Call for Papers: CollaborateCom 2012


The 8th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing -

CollaborateCom 2012


Co-Sponsored by EAI and IEEE


14-17 October 2012

Pittsburgh, PA, USA





- The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation (a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of

innovation in the field of ICT

- All accepted and presented papers will be included in the conference

proceedings, made available in IEEE Xplore, as well as in the ICST's own EU

Digital Library (EUDL). IEEE Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to EI

Engineering Index (Compendex), Google Scholar, ISI Proceedings.

- Proceedings will be submitted for indexing by Google Scholar, ISI, EI

Compendex, Scopus and many more

- Springer MONET and IJCIS special issues have been confirmed for

CollaboratecCom 2012

- Best paper and Best Student paper awards

- Support for Student Travel grant has been confirmed from the University

of Pittsburgh and CSIRO, Australia (up to 10 confirmed)






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 interoperation with application-specific components and



The eighth International Conference on Collaborative Computing

(CollaborateCom 2012) 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 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 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, & 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


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




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). Approval is being granted for a special

issue on CollaborateCom'12 to be published on ACM/Springer MOBILE NETWORKS

& APPLICATIONS (MONET). 4-6 papers on the themes related to MONET will be

selected for publication on this issue. Springer MONET and IJCIS special

issues have been confirmed.




The conference will include a poster session that highlights recent and

on-going research, experiments, and provocative ideas that have not been

published elsewhere. Poster submissions will be reviewed and one page

summaries of accepted posters will appear in the conference proceedings.


[Workshops proposals]


Proposals for half-day or full day workshops that focus on CollaborateCom

2012 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



[Panels proposals]


Proposals for panel discussions that focus on future visions for

collaborative networking, applications, and worksharing are preferred.

Potential panel organizers should submit a panel proposal of at most five

pages, including biographical sketches of the proposed panellists to the

Panel Chairs.


[Tutorial 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).


[Paper submission]


All paper, poster, panel, and workshop submissions will be handled

electronically. Please visit the conference website



[Important dates]


Abstract deadline: July 6th, 2012

Full Paper deadline: July 13th, 2012

Notification and registration opens: August 31st, 2012

Camera-ready deadline: September 20th, 2012


[Conference organising committee]


General Chair:

Calton Pu. Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

James Joshi, University of Pittsburgh, USA


TPC Co-Chairs:

Barbara Carminati, Univ. Of Insubria, Italy

Lakshmish Ramaswamy, Univ. Of Georgia, USA


Panels Co-Chairs:

Ling Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Mohamed Eltoweissy, Pacific Northwest National Lab and Virginia Tech, USA


Publications Chair:

Surya Nepal, CSIRO, Australia


Industry Co-Chairs:

Yuecel Karabulut, SAP, USA

Mudhakar Srivastav. IBM, USA


Workshop Co-Chairs:

Lujo Bauer, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Anna C Squicciarini, Pennsylvania State University, USA


Sponsorhsip Chair:

Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, CSIRO, Australia


Publicity Chair:

Jinpeng Wei, Florida International University, USA


Local Arrangments Chair:

Konstantinos Pelechrinis, University of Pittsburgh, USA


Finance Chair:

Natasa Milosevic, EAI


Conference Coordinator:

Erica Polini contact: erica.polini[at]


[Steering Committee]

Imrich Chlamtac (Chair), Create-Net, Italy

Tao Zhang (Vice Chair), Telcordia Technologies, USA

Ken Birman, Cornell University, USA

Nim Cheung, Telcordia Technologies, USA

Arun Iyengar, IBM T.J. Watson, USA

Pradeep Khosla, Carnegie Mellon Univ., USA

Ling Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

James Joshi, University of Pittsburgh, USA



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