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

Preliminary Call for Papers

(Deadline for the Special Sessions varies)
Please refer to the session that you have interest in.


You are cordially invited to participate in and attend the International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems to be held May 15-20, 2005 at the Adamí»s Mark Hotel in Saint Louis, Missouri. 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, collaborative systems and all related issues. There will also be tutorial sessions, workshops, special sessions, demos, and panel discussions.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Frameworks and Methodologies for Collaboration
  • Architectures and Design of Collaborative Systems
  • Coordination, Cooperation and Collaboration
  • Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (CE)
  • Collaboration Enabling Technologies
  • Enterprise and CE Heterogeneity
  • Tools for Collaborative Environments
  • Platforms for Collaboration
  • Information Infrastructure for Collaboration
  • Web Infrastructure for Collaborative Applications
  • Mobile and Wireless Collaborative Systems
  • Data Mining & Warehousing for Collaborative Technologies
  • Human-Centric Systems
  • Collaborative Knowledge Management
  • Information Exchange and Fusion for CE
  • Collaborative Decision Making and Support
  • Intelligent Agents in Collaborative Applications
  • Multi Agent Systems in Collaboration
  • Grid-based Collaborative Environments
  • Cluster-based Collaborative & Distributed Systems
  • Shared Virtual Reality and Applications
  • Collaborative Enterprise Security & Access Control
  • Interfaces for Collaborative Work
  • Requirements Engineering in CE
  • Coordination and Cooperation Mechanisms
  • Role-based Policies and Algorithms
  • Awareness in Collaborative Systems
  • Context-based Collaboration
  • Trusted and Secure Collaboration
  • Collaborative Applications
  • Collaborative Distributed Simulation Approaches
  • Modeling and Simulation of Collaboration
  • Web-Enabled Simulation
  • Collaborative and Virtual Simulation Environments
  • Distributed Shared Design and Development
  • Design of Workflows in Collaborative Environments
  • Work and the Virtual Collaborative World
  • Virtual Project Coordination
  • Group Characteristics and Social Factors in CE
  • Mapping Tasks into Virtual Teams
  • Collaborative Prototyping Environments
  • Distributed Team Management
  • Distance, e- , and Collaborative Learning
  • Electronic Notebooks and platforms
  • Collaboration in the Joint Synthetic Battlespace
  • e- Business, Commerce, Government and Collaboration
  • Collaborative Environments for Simulation Based Acquisition
  • Collaboration M&S for Exercise Support and Wargaming
  • Collaborative Simulation for Distributed Mission Training

  • Submission of Papers:

    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. 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) using the conference web site submission link at

    Electronic submissions will be accepted only in PDF format, uploaded to the web site above. 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.

    For information or questions about Symposiumí»s paper submission, please contact Waleed W. Smari at the 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:


    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. Workshops on CTS related topics are welcomed too. A workshop proposal should include a title, topics covered by the workshop, organizers information, submission instructions, review process, important dates, total number of expected accepted papers, and any other information for the authors. Proposals for tutorials or workshops should be submitted by January 14, 2005.


    Demos and experiential showcases of interactive collaborative environments are highly encouraged. These may include any of the themes outlined in the symposiumí»s topics. Proposals for demos are welcomed and should be submitted by January 14, 2005.


    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 ideas or questions concerning symposiumí»s panels, 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: Proposals for panels are welcomed and should be submitted by January 14, 2005.

    Important Dates:

    Extended Paper Submission Deadline ------------- January 14, 2005
    Notification of Acceptance ------------------------------ February 17, 2005
    Registration & Camera-Ready Manuscripts Due ------ March 14, 2005

    For information or questions about Symposium's paper submission, tutorials, workshops, exhibits, demos, panels and special sessions organization, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., 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