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)
Workshops

Workshop I: 1st International Workshop on P2P Systems for Collaboration
Submission Deadline: Jan. 31, 2007 html pdf

Workshop II: Collaboration and Security (COLSEC'07)
Submission Deadline: Feb. 5, 2007 html pdf

Workshop III: Sociology of Science and Knowledge: Collaboration, Decision Support Systems, Decision-Making, and Systems Engineering
Submission Deadline: Feb. 7, 2007 html pdf

CALL FOR PAPERS

1st International Workshop on
P2P Systems for Collaboration

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

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2007

SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES

Sharing knowledge, collaborative and cooperative work, knowledge management, remote learning are not new challenges, but they need to be examined in different working systems: the peer-to-peer networks. Furthermore, the peer-to-peer technology may very well be the answer to some topics concerning the computer assisted "collective intelligence."

Together with the classical sharing problem of the peer-to-peer networks, the cooperation and coordination topics need to be dealt with. Applications like Internet make use of the peer-to-peer based technologies, providing a direct exchange between users, without server or central authority, and without intermediate entity. On top of the P2P technology, collaboration needs to consider new approaches for data and work sharing, resource and service discovery, and coordination mechanisms.

Various aspects of peer-to-peer systems are now being modelled, formalized, and even engineered based on distributed hashing, complex search models, self-organization, complex networking, and graph theories.

The 1st International Workshop on P2P Systems for Collaboration will focus on the research of developing collaboration infrastructure in the context of peer-to-peer networks, aiming to bring together researchers and practitioners in these fields. In addition, the workshop will highlight recent innovative research results which will strengthen the formal foundation of this emerging area. This workshop is to be held as part of the 2007 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS'07).

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Data, Resource and Work Sharing
  • Peer-to-Peer and Overlay Networks, Systems and Applications
  • Peer-to-Peer Models for Distributed and Collaborative Architectures
  • Architectures and Platforms for P2P Collaboration Computing
  • Visualization Techniques and Visual Languages for Collaborative Networks and Applications
  • Applications Enabled by Peer-to-Peer Collaborative Architectures
  • Performance Evaluation and Modeling of P2P Systems
  • Trust and Security Issues in P2P Systems
  • Resource and Service Discovery in P2P Collaborative Systems
  • Semantic Coordination Mechanisms and P2P Systems
  • P2P Computing Techniques for Multi-agent Systems in Collaboration
  • Virtual Communities and Virtual Networks on P2P
  • Collaborative e-Education, e-Learning, Collaborative Work and Collaborative Computing in Large Scale Digital Libraries

  • SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

    We invite papers reporting original and unpublished research work on above and any other related topics from researchers in academia and industry. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliations, addresses, fax and phone numbers, and email addresses. Include also an abstract of no more than 300 words along with a short list of keywords.

    Please submit an electronic copy of your full manuscript (not exceeding 10 pages in IEEE format, single-spaced, double-column, including figures, tables and references). Electronic submissions will be accepted only in PDF format, sent by email to the organizers. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted later. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. All accepted papers are expected to be presented and will be included in the conference proceedings.

    WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS

    Hervé Guyennet
    Email:
    guyennet@lifc.univ-fcomte.fr

    Violeta Felea
    Email: felea@lifc.univ-fcomte.fr

    Fabien Hantz
    Email: hantz@lifc.univ-fcomte.fr

    LIFC - CNRS, 16 Route de Gray, 25030 Besançon, France

    TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE

    Huah Yong Chan, University Sains, Malaysia
    Patrice Clemente, ENSI Bourges, France
    Isabelle Demeure, ENST Paris, France
    Violeta Felea, LIFC, Besançon, France
    Hervé Guyennet, LIFC, Besançon, France
    Seif Haridi, SICS, Sweden
    Jean-Christophe Lapayre, LIFC, Besançon, France
    Van Le, Exeter Government Services, Washington, USA
    Gianluca Moro, University of Bologna, Italy
    Peter Triantafillou, University of Patras, Greece
    Thierry Villemur, LAAS, Toulouse, France
    Wai Gen Yee, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
    SCHEDULE
    Paper Submission Deadline: January 31, 2007
    Notification of Acceptance: February 16, 2007
    Registration & Camera-Ready Paper Due: March 13, 2007

    If you have questions regarding session paper submission or the session content, please contact Hervé Guyennet (guyennet@lifc.univ-fcomte.fr) or Violeta Felea (felea@lifc.univ-fcomte.fr).

