2nd International Workshop on Collaboration in Virtual EnvironmentsSCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
Call for Papers and Participation
As part of
The 2013 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2013)
May 20-24, 2013
The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
San Diego, California, USA
In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP
Extended Submission Deadline: February 25, 2013
Research on and applications involving collaboration in virtual environments are constantly growing in many areas of human activity, including collaborative analysis, design, development, testing, operation, production, evaluation, education, training, simulation, research, social networking, and entertainment. Characteristic to such applications is a shared computer-generated medium (virtual world) that allows for involvement and interaction of participants that may be distributed over large geographical distances. With the ongoing rapid advances in computer technology, we anticipate that collaboration in virtual environments and related research will play an increasingly more substantial role in the landscape of computer-supported cooperative work, education, and entertainment.
The CoVE-2013 workshop on Collaboration in Virtual Environments – to be held as part of the 2013 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS-2013) – will focus on the human-computer interaction and software engineering research and design aspects of collaboration in various types of virtual worlds, for example in 2D and 3D simulations and games, or CAVE and other VR systems. Relevant new applications, case studies, and experiments are also actively sought after by the workshop. We invite original contributions on these topics from researchers in academia, research laboratories, the computer industry, and the users’ community. Our goal is to provide a dedicated refereed collaborative virtual environments (CVE) workshop and forum for exchanging ideas that fosters closer interaction among researchers from numerous relevant disciplines, including human-computer interaction, software engineering, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, computer architecture, communication networks, distributed processing, visual arts, music, multimedia creation, industrial design, education, business administration and management, information technology, cognitive science, psychology, sociology, and anthropology.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on the above and other topics related to collaboration in virtual environments. Submitted papers must not have been published nor simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Each submission should include a cover page with the authors' names, affiliations, mail addresses, fax and phone numbers, and email addresses. Please indicate the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 350 words. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages (for full papers) or 4 pages (for short papers) using the two-column IEEE format posted on the CTS-2013 website. Additional pages will be charged an additional fee. Poster papers and poster (please refer to http://cts2013.cisedu.info/home/posters for posters submission details) will also be accepted. Please include page numbers on the preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide comments.
Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via email to Sergiu Dascalu (CoVE-2013 organizer) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that only PDF files will be accepted. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, scientific contribution, and quality of presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must ensure that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.
Accepted papers will be published in the CTS-2013 Conference Proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS-2013 conference website. The intent is to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings are projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in major indexing services accordingly.
Extended Paper Submissions: -------------------------------- February 25, 2013
Acceptance Notification: ---------------------------------------- March 04, 2013
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ----------- March 11, 2013 (extended)
Conference Dates: ------------------------------------------------ May 20 - 24, 2013
TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Nevada
1664 N. Virginia St., MS 171
Reno, NV, 89557, USA
Phone: +1 (775) 784-4613
All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three CoVE-2013 Workshop Technical Program Committee members following criteria similar to those used by CTS-2013 Conference.
For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: http://cts2013.cisedu.info/home or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs: Geoffrey C. Fox at email@example.com and Waleed W. Smari at Smari@arys.org.