Workshop 03- AC

International Workshop on Adaptive Collaboration

(AC 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 4, 2011


Adaptation is a special property of human beings as highly intelligent creatures. It is also an emerging requirement for contemporary collaboration-related and computer-based applications, such as Services Computing (SC) systems, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) systems, Man-Machine (MM) systems, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) systems, Sensor Network (SN) systems, Social Networks (SN) and production systems. Adaptive Collaboration (AC) is to provide general methodologies and mechanisms to support adaptability of collaboration so as to improve the group performance of collaboration. Adaptive collaboration is significantly challenging. For instance, user/agent modelling, user/agent information acquisition, environment information acquisition, group structures, role/task models, user/agent evaluation, and dynamic role/task assignment must be addressed in order to facilitate adaptive collaboration. The workshop will present techniques, methodologies, algorithms, system integrations, and architectures issues related to Adaptive Collaboration.

The Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Adaptation Methods & Techniques

    • Adaptive Computing

    • Adaptive Group Structures

    • Adaptive Networks for Collaboration

    • Adaptive Services

    • Adaptive Man-Machine Systems

    • Adaptation Languages

    • Adaptive User Interfaces

    • Agent Adaptation

    • Infrastructures for Adaptive Collaboration

    • Support for Adaptive Collaboration

    • Adaptive Social Networks

    • Dynamic Role/Task Assignment

    • Environnent Information Acquisition

    • Group Performance Models

    • Group Performance Models

    • Role Models for Adaptation

    • Role-Based Adaptation

    • Role-Based Collaboration

    • Role Engine Design for Adaptive Collaboration

    • Role/Task Models

    • User/Agent Evaluation

    • User/Agent Modeling

    • User/Agent Information Acquisition

    • Adaptive Collaborative Learning

    • Adaptive Supply Chains and Logistics

    • Adaptive Production Systems

    • Adaptation for e-Business Processes and Operations

    • Application and Extension of the e-CARGO Model


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Adaptive Collaboration. 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 Workshop organizer at or

Only PDF files will be accepted, sent by email to the workshop organizer. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, 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 workshop.

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 workshop organizer.

Important Dates


Haibin Zhu

Nipissing University

100 College Drive

North Bay, ON P1B8L7, Canada

Phone: +1(705)474-3450 ext 4434

Fax: +1(705)474-1947


International Program Committee:

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

    • Giacomo Cabri Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

    • Henri F. Eberspacher Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Brazil

    • Luca Ferrari Independent Researcher, Italy

    • Bill Gruver Intelligent Robotics Corp., British Columbia, Canada

    • Keith Harrison-Broninski Role Modellers Ltd, UK

    • Michelle Joab Université Montpellier 2, France

    • Shin-Jie Lee National Central University, Taiwan

    • Xinjun Mao National Univ. of Defense Technology, China

    • Vincent T. Y. Ng The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

    • Alexandros Paramythis Johannes Kepler University, Austria

    • Shaohua Teng Guangdong University of Technology, China

    • Gerhard Weber University of Education Freiburg, Germany

    • Stephan Weibelzahl National College of Ireland, Ireland

    • Bin Xu Zhejiang Gongshang University, China

    • Haiping Xu University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, MA, USA

    • Yu Zhang Trinity University, TX, USA

    • MengChu Zhou New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ, USA

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