    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/cts06/ 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

    Workshop on
    Collaboration and Security (COLSEC'07)

    Submission Deadline: February 5, 2007

    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, smartcards, wireless networks, high performance networks, grid computing, multi-agent systems. These environments introduce new needs, requirements and difficulties related to security. Hence, collaborative organizations and technologies face several challenges in the field of computing and networking security.

    This Workshop on Security and Collaboration - to be held as part of the 2007 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS'07) - will focus on security issues related to collaborative systems with emphasis on distributed environments, smartcards, grid, clusters and multi-agent systems, mobile and wireless cooperation. The aim is to have a dedicated workshop that fosters closer interactions among researchers and users communities, providing an excellent opportunity for them to meet and discuss their ideas. It addresses specifically relationships between collaboration systems and security. It intends to present new challenges and solutions related to latest security requirements, specific methods of access control enabling large scale cooperation, usage of mobile technologies and smartcards, new security infrastructures supporting better prevention, detection, recovery and healing in the context of cooperative systems. It will also consider security in different domains of application (e.g., e-Government, e-Business, Public Services, P2P, e-Social Security, Medical Collaboration, ...).

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

    Workshop topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Information Assurance for Collaborative Systems
  • Frameworks for Security in Collaborative Systems
  • Access Control in Collaboration Environments
  • Trusted Operating Systems for Distributed Environments
  • Security of Grid and Cluster Architectures Supporting Cooperative Applications
  • Honeypots for Collaboration Systems
  • Intrusion and Attack Detection for Collaborative Systems
  • Role Based, Reputation, and Trust
  • Cross Domain Identity Management Systems Collaboration
  • Collaborative Security Monitoring Schemes and Systems
  • Web Services Security
  • Privacy Protection for Collaborative Systems
  • Encryption and Cryptography Systems Supporting Cooperative Systems
  • Use of Smartcards in the Context of Collaboration
  • Security in Mobile and Wireless Networks
  • Disclosure and Integrity Issues
  • Resistance to Denial of Service
  • Security in multi agent systems
  • Secure collaborative agents
  • Using multi agent systems for security
  • Detection and Self-Recovery Schemes and Strategies Supporting Cooperation
  • Security for Specific Collaboration Domains (e.g., e-Government, e-Business, Public Services, P2P, e-Social Security, Medical Collaboration,...)
  • Submission Instructions:

    Papers reporting original and unpublished research results on above and any other related 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 350 words. Please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript (not to exceed 15 double-spaced pages including figures, tables, and references, or not to exceed 8 pages in length in single-space, two columns IEEE format Conference style) to patrice.clemente@ensi-bourges.fr and jean-francois.lalande@ensi-bourges.fr. Electronic submissions will be accepted only in PDF format uploaded at http://www.univ-orleans.fr/lifo/Manifestations/COLSEC/. For other electronic formats, please check with the organizers.

    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 Workshop are required to be presented and will be included in the Symposium 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. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the web site later.

    Further instructions will be provided at http://www.univ-orleans.fr/lifo/Manifestations/COLSEC/

    Organizers Information:

    Dr Patrice Clemente and Dr Jean-François Lalande
    Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale d'Orléans (LIFO)
    ENSI-Bourges
    10 Bld Lahitolle
    18020 Bourges Cedex France
    Emails: patrice.clemente@ensi-bourges.fr, jean-francois.lalande@ensi-bourges.fr.

    Technical Program Committee:

    All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the Workshop's technical program committee members.

