Hugh Gene Loebner

  The AISB were sad to learn last week of the passing of philanthropist and inventor Hugh Gene Loebner PhD, who died peacefully in his home in New York at the age of 74.  Hugh was founder and sponsor of The Loebner Prize, an an...


AI Europe 2016

  Partnership between AISB and AI Europe 2016: Next December 5th and 6th in London, AI Europe will bring together the European AI eco-system by gathering new tools and future technologies appearing in professional fields for th...


AISB convention 2017

  In the run up to AISB2017 convention (, I've asked Joanna Bryson, from the organising team, to answer few questions about the convention and what comes with it. Mohammad Majid...


Harold Cohen

Harold Cohen, tireless computer art pioneer dies at 87   Harold Cohen at the Tate (1983) Aaron image in background   Harold Cohen died at 87 in his studio on 27th April 2016 in Encintias California, USA.The first time I hear...


Dancing with Pixies?...

At TEDx Tottenham, London Mark Bishop (the former chair of the Society) demonstrates that if the ongoing EU flagship science project - the 1.6 billion dollar "Human Brain Project” - ultimately succeeds in understanding all as...


Computerised Minds. ...

A video sponsored by the society discusses Searle's Chinese Room Argument (CRA) and the heated debates surrounding it. In this video, which is accessible to the general public and those with interest in AI, Olly's Philosophy Tube ...


Connection Science

All individual members of The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour have a personal subscription to the Taylor Francis journal Connection Science as part of their membership. How to Acce...



AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: "Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Work sharing", 15-18 Oct 2011, USA

7th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Work sharing - Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society (pending), Create-Net and the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering

Over the last two decades, many organizations and individuals have relied on electronic collaboration between distributed teams of humans, computer applications, and/or autonomous robots to achieve higher productivity and produce joint products that would have been impossible to develop without the contributions of multiple collaborators. Technology has evolved from standalone tools, to open systems supporting collaboration in multi-organizational settings, and from general purpose tools to specialized collaboration grids. Future collaboration solutions that fully realize the promises of electronic collaboration require advancements in networking, technology and systems, user interfaces and interaction paradigms, and interoperation with application-specific components and tools.

The Seventh International Conference on Collaborative Computing (CollaborateCom 2011) will continue to serve as a premier international forum for discussion among academic and industrial researchers, practitioners, and students interested in collaborative networking, technology and systems, and applications.

*        Architectures, protocols, and enabling technologies for
computing networks and systems
*        Autonomic computing and quality of services in collaborative
systems, and applications
*        Collaboration in pervasive and cloud computing environments
*        Collaborative e-education, e-learning, and collaborative
computing in
large scale digital libraries
*        Collaborative mobile networks and infrastructures
*        Collaborative technologies for fast creation and deployment of new
mobile services
*        Collaborative, location-aware mobile systems/applications
*        Collaboration techniques in data-intensive computing and cloud
*        Collaborative sensor networks, unmanned air and ground vehicle
& applications
*        Collaborative, context-aware infrastructure
*        Collaborative social networks & web-based collaboration
*        Computer supported collaborative work with distributed systems
*        Distributed collaborative workflows
*        Data management and middleware support for collaborative information
*        Energy management for collaborative networks
*        Group-driven composition of systems from components
*        Human/robot collaboration
*        Human-centric ubiquitous collaboration
*        Methodologies and tools for design and analysis of collaborative
*        Models & mechanisms for real-time collaboration
*        Multi-agent technology and software technologies for collaborative
networking and applications
*        Peer-to-peer and overlay networks, systems, & applications
*        P2P platforms for supporting collaboration
*        Security, privacy and trust management in collaborative networks,
systems, and applications
*        Simulation, performance evaluation, experiments, and case studies of
collaborative networks and applications
*        Software design, testing, and experimentation technology for
collaborative networking and applications
*        Theoretical aspects of distributed collaboration
*        Theoretical foundations and algorithms for collaborative networks,
applications, and worksharing
*        Tools for collaborative decision making processes
*        Trustworthy collaborative business processing in virtual
*        Visualization techniques, interaction devices and visual
languages for
collaborative networks and applications
*        Web services technologies and service-oriented architectures for
collaborative networking and applications
*        Workflow management for collaborative networks/systems

PAPERS: We invite original research papers that have not been previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere.
Contributions addressing all areas related to collaborative networking, technology and systems, and applications are solicited. The submitted manuscript should closely reflect the final paper as it will appear in the Proceedings. Submitted papers should be 10 pages in two-column IEEE proceeding format.
POSTERS: The conference will include a poster session that highlights recent and on-going research, experiments, and provocative ideas that have not been published elsewhere. Poster submissions will be reviewed and one page summaries of accepted posters will appear in the conference proceedings.
WORKSHOPS: Proposals for half-day or full day workshops that focus on CollaborateCom 2011 related themes are solicited. Workshop proposals should be at most five pages, including a biographical sketch of each instructor, and submitted to the Workshop Chairs. Proposals will be evaluated based on the expertise and experience of the organizers and the relevance and importance of the subject matter. Please refer to call for workshop proposals for details.
PANELS: Proposals for panel discussions that focus on future visions for collaborative networking, applications, and worksharing are preferred.
Potential panel organizers should submit a panel proposal of at most five pages, including biographical sketches of the proposed panellists to the Panel Chairs.
TUTORIALS: Proposals for full and half-day tutorials are solicited.
Tutorials are intended to enhance the technical program, and as such they should be relevant to collaborative computing, networking, worksharing, and applications. Potential tutorial presenters should submit a tutorial proposal of at most three pages, including: description of potential audience and background knowledge expected from the audience, if any; tutorial description; biographical sketch of presenter(s).
SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: All paper, poster, panel, and workshop submissions will be handled electronically. Please visit the conference website for detailed submission requirements and procedures.
PUBLICATION: All submitted papers and posters will be rigorously reviewed by technical program committee members and the reviewers they invite. All accepted papers will made available in IEEE Xplore. Approval has been granted for a special issue on CollaborateCom'11 to be published on ACM/Springer MOBILE NETWORKS & APPLICATIONS (MONET). 4-6 papers on the themes related to MONET will be selected for publication on this issue.
Other Journal venues are being pursued.


General Chairs:
Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, CSIRO, Australia James Joshi, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Technical Program Chairs:
Calton Pu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA James Caverlee, Texas A&M University, USA

Panels Chairs:
Ling Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA Barbara Carminati, University of Insubria, Italy

Workshop Chairs:
Mohamed Eltoweissy, Pacific Northwest National Lab and Virginia Tech, USA Lotzi Boloni, University of Central Florida, USA

Industrial Chairs:
Venu Vasudevan, Motorala Mobilty, USA
Heri Ramampiaro, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Publicity Chair:
Heri Ramampiaro, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway Konstantinos Pelechrinis, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Publication Chair:
Surya Nepal, CSIRO, Australia

Local Arrangements Chair:
Damian Dechev, University of Central Florida, USA

Conference Coordinator:
Hugo Estrella ICST/EAI

Imrich Chlamtac (Chair), Create-Net, Italy Tao Zhang (Vice Chair), Telcordia Technologies, USA Ken Birman, Cornell University, USA Nim Cheung, Telcordia Technologies, USA Arun Iyengar, IBM T.J. Watson, USA Pradeep Khosla, Carnegie Mellon Univ., USA Ling Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA James Joshi, University of Pittsburgh, USA


April 15, 2011
Workshop and tutorial proposals due

June 24, 2011
Paper submission deadline

July 1, 2011
Posters and panel proposals deadline

August 14, 2011
Notification of acceptance

August 30, 2011
Camera-ready versions due