Call for DEMOS

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


(NEW Proposal Submission Deadline: January 30, 2011)


The 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2011) is to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art in collaboration environments, their modeling and simulation, design and use, applications, and their impact. The Conference will be held on May 23-27, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Real experimentation has proven to be a fundamental methodology to evaluate collaboration technologies and systems. Early prototyping is an outstanding way to understand real user requirements and help adoption of technologies by the mass market. In addition, demo sessions showing tools and real-systems prototypes at work will naturally complement the technical sessions, thus stimulating discussions among attendees.

As in every year, the CTS 2011 Conference will feature state-of-the-art set of demo presentations and experiential showcases. The CTS 2011 Organizing Committee invites proposals and ideas for demos to be held in conjunction with the Conference. Topics may cover different levels, ranging from introductory to highly advanced. Demos will address relevant subject areas within collaboration. Typically, 30-minute demos are planned but others may be considered. Proposals will be evaluated by members of the Organizing Committee.

If you are interested in presenting a demo at this meeting or you have an idea for a demo you would like to see offered please contact the Demos Co-Chairs.

TOPICS INCLUDE (but are not limited to):

All CTS related topics.


We invite you to prepare an abstract following the proposed templates below. Please submit your abstract by email to the Co-Chairs (make sure that the subject of the e-mail says "CTS 2011 Demos Submission." The abstracts of accepted demo proposals will be disseminated to the wider CTS 2011 community and included in the conference proceedings. Hence we invite you to prepare the abstracts with care.

A proposal to present a demo should contain the following information:

    • Demo Title

    • Full Name(s), Affiliation(s) and Contact Information of the Instructor(s)

    • Keywords from the list of topics in the Conference Call (up to 6)

    • Extended Abstract (500-1000 words or 2-4 pages) detailing (a) the technical subject, (b) its importance and originality, (c) its relevance and benefits to CTS 2011 attendees, and (d) demo objectives

    • Demo detailed Outline in a medium level of granularity including sections and subsections as well as bibliography (as applicable)

    • Intended audience profile and prerequisites (if any)

    • Expected duration of the demo. Typically, 30-minute demos are planned but others will be considered.

    • Expected demo format. (i.e., talks, or talks + demo, etc.)

    • Audio/Visual requirements

    • Biography of the Instructor(s) (100-200 words)

If the demo or its earlier version has been given before, please indicate those respective events in full, dates, and content. This is an important requirement.

Authors of all accepted demos will be invited to provide an updated final DEMO EXTENDED ABSTRACT (up to 3 pages) describing the demo features. Demo Extended Abstracts will be included in the Conference proceedings.

Important Dates

For information or questions about demos, please contact Demos Co-Chairs

  • Alessandra Agostini, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy,

  • David Coleman, Collaborative Strategies, CA, USA,

  • Marlon Pierce, Indiana University, Indiana, USA,

the Conference’s organizers, or consult the Conference’s web site at URL: