Workshop 11-AC

3rd International Workshop on Adaptive Collaboration

(AC 2012)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of

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

May 21-25, 2012

The Westin Westminster Hotel

Denver, Colorado, USA

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Extended Submission Deadline: February 07, 2012

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


Adaptation is a special property of human beings as highly intelligent creatures. It is also an emerging requirement for contemporary collaboration-related and computer-based applications, such as Service Computing (SC) systems, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) systems, Man-Machine (MM) systems, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) systems, Sensor Network (SN) systems, Social Networks (SN) and production systems. Adaptive Collaboration (AC) is to provide general methodologies and mechanisms to support adaptability of collaboration so as to improve the group performance of collaboration. Adaptive collaboration is significantly challenging. For instance, user/agent modelling, user/agent information acquisition, environment information acquisition, group structures, role/task models, user/agent evaluation, and dynamic role/task assignment must be addressed in order to facilitate adaptive collaboration.

The workshop will present techniques, methodologies, algorithms, system integrations, and architectures issues related to Adaptive Collaboration.

The Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Adaptation Methods & Techniques

    • Adaptive Computing

    • Adaptive Group Structures

    • Adaptive Networks for Collaboration

    • Adaptive Services

    • Adaptive Man-Machine Systems

    • Dynamic Role/Task Assignment

    • Environment Information Acquisition

    • Individual Performance Models

    • Group Performance Models

    • Role Models for Adaptation

    • Role-Based Adaptation

    • Role-Based Collaboration

    • Role Engine Design for Adaptive Collaboration

    • Role/Task Models

    • User/Agent Evaluation

    • Adaptation Languages

    • Adaptive User Interfaces

    • Agent Adaptation

    • Infrastructures for Adaptive Collaboration

    • Support for Adaptive Collaboration

    • Adaptive Social Networks

    • User/Agent Modelling

    • User/Agent Information Acquisition

    • Adaptive Collaborative Learning

    • Adaptive Supply Chains and Logistics

    • Adaptive Production Systems

    • Self-Adaptation

    • Measures and Monitors for Adaptive Systems

    • Adaptation for e-Business Processes and Operations

    • Application and Extension of the E-CARGO Model


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Adaptive Collaboration. 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 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. Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via email to the Workshop organizers at or and

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, 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 2012 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 accordingly.

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


Extended Paper Submissions: ----------------------------- February 07, 2012

Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- February 21, 2012

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ------------- March 07, 2012

Conference Dates: ----------------------------------------------- May 21 - 25, 2012


Haibin Zhu Hiep Luong

Nipissing University University of Arkansas

100 College Drive Fayetteville, AR 72701

North Bay, ON P1B8L7, Canada USA

Phone : +1 (705)474-3450 ext 4434 Phone : +1 (479) 575-5996

Fax : +1 (705)474-1947 Fax : +1 (479) 575-5339

Email: Email:

International Program Committee:

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2012.

    • Sherif Abdelwahed, Mississippi State University, MS, USA

    • Giacomo Cabri, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

    • Mihaela Dinsoreanu, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania & University of Maryland University College, MD, USA

    • Hongbin Dong, Harbin Engineering University, China

    • Henri F. Eberspacher, Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Brazil

    • Luca Ferrari, Nipissing University, ON, Canada

    • Susan Gauch, University of Arkansas, AR, USA

    • Bill Gruver, Intelligent Robotics Corp., BC, Canada

    • Keith Harrison-Broninski, Role Modellers Ltd., U.K.

    • Weirong Jiang, Juniper Networks Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA, USA

    • Serge Kernbach, University of Stuttgart, Germany

    • Shin-Jie Lee, National Central University, Taiwan

    • Linyuan Liu, Nanjing Audit University, China

    • Xinjun Mao, National University of Defense Technology, China

    • Vincent T. Y. Ng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

    • Alexandros Paramythis, Johannes Kepler University, Austria

    • Juha Plosila, University of Turku, Finland

    • Shaohua Teng, Guangdong University of Technology, China

    • Stephan Weibelzahl, National College of Ireland, Ireland

    • Bin Xu, Zhejiang Gongshang University, China

    • Haiping Xu, Univ. of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, MA, USA

    • Yu Zhang, Trinity University,TX, USA

(*Partial Committee. Will be completed 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