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ICCT 2010 : IADIS International Conference Collaborative Technologies 2010


When Jul 26, 2010 - Jul 28, 2010
Where Freiburg, Germany
Submission Deadline Jan 25, 2010
Notification Due Feb 26, 2010
Final Version Due Mar 26, 2010
Categories    collaborative systems   e-society

Call For Papers

The IADIS Collaborative Technologies conference is dedicated to the timely publication of completed and/or work in progress research related contributions to the concepts, theory, modeling, specification, implementation and evaluation of collaborative systems, technologies and their wider applications in the information society. The conference pays particular attention to the ‘wider’ dimension as a means to diversify it and broaden the applicability and scope of the current body of knowledge in the area of applied collaborative systems and technologies. Thus, the conference covers both technical and non-technical aspects of the collaborative nature of today’s information society. Although its primary goal is to provide an international forum for the dissemination of state-of-the-art practices and empirical research results in collaborative technologies, it also aims prompting future direction for the development of the information society community as a means of promoting and sustaining a network of excellence in the area.

Collaborative technologies have been the subject of intense research for many years. It has often been found that the identification and thus, the effective and efficient utilization of available tools and resources are a challenging process, yet frequently a very supportive mechanism for sustaining and creating an advantage within any setting.
Computer-based developments over the last four decades have facilitated many organizations and individuals realizing that collaboration is the means for supporting various levels of enquiries including collaborative decision-making.

In the last few years, the Internet has revolutionized the way we work and do business. In turn, this has led to an enormous increase in competiveness. In most instances, collaboration is the key to success. Thus, collaborative technologies are now even more important, given the current grand challenges, which among others include e-society, recession, economic stagnation and climate change. Collaborative practices do now requiring further re-thinking and a clear vision towards the identification and utilization of their effective and efficient functioning in the development of today’s information society. Current technologies are now capable of supporting collaborative activities in the cyber-space in a far more advanced manner. This includes enabling the sharing, integration and collaborative use of networked computer-based dispersed resources such as humans, data, application, software, services and hardware.

Current synchronous and asynchronous paradigms include but are not limited to web, peer-to-peer, service oriented, grid and next generation technologies. Even though the advantages of these types of evolutionary research are continually acknowledged, it is only recently that the need to appreciate their applicability into the real world of the
information society has been realized. During the last decade, scientists have almost exclusively used these for their own research and development purposes, but lately the focus is clearly shifting to more interdisciplinary (or transdisciplinary) application domains that are closer to everyday life. These can provide individuals from different
organizations and locations with the opportunity for collaboration as a means to help assist diversified progression. As such, the size and complexity of applying collaborative technologies are enormous and thus, there is a particular need to acknowledge research undertaken as a means to broaden the applicability and scope of the current body of knowledge in the area.

The IADIS Collaborative Technologies conference provides such a focus for the presentation and dissemination of ongoing and new research results in the area.

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

A. Theory Foundations
- Collaborative methods and science
- Concepts, models and frameworks
- Concurrency and synchronization
- Knowledge representation and discovery
- Management and interoperability
- Parallel and integration algorithm design
- Process and management modeling
- Security and trust dynamics
- Social networks and collective intelligence
- Virtual organization needs analysis
- Workflow and agents modeling

B. Technical infrastructures
- Autonomic computing and ad-hoc network
- Context-aware infrastructures
- Distributed systems and technologies
- Network architectures and optimization
- Next generation technologies, web 2.0
- P2P, Grid and cloud computing
- Performance analysis and verification
- Real time and wireless communications
- Standards, protocols and benchmarks
- Web services and multi-agents

C. Environments, tools and applications
- Collaborative working environments
- Collaborative management tools
- CSCW, groupware and decision tools
- Content and enterprise management
- Data centers and mashups
- Data management and sharing tools
- Grids, clouds, web 2.0 and second life
- Intra-/inter- collaborative tagging
- Knowledge management tools
- Languages and middleware
- Massively distributed collaboration
- Online chat and instant messaging
- Revision control and management
- Semantics, ontologies and metadata
- Social software and sites
- Spatial and temporal services
- Virtual office and whiteboard
- Web conferencing and voting tools

D. Benefits realization and social implications
- Accessibility and user interfaces
- Collaborative strategies and policies
- Cross-organizational studies
- Digital divide and culture creation
- Ethnographic studies
- Human and market dynamics
- Privacy and identity management
- Scientific and business models
- Support for vulnerable communities
- Trust, compliance, policies and QoS

E. Future Concepts
- E-commerce
- E-government
- E-enterprise
- E-learning
- E-science
- E-society
- E-work
- Forensics and threat detection
- Hazards and disaster management
- Health and biomedical informatics
- Sensors and smart homes
- Virtual teams and organizations

The Conference will be composed of several types of contributions:
* Full Papers – These include mainly accomplished research results and have 8 pages at the maximum (5,000 words).
* Short Papers – These are mostly composed of work in progress reports or fresh developments and have 4 pages at maximum (2,500 words).
* Reflection Papers – These might review recent research literature pertaining to a particular problem or approach, indicate what the findings suggest, and/or provide a suggestion - with rationale and justification - for a different approach or perspective on that problem. Reflection papers might also analyze general trends or discuss important issues in topics related to the conference. These have 4 pages at maximum (2,500 words).
* Posters / Demonstrations – These contain implementation information or work-in-progress and have two pages at maximum (1,250 words) besides the poster itself (or demonstration) that will be exposed at the conference.
* Tutorials – Tutorials can be proposed by scholars or company representatives. A proposal of maximum 250 words is expected.
* Invited Talks – These will be made of contributions from well-known scholars and company representatives. An abstract will be included in the conference proceedings.
* Panels – Discussions on selected topics will be held. A proposal of maximum 250 words is expected.
* Doctoral Consortium - A Doctoral Consortium will discuss in group, individual projects and on going work of PhD students. Prospective students should send a report of their PhD projects and work so far with a maximum of 4 pages (2,500 words).
* Corporate Showcases & Exhibitions – The former enables companies to present recent developments and applications, inform a large and qualified audience of your future directions and showcase company’s noteworthy products and services. There will be a time slot for companies to make their presentation in a room. The latter enables companies the opportunity to display its latest offerings of hardware, software, tools, services and books, through an exhibit booth. For further details please contact the publicity chair - .

This is a blind peer-reviewed conference.

Important Dates:
- Submission Deadline: 25 January 2010
- Notification to Authors: 26 February 2010
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration: Until 26 March 2010
- Late Registration: After 26 March 2010
- Conference: Freiburg, Germany, 26 to 28 July 2010

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