Call for Tracks, Symposia, Workshops and Special Sessions

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:  November 15, 2011)


PURPOSE AND SCOPE
The 13th International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2012) Organizing Committee invites proposals for tracks, symposia, workshops and special sessions to be held in conjunction with the CTS 2012 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 2012 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.  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. 

All proposals should be submitted by electronic mail as a .doc attachment.  Samples of previous proposals can be found on the CTS 2011 web site at http://cts2011.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 2012 rules and policies, including its program and activities. 

IMPORTANT DATES:
 Proposal Submission Deadline no later than November 15, 2011
 Proposal Acceptance Notification DeadlineTwo weeks from proposal submission
 Track/Symposium/Workshop /Special Session Program, TOC and Organizers Message Due February 15, 2012
 Track/Symposium/Workshop/ Special Session, Final Camera-ready Manuscripts and Registration Due March 07, 2012
 Conference Dates May 21 - 25, 2012

For further information or questions, please consult the Conference web site at URL:  http://cts2012.cisedu.infohttp://cisedu.us/rp/cts12 or contact one of the Conference's Tracks, Symposia, Workshops and Special Sessions Co-Chairs:
  • Antonietta Grasso, Xerox Research Centre Europe, Meylan, France
 Phone:  +33 4 76 61 50 92
 Fax:      +33 4 76 61 50 99
 Email:  antonietta.grasso @ xrce.xerox.com
  • Hilda Tellioglu, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
 Phone:  +43.1.58801.18716
 Fax:      +43.1.58801.18799
 Email:    hilda.tellioglu @ tuwien.ac.at
  • Wolfgang Prinz, Fraunhofer FIT and RWTH Aachen, Germany
 Phone:  +49-2241-142730
 Fax:       +49-2241-142084
 Email:   wolfgang.prinz @ fit.fraunhofer.de


or the Conference’s General Co-Chairs:


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