[Call for Papers] CollaborateCom 2013 : The 9th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing

Link: http://collaboratecom.org/

Oct 20, 2013 – Oct 23, 2013 (Austin, Texas)
Abstract Registration Due: Jul 19, 2013
Submission Deadline: Jul 26, 2013
Notification Due: Sep 6, 2013

### Scope ###
Over the last two decades, many organizations and individuals have relied on electronic collaboration between distributed teams of humans, computer applications, and/or autonomous robots to achieve higher productivity and produce joint products that would have been impossible to develop without the contributions of multiple collaborators. Technology has evolved from standalone tools, to open systems supporting collaboration in multi-organizational settings, and from general purpose tools to specialized collaboration grids. Future collaboration solutions that fully realize the promises of electronic collaboration require advancements in networking, technology and systems, user interfaces and interaction paradigms, and inter operation with application-specific components and tools.
The Ninth International Conference on Collaborative Computing (CollaborateCom 2013) will continue to serve as a premier international forum for discussion among academic and industrial researchers, practitioners, and students interested in collaborative networking, technology and systems, and applications.

### Topics ###
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
– Architectures, protocols, and enabling technologies for collaborative computing networks and systems
– Autonomic computing and quality of services in collaborative networks, systems, and applications
– Collaboration in pervasive and cloud computing environments
– Collaboration in data-intensive scientific discovery
– Collaboration in social networks
– Big data and spatio-temporal data in collaborative environments/systems
– Collaboration in health-care environments
– Collaborative e-education, e-learning, and collaborative computing in large scale digital libraries
– Collaborative mobile networks and infrastructures
– Collaborative technologies for fast creation and deployment of new mobile services
– Collaborative, location-aware mobile systems/applications
– Collaboration techniques in data-intensive computing and cloud computing
– Collaborative sensor networks, unmanned air and ground vehicle networks & applications
– Collaborative, context-aware infrastructure
– Collaborative social networks & web-based collaboration
– Computer supported collaborative work with distributed systems
– Distributed collaborative workflows
– Data management and middleware support for collaborative information systems
– Energy management for collaborative networks
– Group-driven composition of systems from components
– Human-robot collaboration
– Human-centric ubiquitous collaboration
– Methodologies and tools for design and analysis of collaborative user applications
– Models & mechanisms for real-time collaboration
– Multi-agent technology and software technologies for collaborative networking and applications
– Peer-to-peer and overlay networks, systems, and applications
– P2P platforms for supporting collaboration
– Security, privacy and trust management in collaborative networks, systems, and applications
– Simulation, performance evaluation, experiments, and case studies of collaborative networks and applications
– Software design, testing, and experimentation technology for collaborative networking and applications
– Theoretical foundations and algorithms for collaborative networks, applications, and worksharing
– Tools for collaborative decision making processes
– Trustworthy collaborative business processing in virtual organizations
– Visualization techniques, interaction devices and visual languages for collaborative networks and applications
– Web services technologies and service-oriented architectures for collaborative networking and applications
– Workflow management for collaborative networks/systems

### Paper Submission ###
We invite original research papers that have not been previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Contributions addressing all areas related to collaborative networking, technology and systems, and applications are solicited. The submitted manuscript should closely reflect the final paper as it will appear in the Proceedings. Submitted papers should be 10 pages in two-column IEEE proceeding format. The papers can be submitted in regular track or Industry/Application track.

### Workshops Proposals ###
Proposals for half-day or full day workshops that focus on CollaborateCom 2013 related themes are solicited. Workshop proposals should be at most five pages, including a biographical sketch of each instructor, and submitted to the Workshop Chairs. Proposals will be evaluated based on the expertise and experience of the organizers and the relevance and importance of the subject matter. Please refer to call for workshop proposals for details.

### Panels Proposals ###
Proposals for panel discussions that focus on future visions for collaborative networking, applications, and work sharing are preferred. Potential panel organizers should submit a panel proposal of at most five pages, including biographical sketches of the proposed panelists to the Panel Chairs.

### Tutorials Proposals ###
Proposals for full and half-day tutorials are solicited. Tutorials are intended to enhance the technical program, and as such they should be relevant to collaborative computing, networking, worksharing, and applications. Potential tutorial presenters should submit a tutorial proposal of at most three pages, including: description of potential audience and background knowledge expected from the audience, if any; tutorial description; biographical sketch of presenter(s).

### Submission Instructions ###
All paper, poster, panel and workshop submissions will be handled electronically. Please visit the conference website www.CollaborateCom.org for detailed submission requirements and procedures.

### Publication ###
All submitted papers and posters will be rigorously reviewed. All accepted papers will be made available in IEEE Xplore and other external indexing services (DBLP database, ZB1Math/CompuServe, IO-Port, EI, Scopus, INSPEC, ISI proceeding – pending approval).
Special Issues of CollaborateCom 2013 has been confirmed for the following journals
– International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems
– Springer MONET Journal

### Important Dates ###
Workshop and tutorial proposal: March 15th, 2013
Posters and panel proposal: March 15th, 2013
Workshop CFP announced: March 29th, 2013
Abstract submission: July 19th, 2013
Full Paper submission: July 26th, 2013
Acceptance Notification: Sept. 6th, 2013

=== Program Committee ===
– Gail-Joon Ahn, Arizona State University, USA
– Bhuvan Bamba, Oracle, USA
– Shankar Banik, The Citadel, USA
– Claudio Bartolini, HP Laboratories, USA
– Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA
– Sanat Kumar Bista, CSIRO, Australia
– Ladislau Boloni, University of Central Florida, USA
– Athman Bouguettaya, RMIT, Australia
– David Buttler, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
– Barbara Carminati, University of Insubria, Italy
– James Caverlee, Texas A&M University, USA
– Shiping Chen, Sybase, Inc., USA
– Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, USA
– Alexander Clemm, Cisco Systems, USA
– Maria Luisa Damiani, University of Milan, Italy
– Prasun Dewan, University of North Carolonia, USA
– Hans Peter Dommel, Novalos Consulting, USA
– Vina Ermagan, Cisco Systems, USA
– Bugra Gedik, IBM Research, USA
– Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
– Lei Guo, Microsoft, USA
– Takahiro Hara, Osaka University, Japan
– Osamaal-Haj Hassan, Isra University, Pakistan
– Julian Jang, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
– James Joshi, University of Pittsburgh, USA
– Vana Kalogeraki, AUEB, Greece
– Murat Kantarcioglu, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
– Yuecel Karabulut, SAP, USA
– Ibrahim Korpeoglu, Bilkent University, Turkey
– Chung-Sheng Li, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
– Wenjia Li, Georgia Southern University, USA
– Xiaolin Andy Li, University of Florida, USA
– Dan Lin, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
– Alex Liu, Michigan State University, USA
– Ying Liu, KAIST, South Korea
– Jorge Lobo, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
– Sanjay Madria, Missouri S & T, USA
– Fabio Maino, Cisco Systems, USA
– Zaki Malik, Wayne State University, USA
– Surya Nepal, CSIRO, Australia
– Erich Neuhold, University of Vienna, Austria
– Federica Paci, University of Trento, Italy
– Suraj Pandey, IBM Research, Australia
– Patrizio Pelliccione, University of L’Aquila, Italy
– Agostino Poggi, University of Parma, Italy
– Lakshmish Ramaswamy, University of Georgia, USA
– Sangeetha Seshadri, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
– Kewei Sha, Oklahoma City University, USA
– Mei-Ling Shyu, Miami University, USA
– Aameek Singh, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
– Anna Squicciarini, Penn State, USA
– Mudhakar Srivatsa, IBM, USA
– Alessandro Vinciarelli, University of Glasgow, UK
– Qihua Wang, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
– Ting Wang, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
– Jinpeng Wei,Florida International University, USA
– Ouri Wolfson, University of illinois, USA
– Kun-Lung Wu, IBM, USA
– Yuni Xia, IUPUI, USA
– Yafei Yang, Qualcomm Inc., USA
– Yi Yang, Catholic University of America, USA
– Qi Yu, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
– Gong Zhang, Oracle Corporation, USA

=== Organizing Committee ===
General Chairs:
– Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA
– Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia

Technical Program Chairs:
– Alessandro Vinciarelli, University of Glasgow, UK
– Mudhakar Srivatsa, IBM Research, USA
– Surya Nepal, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia

Panel Chairs:
– Calton Pu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
– Mohamed Eltoweissy, Virginia Tech, USA & Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, Japan

Workshop Chairs:
– Anne Hee Hiong Ngu, Texas State University, USA
– James Caverlee, Texas A&M University, USA

Sponsorship Chairs:
– Ling Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
– James Joshi, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Publication Chair:
– Jinpeng Wei, Florida International University, USA

Industrial Chairs:
– Rafae Bhatti, Accenture, USA

Publicity Chair:
– Amirreza Masoumzadeh, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Local Arrangements Chair:
– Yijuan (Lucy) Lu, Texas State University, San Marcos, USA

Conference Coordinator:
– Erica Polini, EAI, Italy contact: erica.polini[at]eai.eu

=== Steering Committee ===
– Imrich Chlamtac (co-chair), Create-Net, Italy
– James Joshi (co-chair), University of Pittsburgh, USA
– Calton Pu. Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
– Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA
– Arun Iyengar, IBM, USA
– Tao Zhang, Cisco, USA