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

International Workshop on the Uses of Information and Communication Technologies
(UICT 2010)


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

Submission Deadline:  January 18, 2010

The value of Information and Communication Technologies depends not only on their specific technical characteristics but also on their uses and market/social response.  Users may accept or reject the technology.  Moreover, users may create new uses that technology creators did not envisage.  Many questions arise such as: what are or what will be the actual uses of a specific technology in a particular activity, what are the reasons why specific ICT is accepted or not, adopted or not ?  How do the different uses evolve through time?  What are the probable conditions for facilitating acceptance or appropriation?  for effective use ?  for efficient use ? What are the probable effects of the distance or virtual presence on the activity and quality of work?  What are the factors that may trigger or enhance (or, on the contrary, limit) the use of ICT and innovation? 

These questions about the use of ICT may be studied at different levels, such as:  individually, as a group, as an organization, and/or from a strategic point of view.  Methodology may also vary:  with qualitative or quantitative studies, or cases studies and experiments. 

The proposed papers may deal with various themes about the use of ICT such as: impact analysis, acceptance or appropriation analysis, accompanying or leading the change brought about by the new use technology, evaluation of its use, or innovation through ICT.

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

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to the uses of information and communication technologies.  Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.  Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses.  Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words.  The full manuscript should be at most 10 pages using the two-column IEEE format.  Additional pages will be charged at 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, sent 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.  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 web site later.  It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference.  The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed accordingly.

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

Marc Pasquet
ENSICAEN - Université de Caen - CNRS
6 boulevard Maréchal Juin
14000 Caen, FRANCE
Phone: +  33
Fax:     +  33

Sylvie Gerbaix
CREGOR, Centre de Recherche en Gestion des Organisations
Université de Montpellier  2
Place Eugène Bataillon
34095 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
Phone: +  33
Fax:     +  33

International Program Committee: 
All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2010.
* Final acceptance pending

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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