Session 01- WEB 2.0 CTC

Special Session on Web 2.0 and Cloud Technology for Collaboration

(WEB 2.0 CTC 2011)


As part of

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

May 23 - 27, 2011

The Sheraton University City Hotel

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Extended Submission Deadline: February 5, 2011


Recent technology directions have highlighted the remarkable commercial developments in the cloud arena combined with a suite of Web 2.0 technologies around mashups, gadgets and social networking. These have clear relevance to collaborative systems and sensor grids that involve evolution of grid architectures to clouds or to fresh approaches such as social networking to building virtual organizations. This special session explores this area and invites exploratory papers as well as mature research contributions.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

    • Performance and experience using clouds and Web 2.0 to support sensors or collaboration

    • Relation of Grids and Clouds in their application to sensors or collaboration

    • Data driven applications and use of emerging technologies like Mashups, gadgets and Hadoop

    • Social Networking and Virtual Organizations

    • Security and Trust issues in Clouds and Web 2.0

Submission Instructions:

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Web 2.0 and Cloud technologies for Collaboration, distributed sensing and related topics. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 450 words. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. 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 via email to the special session organizers via email to or

Only PDF files will be accepted, sent by email to the special session organizers. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, contributions, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the special session.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2011 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 accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the special session organizers.

Important Dates

Workshop Organizers:

Geoffrey Fox and Marlon Pierce

501 N Morton, Suite 224

Community Grids Laboratory

Indiana University

Bloomington IN 47404, USA

Emails: ,

Technical Program Committee *:

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2011.

    • Mark L. Green, Tech-X Corporation, CO, USA

    • Suresh Marru, Indiana University, IN, USA

    • Ioan Raicu, University of Chicago, IL, USA

    • Choonhan Youn, San Diego Supercomputer Center, CA, USA

    • TBA

(* This is a partial TPC which will be confirmed and completed 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: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs: Geoffrey C. Fox at and Waleed W. Smari at