The 2005 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems
(CTS 2005)

May 15-20, 2005
Adam's Mark Hotels & Resorts
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

In technical cooperation with the IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, and IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society
CALL FOR PAPERS
SPECIAL SESSIONS

Special Session I: Mobile Collaborative Work

Special Session II: Collaborative Networking Infrastructure

Special Session III: Security and Collaboration

Special Session IV: Collaborative Robots and Autonomous Vehicles

Special Session on Mobile Collaborative Work

 

Extended Submission Deadline: January 31, 2005

 

 

Brief Description: 

The Internet now has 350 million users.  It is expected to be more than 3 billion mobile phones world-wide in 2005, and 1/10 of these will have Internet access and be attached to powerful computers (source: IDC).  More and more companies are therefore working as virtual organizations, where people are distributed, and collaborate over several locations and time zones.  That is, distributed, collaborative, mobile and partly asynchronous technology enables sharing of documents and work plans.  The infrastructure and tools for carrying out projects in virtual organizations is improving but still immature.  We must deal with heterogeneity of tools, equipment (laptops, PDAs, mobile phones) and work models.  In addition, mobility of devices and partial lack of connectivity require regular synchronization of such devices against stationary servers and PCs. Hence, there are several challenges that must be faced.

 

This special session on Mobile Collaborative Work - to be held as part of the 2005 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS'05) - will focus on the area of mobile collaborative computing, with emphasis on cooperative mobile devices, systems and work processes.  The aim is to have a dedicated session that fosters closer interactions among researchers and users communities, providing an excellent opportunity for them to meet and discuss their ideas.  We invite original contributions from researchers in academia and computer industry on these emerging and important areas of information technology. 

 

Topics of Interest include (but are not limited to):

* Cooperative mobile systems/devices

* Cooperative mobile modeling

* Characterization of mobile work

* Requirement analysis for mobile collaboration

* Mobile work process/workflow environments

* Mobile modeling frameworks

* Usability of mobile systems

* Mobile context-aware workflow

* Mobile databases

* Security in Mobile Collaborative environments

 

Instructions for Author:

Authors are invited to submit original papers to the special session organizers by January 31, 2005. Electronic (postscript or pdf) submissions are encouraged and should be sent to heri@idi.ntnu.no and alfw@idi.ntnu.no.  For other electronic formats, please check with the organizers.  Papers should not exceed 5000 words.  Include up to 5 keywords and an abstract of no more than 250 words.  Submissions should also include the title, authors name, affiliation, e-mail address, fax number and postal address.  In case of multiple authors, an indication of which author is responsible for correspondence should also be included.  For non-electronic submission, please send four copies of the manuscript to one of the special session co-organizers. All accepted and presented papers will be published in the CTS¨05 Proceedings. 

 

Important Dates:

Paper Submission Deadline:  ............................... January 31, 2005

Notification of Acceptance:  ................................. February 14, 2005

Registration & Camera-Ready Paper Due:  ....... March 14, 2005

 

 

Special session Organizers:

Dr. Heri Ramampiaro

Dept. of Computer and Information Science (IDI)

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

S. Saelandsv. 7-9

N-7491 Trondheim, NORWAY

Email: heri@idi.ntnu.no

 

Dr. Alf Inge Wang

Dept. of Computer and Information Science (IDI)

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

S. Saelandsv. 7-9

N-7491 Trondheim, NORWAY

Email: alfw@idi.ntnu.no

 

If you have questions regarding session paper submission or the session content, please contact the organizers.  If you have questions concerning symposium paper submissions or the symposium program, please contact the symposium co-chairs: Bill McQuay at AFRL/IFSD, WPAFB (William.McQuay@wpafb.af.mil) or Waleed Smari at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton (Waleed.Smari@notes.udayton.edu). 

 

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:  http://www.engr.udayton.edu/faculty/wsmari/cts05/

 

 


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Special Session on Collaborative Networking Infrastructure

Extended Submission Deadline: January 31, 2005

A Special Session on collaborative networking infrastructure is being organized under the 2005 Collaborative Technologies Symposium (CTS'05) to be held in St. Louis, Missouri May 15-20, 2005. 

This special session is planned to bring together people from industry, government and academia who are working to innovate, develop and use networking infrastructure for the purpose of collaborative work in various fields of knowledge.  Some of the recent examples of collaborative work via networking include SPARC that researchers in upper atmospheric and space physics from around the world are able to use.  SPARC provides the users with a set of online collaboration tools and workspaces that link together scientific instruments, data, and models.  Work is in progress to design and test portable mobile collaborative networks that can be created to deal with emergencies.

