Preliminary Call for Panels

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

(Proposal Submission Deadline:  February 22, 2013)

The 2013 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2013) is an exciting forum that brings together scientists and researchers from academia as well as managers and engineers from industry and government organizations to meet and exchange ideas and recent work on all aspects of Collaboration computing systems and Technologies, their design and use, their roles and impact, and their applications.  The conference will consist of technical sessions, workshops and special sessions, tutorials, demos, exhibits, doctoral dissertation colloquium, and panels.  These will present original and fundamental research advances in the subject areas.  Topics of interest include all aspects of collaboration and their technologies and application domains. 

What to Submit
We solicit panel proposals on hot and controversial topics by leading experts on the subject of collaboration computing systems and technologies.  A proposal should focus on a specific topic of current or emerging interest.  They should be provocative, informative, and exciting.  A proposal should include the following information:
  • Panel's topic and title
  • Panel organizer's name, affiliation, and contact information
  • Panelists' names, affiliation, contact information, and biographies
  • A one-page abstract that clearly describes the panel purpose and scope as well as main ideas.
  • Position Statements from the panelists are also welcomed but not required at the proposal time.

Proposal Submission
Please send the panel proposal via emails to the Panels Co-Chairs

Proposal Submission DeadlineFebruary 22 2013
 Notification of AcceptanceFebruary 28, 2013
Extended Camera-ready Abstract & RegistrationMarch 11, 2013     (extended)
 Conference Dates May 20 - 24, 2013

For information or questions about panels, please contact Panels Co-Chairs

  • Rex E. Gantenbein
             University of Wyoming, WY, USA
             Phone:  +1 307. 766. 6545

             Fax:       +1 307. 766. 4356

  • Kathleen Kramer
              University of San Diego, CA, USA
              Phone:  +1 (619) 260-6832
              Fax:        +1 (619)

  • TBA
              Phone:  TBA
              Fax:       TBA
              Email:   TBA

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