Preliminary Call for Papers

The 2003 International Symposium On Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS'03)

January 19 - 24, 2003

Orlando Airport Marriott Hotel, Orlando, Florida, USA

In conjunction with the 2003 Western Multi conference (WMC'03)

(Extended Submission Deadline: August 12, 2002)


You are cordially invited to participate in and attend the Fourth International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems to be held in Orlando, Florida, USA January 19-23, 2003 in conjunction with the Western Multi Conference 2003. The symposium is to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art in collaborative enterprises, their modeling and simulation, design and use, and their impact. Participation is extended to researchers, designers, educators and interested parties in all CTS disciplines and specialties.


The symposium will include invited presentations from experts from academia, industry, and government as well as contributed paper presentations describing original work on the current state of research in collaborative technologies, CT systems and related issues.  There will also be tutorial sessions, demos, and a panel discussion.

Topics include (but are not limited to):

Submission of Papers:

Papers reporting original and unpublished research results on above and related CTS topics are solicited.  Submission should include, on the cover page, authors names, affiliations, addresses, fax and phone numbers, and email addresses. Please indicate clearly the corresponding author.  Include up to 6 keywords from the above list and an abstract of no more than 300 words.  Please submit an electronic copy of your full manuscript (not to exceed 15 double-spaced pages including figures, tables, and references) to:

Waleed W. Smari,
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
University of Dayton,
300 College Park, Dayton,
OH 45469-0226, USA,
Voice: (937) 229-2795,
Fax: (937) 229-4529,

Electronic submissions will be accepted only in PDF format, sent to the email above.  The subject of the email must be " CTS 2003".  Consistent with standard practice, each submitted paper will receive a minimum of three reviews.  Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of 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.  All accepted papers in the Symposium are expected to be presented and will be included in the conference proceedings.

For information or questions about symposium's paper submission, please contact Waleed W. Smari at above address.


The symposium will also offer tutorials (2-4 -hour) on the state-of-the-art topics in CTS. Each tutorial proposal should provide a title, topics to be covered, targeted audience, prerequisites, and a brief biography and qualifications of the instructor. Proposals should be submitted by August 2, 2002.


Demos and experiential showcases of interactive collaborative environments are highly encouraged. These may include any of the themes outlined in the symposium's topics. Proposals for demos are welcomed and should be submitted by August 2, 2002.


A panel session will examine innovative, promising, or controversial CTS issues today. The panel will also address CTS challenges and future prospects. Audience participation will be welcomed. If you have questions concerning the Symposium's panel, please contact Panel Coordinator:

Vance Saunders,
Ball Aerospace, 2875 Presidential Drive, Suite 180,
Fairborn, OH 45324, USA,
Voice: (937) 320-7031,
 Fax: (937) 429-1687,

Important Dates:

   Extended Paper Submission Deadline------------------------ August 12, 2002
   Notification of Acceptance-------------------------------------- October 7, 2002
   Registration & Camera-Ready Manuscripts Due---------- November 8, 2002

For information or questions about Symposium's paper submission, tutorials, exhibits, demos, panel and special sessions organization, please consult the conference web site at URL:

or contact one of the organizers:

Bill McQuay
Room N3F22
2241 Avionics Circle
WPAFB, OH 45433
Voice: (937) 904-9214
Fax: (937) 255-4511

 Waleed W. Smari
 Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Dayton
 300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-0226
 Voice: (937) 229-2795
Fax: (937) 229-4529
Email: .





The official call for papers for the 2003 Western Multi-Conference is available for download in PDF format here

For information or questions about the multi conference (WMC'03), please contact the Society for Modeling and Simulation International at