This special session looks at the hardware and software issues that are involved in providing a reliable, robust and ubiquitous networking infrastructure to build collaborative tools and services and the state of the art as well as experimental results and posters about ongoing work in this direction. 

Topics include, but not limited to:

* Protocols for Collaborative Networking
* High Speed Networking
* Design, Implementation and Management of Collaborative Websites and Services
* Tools and Techniques for Web based Collaborative Multimedia Communications
* Software Development for Data Visualization from Distributed Data Centers
* Technical Issues in Building Community Networks
* Wireless and Mobile Portable Collaborative Networking and Issues 

Paper Submission

Papers reporting original and unpublished research results on above and any other 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 and the name of the special session.  Include up to 6 keywords 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 or not exceeding 6 pages in length in single-space, two columns format) for consideration, to session organizer at zubairi@cs.fredonia.edu by January 31, 2005. 

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.  It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. 

Session Organizer:

Dr. Junaid Ahmed Zubairi
Department of Computer Science
State University
of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia
, NY 14063, USA

Tel: +1-716-673-4694
Fax: +1-508-256-8324
Email: zubairi@fredonia.edu
WWW: http://www.cs.fredonia.edu/~zubairi

 

Important Dates:

Extended Draft Papers due on:

January 31, 2005

Notification of Acceptance:

February 14, 2005

Final Manuscripts and Preregistrations due on:

March 14, 2005

 

 

 

 

If you have questions concerning session paper submission or session content, please contact the Special Session organizer at the address above. 

If you have questions concerning symposium paper submissions or the symposium program, please contact the symposium co-chairs: Bill McQuay at AFRL/IFSD, WPAFB (William.McQuay@wpafb.af.mil) or Waleed Smari at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton (Waleed.Smari@notes.udayton.edu). 


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Special Session on Security and Collaboration

 

Extended Paper Submission Deadline:  January 31, 2005

 

 

 

Brief Description:

Collaboration relies on distributed systems that provide the required security properties.  Virtual organizations often use the Internet to support collaboration.  The Internet, operating systems and distributed environments currently suffer from poor security support and cannot resist common attacks (spamming, worms, session hijacking, buffer overflow, denial of service, social engineering, etc.). 

 

Collaborative organizations require better security properties (strong authentication, efficient encryption, Mandatory Access Control, insurance of confidentiality, integrity, non-repudiation and availability).  Nowadays, collaborative organizations use new technologies such as mobile devices, wireless networks and grid computing.  These environments introduce newer needs and difficulties related to security.  Hence, collaborative organizations and technologies face several challenges in the field of security. 

 

This special session on Security and Collaboration – to be held as part of the 2005 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS¨05) – will focus on security issues related to distributed systems with emphasis on collaborative environments, grid or clustering systems for cooperation, mobile and wireless cooperation.  The aim is to have a dedicated session that fosters closer interactions among researchers and users communities, providing an excellent opportunity for them to meet and discuss their ideas.

 

We invite original contributions from researchers in academia, research institutions and computer industry on these emerging and important areas of information technology. 

 

 

Topics of Interest include (but are not limited to):

*  Frameworks for Security in Collaborative Systems

*  Access Control in Collaborative Environments

*  Trusted Operating Systems for Distributed Environments

*  Security of Grid and Cluster Architectures

*  Honeypots

*  Intrusion and Attacks Detection

*  Role Based, Reputation, and Trust

*  Encryption and Cryptography

*  Security in Mobile and Wireless Work

*  Agent Based Security Solutions

*  Disclosure and Integrity Issues

*  Resistance to Denial of Service

*  Detection and Self-Recovery Schemes and Strategies

 

Instructions for author:

Authors are invited to submit original papers to the special session organizers by January 31, 2005.  Electronic (postscript or pdf) submissions are encouraged and should be sent to christian.toinard@ensi-bourges.fr and vincent.glaume@cea.fr.  For other electronic formats, please check with the organizers.  Papers should not exceed 5000 words or a maximum of 6 pages.  Additional pages will be accepted but with extra fees.  Include up to 5 keywords and an abstract of no more than 250 words.  Submissions should also include the title, authors name, affiliation, e-mail address, fax number and postal address.  In case of multiple authors, an indication of which author is responsible for correspondence should also be included.  For non-electronic submission, please send four copies of the manuscript to one of the special session co-organizers.  All accepted and presented papers will be included in the CTS¨05 Proceedings. 

