Call for Papers

Narrative and Hypertext 2023

Workshop on narrative systems

To be held in conjunction with Hypertext 2023, Rome

The Narrative and Hypertext workshop (NHT) 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. This is the 11th iteration of one of the longest running and most successful workshop series at ACM Hypertext.

This year’s workshop aims to continue to consolidate the community by providing an open interdisciplinary forum of discussion on key issues facing the field. The theme for this year is "Mixed Reality Hypertext" and we particular encourage submissions from this area and will be including keynotes from experts in this space. However, as the annual forum for broader research on Hypertext narrative we also welcome submissions that contribute to the wider conversation of our field - including (but not limited to):

  • 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
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration on narrative
  • Interaction and Narrative
  • Location-based Narratives
  • Narrative in Games
  • Digital Journalism and Citizen/Collaborative News
  • Transmedia
  • Mixed Reality Storytelling
  • The experience of writing Hypertext
  • Extended Reality Hypertext

Researchers and practitioners working with hypertext or narrative are invited to attend. Participants are asked to submit a short (between 2 and 5 pages) position paper on their current work. Work will be appraised on its contribution to the ongoing narrative and hypertext, and mixed reality hypertext, research discussion and this means that early work, position papers, and blue sky ideas are all acceptable. Please use the two column ‘ACM Primary Article Template’ for your submission. Papers should be emailed directly to the organisers before the deadline (AoE time). Authors of papers selected for presentation will be informed 2-3 weeks after the submission deadline. All of the position papers of participants will be made available on the workshop website.

The planned event is a half day Hybrid workshop with sessions based around short presentations of the paper submissions from attendees, with emphasis on Q&A and discussion.

Important Dates:

  • 10th July: Paper Submissions Due
  • 31st July: Notification of acceptance
  • 7th August: Camera ready papers due
  • 4th September: Workshop


you have any questions please feel free to contact the organisers:

Charlie Hargood:

David Millard: