Doctoral Colloquium

Call for Doctoral Dissertation Colloquium Abstracts

The 2014 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems

(CTS 2014)

May 19-23, 2014

The Commons Hotel

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

(Abstract Submission Extended Deadline: February 24, 2014)


The 2014 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2014) is to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art in collaborative enterprises, their modeling and simulation, design and use, and their impact. The conference will include a session for student doctoral work presentations.

The CTS Doctoral Colloquium is intended to bring together PhD students working on CTS related topics, to provide them a friendly forum and an opportunity to present, discuss and illustrate their ongoing research in a constructively critical and informal atmosphere, to obtain valuable feedback from conference attendees, particularly senior researchers and experts in the field. Additionally, the colloquium is meant to facilitate the interaction and collaboration with other researchers. Doctoral students who have not defended their thesis before CTS 2014 are invited to participate in the CTS Doctoral Colloquium. Students at various stages of their PhD program are encouraged to submit their work, either as full papers or as extended abstracts. Students presenting their work at CTS 2014 may apply for Student Travel Grant that we hope to make available (tentative) as posted on the CTS 2014 web site.

TOPICS INCLUDE (but are not limited to):

All CTS related topics


Students interested in participating in the CTS Doctoral Colloquium are requested to submit an extended abstract between 2-4 pages (written in English, in the posted IEEE format, single-spaced, double-column, including figures, tables, and references) with the following: title, name, affiliation and contact information; name of dissertation adviser(s); an introduction to the research (problem definition, research motivations, background and literature review); method used and proposed solution (idea, existing and planned proposals, innovative aspects of the solution); current status of the research and expected results; plans to complete the research; and expected contributions. Include up to 6 keywords from the topics list. Add “Doctoral Dissertation Colloquium Extended Abstract” under the title, author and affiliation.

Students should also provide a reference letter by their dissertation adviser. Paper and letter should be sent electronically as WORD and pdf documents to Dissertation Colloquium Co-Chairs as email attachments. Include a note stating how you expect to benefit from attending the Doctoral Colloquium.

Contributions will be reviewed and selected based on quality, relevance, and research phase. The selection process will focus on opportunity to benefit from participation, rather than finished research. All accepted doctoral abstracts are required to be presented and will be included in the conference proceedings.


For information or questions about the Doctoral Dissertation Colloquium, please contact the Doctoral Dissertation Colloquium Co-Chairs:

  • Steinar Kristoffersen, Østfold University College, Norway

Phone: +47 22 85 24 09


  • Mohamed Hefeida, University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois, USA

Phone: +1 312-996-6007


  • Stacey Scott, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada

Phone: +1 519-888-4567 x32236


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