The 4th International Workshop on Collaboration and Virtual Environments


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: August 01, 2016 - Extended

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


Research on and applications involving collaboration in virtual environments are constantly growing in many areas of human activity, including collaborative analysis, design, development, testing, operation, production, evaluation, education, training, simulation, research, social networking, and entertainment. Characteristic to such applications is a shared computer-generated medium (virtual world) that allows for involvement and interaction of participants that may be distributed over large geographical distances. With the ongoing rapid advances in computer technology, we anticipate that collaboration in virtual environments and related research will play an increasingly more substantial role in the landscape of computer-supported cooperative work, education, and entertainment.

The CoVE-2016 workshop on Collaboration in Virtual Environments – to be held as part of the 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS-2016) – will focus on the human-computer interaction and software engineering research and design aspects of collaboration in various types of virtual worlds, for example in 2D and 3D simulations and games, or CAVE and other VR systems. Relevant new applications, case studies, and experiments are also actively sought after by the workshop. We invite original contributions on these topics from researchers in academia, research laboratories, the computer industry, and the users’ community. Our goal is to provide a dedicated refereed collaborative virtual environments (CVE) workshop and forum for exchanging ideas that fosters closer interaction among researchers from numerous relevant disciplines, including human-computer interaction, software engineering, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, computer architecture, communication networks, distributed processing, visual arts, music, multimedia creation, industrial design, education, business administration and management, information technology, cognitive science, psychology, sociology, and anthropology.

CoVE Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Human-Computer Interaction Techniques and Tools for CVEs

  • User Interface Designs for CVEs

  • Universal Accessibility in CVEs

  • Usability Testing and Evaluation of CVEs

  • Ethnography and Field Studies on CVEs

  • Software Specification, Design, and Implementation of CVEs

  • Software Engineering Processes and Tools for CVEs Development

  • CVE Architectures

  • Immersive Technologies

  • Multi-user and distributed Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality Systems

  • Network Communications for Distributed CVEs

  • Database Design for CVEs

  • Agent-based CVEs

  • Adaptive and Learning CVEs

  • Graphics and Visualizations in CVEs

  • CVE for Sustainability

  • Project Management and Workflows in CVEs

  • Metrics and Measurements for CVEs

  • Hardware Devices and Hardware Integration in CVEs

  • CVEs Applications, Case Studies, and Experiments in: Industry, Business, Education, Learning, Training, Modeling and Simulation, Scientific Research, Medicine, Emergency and Crisis Management, Teleconferencing, Teledemocracy, Online Communities, Home Supervision, Games, Sports, Entertainment, and other areas.


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to collaboration in virtual environments, virtual reality 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: ------------------------- August 01, 2016 - Extended

Acceptance Notification: ----------------------------- August 15, 2016

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

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


Sergiu Dascalu

Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering

University of Nevada - Reno

1664 N. Virginia St., MS 171

Reno, NV, 89557, USA

Phone: +1 (775) 784-4613


Vic Grout

Glyndwr University, Plas Coch Campus

Mold Road, Wrexham, North Wales, U.K.

Phone: +44 (0) 1978 293 203


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.

  • Cesar Alberto Collazos, University of Cauca, Columbia

  • Rafael Corchuelo, University of Sevilla, Spain

  • Stuart Cunningham, Glyndwr University, Wales, U.K.

  • Liliana Dobrica, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

  • Frederick C. Harris, Jr., University of Nevada - Reno, NV, USA

  • Nicolae Herndon, Kansas State University, KS, USA

  • J. Adam Jones, Clemson University, SC, USA

  • Gordon Lee, San Diego State University, CA, USA

  • Cristina Luca, Anglia Ruskin University, England, U.K.

  • Muhanna Muhanna, Princess Sumaya University of Technology, Jordan

  • Luciana Nedel, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

  • Juan Quiroz, Sunway University, Malaysia

  • Claudia Raibulet, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

  • Carlos Rivero, University of Sevilla, Spain

  • Cristian Alexandru Rusu, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Spain

  • William Sawyerr, Anglia Ruskin University, England, U.K.

  • Sharad Sharma, Bowie State University, MD, USA

  • Pierre Tiako, Langston University, OK, USA

  • Stefan Trausan-Matu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

  • Yaakov Varol, University of Nevada - Reno, NV, USA

  • Maria Virvou, University of Piraeus, Greece

  • Christoph Wunck, Jade University of Applied Sciences, Germany

  • Lei Yang, University of Nevada - Reno, NV, USA

  • Ying Zhu, Georgia State University, GA, USA

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