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EAI CollaborateCom 2021 will be held as a fully-fledged online conference with an on-site possibility.
In 2020, EAI successfully launched an online conference format to ensure the safety, comfort and quality of experience for attendees and a successful course of the events, all while retaining fully live interaction, publication and indexing. Due to the unrelenting global pandemic, this will also be the case in 2021.
Although we will miss having everyone meet and connect in person, we feel strongly that knowledge exchange must continue, if not more so. That is why we have equipped our online conferences with live viewing with chat, virtual Q&A, and a multitude of other measures to provide you with a great experience. Learn more about EAI’s online conferences.
If the situation allows it, the event will take place in its original location with an option to present remotely. In any case, all matters related to publication and indexing will remain unchanged.

Scope

Throughout the year 2020, people around the world have witnessed the spreading of Covid-19 pandemic and the life losses at every corner of the world. The pandemic has changed the way people work, live and socialize with friends and family members. In order to support the change, new technologies and facilities are required to facilities people’s need, including how collaborative computing is designed and implemented. The theme of this year’s conference is “Collaboration for the Changing World”. New technologies, particularly non-contact communication, networking and worksharing technologies are encouraged to be investigated and disseminated in the academic and industry sectors. This would allow the professionals and industry to provide new solutions to support the medical care, smart manufacturing, intelligent logistics, legally sharing of data, and wisely use of unmanned vehicles to deliver the services to the points of needs.

The 17th International Conference on Collaborative Computing (CollaborateCom 2021) will be held in Suzhou, China, and 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.

Suzhou is famous for her artistic design of gardens and an international hub of intelligent manufacturing. She is ranked one of the top ten cities in the world leading the way to Industry 4.0. Suzhou is also a historical city in China with 2500 years history. It is called the paradise city of China, along with Hangzhou. It is the host of dozens of higher education institutions. It is a city with collaboration opportunities and plenty of resources for individual and family leisure.

Welcome to CollaborateCom 2021! Welcome to Suzhou!

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Topics

General Track

  • Architectures, protocols, and enabling technologies for collaborative computing networks and systems
  • Collaboration in social media
  • Collaborative e-education, e-learning, and collaborative computing in large scale digital libraries
  • Collaborative information seeking
  • Collaborative mobile networks and infrastructures
  • Collaborative technologies for fast creation and deployment of new mobile services
  • Collaborative, context-aware infrastructure
  • Computer supported collaborative work with distributed systems
  • Energy management for collaborative networks
  • Methodologies and tools for design and analysis of collaborative user applications
  • Models and mechanisms for real-time collaboration
  • Peer-to-peer and overlay 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 foundations and algorithms for collaborative networks, applications, and worksharing
  • Tools for collaborative decision making processes
  • Visualization techniques, interaction devices and visual languages for collaborative networks and applications

Track 1: Internet of Things (IoT) and collaboration

  • Collaboration in pervasive and cloud computing environments
  • Collaborative sensor networks, unmanned air and ground vehicle networks and applications
  • Collaborative, location-aware mobile systems/applications
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Collaboration in health-care environments
  • Participatory sensing, crowdsourcing, and citizen science

Track 2: Collaborative Robotics and Autonomous Systems

  • Agri-robotics
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Chronorobotics and long-term autonomy
  • Control systems
  • Human-robot Interaction
  • Machine intelligence
  • Mechatronics
  • Medical Robotics
  • Mobile Robots
  • Multi-robot Systems
  • Robot Ethics
  • Social and Service Robotics
  • Swarms Robotics
  • System autonomy
  • Unmanned Systems

Track 3: Collaboration with artificial intelligence

  • Autonomic computing and quality of services in collaborative networks, systems, and applications
  • Group-driven composition of systems from components
  • Human-centric ubiquitous collaboration
  • Human-robot collaboration
  • Multi-agent technology and software technologies for collaborative networking and applications

Publication

All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library: CollaborateCom Conference Proceedings.

CollaborateCom proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, such as Web of Science, EI Engineering Index (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, EU Digital Library, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, Zentralblatt MATH.

Authors of selected best accepted and presented papers will be invited to submit an extended version to:

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:

Additional publication opportunities:

Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

All conference papers undergo a thorough peer review process prior to the final decision and publication. This process is facilitated by experts in the Technical Program Committee during a dedicated conference period. Standard peer review is enhanced by EAI Community Review which allows EAI members to bid to review specific papers. All review assignments are ultimately decided by the responsible Technical Program Committee Members while the Technical Program Committee Chair is responsible for the final acceptance selection. You can learn more about Community Review here.

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