    Program Committee Chair: Prof. Christian Toinard

    LIFO, ENSI-Bourges, France

    Dr. Julien Bourgeois (Université de Franche-Comté, France)
    Dr. David Chess (IBM Research Division, T.J. Watson Research Center, USA)
    Dr. Jorge R. Cuellar (Siemens AG Corporate Technology, Germany)
    Dr. Nora Cuppens (ENST Bretagne, France)
    Dr. Michel Cukier (University of Maryland, USA)
    Dr. Eric Dubois (Centre d'Innovation par les Technologies de l'Information, CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg)
    Dr. Yuri Demchenko (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
    Dr. Jean-Bernard Fisher (Oberthur Card Systems, France)
    Mr. Vincent Glaume (CEA, France)*
    Pr. Claude Godard (INRIA Lorraine, France)*
    Pr. Hervé Guyennet (LIFC, France)*
    Dr. Micki Krause (PacifiCare Health Systems, NewportBeach, California, USA)
    Dr. Kevin Kwiat (AFRL, USA)
    Dr. Fabien Laguillaumie (INRIA Futurs/LIX, France)
    Dr. Volkmar Lotz (SAP, France)
    Pr. Philippe Mathieu (University of Lille, France)
    Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala (New Mexico Tech, USA)
    Dr. Franck Panaget (France Telecom R&D, France)*
    Pr. Pierre Paradinas (CNAM Paris, France)
    Dr. Emmanuel Prouff (Oberthur Card Systems, France)
    Dr. Alois Reitbauer (PROFACTOR, Austria)*
    Dr. Michael Rusinowitch (INRIA Lorraine, France)
    Dr. Luca Spalazzi (Universita' Politecnica delle Marche, Italy)
    Dr. Gary Stoneburner (NIST, USA)
    Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
    Pr. Pascal Urien (ENST, France)

    * Final acceptance pending

    Important Dates:

    Extended Paper Submission Deadline: February 5, 2007
    Notification of Acceptance: February 21, 2007
    Registration & Camera-Ready Paper Due: March 13, 2007

    For information or questions about the workshop and the paper submission procedure, please contact the Workshop organizers.

    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/cts06/ 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

    Workshop on
    Sociology of Science and Knowledge: Collaboration, Decision Support Systems, Decision-Making, and Systems Engineering

    Submission Deadline: February 7, 2007

    Brief Description:

    Collaboration means working together with someone else or others while using collaborative technologies for performing joint or group intellectual efforts. A collaborative technology in this case is a tool that enables individuals and machines to jointly engage in active production of shared knowledge. Shared knowledge makes it possible for people and their machines to work from holistic systems engineering and collaborative perspectives. The use of collaborative tools also infers people, machines, organizations and the like (as complex entities) are all communicating and working to accomplish physical and economic defense efforts and goals. For instance, people and machines are communicating and working to finance scientific and technological advancement; to educate people to become engineers and scientists and managers (via pedagogy, andragogy, or cognitive apprenticeship); to search for and identify someone, people or something; to target an adversary (in combat); and to develop prospective markets. For our efforts and goals and aspired perspectives to consistently improve and continue their advancement from one generation to the next and beyond, real and virtual organizations must also create pipelines that continuously have supplies flowing from them consisting of people, ideas, data and information, science and technology, defenses (reactive and proactive), strategies (reactive and proactive), and new machines types. To improve upon and continue performing physical and economic defense and to improve upon and continue developing collaborative technologies, we might consider- well into the 21st-Century - different (present and future) types of warfare (asymmetric, MOOTW, etc.) in addition to non-traditional scientific and engineering concepts such as the adding of anthropological, sociological, biomimetic disciplines and the like to how we practise our trade. By doing such, we learn how to better design and integrate mobile devices, networks of different types, and multi-agent systems into our System-of-Systems (SoS). By doing such, we also learn how to better write artificial intelligence (AI) and operational flight program (OFP) software and how to have our OFP or genetic algorithm or automaton decision-maker anticipate the next action it should take when dealing with imprecise collected and detected data.

    This Workshop on Sociology of Science and Knowledge: Collaboration, Decision Support Systems (DSSs), Decision-Making, and Systems Engineering-to be held as part of the 2007 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS'07)-will focus on the sociology, philosophy, social science of machines, devices, people, information science issues related to collaborative systems with emphasis on collaboration, decision support, and systems engineering. The aim is to have a dedicated workshop that fosters closer interactions among the practitioner, researcher, developer, educator, and user communities, providing an excellent opportunity for them to meet and discuss their ideas. Put simply, you have to have funding; scientists, engineers, managers, users; signals that are to be amplified, identified, transmitted, and received; technologies, devices, chip sets, and transducers that detect, process, and identify signals; and units of measures and mechanisms for displaying situational awareness related to detected signals. It addresses specific relationships between collaboration systems, people, and applications. It intends to present new challenges and solutions related to collaboration systems, people, applications, and requirements and to challenge whether the systems, applications, and requirements are appropriate for the needs.

