The Second International Workshop on Online Communications, Collaborative Systems, and Social Networks


May 13-19, 2007 - Mauritius

Technical Co-Sponsors and Logistics Supporters

This workshop is part of ICIW 2007.


Submit a Paper:

Submit a paper using the same page as the ICIW 2007 conference.

Touristic Information:

Touristic information is available from the hosting conference, ICIW 2007.

Hotels and Travel:

Hotels and travel information is available from the hosting conference page, ICIW 2007.

Call for Papers:

Online communications, collaborative systems, and social networks are the three special tracks of ONLINE 2007 workshop. On-line communications frameworks and mechanisms allow distribute the workload, share business process, and handle complex partner profiles. This requires protocols supporting interactivity and real-time metrics.

Collaborative systems based on online communications support collaborative groups and are based on the theory and formalisms for group interactions. Group synergy in cooperative networks includes online gambling, gaming, and children groups, and at a larger scale, B2B and B2P cooperation.

Collaborative systems allow social networks to exist; within groups and between groups there are problems of privacy, identity, anonymity, trust, and confidentiality. Additionally, conflict, delegation, group selection, and communications costs in collaborative groups have to be monitored and managed.

Building online social networks requires mechanism on popularity context, persuasion, as well as technologies, techniques, and platforms to support all these paradigms.

We solicit research and industrial contributions on the topics mentioned above, but not limited to them. The ONLINE 2007 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services and posted on IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

TOPICS OF SPECIAL INTEREST (but not limited to)

Theory, frameworks, mechanisms, and tools for online communication
Methodologies and languages for on-line communications
Web services and XML use for online communications
Tools for assessing online work, distributed workload
Shared business processes
Collaborative groups and systems
Theory and formalisms of group interactions
Group synergy in cooperative networks
Online gambling, gaming, children groups
Identity features, risks, jurisdiction for online communications
Specifics emergency and e-coaching on online communications
B2B and B2E cooperation
Privacy, identify, security on online communications
Individual anonymity, group trust, and confidentiality on online groups
Conflict, delegation, group selection
Community costs in collaborative groups 
Building online social networks with popularity contexts, persuasion, etc.
Technology support for collaborative systems
Techniques, mechanisms, and platforms for remote cooperation


The ONLINE 2007 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services and on-line via IEEE XPlore Digital Library. IEEE will index the papers with major indexes.

Important dates:

Submission deadline December 1, 2006 December 12, 2006
Notification January 15, 2007 January 19, 2007
Registration and Camera ready February 5, 2007 February 8, 2007

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via the EDAS system.

The files should be sent via

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format), not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the IEEE CS Press an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will be published in the conference’s CD collection, together with the regular papers. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can be for half or full day tutorials. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals:

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies.

For more information,

Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to .


TPC Members:

Deapesh Misra, Verisign Inc., USA

Kamel Barkaoui, CNAM, France
Jalel Ben-Othman, Université de Versailles, France
Azzedine Boukerche, University of Ottawa, Canada
Abdelnacer Chebira, University of Paris XII - Val de Marne, LISSI/SCTIC, France
Francesco Chiti, Università di Firenze, Italy
Jean-Pierre Courtiat, LAAS, France
Vladan Devedzic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Joanne Dréo, University of Paris XII - Val de Marne, France
Mario Marques Freire, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Michael Fowle, University of Edinburgh, UK
Fayez Gargouri, ISIN - Sfax, Tunisia
Mustapha Guezzouri, University Es-Senia, Algeria
Eric Ho, University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Said Hoceini, IUT Créteil-Vitry, LISSI/SCTIC, France
Rachid El Abdouni Khayari, University of The Armed Forces, Germany
Moon Ho Lee, Choonbunk National university, Korea
Thomas Noel, University of Strasbourg, France
Lisa Maccari, Università di Firenze, Italy
Zoubir Mammeri, IRIT - Université Paul Sabatier, France
Cecilia Mascolo, University College London, UK
Abdelhamid Mellouk, University of Paris XII - Val de Marne, France
Deapesh Misra, Verisign Inc., USA
Mohamed Ould-Khaoua, University of Glasgow, UK
Siarry Patrick, University of Paris XII - Val de Marne, LISSI, France
Eric Rondeau, Université Henri Poincaré - CRAN, France
Abdenour Sehad, CDTA, Algeria
Satish Narayana Srirama, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Vladimir Tosic, Lakehead University, Canada
Vladimir Uskov, Bradley University, USA
Raymond Wong, University of New South Wales / Green Pea Software Pty / NICTA, Australia
Quanshi Xia, Imperial College, UK
Amirat Yacine, University of Paris XII - Val de Marne, France
Zhe Yang, Soochow University, China


Tutorials are available from the hosting conference page, ICIW 2007.

Preliminary Program:

Preliminary program is available from the hosting conference page, ICIW 2007.

Manuscript Preparation:

Manuscript preparation is available from the hosting conference page, ICIW 2007.

Registration Form:

Registration form is available from the hosting conference page, ICIW 2007.


Statistics are available from the hosting conference page, ICIW 2007.


Photos are available from the hosting conference page, ICIW 2007.


Awards are available from the hosting conference page, ICIW 2007


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