The 2004 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS’04)

Catamaran Resort Hotel, San Diego, California, USA

January 18-23, 2004

In conjunction with the 2004 Western Multi conference (WMC’04)

Preliminary Call for Papers


You are cordially invited to participate in and attend the International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems to be held January 18 - 23, 2004 at the Catamaran Resort Hotel in San Diego, California in conjunction with the Western Multi Conference 2004. 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:

  • Design of Collaborative Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation of Collaboration
  • Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (CE)
  • Enterprise Heterogeneity
  • Tools for Collaborative Environments
  • Collaborative Distributed Simulation Approaches
  • Collaboration Enabling Technologies
  • Collaborative and Virtual Simulation Environments
  • Mobile and Wireless Collaborative Systems
  • Collaborative Information Infrastructure
  • Web-Enabled Simulation
  • Web Infrastructure for Collaborative Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation of Workflows in Collaborative Environments
  • Data Mining and Warehousing for Collaborative Technologies
  • Information Exchange and Fusion for CE
  • Knowledge Management
  • Intelligent Agents in Collaborative Applications
  • Shared Virtual Reality and Applications
  • Collaborative Enterprise Security
  • Electronic Notebooks and platforms
  • Interfaces for Collaborative Work
  • Requirements Engineering in CE
  • Coordination Mechanisms
  • Role-based Access Control
  • Awareness in Collaborative Systems
  • Grid-based Collaborative Environments
  • Distributed Shared Design and Development
  • Project Coordination
  • Prototyping Environments
  • Distance and Collaborative Learning
  • Mapping Tasks into Teams
  • Group Characteristics and Social Factors in CE
  • Distributed Team management and the Changing Organization
  • Collaborative Environments for Simulation Based Acquisition
  • Collaborative Technologies for Decision Support
  • Collaboration in the Joint Synthetic Battlespace
  • Collaborative Simulation for Distributed Mission Training
  • Collaboration M&S for Wargaming and Exercise Support

  • Submission of Papers:

    Papers reporting original and unpublished research results on above and related CTS topics are solicited. Submission should include a cover page with 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, Email:

    Electronic submissions will be accepted only in PDF format, sent as an attachment to the email above. The subject of the email must be “CTS 2004.” 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. The proceedings will be formally published by SCS, in hard and soft copies.

    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 September 8, 2003.


    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 September 8, 2003.


    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, Email:

    Important Dates:

    Extended Paper Submission Deadline ---------------------- September 8, 2003
    Notification of Acceptance -------------------------------- October 6, 2003
    Registration & Camera-Ready Manuscripts Due ----------- October 31, 2003

    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 Co-Chairs:

    Bill McQuay
    Room 200.G
    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

    For information or questions about the multi conference (WMC04), please contact the Society for Modeling and Simulation International at