Call for Papers

Special Session on Software Technologies for Intelligent Collaborative Systems: STIX


15th International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing: ICSTCC-2011

October 14-16, Sinaia, Romania 

                        Organizers:   Costin Badica (University of Craiova, Romania)                       

                        Mirjana Ivanovic (University of Novi Sad, Serbia)



A. The topic

Due to the rapid advancement of networking and distributed computing technologies we are facing a tremendous evolution of supporting software infrastructures for collaborative applications. Illustrative examples include business process management systems, social networks, and e-learning management systems. The aim of this special session is to contribute to the advancement of the principles and applications of software technologies for the development of collaborative systems with a focus on intelligent aspects including reasoning, semantics, learning and cognitive abilities. In particular, this session has a special interest in submissions that emphasize the application of multi-agent and intelligent technologies to the development of collaborative systems.


We welcome submissions that describe original research on advancement of software technologies for collaborative systems, including, but not limiting to:

- agent, service, workflow, wiki and (Semantic) Web technologies

- interoperability, integration, interaction and coordination

- trust, reputation and security

- intelligent user interfaces

- data, meta-data, ontology and resource management


B. Timeliness

All submissions will be reviewed according to the ICSTCC’2011 conference peer-review policy and will be published into the conference proceedings that is indexed by INSPEC. The papers should be prepared according to the ICSTCC’2011 requirements. The planned calendar is:

- April 15th, 2011 -> Extended to May 15th, 2011: Submission of extended abstracts by email to session organizers: Costin Badica, Mirjana Ivanovic

- April 30th, 2011 -> Extended to May 30th, 2011: Submission of full papers using ICSTCC’2011 submission system, as well as by email to the session organizers.

- June 15th, 2011: Final decision.

- July 15th, 2011: Camera ready and registration.

- October 14-16, 2011: Conference.


C. Potential contributors

This special session targets mainly PhD students working in the aforementioned areas. However, other submissions are welcome as well.


D. Tentative Programme Committee (subject to invitation and confirmation)

Adina Magda Florea, “Politehnica” University of Bucharest, Romania

Florin Leon, "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi, Romania

Doru Panescu, "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi, Romania

Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania

Luminita Dumitriu, "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Romania

Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania

Viorel Negru, West University of Timisoara, Romania

Maria Ganzha, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Marcin Paprzycki, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Razvan Andonie, "Transilvania” University of Brasov, Romania

Zoran Budimac, University of Novi Sad, Serbia,

Dragan Janković, University of Niš, Serbia

Remus Brad, "Lucian Blaga" University of Sibiu, Romania

Mihaela Oprea, University Petroleum-Gas of Ploiesti, Romania

Stefan-Gheorghe Pentiuc, "Stefan cel Mare" University of Suceava, Romania

Alin Stefanescu, University of Pitesti, Romania

Mihai Mocanu, University of Craiova, Romania


E. Post-conference publication

A selection of the best papers accepted and presented at STIX will be invited for possible inclusion into a Special Issue of Computer Science and Information Systems journal. Note that ComSIS journal is indexed by Science Citation Index Expanded and Scopus databases.