Call for Papers
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 interoperation with application-specific components and tools.
The Tenth International Conference on Collaborative Computing (CollaborateCom 2014) 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 of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Participatory sensing, crowdsourcing, and citizen science
- 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 media
- Big data and spatio-temporal data in collaborative environments/systems
- Collaboration techniques in data-intensive computing and cloud computing
- Collaborative e-education, e-learning, and collaborative computing in large scale digital libraries
- Collaboration in health-care environments
- Collaborative information seeking
- Collaborative mobile networks and infrastructures
- Collaborative technologies for fast creation and deployment of new mobile services
- Collaborative sensor networks, unmanned air and ground vehicle networks and applications
- Collaborative, context-aware infrastructure
- Collaborative, location-aware mobile systems/applications
- Computer supported collaborative work with distributed systems
- Cyber-physical 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-centric ubiquitous collaboration
- Human-robot collaboration
- Internet of Things (IoT) and collaboration
- Methodologies and tools for design and analysis of collaborative user applications
- Models and 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
- 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
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.
As in previous years, CollaborateCom 2014 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.
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.
Proposals for half-day or full day workshops that focus on CollaborateCom 2014 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.
Proposals for panel discussions that focus on future visions for collaborative networking, applications, and worksharing are preferred. Potential panel organizers should submit a panel proposal of at most five pages, including biographical sketches of the proposed panellists to the Panel Chairs.
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).
Abstract submission deadline: **21 July 2014**
Full Paper submission deadline: **28 July 2014** (Extended - FIRM)
Notification of acceptance: **4 September 2014**
Conference Organizing Committee
Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA
Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, USA
Karl Aberer, EPFL, Switzerland
Prashant Krishnamurthy, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Murat Kantarcioglu, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Calton Pu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Anna C. Squicciarini, Pennsylvania State University, USA
**Industrial/Gov Program Co-Chairs**
Aameek Singh, IBM Research Almaden, USA
Surya Nepal, CSIRO, Australia
Mei-Ling Shyu, University of Miami, USA
Jinpeng Wei, Florida International University, USA
Sangeetha Seshadri, IBM Research Almaden, USA
Bugra Gedik, Bilkent University, Turkey
Ling Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, CSIRO, Australia
**Local Arrangements Chair**
Tao Li, Florida International University, USA
Balaji Palanisamy, University of Pittsburgh, USA
**Publicity Chair and Web Chair**
Amirreza Masoumzadeh, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Ruzanna Najaryan, EAI
Imrich Chlamtac (co-chair), Create-Net, Italy
James Joshi (co-chair), University of Pittsburgh, USA
Calton Pu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA
Arun Iyengar, IBM, USA
Tao Zhang, Cisco, USA
Dimitrios Gerogakopolous, CSIRO, Australia