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


  • Important Dates
  • Camera Ready
  • Copyright Form
  • Registration Information...pdf
  • To Register
  • Hotel Information
  • Saint Louis Attractions...New Window
  • Saint Louis Maps

    Last Day for Camera-Ready Manuscripts: March 14, 2005
    Last Day for Author's Registration: March 14, 2005
    Last Day for Attendee's Early Registration: April 7, 2005
    Last Day for Special Rate Hotel Reservation: April 22, 2005
    * Deadlines are 5 PM U.S. Eastern Standard Time on the dates indicated.


    Formatting Template
    Manuscript Instruction
    Manuscript Instruction for LaTex Users


    MS Word Form
    Adobe pdf Form


    Manuscripts to be presented at the CTS 2005 conference and published in the proceedings of the conference must be submitted in the format prescribed and template provided. The maximum length is 8 pages. Additional pages cost $60.00 per page with a maximum of 2 pages.

    All authors must electronically submit a PDF file of their final camera ready manuscript to the conference WEB SITE using their original login information. If a paper was not uploaded and evaluated using the web site (most of special sessions papers fall under this category), then the authors must send the final manuscript in pdf format only to Marius Meissner as attachment at

    Registration Fees are non-refundable.


    In the case of multi-authored papers, one author must register at the full registration rate for the paper to be considered for presentation at the conference. If an author has more than one accepted paper, he/she must pay the full registration fee plus extra page charges, if any. Each additional paper costs US$300 fee plus extra page charges, if any.

    There will be a $100.00 registration fee for student attendees. The $100.00 student fee applies only to students attending but not presenting a paper OR students attending and presenting a paper for which a FULL Author Registration fee has been paid by another coauthor.

    All authors must fully register by MARCH 14, 2005. Final manuscripts received after MARCH 14, 2005 will not be published in the proceedings of this conference.

    The conference registration fee includes attending all sessions and tutorials, refreshments and coffee breaks, a luncheon, a dinner, and one copy of the conference proceedings plus a CD. Student registration ($100.00) is for attending the sessions and tutorials only. Additional proceedings, CDs, luncheon and dinner tickets may be purchased.

    The proceedings will be distributed at the conference. The proceedings may be shipped to you upon receipt of your payment of a $60.00 (U.S.) postage/handling fee per volume.

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    To Register:

    Please click HERE to register using credit cards. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted. Registration fees are non-refundable, but substitutions are permitted by prior written and signed notice only.

    Please contact Michelle Cheatham
    Voice: (937) 904-9011
    Fax: (937) 255-0413

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    Adam's Mark Hotels & Resorts
    The Hotel of St. Louis
    Fourth Street & Chestnut
    St. Louis, Missouri 63102

    Local Telephone: 314/241-7400
    Fax: 314/241-9839

    The Symposium's hotel is the Adam's Mark Hotel, located downtown, across from the Gateway Arch, in the heart of the city's business district, and within walking distance of The Edward Jones Dome, Busch Stadium, Laclede's Landing, and St. Louis Centre.

    Check-in time is at 3:00 pm and check-out time is at 12 noon. The hotel offers check cashing privileges to guests and they also have an ATM/Cash machine located in the lobby.

    The hotel is convenient to the city's interstate expressway system and is about 20 minutes from the Lambert St. Louis International Airport.

    All guest rooms are equipped with remote control TV, in-room movies, dual-line phones with dataport and voice mail, large work desk, alarm radio and more. Amenities include complimentary health club, racquetball courts, indoor and outdoor pool, sauna and whirlpool, 24-hour room service, same day dry cleaning/laundry, and more.

    Business Services:

  • Full-service business center. Word processing, fax, copy and mailing services.
  • Federal Express, UPS, USPS
  • In-house professional audio-visual technical service and equipment.

  • Hotel's Dining and Entertainment:

  • FAUST'S. Award-winning fine dining, American and Continental cuisine.
  • CHESTNUT'S. Casual dining, scrumptious buffets, and Sunday Brunch.
  • AJ'S. St. Louis' hottest sports and entertainment venue.
  • TIFFANY ROSE. Lobby lounge featuring Afternoon Tea.

  • Accommodations:
    We have arranged a block of rooms at the Adam's Mark Hotel. These rooms have been blocked to give you a special conference rate between May 14 and May 20. The government per diem rate is $98 single/double occupancy and the industry rate is $102 single/double occupancy. The government per diem rate is available only to active duty or civilian government employees. ID will be required upon check-in. Retired military ID's do not qualify.

