IADIS International Conference Collaborative Technologies 2011 (CT 2011)

Venue: Rome

Location: Rome, Italy

Event Date/Time: Jul 22, 2011 End Date/Time: Jul 24, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Apr 29, 2011
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The IADIS Collaborative Technologies 2011 is focused on issues related to the concepts, theory, modeling,
specification, implementation and evaluation of collaborative systems, technologies and their ‘wider’ applications in
the information society. It pays particular attention to the ‘wider’ dimension as a mean to diversify it and broaden
the applicability and scope of the current body of knowledge in the area of applied collaborative domain including emerging
and next generation methods and technologies. The aim is to cover both technical and non-technical aspects of
the collaborative nature of today’s information society, as well as, prompt future direction for the advancement of
the community.

Collaborative technologies have been the subject of intense research for many years. It has often been found that
the identification and thus, the effective and efficient utilization of available tools and resources are a challenging process,

yet frequently a very supportive mechanism for sustaining and creating an advantage within any setting.
Computer-based developments over the last four decades have facilitated many organizations and individuals realizing

that collaboration is the means for supporting various levels of enquiries including collaborative decision-making.

In the last few years, the Internet has revolutionized the way we work and do business. In turn, this has led to an
enormous increase in competiveness. In most instances, collaboration is the key to success. Thus, collaborative
technologies are now even more important, given the current grand challenges, which among others include
e-society, recession, economic stagnation and climate change. Collaborative practices do now requiring further re-thinking
and a clear vision towards the identification and utilization of their effective and efficient functioning in the development
of today’s information society. Current technologies are now capable of supporting collaborative activities in the
cyber-space in a far more advanced manner. This includes enabling the sharing, integration and collaborative use of
networked computer-based dispersed resources such as humans, data, application, software, services and hardware.

Current synchronous and asynchronous paradigms include but are not limited to web, peer-to-peer, service oriented, grid
and next generation technologies. Even though the advantages of these types of evolutionary research are
continually acknowledged, it is only recently that the need to appreciate their applicability into the real world of the
information society has been realized. During the last decade, scientists have almost exclusively used these for their
own research and development purposes, but lately the focus is clearly shifting to more interdisciplinary (or
transdisciplinary) application domains that are closer to everyday life. These can provide individuals from different
organizations and locations with the opportunity for collaboration as a means to help assist diversified progression. As
such, the size and complexity of applying collaborative technologies are enormous and thus, there is a particular need
to acknowledge research undertaken as a means to broaden the applicability and scope of the current body of
knowledge in the area.

The IADIS Collaborative Technologies conference provides such a focus for the presentation and dissemination of ongoing
and new research results in the area.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Theory Foundations

- Collaborative Methods and Citizen Science
- Concepts, Models and Frameworks
- Concurrency and Synchronization
- Knowledge Representation and Discovery
- Parallel and Integration Algorithm Design
- Process, Workflow and Agents Management Modeling
- Security and Trust Dynamics
- Semantics, Ontologies and Metadata
- Social Networks and Collective Intelligence
- Virtual Organization and Social Networking Analysis

Technical Infrastructures

- Autonomic Computing and Ad-Hoc Network
- Context-Aware Infrastructures, Situated Computing
- Distributed Systems and Technologies
- Management and Interoperability
- Network Architectures and Optimization
- Next Generation Technologies, Web 2.0
- P2P, Grid, Cloud Computing and Crowd Sourcing
- Performance Analysis and Verification
- Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
- Real time and Wireless Communications
- Standards, Protocols and Benchmarks
- Web Services and Multi-Agents

Environments, Tools and Applications

- Collaborative Management Tools
- CSCW, Groupware and Decision Tools
- Content and Enterprise Management
- Data Centers and Mashups
- Data Management and Sharing Tools
- Grids, Clouds, Web 2.0 and Second Life
- Intra-/inter– Collaborative Tagging
- Languages and Middleware
- Massively Distributed Collaboration
- Net-centric Collaborative Environments
- Revision Control and Management
- Social Software and Sites
- Spatial and Temporal Services