Call for Tutorials

The 2014 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems

(CTS 2014)

May 19-23, 2014

The Commons Hotel

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

(Proposal Submission Deadline: February 21, 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 environments, their modeling and simulation, design and use, and their impact. The Conference will be held on May 19-23, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

As in every year, the Conference will feature state-of-the-art set of tutorial presentations. The CTS 2014 Organizing Committee invites proposals and ideas for tutorials to be held as part of the Conference. Topics may cover different levels, ranging from introductory to highly advanced skills but still accessible to a wide audience. All tutorials will address timely, important, and relevant subject areas within collaboration. Typically, 2-4 hour tutorials are planned but others will be considered. Proposals will be evaluated by members of the Organizing Committee.

If you are interested in presenting a tutorial at this conference or you have an idea for a tutorial you would like to see offered, please contact the Tutorials Co-Chairs.

TOPICS INCLUDE (but are not limited to):

All CTS related topics.


A proposal to present a tutorial should contain the following information:

  • Tutorial Title

  • Full Name(s), Affiliation(s) and Contact Information of the Instructor(s)

  • Extended Abstract (400-600 words) detailing (a) the technical subject, (b) its importance, (c) its relevance and benefits to CTS 2014 attendees, and (d) tutorial goals

  • Detailed tutorial outline in a medium level of granularity including sections and subsections as well as bibliography

  • Intended audience profile and prerequisites

  • Expected duration of the tutorial

  • Tutorial format. (i.e., talks, or talks + demo, etc.)

  • Biography of the Instructor(s) (100-200 words), photo(s) and web site(s)

  • Indication whether the submission of a tutorial paper (see below) is planned

If the tutorial or its earlier version has been given before, please indicate those respective events in full (dates, content, etc.). This is an important requirement.


Proposers of accepted tutorials are given the opportunity to submit a tutorial paper. The content of a tutorial paper must be based on the material covered by the tutorial and must not exceed 10 pages. The required format for the camera-ready submission is posted on the Conference Web site. The author kit containing templates for the required style can be found at the Conference’s web site at http://cts2014.cisedu.info or http://cisedu.us/rp/cts14.

Submitted tutorial papers will be reviewed by the Tutorials Chairs and members of the Organizing Committee prior to publication. The Conference organizers have the right to refuse publication of tutorial papers if, for example, the technical quality of the paper is insufficient or the content of the paper does not match the content of the tutorial. Tutorial papers will be published in the conference proceedings and will be disseminated through the Digital Library.


For information or questions about tutorials, please contact Tutorials Co-Chairs

  • Daniel Sonntag, DFKI, Saarland University, Germany

Phone: +49 681 857 75-5254

Fax: +49 681 857 75-5020

Email: daniel.sonntag@dfki.de, sonntag@dfki.de

  • Fahad Saeed, Western Michigan University, Michigan, USA

Phone: +1 269-387-3101

Fax: +1

Email: fahad.saeed@wmich.edu

the Conference’s organizers, or consult the Conference’s web site at URL: http://cts2014.cisedu.info or http://cisedu.us/rp/cts14.