Workshop 01-CSWC

3rd International Workshop on Cloud Services and Web 2.0 Technologies for Collaboration

(CSWC 2013)

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 04, 2013

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


Recent technology directions have highlighted the remarkable commercial developments in the cloud arena combined with a suite of Web 2.0 technologies around mashups, gadgets and social networking. These have clear relevance to collaborative systems and sensor grids that involve evolution of grid architectures to clouds or to fresh approaches such as social networking to building virtual organizations. This workshop explores this area and invites exploratory papers as well as mature research contributions.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

    • Performance and experience using Clouds and Web 2.0 to support sensors or collaboration

    • Relation of Grids and Clouds in their application to sensors or collaboration

    • Data driven applications and use of emerging technologies like Mashups, gadgets and Hadoop

    • Social Networking and Virtual Organizations

    • Security and Trust issues in Clouds and Web 2.0

    • MapReduce

    • Virtualization

    • Interoperability and Standardization

    • e-Science

    • Architecture

    • Services and Applications

    • Models for Managing Clouds of Clouds and including Inter-networking

    • Mobile clouds -- Architectures and Performance


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Cloud services and Web 2.0 technologies for Collaboration, distributed sensing and related topics. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and poster (please refer to for the posters submission details) will also be accepted. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via email to the workshop organizers at

Only PDF files will be accepted, sent by email to the workshop organizers. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, contributions, technical clarity and 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 guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2013 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed by all major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.


Extended Paper Submissions: ------------------------------ February 04, 2013

Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- February 21, 2013

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ---------- March 11, 2013 (extended)

Conference Dates: ----------------------------------------------- May 20 - 24, 2013


Geoffrey Fox

Community Grids Laboratory, Indiana University

501 N Morton, Suite 224

Bloomington IN 47404, USA

Phone: +1 812-856-7977

Fax: +1 812-856-1537


Technical Program Committee:

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the Workshop's technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2013.

  • TBA

(*The TPC is pending and will be confirmed shortly.)

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: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs: Geoffrey C. Fox at and Waleed W. Smari at