The 2007 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems
(CTS 2007)

May 21-25, 2007
Embassy Suites Hotel-Lake Buena Vista Resort, Orlando, FL, USA
In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP (Pending)
Special Sessions

Special Session I: Web 2.0 and Collaboration Grids
Submission Deadline: Jan. 31, 2007 html pdf

Special Session II: Mobile Collaborative Work
Submission Deadline: Feb. 7, 2007 html pdf

Special Session III: Collaborative Robots and Human Robot Interaction
Submission Deadline: Jan. 31, 2007 html pdf

Special Session IV: Layered Sensing as a Collaborative Technology
Submission Deadline: Feb. 7, 2007 html pdf

Special Session V: Human Centered Computing and Collaboration
Submission Deadline: Feb. 7, 2007 html pdf

Special Session VI: Visualization and Collaboration
Submission Deadline: Jan. 31, 2007 html pdf

Special Session VII: Service Oriented Computing and Collaborative Systems
Submission Deadline: Feb. 7, 2007 html pdf

CALL FOR PAPERS

Special Session on

Web 2.0 and Collaboration Grids

A Joint Call from CTS 2007 and the Open Grid Forum

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2007

Brief Description:

This special session on Web 2.0 and Collaboration Grids - to be held as an integrated part of the 2007 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS2007) - 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. Collaboration is being revolutionized by the increasing power of communication infrastructure which allows both new modes of collaboration and new technologies to support existing approaches. Grids are enabling scientific collaboratories that will be essential for managing the deluge of information coming from sensors and instruments from the tiniest environmental monitor to distributed high throughput biological devices and the mammoth CERN LHC and shared international satellites. Social or community (social) collaborative networks are being created by intelligent bookmarking tools like del.icio.us and linked back to scientific grids by projects like Connotea. Further Wikis and collaborative collections of MP3 files point to other models of collaborative resource sharing. Web 2.0 encompasses social networking and collaboration sites such as MySpace, Facebook, Flickr and YouTabe. There are simple but pervasive compute and storage services from Amazon and online office products from Google. Web 2.0 tends to use mashups, JavaScript, Ajax and REST; Grids use workflow, BPEL, WSDL and SOAP.

We believe that Collaboration Grids and Web 2.0 will drive new approaches to business, science and the harmonizing of civilizations. Further, it seems likely that we will support multiple modes of collaboration with multiple technologies. Thus, this special session of CTS2007 will bring together researchers interested in bridging the gaps between the different technologies and between technologies and applications. We invite original contributions from researchers in academia and industry on the technology practice and user experience for these emerging and important areas.

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

  • Technology practice and User experience for Web 2.0 and/or Collaboration Grids
  • Linkage of Grids and P2P systems and other collaboration, resource sharing and network building technologies
  • Service oriented architectures for Collaboration Grids
  • Any practice and experience bridging application areas and Web 2.0/Grid technologies
  • Linkage of the Semantic Web/Grid and Web 2.0
  • Digital Libraries, Web 2.0 and Grids

  • Instructions for Authors:

    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 and an abstract of no more than 300 words. Please submit an electronic copy of your full draft manuscript (not to exceed 10 pages in the IEEE format, single-spaced, double-column, including figures, tables, and references by email to gcf@indiana.edu. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted later.

    Electronic submissions will be accepted only in PDF format. 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 firm willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. All accepted papers in the Symposium are required 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.

    Important Dates:
    Paper Submission Deadline: January 31, 2007
    Notification of Acceptance: February 16, 2007
    Registration & Camera-Ready Paper Due: March 13, 2007

    Special Session Organizers:

    Dr. Geoffrey Fox
    Community Grids Laboratory
    Indiana University
    501 N. Morton, Suite 224
    Bloomington, IN 47404
    Email:
    gcf@indiana.edu

    Dr. Aurel Cami
    Community Grids Laboratory
    Indiana University
    501 N. Morton, Suite 224
    Bloomington, IN 47404
    Email: acami@cs.ucf.edu

    Technical Program Committee:

    All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the special session technical program committee members.

    (This committee will be announced later)

    If you have questions regarding session paper submission or the session content, please contact Geoffrey Fox at gcf@indiana.edu.

    For information or questions about the full Symposium's program, tutorials, exhibits, demos, panel and special sessions organization, please consult the conference web site at URL: http://www.engr.udayton.edu/faculty/wsmari/cts07/ or contact the symposium co-chairs: Bill McQuay at AFRL/IFSD, WPAFB (William.McQuay@wpafb.af.mil) or Waleed W. Smari at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton (Waleed.Smari@notes.udayton.edu).

