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The conference invites original technical papers that have not been previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Contributions addressing all areas related to collaborative networking, applications and worksharing are solicited.
Topics of Interest
Topics include, but are not limited to, the followings:
- Architectures, protocols, and enabling technologies for collaborative computing networks and systems
- Autonomic computing and quality of services in collaborative networks, systems, and applications
- Collaboration in pervasive and cloud computing environments
- Collaborative e-education, e-learning, and collaborative computing in large scale digital libraries
- Collaborative mobile networks and infrastructures
- Collaborative technologies for fast creation and deployment of new mobile services
- Collaborative, location-aware mobile systems/applications
- Collaboration techniques in data-intensive computing and cloud computing
- Collaborative sensor networks, unmanned air and ground vehicle networks & applications
- Collaborative, context-aware infrastructure
- Collaborative social networks & web-based collaboration
- Computer supported collaborative work with distributed systems
- Distributed collaborative workflows
- Data management and middleware support for collaborative information systems
- Energy management for collaborative networks
- Group-driven composition of systems from components
- Human/robot collaboration
- Human-centric ubiquitous collaboration
- Methodologies and tools for design and analysis of collaborative user applications
- Models & mechanisms for real-time collaboration
- Multi-agent technology and software technologies for collaborative networking and applications
- Peer-to-peer and overlay networks, systems, and applications
- P2P platforms for supporting collaboration
- Security, privacy and trust management in collaborative networks, systems, and applications
- Simulation, performance evaluation, experiments, and case studies of collaborative networks and applications
- Software design, testing, and experimentation technology for collaborative networking and applications
- Theoretical aspects of distributed collaboration
- Theoretical foundations and algorithms for collaborative networks, applications, and worksharing
- Tools for collaborative decision making processes
- Trustworthy collaborative business processing in virtual organizations
- Visualization techniques, interaction devices and visual languages for collaborative networks and applications
- Web services technologies and service-oriented architectures for collaborative networking and applications
Industry Track Papers
The Industry/Government Track solicits papers describing implementations of Collaborative Computing solutions relevant to industrial or government settings. The primary emphasis is on papers that advance the understanding of practical, applied, or pragmatic issues related to the use of Collaborative Computing technologies in industry and government and highlight new research challenges arising from attempts to create such real applications. Applications can be in any field including, but not limited to: e-commerce, medical and pharmaceutical, defense, public policy, finance, engineering, environment, manufacturing, telecommunications, and government.
The Industry/Government Track will consist of competitively-selected contributed papers. Submitters must clearly identify in which of the following sub-areas their paper should be evaluated as distinct review criteria will be used to evaluate each category of submission.
- Deployed: Deployed systems that are providing real value to industry, Government, or other organizations or professions. These deployed systems should point out how they explicitly leverage Collaborative Computing technologies or describe either qualitatively (lessons learnt, deployment experiences, etc.) or quantitatively the impact of using Collaborative Computing technologies for enhancing operational systems.
- Emerging: Emerging applications and technology must have clear user interest and demonstrable value to Industry, Government, or other users (e.g., scientific or medical professions) to distinguish them from research track papers, or they must provide insight into issues and factors that affect the successful use of Collaborative Computing technology and methods. Papers that describe infrastructure that enables the large-scale deployment of Collaborative Computing techniques or external validation of Collaborative Computing technologies are in this area.
All submitted papers and posters will be rigorously reviewed. All accepted papers will made available in IEEE Xplore and external indexing services (DBLP database, ZB1Math/CompuServe, IO-Port, EI, Scopus, INSPEC, ISI proceeding - pending approval).
The following special issues has been approved to be published:
- A full special issue of [Elsevier Computer & Security journal](http://www.journals.elsevier.com/computers-and-security) that will include best security and privacy related papers from CollaborateCom main conference and the TrustCol workshop will be invited for this special issue.
- A full special issue of [ACM/Springer Mobile Networks & Applications (MONET)](http://www.springer.com/engineering/signals/journal/11036) on CollaborateCom'12. 4-6 papers on the themes related to MONET will be selected for publication on this issue.
- Additional 4 papers for a special issue in the [International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems](http://www.worldscinet.com/ijcis/).
As in previous years, CollaborateCom 2012 will feature a best paper award and a best student paper award (to be selected by the program committee). A paper is eligible for the best student paper award if the first author is a full-time student at the time of submission. A partial travel grant will be offered to the winner student.
Submitted manuscripts should closely reflect the final papers as they will appear in the Proceedings, and should not exceed 10 pages in two-column IEEE proceeding format. We urge the authors to prepare their papers according to the Latex or Microsoft Word templates found at [IEEE Author Digital Tool Box](http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/authors/authors_journals.html), under the "Template for Transactions" section. Please refer to the Author's Kit for further instructions.
Papers should be submitted through [EasyChair](https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=collaboratecom2012).