Call For Papers

Special Session on “Distributed Information and Applied Collaborative Technologies”

in conjunction with:

The Third International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies (ICADIWT 2010)

July 12-14, 2010

Goal and Scope

The ICADIWT 2010 Special Session on “Distributed Information and Applied Collaborative Technologies” is dedicated to the timely publication of research works that are related to the theory and application of distributed information and collaborative technologies and their wider applications in the information web society. The conference pays particular attention to the ‘wider’ dimension as a means to diversify it and broaden the applicability and scope of the current body of knowledge in the area of applied collaborative and distributed technologies.

Web technologies as an enabling tool for the utilization of distributed information have challenged and revolutionized the application of past collaborative theories and practices. In particular, there has been a major shift from single-oriented standalone applications to service-oriented and flexible multi-purpose tools for supporting collaboration in various organizational settings. These include but not limited to developments related to grid and cloud computing, next generation technologies and Web 2.0, data centres and data mashups. 

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Enabling Distributed Technologies

Internet and Web technologies

Web Services and multi-agents

Concurrency and synchronization

Ubiquitous computing

Pervasive computing

Evolutionary Distributed Technologies

P2P, Grid and Cloud computing

Web 2.0 and Next Generation Technologies

Data Management and Interoperability

Semantics, ontologies and metadata

Data representation and discovery

Workflow and data integration

Collaborative Technologies and Applications

Social networks and collective intelligence

Massively distributed collaboration

Autonomic computing and ad-hoc networks

Collaborative working environments

Data centers and mashups Implications

Accessibility and user interfaces

Privacy, identity management and quality of service

Security and trust dynamics


Authors are invited to submit high-quality research papers describing original unpublished research and recent developments in the topics related to the special session. The authors should not submit their work simultaneously to other conference/workshop or journal. Papers selected after peer review will be included in the conference proceedings and presented orally at the conference.

Authors should format the papers according to the IEEE template. Please visit the following link for author’s guidelines.
The paper should not exceed more than 6 pages in IEEE format.

Please submit your paper directly to the special session chair, Dr Nik Bessis at:


All contributions will be peer reviewed and will be judged on their quality and relevance. The accepted papers will be published in Conference proceedings of ICADIWT 2010 by IEEE Computer Society Press. One of the author’s of the accepted paper must register to the conference and should present the paper in conference. Best papers from this special session will be considered for publication as extended versions in the International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST).

Important Dates

Submission Date

March 15, 2010

Notification of acceptance

April 30, 2010

Camera Ready submission

May 28, 2010


June 13, 2010

Conference date

July 12-14, 2010

Program Committee Chair

Dr Nik Bessis
Principal Lecturer (Associate Professor)
Department of Computer Science and Technology
University of Bedfordshire, UK
Tel.: 0044 (0) 1582 743476

International Program Committee (pending)

Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Athanasios Loukopoulos, TEI of Lamia, Greece
Dimosthenis Kyriazis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Ejaz Ahmed, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Eleana Asimakopoulou, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Elena Mugellini, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (Fribourg)
Ensar Gul, Marmara University, Turkey
Ercan Oztemel, Marmara University, Turkey
Haciali Mantar, Gebze Institute of High Technologies, Turkey
Issam W. Damaj, American University of Kuwait, Kuwait
Jameela Al-Jaroodi, United Arab Emirates University, Arab Emirates
Lu Liu, Middlesex University, UK
Maozhen Li, Brunel University, UK
Mehmet Aydin, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Michael Vassilakopoulos, University of Central Greece, Greece
Muhammad Sarfraz, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Muharrem Dugenci, Karabuk University, Turkey
Nikos Karacapilidis, University of Patras, Greece
Omar Abou Khaled, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (Fribourg)
Osman Kandara, Southern University and A&M College, USA
Panayotis Petratos, California State University - Stanislaus, USA
Peter Norrington, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Seref Sagiroglu, Gazi University, Turkey
Stelios Sotiriadis, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Tim French, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Ye Huang, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Zaigham Mahmood, University of derby, UK

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