Preliminary Call for Panels

The 2012 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems
(CTS 2012)

May 21-25, 2012

The Westin Westminster Hotel
Denver, Colorado, USA

(Proposal Submission Deadline:  January 17, 2012)

The 2012 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2012) 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 DeadlineJanuary 17 2012
 Notification of AcceptanceFebruary 21, 2012
Extended Camera-ready Abstract & RegistrationMarch 07, 2012
 Conference Dates May 21 - 25, 2012

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

  • Monica Divitini
             Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
             Phone:  + 47 735 94462

             Fax:       + 47 918 97 790

  • Susan Gasson
              The i School, College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University, PA, USA
              Phone:  +1 215 895-6398
              Fax:       +1 215 895-2494

  • Andrew Johnson
           The University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois, USA
Phone:  +1 312.996.3002
Fax:       +1 312.

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