Workshop 20-Culture

International Workshop on Culture and Collaboration Technologies

(Culture 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


In businesses, academia, education, and government settings, people increasingly must collaborate with people from other cultural or ethnic groups. Corporations are establishing global teams that allow them to take advantage of expertise no matter where in the world it is located. Outsourcing is on the rise, requiring interactions between U.S.-based members of a firm and the outsourcing locations. In education, there are many attempts to provide international experiences through distance education, satellite campuses, and educational chatrooms. And at home, people are now socializing with members of other cultures in chatrooms, bboards, and online multiplayer games. Studies suggest that these cross-cultural and multi-lingual interactions often are problematic, due to differences in expectations, communication styles, preferences for different technologies, and many other factors. The goal of this workshop is to bring together those interested in bridging cultural differences in collaborative technologies to discuss the problems that arise in intercultural collaboration and how technology might help solve these problems.

This workshop on Culture and Collaboration Technologies will focus on how cultural and ethnic factors influence the design, use and evaluation of collaboration technologies. The goal is to bring together researchers interested in cultural issues from academic, industry, and government communities.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

    • Studies of cultural differences in collaboration processes

    • Studies of collaboration problems in multi-cultural groups and teams

    • New collaborative tools or environments to support multi-cultural collaboration

    • New methods, techniques or technologies for studying multi-cultural collaboration


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to culture and collaboration technologies and systems. 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 posters (please refer to for the posters submission details) will also be accepted for submission. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Authors are invited to submit a PDF copy of their manuscript to the Workshop using the following link: . In the form you fill out, please indicate that the submission is for Culture 2013 in the Notes field of the uploading form. If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the form's Notes field.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, 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 in major indexing services accordingly.

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

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