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The Seventh International Conference on Advanced Collaborative Networks, Systems and Applications

COLLA 2017
July 23 - 27, 2017 - Nice, France


Call for Papers

Collaborative systems have raised to become an inherent part of our lives, supported by global infrastructures, technological advancements and growing needs for coordination and cooperation. While organizations and individuals relied on collaboration for decades, the advent of new technologies (e.g. from wikis to real-time collaboration, groupware to social computing, , service-oriented architecture to distributed collaboration) for inter- and intra- organization collaboration enabled an environment for advanced collaboration.

As a consequence, new developments are expected from current networking and interacting technologies (protocols, interfaces, services, tools) to support the design and deployment of scalable collaborative environments. Current trends include innovations in distributed collaboration,  collaborative robots, autonomous systems, online communities or real-time collaboration protocols.

COLLA 2017 aims to gather an interdisciplinary spectrum of researchers around collaboration technologies. It has high quality contributions (~30% acceptance rate) and wide dissemination of its results due to its Open Access nature, complemented with special issues to reputable journals. COLLA continues a series of events dedicated to advanced collaborative networks, systems and applications, focusing on new mechanisms, infrastructures, services, tools and benchmarks.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

Hot topics on collaborative systems

Computer-drive design interaction
Model-driven GUI generation
Uncertain collaborative environments
Collaborative knowledge creation
Community-based participatory research
Emergency response user interfaces
Multimodal and multidevice user interfaces
Medical device interaction
Predicting cooperation behavior
Sentiment analysis
Quantifying controversy
Cooperative intents
Privacy loss estimation
Online social networks
Community question answering
Social mobility
Twitter discussion groups
Affective computing
Perception models: emotion, rumors, persuasion
Leader-driven open collaboration platforms
Spontaneous emergence of consensus
Mining complaints
Big Data Privacy
Large Data Sets
Administrative models for collaborative management
Sustainable community participation
Collaborative visual analysis
Social-interaction based model
Deep recommendations
Online health communities
Social identities in home physiotherapy
Cooperative wearable technologies
Crowd-based social enterprise
Enterprise crowdfunding
Cooperative counseling
Persuasive impact of emoticons
Online service co-customization
Online product recommendation
Social commerce websites
Trust in e-commerce
Collaborating under constraints
Collaborative filtering-based recommendation
Challenges and opportunities of sharing economy
Online ethics
Ecological communities

Open collaborative research

Open collaboration research
Research via wikis and social media
Open research access
Open sources for collaboration
Open web and public data research
Education for Open research
Scientific trust and legal aspects in open collaboration

Cooperation and collaboration mechanisms

Collaborative computing
Cooperation as interface sharing
Collaboration as knowledge sharing
Ethics and trust in collaborative cross-domains
Cooperative emotion
Planning and managing collaborative applications and projects
Semantic and ontology challenges in collaborative environments
Cooperation and collaboration pitfalls
Groupware supporting single-display collaboration
Sharing data and decisions
Coalitions and negotiations in cooperative environments
Adaptive collaboration
Integrating cross-organizational applications
Cooperative data extraction and data integration
Secure collaboration
Dynamic cooperative environments
Visualization of cooperative processes

Collaborative architectures and mechanisms

Fundamental theoretical aspects of distributed collaboration
Methodologies and tools for design and analysis of collaborative user applications
Frameworks for human-centric based group collaboration
Distributed collaborative workflows
Architectures, protocols, and technologies for collaborative networks and systems
Collaboration and negotiation protocols
Quality of collaboration in collaborative networks, systems, and applications
Modeling for collaboration
Cloud-based collaboration
Agent-based collaborative environments
Collaboration techniques in resource intensive environments
Security, privacy and trust in collaborative networks, systems, and applications

Collaborative applications

Collaboration in pervasive computing applications
Collaborative e-education, e-learning, and collaborative computing in digital libraries
Models and mechanisms for real-time collaborative applications
Distributed technologies for group collaboration
Collaborative games
Web-based communities
New data distribution models to facilitate group collaboration
Social computing and inter-cultural collaboration

