Following the success of the 1st and 2nd Workshops on Open Hypermedia Systems, held in conjunction with ECHT '94 at Edinburgh and ACM Hypertext '96 at Washington, there will be an "intermediate" workshop on Open Hypertext, held at Southampton, timed to immediately follow the Hypertext '97 program committee meeting at Southampton.
At the Washington workshop, the community agreed to progress the activities of this group in two directions.
A working page has been set up by Texas A&M University's CSDL, which contains more information..
The Southampton workshop is intended to progress the research in these areas, and it is intended that, in conjunction with the OHS workshop at HT '97, this community will publish some results.
The timetable for the weekend will be
Saturday 7th December
0930 - 1000 Introduction
1000 - 1230 Presentation of Scenarios
1230 - 1400 Lunch
1400 - 1600 Presentation of Scenarios
1600 - 1700 Summary and Conclusions on Scenarios
1830 Workshop Supper
Sunday 8th December
0930 - 1000 Introduction to the Protocol Problem
1000 - 1300 Views and Discussion of OHS Protocols
1300 Lunch, and depart to catch planes
All attendees of the workshop will be requested to make a short presentation at the workshop either by describing a scenario or by commenting on some aspect of the protocol debate. The exact topic of this presentation will be agreed by the organizer and attendee some time in November. Position papers will not be required before the workshop, although contributions to the Web pages at Texas A&M will be welcomed. It is hoped that after the workshop participants will contribute to the published proceedings.
There will be no cost associated with the workshop itself. Attendees will be expected to pay their own travel, board and lodging.
The following hotels might be suitable:
Chilworth Manor(this is where the conference committee are booked for the previous nights) is £60.00 per night. This is out in the country and is a 3 mile taxi ride from the University. Nice, but probably not ideal place for this stay.
The County is £45.00 per night B&B. This is a reasonable commercial hotel within reasonable walking distance from the University. Probably the best bet, +44 (0)1703 559555
The Novotel is 59.00 per night B&B. This is a big new commercial hotel nearer to the town center - a 3 mile bus or taxi ride from the University. +44 (0)1703 330550
I can also arrange cheaper (~£25.00?) "Bed and Breakfast" accommodation within walking distance of the University if required. Contact Hugh Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Workshop will be held in Building 16 which is on the North East
Side of the University Main Campus (see
map). (It was once known as the "New Oceanography
Please email Hugh Davis (email@example.com) as soon as possible,
declaring your intention to attend this workshop. Hugh is also
prepared to arrange hotels / bed and breakfast.