2nd International Conference on Collaborative Computing (Collaboratecom 2006)

Venue: Atlanta

Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 17, 2006 End Date/Time: Nov 20, 2006
Registration Date: Nov 17, 2006
Early Registration Date: Oct 17, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 20, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Jun 20, 2006
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Networks and user applications have evolved from centralized computing
platforms to distributed collaborative computing services. Collaboration
as a fundamental capability of networks represents a significant step
forward. Collaborative network nodes can jointly achieve advanced networking
goals beyond relaying packets. Collaborative user applications enable
people and computers to work together more productively. Collaboration
computing techniques can also be used to support intelligent reconfiguration
and performance tuning of collaborative computing software, systems, overlay
network architectures and topologies to meet diverse and evolving application

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Architectures, protocols, and enabling technologies for collaborative
computing networks and systems
- Autonomic computing and quality of services in collaborative networks, systems,
and applications
- Collaboration in pervasive computing applications
- Collaborative e-education, e-learning, and collaborative computing in large
scale digital libraries
- Collaborative mobile networks, sensor networks, unmanned air and ground
vehicle networks & applications
- Collaborative technologies for fast creation and deployment of new mobile
- Computer Supported Collaborative Work with distributed systems
- Data management and middleware support for collaborative information systems
- Distributed technologies and architectures to support group collaboration,
activity, and awareness
- Empirical studies on distributed collaboration
- Energy management for collaborative networks
- Methodologies and tools for design and analysis of collaborative user
- Multi-agent technology and software technologies for collaborative networking
and applications
- Peer-to-peer and overlay networks, systems, and applications
- Security and trust management in collaborative networks, systems, and
- Simulation, performance evaluation, experiments, and trials of collaborative
networks and applications
- Software design, testing, and experimentation technology for collaborative
networking and applications
- Theoretical aspects of distributed collaboration
- Theoretical foundations and algorithms for collaborative networks, applications,
and worksharing
- Trustworthy collaborative business processing in virtual organizations
- Visualization techniques and visual languages for collaborative networks and
- Web services technologies for collaborative networking and applications
- Workflow technology and workflow management for collaborative network management

PAPERS: The conference invites original technical papers, not exceeding 5000 words,
that have not been previously published and are not currently under review for publication
elsewhere. Contributions addressing all areas related to collaborative networking,
applications and worksharing are solicited.

POSTERS: The conference will include a poster session that highlights recent and
on-going research, experiments, and provocative ideas that have not been published
elsewhere. Poster submissions will be reviewed and the summaries of accepted posters
will appear in the conference proceedings.

WORKSHOPS: Proposals for workshops are solicited. Potential instructors are requested
to submit a workshop proposal of at most 5 pages, including a biographical sketch
of each instructor, to the Workshop Chair by May 22nd, 2006. Evaluation of workshop
proposals will be based on the expertise and experience of the instructors, and on
the relevance of the subject matter.

PANELS: Proposals for panel discussions that focus on future visions for collaborative
networking, applications, and worksharing are preferred. Potential panel organizers
should submit a panel proposal of at most 5 pages, including biographical sketches of
the proposed panelists, to the Panel Chair by June 27th, 2006.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: All paper, poster, panel, and workshop submissions will be
handled electronically. Please visit the conference website http://www.CollaborateCom.org
for detailed submission requirements and procedures.

PUBLICATION: All submitted papers and posters will be rigorously reviewed by technical
program committee members and the reviewers they invite. Accepted papers and posters
will be published by the IEEE in the conference proceedings and placed on IEEE Xplore.
A selected number of best papers will be considered for publication in a leading journal.


Additional Information

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION: STEERING COMMITTEE Imrich Chlamtac (Chair), Create-Net, Italy Tao Zhang(Vice Chair), Telcordia Technologies, USA Ken Birman, Cornell University, USA Nim Cheung, Telcordia Technologies, USA Arun Iyengar, IBM T.J. Watson, USA Pradeep Khosla, Carnegie Mellon Univ., USA Ling Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA GENERAL CHAIRS Ling Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA Carla Simone, Universit? di Milano Bicocca, Italy TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIRS Enrico Blanzieri, Universit? di Trento, Italy Tao Zhang, Telcordia Technologies, USA PUBLICITY & PUBLICATION CHAIR Heri Ramampiaro, NTNU, Norway PANEL CHAIR Vaidy Sunderam, Emory University, USA Andreas Wombacher, Twente Univ. The Netherlands WORKSHOP CHAIRS James Joshi, University of Pittsburgh, USA Marco Ronchetti, Universit? di Trento, Italy TUTORIAL CHAIRS Lakshmish Ramaswamy, University of Georgia, USA Sun Chengzheng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore LOCAL ORGANIZATION CHAIR James Caverlee, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE Benjamin Atkin, NEC Labs America, USA Prithwish Basu, BBN Technologies, USA Cui Bin, Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA), Singapore Jyh-Cheng Chen, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan Sun Chengzheng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Jen-Yao Chung, Thomas J. Watson Research Center , USA Brian Frank Cooper, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA Giovanni Di Crescenzo, Telcordia Technologies, USA Kevin Curran, University of Ulster, UK Subir Das, Telcordia Technologies, USA Monica Divitini, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway Peter Dommel, Santa Clara University, USA Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria Curtis Dyreson , Washington State University , USA Bugra Gedik, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Telcordia Technologies, USA Claude Godart, University Henri Poincar? Nancy 1 (ESSTIN), France Paul J.M. Havinga, University of Twente, Netherlands Tony Xiaohua Hu, Drexel University, Philadelphia , USA Paola Inverardi, Universit? dell'Aquila, Italy Arun Iyengar, Thomas J. Watson Research Center , USA James Joshi, Lab. of Education and Research on Security Assured Information Systems, USA Yuecel Karabulut, SAP Research, Germany Vipul Kashyap, Partners HealthCare, Boston, USA Hiroyuki Kitagawa, University of Tsukuba, Japan Hartmut Konig, Hartmut Koenig BTU Cottbus, Germany Gabriele Kotsis, Johannes Kepler Universit?t Linz, Austria Du Li, Texas A&M University, USA Maurizio Marchese, University of Trento, Italy Dennis McLeod, University of Southern California, USA Brahim Medjahed, University of Michigan, Dearborn, USA Jean-Henry Morin , University of Geneva - CUI, Switzerland Moira C. Norrie, ETH- Zurich, Switzerland Peter Peinl, University of Applied Sciences Fulda, Germany Agostino Poggi, University of Parma, Italy Thomas E. Potok, ORNL (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), USA Atul Prakash, University of Michigan, USA Wolfgang Prinz, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany Juan Quemada, Iniversidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain Heri Ramampiaro, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norvay Lakshmish Ramaswamy, University of Georgia, USA Andrea Richa, Arizona State University, USA Marco Ronchetti, University of Trento, Italy Philippe Roose, LIUPPA, Universite de Pau et des Pays De l'Adour, France Marcello Sarini, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy Weisong Shi, Wayne State University , USA Subhash Suri, University of California Santa Barbara, USA Antonio F. Gomez Skarmeta, Universidad de Murcia, Spain Amy Soller, Institute for Defense Analyses, USA Kemal E. Tepe, University of Windsor, Canada Robert Tolksdorf, Freie Universit?t Berlin, Germany Liang-Jie Zhang , IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center , USA