May 17 - 21, 2010
The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
Chicago, Illinois, USA

International Workshop on Semantic Technologies for Information-Integrated Collaboration
(STIIC 2010)


As part of
The 2010 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS 2010)

Submission Deadline:  January 18, 2010

Information-Integrated, Collaborative Networks have become an important part of today's complex enterprise systems.  For example, information-integrated collaboration is an essential component of network centric systems' ongoing transformation.  However, it has been observed that integrated collaborative systems are truly effective only when integration mechanisms are designed and implemented to work at the semantic level. 

Two fundamental problems are inherent to the design of integrated collaboration solutions: (i) Semantic Inaccessibility as a result of the failure to explicitly specify the semantic content of the information contained within the subsystems that must share information in order to collaborate effectively; and (ii) Logical Disconnectedness as a result of the failure to explicitly represent constraints between the information managed by the different collaborating subsystems.

Current technologies enable information and integration at the syntactic level.  Data exchange protocols and standards that are used to facilitate seamless information exchange and 'plug and play' interoperability are often designed to be useful only at the syntactic level.  Lacking are mechanisms that have the ability to capture, store, and manage the meaning of the data and artifacts that need to be shared for collaborative problem solving, decision support, planning, and execution.

Semantic information sharing and integration technologies will provide an important collaboration enabling mechanism for the emerging net centric systems and the information grid.   Further, it is likely that advances in this area will support multiple modes of collaboration with disparate and cross-cutting technologies.  This workshop, held as part of CTS 2010, will bring together researchers and experts interested in bridging the gaps between the different technologies, and between technologies and applications. We invite original contributions on the technology practice and user experience for these emerging and important areas from researchers in academia, industry, and research institutions.

The Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

We invite researchers in academia, industry and research institutions to submit papers reporting original and unpublished research work on the topics listed above or any other related topics.  Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.  Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation names and addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses.  Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to six keywords or keyword phrases from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words.  The full manuscript should be a maximum of ten (10) pages using the two-column IEEE format.  Additional pages will be charged at an additional fee.  Please include page numbers on all submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.  Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via email to the workshop organizers at and

Only PDF files will be accepted, submitted by email to the workshop organizers.  Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews.  Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation.  Initial selection will be based on full papers.  Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted.  Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the symposium proceedings.  Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2010 Symposium website in the future.  It is our intention to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference.  The proceedings are projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed accordingly.  If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the organizers.

Paper submission Deadline     January 18, 2010
Notification of Acceptance February 9, 2010
Registration and Camera Ready Manuscript Due March 1, 2010

Perakath Benjamn,
Ronald Fernandes,
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI), College Station, Texas, USA
Voice:  +979.260.5274

Technical Program Committee: (Partial)
All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used for CTS 2010.

If you have questions regarding workshop paper submission or the workshop content, please contact the workshop organizers.

For information or questions about Symposium's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral consortium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Symposium's web site at URL:   or contact one of the Symposium's Co-Chairs: Bill McQuay at and Waleed W. Smari at


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