International Workshop on Culture and Collaboration Technologies
Call for Papers and Participation
Paper Submission Deadline: July 29, 2016 - Extended
Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters
SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
In businesses, academia, education, and government settings, people increasingly must collaborate with people from other cultural or ethnic groups. Corporations have been establishing global teams that allow them to take advantage of expertise no matter where in the world it is located. Outsourcing continues to be on the rise, requiring interactions between U.S.-based members of a firm and the outsourcing locations, for instance. In education, there are many attempts to provide international experiences through distance education, satellite campuses, and educational chatrooms. And at home, people are now socializing with members of other cultures in chatrooms, bboards, social networks, and online multiplayer games.
Studies suggest that these cross-cultural and multi-lingual interactions often are problematic, due to differences in expectations, communication styles, preferences for different technologies, and many other factors. The goal of this workshop is to bring together those interested in bridging cultural differences in collaborative technologies to discuss the problems that arise in intercultural collaboration and how technology might help solve these problems.
This workshop on Culture and Collaboration Technologies will focus on how cultural and ethnic factors influence the design, use and evaluation of collaboration technologies. The goal is to bring together researchers interested in cultural issues from academic, industry, and government communities.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
Studies of cultural differences in collaboration processes
Studies of collaboration problems in multi-cultural groups and teams
New collaborative tools or environments to support multi-cultural collaboration
New methods, techniques or technologies for studying multi-cultural collaboration
Cultural and ethnic factors in social networks and media
Cross-cultural applications design and usability
Mobility and Culture
You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to culture and collaboration technologies and systems. 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 http://cts2016.cisedu.info/1-call-for-papers/call-for-posters 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 https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=culturects2016. 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 - Extended
Acceptance Notification: ----------------------------- August 19, 2016
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ----- September 02, 2016
Conference Dates: ----------------------------------- October 31 - November 04, 2016
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.
(* Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)
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: http://cts2016.cisedu.info/ or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.