Call for Demos

Call for DEMOS 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 to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art in collaboration environments, their modeling and simulation, design and use, applications, and their impact. The Conference will be held on October 31 - November 04, 2016 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Real experimentation has proven to be a fundamental methodology to evaluate collaboration technologies and systems. Early prototyping is an outstanding way to understand real user requirements and help adoption of technologies by the mass market. In addition, demo sessions showing tools, case studies, proofs of concepts, and real-systems prototypes at work will naturally complement the technical sessions, thus stimulating discussions among attendees.

As in every year, the CTS 2016 Conference will feature state-of-the-art set of demo presentations and experiential showcases. The CTS 2016 Organizing Committee invites proposals and ideas for demos to be held in conjunction with the Conference. Topics may cover different levels, ranging from introductory to highly advanced. Demos will address relevant subject areas within collaboration. Typically, 30-minute demos are planned but others may be considered. Proposals will be evaluated by members of the Organizing Committee.

If you are interested in presenting a demo at this meeting or you have an idea for a demo you would like to see offered, please contact the Demos Co-Chairs.

TOPICS INCLUDE (but are not limited to):

All CTS related topics.


We invite you to prepare an abstract following the proposed template below. Please submit your abstract by email to the Co-Chairs (make sure that the subject of the e-mail says "CTS 2016 Demos Submission." The abstracts of accepted demo proposals will be disseminated to the wider CTS 2016 community and included in the conference proceedings. Hence we invite you to prepare the abstracts with care.

A proposal to present a demo at CTS 2016 should contain the following information:

  • Demo Title

  • Full Name(s), Affiliation(s) and Contact Information of the Instructor(s)

  • Keywords from the list of topics in the Conference Call (up to 6)

  • Extended Abstract (500-1000 words or 2-4 pages) detailing (a) the technical subject, (b) its importance and originality, (c) its relevance and benefits to CTS 2016 attendees, and (d) demo objectives

  • Demo detailed Outline in a medium level of granularity including sections and subsections as well as bibliography (as applicable)

  • Intended audience profile and prerequisites (if any)

  • Expected duration of the demo. Typically, 30-minute demos are planned but others will be considered.

  • Expected demo format. (i.e., talks, or talks + demo, etc.)

  • Audio/Visual requirements

  • Biography of the Instructor(s) (100-200 words) with photo(s)

If the demo or its earlier version has been given before, please indicate those respective events in full (name, dates, and content.) This is an important requirement.

Authors of all accepted demos will be invited to provide an updated final DEMO EXTENDED ABSTRACT (up to 3 pages) describing the demo features. Demo Extended Abstracts will be included in the Conference proceedings.


For information or questions about demos, please contact Demos Co-Chairs:

Shah Rukh Humayoun

University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 631 205 2808


Ricky J. Sethi

Fitchburg State University, Massachusetts, USA

Phone: +1 978.665.3703


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