9th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing

October 20–23, 2013 | Austin, Texas, United States

Call for Papers

Scope

Over the last two decades, many organizations and individuals have relied on electronic collaboration between distributed teams of humans, computer applications, and/or autonomous robots to achieve higher productivity and produce joint products that would have been impossible to develop without the contributions of multiple collaborators. Technology has evolved from standalone tools, to open systems supporting collaboration in multi-organizational settings, and from general purpose tools to specialized collaboration grids. Future collaboration solutions that fully realize the promises of electronic collaboration require advancements in networking, technology and systems, user interfaces and interaction paradigms, and inter operation with application-specific components and tools.

The Ninth International Conference on Collaborative Computing (CollaborateCom 2013) will continue to serve as a premier international forum for discussion among academic and industrial researchers, practitioners, and students interested in collaborative networking, technology and systems, and applications.

Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • 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
  • Collaboration in data-intensive scientific discovery
  • Collaboration in social networks
  • Big data and spatio-temporal data in collaborative environments/systems
  • Collaboration in health-care 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, & 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 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
  • Workflow management for collaborative networks/systems

Paper Submission

We invite original research papers that have not been previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Contributions addressing all areas related to collaborative networking, technology and systems, and applications are solicited. The submitted manuscript should closely reflect the final paper as it will appear in the Proceedings. Submitted papers should be 10 pages in two-column IEEE proceeding format. The papers can be submitted in regular track or Industry/Application track.

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Workshops Proposals

Proposals for half-day or full day workshops that focus on CollaborateCom 2013 related themes are solicited. Workshop proposals should be at most five pages, including a biographical sketch of each instructor, and submitted to the Workshop Chairs. Proposals will be evaluated based on the expertise and experience of the organizers and the relevance and importance of the subject matter. Please refer to call for workshop proposals for details.

Panels Proposals

Proposals for panel discussions that focus on future visions for collaborative networking, applications, and work sharing are preferred. Potential panel organizers should submit a panel proposal of at most five pages, including biographical sketches of the proposed panelists to the Panel Chairs.

Tutorials Proposals

Proposals for full and half-day tutorials are solicited. Tutorials are intended to enhance the technical program, and as such they should be relevant to collaborative computing, networking, worksharing, and applications. Potential tutorial presenters should submit a tutorial proposal of at most three pages, including: description of potential audience and background knowledge expected from the audience, if any; tutorial description; biographical sketch of presenter(s).

Submission instructions

All paper, poster, panel and workshop submissions will be handled electronically. Please visit the conference website www.CollaborateCom.org for detailed submission requirements and procedures.

Publication

All submitted papers and posters will be rigorously reviewed. All accepted papers will be made available in IEEE Xplore and other external indexing services (DBLP database, ZB1Math/CompuServe, IO-Port, EI, Scopus, INSPEC, ISI proceeding - pending approval).

Special Issues of CollaborateCom2012 has been confirmed for the following journals

  • International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems
  • Springer MONET Journal

Important Dates

Workshop and tutorial proposal: March 15th, 2013

Posters and panel proposal: March 15th, 2013

Workshop CFP announced: March 29th, 2013

Abstract submission deadline: July 19th, 2013 August 2, 2013

Full Paper submission: July 26th, 2013 August 9, 2013

Acceptance Notification: Sept. 6th, 2013