Special Issue on Enabling Technologies for Collaboration


Collaboration is an important aspect in almost all fields of human life, and today the need for supporting collaboration is increased by the fact that we are always connected by means of different kinds of devices. In particular in the enterprise world, this need has emerged and satisfying it can lead to relevant benefits for companies. In the last years, enabling technologies have evolved to meet new and challenging requirements. The aim of this special issue is to provide a landscape of the state of the art, emerging trends, new technologies and best practices in the field of technologies that enable collaboration. The idea is to cover a broad range of fields that are related to collaboration, including both theoretical and applied perspectives.

The special issue will feature articles that concern technologies that enable collaboration considering a wide range of aspects, as specified in the following list of topics.



Areas of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Adaptive workflows, supply chains, and virtual enterprises
  • Agent architectures and infrastructures for dynamic collaboration
  • Agent-to-Human service interactions
  • Collaboration case studies, tools and applications
  • Collaboration engineering in cyber-physical systems
  • Collaborative management of autonomic properties
  • Collaborative management of NF requirements (quality, security, robustness, availability)
  • Collaborative management of virtualized cloud resources
  • Collaborative planning and decision making
  • Collaborative solutions for the diagnosis and repair of software systems
  • Collaborative technologies for ensuring autonomic properties
  • Collaborative technologies for QoS management of SOA and cloud architectures
  • Collaborative virtual business ecosystems
  • Cooperative learning and cooperative data mining algorithms
  • Data Mining techniques for collaborative working
  • Formal approaches to collaboration
  • Knowledge management for collaboration
  • Methodologies and environments for collaborative data mining
  • Methodologies, languages and tools to support agent collaboration
  • Modeling and specification of collaborative cloud services
  • Organizational and enterprise systems that leverage Web 2.0
  • Semantic approaches for collaboration
  • Semantic interoperability for SOA/BPM/SNs
  • Semantic web for collaboration
  • Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) for collaboration


Important dates:

  • Submission: September 15th, 2014
  • Author notification: October 30th 2014
  • Revised papers (for major revisions): November 30th 2014
  • Author notification (for major revisions): January 15th, 2015
  • Camera Ready papers due: February 15th, 2015
  • Publication: June, 2015



The special issue seeks original, unpublished work on technologies enabling collaboration. The authors of the best papers form WETICE 2014 will be invited to submit an extended version to this special issue.

The SCPE journal has a rigorous peer-review process and papers will be sent to at least two independent referees. Papers that do not merit publication (for any reason) can be rejected by the Special Issue Editors without further review.

Submitted papers must be formatted according to the journal's instructions, which can be found at: http://www.scpe.org/index.php/scpe/about/submissions#authorGuidelines


Special Issue Editors:

  • Prof. Marco Aiello. University of Groningen, NL
  • Prof. Federico Bergenti. Università di Parma, Italy
  • Prof. Giacomo Cabri. Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Prof. Sumitra Reddy. West Virginia University, USA
  • Prof. Ramana Reddy. West Virginia University, USA