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Keynote Speakers

Hypertext 2009 will feature two stellar keynote speakers:

Lada Adamic (University of Michigan)

Lada is a noted scholar of social networking and the winner of the 2008 Engelbart Award. Her research is supported by an NSF Career Award.

She studies the effects of local interactions on global properties. This has lead her to study the Internet and the World Wide Web, peer-to-peer systems, social networks, and bioinformatics.

Lada will speak Tuesday June 30th on The Social Hyperlink.

Ricardo Baeza-Yates

Ricardo is Vice-President of Yahoo! Research for Europe and Latin America, leading the labs in Spain, Chile, and Israel.

His research interests include algorithms and data structures, information retrieval, web mining, text and multimedia databases, software and database visualization, and user interfaces.

Ricardo's keynote will be on Wednesday July 1st on Relating Content by Web Usage.

Additionally, on June 29 Ted Nelson will give the opening keynote on The true representation of documents at the Workshop on New Forms of Xanalogical Storage and Function. Nelson, of the Oxford Internet Institute and Project Xanadu, is an idealistic troublemaker who (despite 49 years in the field) continues to strive for a radical form of deep, parallel electronic literature with visible connections.