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CALL FOR PAPERS  - Brazilian Symposium on Collaborative Systems

October, 15-18 2012.
 
Sγo Paulo, SP, Brazil
 
Promovido pela Sociedade Brasileira de Computaηγo (SBC)    
Website: http://sws2012.ime.usp.br/sbsc/presentation.php

The Brazilian Symposium on Collaborative Systems (SBSC) is an annual event promoted by the Brazilian Computer Society that aims to discuss the development and use of tools to support human collaboration. Examples of collaborative systems include social networks, collaborative software development environments, file sharing systems, virtual worlds, cooperative editors, wikis, knowledge management systems, and communication tools, like videoconference and blogs. As these systems are largely spread, theoretical and empirical studies of techniques, technologies, and models relevant for the development and use of collaborative systems are increasingly important.

In its 9th year, the SBSC has become an important forum for researchers, students and professionals to discuss issues, techniques, solutions, innovations and experiences on this multidisciplinary area. This involves multiple perspectives, the development and evaluation of collaborative systems, investigation of how collaboration occurs in practice and the implementation of collaborative systems in different areas.

Authors are invited to submit original scientific papers about development and evaluation of collaborative systems, and theories, models and empirical studies relevant to the design, use and impacts of collaborative systems in teams, organizations, communities and the society.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

	• Paper Submission: June 22nd
	• Notification of acceptance: July 29th
	• Camera Ready Submission: August 12th
 

TOPICS OF INTEREST

The research on collaborative systems covers multiple areas of computer sciences, such as Software Engineering, Database, Artificial Intelligence, Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Multimedia Systems and Distributed Systems. It also includes knowledge from other sciences such as Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Education and Linguistics.

The list of topics includes, but is not limited to:

Development and Evaluation of Collaborative Systems

	• Evaluation of collaborative systems
	• - Artificial Intelligence support for collaboration
	• - Distributed Systems and peer-to-peer applications for collaboration
	• - Multi-agent systems for collaboration
	• - Technologies for the development of collaborative systems (architectures, frameworks, components, middleware, etc.)
	• Empirical studies of teams, organizations or communities and their implications for the development of collaborative systems
	• Empirical evaluation of collaborative systems
 
Social Interaction in Collaborative Systems

	• Computer Mediated Communication
	• - Context and awareness in collaborative systems
	• - Case studies, ethnography, and action research in groups
	• - Knowledge management and group memory
	• - Reputation, recommendation, and collective intelligence
	• - Security, privacy and identity in collaborative systems
	• - Meetingware, negotiation, and group decision
	• - Theories and models of computer-supported collaboration
	• - Workflow, process management, and coordination
 

Collaborative systems applied to areas

	• - Virtual and augmented reality environments
	• - Computer Supported Collaborative Learning
	• - Mobile Collaboration
	• - Distributed software development
	• - Multi-user games and digital entertainment
	• - Innovative devices of interaction
	• - Social networks, groups, virtual communities
	• - Technologies for collaboration in the Web 2.0
TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS

Full Technical Paper

Full papers of 6-8 pages that present ideas, theories, models, original experimental results, or other technical contributions to Collaborative Systems research. The papers will be evaluated according to its relevance, originality, and presentation quality.

Papers are expected to clearly present a research problem and its motivation, the proposed solution, evaluation method, results and appropriate comparison to related works. It is also expected that the motivation and tool’s main features are clearly presented. Evaluation results on the use of the tool or system, if available, are also appreciated.

If the study involves quantitative analysis of experimental data, it is requested that the data are made available on a webpage specified in body of the manuscript, removing people and institutions identification from the data, when appropriate. Data availability facilitates the review process and, after the paper publication, enables replication, extension, or results comparison by other researchers.

The best papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a journal.

 
Short Papers

Short papers (2-4 pages) that present on-going research are also welcome. A short paper should include the description of the motivation, goal, proposal, the research methodology and, if available, some preliminary results.

 

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Papers can be written in Portuguese or English. Authors must follow the ACM template to prepare the papers. The guidelines are available at http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates. The number of pages must comply with the minimum and maximum limits defined for each submission category, including title, authors’ information, abstract, sections, figures, tables, references and appendices. Papers must be original, not simultaneously submitted to or previously published in any other scientific or technical vehicle.
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