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* Apologies for cross-posting *

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Final Call for Papers 
CollabTech 2008, The Fourth International Conference on Collaboration
Technologies
Wakayama, Japan
http://www.collabtech.org/
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IMPORTANT DATES
===============
- March 14, 2008 --- Papers Submission
     The submission system will be available pretty soon.
- May 31, 2008 --- Notification of Acceptance
- June 30, 2008 ---Camera Ready Manuscripts
- August 30-31, 2008 ---Conference Dates

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CollabTech 2008 will be the fourth international conference on 
collaboration technologies. It will offer a unique forum for 
academics and practitioners to present and discuss innovative ideas, 
methods, or implementations that relate to collaboration 
technologies, which include diverse areas of pervasive, social, 
and entertainment computing. The conference will be held in Japan's 
scenic Wakayama prefecture.

All papers will be rigorously reviewed based on their novelty, 
significance, and quality. The coolness/impact of the paper will 
also be considered. A Best Paper Award will be presented.


TOPICS
======
Contributions are solicited in all areas of collaboration technology 
research and applications. Topics include, but not limited to:
- 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 interfaces
- Design, assessments and evaluations of innovative collaboration
 technologies
- Entertainment systems
- Virtual reality, robotics, and related areas


LOCATION
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Wakayama "http://www.pref.wakayama.lg.jp/english/" is located
approximately an hour from Kansai International Airport (KIX) by airport
limousine bus. Facing the Pacific, Wakayama is a great place to enjoy
Japanese seafood such as sushi and sashimi. It has many very old, famous
temples and shrines where you can experience the spiritual heritage of
Japan. Moreover, Wakayama is an hour by train from Osaka's famous
Nipponbashi electronics district-analogous to Tokyo's
Akihabara-providing 
access to the Otaku (geek) culture of Japan.

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Hiroaki Ogata ([log in to unmask])
http://www-b4.is.tokushima-u.ac.jp/ogata/

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