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    CALL FOR PAPERS

    Special Session on
    Mobile Collaborative Work

    Submission Deadline: February 7, 2007

    Brief Description:

    The Internet now has more than 1 billion users. It is expected to be more than 3 billion mobile phones world-wide in 2007, and at least 1/10 of these will have Internet access and be attached to powerful computers (source: IDC). Several companies are already working as virtual organizations, where people are distributed, and collaborate over several locations and time zones. Thus it is crucial that 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 must still be improved. We must still 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 addressed.

    This special session on Mobile Collaborative Work - to be held as an integrated part of the 2007 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS'07) - 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 and devices
  • Mobile information retrieval
  • 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
  • Mobile applications for digital library
  • Data mining for mobile application
  • Security in Mobile Collaborative environments
  • Mobile computing in health environments and applications
  • Mobile computing in collaborative gaming environments

  • Instructions for Authors:

    Authors are invited to submit original papers to the special session organizers by February 7, 2007. Electronic (postscript or pdf) submissions are encouraged and should be sent to heri@idi.ntnu.no, alfw@idi.ntnu.no, and mads@idi.ntnu.no. For other electronic formats, please check with the organizers. Papers submitted for review 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. If accepted, final manuscript will follow the CTS 2007 format that will be available on the conference web site.

    Special Session Organizers:

    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

    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

    Mads Nygard
    Dept. of Computer and Information Science (IDI)
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
    S. Saelandsv. 7-9
    N-7491 Trondheim, NORWAY
    Email: mads@idi.ntnu.no

    Technical Program Committee:

    All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the special session technical program committee members.

    Stephane S. Some*, University of Ottawa, Canada
    Carl-Fredrik Sorensen*, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
    Louise Barkhuus*, University of Glasgow, UK
    Sami Beydeda*, ZIVIT, Germany
    Sergiu Dascalu*, University of Nevada, Reno, USA

    Important Dates:

    Paper Submission Deadline February 7, 2007
    Notification of Acceptance: February 21, 2007
    Registration & Camera-Ready Paper Due: March 13, 2007

    For information or questions about the full Symposium's program, tutorials, exhibits, demos, panel and special sessions organization, please consult the conference web site at URL: http://www.engr.udayton.edu/faculty/wsmari/cts07/ or contact the symposium co-chairs: Bill McQuay at AFRL/IFSD, WPAFB (William.McQuay@wpafb.af.mil) or Waleed W. Smari at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton (Waleed.Smari@notes.udayton.edu).

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    CALL FOR PAPERS

    Special Session on
    Collaborative Robots and Human Robot Interaction

    Submission Deadline: January 31, 2007

    Brief Description:

    The presence of robotic technologies (from small unmanned ground sensors to multi-ton unmanned vehicles) and concurrent existence of research and development programs is growing in many field applications, in both military and civilian operational environments. In the near future, we anticipate that robots will be increasingly employed collaboratively to achieve common goals. The interaction among collaborative robots as well as between robots and their human operators is critical to the successful employment of robots, and, therefore, needs careful examination.

    This special session on collaborative robots - to be held as part of the 2007 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems, May 21-25, 2007, at the Embassy Suites Hotel-Lake Buena Vista Resort, Orlando, FL, USA - will focus on the areas of collaborative robotic technologies (including unmanned aerial and ground vehicles) and human-robot-interaction. We invite original contributions from researchers in academia, research laboratories, and the computer industry on these emerging and important areas of information technology. Our goals are to provide a dedicated session that fosters closer interaction among researchers and user communities, and to provide a forum in which researchers and users can exchange their findings and ideas.

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

    Collaborative Robots and Unmanned Vehicles

  • Intelligent autonomous vehicles and systems
  • Control of a team of robots in a mission
  • Cooperating autonomous robots
  • Robots in crisis management
  • Agent-based distributed robotic systems
  • Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

  • HRI metrics
  • HRI applications
  • HRI for heterogeneous teams
  • HRI Multi-modal interfaces
  • Adjustable/adaptive automation
  • User interface designs and usability evaluations

  • Instructions for Authors:

    Authors are invited to submit original papers to the special session organizers by January 31, 2007. Electronic (postscript or pdf) submissions are encouraged and should be sent to klin@pegasus.cc.ucf.edu, jessie.chen@us.army.mil, or Louis.Chan@wpafb.af.mil. For other electronic formats, please check with the organizers. All submitted manuscripts will have at least three reviewers. Papers should not exceed 5000 words. In addition, include up to 5 keywords and an abstract of no more than 350 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 must be indicated. For non-electronic submission, please send four copies of the manuscript to one of the special session co-organizers.

