Call for Panels

The 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems
(CTS 2011)

May 23-27, 2011
The Sheraton University City Hotel
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

(Proposal Submission Deadline: January 30, 2011)

The 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2011) 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.  

What to Submit 
We solicit panel proposals on hot and controversial topics by leading experts on the subject of collaboration computing systems and technologies.  A proposal should focus on a specific topic of current or emerging interest.  They should be provocative, 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. 
  • 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.  

Important Dates
Proposal Submission Deadline January 30, 2011
 Notification of Acceptance February 15, 2011
 Camera-ready Abstract & Registration March 8, 2011
 Conference Dates May 23 - 27, 2011

For information or questions about panels, please contact Panels Co-Chairs 
  • Wolfgang Prinz
              Fraunhofer FIT, Augustin, Germany
              Phone:  +49 2241 142 730
              Fax:       +49 2241 142 084
  • Carlos Castillo
              Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain
              Phone:  +34 93
183 8842
              Fax:       +34 93


  • Susan Gasson
              The i School, College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University, PA, USA
              Phone:  +1 215 895-6398
              Fax:       +1 215 895-2494

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