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

    Workshop topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Sociology of Science and Collaborative Technologies
  • Sociology of Knowledge and Collaborative Technologies
  • Information Science and Collaborative Technologies
  • Decision Support Systems and Collaborative Technologies
  • Science & Technology Studies and Collaborative Technologies
  • Philosophy and Collaborative Technologies
  • Collaborative Technologies and Social Sciences: Sociology, Ethnographic Research, Anthropology
  • Collaborative Technologies: Philosophy, Management, Informatics, Bioinformatics, History of Science and Technology
  • Decision Support Systems (DSS) and Collaborative Technologies
  • Decision-Making, Decision Sciences and Collaborative Technologies
  • Biology and its Relationship to Collaboration Systems
  • Collaborative Technologies, Warfighting Techniques and Types of Warfare
  • Electronic Warfare and Collaborative Technologies
  • Cyberwarfare and Collaborative Technologies
  • Network-Centric Warfare (NCW) and Collaborative Technologies
  • Information Warfare (IW1) and Collaborative Technologies
  • Knowledge Warfare (KW) and Collaborative Technologies
  • Intellectual Warfare (IW2) and Collaborative Technologies
  • Thought Warfare (TW) and Collaborative Technologies
  • Economic Warfare and Collaborative Technologies
  • Data Systems, Information Systems, Knowledge Systems, Will Systems, Feeling Systems, Thought Systems
  • Holistic Systems Engineering: Physical, Informational, Cognitive, Social, Knowledgeable, Functional Domains; Machine-Centered, Application-Centered, and Human-Centered Sub-Domains; Acquisitional, Technical, and Integrative Systems Engineering
  • Submission Instructions:

    We invite papers reporting original and unpublished research work on above and any other related topics from researchers in academia and industry. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliations, addresses, fax and phone numbers, and email addresses. Include also an abstract of no more than 350 words along with a short list of keywords.

    Please submit an electronic copy of your full manuscript (not exceeding 10 pages in IEEE format, single-spaced, double-column, including figures, tables and references) to keith.jones@wpafb.af.mil and larry.jenkins@wpafb.af.mil. Electronic submissions will be accepted only in PDF format, sent by email to the organizers. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted later. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. All accepted papers are expected to be presented and will be included in the conference proceedings.

    Workshop Organizers Information:

    Dr. Keith W. Jones
    Future Systems Integration Branch
    ASC/XREI
    Bldg 11A
    1970 Monahan Way
    Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
    Voice: (937) 904-4432
    DSN: 674-4432
    Email: Keith.Jones@wpafb.af.mil

    Mr. Larry Jenkins
    Aerospace Environmental Technologies & Thermal Management
    Aeronautical Systems Center, WPAFB, Ohio
    Email: Larry.Jenkins@wpafb.af.mil

    Mr. Jeffry Ramsey
    Avionics Systems Integration
    Aeronautical Systems Center, WPAFB, Ohio
    Email: Jeffry.Ramsey@wpafb.af.mil

    Mr. Dale Patrick
    Future Systems Integration Branch
    Avionics Engineer
    Aeronautical Systems Center, WPAFB, Ohio
    Email: Dale.Patrick@wpafb.af.mil

    Technical Program Committee:

    All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the Workshop's technical program committee members.

    Dr. Darnell Diggs, Material Laboratory, Air Force Research Laboratory, Ohio
    Email: Darnell.Diggs@wpafb.af.mil

    Dr. Stanley Rogers, Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Ohio
    Email: Stanley.Rogers2@wpafb.af.mil

    Dr. Edmund Moore, Aeronautical Systems Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, Ohio
    Email: Edmund.Moore@wpafb.af.mil

    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 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/cts06/ 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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