Tracks, Symposia, Workshops & Special Sessions

Call for Tracks, Symposia, Workshops and Special Sessions

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:  November 30, 2012)


PURPOSE AND SCOPE
The 14th International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2013) Organizing Committee invites proposals for tracks, symposia, workshops and special sessions to be held in conjunction with the CTS 2013 Conference. 

Tracks, symposia, workshops and special sessions provide an opportunity for researchers to present results and participate in focused discussions of timely topics on various areas of collaboration computing systems and technologies.  They are to establish a common understanding of a certain aspect, to share experiences, to foster research communities, to learn from each other, to identify open problems and/or to explore future directions of research.

A track or symposium will typically go for more than one day.  A workshop will typically be a full day (10-16 papers).  A special session will typically have 4-6 papers.  Tracks, symposia, workshops and special sessions may also have invited speakers, panels or forums, demos, etc.  Tracks, symposia, workshops and special sessions will be fully refereed and their accepted papers will be published as part of the CTS 2013 proceedings. 

The tracks, symposia, workshops and special sessions are considered part of the overall CTS Conference and hence included in the Conference’s registration.  For each track, symposium, workshop or special session, at least one organizer must commit to attending and running the respective track, symposium, workshop or special session. 

Requirements for submission of a Track, Symposium, Workshop or Special Session proposal
  • Title of the track, symposium, workshop or special session.
  • A brief technical description and scope of the track, symposium, workshop or special session, identification of specific technical issues/topics, focus, and motivations / justification of its timeliness. 
  • Instructions for paper submission and a detailed description of the review process. 
  • The names, postal addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of the proposed (track, symposium, workshop, special session) organizing committee.  This committee should consist of appropriate number of experienced members knowledgeable in the technical issues to be addressed by the track, symposium, workshop or special session.  Please include the web site of each organizer and if appropriate a CV.  
  • Primary contact(s) of the Organizing Committee.
  • The Technical Program Committee members of the track, symposium, workshop, or special session.  The TPC must comprise of highly qualified members in the area of focus.  Students are not allowed as TPC members.  The list should include names, affiliation, and contact information of the members.  
  •  Estimated number of accepted papers, participants, length, and important dates of the track, symposium/ workshop/ special session.
  •  The plans and means of publicity and soliciting participation that will be pursued.  
  •  Any resources that may be required, such as time (two days, one day or half day track, symposium, workshop, special session), expected room size, whether a panel setup is needed, invited speakers, waived registrations, etc. 
  • Information about the previous edition of the track/symposium/workshop/special session (if any):  attendance, number of papers submitted, number of papers accepted, journal special issues, and so on. 

All proposals should be submitted by electronic mail as a .doc attachment.  Samples of previous proposals can be found on the CTS 2012 web site at  http://cts2012.cisedu.info/   under the Symposia, Workshops & Sessions menus. 

If approved, the organizers agree to strictly follow all professional standards and ethics in performing their role as well as abide by the CTS 2013 rules and policies, including its program and activities. 

IMPORTANT DATES:
 Proposal Submission Deadline no later than November 30, 2012
 Proposal Acceptance Notification DeadlineTwo weeks from proposal submission
 Track/Symposium/Workshop /Special Session Program, TOC and Organizers Message Due February 28, 2013
 Track/Symposium/Workshop/ Special Session, Final Camera-ready Manuscripts and Registration Due March 11, 2013     (extended)
 Conference Dates May 20 - 24, 2013

For further information or questions, please consult the Conference web site at URL:  http://cts2013.cisedu.info  or  http://cisedu.us/rp/cts13 or contact one of the Conference's Tracks, Symposia, Workshops and Special Sessions Co-Chairs:
  • Gregorio Convertino, Xerox Research Center Europe, Grenoble, France
 Phone:  +33 (0) 4 76 61 50 50
 Fax:      +33 (0) 4 76 61 50 99
 Email:   gconvertino@gmail.com, Gregorio.Concertion@xrce.xerox.com
Twitter: AT gconvertino

  • Daniel Sonntag, DFKI, Saarland University, Germany
 Phone: +49 681 857 75-5254
 Fax:      +49 681 857 75-5020
 Email:  daniel.sonntag@dfki.desonntag@dfki.de


or the Conference’s General Co-Chairs:
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