The 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems 
(CTS 2016)
The 17th Annual Meeting

October 31 - November 04, 2016
The Florida Hotel and Conference Center
Orlando, Florida, USA

In Cooperation with IEEE, IEEE Orlando Section and IEEE Dayton Section

Call For Papers & Participation
(Main Track Paper Submission Deadline: July 15, 2016 - Extended)
(Symposia, Workshops and Special Sessions have their own deadlines - please check the track of interest)


NEW  Special Issue on CTS 2016 at Elsevier's Future Generation Computer Systems Journal pdf  
Proposal is due March 15, 2017
Full manuscript is due by April 24, 20176

NEW  CTS 2016 Proceedings and Papers are posted on the  IEEE Xplore Digital Library 
and available at

Jonathan Grudin, Pattie Maes and Chris North are confirmed CTS 2016 Keynote Speakers  

Registration system is open. Please note the new hard deadlines.
Preliminary Program and Conference Agenda available under Program on the left menu and will be updated regularly
Hotel Information and reservation link is available at HERE.

Camera-ready uploading link is open using the Upload link on the left menu.
All author's Notifications have been sent out. Please let respective organizers know if you have not received the notification by now.
Notifications are being sent as the corresponding reviews get completed. When all notifications are sent out, we will note that here. 

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work for a special issue in an ISI Journal. 

Please Consider Supporting CTS

Twitter:     @CTS_Conference

The 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2016), in its 17th edition, will be held on October 31 - November 04, 2016 in Orlando, Florida, USA.  Under the theme of “Collaboration for the 21st Century,“ CTS 2016 will focus on a wide range of the state-of-the-art as well as emerging topics pertaining to cooperation, coordination, communication, and collaboration at both the client and backend (cloud) levels. Continuing the great successes of previous CTS events, CTS 2016 is anticipated to attract a large number of high-quality submissions and stimulate cutting-edge research discussions among many pioneering researchers and scientists as well as industry engineers and leaders from all around the world.

CTS 2016 includes different types of activities and venues for contribution. The CTS 2016 program will feature a number of symposia, workshops, and special sessions, invited presentations, and exceptional keynote and plenary speakers. It will have tutorials, demos, posters, doctoral dissertation colloquium, panels, exhibits, as well as several social events. More information can be found on the conference website: CTS 2016 and under the Call for Papers and Participation. Prospective authors are invited to submit original technical papers—up to 8 pages of length. Various CTS 2016 Symposia, Workshops and Special Sessions may have different deadlines and submission sites, as listed on the conference website and track pages. 

The CTS 2016 Conference Proceedings will be available at the time of the meeting, and will be submitted to the ACM or IEEE Xplore Digital Library (pending). Selected papers will be further considered for possible publication in special issues in ranked international journals.

We invite you to begin planning not only your submissions, but also your attendance and involvement in the CTS 2016 conference and look forward to seeing you in Orlando.

CTS Proceedings will be submitted to ACM Digital Library or IEEE XPLORE and indexed by all major indexing services, including SCOPUS, EI, Sci, dblp, etc.

There will be outstanding paper and poster paper awards as well as outstanding service certificates and awards. 

Important Dates
Main Track Submission Deadline 15 July 2016 - Extended 
Other Tracks Submission
Deadline Varies
15 July 2016 and after -
Please check the specific track
Main Track Acceptance Notifications start on
12 August 2016+
Registration/Camera Ready Manuscripts by
15 September 2016 - Extended++
Conference Dates
31 October - 04 November 2016

+ Notifications are being sent for main track as well as other tracks as the corresponding reviews get completed.  Due to vacation and holiday times in August, some reviews are delayed until TPC members are back. We are following up and will get the notifications sent out as soon as possible.  
++We have extended the registration and camera-ready deadline to accommodate the late notifications.  For those who have received or will receive their notifications shortly, please complete your required procedures as soon as you can.  We are all under time constraints. 

Our Sponsors

Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI)


Microsoft Research 

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Coming soon.