Irvine, California

The 2008 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and
Systems (CTS 2008)


Special Session on Visualization and Collaboration

May 19-23, 2008
The Hyatt Regency Irvine
Irvine, California, USA

Submission Deadline: January 7, 2008

Brief Description:

In many collaborative situations, multiple distributed users
simultaneously interact with and analyze complex information while
sharing their results with others. It is through such collaboration
that multiple users bring their expertise to bear on a particular
problem to analyze incomplete information and reach collaborative
decisions. Such collaboration is far more effective when users
collaborate by interacting with meaningful visualizations that
accurately depict shared information. Visualizations must present
information in a manner that is easily understood by individuals with
different expertise and perspectives on the problem at hand. Users must
be able to interact with the visualization to highlight or manipulate
information in a natural way that is readily observed by other

This special session on Visualization and Collaboration - to be held as
part of the 2008 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies
and Systems (CTS'08) - will focus on visualization and its role in
collaboration. The objective is to highlight key issues and solutions
for interactive visualization in a collaborative environment. We invite
original contributions from researchers and practitioners in academia,
government, and industry in this emerging visualization specialty.

Topics of Interest include (but are not limited to):

o Collaborative visualization architectures, technologies, or
o Visualization for managing collaborative environments
o Unique challenges in collaborative visualization
o Collaborative visualization solutions or applications
o Web-based collaborative visualization
o Visualization in collaborative decision making and support

Instructions for Authors:

Authors are invited to submit original papers to the special session
organizer by January 7, 2008. Electronic (pdf) submissions are
encouraged and should be sent to [email protected]. For
other review electronic formats, please check with the organizer.
Papers submitted for review should not exceed 10 pages in IEEE
single-spaced, double-column format. Include up to 6 keywords and an
abstract of no more than 350 words. Submissions should also include the
title, authors name, affiliation, e-mail address, fax number and postal
address. In case of multiple authors, an indication of which author is
responsible for correspondence should also be included. If accepted,
the final manuscript will follow the CTS 2008 format that is available
on the conference Web site at

Consistent with standard practice, each submitted paper will receive a
minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their
originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of
presentation. Initial selection will be based on full papers.

Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to
register and present the paper, once accepted. All accepted papers are
required to be presented and will be included in the conference

Special Session Organizer:

Timothy M. Jacobs
Stanfield Systems, Inc.
718 Sutter Street, Suite 108
Folsom, CA 95630
Voice: (916) 608-8006
Fax: (916) 608-0657
Email: [email protected]

Important Dates:

Paper Submission Deadline January 7, 2008
Notification of Acceptance February 8, 2008
Registration & Camera-Ready Paper Due March 3, 2008

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