Symposia, Workshops & Sessions

Call for Symposia, Workshops and Special Sessions

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: November 25, 2010)

The 12th International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2011) Organizing Committee invites proposals for symposia, workshops and special sessions to be held in conjunction with the CTS 2011 Conference.  

Symposia, workshops and special sessions provide an opportunity for researchers to present results and participate in focused discussions of timely topics on various areas of collaboration computing systems and technologies.  They are to establish a common understanding of a certain aspect, to share experiences, to foster research communities, to learn from each other, to identify open problems and/or to explore future directions of research.

A symposium will typically go for more than one day.  A workshop will typically be a full day (10-16 papers).  A special session will typically have 4-6 papers.  Symposia, workshops and special sessions may also have invited speakers, panels, or forums.  Symposia, workshops and special sessions will be fully refereed and their accepted papers will be published as part of the CTS 2011 proceedings.

The symposia, workshops and special sessions are considered part of the overall CTS Conference and hence included in the Conference’s registration.  For each symposium, workshop or special session, at least one organizer must commit to attending and running the respective symposium, workshop or special session.  

Requirements for submission of a Symposium, Workshop or Special Session proposal:
  • Title of the symposium, workshop or special session.
  • A brief technical description of the symposium, workshop or special session, identification of specific technical issues/topics, focus, and motivations / justification of its timeliness.  
  • Instructions for paper submission and a description of the review process.  
  • The names, postal addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of the proposed (symposium, workshop, special session) organizing committee.  This committee should consist of appropriate number of members knowledgeable in the technical issues to be addressed by the symposium, workshop or special session.  
  • Primary contact(s) of the organizing committee.
  • Estimated number of participants, length, and important dates of the symposium/ workshop/ special session. 
  • The means of publicity and soliciting participation that will be pursued.   
  • Any resources that may be required, such as two days, one day or half day symposium, workshop, special session, expected room size, whether a panel setup is needed, an invited speaker, etc.  
  • Information about the previous edition of the symposium/workshop/special session (if any): attendance, number of papers submitted, number of papers accepted.  
All proposals should be submitted by electronic mail as a .doc attachment.  Samples of previous proposals can be found on the CTS 2010 web site at under the Workshops and Special Sessions menus.

Important Dates to observe will be: 
 Proposal Submission Deadline no later thanNovember 25, 2010
 Proposal Acceptance Notification DeadlineDecember 1, 2010
Symposium/Workshop /Special Session Program, TOC and Chair Message DueFebruary 15, 2011
Symposium/Workshop /Special Session Final Camera-ready Manuscripts and Registration DueMarch 8, 2011
 Conference DatesMay 23 - 27, 2011

It is necessary that the symposium, workshop, or special session organizers develop a strong program, communicate with contributors and conference organizers in a timely fashion, and ensure the success of the track.  

For further information or questions, please consult the Conference web site at URL:

or contact one of the Conference's Symposia, Workshops and Special Sessions Co-Chairs:
  • Yuri Demchenco, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands ,
  • Hilda Tellioglu, Vienna University of Technology, Austria,

or the Conference’s General Co-Chairs:
Geoffrey C. Fox

Waleed W. Smari