ProgrammeThis is a summary of the ECHT90 conference
program. The conference consisted
of a day of tutorial sessions, then
two days of paper presentations with
parallel track of panel sessions
and an exhibition of products and
posters. The content of most of these
are are available in the proceedings,
which were distributed in paper book
form at registration time (the proceedings
include the question/answers of the
panel sessions, surely a world first!).
The working language was English.
The term Hypertext should now certainly
be replaced by hypermedia: all products
I (RC) saw that were remotely interesting
included not only text and graphics,
but also the possibility of animation
(eg. video) and sound (eg. voice).
The overall attendence was around
These were around 3 hours each in
length, and given by invited experts
in the field.
Except for the first two sessions
and the last, these ran in parallel
with the panel sessions.
The panel sessions were held in a
smaller room than the papers, with
a panel of 3 to 5 people entertaining
an audience which varied between
50 and 300. The sessions each started
with a (short) presentation by each
of the panellists, after which the
floor was opened for discussion.
The panels were nominally on the
- Introduction to HyperText and Hypermedia
Roberto Minio, GMD_IPSI (FRG)
- Introduction and Overview of HyperText
systems and Hypermedia Applications.
Paul D. Khan, IRIS - Brown University
- Hypertexts and Databases P. Paolini,
Politechnico di Milano (I), R. Schwartz,
Borland Int. (CA, USA)
- Education uses of hypermedia D.M.Russel,
- Hypertext writing for technical documentation
M. Bernstein, Eastgate Cambridge
- "Advanced tutorial in Hypermedia
Research" by Norman Meyrowitz ,
IRIS - Brown University (USA)
- User Interface Metaphors in Hypertext
Janet Walker, Digital Research Center,
Boston (MA, USA)
- Automatic and machine aided construction
of hypertext bases R. Kuhlen, Univ.
of Constance, FRG