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Hiroaki Ogata <[log in to unmask]>
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CollabTech 2008: The Fourth International Conference on Collaboration


August 30-31, 2008, Wakayama, JAPAN



*** Early registration deadline: July 18, 2008 ***



You are cordially invited to participate in the fourth international
conference on Collaboration Technologies (CollabTech 2008), which will be
held in Wakayama, Japan on August 30-31, 2008. This conference is organized
by the Special Interest Group of Groupware and Network Services, Information
Processing Society of Japan.


This conference consists of a single track of excellent papers from Asia,
Europe, and North America promoting considerable discussion and debate. By
selecting only the highest quality of papers and presenting innovative
research, CollabTech aims to be the major Asian forum for discussing the
cutting edge of novel collaborative technologies and stimulating the further
development of the CSCW community.


The scope will include all types of collaboration technologies. The
conference themes include but are not limited to the following topics:


  * CSCW system architectures and applications

  * Web2.0 technologies / WWW-based groupware

  * Social computing and inter-cultural collaboration

  * Recommendation systems and cooperative filtering

  * Swarm / collective intelligence

  * Shared virtual and augmented environments

  * Group decision support systems

  * Collaboration technology in mobile, pervasive, and ubiquitous computing

  * Computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL)

  * Computer supported cooperative design

  * Theories, tools, and methods for concurrent engineering

  * Single display groupware and multiple display groupware

  * Tabletop interfaces and whiteboard interface


  * Design, assessments and evaluations of innovative collaboration

  * Entertainment systems

  * Virtual reality, robotics, and related area


The advanced program is available at




"Behavior Mining in Wikipedia"

Dr Ee-Peng Lim, Professor, Singapore Management University


In the age of Web2.0, users are expected to collaborate extensively to
create and share content, to rate objects, to share comments and to carry
out a wide range of other tasks.  This talk will be based upon Wikipedia,
the largest online encyclopedia collaboratively authored by millions of
users. We will describe some interesting research on mining user and article
behaviors from the collaboration dynamics among users as users interact with
one another and with the Wikipedia articles.  These behavior knowledge can
be extremely useful in designing new applications and improving the existing
ones.  As part of our soc

ial network mining research, we have studied how Wikipedia articles and
users' goodness and controversialness can be discovered from the
interactions among them, and how these behaviors can be utilized in search
and visualization applications.




A short bus tour is arranged on Friday, August 29th, the day before the
conference. It is free for the conference participants who pay the
conference registration fee. This excursion includes Wakayama Castle and
Kimii-dera Temple. The bus will depart from the conference site on August
29th, around 14:00 (the time is subject to change.) If you wish to join it,
please contact to [log in to unmask] until July 18th.




    * July 18, 2008: Deadline for early registration

    * August 30-31, 2008: Conference in Wakayama, Japan




    * ARK Information Systems

    * Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

    * Hitachi, Ltd.





    * CASIO Science Promotion Foundation




    * The Virtual Reality Society of Japan

    * Human Interface Society




Conference committee:

    * Conference co-chairs:

          o Jun Munemori, Wakayama University, Japan

          o Hideaki Kuzuoka, University of Tsukuba, Japan

    * Local arrangements co-chairs:

          o Koji Tsukada, Wakayama University, Japan

          o Takashi Yoshino, Wakayama University, Japan

    * Publication co-chairs:

          o Jun Miyazaki, Fuji Xerox, Japan

          o Qin Jin, Waseda University, Japan

    * Publicity:

          o Takaya Yuizono, JAIST, Japan

          o Kyungshin Park, Dankook University, Korea

    * Registration co-chairs:

          o Takanori Ugai, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan

          o Hiroshi Shigeno, Keio University, Japan

          o Toshihiko Yamakami, ACCESS, Japan

    * Treasurers:

          o Shigeyuki Nemoto, Hitachi, Ltd., Japan

          o Yosuke Aragane, NTT, Japan

    * Secretaries:

          o Satoshi Ichimura, Tokyo University of Technol

ogy, Japan

          o Takefumi Ogawa, the University of Tokyo, Japan

          o Jun Yamashita, University of Tsukuba, Japan

          o HyungSeok Kim, Konkuk University, Korea

    * International Advisory Boards:

          o Jonathan Grudin, Microsoft Research, USA

          o Dongman Lee. Information and Communications University, Korea

          o Volker Wulf, University of Siegen, German


Program committee: 

    * co-chairs:

          o Tomoo Inoue, University of Tsukuba, Japan

          o Jeein Kim, Konkuk University, Korea

          o Hiroaki Ogata, Tokushima University, Japan


Steering committee: 

    * Ken-ichi Okada, Keio University, Japan

    * Minoru Kobayashi, NTT, Japan


Hiroaki Ogata


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