Workshop 14-CoVE

Third International Workshop on Collaboration and Virtual Environments


Call for Papers and Participation

As part of

The 2014 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2014)

May 19-23, 2014

The Commons Hotel

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Extended Submission Deadline: January 30, 2014


Research on and applications involving collaboration in virtual environments are constantly growing in many areas of human activity, including collaborative analysis, design, development, testing, operation, production, evaluation, education, training, simulation, research, social networking, and entertainment. Characteristic to such applications is a shared computer-generated medium (virtual world) that allows for involvement and interaction of participants that may be distributed over large geographical distances. With the ongoing rapid advances in computer technology, we anticipate that collaboration in virtual environments and related research will play an increasingly more substantial role in the landscape of computer-supported cooperative work, education, and entertainment.

The CoVE-2014 workshop on Collaboration in Virtual Environments – to be held as part of the 2014 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS-2014) – will focus on the human-computer interaction and software engineering research and design aspects of collaboration in various types of virtual worlds, for example in 2D and 3D simulations and games, or CAVE and other VR systems. Relevant new applications, case studies, and experiments are also actively sought after by the workshop. We invite original contributions on these topics from researchers in academia, research laboratories, the computer industry, and the users’ community. Our goal is to provide a dedicated refereed collaborative virtual environments (CVE) workshop and forum for exchanging ideas that fosters closer interaction among researchers from numerous relevant disciplines, including human-computer interaction, software engineering, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, computer architecture, communication networks, distributed processing, visual arts, music, multimedia creation, industrial design, education, business administration and management, information technology, cognitive science, psychology, sociology, and anthropology.

CoVE Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Human-Computer Interaction Techniques and Tools for CVEs

  • User Interface Designs for CVEs

  • Universal Accessibility in CVEs

  • Usability Testing and Evaluation of CVEs

  • Ethnography and Field Studies on CVEs

  • Software Specification, Design, and Implementation of CVEs

  • Software Engineering Processes and Tools for CVEs Development

  • CVE Architectures

  • Network Communications for Distributed CVEs

  • Database Design for CVEs

  • Agent-based CVEs

  • Adaptive and Learning CVEs

  • Graphics and Visualizations in CVEs

  • CVE for Sustainability

  • Project Management and Workflows in CVEs

  • Metrics and Measurements for CVEs

  • Hardware Devices and Hardware Integration in CVEs

  • CVEs Applications, Case Studies, and Experiments in: Industry, Business, Education, Learning, Training, Modeling and Simulation, Scientific Research, Medicine, Emergency and Crisis Management, Teleconferencing, Teledemocracy, Online Communities, Home Supervision, Games, Sports, Entertainment, and other areas.


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on the above and other topics related to collaboration in virtual environments. Submitted papers must not have been published nor simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Each submission should include a cover page with the authors' names, affiliations, mail addresses, fax and phone numbers, and email addresses. Please indicate the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages (for full papers) or 4 pages (for short papers) using the two-column IEEE format posted on the CTS-2014 website. Additional pages will be charged an additional fee. Poster papers and poster (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be accepted. Please include page numbers on the preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via the Workshop link at In the form you fill out, please indicate that the submission is for CoVE 2014 in the Notes field of the uploading form. If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the form's Notes field.

Please note that only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded using the link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, contributions, relevance, scientific contribution, and quality of presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must ensure that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.


Accepted papers will be published in the CTS-2014 Conference Proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS-2014 conference website. The intent is to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings are projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the organizers.


Extended Paper Submissions: -------------------------- January 30, 2014

Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------- February 20, 2014

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: --------- March 07, 2014

Conference Dates: --------------------------------------- May 19 - 23, 2014

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.