as serving as an important discussion point for important issues facing the community. NHT has worked hard to serve as a focus point for the wider narrative and hypertext community and through NHT’s new sister workshop AIS the intention is for this workshop to act as a bridge to increase collaboration between the interactive narrative and hypertext research communities.

This year’s workshop will build upon these previous successes, and aims to continue to consolidate this community by providing an open interdisciplinary forum of discussion on key issues facing the field.

Researchers and practitioners working with hypertext or narrative are invited to attend this workshop. Participants are asked to submit a short (between 2 and 5 pages ACM format) position paper on their current work. Authors of papers selected for presentation will be informed 3 weeks after the submission deadline. All the position papers of participants will be made available on the workshop website initially

This year in particular NHT seeks to mirror HT’19’s theme of “reunification” and to assist in the conference’s aim to bring back diverse aspects of the historical ACM Hypertext research community. NHT is, thematically, best served to deliver this through the Narrative and Hypertext community and it has already been working towards this twinning with a sister conference in AIS at the interactive narrative conference ICIDS. Furthermore NHT this year plans to strengthen the pull on this community and support this relationship by working closely with the return of the ACM Hypertext Creative track. To this end we plan to dedicate a portion of the workshop to discussion of the hypertext narrative works in the creative track.

Relevant Topics

The workshop seeks to discuss:

  • Models of Narrative
  • Systems for the Presentation of Narratives
  • Adaptive and Personalised Narratives
  • Narrative Analysis
  • Narrative Generation
  • Narrative as a method of Knowledge Capture
  • Social Media as Narrative
  • Narrative as a lens on identity
  • Interactive Fiction
  • Authorial support systems
  • e-Literature
  • Strange Hypertext
  • Interaction and Narrative
  • Location Aware Narrative
  • Literary Games
  • Digital Journalism and Citizen/Collaborative News
  • Transmedia
  • Mixed Reality Storytelling
  • The experience of writing Hypertext
  • New Media Aesthetics
  • AI in interactive fiction