    Rates are subject to hotel occupancy taxes (14.866%). To qualify for special CTS rates, you must make reservations by Friday, April 22, 2005.

    To make your reservation, please call (314) 241-7400, Toll free: (1-800-444-2326), or Fax: (314) 241-9839. Reservations will have to be confirmed by fax or mail. Please refer to our group name: 'CTS 2005' at the time of booking to obtain our group rate.

    Cancellation Policy: 72 hours prior to arrival. All reservations must be guaranteed by credit card.

    Check-in Time: 3:00 p.m. Check-out Time: 12 noon.

    From Lambert.St. Louis International Airport, take I-70 east to Memorial Drive. Turn right onto Market Street. Turn right onto Fourth Street. Turn right onto Chestnut.

    Click Here for a Map


  • Shared Van Service to Downtown hotels: $21.00 per person round trip ($15.00 one way).
  • TAXI: $30 USD (approximately) from the Airport to Hotel.
  • HOTEL PARKING: $14.00 plus tax per day

    See Airport Ground Transportation Site for more details.

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    Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tours and Gifts (3.2 mi.)
    I-55 & Arsenal St., St. Louis, MO 63118, Phone: (314) 577-2626

    Ameristar Casino St. Charles (23.5 mi)
    I-70 at the Missouri River, St. Charles, MO 63301, Toll-Free: (800) 325-7777

    Argosy's Alton Belle Casino (22.3 mi)
    One Front St., Alton, IL 62002, Phone: (800) 711-GAME

    Casino Queen (2.4 mi)
    200 S. Front St., E. St. Louis, IL 62201, Toll-Free: (800) 777-0777

    Christ Church Cathedral (0.5 mi)
    1210 Locust St., St. Louis, MO 63103, Phone: (314) 231-3454

    City Museum (0.3 mi)
    701 N. 15th St., St. Louis, MO 63103, Phone: (314) 231-2489

    Everydaycircus (0.3 mi)
    City Museum, 701 N. 15th St., 3rd Fl., St. Louis, MO 63103
    Phone: (314) 645-4445 URL:

    The Eugene Field House and the St. Louis Toy Museum (1.5 mi)
    634 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102, Phone: (314) 421-4689

    Forest Park (6 mi)
    Bounded by I-64, Kingshighway, Lindell & Skinker, St. Louis, MO 63110, Phone: (314) 289-5300

    Gateway Arch Riverboats (0.7 mi)
    Gateway Arch Riverfront, 707 North First Street, St. Louis, MO 63102, Phone: (314) 923-3048, Toll-Free: (877) 982-1410

    Harrah's St. Louis Casino & Hotel (22 mi)
    777 Casino Center Dr., St. Louis , MO 63043, Toll-Free: (800) HARRAHS

    The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum (14 mi)
    516 S. Kirkwood Rd. (Lindbergh Blvd.), St. Louis, MO 63122, Phone: (314) 822-8900

    Missouri Botanical Garden (4 mi)
    4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, Phone: (314) 577-9400
    Toll-Free: (800) 642-8842 URL:

    Old Cathedral (Basilica of St. Louis, King of France) (1.4 mi)
    209 Walnut St., St. Louis, MO 63102, Phone: (314) 231-3250

    Old Courthouse (1.3 mi)
    11 N. Fourth St., St. Louis, MO 63102, Phone: (314) 655-1700

    President Casino (1.4 mi)
    St. Louis Riverfront, St. Louis, MO 63102, Toll-Free: (800) 772-3647

    The Saint Louis Art Museum (6 mi)
    Forest Park, 1 Fine Arts Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110, Phone: (314) 721-0072

    St. Louis Science Center (4.4 mi)
    5050 Oakland Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110, Phone: (314) 289-4400, Toll-Free: (800) 456-7572

    St. Louis Union Station (1 mi)
    Market St. between 18th & 20th sts., St. Louis, MO 63103
    Phone: (314) 421-6655 URL:

    Saint Louis University Museum of Art (1.9 mi)
    3663 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103, Phone: (314) 977-3399

    Saint Louis Zoo (6 mi)
    Forest Park, St. Louis, MO 63110, Phone: (314) 781-0900

    Six Flags St. Louis (27.5 mi)
    I-44 SW of St. Louis, Exit 261, Eureka, MO 63025, Phone: (636) 938-4800

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  • St. Louis Overview Map
    Details major highways and other cities in the bi-state area.

  • Downtown St. Louis Map
    Details major highways and roads in the St. Louis area as well as local municipalities.

  • Downtown St. Louis Parking Map
    Highlights public parking in downtown St. Louis.

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