EXTENDED DEADLINE: deadline for submissions has been extended to 30 April 2007 !!!


COSDA2007: The First International Workshop on Collaborative System Design and Applications


(In conjunction with ISDA'2007:


October 22-24, 2007

Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL



*Workshop Chairs


Joan Manuel Marquès

Open University of Catalonia

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain


Thanasis Daradoumis

Open University of Catalonia

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain



The Kaleidoscope Learning Grid SIG (, the European FP6-IST-EU project grid4all ( and the MosaicLearning project (




Collaborative systems have caused a drastic change in the way people focus work and learning, especially at a distance. P2P and grid middleware and applications have opened new interesting possibilities for collaboration and learning. P2P allowed collaborators to share their own resources, whereby grid facilitated the access to remote resources not affordable locally as well as the increase of the participants’ capacity to carry out specific tasks. Special emphasis is given to systems and applications that focus on participants that provide their own resources for the achievement of their goals. Another influencing issue concerns the analysis of both the systems performance and group interactions. The latter constitutes an important factor for group monitoring, support and performance.


This workshop aims at providing a forum for academic researchers, professionals and practitioners to exchange their experiences and their ideas about problems and solutions related to the design, development and use of groupware systems and applications. Researchers can report their ideas, models, designs and experiences on the proposed topics.





The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


·       P2P and grid-based applications for collaboration/collaborative learning

·       P2P and grid middleware for collaboration

·       P2P and grid systems performance analysis

·       Semantic grid and ontologies for collaboration/collaborative learning

·       Collaborative applications and case studies

·       Case studies and experiences in learning grid

·       Nomadic and mobile collaborative work

·       Multi-agent systems to support collaborative work

·       Monitoring and analysis of group interactions

·       Group awareness and scaffolding

·       Self-properties in collaborative systems

·       Distribution and replication of shared information




Leandro Navarro, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Catalonia, Spain

Miguel Bote, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain

Simos Retalis, University of Piraeus, Greece

Josep Jorba, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Catalonia, Spain

Pedro García, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia, Spain

Giorgos Tsekouras, University of Aegean, Mytilini, Greece

Pilar Herrero, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Santi Caballé, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Catalonia, Spain

Nicola Capuano, Centro di Ricerca in Matematica Pura ed Applicata, Salerno, Italy

Àngel Juan Pérez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Catalonia, Spain

Xavier Vilasojana, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Catalonia, Spain

Oscar Ardaiz, Pamplona, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain

Alexandra Poulovassilis, Birkbeck University of London, United Kingdom

Abelardo Pardo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Daniel Lazaro, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Catalonia, Spain

Ruby Krishnaswamy. France Telecom. France



Regular Papers, Oral Presentations and Posters.


* Instructions to Authors

The manuscripts should closely reflect the final paper as it will appear in the Proceedings, which will be maximum 6 pages in IEEE double column format. Please format your paper, as described in the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines where you can find instructions (Word,   PDF,   Postscript).


See details at main conference website




All accepted papers (presented orally or as a poster) with paid registration will be included in the Proceedings of ISDA'07. COSDA 2007 papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society.

After the conference, authors of best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers for possible inclusion in special issues of a selection of international journals.


Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper.




All papers should be submitted electronically via the Online Paper Submission System.


The format of the initial submissions can be PDF. The file of the final accepted papers should be in either Word or Latex. After uploading the paper through the conference web site, please also send a copy of the paper to <>





 Paper Submission: April 30th, 2007 (Extended)

 Notification of Acceptance: June 1st, 2007

 Final Paper Submission: June 15th, 2007


*For further inquiries please contact:


Workshop Chairs


Joan Manuel Marquès (

Open University of Catalonia

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain


Thanasis Daradoumis (

Open University of Catalonia

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain