SS02-CICS 2015

Special Session on Collective Intelligence, Crowd Sourcing, and Collaboration

(CICS 2015)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of

The 2015 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2015)

June 01-05, 2015

The Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Extended Submission Deadline: February 23, 2015

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


This special session will serve as a forum to present and discuss collective intelligence and their applications in areas such as Group Decision Making, Consensus building, Knowledge Discovery and Integration, Semantic Web, Social Networks and Multi-Agent Systems for Collaboration. It will also provide a forum for discussion, debate, and collaboration that focuses on ideas, trends, techniques, and recent advances in crowd sourcing and sensing.

We invite original research contributions that advance the state of the art as well as position papers that pose a new direction or present a controversial point of view on these subjects and related fields.

The CICS topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Agent Theory and Application for Crowdsourcing and Collective Intelligence

  • Automated Reasoning

  • Cognitive Modeling of Agent Systems

  • Collective Intelligence Foundations and Applications

  • Collective Awareness

  • Computational Intelligence

  • Cooperative Systems and Control

  • Crowdsensing Data Sets Handling, Processing and Visualization

  • Crowdsensing Data Quality of Information

  • Crowdsourcing, Smartsourcing, Crowdmapping

  • Crowdsourcing in the Cloud

  • Crowdsourcing and Gaming

  • Crowdsourcing for Recommender Systems

  • Crowdsourcing Pattern Recognition

  • Crowdsourcing Techniques for Multimedia

  • Data Mining for Social Networks

  • Distributed Intelligence

  • Enterprise Crowdsourcing

  • Evolutionary Computing

  • Fuzzy Systems and Information

  • Geographic Information Science (GIS)

  • Incentive Mechanisms for Human Participation

  • Information Retrieval and Integration

  • Information Hiding

  • Intelligent Architectures

  • Intelligent Applications

  • Intelligent Buildings

  • Intelligent Control

  • Intelligent e-Learning/Tutoring

  • Intelligent Networks

  • Intelligent Transportation Systems

  • Knowledge Representation

  • Knowledge-Based Systems

  • Logic in Intelligence

  • Machine Learning

  • Mobile Intelligence

  • Natural Language Processing

  • Optimization and Swarm Intelligence

  • Privacy and Crowdsourcing

  • Probabilistic and Uncertain Reasoning

  • Semantic Web and Collective Intelligence

  • Smart Sensor Networks in Crowdsourcing

  • Soft Computing for Collective Intelligence

  • Social Media in Collective Intelligence Systems

  • Social Networks and Crowdsourcing

  • Social-network Analysis for Crowdsourcing

  • Social Coordination in Crowdsourcing

  • Social Sensing in Crowdsourcing

  • Trust Models for Collective Intelligence and Crowdsourcing

  • Web Intelligence and Interaction


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Collective Intelligence, Crowd Sourcing and Collaboration. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for the posters submission details) will also be accepted for submission. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via the Workshop link at In the form you fill out, please indicate that the submission is for CICS 2015 in the Comments field of the uploading form. If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the form's Comments field.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must ensure that their papers will be registered and presented at the conference.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2015 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the special session, please contact the organizers.


Extended Paper Submission Deadline ------------- February 23, 2015

Notification of Acceptance -------------------------- March 09, 2015

Registration & Camera-Ready Paper Due --------- March 25, 2015

Conference Dates: ------------------------------------ June 01-05, 2015

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.