Author's Info

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


Accepted Papers:

Congratulations for the acceptance of your paper in CTS 2013. Please READ the following information carefully.

The deadline for submitting the camera-ready version paper + Copyright form + Bio is March 11, 2013. Please try to submit them earlier than this date if possible to avoid any last minute issues.

The final paper can be uploaded by logging in at the CTS 2013 web site at using your previous login information for your paper in case you are in the main conference track. The link is at Login. If your paper was accepted through a symposium, special sessions or a workshop and you have not uploaded it to this system yet, you may submit it as a new submission under the Upload menu ( Once you upload your paper to the system, you may use your login info and the Login link to upload any revised or newer version of your manuscript.


* Deadlines are 5 PM U.S. Eastern (New York) Time on the dates indicated.

+ Deadline is 5:00 PM U.S. Eastern Time on the date indicated or until CTS 2013 block is full, whichever comes first. Reservation requests received after 5:00 p.m. Eastern time at the Hotel on the cut-off date will be accepted at the group rate on a space availability basis.


Please note that a very strict application of final manuscript formatting will be adhered to. Any manuscript that does not meet the requirements will be rejected and not included in the proceedings. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us having good proceedings.

Formatting Template

CTS 2013 plans to use a version of IEEE manuscript templates for conference proceedings for the final, camera-ready accepted papers. Please make sure to use only US Letter size templates.

Please note that final camera-ready manuscripts must be uploaded to the CTS 2013 web site in PDF format only.

Full Paper Manuscript Instructions (This is the IEEE format we use and require you to follow).

  • pdf

  • Word

    • LaTeX

    • .cls

      • .jpg

    • .tex

    • pdf (invited)

    • Word (invited)

    • LaTeX (invited)

    • .tex

Poster Paper Manuscript (This is the IEEE format we use and require you to follow)

  • pdf

  • Word

    • LaTeX

      • .tex

Extended Abstracts (This is the IEEE format we use and require you to follow)

This could be for extended abstract for Invited, Poster, etc.

  • pdf

  • Word

    • LaTeX

    • .tex

Doctoral Dissertation Colloquium Extended Abstracts (This is the IEEE format we use and require you to follow)

  • pdf

  • Word

    • LaTeX

    • .tex

Formatting Check List

Please use this list after the manuscript is ready and verify that all requirements are met before you upload your paper to the web site.


Please contact:

Prof. Alessandra Agostini

Dipartimento di Informatica Sistemistica e Comunicazione

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo, 1

Milano, Italy

Phone: +39 02 6448 7867

Email: alessandra.agostini [at]


Please complete and sign CTS 2013 Copyright Form and fax (937-255-xxxx) or email to Lindsey McIntire at

  • MS Word Form

  • Adobe pdf Form

Please send presenter’s bio as a WORD document email attachment.


Please refer to some useful information about preparing your presentation for the conference at this link.


CTS has a zero tolerance policy on intellectual property violations or misconduct, plagiarism, multiple submission, no show, and any other unprofessional conduct.

IEEE Intellectual Property Rights

(Copyright information, Plagiarism guidelines, Multiple submission and prior publication guidelines, Request permission to reuse copyrighted material, Trademark policies)

Plagiarism guidelines:

IEEE Policy on No Show / Non Presented Papers

“IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference.”

Papers excluded from further distribution will be archived at IEEE but will not be indexed or appear in IEEE Xplore.

Change of Presenters

Authors of a paper must specify the presenter as early as possible but before the draft program is out. Once designated, the presenter cannot be changed without the prior approval of the program chairs. A request of change of presenter must be submitted by the authors in due time so that proper approvals can be obtained. Failure to do so, the paper will be treated as a no-show.

IEEE ComSoc Board of Governors Policy on Pre-publication Author Misconduct on Double-submission and Plagiarism

"In addition to the IEEE policies, pre-publication author misconduct, such as double-submission or plagiarism, will result in rejection of the manuscript(s), and a minimum 6 month ban on submissions to fully owned ComSoc publications by the author(s)."

IEEE Prohibited Authors List FAQ

CTS will abide by the IEEE Prohibited Authors List and any other such lists from sponsoring professional organizations.