    Special Session Organizers:

    Dr. Kuo-Chi "Kurt" Lin
    Institute for Simulation and Training (IST)
    University of Central Florida
    3280 Progress Drive
    Orlando, FL 32826, USA
    Voice: (407) 823-0137
    Fax: (407) 823-0208
    Email: klin@pegasus.cc.ucf.edu

    Dr. Jessie Chen
    Army Research Laboratory- Human Research & Engineering Directorate
    12423 Research Parkway
    Orlando, FL 32826, USA
    Voice: (407) 384-5435
    Fax: (407) 384-5454
    Email: jessie.chen@us.army.mil

    Mr. 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

    Technical Program Committee:

    All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the special session technical program committee members.

    (This committee will be announced later)

    Important Dates:

    Paper Submission Deadline January 31, 2007
    Notification of Acceptance: February 16, 2007
    Registration & Camera-Ready Paper Due: March 13, 2007

    For information or questions about the full Symposium's program, tutorials, exhibits, demos, panel and special sessions organization, please consult the conference web site at URL: http://www.engr.udayton.edu/faculty/wsmari/cts07/ or contact the symposium co-chairs: Bill McQuay at AFRL/IFSD, WPAFB (William.McQuay@wpafb.af.mil) or Waleed W. Smari at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton (Waleed.Smari@notes.udayton.edu).

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    CALL FOR PAPERS

    Special Session on
    Layered Sensing as a Collaborative Technology

    Submission Deadline: February 7, 2007

    Brief Description:

    Faced with the increased challenges of today's unconventional threats, a new paradigm in sensing is needed. Layered sensing is a rapidly emerging research area that combines conventional sensing with multi-disciplinary collaborative technologies to help establish and exploit netted persistence.

    This special session - to be held as part of the 2007 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS'07) - will focus on key areas that include but are not necessarily restricted to integration of sensing, processing, exploitation, and control with:

  • Distributed systems engineering and architectures
  • Knowledge mining, modeling and simulation for a secure sensor web and global grid
  • Advanced visualization, and
  • Human/computer interaction issues
  • Instructions for Authors:

    Authors are invited to submit original papers to the special session organizer by February 7, 2007. Electronic (postscript or pdf) submissions are encouraged and should be sent to Robert.Williams@wpafb.af.mil. For other electronic formats, please check with the organizer. Papers submitted for review should not exceed 10 pages in IEEE format. Include up to 5 keywords and an abstract of no more than 350 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. If accepted, final manuscript will follow the CTS 2007 format that will be available on the conference web site.

    Special Session Organizer:

    Dr. Robert Williams
    2241 Avionics Circle
    AFRL/SNAT Building 620 Room 3BW78
    Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7321
    Voice: 937 212 4051
    Fax: (937) 656-4414
    Email: Robert.Williams@wpafb.af.mil

    Technical Program Committee:

    All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the special session technical program committee members.

    (This committee will be announced later)

    Important Dates:

    Paper Submission Deadline February 7, 2007
    Notification of Acceptance: February 21, 2007
    Registration & Camera-Ready Paper Due: March 13, 2007

    For information or questions about the full Symposium's program, tutorials, exhibits, demos, panel and special sessions organization, please consult the conference web site at URL: http://www.engr.udayton.edu/faculty/wsmari/cts07/ or contact the symposium co-chairs: Bill McQuay at AFRL/IFSD, WPAFB (William.McQuay@wpafb.af.mil) or Waleed W. Smari at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton (Waleed.Smari@notes.udayton.edu).

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    Special Session on
    Human Centered Computing and Collaboration

    Submission Deadline: February 7, 2007

    Brief Description:

    For over forty years, computation has centered about machines, not people. We have catered to these difficult to use expensive systems. Purporting to serve us, they have actually forced us to serve them. In the future, many believe computation will be human-centered. It will be freely available everywhere like electrical power outlets. We will interact on human terms with these computational appliances. As we move around in our physical environments, these computational appliances will "adopt" our information personalities to better serve us. They will respect our desires for privacy and security.

