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COLLABORATECOM 2011
The 7th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking,
Applications and Work sharing
                Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society (pending), Create-Net and
        the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and
Telecommunications Engineering
                                Orlando, FL, USA, Oct 15-18, 2011

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
tools.

The Seventh International Conference on Collaborative Computing
(CollaborateCom 2011) 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
*        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 aspects of distributed collaboration
*        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

PAPERS: 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.
POSTERS: 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 for half-day or full day workshops that focus on
CollaborateCom 2011 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 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.
TUTORIALS: 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
by technical program committee members and the reviewers they invite. All
accepted papers will made available in IEEE Xplore. Approval has been
granted for a special issue on CollaborateCom'11 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.
Other Journal venues are being pursued.


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

General Chairs:
Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, CSIRO, Australia
James Joshi, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Technical Program Chairs:
Calton Pu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
James Caverlee, Texas A&M University, USA

Panels Chairs:
Ling Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Barbara Carminati, University of Insubria, Italy

Workshop Chairs:
Mohamed Eltoweissy, Pacific Northwest National Lab and Virginia Tech, USA
Lotzi Boloni, University of Central Florida, USA

Industrial Chairs:
Venu Vasudevan, Motorala Mobilty, USA
Heri Ramampiaro, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Publicity Chair:
Heri Ramampiaro, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Konstantinos Pelechrinis, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Publication Chair:
Surya Nepal, CSIRO, Australia

Local Arrangements Chair:
Damian Dechev, University of Central Florida, USA

Conference Coordinator:
Hugo Estrella ICST/EAI

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


TIMELINE:

April 15, 2011
Workshop and tutorial proposals due

June 24, 2011
Paper submission deadline

July 1, 2011
Posters and panel proposals deadline

August 14, 2011
Notification of acceptance

August 30, 2011
Camera-ready versions due

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Konstantinos Pelechrinis
Assistant Professor
School of Information Sciences
Telecommunications and Networking Program
University of Pittsburgh
Web: http://www.sis.pitt.edu/~kpele
Tel  : (412) 624 9417
Fax : (412) 624 2788
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