We know that many of you have questions about how our virtual conference will proceed, and our team is working to plan in our new format.  If you have a question that is not answered in this FAQ, please reach out to anastasia@ucf.edu for clarification. 

Sections Overview:

  1. Registration
  2. Conference Presentations
  3. Conference Proceedings
  4. Posters and Exhibition
  5. Socializing and Networking



Given the late opening of registration, we ask that at least one presenting author be registered by July 1st. Registration is available at: (http://www.cvent.com/d/97qn1z).


Program Schedule

Please make sure you have reviewed the program (http://projects.cah.ucf.edu/projects/ht2020/program/) and noted your session time. All times are listed in the host time zone (EDT). A daily briefing with Zoom call information for each session will be sent to all registrants, in addition to information for joining the conference Discord channel(s).

Conference Navigator is a social system for conference attendees that provides personal scheduling, social linking and personalized recommendations of papers (this is, in fact, 12th year starting with Hypertext 2008! http://halley.exp.sis.pitt.edu/cn3/portalindex.php )
One role of the Conference Navigator is to provide access to the list of all papers (conference and workshops) along with all related information – slides, demos, paper source etc.  You could access papers in two ways:
Check the proceedings where the papers are organized by type: http://halley.exp.sis.pitt.edu/cn3/proceedingswithauthors.php?conferenceID=160
Examine the conference program where the papers organized by the time of presentation http://halley.exp.sis.pitt.edu/cn3/legacy.php?conferenceID= 160
The other role of the system is to serve as an extended list of authors and attendees
Conference Navigator is a user-adaptive system and offers personalized paper/people exploration and recommendation. To enable recommendation, please, add papers that are of most interest to you to your personal Hypertext 2020 schedule and follow most relevant authors and attendees.
Note that only other attendees could see the list of attendees, while the list of authors is public. To make yourself and your past work more visible in the lists, consider adding more information about you to your profile – your Twitter, Google Scholar, etc.
While you could use the system without logging in, most of the advanced functionality (creating your schedule, recommendation, chat, etc) will be only available once you log in. Many authors and most of the attendees already have accounts in the Conference Navigator system. If you forgot your password, you can request reset it on the login page and click on a link that the system will send you by e-mail.
At the moment, Conference Navigator is not able to offer an SSL-protected registration so your password data are transferred to the site without encryption. While it is not a major concern for the system since it doesn’t collect or stores any sensitive information, it might be a problem if you re-use a password that you use in other systems. Please, do not reuse passwords, create a new password to work with the Conference Navigator!
Conference Navigator collects your log data and uses it to support system functionality (i.e., show your schedule, generate recommendations, etc). Your data might be used to generate overall statistics (number of active users, number of schedule papers), but will not be used for any other purpose or transferred to another party without your explicit permission. You could limit the visibility of your data when editing the profile (i.e. restrict other people from seeing talks you planned to attend or your comments). At any time, you could request your account and all your data to be removed from the system by sending e-mail to conf.navigator@gmail.com

Conference Presentations Overview


All talks will be held on Zoom at a scheduled live time. Speakers will be allotted a presentation time of 15 minutes for a full paper, 10 minutes for short paper with a further 5 minutes for a live Q&A from the audience. The session chair will send chat messages to speakers with time warnings. There will be a one minute grace period after final warning, and then the presenter will be cut off by the session chair using Zoom’s mute feature.

Observers will be muted by default. For the question and answer period following talks, we ask participants to raise their hands using the feature in Zoom, or can post their question in chat for the chair to read. The session chair will call on those with questions and allow them to unmute at that time. 

If a presenter is unable to participate live on Zoom at their scheduled time due to a large time zone difference, they may submit a video talk. Video talks will be held to the same length parameters as live talks. We recommend using your preferred open-source screen capture program. Video talks must be submitted by July 3rd to Ujwal Gadiraju <u.k.gadiraju@tudelft.nl> for inclusion.



All poster session pitches will be held on Zoom at a scheduled live time. Speakers will be allotted five minutes. The moderator will send chat messages to speakers with time warnings. There will be a one minute grace period after final warning, and then the presenter will be cut off by the moderator using Zoom’s mute feature. Discussion of posters will be supported by a dedicated channel on the conference’s Discord which will be open for asynchronous conversation throughout the conference.



Exhibits will be posted online throughout the conference, with an “opening reception”-style launch in a dedicated channel on the conference’s Discord. Exhibitors are also encouraged to tweet their works.


Social Interaction

To recreate the key conference experience of serendipitous hallway meetings and social interactions, we will use the communication platform Discord. This includes areas for planning meetups and discussion areas. We encourage you to participate so you can engage in further discussions and networking with other attendees. Instructions for participating in Discord will be sent with the access information: we encourage you to use asynchronous tagging to engage with participants.

The conference is also virtually “co-located” with ELO 2020. Participants are welcome to attend the ELO plenaries (link), and there is a cross-conference channel on Discord for arranging connections with ELO participants. ELO includes a number of social events and other panels throughout the weekend, please see the information on ELO registration if you’d like to participate in the rest of their live schedule. 



A tutorial on ‘Knowledge-infused Deep Learning’ will be held on Zoom at a scheduled live time. The tutorial outline and prerequisites are available at: http://kidl2020.aiisc.ai.  

  • Q1. What are the technical requirements for the tutorial?
  • Ans: There is no technical requirement as such but we assume general exposure to deep learning. We will be covering the basic and advanced topics related to the theme of the tutorial.
  • Q2. What do I do if I need technical assistance?
  • Ans. Since the conference, ACM Hypertext is going online this year; every tutorial, paper presentations, and keynote will be done using the Zoom Conference System. If you are facing any concerns, you can reach out to me: mgaur@email.sc.edu or Tutorial moderator (updates will be provided on the http://kidl2020.aiisc.ai, as we close into July 14). 
  • Q3. How do I get access to the materials?
  • Ans. Throughout the tutorial, we will provide the links to the materials in the footnote of every slide. Furthermore, we will be placing links to the content on a tutorial webpage: http://kidl2020.aiisc.ai. In case there is a change, we will inform you a week before the tutorial and during the tutorial. 
  • Q4. What if I missed the tutorial?
  • Ans. All the tutorial sessions will be recorded and made available on the tutorial webpage (http://kidl2020.aiisc.ai ) and the youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/knoesisCenter ). Questions, post-tutorial are welcome and can be sent through email (mgaur@email.sc.edu) or as comments to the tutorial video. 
  • Q5. How do I engage in the tutorial?
  • Ans. The Zoom Conference System allows you to raise questions during the tutorial in the chat window. However, after every segment (approx 20 mins), we will set aside time for Question and Answers. Also, during the break time, the participants can ask questions to the speakers.