6th International Workshop on Cloud Services and Web Technologies for Collaboration

(CSWC 2016)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of

The 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems

(CTS 2016) or

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Paper Submission Deadline: July 29, 2016

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


Recent technology directions have highlighted the remarkable commercial developments in the cloud arena combined with a suite of Web technologies around mashups, gadgets and social networking. These technologies have clear relevance to collaborative systems and sensor grids that involve evolution of grid architectures to clouds or to fresh approaches such as social networking for building virtual organizations. This workshop explores this area and invites exploratory papers as well as mature research contributions.

CSWC Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Clouds and Web Technologies to Support Collaboration and Shared Services and Activities

  • Architectures and Platforms for Business through Collaboration, Data Management and Workflows

  • Models for Managing Clouds of Clouds, including Inter-networking

  • Mobile clouds -- Architectures, Performance, Applications

  • Clouds and Web Solutions to Support People, Product & Process

  • Collaborative Cloud Services and Applications

  • Relation between Grids and Clouds in their application to Sensors Systems for Collaboration

  • Data driven applications and use of emerging technologies like Mashups, Gadgets and Hadoop

  • Clouds for Social Networking and Virtual Organizations

  • Sensors, Internet of Things and Clouds for Collaborative Activities and Work

  • Web Services & Technologies for Collaborative Work and Applications

  • Performance and Experiences using Web and Cloud Technologies for Collaboration

  • Security, Privacy, and Trust issues in Clouds and Web Collaboration

  • MapReduce

  • Virtualization

  • Interoperability and Standardization

  • e-Science

  • Supply Chain Collaboration and Inventory Tracking


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Cloud services and Web technologies for Collaboration, distributed sensing and related topics. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters (please specify). For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the workshop EasyChair paper submission site at Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the submission form's Notes field.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the CTS 2016 conference to present the paper at the workshop.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2016 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the organizers.


Paper Submission Deadline: ------------------------- July 29, 2016

Acceptance Notification: ----------------------------- August 19, 2016

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ----- September 02, 2016

Conference Dates: ----------------------------------- October 31 - November 04, 2016


Geoffrey C. Fox

Community Grids Laboratory, Indiana University

501 N Morton, Suite 224

Bloomington IN 47404, USA

Phone: +1 812-856-7977

Fax: +1 812-856-1537


Mohsen Amini Salehi

School of Computing and Informatics

University of Louisiana Lafayette

301 E. Lewis Street, James R. Oliver Hall, Room 225

Lafayette, LA 70503, USA

Phone: +1 337-482-5708

Fax: +1 337-


International Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2016 and will be published as part of the CTS 2016 Proceedings.

  • Pelin Angin, Purdue University, IN, USA

  • Rodrigo N. Calheiros, The University of Melbourne, Australia

  • Ernesto Damiani, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

  • Javier Diaz-Montes, Rutgers University, NJ, USA

  • Cherie Ding, Ryerson University, ON, Canada

  • Khalid Elgazzar, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA

  • Raed Karim, Ryerson University, Ontario, Canada

  • Attila Kertesz, MTA SZTAKI and University of Szeged, Hungary

  • Rajkumarr Kettimutu, Argonne National Lab and The University of Chicago, IL, USA

  • Suresh Marru, Indiana University, IN, USA

  • David Mason, Ryerson University, Ontario, Canada

  • Mahmoud Naghibzadeh, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

  • Hidemoto Nakada, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

  • Leandro Navarro Moldes, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

  • Ioan Petri, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, U.K.

  • Houbing Song, West Virginia University, WV, USA

  • Rafael Tolosana-Calasanz, University of Zaragoza, Spain

  • Luis M. Vaquero, Hewlett-Packard Labs, U.K.

  • Yandong Wang, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, NY, USA

  • Wenjun Wu, BeiHang University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA), Beijing, China

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.

October 31 - November 04, 2016

The Florida Hotel and Conference Center

Orlando, Florida, USA