 

Important Dates:

      Extended Paper submission Deadline:                      January 31, 2005

Notification of Acceptance:                                        February 14, 2005

Registration & Camera-Ready Paper Due:            March 14, 2005

 

Special Session Organizers:

Prof. Christian Toinard

Laboratoire d¨Informatique Fondamentale d¨Orléans (LIFO), ENSI-Bourges

10 Bld Lahitolle

18020 Bourges Cedex France

Email: christian.toinard@ensi-bourges.fr

&

Vincent Glaume

CEA/DIF

BP 12

91680 Bruyères-le-Châtel France

Email: Vincent.Glaume@cea.fr

 

 

If you have questions concerning session paper submission or the session content, please contact the organizers.  If you have questions concerning symposium paper submissions or the symposium program, please contact the symposium co-chairs:  Bill McQuay at AFRL/IFSD, WPAFB (William.McQuay@wpafb.af.mil) or Waleed Smari at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton (Waleed.Smari@notes.udayton.edu). 

 

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: 

 

http://www.engr.udayton.edu/faculty/wsmari/cts05/

 

 


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Special Session on Collaborative Robots and Autonomous Vehicles

 

 

Extended Paper Submission Deadline:  January 17, 2005

 

 

 

Brief Description:

In the next decades, robots will be used in many areas.  The applications will shift from an individual robot that works independently to a group of robots that work collaboratively.  It will be more and more important to understand the interaction among a team of collaborative robots and between human and robots.  Here, the definition of robots also includes every type of unmanned and autonomous vehicles. 

 

This special session on collaborative robots - to be held as part of the 2005 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems, May 15-20, 2005 in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - will focus on the area of collaborative robots, unmanned air vehicles, unmanned ground vehicles, and unmanned underwater vehicles.  The aim is to have a dedicated session that fosters closer interactions among researchers and users communities, providing an excellent opportunity for them to meet and discuss their ideas. 

 

We invite original contributions from researchers in academia, research laboratories, and computer industry on these emerging and important areas of information technology. 

 

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): 

Collaborative Robots

      Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles and Systems

      Control of a Team of Robots in a Mission

      Cooperating Autonomous Robots

      Human-Robot Interaction

      Robots in Crisis Management

 

Collaborative Unmanned Air Vehicles (CUAVs)

      Control of a Swarm of UAVs or MAVs

      Querying and Tasking of UAVs

      Collaborative Signal/Information Processing/Fusion

      Agent-Based Distributed Systems

 

Collaborative Unmanned Ground Vehicles (CUGVs)

      UGVs in Counter-Terrorism Missions

      Control of Multiple UGVs

      Behavioral Robots

      Autonomous Robots in Mission Systems

 

Collaborative Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (CUUVs)

      Collaborative Planning and Maneuver

      Network-based Collaborative Warfare

      Distributed Sensors

      Autonomous UUV in Military and Civilian Applications

 

 

Instructions for Author:

Authors are invited to submit original papers to the special session organizers by January 17, 2005.  Electronic (postscript or pdf) submissions are encouraged and should be sent to Louis.Chan@wpafb.af.mil or klin@pegasus.cc.ucf.edu.  For other electronic formats, please check with the organizers.  All submitted manuscripts will have at least three reviews.  Papers should not exceed 5000 words.  Include up to 5 keywords and an abstract of no more than 250 words.  Submissions should also include the title, authors name, affiliation, e-mail address, fax number and postal address.  In case of multiple authors, an indication of which author is responsible for correspondence should also be indicated.  For non-electronic submission, please send four copies of the manuscript to one of the special session co-organizers. 

 

Special Session Organizers:

Louis Chan

Integrated Demonstrations and Applications Laboratory (IDAL)

Sensors Directorate

Air Force Research Laboratory

AFRL/SNZW

Bldg 620, 2241 Avionics Circle

Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433

USA

Voice: (937) 255-5900 ext 3552

Email: Louis.Chan@wpafb.af.mil

 

Kuo-Chi ^Kurt ̄ Lin

Institute for Simulation and Training (IST)

University of Central Florida

3280 Progress Drive

Orlando, FL 32826

USA

Voice: (407) 882-1331

Fax: (407) 658-5059

Email:  klin@pegasus.cc.ucf.edu

 

 

Important Dates:

Extended Paper Submission Deadline ---------------------- January 17, 2005

Notification of Acceptance --------------------------------- February 14, 2005

Registration & Camera-Ready Manuscripts Due ----------- March 14, 2005

 

 

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:

 

http://www.engr.udayton.edu/faculty/wsmari/cts05/


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