May 17-21, 2010
Chicago, Illinois, USA

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Preliminary Call for Tutorials

(Proposal Submission Deadline: January 18, 2010)

The 2010 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS 2010) is to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art in collaborative environments, their modeling and simulation, design and use, and their impact.  The Symposium will be held on May 17-21, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.  

As in every year, the Symposium will feature state-of-the-art set of tutorial presentations.  The CTS 2010 Organizing Committee invites proposals and ideas for tutorials to be held in conjunction with the Symposium.  Topics may cover different levels, ranging from introductory to highly advanced skills.  All tutorials will address timely, important, and relevant subject areas within collaboration.  Typically, 2-4 hour tutorials are planned but others will be considered.  Proposals will be evaluated by members of the Organizing Committee.  

If you are interested in presenting a tutorial at this symposium or you have an idea for a tutorial you would like to see offered please contact the Tutorials Co-Chairs.

TOPICS INCLUDE  (but are not limited to) :  
All CTS related topics.  

A proposal to present a tutorial should contain the following information:
  1. Tutorial Title
  2. Full Name(s), Affiliation(s) and Contact Information of the Instructor(s)
  3. Extended Abstract (500-1000 words) detailing (a) the technical subject,  (b) its importance, (c) its relevance and benefits to CTS 2010 attendees, and (d) tutorial goals
  4. Tutorial detailed Outline in a medium level of granularity including sections and subsections as well as bibliography
  5. Intended audience profile and prerequisites
  6. Expected duration of the tutorial
  7. Expected tutorial format. (i.e., talks, or talks + demo, etc.)
  8. Biography of the Instructor(s) (100-200 words)
  9. Indication whether the submission of a tutorial paper (see below) is planned
If the tutorial or its earlier version has been given before, please indicate those respective events in full, dates, and content.  This is an important requirement.

Proposers of accepted tutorials are given the opportunity to submit a tutorial paper.  The content of a tutorial paper must be on the material covered by the tutorial and must not exceed 12 pages.  The required format for the camera-ready submission is posted on the Symposium Web site.  The author kit containing templates for the required style can be found at

Submitted tutorial papers will be reviewed by the Tutorials Chairs and members of the Organizing Committee prior to publication.  The Symposium organizers have the right to refuse publication of tutorial papers if, for example, the technical quality of the paper is insufficient or the content of the paper does not match the content of the tutorial.  Tutorial papers will be published in the conference proceedings and will be disseminated through the Digital Library.  


Tutorial Proposal Submission Deadline       January 18, 2010
Notification of Acceptance February 9, 2010
Registration & Proceedings Manuscripts Due March 1, 2010

For information or questions about tutorials, please contact Tutorials Co-Chairs:
or consult the Symposium?s web site at URL: .  


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