Collaborative infrastructures

Collaborative, context-aware infrastructure
Collaborative mobile networks and infrastructures
Collaborative, location-aware mobile systems/applications
Collaborative sensor networks, unmanned air and ground vehicle networks and applications
Peer-to-peer and overlay networks, systems, and applications

Collaborative services

Collaborative technologies for fast creation and deployment of new mobile services
Web services technologies and collaboration
Service-oriented architectures for collaborative networking and applications
Trusted collaborative services
Collaborative entertainment systems and services
Computer supported cooperative design
Adaptive content distribution
Semantic and ontology challenges in collaborative environments

Collaborative users

Human/robot collaboration
Collaborative social networks and web-based collaboration
Computer supported collaborative work with distributed systems
Human-centric ubiquitous collaboration
Social networks and community discovery
Markets, auctions, exchanges, and coalitions

Tools and benchmarking

Methodologies and tools for design and analysis of collaborative user applications
Simulation, performance evaluation, experiments, and case studies of collaborative networks and applications
Dedicated hardware and software enabling collaboration
Technologies for creating dynamic social networks
P2P platforms for supporting collaboration
Energy management for collaborative networks
Tools for collaborative decision making processes
Trustworthy collaborative business processing in groupware organizations
Visualization techniques and interaction devices
Visual languages for collaborative networks and applications
Workflow management for collaborative networks/systems

 

INSTRUCTION FOR THE AUTHORS

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper)

March 5 March 30, 2017

Notification

May 5, 2017

Registration

May 20, 2017

Camera ready

June 10, 2017

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Contribution types

  • regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • demos: two pages [posted on www.iaria.org]
  • doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

Proposals for:

FORMATS

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here. Latex templates are also available.

Slides-based contributions can use the corporate/university format and style.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of contribution acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

We would recommend that you should not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 contributions per event are recommended, as each contribution must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings and in the digital library, or posted on the www.iaria.org (for slide-based contributions).

CONTRIBUTION TYPE

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
These contributions could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Short papers (work in progress) (up to 4 pages long) (oral presentation)
Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. These contributions represent partial achievements of longer-term projects. They could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Ideas contributions (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
This category is dedicated to new ideas in their very early stage. Idea contributions are expression of yet to be developed approaches, with pros/cons, not yet consolidated. Ideas contributions are intended for a debate and audience feedback. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Idea. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Ideas explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Extended abstracts (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
Extended abstracts summarize a long potential publication with noticeable results. It is intended for sharing yet to be written, or further on intended for a journal publication. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Extended abstract. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Posters (paper-based, two pages long) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. A two-page paper summarizes a presentation intended to be a POSTER. This allows an author to summarize a series of results and expose them via a big number of figures, graphics and tables. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster Two Pages. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, in addition to the oral presentation.

Posters (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. This type of contribution only requires a 8-10 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, additionally to the oral presentation.

Presentations (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
These contributions represent technical marketing/industrial/business/positioning presentations. This type of contribution only requires a 12-14 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Presentation (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Demos (two pages) [posted on www.iaria.org]
Demos represent special contributions where a tool, an implementation of an application, or a freshly implemented system is presented in its alfa/beta version. It might also be intended for thsoe new application to gather the attendee opinion. A two-page summary for a demo is intended to be. It would be scheduled in special time spots, to ensure a maximum attendance from the participants. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Demos. The Demos paper will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.

Doctoral forum submissions: (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
There contributions refer to PhD dissertations, new PhD approaches, and PhD out-of-the-book thinking, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type Doctoral forum. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Tutorial proposals
Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for 2-3 hour long. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to tutorial proposal

Panel proposals
The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to panel proposal

Workshop proposals
See http://www.iaria.org/workshop.html

Mini Symposium proposal
See http://www.iaria.org/symposium.html

 
 

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