    In this new human-centered computation paradigm, what are the impacts on collaboration? In the past many implementers of computer-based collaborative systems included all possible actions or features in the hope that some users will find them helpful, but this can cause unfortunate clutter or "feature bloat." Some designs are dramatically successful because they ruthlessly limited functionality to guarantee simplicity and paid careful attention to human needs, e.g., Apple's iPod. How do we characterize human-centered computing and collaboration? How do we design human-centered collaborative systems? There are many challenges that must be addressed. This special session on Human Centered Computing and Collaboration - to be held as part of the 2007 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS'07) - will focus on the area of human-centered computing and its role in collaboration. 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, government and computer industry on these emerging and important areas of human-centered computing and collaboration.

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

  • Principles of human-centered computing.
  • Design of human-centered computing systems.
  • Cognitive and psychological issues in collaboration.
  • Human factors and collaboration.
  • Cultural aspects and collaboration.
  • Group characteristics and social factors in collaboration.
  • Organizational and managerial issues.
  • Usability requirements and measures.
  • User profiles and task identification.
  • User modeling in human-centered computing.
  • Human-centric systems.
  • Human-centered computing and education.
  • Privacy and security in human-centered computing.
  • Representations and challenges in human-centered computing.
  • Instructions for Authors:

    Authors are invited to submit original papers to the special session organizers by February 7, 2007. Electronic (postscript or pdf) submissions are encouraged and should be sent to hyde@bucknell.edu and Waleed.Smari@notes.udayton.edu. For other electronic formats, please check with the organizers. Papers submitted for review should not exceed 10 pages in IEEE single-spaced, double-column format. Include up to 5 keywords and an abstract of no more than 350 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. If accepted, final manuscript will follow the CTS 2007 format that is available on the conference web site.
    Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, once accepted. All accepted papers are required to be presented and will be included in the conference proceedings.

    Special Session Organizers:

    Daniel C. Hyde
    Department of Computer Science
    Bucknell University
    Lewisburg, PA 17837
    Voice: (570) 577-1281
    Fax: (570) 577-1258
    Email: hyde@bucknell.edu

    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: Waleed.Smari@notes.udayton.edu

    Technical Program Committee:

    All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the special session technical program committee members.

    (This committee will be announced later)

    Important Dates:

    Paper Submission Deadline February 7, 2007
    Notification of Acceptance: February 21, 2007
    Registration & Camera-Ready Paper Due: March 13, 2007

    For information or questions about the full Symposium's program, tutorials, exhibits, demos, panel and special sessions organization, please consult the conference web site at URL: http://www.engr.udayton.edu/faculty/wsmari/cts07/ or contact the symposium co-chairs: Bill McQuay at AFRL/IFSD, WPAFB (William.McQuay@wpafb.af.mil) or Waleed W. Smari at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton (Waleed.Smari@notes.udayton.edu).

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    Special Session on
    Visualization and Collaboration

    Submission Deadline: January 31, 2007

    Brief Description:

    In many collaborative situations, multiple distributed users simultaneously interact with and analyze complex information while sharing their results with others. It is through such collaboration that multiple users bring their expertise to bear on a particular problem to analyze incomplete information and reach collaborative decisions. Such collaboration is far more effective when users collaborate by interacting with meaningful visualizations that accurately depict shared information. Visualizations must present information in a manner that is easily understood by individuals with different expertise and perspectives on the problem at hand. Users must be able to interact with the visualization to highlight or manipulate information in a natural way that is readily observed by other participants.

    This special session on Visualization and Collaboration - to be held as part of the 2007 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS'07) - will focus on visualization and its role in collaboration. The objective is to highlight key issues and solutions for interactive visualization in a collaborative environment. We invite original contributions from researchers and practitioners in academia, government, and industry in this emerging visualization specialty.

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

  • Collaborative visualization architectures, technologies, or algorithms
  • Visualization for managing collaborative environments
  • Unique challenges in collaborative visualization
  • Collaborative visualization solutions or applications
  • Web-based collaborative visualization
  • Visualization in collaborative decision making and support
  • Instructions for Authors:

    Authors are invited to submit original papers to the special session organizer by January 31, 2007. Electronic (pdf) submissions are encouraged and should be sent to tjacobs@stanfieldsystems.com. For other electronic formats, please check with the organizer. Papers submitted for review should not exceed 10 pages in IEEE single-spaced, double-column format. Include up to 5 keywords and an abstract of no more than 350 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. If accepted, the final manuscript will follow the CTS 2007 format that is available on the conference Web site.
    Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, once accepted. All accepted papers are required to be presented and will be included in the conference proceedings.

