[AG-TECH] WACE 2004 Call

Michael E. Papka papka at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Jun 16 14:48:12 CDT 2004

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WACE 2004
Friday, September 24, 2004, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France

This workshop will address research, technological, and social issues 
of developing persistent collaboration infrastructure to address the 
needs of emerging communities. Examples of such communities include the 

•	Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
•	Nanoscience and Molecular Technology
•	Wide Area Environmental Sensing
•	Biomedical Imaging and Simulation
•	Education, Humanities and Technology
•	Unique One-of-a-Kind Facilities

The goal of the workshop is to provide an open technical forum to 
promote the discussion of high-end, high-value solutions to the problem 
of supporting distributed collaboration. Baseline assumptions about the 
evolution of future computing technologies (e.g., networking, 
computing, storage, and displays) useful for collaboration environments 
should be taken into account in developing position papers. The 
workshop intends to look at future-generation systems. The following 
are examples of future infrastructure predictions likely to affect 
collaboration systems:

•	Network bandwidth – gigabits/s to terabits/s
•	Display – desktop monitors to room-oriented systems
•	Computing – gigaflops to teraflops PCs
•	Mobile devices – PDAs to personal information accessories
•	Storage – gigabytes to personal terabytes
•	Ubiquitous grid software environments

Position papers are being solicited on topics including but not limited 

•	Requirements for emerging collaborative communities
•	Roadmaps for development of high-end collaborative technologies
•	High-end, high-value solutions for scientific communities
•	Modes of evaluating high-end collaborative technologies
•	What is beyond VR, video, audio, and text?
•	Use of collaboration technologies in the humanities
•	Removal of barriers to more rapid adoption of high-end technologies
•	Software environments for advanced collaboration environments

Overall registration for the workshop will be limited to 75 

Submission deadline: 
July 15, 2004
Notification of acceptance: 
August 1, 2004
Final manuscript due:
August 15, 2004 

Please submit extended abstracts (2 pages maximum)
Electronic submissions are strongly preferred, but hardcopy submissions 
will be accepted.
Any questions concerning hardcopy submission or any other issues may be 
directed to wace at mcs.anl.gov

To stay up-to-date on WACE see http://www.mcs.anl.gov/wace, send 
questions to wace at mcs.anl.gov

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