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Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 16:15:57 +1100
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                                     CALL FOR PAPERS:
  The Fifth International Conference on Collaboration Technologies
                          Sydney, Australia, 12-14 August, 2009

                Conference Web page:

CollabTech 2009 will provide a platform for international collaboration
technology community to showcase, discuss and deliberate on the
state-of-the art, emerging new technology developments
and innovative use of these technologies to improve collaborations.


Contributions are solicited in all areas of collaboration technology
research and applications.
Topics include, but not limited to:

    * Collaboration system architectures
    * Shared virtual/augmented environments
    * Web-based Groupware
    * Single/Multi-display groupware
    * Surface Interface/Interaction technologies
    * Social computing and inter-cultural collaboration
    * Collaboration technology in mobile/ubiquitous computing
    * Computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL)
    * Computer supported cooperative design (CSCD)
    * Collaborative entertainment systems
    * Design, assessments and evaluation methods
    * Multimedia sharing
    * Shared Graphics/Visualization

Keynote Speaker:

Dr Mary Lou Maher
The Deputy Division Director at NSF
and Professor at the University of Sydney

Mary Lou Maher is the Deputy Division Director of the Information and
Intelligent Systems Division at NSF. She joined the Human Centered Computing
Cluster in July 2006 and initiated a funding emphasis at NSF on research in
creativity and computing called CreativeIT. She is the Professor of Design
Computing at the University of Sydney.

She received her BS (1979) at Columbia University and her MS (1981)
and PhD (1984) at Carnegie Mellon University. She was an Associate Professor
at Carnegie Mellon University before joining the University of Sydney in
1990. She has held joint appointments in the Faculty of Architecture and the
School of Information Technologies at the University of Sydney.

Her own research includes empirical studies and new technologies for design
in virtual worlds and other collaborative environments, behavior models for
intelligent rooms, motivated reinforcement learning for non-player
characters in MMORPGs, and tangible user interfaces for 3D design.

Important Dates:

    * March 7, 2009--- Submission of full-length paper for review
    * April 20, 2009 --- Notification of Acceptance
    * May 11, 2009 ---Camera Ready Manuscripts
    * August 12 - 14, 2009 ---Conference

Paper Submission:

Submitted papers must be unpublished and not considered elsewhere for
publication. Only electronic submissions (PDF) will be accepted. Papers
should be formatted using the CollabTech Proceedings Template (click for
download the template) in MS Word and should be no more than 6 A4-pages in

All submitted papers will undergo a rigorous review process managed by the
technical program committee.

Conference Chairs:

General Chairs:
Prof. Masa Takatsuka,
The School of IT,
The University of Sydney
Tel: +61 2 9351 5903, Fax: +61 2 9351 3838
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Prof. Hideaki Kuzuoka,
Graduate School of Systems & Information Engineering,
The University of Tsukuba
Tel: +81 29 853 5258
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