Call for Panels

Call for Panel Proposals

The 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems
(CTS 2016)

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

(Proposal Submission Deadline:  July 11, 2016)

The 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2016) is an exciting forum that brings together scientists and researchers from academia as well as managers and engineers from industry and government organizations to meet and exchange ideas and recent work on all aspects of Collaboration computing systems and Technologies, their design and use, their roles and impact, and their applications. The conference will consist of technical sessions, workshops and special sessions, tutorials, demos, exhibits, doctoral dissertation colloquium, and panels. These will present original and fundamental research advances in the subject areas. Topics of interest include all aspects of collaboration and their technologies and application domains. Panel proposals may address a broad range of topics including people, clouds, sensors, social networks and analysis, language and culture, multimedia and visualization, collaborative robots and human-robot interaction, autonomous connected vehicles, e-learning, e-business, e-health, emergency response, knowledge management, decision making and support, global collaboration grids, P2P, multi-agent systems, collective intelligence, crowd sourcing, trust and cyber security, mobile clients and wireless interactions, Web 2.0 collaboration technologies, virtual environments, ubiquitous collaboration, wearable gadgets and tools, social innovation, user interfaces and related human and socio-technical collaboration issues. We welcome any relevant and timely subject. 

Panels are a great way to generate debate and raise provocative and new issues at CTS. We solicit panel proposals on hot, contemporary, visionary, innovative, or controversial topics by leading experts on the subject of collaboration computing systems and technologies or their applications areas. A proposal should focus on a specific topic of current or emerging interest. They should be provocative and innovative, informative, and exciting. A proposal should include the following information: 
  • Panel's topic and title
  • Panel organizer's name, affiliation, and contact information
  • Panelists' names, affiliation, contact information, and biographies
  • A one-page abstract that clearly describes the panel purpose and scope as well as main ideas and format.
  • Position Statements from the panelists are also welcomed but not required at the proposal time.
Proposal Submission 
Please send the panel proposal via emails to the Panels Co-Chairs.  

Proposal Submission DeadlineJuly 11, 2016
 Notification of AcceptanceJuly 25, 2016
Camera-ready Abstract & Registration bySeptember 15, 2016 - Extended
 Conference DatesOctober 31 - November 04, 2016

For information or questions about panels, please contact Panels Co-Chairs 

Cynthia K. Pickering
  SFAZ Fellow, STEM Pathways
  Science Foundation Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  Phone: +1 480 745 9695
Eleanor Wynn
  Ronin Institute, Portland State University, Oregon, USA
  Phone: +1 

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