    Special Session Organizer:

    Timothy M. Jacobs
    Stanfield Systems, Inc.
    718 Sutter Street, Suite 108
    Folsom, CA 95630
    Voice: (916) 608-8006
    Fax: (916) 608-0657
    Email: tjacobs@stanfieldsystems.com

    Technical Program Committee:

    All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the special session technical program committee members.

    (This committee will be announced later)

    Important Dates:

    Paper Submission Deadline January 31, 2007
    Notification of Acceptance: February 16, 2007
    Registration & Camera-Ready Paper Due: March 13, 2007

    For information or questions about the full Symposium's program, tutorials, exhibits, demos, panel and special sessions organization, please consult the conference web site at URL: http://www.engr.udayton.edu/faculty/wsmari/cts07/ or contact the symposium co-chairs: Bill McQuay at AFRL/IFSD, WPAFB (William.McQuay@wpafb.af.mil) or Waleed W. Smari at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton (Waleed.Smari@notes.udayton.edu).

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    CALL FOR PAPERS

    Special Session on
    Service Oriented Computing and Collaborative Systems

    Submission Deadline: February 7, 2007

    Brief Description:

    Service Oriented Computing is a recent computational paradigm, focusing on the concept of service: a lightweight, autonomous, and independent computational unit providing a well defined set of capabilities. An operation requested by a user is performed by a service, which in turn will rely on other, independent services. The notion of composing several services in a hierarchical way is at the center of the service-oriented paradigm. By moving away from the traditional view of computing in terms of programs and machines, Service Oriented Computing presents new challenges and possibilities for software research. Several technologies have evolved to support this paradigm, from standard interfaces to on-line directories of services, from orchestration languages to choreographic descriptions.

    The connection between services and collaborative technologies is twofold. On the one hand, composition of services is a form of collaboration between computational artifacts. On the other hand, a challenge for service oriented computing is to support human-to-human and human-to-machine collaboration. In this special session on Service-Oriented Computing and Collaborative Systems - to be held as part of the 2007 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS'07) - we solicit contributions from researchers, practitioners, and users. Since the intersection of service-oriented computing and collaborative systems has not been widely explored, we would like to touch on as many aspects of this intersection as possible.

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

  • Applications of results from collaborative systems to Service-Oriented Computing
  • Service-Oriented Computing viewed as collaboration
  • Service orchestration and choreography for collaboration
  • Modeling Services for collaboration
  • Normative aspects of service collaboration (e.g., agreements, licenses)
  • Using Service-Oriented Computing to support human collaboration
  • Using Service-Oriented Computing to support human-computer collaboration
  • Service-Oriented computing and group decision support
  • Mathematical models (e.g., game theory), collaboration, and service-oriented computing
  • Experience reports with collaborative service-oriented systems
  • Other research touching on the intersection of collaboration systems and service-oriented computing
  • Instructions for Authors:

    Authors are invited to submit original papers to the special session organizer by February 7, 2007. Electronic (pdf) submissions are encouraged and should be sent to socct2007@gmail.com. For other electronic formats, please check with the organizers. Papers submitted for review should not exceed 10 pages in IEEE single-spaced, double-column format. Include up to 5 keywords and an abstract of no more than 350 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. If accepted, the final manuscript will follow the CTS 2007 format that is available on the conference Web site.
    Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, once accepted. All accepted papers are required to be presented and will be included in the conference proceedings.

    Special Session Organizers:

    Vincenzo D'Andrea
    Department of Information and Communication Technologies
    University of Trento
    Via Sommarive, 14
    38050 - Povo (TN) - Italy
    Voice: +39 (0461) 882084

    Robert Reinke
    Intelligent Information Technologies
    9801 Fall Creek Road, #414
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46256, USA
    Voice: +1 (317) 5466337

    For Special Session info: socct2007@gmail.com

    Technical Program Committee:

    All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the special session technical program committee members.

    (This committee will be announced later)

    Important Dates:

    Paper Submission Deadline February 7, 2007
    Notification of Acceptance: February 21, 2007
    Registration & Camera-Ready Paper Due: March 13, 2007

    For information or questions about the full Symposium's program, tutorials, exhibits, demos, panel and special sessions organization, please consult the conference web site at URL: http://www.engr.udayton.edu/faculty/wsmari/cts07/ or contact the symposium co-chairs: Bill McQuay at AFRL/IFSD, WPAFB (William.McQuay@wpafb.af.mil) or Waleed W. Smari at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton (Waleed.Smari@notes.udayton.edu).

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