5th International Conference on Complex Distributed Systems (CODS'2011)


Mannheim, Germany, 5-7 December 2011







Call for Papers















2011 International Workshop on

E-Collaboration Technologies and Applications (ECTA’11)




At the 5th International Conference on Complex Distributed Systems (CODS'2011)

Mannheim, Germany, 5-7 December 2011



Collaboration is aims to achieve  common goals through human collective (>1) or human societal behaviours which have to involve human’s interactions, intentions, cultural backgrounds, etc. collaborative processes are a inherent part of daily life and work of human society.


Collaboration Technologies have been widely studied in various domains. With the progress in networking, computing, information and communication technologies, great opportunities have arisen for Collaboration Technologies and Systems.


ECTA’11 provides a premier forum for researchers and engineers alike to present state-of-the-art research and development progresses in all areas related to architecture, design, implementation, application and evaluation of Collaboration Technologies and Systems.




Topics of particular interest include (but not limited to) the followings.


(1) Collaboration Technologies


Argumentation for Collaboration

Cognitive and Psychological Issues in Collaboration

Collaboration protocols

Collaboration Workflow and Processes

Collective Intelligence for Collaboration

Communications in Collaboration

Computer-mediated communications (human to human)

Conflict Management for Collaboration

Context-aware and Situated Collaboration

Coordination and Cooperation Mechanisms

Cultural Aspects & Human Factors in Collaboration

Distributed Team Management and Issues

Documents management

Frameworks and Methodologies for Collaboration

Group Characteristics and Social Factors in Collaboration

Knowledge management and Sharing in collaboration process

Massively Distributed Collaboration

Multi-Agent Systems for Collaboration

Negotiation for Collaboration

Performance monitoring and management in collaboration

Security in Collaboration Systems

Semantic interoperation framework for Collaboration

Social computing

Synchronous vs. asynchronous interactions for Collaboration

Workflow management for Collaboration


(2) Collaboration Systems and Environments


Architectures of Collaboration Systems

Automated E-Support

Cloud Computing for Collaboration

Collaboration Infrastructure, Tools and Technologies

Collaboration Technologies in Industry and Businesses

Collaborative and Virtual Simulation Environments

Collaborative communication systems

Collaborative computing

Collaborative Enterprise Security & Access Control

Collaborative Prototyping Environments

Content Management for Collaboration

CSCW system architectures and applications

Decision-making support tools

Distributed Collaboration Environment

Distributed Systems Engineering Environments

E- Collaboration Environment

Electronic Artifacts and Notebooks

E-transaction management

Grid-based Collaboration Environments

Groupware and Decision Tools

Human-Centered Systems for Collaboration

Information Infrastructure for Collaboration

Integrated Collaboration Environment (ICE)

Languages and Middleware for Collaboration

Meeting managements

Mobile and Wireless Collaboration Systems

Net-centric Collaborative Environments

Ontology management for Collaboration

P2P computing, ubiquitous computing for Collaboration

Second Life for Collaboration

Service-oriented architectures for Collaboration

Shared virtual/augmented environments of Collaboration

Social Networking Services

Social Software Based Collaboration

Video conferencing, web conferencing

Virtual and Remote Project Coordination

Virtual Collaboration Environment

Virtual Organizations

Virtual worlds, online communities

Web 2.0 for Collaboration

Web- and Internet-enabled Collaboration

Web-based groupware


(3) Applications


Collaboration in Sciences

Collaboration in Emergency and Disaster Response

Collaborative (Global) Software Development

Collaborative Applications in Financial Systems

Collaborative creative Working (joint arts, joint writing/scripting, etc.)

Collaborative entertainment systems

Collaborative medical diagnosis and Healthcare

Computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL), e-learning

Computer supported collaborative work

Computer supported cooperative design (CSCD)

E-Business, e-Government

Group decision-making


Important Dates, Submission, Proceedings and Journal Publications


Online Submission closed.


Technical Chair


Professor Julian Newman

School of Engineering and Computing

Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow, UK



International Program Committee


Meghna Babbar-Sebens, USA

Helen Balinsky, USA

Luca Ferrari, Italy

Pascal Forget, Canada

Kiyota Hashimoto, Japan

Yung-Fa Huang, Taiwan

Tomoo Inoue, Japan

Julian Newman, UK

Flavia Santoro, Brazil

Muhittin Yilmaz, USA