Collaborative Computing

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With the recent advances in computing and information technologies, we are seeing unprecedented opportunities for increased electronic collaborations among individuals and distributed teams of humans, computer systems/applications, robots, and/or a highly heterogeneous set of computing devices. Computing technologies have continued to evolve from standalone tools, to open systems and from general purpose tools to specialized collaboration grids, clouds and infrastructures that facilitate intensive collaboration in multi-organizational settings, as well as in the context of global scale social interactions and worksharing. Such collaborations are enabling large and globally dispersed organizations to achieve a much higher level of productivity and jointly produce innovative and powerful products that would be impossible to develop without the contributions of multiple collaborators. Novel collaboration solutions that fully realize the promises of electronic collaboration, and pushes the limits of human endeavor, productivity and discovery require innovations and advancements in broad areas of computing including networking, systems, applications and even big data, user interfaces and interaction paradigms, as well as seamless interoperation among system, network and application-specific components and tools.
The goal of this journal is to serve as a premier international venue for publishing innovative and cutting edge research results in theory as well as applied systems, applications and networking areas that enable intensive and efficient collaboration across and among networked cloud computing platforms, cyber-physical and social systems and applications, individuals as well as enterprises. Sample topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Architectures, protocols, and enabling technologies for collaborative networks, systems and applications
- Sustainable green computing, quality of services, and energy management in collaborative networks, systems, and applications
- Collaboration and interaction techniques in cloud computing, datacenters, pervasive, context-aware, social networking, peer-to-peer (P2P), and cyber-physical/Internet-of-things environments
- Collaborative multimedia systems/applications, mobile-cloud computing (MCC) systems/applications, crowdsourcing systems/applications, large-scale Internet content distribution systems/applications
- BigData and databases in collaborative environments/systems
- Collaboration in e-health, e-learning, e-government, and digital libraries
- Collaborative network infrastructures such as software defined networks (SDN), body area networks, wireless sensor networks, VANETS, mobile networks, etc.
- Security, privacy, resiliency/survivability and trust management in collaborative networks, systems, and applications
- Theoretical foundations and algorithms for collaborative networks, applications, and worksharing
- Measurement, simulation, performance evaluation, implementation, experiments, and case studies of collaborative environments
- Collaborative web services technologies, economy and business models, workflows, and service-oriented systems and architectures
- Models and mechanisms for real-time and large scale collaboration, information sharing and worksharing
- Human-robot collaboration, etc.


Fangming Liu, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China

Fangming Liu is a Full Professor in the School of Computer Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. Prof. Liu is selected into National Youth Top Talent Support Program of National High-level Personnel of Special Support Program (The “Thousands-of-Talents Scheme”) issued by Central Organization Department of CPC, and he is named the CHUTIAN Scholar of Hubei Province, China. He is one of the Youth Scientists of the National 973 Basic Research Program Project on Software-defined Networking (SDN)-based Cloud Datacenter Networks, which is one of the largest SDN projects in China. From 2012-2013, he has been invited as a StarTrack Visiting Young Faculty in Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA), Beijing.

Prof. Liu received the B.Eng. degree from the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, and the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong. From 2009 to 2010, he was a visiting scholar at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada.

His research interests include Cloud Computing and Data Center, Green Sustainable Computing and Communications, Mobile Cloud, SDN and Virtualization, Internet Content Distribution and Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Systems. He has published a series of high-quality papers at prestigious journals and highly selective conferences, including Proceedings of the IEEE, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas on Communications (JSAC), IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Computers, ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware, INFOCOM, ICDCS, ICNP, ACM NOSSDAV, e-Energy, SIGMETRICS, etc. Many of these works have influenced follow-up works in the related fields. He received ACM Wuhan Rising Star Award, and is a co-recipient of two Best Paper Awards from IEEE GLOBECOM 2011 (Global Communications Conference, Exhibition, and Industry Forum) and IEEE IUCC 2012 (11th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications), respectively. In particular, several key algorithms and system prototypes developed by Prof. Liu and his team have been deployed in real-world production systems, which have been practically used by a large scale of Internet users.

He is a member of IEEE and ACM, as well as a member of the China Computer Federation (CCF) Internet Technical Committee, System Software Technical Committee, Open Systems Technical Committee, and CCF YOCSEF Wuhan Vice Chair. He was a Guest Editor for the IEEE Network Magazine and IEEE Systems Journal, an Associate Editor for the Frontiers of Computer Science. He was the Program Chair of the 9th International Conference on Green, Pervasive and Cloud Computing (GPC 2014), the 11th EAI International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing (CollaborateCom 2015), and the 14th National Software Application Conference (NASAC 2015). He also served as the Technical Program Committee (TPC) for the ACM Multimedia 2014, IEEE INFOCOM 2013-2016, ICNP 2014, ICDCS 2015, GLOBECOM 2012-2015.


Jiangchuan Liu, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Jiangchuan Liu (S'01-M'03-SM'08) is a Full Professor in the School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada, and an NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellow. He is an EMC- Endowed Visiting Chair Professor of Tsinghua University, Beijing,  China (2013-2016). From 2003 to 2004, he was an Assistant Professor  at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

He received the BEng degree (cum laude) from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1999, and the PhD degree from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2003, both in computer science. He is a co-recipient of the inaugural Test of Time Paper  Award of IEEE INFOCOM (2015), ACM TOMCCAP Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award (2013), ACM Multimedia Best Paper Award (2012),  IEEE Globecom Best Paper Award (2011), and IEEE Communications Society Best Paper Award on Multimedia Communications (2009).

His students received the Best Student Paper Award of IEEE/ACM IWQoS twice (2008  and 2012).   His research interests include multimedia systems and networks, cloud computing, social networking, online gaming, big data computing, wireless sensor networks, and peer-to-peer and overlay networks. He has served on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions  on Big Data, Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Communications Surveys  and Tutorials, IEEE Access, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Elsevier Computer Communications, and Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing.

Editorial Board

Andreas Petlund, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway

Aiman Mahmood M M Erbad, Qatar University, Qatar

Ali Nazari Shirehjini, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Cong Wang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Dewan T. Ahmed, U of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

Dimitrios Koutsonikolas, University at Buffalo, USA

Edith Ngai, Uppsala University, Sweden

Kui Wu, University of Victoria, Canada

Robert Birke, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory

Razib Iqbal, Missouri State U, USA

Shervin Shirmohammadi, University of Ottawa, Canada

Song Guo, University of Aizu, Japan

Urtzi Ayesta, LAAS-CNRS & Ikerbasque-Univ. Basque Country


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