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International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise
International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise


Special Issue on: "Collaborative Technologies and Applications"

Guest Editor: Dr. Athina Lazakidou, University of Peloponnese, Greece

Collaboration has become more important to global organizations as they handle the increasing dispersal of their activities across space, time, and organizational boundaries. How to get dispersed teams of knowledge workers and decision-makers to work together in more efficient and effective ways has driven organizational adoption and use of collaborative technologies.

Collaborative systems support networks of spatially dispersed actors (either humans or not) that play different roles and cooperate to achieve common goals, which are usually non-technological goals. On the other hand, collaboration is obviously enabled by the several technological building blocks that contribute to set up a collaborative system.

Traditionally, most of the efforts in the context of collaborative systems have mainly addressed technology issues, while collaboration issues have been dealt with to a very limited extent, more as a side effect of an innovative technology rather than as a driver that brings technology closer to people and organizational needs.

This special issue fosters innovative research contributions addressing collaborative systems that help to create the right conditions for effective cooperation and coordination, thereby boosting factors like productivity, innovation and creativity. It will include invited papers from experts from academia, industry, and government as well as contributed papers describing original work on the current state of research in collaborative technologies, collaborative systems and all related issues.

The issue aims at presenting the state-of-the-art and future of collaborative technologies and systems. Another aim is discussion of the emergence of integrated collaborative environments, as well as other issues and trends that are influencing the collaboration marketplace.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Collaboration enabling technologies
  • Architectures and design of collaborative systems
  • Collaboration technologies in industry and businesses
  • Collaborative technologies in learning environments
  • E-transaction systems
  • Distributed collaborative sensor networks
  • Multi-agent systems and collaborative technologies
  • Agent communication, languages and protocols
  • Agent models and architectures
  • Multi-agent coordination and cooperation
  • Collaborative human-centered systems
  • Mobile and wireless collaboration systems

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Initial submissions due: 20 August, 2010

Notification of review results: 20 September, 2010

Camera-ready submissions due: 20 October, 2010