[Infovis] [Call for Papers] FGCS Special Issue on Advanced Technologies and Systems for collaboration

Keqin Wu - NOAA Affiliate keqin.wu at noaa.gov
Mon Mar 6 15:16:28 CET 2017

*Call for Papers*

*Future Generation Computer Systems*

*The International Journal of eScience*

*Special Issue on “Advanced Technologies and Systems for collaboration**”*

*Abstract Submission Deadline: **March 15, 2017*

*Full Manuscript Submission Deadline: **April 24, 2017*


The high development of Web technologies, pervasive and ubiquitous systems
and networks, highly distributed computing systems, and the availability of
massive amounts of data have been changing the field of computer supported
collaboration, particularly with the emergence of new capabilities and
forms of collaboration, as well as new challenges and issues.

The organizers of the International Conference on Collaboration
Technologies and Systems (CTS) are pleased to announce a special journal
issue that will be published in *Future Generation Computer Systems
This special issue seeks contributions from academia, industry and
governmental research labs on a broad spectrum of methodologies and
technologies, including ethnographically-based or field-based experiences,
that relate to cooperation, coordination, communication, and collaboration
at both the client and backend (cloud) levels. It invites contributions
aimed at a wide range of topics such as sensors, people, clouds, robots and
social networks, e-learning, e-business, e-health, emergency response,
knowledge management, decision making and support, global grids,
multi-agent systems, trust and cyber security, mobile clients, Web 2.0,
virtual environments, visualization, ubiquitous collaboration, user
interfaces and related human and socio-technical collaboration issues that
will provide a big picture of present and future trends in collaboration in
the “internet era.”

*Topics of interest include but are not limited to:*

• Frameworks and Methodologies for Collaboration

• Collaboration Enabling Technologies

• Architectures & Design of Collaboration Systems

• Platforms, Artifacts and Tools for Collaboration

• Coordination and Cooperation Mechanisms

• Interfaces for Collaborative Work

• Intelligent, Autonomous and Multi Agents in Collaboration

• Collaborative Enterprise Security & Access Control

• Role-based Models and Solutions

• Simulation of Collaboration Systems

• Cognitive and Psychological Issues in Collaboration

• Virtual Communities and Communities of Practice

• Group Characteristics and Social Factors

• Distributed Team Management and Issues

• Distributed Shared Design and Development

• Ontologies and Ethnographic Approaches

• Human-machine Collaboration and Interaction

• Awareness in Collaboration Systems

• Contextual and Situation-based Collaboration

• Visualization of Collaborative Processes & Applications

• Privacy-preserving Collaboration

• Grid and Cloud-based Collaboration Environments

• Web Infrastructure for Collaborative Applications

• Service Oriented Architectures for Collaboration

• Social Multimedia and Social Networks

• Mobile and Wireless Collaboration Systems

• Collaborative & Trustworthy Sensor Systems

• Socio-Technical Information Spaces

• Information Sharing, Exchange and Fusion in Collaborative Environments

• Collaborative Knowledge Management

• Collaborative Decision Making and Support

• Security in Untrusted & Adversarial Collaborative

Environments and Systems

• Business Networking

• Workflows in Collaborative Operations & Systems

• Shared Virtual Reality and Applications

• Collaborative Machines and Robots

•  Collaborative Learning and e-Science, Crowd Science

• Collaborative Open Innovation

• Collaboration and Shared Planning and Logistics

• Tele- and Collaborative Medicine and Healthcare

• Collaboration in Emergency Management and Response


Interested authors should send a *one- to two-page abstract* with title,
authors, affiliations, emails and contact information, and a statement of
their intent to submit a new manuscript or an extended version of their CTS
paper to this special issue by the due date. In case of an extended
version, please indicate clearly where the original work was published or
presented. The abstract should be sent as an email attachment to the Special
Issue Guest Editors using the email *cts16si at gmail.com <cts16si at gmail.com>*,
by *March 15, 2017*. Guest Editors replies to authors will be sent by *March
23, 2017**. *Only manuscripts of approved abstracts will be considered.

The submitted papers must be original and must not be under consideration
in any other venue. This Special Issue is open to all potential
contributors on the topics listed above. We additionally invite
contributors of the 2016 International Conference on Collaboration
Technologies and Systems to submit an extended version of their work. In
this case, there must be sufficient difference between work previously
reported in conference paper and the version submitted to the Journal for
the two works to be seen as separate works. As a rule of thumb, the journal
version must be updated by 30% or more (e.g., extended methodology, more
research results, new figures and or tables, etc.) and, hence, have a new

Papers must be submitted via *https://ees.elsevier.com/fgcs/

Manuscripts should not exceed 20 pages in length (12 point single space,
single-column, inclusive of figures and tables) and must be prepared for
publication according to the journal’s instructions
. Authors are recommended to use the Elsevier LaTeX class (
http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/elsarticle) to prepare
the manuscript. The number of pages of the submitted paper should be
related to the content of the paper: superfluous material is to be avoided.

Submitted papers will receive thorough reviews and evaluation. Papers will
be selected based on their originality, contributions, technical clarity
and presentation, language, significance to the readership of the Journal,
relevance to the special issue, and quality and significance of research
hypothesis, assertions, and conclusions.

*Important Dates:*

Abstract Submission deadline: ------------------------------- March 15, 2017

Guest Editors Reply: ------------------------------------------ March 23,

Paper submission due ------------------------------------------April 24,

Completion of first round of reviews: ----------------------- July 23, 2017

Revised first round manuscript due: ------------------------ August 23, 2017

Completion of second round of reviews: ------------------- October 22, 2017

Revised second round manuscript: -------------------------- November 21,

Final decision notification: ----------------------------------- December
15, 2017

Final version of the manuscript due: ------------------------ December 30,

Expected publication date ----------------------------------- Spring 2018

*Guest Editors:*

Domenico Potena, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy,
d.potena at univpm.it

Konstantinos Papangelis, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, PRC,
k.papangelis at xjtlu.edu.cn and k.papangelis at liverpool.ac.uk

Waleed W. Smari, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Ohio, USA,
smari at arys.org

Emanuele Storti, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy,
e.storti at univpm.it

Keqin Wu, IMSG group at NOAA, Maryland, USA, Keqin.Wu at noaa.gov

If you have any questions about abstract and paper submission or the special
issue, please contact the Guest Editors to *cts16si at gmail.c
<cts16si at gmail.com>**om*

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